English lyrics to ‘Twenty Five, Twenty One’ by Jaurim

‘Twenty Five, Twenty One (스물다섯, 스물하나)’ is a song from the 9th official album ‘Goodbye, grief’ (2013) of veteran Korean rock band Jaurim (자우림). It also features in the 2022 Korean drama of the same name starring Kim Tae-ri (김태리) and Nam Joo-hyuk (남주혁).

The lyrics seem to evoke a sense of poignancy about reminiscing on memories from our twenties – the sweetness of youth with a tinge of regret as an older self. The song serves as a reminder to be present and live in the here and now so that our future selves don’t become filled with regret.

Kim Yoon-ah (김윤아), Lee Sun-kyun (이선균) – the band’s vocalist and guitarist – along with other artists performed Twenty Five, Twenty One live in Lisbon in 2018’s Season 2 of Begin Again. The show gathered different groups of Korean artists who set out to busk on the streets of European cities.

And since then, even male Korean artists have covered Jaurim’s song. After following the original version below, check out the covers by Jang Bum June on his YouTube channel (2019) and by Kang Seungyoon of Kpop group WINNER on the Korean show The Masked Singer (2020).


Translated Lyrics to ‘Twenty Five, Twenty One’ (스물다섯 스물하나) by Jaurim (자우림)

Kim Yoon-ah singing Twenty Five, Twenty One in Season 2 of busking show Begin Again

Swept away by the wind in the season when flowers wither
It still feels like I might be holding your hand
Not knowing then that flowers could be so beautiful
Like I do now to my very core

Your scent
Arrives with the wind
What I thought would forever be
Twenty five, twenty one

That day the sea was quite consoling
It still feels like I might be able to touch it
There’s you and me under the glittering sunlight
My heart ached with happiness in this dream

The song from that day
Arrives with the wind
What I thought would forever be
Twenty five, twenty one

Your voice, your eyes
Even the warmth of your body
They fade away the more I try to remember
I can’t hold on to the pieces of you

Swept away by the wind in the season when flowers wither
It still feels like I might be holding your hand
Not knowing then that you could be so beautiful
Like I do now to my very core

Your scent
Arrives with the wind
What I thought would forever be
Twenty five, twenty one

The song from that day
Arrives with the wind
What I thought would forever be
You and me from the days gone by

What I thought would forever be
Twenty five, twenty one
Twenty five, twenty one

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