Epik High ft. Heize – Based On A True Story (내 얘기 같아)

I don’t know
Whether to cry
Or to laugh
So I’m just nodding
Nodding my head

All of this

Seems like my story
You’re crying in the screen
But all of that is like my heart
So my eyes are getting red

I turn off the TV then turn it on again
I keep flipping the channels
But I keep seeing scenes of heartache
I turn on the radio
But I only hear stories that are like mine
Then the night time comes
And I close my eyes but I can still see you

Loss has made me into a selfish guy
In order to fill my small emptiness
I’m taking over the emotions of a stranger
And placing them into my heart
The melancholy and loneliness that’s not mine
I place into my heart and lips
I relate to it because it sounds like my story
But honestly, I’m scared
Scared of feeling something that’s completely mine
I’m cutting off any strand of emotion that comes out
Because even if just one string gets pulled
I’m afraid my entire skein will be unraveled

I feel just fine but then sometimes
That one line from a song that passes my ears
Makes my heart crumble
If I can’t turn things around
Maybe getting more messed up can be medicine
So I’m eating up the bitter memories
Spilling out tears all night
Over breakup scenes that I watched countlessly
To the point I memorized it
When will I be filled back up as much as I’ve emptied out?
I’m chasing after the sadness that fills up your empty spot

Seems like my story
You’re crying in the screen
But all of that is like my heart
So my eyes are getting red

Now I can finally see
The tragedies inside the screen
The moans engraved in each note of each song
Because the world is aching just like me
It was yelling out to understand its heart
So in the end, I’m breaking down
Even though I used to be indifferent to heartache
Even though it’s over between us
I can see you in all things
You keep holding onto me even though I’m running away

I hate it
The story development that I used to ridicule because it didn’t make sense
And the typical lines start to get nailed into my heart
All the fate-like things that seem like they could never exist
Now I want to be deceived with them
Am I crazy?
I’m getting too into this
My eyes are getting wet
I don’t even have strength to cry so they’re crying for me
All the things that I’m seeing, hearing and feeling

Seems like my story
You’re crying in the screen
But all of that is like my heart
So my eyes are getting red

I turn off the TV then turn it on again
I keep flipping the channels
But I keep seeing scenes of heartache
I turn on the radio
But I only hear stories that are like mine
Then the night time comes
And I close my eyes but I can still see you

I don’t know
Whether to cry
Or to laugh
So I’m just nodding
Nodding my head

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