.. 그래도 계속 지켜볼 겁니다~ ♪♬

That Office

No matter how I try, it seems inevitable that I have to post Hyun Bin’s “That Man” here. Here’s another parody, by 토이님, that had me laughing to tears. Hope you find it as hilarious translated into English.

Source: http://blog.naver.com/sk0279?Redirect=Log&logNo=10100730560

The Korean version first:

This parody is specially dedicated to all office workers out there. ^_^

First, the original song.

Hmm..

The original lyrics on the left (in grey), and the parody on the right (in orange), how’s that?

한 남자가 그대를 사랑합니다 그 남자는 열심히 사랑합니다

There’s a man loving you. That man is trying his best loving you.

There’s an office tonight that’s working overtime. That office is trying it’s best just working.

매일 그림자처럼 그대를 따라다니며 그 남자는 웃으며 울고있어요

Everyday like a shadow, he follows you. That man smiles, and is crying now.

Everyday like a shadow, it follows you.  That office is having a meeting now.

 

얼마나 얼마나 더 너를 이렇게 바라만 보며 혼자

How much, oh how much more, does he, have to gaze at you, like this, alone

How much, oh how much more, do we, have to work so hard, like this, everyday

이 바람같은 사랑 이 거지같은 사랑 계속해야 니가 나를 사랑 하겠니~ 아~~~

This love, like a wind; this love, pathetic like a beggar; must we continue this way in order for you to love me~ aah~~~

This OT, like a wind; this proposal, pathetic like a beggar; must we continue this way in order for you to give me my salary~ aah~~~

 

조금만 가까이 와 조금만 한발 다가가면 두 발 도망가는

Just a little bit closer, come, a little bit; but for every one step forward, there will be two steps looking for an escape

Just a little bit earlier, let’s go, a little bit; but for every day we leave right on the dot, there will be two nights of overtime

널 사랑하는 난 지금도 옆에 있어 그 남잔 웁니다

Me, who loves you, who’s also by your side right now, that man, is crying

Me, who is forever working, who’s also very tired right now, that’s why, I’m dozing off

 

그 남자는 성격이 소심합니다 그래서 웃는 법을 배웠답니다

That man has a timid character. That’s why he has to learn ways of smiling.

That office is an extremely dreary place. That’s why I have to keep my online messenger on.

친한 친구에게도 못하는 얘기가 많은 그 남자의 마음은 상처투성이

Even to close friends, there’s so much that I cannot say; that man’s heart, is covered with wounds

Even to close friends, there’s so much that I cannot say; the office’s days, covers me with work

 

그래서 그 남자는 그댈 널 사랑 했데요 똑같아서

That’s why that man, he still loved you, always the same

That’s why that office, it still makes me work everyday, to earn money

또 하나같은 바보 또 하나같은 바보 한번 나를 안아주고 가면 안되요? 오~~

Yet another similar fool, yet another similar fool, can’t you just give me a hug before you go? Woah~~

Yet another meaningless meeting, yet another meaningless hwishik (office meal gathering), for goodness sake can’t you let me take my annual vacation and rest before I return? Woah~~

 

난 사랑받고 싶어 그대여 매일 속으로만 가슴 속으로만 소리를 지르며

I want to receive love, from dearest you; everyday inside me, from inside my heart I scream

I want to receive love, from dearest office; everyday inside me, from inside my heart I scream

그 남자는 오늘도 그 옆에 있데요~ 오오오~~~

That man, today too, he will be by your side~ woah-oh~~~

That office, today too, it will be grilling me~ woah-oh~~~

 

그 남자가 나라는 걸 아나요 알면서도 이러는 건 아니죠

Do you know that man is me? If you do know, you shouldn’t be like this right?

Do you know that office is just over there? If you do know, you can’t just go home like this right?

모를꺼야 그댄 바보니까

You wouldn’t know, because you are a fool

Because this month, the internal reviews will be out

 

얼마나 얼마나 더 너를 이렇게 바라만 보며 혼자

How much, oh how much more, does he, have to gaze at you, like this, alone

How much, oh how much more, do we, have to work so hard, like this, everyday

이 바보같은 사랑 이 거지같은 사랑 계속해야 니가 나를 사랑 하겠니~ 아~~~

This love, like a fool; this love, pathetic like a beggar; must we continue this way in order for you to love me~ aah~~~

This OT, like a fool; this proposal, pathetic like a beggar; must we continue this way in order for you to give me my salary~ aah~~~

조금만 가까이 와 조금만 한발 다가가면 두 발 도망가는

Just a little bit closer, come, a little bit; but for every one step forward, there will be two steps looking for an escape

Just a little bit earlier, let’s go, a little bit; but for every day we leave right on the dot, there will be two nights of overtime

널 사랑하는 난 지금도 옆에 있어 그 남잔 웁니다

Me, who loves you, who’s also by your side right now, that man, is crying

Me, who is forever working, who’s also very tired right now, that’s why, I’m dozing off

 

6 responses

  1. rainee

    OMG LOLOLOL I can’t stop laughing.. it’s so funny..! I feel like singing it too when meetings come :PPPP

    2011/01/11 at 3:58 pm

    • shyangz

      yeah when you mentioned singing… i realized some parts of the english lyrics actually have the same number of syllables as the korean ones… it’s even funnier if you try singing it in english… oh my tummy~~~ >.<

      2011/01/11 at 4:19 pm

  2. anna

    ROFL so much!
    OMG that’s so true… between work and SeGa, I have no life. SG has totally wrecked my social life!

    2011/01/11 at 5:09 pm

  3. maeumi

    I am gonna change this into “That Medical School’.. lols!!

    2011/01/11 at 6:41 pm

  4. apdy

    LOL!

    Yea, that office! Word.

    2011/01/12 at 1:08 am

  5. nhyn

    lols i remember my host sister always came home later every day, sometimes it’s overtime, sometimes it’s going out drinking with her boss and colleagues. i was like, you’re gonna be an alcoholic like that, can’t you not go? she was like, uh, it’s part of the job. im telling you, japan and korea have the weirdest office culture!

    2011/01/12 at 10:22 pm

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