Mansae – Unraveling the Joys of Youthful Love


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Seventeen's Mansae at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. Championing the Beat of Adolescence
  5. The Hidden Choreography of Courtship
  6. A Symphony of Defiant Jealousy
  7. Romantic Glossaries and Noteworthy Phrases
  8. The Audible Joy of Unabashed Hope

Lyrics

Yeh alright
Say the name Seventeen, yep
내 맘 때리는 gesture
만세 삼창하지 백 번
But 깨고 나선 매번 say I’m so stupid

꿈 속에선 매일 매일 (ah ha)
네가 내 왼팔에 팔짱 끼지
꿈만 깨면 왜이래 (ah ha)
마치 영희 없는 철수 같이

어떡해 아 머리 속에 가득
할말이 많은데
누가 대신 말 좀 해줘

Vernon let’s go
Uh 그녀를 노렸어 내가
한번 찍었으면 yeah I gotta slam dunk
너만 여주가 돼줌 이건 명 작품
S.Coups let’s go
알쏭달쏭 눈빛에 쩔쩔매 말 한마디 건네기가 왜 힘이 듭니까
아버지도 어머님께 이랬습니까 woo

무뚝뚝한 내가
이젠 평소 에도 널 걱정해
길을 걸을 때 baby
위험하니까 꼭 안쪽으로 걸어

잠깐 소녀야 절대 넌 다른 사람에게 녹지마
내가 질투 나잖아
잠깐 소녀야 지금부터 널 내꺼라고 부를 거야
소심해도 세심한걸 이제부터 나를 봐줘 my lady

만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
네가 나를 볼 때면 워
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
매일 너를 꿈 꾸지 워

너라는 꽃이 피었습니다
너라는 꽃을 바라보니까
들었나 놨다 하지 맙시다 애가 타니까

애가 타니까
너는 이 넓디 넓은 잔디밭의 제대로 된 홍일점
내 눈에는 너뿐이야 누가 이의 있습니까 (hi)

무뚝뚝한 내가
이젠 평소 에도 널 걱정해
길을 걸을 때 baby
위험하니까 꼭 안쪽으로 걸어

잠깐 소녀야 절대 넌 다른 사람에게 녹지마
내가 질투 나잖아
잠깐 소녀야 지금부터 널 내꺼라고 부를 거야
소심해도 세심한걸 이제부터 나를 봐줘 my lady

안자고 뭐해 너네 집 앞이야 잠깐 나올래
아무리 바빠도 너를 챙겨
어디를 가도 너를 지킬 거야
콩깍지 씐 김에 니 부드런 손에 깍지도 살며시 껴볼래 girl
Bad bad bad bad girl
더 이상은 밀지마

잠깐 소녀야 절대 넌 다른 사람에게 녹지마
내가 질투 나잖아 (질투가 질투가 질투가 질투가)
잠깐 소녀야 지금부터 널 내꺼라고 부를 거야
소심해도 세심한걸 이제부터 나를 봐줘 my lady

만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
네가 나를 볼 때면 워
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
만세 만세 만세 yeh
매일 너를 꿈 꾸지 워

Full Lyrics

At face value, ‘Mansae’ by Seventeen reads like a buoyant anthem, laden with the teenage exuberance and the pulse of first love. However, to dismiss it as just another pop song would be to overlook the rich layers of emotion and traditional Korean elements embedded in its soaring melodies and spirited chants.

The song’s title, ‘Mansae,’ translates to ‘Hurray’ or ‘Long Live’ in Korean, a fitting declaration for the impassioned hearts of the group’s thirteen members. It’s a celebration, a hope-filled proclamation—both for their love interest and their burgeoning careers. Let us dive into the intricacies that make ‘Mansae’ more than a catchy hook; let’s uncover its heart.

Championing the Beat of Adolescence

At its core, ‘Mansae’ exudes the breathless excitement that accompanies youth’s every triumph and tribulation. The relentless energy of the track replicates the highs and lows of a young heart in pursuit of affection, each beat a step closer to the object of their desire. The repeated chants of ‘Mansae’ serve as both a cheering squad for their romantic endeavours and an audible representation of their striving spirits.

Each verse is carefully crafted to illustrate the push-and-pull of teenage desire and insecurity. The gestures that strike their hearts, the dreams that seem within arm’s reach only to dissipate with morning’s light—these are quintessential elements of a coming-of-age narrative painted over a vibrant pop canvas.

The Hidden Choreography of Courtship

The push to stake a claim, to boldly declare ‘you’re mine’ amidst the crushing weight of burgeoning emotions, is a delicate dance that ‘Mansae’ illustrates with poetic precision. Each line speaks to the hesitancy of unspoken love, the tongue-tied fear that one might come on too strong or not strong enough.

Seventeen manages to encapsulate the universal awkwardness of young love without sacrificing charm or sincerity. Their narrative takes us through the age-old ritual of courtship, where even the gesture of walking on the dangerous side of the sidewalk to protect one’s beloved becomes a heroic, if not endearingly clumsy, ballet.

A Symphony of Defiant Jealousy

While ‘Mansae’ revels in the light-hearted upliftment of infatuation, it doesn’t shy away from the possessiveness that can taint its purity. The pleas to the object of affection to remain exclusive, the sparks of jealousy at the prospect of attention paid elsewhere, place the song in the throes of emotive disarray that is as honest as it is compelling.

Yet, even within this admission of jealousy, there’s an undercurrent of innocence. It springs not from malice but from the intense desire to be the sole focus of their lady’s gaze, showing the duality of love as both selfish and utterly selfless.

Romantic Glossaries and Noteworthy Phrases

From ‘kongkkakji’ to the repeated references of the girl as a flower in full bloom, the songwriters tap into cultural cues and colloquialisms to paint a vivid picture. This localization of language not only grounds the song in its cultural context but translates effortlessly across international barriers, the emotions it conjures universal in their appeal.

Phrases like ‘Bad bad bad bad girl, don’t push me away anymore’ and the persistent calls to not melt in the presence of another tap into the universal lexicon of love’s desperation and the inherent fear of loss. These lines ring in the listener’s ears long after the song has ended, testament to their evocative power.

The Audible Joy of Unabashed Hope

Reading between the lines of ‘Mansae’ reveals an undercurrent of optimism—it sows seeds of hope into the fabric of its melodies. As much as it is about recognizing the potential for pain in love, it is also a full-throated celebration of the very act of falling.

There’s a reason the song insists on meddling in the realms of dreams and reality, echoing the persistence of daydreams that often accompany young love. It’s a marker of belief in the impossible, a rowdy, resounding chorus that elevates the spirit and leaves a resonant message: in love, like in life, there’s always a reason to shout ‘Mansae’.

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