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Psy's 'Gentleman' English Translation: What Does It Mean?

So by now most of the world has heard Psy's new single, "Gentleman." But for those who don't understand Korean, what do the lyrics mean?
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"Gentleman"
(Photo : single cover)

So by now most of the world has heard Psy's new single, "Gentleman." But for those who don't understand Korean, what do the lyrics mean?

Just like with his hit single "Gangnam Style," Psy has incorporated catchy English-language phrases in his latest song, "Gentleman." It is easy to pick out the hook, "I'm a mother-father-gentleman," and other choice lyrics, "Damn girl! You so freakin' sexy" or "Gonna make you sweat. Gonna make you wet." But what about the rest of it?

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In the same satirical form of it's predecessor, "Gentleman" is expressing the contradiction of a man who says he is a gentleman, but acts just the opposite.

Aside from some initial misunderstanding about the hook's actual lyrics (many people thought Psy was dropping the F-bomb), there have been a lot of questions posted around the internet. "Is Psy singing about gonorrhea??" posted one YouTube commenter. "West side?" asked another. To clarify: no, and no.

To make things easier for everyone, here is a translation of Psy's lyrics for "Gentleman"

I don't know if you know why it needs to be hot
I don't know if you know why it needs to be clean
I don't know if you know, it'll be a problem if you're confused
I don't know if you know but we like, we we we like to party

Hey there
If I'm going to introduce myself
I'm a cool guy with courage, spirit and craziness
What you wanna hear, what you wanna do is me
Damn! Girl! You so freakin sexy!

* Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

** I'm a
Ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a
Ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman

I don't know if you know why it needs to be smooth
I don't know if you know why it needs to be sexy
I don't know if you know darling, hurry and come be crazy
I don't know if you know, it's crazy, crazy, hurry up

Hey there
Your head, waist, legs, calves
Good! Feeling feeling? Good! It's soft
I'll make you gasp and I'll make you scream
Damn! Girl! I'm a party mafia!

* Repeat

** Repeat

Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am Wet PSY

Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet.
You know who I am
Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! PSY! PSY! PSY!
Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

** Repeat

Mother father gentleman

Mother father gentleman

Translation credit: popgasa.com

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