Gotta Go – The Midnight Yearning of Modern Love


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for CHUNG HA's Gotta Go at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. The Cinderella Complex: Beyond the Fairy Tale
  5. The Unspoken Bond: ‘You’re reading my heart’
  6. Dancing with Time: The Interplay of Emotions and the Clock
  7. The Heart’s Whisper: ‘Gotta go, gotta go 12시’
  8. The Hidden Meaning: Embracing the Inevitable Goodbye

Lyrics

Yeah I like it 니가 말을 놓는 것도
Like it 너의 작은 말투도
나쁘지 않은걸
Boy you know know know know
Like the way 말없이 손을 잡고
Like the way 조금은 놀래도
싫지가 않은걸
You know boy boy boy boy
물감처럼 파랗던
하늘은 벌써 까맣고
감정은 더 깊어져 yeah
I gotta tell you this
우리 둘만 느껴지는 이상한 느낌
나도 너무 좋아 but it’s too late

아쉬워 벌써 12시
어떡해 벌써 12시네
보내주기 싫은걸 (싫은걸)
알고 있어 how you feel it

음악에 맞춰 사랑을 속삭이고 싶어
솔직히 우리 둘 맘이 같은 걸
Gotta go, gotta go 12시
같은 생각인 걸 알고 있는데
더 이상은 솔직할 수 없는 걸
Gotta go, gotta go 12시

어쩜 우린 닮은 것도 많아
취향 취미 먹을 때도 말야 음
You’re reading my heart (oh wow)
좀 더 일찍 알았다면
어땠을까 생각하게 돼 yeah

별들은 더 빛나고
시간은 점점 지나고
감성은 더 짙어져 yeah
I gotta tell you this
너에게만 느껴지는 포근한 느낌
나도 너무 좋아 but it’s too late

아쉬워 벌써 12시
어떡해 벌써 12시네
보내주기 싫은 걸
알고 있어 how you feel it

음악에 맞춰 사랑을 속삭이고 싶어
솔직히 우리 둘 맘이 같은 걸
Gotta go, gotta go 12시
같은 생각인 걸 알고 있는데
더 이상은 솔직할 수 없는 걸
Gotta go, gotta go 12시

구석에 맘 한구석에
조그만 끈 붙잡고 있는 걸
Baby don’t wanna be alone
늦으면 더 늦어지면
어쩌면 다 놓아버릴지 몰라
I’m really trying to make you see

아쉬워 벌써 12시
어떡해 벌써 12시네
보내주기 싫은걸 (싫은걸)
알고 있어 how you feel it

Gotta go, gotta go 12시

Full Lyrics

In a world where clock ticks dominate the essence of our interactions, CHUNG HA’s ‘Gotta Go’ emerges as a modern anthem of transient love and the ache of timeless constraints. The song, as ephemeral in its beat as in its subject matter, captures a moment at the brink of expiration – the dreaded midnight deadline of Cinderella’s curfew reimagined for today’s romantic.

Through its urgent beats and CHUNG HA’s evocative voice, ‘Gotta Go’ transcends language barriers and taps into a universal pulse. It’s a track swathed in the hues of yearning, drenched in the ticking tock of time slipping away. Delving deeper into its texture and lyrics reveals layers beyond a mere pop song – it’s a narrative of longing, layered with cultural nuances and a shared human experience.

The Cinderella Complex: Beyond the Fairy Tale

CHUNG HA’s ‘Gotta Go’ is not just a nod to the classic Cinderella story; it’s a reinterpretation laced with contemporary realism. The stroke of midnight ushers in a hard stop to the magic, an analogy to the reality of modern relationships governed by societal norms and personal barriers. It serves as a reminder that unlike fairy tales, our moments of connection are often fleeting, subject to the pressures of our obligations and the relentless march of time.

The imagery of turning skies from blue to black as night deepens mirrors the transformation within the narrative – from potential to urgency, from possibility to parting. It’s a song that stirs within its listeners a recognition of their own time-bound engagements, a reflection of the loves they’ve clutched with desperation as the clock unwinds.

The Unspoken Bond: ‘You’re reading my heart’

At its core, ‘Gotta Go’ spins the tale of a connection ripe with potential, a just-bloomed romance awash with mutual understanding. ‘You’re reading my heart,’ CHUNG HA sings, indicating a bond that transcends spoken affirmations, a coupling aligned in silent heartbeat rhythms. It’s the age-old dance of lovers bound by something unexplainable – a cosmic chemistry that can be felt, if not always uttered.

The lyrics depict the intimacy of shared tastes, hobbies, and the ‘조그만 끈’ – the tiny string that they hold onto – suggesting despite the encroaching deadline, there’s a reluctance to let go. In the fleeting hours, they find congruity, a mirrored sentiment that is poignantly aware of the approaching end.

Dancing with Time: The Interplay of Emotions and the Clock

The repetition of the lament ‘아쉬워 벌써 12시’ (It’s regrettable, it’s already 12 o’clock) anchors the song in the tension between desire and the dictates of time. This refrain is a sorrowful dance step repeated, a rhythmic pulse that conveys an urgency conflicting with the natural desire to linger. The ticking undertone of the song is not just a rhythm to move to but a metaphor for the emotional interplay occurring as moments slip into memories.

This push and pull between the present and the looming future creates a dynamic soundscape. CHUNG HA’s vocal delivery encapsulates a spectrum – from gentle longing to the determined delivery of the ‘Gotta go, gotta go 12시’ – painting a vivid image of the emotional tug-of-war at the twilight of the night.

The Heart’s Whisper: ‘Gotta go, gotta go 12시’

One of the song’s most memorable lines, ‘Gotta go, gotta go 12시,’ captures the reluctant admittance of reality against the heart’s whispers of longing. The repetition and rhythm imbue the track with an almost hypnotic quality, entrancing the listener into the song’s emotional depth. It’s a modern siren call, reminding us of the moments when we too have felt the bittersweet sting of parting just as we’ve basked in the warmth of connection.

The line resonates with the album’s larger narrative of confrontation with the inevitable. CHUNG HA serves as both the protagonist locked in a dance against time and the narrator who understands that such moments, no matter how promising, are fleeting by their very nature.

The Hidden Meaning: Embracing the Inevitable Goodbye

Deconstruction of ‘Gotta Go’ reveals a hidden layer: the acceptance of the impermanence that permeates love and life. The repeated recognition that ‘it’s too late’ is not a surrender but an embrace of the ephemeral nature of human experiences. CHUNG HA acknowledges the unchangeable fate, even as she revels in the intimacy of a connection that cannot last.

This realization imbues the song with a melancholic beauty – a recognition that each ending is also a moment of appreciation for what has transpired. ‘Gotta Go’ is more than a track about the tyranny of time; it’s about the poignancy of saying goodbye, not with resentment, but with the silent acknowledgment of shared beauty against the odds. It is within this tension that CHUNG HA’s ‘Gotta Go’ finds its true poetic strength – making the most of every fleeting moment before the clock strikes twelve.

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