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Oppa Songun Style

by | September 23rd, 2012 | 07:00 am
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In case you missed it, the Pyongyang Style parody of Gangnam Style has hit YouTube.  The only problem is the title: we prefer Songun Style.

And in case you’re one of the four humans on the planet who have not seen the original, it’s the perfect antidote to all that 60s and 70s nostalgia posted by my colleague Marc Noland. Sorry, I’m addicted; it’s finally managed to displace Party Rock as my “most listened.” Plus, since The Atlantic has weighed in with a spot-on interpretation of all the class issues, I can feel middle-brow, too.

But the great, trashy video of PSY dancing through Gangnam raised a thought. Is the slightly corpulent PSY Kim Jong Un in drag? Could this be the video that brings the regime down? You be the judge, but I say time for a massive PSYops balloon launch…

Gangnam Style

English Translation (thanks to Kpop Lyrics)

 

Oppa [the character in the vid] is Gangnam style

Gangnam style

 

A girl who is warm and humane during the day

A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee

A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes

A girl with that kind of twist

 

I’m a guy

A guy who is as warm as you during the day

A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down

A guy whose heart bursts when night comes

That kind of guy

 

Beautiful, loveable

Yes you, hey, yes you, hey

Beautiful, loveable

Yes you, hey, yes you, hey

Now let’s go until the end

 

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style

Oppa is Gangnam style

 

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

 

A girl who looks quiet but plays when she plays

A girl who puts her hair down when the right time comes

A girl who covers herself but is more sexy than a girl who bares it all

A sensable girl like that

 

I’m a guy

A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays

A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes

A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles

That kind of guy

 

Beautiful, loveable

Yes you, hey, yes you, hey

Beautiful, loveable

Yes you, hey, yes you, hey

Now let’s go until the end

 

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style

Oppa is Gangnam style, Gangnam style

Oppa is Gangnam style

 

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh

 

On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby

I’m a man who knows a thing or two

On top of the running man is the flying man, baby baby

I’m a man who knows a thing or two

 

You know what I’m saying

Oppa is Gangnam style

 

Eh- Sexy Lady, Oppa is Gangnam style

Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh