Goodbye Lenin!
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Feels like yesterday when we were holding hands and laughs together
Why we had to end this way, with more time it could've been okay
Shigan deo isseotdamyeon gwaenchanhasseul tende
Dwedollil su eobgie chang bakkeul heullo barabwa dapdap hage
Jinagan uri chueokdeure meomchuobeorin nae shimjang
Geuriume shidallyeo tto seoreopge wechineun nan
Gyeondil su eobneun apeum muge nan muneojine
Jiok gateun haruharu Take this pain away I pray

Shwiun geojyo, geunyang geureoke, he-eojijan mal hanmadimyeon
Da kkeutchin geojyo, eoje bame geudae cheoreom
Apeugetjyo, haruharuga, machi wenjjokk, gaseume sangcheoga
Nan geotcheorom, sumdo mot shwil geot gatjyo
Nan duryeowo

I'm lost without you, geojitmarin geot gata
Museun byeonmyeongirado naege hae jullae, wonmanghal suga itge
I'm lost without you, achimi omyeon
Hokshi niga dora olkkabwa, babo gateun nae moseup

Biga one, hapil ireon bame, neoneun tteonago naman i georie
Jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri, jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri
Gidarine, jeongmal miryeonhage, neoneun dashineun oji anheul tende
Jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri, jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri
Saengaknane

Gwaenchanketjyo, ireon jeoreon, ildo bappeuge hago geureoke shigan gamyeon
Eonjena ichyeojilkka

Yeah I say
Mangseorimdo eobshi tteona beorineun neoye dwitmoseubi
Chagawo boigo gyesok meoreojyeoman gane wae
Ireoke, kkeutnal subakke eobseotdeon geolkka
Meorisok manyagiran sangsanghalge neowana
Geudaero meomchuo, You're mine

I'm lost without you, geojitmarin geot gata
Museun byeonmyeongirado naege hae jullae, wonmanghal suga itge
I'm lost without you, achimi omyeon
Hokshi niga dora olkkabwa, babo gateun nae moseup

Shimjangi gashie jjillyeo piga nan geotman gatgo
Weroumi angaecheoreom nal gamssago
Api anboyeoseo bamigo najigo gubuni dojeohi andwae
Gilgo gin i bameun gidarigiman hae
Maedalliji anketdago miryeoneul noketdago
Hamyeonseodo, Uh just can't seem to let you go
Eonjena, eodiseo, eotteokedeun ni yeope seoseo jikyeo
Uriye End-raneun geon eobseo
Never, that's right, never

I'm lost without you, geojitmarin geot gata
Museun byeonmyeongirado naege hae jullae, wonmanghal suga itge
I'm lost without you, achimi omyeon
Hokshi niga dora olkkabwa, babo gateun nae moseup

Biga one, hapil ireon bame, neoneun tteonago naman i georie
Jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri, jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri
Gidarine, jeongmal miryeonhage, neoneun dashineun oji anheul tende




Jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri, jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri
Saengaknane

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Goodbye Lenin!" by Yann Tiersen describe the pain of a breakup and the difficulty of moving on. The song expresses the desire to turn back time and fix what went wrong in the relationship before it ended. The first verse reminisces about the happy times shared together, and how with more time, the relationship could have worked. However, the memories now cause heartache and longing, and the pain cannot simply be wished away. The chorus repeats the phrase "I'm lost without you" to emphasize the depth of feeling and the difficulty of moving on.


The second verse focuses on the singer's insecurity and fear of being alone. The line "I'm lost without you, geojitmarin geot gata" translates to "It feels like a lie that I can live without you." The singer begs for their ex-lover to come back, unable to bear the thought of being alone. They repeatedly question why the breakup had to happen and ruminate on the possibility of reconciliation in the future.


Throughout the song, the lyrics express a deep sense of longing and pain mixed with hope for a future reunion. The repetition of phrases such as "why did you leave?" and "I'm lost without you" showcases the intense feelings associated with loss and heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

Feels like yesterday when we were holding hands and laughs together
I remember the time when we were happy together, and it feels like it was just yesterday


Why we had to end this way, with more time it could've been okay
I question why our relationship had to end in such a painful manner, maybe with more time, it could have worked out


I'm lost without you, geojitmarin geot gata
I feel lost and deceived without you


Nan duryeowo
I'm afraid


Gwaenchanketjyo, ireon jeoreon, ildo bappeuge hago geureoke shigan gamyeon
I believe that even in difficult times like these, as we spend more time together, everything will be okay


Mangseorimdo eobshi tteona beorineun neoye dwitmoseubi
Even without confidence, I let go of your hand


Shimjangi gashie jjillyeo piga nan geotman gatgo
My heart is beating fast, feeling like it's the only thing that's alive within me


Eonjena, eodiseo, eotteokedeun ni yeope seoseo jikyeo
Always, no matter where or how, I want to be with you


Never, that's right, never
I will never let you go


Jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri, jakku wae iri, wae iri, wae iri
Why is it happening over and over again?




Writer(s): Yann Pierre Tiersen

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Алёшка Емельянов

Белая роза

Алёшка Емельянов

Вы - белая роза. Пышна, утончённа.
Бутон, будто пух ангелков перьевых.
Вы свято святыми святой наречёна.
Подарена мне меж цветов полевых.

И возле Вас кружат пылинки, как пчёлки.
И ветер тревожит зелёный покрой.
Порою Вы кажетесь стройною ёлкой
с серебряно-жёлто-молочной звездой.

Стихами не высказать чувств и восторга
насколько люблю Вас минуемый год!
Готов я ещё кипы строчек исторгнуть!
Вы выше мелодий и буквенных од!

Но всё ж постараюсь найти и озвучить
значение Ваше средь тысяч слогов,
и все словари буду с жаром я мучить...
Пока ж назову просто-просто - "любовь"... 

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Coversart

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Vyle Art

Tiersen is the most underrated piano composer alive today. His compositions are simply powerfully emotional.

Vyle Art

Ok wow, I never thought that my comment would get so much ink flowing even after 5 years :) regarding some of the comments, I love classical music, play piano myself (like a platypus, still), but one thing is sure is that I don't care about judgement. Piano and classical snobs may see him as pop, it really does not matter much to me. Some pop is good some is bad, some classical is good, some is bad too. I just think that his compositions are very moving and well crafted and feel universal to me, hence my surprise of his mitigated success. But ultimately I think I get it. As one of the comment mentions he is kinda in between genres, fair enough! I consider film score to be as valuable as any other composition, and as such, my original comment really came from the heart :)

FilmscoreMetaler

lol

Wurst Finger

@Grazia Cavasino "Jazz isn't music, it's noise for bored intellectuals who can't feel anything but their egos." its just like language. the better you can use it, the better you can express yourself, the better you can experience yourself and of course each other. music is the mother of all languages. its the real esperanto and the beginning of every word.
the thing is: they play theses peaces on the fly, if they want, in a way, thats far more beautiful than you ever heard before. they COULD, if it was at least a little exciting^^

Grazia Cavasino

@Wurst Finger Jazz isn't music, it's noise for bored intellectuals who can't feel anything but their egos.

Marcom Gra

I Totally agree with you !!

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Suzanna Bienkowski

To whoever performed this, I thank you, as I start another chapter in my uphill and lonesome life. This music gives me courage to keep my head high, to look my enemies in the face, to stay true to myself, to go on...

Joseph Ososkie

Well, that’s a good thing!

theacroguru

there no enemies

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