Translated English Lyrics to ‘Paradigm’ by Xydo

‘Paradigm’ (패러다임) is a song by Korean artist Xydo (시도, pronounced ‘shi-do’) in his 2021 mini album ‘Cycle.’

We might be more familiar with the word ‘paradigm’ in the context of a ‘paradigm shift’ – at least I was. On its own, though, the word can mean a typical pattern or model of something. And in Xydo’s song, it’s used to express how his relationship isn’t special like he thought it would be but rather is yet another story of love and heartbreak.

Have a look at the translated lyrics and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Korean and English lyrics to ‘Paradigm’ by Xydo

Official music video uploaded by music label GROOVL1N

Note: The translation below is based on my own interpretation of the lyrics and is not an official English translation of the song provided by the artist.

납득할 수 없는 말들로
같은 얘길 반복하는 너
서로가 다르다는 건
그걸 또 인정하는 건
생각보다 쉽지 않더라

Using words I can’t accept
You repeat the same story over again
How we’re so different
And admitting that
Wasn’t as easy as I thought

처음 본 사이처럼 어색해
구겨진 내 믿음은
자꾸 널 밀어내
매일 널 찾아가려 해봐도
방향을 잃은 배처럼
우린 너무 흔들리는데

It’s awkward like we’ve never met
My faith is crushed
Keeps pushing you away
I look for you every day
But like a ship gone astray
We’re swaying far too much

이건 또 하나의 흔한 사랑 패러다임
결국 우리 둘도 뻔한 결말 중 하나
우리의 마지막 이별까지 패러다임
많고 많은 이야기들 중에 그저 또 하나

This too is like any other love paradigm
We too are just another predictable ending
Even our last farewell is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

같은 곳을 바라보아도
막다른 길로 가고 있는 너
널 많이 알고 있다 생각했는데
이제는 왠지 낯설어
어쩌다 우리는 이렇게 됐을까

We’re looking in the same direction
But you’re still heading to a dead end
I thought I knew you well
But somehow you’re now a stranger
How did we ever get here

멈춰 선 내 마음은 말이 없네
기다림은 멀어져
이미 널 떠났네
다시 널 찾아가려 헤매도
갈 곳을 잃은 새처럼
너는 계속 멀어지는데

My heart’s turned away saying nothing
The waiting’s dragged on
I’ve already moved on
I wander around looking for you
But like a lost bird
You’re only getting further away

이건 또 하나의 흔한 사랑 패러다임
결국 우리 둘도 뻔한 결말 중 하나
우리의 마지막 이별까지 패러다임
많고 많은 이야기들 중에 그저 또 하나

This too is like any other love paradigm
We too are just another predictable ending
Even our last farewell is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

다를 거라 믿었어 바보같이 또
똑같은 결말일 텐데

I was stupid to believe it would be different
When it would just end the same way again

이건 마지막 이별이야 패러다임
결국 우리 둘도 뻔한 사랑 중 하나
우리의 마지막 사랑까지 패러다임
많고 많은 이야기들 중에 그저 또 하나

This is the last farewell, a paradigm
We’re are just another predictable kind of love
Even our last love is a paradigm
One story out of many just like it

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