English Lyrics to ‘Diamond’ (Stone Block) by Ha Hyun Woo

Ha Hyun Woo’s strong vocals combined with powerful beats and motivational lyrics make ‘Diamond’ (also known as ‘Stone Block’) the most fitting song in the 2020 Korean drama, ‘Itaewon Class’ (이태원 클라쓰).

As the leader and vocal for the Korean rock band Guckkasten (국카스텐), Ha Hyun Woo (하현우) came into the spotlight through high-profile shows in the 2010’s like The Masked Singer. His flawless live performances and exceptional vocal range can also be seen from the below video of Diamond.

The official English title of this song is Diamond but the original Korean title ‘돌덩이’ actually loosely means ‘a piece of rock’. But there isn’t an exact English word for this and, as you can see from the lyrics, ‘diamond’ wasn’t a bad choice to go with.

Listen to Ha Hyun Woo’s live recording of Itaewon Class OST Part 3 and follow the original English translation below.

Check out the translated lyrics to another original soundtrack to Itaewon Class by balladeer Kim Feel. Or have a look at our list of translated Korean lyrics and discover other noteworthy songs from Korean artists.

Translated Lyrics to 'Diamond' (돌덩이)

그저 정해진 대로 따르라고
그게 현명하게 사는 거라고
쥐 죽은 듯이 살라는 말
같잖은 말 누굴 위한 삶인가

Follow the rules as they’ve been written
That’s the way to living a wise life
Live as quietly as a dead mouse
Absurd advice, who does that serve

뜨겁게 지져봐
절대 꼼짝 않고 나는 버텨낼 테니까
거세게 때려봐
네 손만 다칠 테니까

Go ahead and burn me
I’ll endure it without ever flinching
Go ahead and strike me
It’ll only hurt your own hands

나를 봐
끄떡없어
쓰러지고 떨어져도
다시 일어나 오를 뿐야

Just watch
You can’t hurt me
I might stumble and fall
But I’ll just get up and rise again

난 말야
똑똑히 봐
깎일수록 깨질수록
더욱 세지고 강해지는 돌덩이

I’ll tell you about me
Pay attention
The more I’m cut and broken
I get stronger and mightier, like a rock

감당할 수 없게 벅찬 이 세상
유독 내게만 더 모진 이 세상
모두가 나를 돌아섰고
비웃었고 아픔이 곧 나였지

A world too overwhelming to bear
A world especially cruel to me
Everyone turned away
Laughed me off, My pain defined me

시들고 저무는
그런 세상 이치에 날 가두려 하지 마
틀려도 괜찮아
이 삶은 내가 사니까

Wither and wane
How the world works but don’t confine me to it
It’s alright to be wrong
I’m the one living this life

나를 봐
끄떡없어
쓰러지고 떨어져도
다시 일어나 오를 뿐야

Just watch
You can’t hurt me
I might stumble and fall
But I’ll just get up and rise again

난 말야
똑똑히 봐
깎일수록 깨질수록
더욱 세지고 강해지는 돌덩이

I’ll tell you about me
Pay attention
The more I’m cut and broken
I get stronger and mightier, like a rock

누가 뭐라 해도 나의 길
오직 하나뿐인 나의 길
내 전부를 내걸고서

My way no matter what they say
My way is the only way
Put everything on the line

걸어가
계속해서
부딪히고 넘어져도
다시 일어나 걷는 거야

Keep walking
Again and again
Even if I’m hit and fall
Get up and walk on

언젠가
이 길 끝에 서서
나도 한 번 크게 한 번
목이 터져라 울 수 있을 때까지

One day
At the end of this road
Until I can
Cry out as loud as I want

'Diamond' on Spotify

5 thoughts on “English Lyrics to ‘Diamond’ (Stone Block) by Ha Hyun Woo”

    1. Hi Jewels,

      Thank you for leaving us your feedback! We’ll continue to bring you more translations through our site so stay tuned!

      Hope you’re staying safe and well during these times,

      MoinNet Chief Editor,
      MayLKM

    2. Marcia Houston

      Amazing singer. Super talent. Love it. Loving your site. Serious … So glad I found you.

      1. Hi Marcia!

        We’re glad you found us as well 🙂

        Ha Hyun Woo is extremely talented but even in Korea he only came into the spotlight in the last few years. Check out his performances in The Masked Singer if you haven’t already!

        Cheers,

        MoinNet Chief Editor
        MayLKM

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