혼술 (Honsool)

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Note: 혼술 [pronounced honsool] is an abbreviation of 혼자 마시는 술, referring to alcohol that one drinks alone or the activity of drinking alone. It emerged from a recent trend in Korea – eating and drinking alone (혼밥 and 혼술). Representing the growth of individualism in the society, it’s considered as a way to relax and recharge oneself by having some alone time away from the others and work/social obligations.

Side note: I spent some time trying to decode the distorted (slowed, really) vocal in the beginning. I’m pretty confident that it’s a 4-time repeat of “오늘은 A 내일은 B 내 식도를 타고 내려가 (A today, B tomorrow, traveling down my throat),” with A and B each being an alcohol brand (there are a total of eight).

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오늘도 하루 일과 [ilgwa] 마치고 바로 귀가 [gwiga]
Today as well, I finish the work for the day and come home right away

방문을 들어서면은 온전히 나를 마주하는 시간 [sigan]
Stepping into the room, it’s the time that I fully face myself

적막이 가득 한 방
The room that is filled with silence

샤워를 끝마친 다음
After finishing a shower,

술로 해독하네
I detoxify myself with alcohol

기억 잘 안 나는 하루의 마침표는 술일지도
Perhaps it’s the alcohol that puts a period at the end of the day that is blurry in my memory

고단한 하루 일과는 어찌어찌 해냈고 uh
I somehow finished the exhausting work of the day, uh

골 빠개지는 일정은 일주일에 음 셋 넷쯤 uh
There are three to four days in a week with a taxing schedule, uh

적당히 먹고 자지 뭐 어차피 잠도 안 오는데
I’ll just drink adequately and sleep, the sleep is not coming to me anyway

내일 일은 내일 걱정하지 뭐 fuck I don’t care
I’ll just worry about tomorrow’s work tomorrow, fuck I don’t care

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

안주는 안 먹게 되네 뭘 집어넣음 토할 거 같아서 [gataseo]
I don’t really reach for snacks because I feel like I’d throw up if I did
Side note: 안주 (pronounced anju) is food consumed with alcohol. 

취기가 올라오니까 솔직해져 보자 내 삶에 관해서 [gwanhaeseo]
Since it’s getting to my head, let’s be honest about my life

Oh yeah 돈 명예 부
Oh yeah, money, fame, wealth,

트로피와 스타디움도
trophies and stadiums —

가끔씩 무섭고
sometimes I’d get scared of them

막 도망쳐버리고 싶더라고 음
and would want to run away, mm

슈퍼스타가 되면 매일 파티를 하며 사는 줄 [saneun jul]
I thought I’d party every day when I become a superstar

이상은 현실의 뒤통수를 시원하게 갈기는 중 [galgineun jung]
But the ideal is slapping the reality in the back of its head

상관없어 어차피 뭐
Well, it doesn’t matter anyway

내일은 다시 오고 저물어
Tomorrow will come and go again

이런 나도 저런 너도
I, who’s like this, and you, who’s like that,

하루를 버텨내는 거지 뭐
we just endure through the day, I guess

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

Now I’m feelin’ like I’m flyin’

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