12월의 기적 Miracles in December / 十二月的奇迹 – EXO Guitar Tab

This would have been a post for the last day of 2013, but it was quite a challenge to figure out some parts of the song. So here it is, the first post of 2014: 12월의 기적 (romanised: Shibiwol-ui Gijeok; translated: Miracles in December), or 十二月的奇迹 (Chinese version), from the second EP and special winter album of Korean group EXO.

In a departure from the usual Kpop dance song, EXO returned with a ballad by the main vocalists in the group, presenting the song as EXO rather than their sub-groups of EXO-K and EXO-M.

Beautiful melody and lyrics. Interesting song structure too – I didn’t know how to classify this one part of the song (sung after the second chorus but was not in the first chorus) after identifying the verses, chorus and bridge, but I figured it could be considered an extension of the chorus.

I really wanted to be as accurate as possible with the chords, and spent a lot of time listening to the song. I should have got about 95%, if not 100%, of the song. Let me know if there is any part that needs correction. Update, 4 January 2014: I corrected two chords in the chorus part of the song after listening to it for the 408th (erm, maybe fewer) times.

[Intermission] Before I end this post: Have a great 2014, everyone! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

First up, the Korean version sung by EXO-K’s Baekhyun and DO, and EXO-M’s Chen.

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Listen to the song:

In the Chinese version of the song, EXO-M’s Luhan replaces EXO-K’s DO. I must add, I’m pretty impressed with Baekhyun’s Chinese pronunciation.

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Listen to the song:

Here’s the English translation of the Korean lyrics:

Miracles in December

I try to find you, whom I can’t see
I try to hear you, whom I can’t hear
Then I started to see things I couldn’t see, hear things I couldn’t hear
Because after you left, I received a power I didn’t have before

The selfish me, who always knew only myself
The heartless me, who didn’t even know your heart
Even I can’t believe that I changed like this
Your love keeps moving me

Just by thinking about it, I can fill the world up with you
Because every snowflake is your tear drop
The one thing I can’t do is bring you to me
I wish I didn’t have this useless power anymore

The selfish me, who always only knew myself
The heartless me, who didn’t even know your heart
Even I can’t believe that I changed like this
Your love keeps moving me

I stop time and go back to you
I open your page in my book of memories
I am there inside, I am with you

A very small and weak person, your love
Has changed everything, all of my life, all of the world

I didn’t know how thankful your love was
I thought it would stop once it ended
But every day, I’m fixing myself to want you
I think my love will endlessly continue

I stop time (oh now I will) and go back to you
Again today, I open your page in my book of memories
I am there inside, inside that winter

I try to find you, whom I can’t see
I try to hear you, whom I can’t hear

Source: pop!gasa (with slight modifications by me)

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3 thoughts on “12월의 기적 Miracles in December / 十二月的奇迹 – EXO Guitar Tab

    • Hi Zixing,

      Since Miracles in December is a ballad, I’d suggest plucking the song. You can do: B-3-2-3-1-3-2-3 (where B represents the bass and the numbers represent the string numbers).

      To keep it simple, for Lucky and Peter Pan, you can do: D-DU-UDU.

      These are just general plucking/strumming patterns; you can vary the plucking/strumming within the song.

      Just play whatever sounds good to you, and you might just give the song a different feel!

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