I kinda had vague ideas of politics involved in this song. I’ve been reading the topics in more detail and decided to do this one too. ^^
The translation itself is not difficult, but I guess there is a lot of background info.
Credits for various sources used at the bottom of the post.
Am I Wrong – Track 12 on Wings Album
Korean Lyrics from Naver Music.
Lyrics by: Kevin Moore
Song by: Kevin Moore
As far as I know, when they use a pre-existing foreign song, they don’t get royalties for Korean lyrics even if they had to newly write the lyrics (which is probably why the lyrics credit only Kevin Moore on Naver Music)
Koreans in general are very cynical and jaded about politics in general. However, I hope the readers don’t take some kind of 1-dimensional view of corruption. Let’s hope that the public remains educated and rational in its critique of the government and society.
Pls read other explanations as well. Always good to read various interpretations and have an open mind, so that you can make your own beliefs. ^^
Read this too. (Thank you, Xbomtori, in comments). New government scandal as of October 2016. I’ve always taken pride that as corrupt as Korean politics can be, at least it was very secular. There was greed but it made sense. The recent scandal makes me sad (although I bet the driving force for many involved is still greed).
This song was produced before the government scandal came out, so it would not have been referring to that specific incident. However, it is fitting in general regarding the society we now live in. The world’s goin’ crazy. Indeed.
The world’s goin’ crazy
And you? How bout ya?
You think it is okay?
I really don’t think it is.
Even with ears, there’s no listening
Even with eyes, there’s no seeing
A fish lives in everyone’s hearts.
Its name is SELFISH SELFISH
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