[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Cheer Up” (산다는 건) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영)

English Translation

[Translator’s Note: You can interchange mentions of “life” with “living”, which adds another layer of meaning to the song.]

They say life is like that
There are many difficult and painful days
But they say life is good
You did well today too

How have you been?
Did you have a drink today too?
Even if nothing goes your way
And it makes you sigh, don’t be sad
Who knows which cloud contains rain?
Good things will come to me in life

They say life is like that
There are many difficult and painful days
But they say life is good
You did well today too

Are you envious of your neighbors?
Is your friend doing great these days?
Even if you’re upset at everyone else doing well, don’t be sad
If you know each person, there have their own countless stories
Is there anything to life? It’s all similar

They say life is like that
There are many difficult and painful days
But they say life is good
You did well today too

They say life is like that
You can’t know everything in the world
But they say life is truly impressive
Everyone, have strength tomorrow too
You did well today too

Korean Lyrics 

산다는 건 다 그런 거래요
힘들고 아픈 날도 많지만
산다는 건 참 좋은 거래요
오늘도 수고 많으셨어요

어떻게 지내셨나요
오늘도 한잔 걸치셨네요
뜻대로 되는 일 없어 한숨이 나도 슬퍼 마세요
어느 구름 속에 비가 들었는지 누가 알아
살다 보면 나에게도 좋은 날이 온답니다

산다는 건 다 그런 거래요
힘들고 아픈 날도 많지만
산다는 건 참 좋은 거래요
오늘도 수고 많으셨어요

옆집이 부러운가요
친구가 요즘 잘 나가나요
남들은 다 좋아 보여 속상해져도 슬퍼 마세요
사람마다 알고 보면 말 못할 사연도 많아
인생이 별거 있나요 거기서 거기인 거지

산다는 건 다 그런 거래요
힘들고 아픈 날도 많지만
산다는 건 참 좋은 거래요
오늘도 수고 많으셨어요

산다는 건 다 그런 거래요
세상일이란 알 수 없지만
산다는 건 참 멋진 거래요
모두가 내일도 힘내세요
오늘도 수고 많으셨어요

 

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