아는 남자 Acquainted Guy – 신화 Shinhwa Guitar Tab

아는 남자 (romanised: Aneun Namja; translated: Acquainted Guy). This is possibly my favourite song on Shinhwa’s 11th album, THE CLASSIC.

So understated in the music arrangement with just a steady drum beat and melody accompaniment. And the structure of the song provides a nice balance between the vocal and the rap parts. Beautiful vocal performance from the vocalists as well.

On a side note: I was moving back and forth among a few English translations of the song title, for the phrase in Korean can mean “the guy that I know (about)”, “the guy that you know”, and finally, I settled on the neutral “acquainted guy”. Ah, the ambiguity of the Korean language.

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Listen to the song:

Here’s the English translation of the song lyrics:

Acquainted Guy

But I don’t care, I don’t care
I won’t back down because of that guy next to you
Only you, just like this, don’t let me go
Baby don’t let me go, I won’t give you up

The moment I saw you, I fell for you
The moment I ran into you at the cafe, I went blank

I couldn’t tell my friends, I didn’t tell them
That she already has a man

There’s another guy next to you, someone who isn’t me
You will probably tell him you love him
I close my eyes, I believe in the moment, I make a wish, this night is long
But you look elsewhere – when I looked at you, you have already taken me from myself
The owner of my heart is you but I know I shouldn’t do this

But I don’t care, I don’t care
I won’t back down because of that guy next to you
Only you, just like this, don’t let me go
Baby don’t let me go, I won’t give you up

Even when I’m in bed, even when I shower, thoughts of you are still so clear
It’s okay if they curse at me, if I can have you, if I can steal you, I can do anything

Yes I know, I may seem like a bad guy
I know that I’ll be punished for my actions but
Look back at me, let go of his hand, hurry and leave him
Yes, I’m crazy, I’m completely insane
I know that you can feel the same way as I do
The place where you need to be is right next to me
Even though you got a boyfriend I don’t care

You are shaken up by me too, your eyes tell me, oh lady
I can’t stop this anymore, I can’t go on without you
I don’t wanna cry

I don’t wanna cry, I really want you
I know it’s a sin, I know I shouldn’t do this
Without you

Without you, can’t let you go, baby can’t let you go
I want to have your heart now

I don’t wanna see you with another man
I don’t want to just watch over you anymore
I want you more and more
I won’t hesitate anymore, let me take your hand
Baby be my girlfriend (I want you)
Let me be your new man (I need you)
He doesn’t suit you
You don’t really love him either

Source: pop!gasa

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