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English Lyrics: “삐끗” by E Sens

Sneak Peek: English lyrics for "Crooked" by E Sens.

“Crooked” By E Sens

Cash (cash). Fame (fame). Fake (fake). Bitches (bitches).

These people who want to become stars—
there are tens of thousands of them waiting.
They’re waiting for their turn.
They all want their names in the headlines,
but the men with money on their minds and money in their pockets decide what to put on TV.
Everyone believes what’s on TV even if it doesn’t seem real or true.
It’s too late, because what’s on TV has become their dream.
They hope success will come after suffering.
Money. Flashing lights.
Everyone wants to be famous.
If you can sell your body to become an A-list celebrity,
then that’s a fair trade. It doesn’t matter, anyway.
Someone on top is also someone on the bottom to someone else.
Whatever.
I’ve seen so many people go from the bottom to the top—the top to the bottom.
Whatever. Everyone is holding it in.
They just want to be happy,
thinking even if it were just by one year,
how it would have been better to have become famous faster—to have become famous last year.
Someone said that age is speed.
He got famous before me.
Wait. He’s not better than me, so…
How?
What he means: Go ahead [/sarcasm]. Stay true to yourself even if it means being alone [/sarcasm].
There’s no gain—just pain [/if you do that].
Idiots. The life of idiots.
From then on, everything was crooked.

Cash? I need it.
Fame? Yeah, it’s sweet.
B*tches, come here. If you want,
then stay with me (me).

Just have fun without me.
You’re not my type, so I’d rather…
Cash? Comin’ at me.
Fame? I have to taste it.
B*tches, show me what you got (uh).
Stay with me (me).
Don’t get too close.
That’s boring.

Throw the dice. Life is a game of chance.
The saying that you get what you give…
No matter how much I think about it,
even just by looking at a few of the people around me,
it isn’t true.
The smart always succeed.
Whatever. It’s okay.
Whatever, is that bad?
Yo, what’s bad about that?
If you don’t have anything, then it just hurts [/pain is just pain].
Leave the comfort of your home and family,
and see how the world works.
If you live with the mind of someone who is starving,
then dark clouds will only form over your own head [/it’s useless to try too hard or work too hard].
Someone gets an allowance of 2,000,000 KRW [/~1,800 USD]
and buys a table at a club for fun.
“Why am I stuck doing odd jobs,
and why am I single?” I ask.
Tell me.
“A good day will come,” [/you reply].
I want to escape from here.
Even if it’s just a day faster…
Even if it’s just a day faster…
After the sh*tty days of living away from home,
tasting the sweetness of success…
Even if you try to be a nice guy, you’ll only end up a B-list celebrity at best.
No one knows the answer.
Our conversation is crooked, too.

Cash? I need it.
Fame? Yeah, it’s sweet.
B*tches, come here. If you want,
then stay with me (me).

Just have fun without me.
You’re not my type, so I’d rather…
Cash? Comin’ at me.
Fame? I have to taste it.
B*tches, show me what you got (uh).
Stay with me (me).
Don’t get too close.
That’s boring.

I need a contract [/for housing].
The price? About 1,000,000 KRW [/~900 USD].
After paying rent, I’m so broke.
I can’t even go out and drink with my friends.
Art? Sh*t.
If I don’t even have money for public transportation [/public transportation is cheap in South Korea], then what’s the point?
If there is a point,
then just what is that point?
The bastards who only say things that make my skin crawl,
drooling, whenever they pick up girls…
They’re stubborn.
They’re really just f*cking around.
Survival is their number one priority.
When I told them this,
they all said, “Money isn’t important.”
I was surprised and fell for their sentiments.
Later on I found out that eight or nine out of 10 of them
left a nice, normal home
and only pretended to be from the USA—the Ghetto.
Rappers who only rap in the corners of their rooms,
wearing “swag” shoes, using “swag” slang.
Honestly, getting a real job was too much of a competition for them,
so they used music and only pretended to be misunderstood by society.
When the curtain falls on their act,
they continue to copy what they see on TV.
The Korean hip hop scene was crooked from the beginning…

Cash? I need it.
Fame? Yeah, it’s sweet.
B*tches, come here. If you want,
then stay with me (me).

Just have fun without me.
You’re not my type, so I’d rather…
Cash? Comin’ at me.
Fame? I have to taste it.
B*tches, show me what you got (uh).
Stay with me (me).
Don’t get too close.
That’s boring.

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4 comments

  1. Yasss you’re back!! Just wanted to say that I was moved by this song when I first heard it in one of those hip hop tv/reality-shows (I can’t remember the name but it was like game of thrones) thank you for the translation! Hope to refresh my list with your awesome recs.

    1. Wow, it’s wonderful to know someone has been waiting for me! I know exactly what show you’re talking about: Tribe of Hip Hop Season 2. I also fell in love with this song through that show and the actress who sang and, really, performed it. I hope you enjoy my recommendations. AOMG and H1GHER Music have been killing it lately!

    2. YES! That woman ❤ Her interpretation transmitted me such a power and energy and emotion, it was just wonderful. I recently fell in love with Hyukoh's new album 23 (brilliant) and DPR live's album Coming To You Live (It has so many high class features that I can't even).

    3. I know, it was so wonderful and so memorable. I became a fan of E Sens thanks to her, but I can’t believe I went to his album release party last year while he was still in jail! At the time, I just couldn’t understand him or his music. His style and flow are both so unique. Now I know why everyone here loves him and his album Antidote. ♡

      Hyukoh is always brilliant, and I will have to listen to more DPR Live. I saw him at a showcase here this year. He has so many fans and such fantastic energy! I’ll start with Coming To You Live. Thank you so much for the heads up!

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