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Cold – Lyrics Meaning In English – Gaeko

The lyrics describe how the speaker and their partner used to prioritize love, but now it feels like they are only exchanging greetings a couple of times a day. The song explores themes of detachment, selfishness, and the regret of not giving enough time to the relationship.

Singer(s): 개코(Gaeko)
Lyricist(s): 헤이즈 (Heize)
Composer(s): 개코(Gaeko)

Neol mannagi wihae pinggyereul daedon ttaeneun oroji nan sarangmani jeonbueoss-eo
An bogi wihae ongat iyuleul daeneun jigeum harue du se beon anbuman-i jeonbuga dwaess-eo

When I made excuses to meet you,
it was all about love
To avoid seeing you, now the only greetings
in  a day became everything

Sarang-eun onde gandeeobs-eo miun jeonggwa mi-eomm-an banbanssigg seokkyeo iss-eo geulomyeonae byeonmyeongman hae
Jinsim-eulo jal doegil balandamyeonseo ap-il ttaen ttancheong-eul hamyeo gasigjeog-in geogjeongman hae
24sigan-i mojalal ttaedo nae milae-wa kkumgwa chimbae yeop-en hangsang nega iss-eossne

Love is nowhere to be found, half filled with hate and resentment, just making excuses to each other
Saying sincerely that I hope everything goes well, but when I’m hurt, I make excuses and worry superficially
Even when I didn’t have enough time in a 24-hour day, you were always there next to my future, dreams, and bed

Ije kkum-eun huimiago gwonthaeman-i saeg-i jinbuteo maeil-i hwalyeohan chugje-eoss-eossneun-de
Jigeum nan neoege jaemieobs-eo chaghan salam-in-ga bwa yogsimman manh-eoseo neol nohajuil moshae
Sasil nan nappeun nom-ieossdeon geogo bappaseo uli ibyeolhal sigan-do nan mot junda-go hae

Now the dreams are faint, and boredom is getting deeper. Every day used to be a splendid festival
Now it seems like I’m not interesting to you, maybe I’m just a good person with too much greed, so I can’t let you go
Actually, I was a bad guy, and I said I couldn’t give time for our breakup because I was busy

Eonjenga-buteo
Ulin bappeun ge ibyeol-ui iyuga dwaess-eo huh
Eonjenga-buteo
Jigeum bappaseo bappaseoman gyesog banboghae um

Since some time ago
We became busy, that became the reason for our breakup, huh
Since some time ago
Now we keep repeating that we’re busy, busy

Nal mannagi wihae ongat pinggyereul daemyeo
Neon il ppaelyeogo aesseoss-eo
Nal bogi wihae ongat iyu daemyeo
Jigeum jib ap-ilamyeo naolago ttesseoss-eo
Sarang-eul haedo haedo neomchyeohleoseo
Meomchulyeo haedo meomchul su eobs-eoseo
Nan nun-eul gamgo nan huedo ulin seolo
Saranghago issneun jung-il geo-la mid-eoss-eo
Geunde ijen bappaseo
Nalssiga jom nappaseo
Chaga manhi maghyeoseo
Palli dasi gabwaya haeseo
Neoneun bappeudago yeonlag an doemyeonseo
Nalrang iss-eul ttaenun dabjanghaeya haeseo
Halujong-il bappeu
Saranghandamyeonseo

Making various excuses to meet me
You tried to avoid work
Making various excuses to see me
You said you were right in front of my house, asking me to come out
Even if I love you, it overflows so much
Even if I try to stop, I can’t stop
Even after closing my eyes, I believed we were still in the midst of
loving each other
But now I’m busy
Because the weather is a bit bad
Because the traffic is congested
Because I have to go back quickly
You say you’re busy, so you don’t contact me
When you’re with me, you have to reply
Busy all day
Saying you love me

Eonjenga-buteo
Ulin bappeun ge ibyeol-ui iyuga dwaess-eo huh
Eonjenga-buteo
Jigeum bappaseo bappaseoman gyesog banboghae um

Since some time ago
We became busy, that became the reason for our breakup, huh
Since some time ago
Now we keep repeating that we’re busy, busy

Iri manhaseo handong-an jib-eul biul geoya
Geudong-an-e geujib-en uli anin neoman nam-eul geoya
Ama eodinga-e nam-eun geos-i iss-eul tende
Milyeon eobs-i da beolyeodo dwae nan eochapi moleul geoya
Neo eobs-eumyeon jukgettdan nongdamgwa chaeujyeossdeon gong-gan da
Daleun jul al-assdeon uli-do pyeongbeomhaessgo majimag-eun ttoggat-a

I’ll be away from home for a while because I have a lot of work
During that time, in that house, only you will remain, not us
There might be something left somewhere
You can throw it all away without any regrets, I wouldn’t know anyway
Without you, the jokes about me dying and the space that was busy
filling me up
Even though we thought it was different, we were just ordinary, and the ending is the same

Eonjenga-buteo
Ulin bappeun ge ibyeol-ui iyuga dwaess-eo huh
Eonjenga-buteo
Jigeum bappaseo bappaseoman gyesog banboghae um

Since some time ago
We became busy, that became the reason for our breakup, huh
Since some time ago
Now we keep repeating that we’re busy, busy