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San E – Ready-Made (Marcel Duchamp)

In Translated Lyrics by Lena

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  • Title: Ready-Made (Marcel Duchamp)
  • Artist: San E
  • Album: Season of Suffering
  • Year: 2016
  • Original lyrics received from artist
  • Translations and subtitles by Nahae and Lena

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Note: The subtitles in the video below were shortened/rephrased to be better readable.


Our Father in heaven
May I work according to Your will again today
And not according to mine
I am nothing but an insignificant sinner
But when You, Father, are with me
I believe that I can accomplish anything
The Lord has already provided me with everything I need
So let me not feast alone
But let me realize the joy of sharing
Give me wisdom and good judgement, the strength to overcome hardships
Let me be born again
as a messenger who spreads Your word
I have prayed in the name of the Lord, Amen


하늘에 계신 아버지

오늘도 저의 뜻이 아니라
아버지의 뜻대로 일하게 하옵소서
저는 비록 보잘것없는 죄인이지만
아버지가 함께 계실 때
세상 그 무엇이든 할 수 있다고 믿습니다
주님은 이미 내가 필요한걸 다 채워주셨으니
나 혼자 배부름이 아닌
서로에게 나누는 기쁨을 깨닫게 하옵시고
제게 지혜와 명찰 고난을 이겨낼 힘을 주셔서
주님을 널리 알릴 수 있는 쓰임 받는 이로
거듭나게 해주소서
예수님의 이름으로 기도 드렸습니다 아멘

Verse 1)
How can I make that money
I was addicted to the bills
My fate and my palm apparently both say that I will make money
But all I’m holding are burned cigarettes

How can I make that money

난 지폐증 환자였지
내 사주와 손금은 돈 번다 했지만 쥐고 있는 건
burned cigarettes

I was like, my wallet is empty
Maybe there is a coin deep down inside
I search but all I come up with are cigarette receipts
The food I eat to survive tastes of death

I was like 지갑은 텅 비었지
더 깊이 혹시 동전이나 있나
파보지만 담배 산 영수증만
살고자 먹는 밥이 죽을 맛

This neighborhood is too small, I’m a big fish
When a bait is thrown, I’m hooked right away
I rise above the water surface, ready to catch money
Although I’m hungry for success, I won’t get scared

이 동넨 너무 좁아 I’m a big fish
떡밥을 던짐 바로 물어
수면위로 올라 돈 낚을 준비 돼있어
성공에 배고파도 겁먹지 않을 배있어

Cause I’m ready-made

Verse 2)
Sometimes my younger brother asks,
“Why don’t you write deep, meaningful lyrics?
If you try, you can do that well
Doesn’t it annoy you when they say that your music is shallow?”

가끔 동생은 물어봐

왜 형은 깊은 가사를 쓰지 않아
if you try 잘 쓸 수 있잖아
음악적 깊이 얕다 뭐라 말함 짜증나지 않나?

I am like, “That is because it isn’t me
I can pretend to be the sea
But once you step in it’s not deep”
Simple reply, it’s not my life

I am like 그건 내가 아니니깐
바다인척 할 순 있지만
막상 발을 담궈 보면 깊지 않으니까
simple reply, it’s not my life

I want to tell my stories
I want to realistically describe who I am, what kind of person I am
Recently, in fear of someone saying something
I’ve even become reluctant with my beloved word ‘hip hop’

난 내 이야기를 하고 싶어
내가 누군지 어떤 사람인지 사실적이게 담고 싶어
최근엔 괜히 뭔 소리 들을까 힙합
이란 사랑하는 단어조차 꺼려졌네

Back in the day when I was drinking with Deep,
back when Huck P and I used to mutually respect each other
But when we meet now, it’s quite awkward
I know, we’re just pursuing different goals
There are no wrong answers, we each walk our own path
In this aspect, I do envy Dok2
(I pray)

그 예전 언제 딥과 함께 술을 마실 때
헉피와 respect 주고 받을 때 그때
근데 현재 마주치면 참 어색
I know 추구하는 게 다른 것뿐
누구 하나 틀린 답은 없음 각자 길을 걷는
그 부분에선 Dok2가 부럽기도 해
(I pray 기도해)

For my friends
And for the friends who gave me a hard time
I see their true nature
Be it high buildings or a poor hillside village,
the scenery you see below is all the same

친구들을 위해
또 나를 몰아세운 친구들을 위해
본질이 보이네
높은 빌딩이나 달동네 언덕이나
내려보는 경치 다 똑같더라 all same

So what if my notes are a bit off?
I’ll just
sing true to myself

음이 좀 틀리면 어때
난 그저 날
있는 대로 노래 할래

Cause I’m ready-made

Ready-made, sometimes I feel big
Sometimes I feel small, Biggie small shit
How he would have done it don’t matter
Because as God’s creation I am already a work of art

Ready-made, sometimes I feel big

sometimes I feel small, Biggie small shit
그는 어떻게 했을까 don’t matter
난 신이 이미 만든 자체로 작품이기 때문에

I feel like Marcel Duchamp I’m ready-made
I feel like Marcel Duchamp I’m ready-made
I feel like Marcel Duchamp I’m ready-made
I feel like me, God’s hand-made

Verse 3)
(Hey Chong San) Admit to being a sinner, lay down all your burdens
(Hey Chong San) It’s time to stop and abandon it now, not growth but maturity
(Hey Chong San) There is no unfounded corruption and no groundless recovery
(Aye San E) It is my mission to relay through music the things I have realized

(야 정산) 인정해 넌 죄인이야 짐을 다 내려놔

(야 정산) 이제 그만 더하고 버리는 단계 성장 아닌 성숙
(야 정산) 이유 없는 타락 없고 계기 없는 회복은 없지
(Aye San E) 깨달은 걸 음악 통해 전하는 게 내 사명

I will be like
Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, hallelujah
I pray on my knees that after this time of hardships a time of victory will arrive
Also a map for going through the maze of life
I’m so blessed, I’m so blessed, the hardships’ finale, I’m prepared

I will be like
thank you Lord thank Lord 할렐루야
이 고난의 시기 후 분명히 승리의 시기가 찾아옴을 무릎 꿇고 빌어
그 위론 세상이란 미로를 헤쳐나갈 지도
I’m so blessed I’m so blessed 고난의 finale I’m prepared

Oh Lord yes I am big
여호와는 나의 방패
흑역사도 내 열매 피울 꽃의 거름 될 흙역사가 돼

Oh Lord but I am small
I am small but my rap is like a key that moves
a huge ship, I believe I will accomplish something bigger
I believe

Oh Lord but I am small
난 작지만 내 랩은 큰 배를 움직여대는
키와 같이 더 큰 뭔갈 이뤄낼걸
믿어 I believe

because true “Belief is certainty about what cannot be seen”
“보이지 않는걸 믿는 게 진짜 믿음” Amen

Cause I’m ready-made


All glory to the Lord

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