"Don't Cry"

A good translation of Park Bom’s “Don’t Cry”, available on a recent 2NE1 EP. This version is written by me and based on the literal translation from “SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara / Winggers@DaraGon-Hideout.com”.

Scroll to the end to hear me playing this!

Love is like wind or the tide, cause it has its ebb and flow
And I know now that I’m not the person for you, and I gotta let you go
(And please don’t cry.)

Cut out our selfish grasping and you leave a painful scar
Cause I couldn’t hold back the attacks that hurt you, I blame my careless heart.
(But please don’t cry.)

This is farewell; it’s finished, it’s over, it’s done
The world cannot yet allow our love
So until we are one,

It’s okay, baby, please don’t cry
We gave it our best, but now we say goodbye,
This one long journey has come to an end
But in the next life, we may still see each other again

Seemed like our fights were coming everyday, and more
And I’d lie awake every night, and just wonder what’s in store
(Baby I cried)

What were we fighting about, that there was nothing else to do?
All of those long nights alone that I could have spent with you
(Baby I cried)


And there are those times, when tears come to me
I remember our beautiful memories
I hope that you won’t be hurt no more; goodbye
And please don’t cry

Chorus x2

About six weeks ago I started learning how to play guitar, something I’ve been meaning to do for months (years?). I borrowed my host brother’s guitar, but he doesn’t know how to play, so I’ve just been going with a couple PDFs I found on the internet.

Six weeks in, I can now play and sing four-chord songs in the key of G, plus a small handful of other easy chords. I guess the next things to learn/practice are “alternate picking” (melodies) and “barre chords” (keys other than G).

Here’s a video of me playing “Don’t Cry”, inspired by the official acoustic version of the song. I mess up a few times, it’s not my best singing, and I have a long way to go before I’m actually good, but for now I’m proud of what I’ve done.

If you’re on a slow internet connection, you might want to download the audio instead.