Egotistic – Unraveling a Manifesto of Self-Respect


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for MAMAMOO's Egotistic at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. The Cosmic Dance of Independence and Assertion
  5. Anthem for the Liberated Lover
  6. Striking a Chord with Memorable Lines
  7. The Hidden Meanings Behind the Metaphors
  8. Fusing Empowerment with Melodic Magnificence

Lyrics

난 너의 위성 네 주윌 맴돌지
그렇다고 네가 태양은 아니니
너의 멋대로 중심이 돼
제멋대로 굴면 안 돼
어떻게 한순간의 떨림이
소리 없이 너의 두 눈을 가리니
너의 뜻대로 흘러가네
내게 상처를 주면 안 돼

넌 네 생각만 하지 그래
뭐 그게 참 당연한 듯이
어리석게 너에게만 맞춰 왔던 게
날 괴롭히네 마지막까지 외롭게 해

할 말이 없어 go away
설명이 더 필요해
화를 내도 내 입만 아프다니까
넌 멋대로만 해 braa

난 언제나 너너너너 해
넌 언제나 나나나나 해
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 중심이 돼

넌 너만 생각해
그럴 거면 너너너나 해 에이에
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 굴면 안 돼
멋대로만 해 ay

밤을 새워 버렸어
차갑게 식은 머리도
너의 태도가 이해 안 돼
이젠 조금씩 지쳐 가네

이젠 나도 내 앞길 챙기지
너 없다고 무너질 내가 아니니
너의 품에서 벗어날래
내 멋대로 살아갈래

내가 맞춰야 돼 ay
매번 that’s OK man
이런 식으로 매일 반복 돼 (반복 돼)
나의 호의 (호의)에도 너의 권리만 있다면
뭔가 잘못된 거지

뭘 그렇게 놀래
당연한 이야긴데
화를 내도 내 입만 아프다니까
네 멋대로만 해

난 언제나 너너너너 해
넌 언제나 나나나나 해
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 중심이 돼

넌 너만 생각해
그럴 거면 너너너나 해 에이에
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 굴면 안 돼
멋대로만 해
넌 너나 해

I’m leaving, I won’t stay
I’m leaving, I won’t stay

I’m ready to go on my way
할 말이 없어 go away
설명이 더 필요해
화를 내도 내 입만 아프다니까
나도 멋대로 할래
Bicho Malo, ah ah

난 언제나 너너너너 해
넌 언제나 나나나나 해
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 중심이 돼

넌 너만 생각해
그럴 거면 너너너나 해 에이에
움띠야이야 띠야이야
네 멋대로 굴면 안 돼

재미없어
너너너나 해
이젠 됐어
너너너나 해
후회해도
너너너나 해
네 멋대로 네 멋대로
멋대로만 해 너너나 해
내 멋대로 할래

Full Lyrics

In an era where pop often skirts the superficial edges of love and heartbreak, MAMAMOO’s ‘Egotistic’ presents a fiery departure from the cliché. It’s not just a song. It’s a battle cry and a velvet-draped revolution against the backdrop of a relationship where one’s self-worth is constantly undermined.

‘Egotistic’ is a compelling examination of self-assertion and independence in the face of romantic egocentrism. It’s a powerful mosaic of Latin-inspired beats, fierce vocals, and a robust feminist disposition which has created ripples in the music industry, earning MAMAMOO both critical and popular acclaim.

The Cosmic Dance of Independence and Assertion

The song opens with celestial imagery, positioning the singer as a satellite orbiting, but definitely not subservient to, a would-be sun. The lyrics immediately establish a narrative of rejecting subordination, dismantling the notion that one person should forever circle another’s whims. It tells the story of someone who has identified the gravity of their own worth and refuses to be pulled into another’s orbital path of egotism.

The metaphor paints a vivid picture: love should not eclipse one’s vision to the point of blindness, and being someone’s partner does not mean losing oneself in their shadow. Here, MAMAMOO cleverly plays with poetic devices to assert that while relationships involve mutual gravitation, one should never lose their luminosity to another’s overpowering light.

Anthem for the Liberated Lover

As the chorus surges in, it’s a call to action—an anthem for those yearning to reclaim their narrative from a partner whose ‘me, myself and I’ approach leaves no room for reciprocity. The repetition of ‘너너너너’ (you, you, you, you) and ‘나나나나’ (me, me, me, me) contrasts selfishness with the desire for a balanced dynamic, where both individuals can thrive.

The bittersweet tones of the song do not linger on victimhood; instead, they acknowledge the hurt but swiftly move towards self-care and empowerment. In this regard, ‘Egotistic’ becomes more than a song—it becomes a soundtrack for those walking away from toxicity towards self-fulfillment.

Striking a Chord with Memorable Lines

‘화를 내도 내 입만 아프다니까’ which roughly translates to ‘Even if I get angry, it’s just my mouth that hurts,’ encapsulates the futility of confrontation with the egotistic partner. It reflects the realization that some battles are not worth the emotional toll they take and that, sometimes, silence and walking away are the most potent responses.

These words resonate with a generation tired of one-sided relationships and the cultural pressure to endure them. It speaks to a certain universality, a shared experience across borders where the act of reclaiming one’s voice happens when one chooses to no longer engage with an unworthy adversary.

The Hidden Meanings Behind the Metaphors

Beyond the surface level of rousing emancipation, ‘Egotistic’ is replete with hidden meanings and cultural nuances. ‘Bicho Malo,’ the song’s cheeky nod to a Spanish term that means ‘bad bug,’ carries the connotations of a harmful influence that one is finally ready to repel. This bilingual blend adds layers to the narrative, emphasizing the cross-cultural impact of the song’s message.

The astute use of ‘멋대로 하다,’ a Korean expression translating to ‘do as one pleases,’ serves as the critical reminder of autonomy within an intersubjective space. Here, MAMAMOO does more than entertain; they instruct, embedding within the fabric of their music the philosophy of self-respect laced with cultural wisdom.

Fusing Empowerment with Melodic Magnificence

‘Egotistic’ does not stand merely as a page torn from the diary of a fed-up lover, but as a dazzling fusion of sound and empowerment. The salsa-like guitar riffs and the rhythmic percussion carry the weight of the message as much as the words themselves. The auditory seduction of the track is designed to uplift, to inspire movement both physical and spiritual.

In essence, MAMAMOO has created an ecosystem within ‘Egotistic’ where thriving doesn’t require permission, where the beats compel us to dance the dance of the self-assured, and the harmonies elevate us to a place where our egos serve not just ourselves but each other in a respectful, equitable balance.

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