TAEMIN 태민_Pretty Boy ft. KAI (EXO) Music Video

I am a big fan of the Korean group SHINee in general and the often androgynous Taemin in particular. In this song he addresses his “pretty boy” image and confronts toxic masculinity – for example in this line: “Why is being sensitive and prepared the opposite of being a man?”

SHINee’s Taemin – Pretty Boy

Taemin – Pretty Boy Lyrics

English Translation:

Hey, my thick eye lid crease
Born with an eye smile and laid back nature
Hey, my high bridged nose
My natural smile
Makes you go, oh my god

Every day Every day
Every day Every night
The excessive worries that surround me
Rumors and interceptions
Every day Every day
Again, every night
But I’m fresh
I’ve escaped the rat race
Yes tonight

Cause I do it I do it for you
I won’t pretend to be innocent like a puppet
Everyone talks so easily

I may always seem pretty, I may always seem good
I may seem nice, I may seem soft
But that’s all a part of your imagination that’s over my head
(Pretty Boy)

They say pretty boys are always like this
They say pretty boys just follow along the flow of things
I’m above the imaginations in your head
(Pretty Boy)

Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Hey you, tough guy
Relax your hardened shoulders
Hey feel the way I move

I’m like a speeding train
You’ll be surprised
Look at that poor girl, I hope you notice
She says “you’re a guy so…” like a habit
Why is being sensitive and prepared the opposite of being a man?

Cause I do it I do it for you
I won’t pretend to be innocent like a puppet
Everyone talks so easily

I may always seem pretty, I may always seem good
I may seem nice, I may seem soft
But that’s all a part of your imagination that’s over my head
(Pretty Boy)

They say pretty boys are always like this
They say pretty boys just follow along the flow of things
I’m above the imaginations in your head
(Pretty Boy)

Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

What kind of man do you want?
You want a manly man on the outside?
Think about it
What kind of man do you want?
Even with the same words, I’ll give you a different kind of trust

Baby, I’m not some greenhouse plant that everyone easily talks about
Baby, rather than the tough guys who are all talk
I’ll give you a different kind of trust
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

I may always seem pretty, I may always seem good
I may seem nice, I may seem soft
But that’s all a part of your imagination that’s over my head
(Pretty Boy)

They say pretty boys are always like this
They say pretty boys just follow along the flow of things
I’m above the imaginations in your head
(Pretty Boy)

Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Romanized:

Hey jiteun nunkkeopul tagonan deut
Mudeonan nunjitgwa yeoyu
Hey nopeun nae kokkeut jayeonseure jin
Useume neon oh my god

Every day every day
Every day every night
Nal dulleossan gwahan geokjeong rumeo chamgyeongwa
Every day every day
Dasi every night
Geunde nan sinseonhae
Chetbakwireul beoseonatji yes tonight

Cause I do it I do it neol wihan
Sunjinhan cheok kkokdugaksineun haejul ri eobtji
Dadeul swipgedeul swipgedeul malhajiman

Hangsang yeppeugeman bareugeman boyeodo
Sesang chakhageman yeorigeman boyeodo
Nal neomgyeojipeun sangsangppunil geol (Pretty Boy)
Yeppeun namja ireol geoda malhaedo
Bunmyeong heureudeusi ttaragal geol malhaedo
Nan ne meorissok sangsang bakkil geol (Pretty Boy)
Pretty Boy Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Hey geogi teopeugai
Dolgachi gudeo beorin eokkae him jom ppae
Hey feel the way I move

Like pokju gigwancha gata neon kkamjjak nollan
Gayeoun geunyeol bwa nunchichaegil baram
‘namjaga neon namjaga’ ipbeoreut
Wae seomseham junbiseongi namjawa banbirye

Cause I do it I do it neol wihan
Sunjinhan cheok kkokdugaksineun haejul ri eobtji
Dadeul swipgedeul swipgedeul malhajiman

Hangsang yeppeugeman bareugeman boyeodo
Sesang chakhageman yeorigeman boyeodo
Nal neomgyeojipeun sangsangppunil geol (Pretty Boy)
Yeppeun namja ireol geoda malhaedo
Bunmyeong heureudeusi ttaragal geol malhaedo
Nan ne meorissok sangsang bakkil geol (Pretty Boy)
Pretty Boy Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Eotteon namjareul wonhae neon? Geonmoseubi
Namjadaun geol wonhae? Saenggakhaebwa
Eotteon namjareul wonhae neon? Gateun maldo
Naneun mwonga dareun mideumeul julge nege

Baby nan swipgedeul malhaneun geureon
Onsil sok hwachoga anin geol
Baby malppunin geonman geochin namjawaneun
Naneun mwonga dareun mideumeul julge nege
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Hangsang yeppeugeman bareugeman boyeodo
Sesang chakhageman yeorigeman boyeodo
Nal neomgyeojipeun sangsangppunil geol (Pretty Boy)
Yeppeun namja ireol geoda malhaedo
Bunmyeong heureudeusi ttaragal geol malhaedo
Nan ne meorissok sangsang bakkil geol (Pretty Boy)
Pretty Boy Pretty Boy Pretty Boy
P R E double T Y Pretty Boy

Translation Credits: pop!gasa
Romanizations by: kpoplyrics.net

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