AKMU – Way Back Home (집에 돌아오는 길)


The bus driver’s indifferent eyes
The never-ending stairs, I’m walking while staring at the ground
Until the jammed up highway clears up
I’m looking at the color of the sky
In order to hide my regret
The sunset is glowing red

After the day ends, a sigh comes out
The hope I borrowed in the morning gets returned again
However it ended up, like this, like that
I look at the sun that has fallen back
Then I estimate the distance to going back home
My day was used up by the work I had to do
Not enough time to start something new
So I tie up my worn out shoes
And I’m going towards the dream of my family
Putting my earphones in
Turn the music on

The streetlights create lines on the walls
Past the streets that pinch me
Kicking a lone stone with my feet
It goes ahead and I follow it
Then I smell a familiar scent and hear a familiar sound
Ever since I left, it was the same
The dog from the house in front barks
And the blue and bruised front door creaks

The night air that drenches me is damp
I’m silently walking on the endless road
I’m walking until I run out of breath
If I feel like giving up, I take a break and sit
I think, what you have been doing for
Work that was so hard up until a moment ago
I’ll forget about it once today passes
I wanna get under the covers and fall asleep with time
I wanna fall asleep with time

Bending my back to climb the hill
From far away, I smell the stew cooking
Some places there’s silence, some places there’s laughter
My clothes are all disheveled

Everyone’s waiting for the green light
Like everyone gathering around the red light
I’m waiting for happiness
While all these little complaints are welled up inside
I’m waiting for happiness
While all these little complaints are welled up inside

The streetlights create lines on the walls
Past the streets that pinch me
Kicking a lone stone with my feet
It goes ahead and I follow it
Then I smell a familiar scent and hear a familiar sound
Ever since I left, it was the same
The dog from the house in front barks
And the blue and bruised front door creaks

The streetlights create lines on the walls
Past the streets that pinch me
I’m drawing the faces of my family
On the dark moon in the night sky
Then I smell a familiar scent and hear a familiar sound
Like today’s breakfast that I met with a half-asleep face
The white heat waves in front of me look tired

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