ILLELLA – Decrypting the Celebratory Call of the Night


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for MAMAMOO's ILLELLA at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. Nightfall Serenades: Embracing the Nocturnal Rebellion
  5. Illella’s Euphoria: The Enigma of ‘일낼라 해’
  6. Inebriated By Moonlight: A Surreal Love Story Unfolds
  7. Unleashing the Night Beast: The Hidden Meaning Behind ‘야수처럼 으르렁대’
  8. The Inescapable Lure of ‘Illella-lalla’: Memorable Lines that Resonate

Lyrics

(Hey) one, two, three
밤이 깊어져
단둘이 밤이 길어져
열두시가 뭐가 문제야
일낼라 해, 일낼라 해
골목길 밤은 깊어지고
달빛이 꽉 차올라
Ooh-ooh-ooh (이리야)
일낼라 해 (해), 일낼라, 일내 yeah

해가 뜨기 전에 난
너를 떠보고 싶은 오늘 밤 (oh-ooh)
일이 날까 일이나 낼까
별이 빛나는 밤에
너의 눈빛에 취하고 있어
아닌 척해도 티가 나 점점
일이 날까 일이나 낼까?
모두 잠든 이 밤에

이 밤은 다크나이트
또 논란이 따라와
화끈하게 don’t stop 더, 더 따라봐 (봐)
우린 야만 (야만) 말려봐라 암만
잔뜩 성이 난 야수처럼 으르렁대

One, two, three
밤이 깊어져
단둘이 밤이 길어져
열두시가 뭐가 문제야
일낼라 해, 일낼라 해
골목길 밤은 깊어지고
달빛이 꽉 차올라
Ooh-ooh-ooh (이리야)
일낼라 해, 일낼라 일내 yeah (eh, eh, eh)

Illella-lalla 해
Illella-lalla 해 (eh, eh, eh)
일낼라 해, 일낼라 일내 yeah (일내 yeah)

달밤에 기대어
너와 나 뒹굴뒹굴
부풀어 커진 마음
뒤척여 매일 밤
집에 가지 마
취하는 밤에

너와 밤거리를 헤매고 있어
모든 것들이 다 멋져 보여
일이 날까 일이나 낼까
Eh, eh, eh 이리야

One, two, three
밤이 깊어져
단둘이 밤이 길어져
열두시가 뭐가 문제야
일낼라 해 일낼라 일내 yeah (일낼라, 일내 yeah)
골목길 밤은 깊어지고
달빛이 꽉 차올라
Ooh-ooh-ooh (이리야)
일낼라 해, 일낼라, 일내 yeah

Illella-lalla 해 (hey, eh)
Illella-lalla 해 eh-eh (oh-oh-oh-oh)
일낼라 해, 일낼라, 일내 yeah
Illella-lalla 해 (la-la-la, oh-eh, yeah)
Illella-lalla 해 (일낼라 해)
일낼라 해, 일낼라, 일내 yeah

Full Lyrics

In the whimsical and inebriating soundscape of MAMAMOO’s ‘ILLELLA’, night-time becomes a carnival of youth, fervor, and rebellious charm. The song, through its pulsating beats and melodious overtures, invites listeners to shed their inhibitions and plunge into the unknown, promising adventures that twinkle under the cloak of darkness.

But beneath the vibrant party anthem veneer, ‘ILLELLA’ is more than just revelry; it’s a labyrinth of layered meanings and symbolisms. To the untrained ear, it may resonate as a call to party until dawn, but diving deeper, one can uncover the complexities and nuances embedded in the hypnotic lyrics and rhythms that are quintessentially MAMAMOO.

Nightfall Serenades: Embracing the Nocturnal Rebellion

MAMAMOO doesn’t just celebrate the night; they personify it as a stage for the wild and free. ‘ILLELLA’ starts with a ‘one, two, three,’ like a playful command to release our pretenses with the ticking clock. The night deepens, and solitude fades as the song depicts a duo, intertwined in the mystery and possibilities that after-dark hours offer.

This is not your typical tale of nightfall; it’s a saga where MAMAMOO fashions themselves as the orchestrators of a clandestine fiesta. Embracing the dark knight of nightlife, they elicit a sense of unruly excitement, standing up against the conventional notions of what’s deemed appropriate once the clock strikes midnight.

Illella’s Euphoria: The Enigma of ‘일낼라 해’

‘일낼라 해’ echoes repetitively throughout the refrain, a cryptic phrase that one cannot help but feel magnetized towards. In the context of ‘ILLELLA,’ it pulses like a mantra for the untamed spirit. It becomes a linguistic key evoking a feeling of exhilaration and celebration; it’s the heartbeat of the night’s unyielding energy.

While the exact meaning of this phrase eludes direct translation, its essence is felt—a sonic representation of ‘causing a scene’ or ‘making something happen’, embodying the visceral need to act, to express, to engage with the world in a primal and jubilant dance of freedom.

Inebriated By Moonlight: A Surreal Love Story Unfolds

As the song progresses, it’s not just the rhythm we find intoxicating, but the allure of moonlit escapades with a lover. ‘너의 눈빛에 취하고 있어’ (‘Intoxicated by the light of your eyes’) captures the seductive pull of romance under the stars. The night cocooning the lovers is both a playground and a private world where affections are magnified.

The narrative weaves through flirty encounters and stirring emotions that promise to unfurl. Here, ‘ILLELLA’ becomes the soundtrack to a cinematic courtship where the protagonists tease and tempt fate by asking ‘일이 날까 일이나 낼까’ (‘Will an incident occur, or shall we make it happen?’), edging ever closer to the precipice of passion.

Unleashing the Night Beast: The Hidden Meaning Behind ‘야수처럼 으르렁대’

In a riveting twist, MAMAMOO alludes to a more profound transformation. ‘잔뜩 성이 난 야수처럼 으르렁대’ describes the inner beast growling like an angry animal. Here lies the hidden meaning—a metaphor for our primal instincts that, under the social constructs of daylight, lay dormant.

The ‘night beast’ within us symbolizes a multifaceted psyche desperate to express not just joy, but the full spectrum of human emotion. ‘ILLELLA’ thus can be seen as commentary on the societal cages that restrain. The song champions our raw authenticity that can only be liberated under the comforting veil of dusk.

The Inescapable Lure of ‘Illella-lalla’: Memorable Lines that Resonate

MAMAMOO has a finesse for embedding lines that echo long after the music fades. ‘Illella-lalla 해 (eh, eh, eh)’—with its playful variation of the central phrase ‘일낼라 해’—serves as this anthem’s rally cry. It’s addictive and rolls off the tongue like a chant that one cannot help but be swayed by.

These bewitching lyrics operate on an almost hypnotic level, ensuring that ‘ILLELLA’ is not just a fleeting experience but a recurring echo in the listener’s mind. It cements the celebratory theme and encapsulates the spirit of a youthful night—one that’s daring, entrancing, and ultimately unapologetic.

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