The more I listen to Peter Pan (피터팬 / 彼得潘) by EXO-K / EXO-M, the more I like the song.
It’s upbeat, propped by the consistent bass lines and drum beat. It’d be fun to play it percussively on the guitar. The melody line changes in the later part of the second verse, making the song more interesting. I also like the sing-rapping part in the rap section.
Anyway, as with all EXO songs, there are two versions – Korean and Mandarin. Here’s the Korean one first.
Listen to the song:
The storyline for the Mandarin version of the song is the same as the Korean version. Somehow, the Mandarin lyrics are so much better than that for other songs I’ve look closely at so far. At least they don’t seem like direct translations from the Korean lyrics (like Lucky).
One thing I would have liked to add to the chord sheet is the lyrics for the lead vocal parts in the rap section. Some of the lyrics were a bit difficult to decipher though, and I can’t find them posted anywhere. If anyone can catch the lyrics, let me know and I’ll add them.
Listen to the song:
Here’s the English translation of the Korean lyrics:
I dusted off my worn out diary and suddenly, in the opened pages
You clearly are there, you still remain there just the same
I remember the pictures that I forgot all this time, small tremblings gush out of my body
It’s a bit sad that I can’t go back to those times
I’ll go looking for you in Neverland by following Tinkerbell, who was sent by the memories
At that place, you and I are looking at each other, smiling
I’m your eternal Peter Pan, your man who has stopped in time
I may be clumsy but I loved you so much and I will run to you
I vividly remember defeating all the bad guys who harrassed you
From that moment, I had your heart and we even shared a kiss
My heart rode the clouds and flew
You were prettier than Wendy or Cinderella
The one person who made my heart pound
As soon as I felt you, my eyes shone
(Although we were together, although I wanted to hold onto you, I held out my hand but
You grew distant, don’t leave me, the me of the past is right here, where are you)
Pinkish faces, the feeling of walking on clouds,
Baby boo, the picturesque you makes my heart pound
Just like how you softly smiled with your eyes back then
If only you can fly into the opened window of my heart
You are in my fairy tale, you still linger around, sweety girl
I’m still trembling, the corner of my heart without you is like a lonely island
I wrote you down in my memories, you can’t be erased, pretty girl
My heart still rushes, in this place without you
How much have you changed while the springs of the clock were turning
I turned the last page that is written about you
But I have no courage to read it, I will erase the sad writings
This will not be the end of our story
Because we will meet again