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IVE, Either Way: The English Lyrics & Their Meaning


“Either Way,” written by ​sunwoojunga (선우정아), Ryan S. Jhun, Luke Fitton, Lauren Aquilina & Liam O’Donnell, is a song released on the 25th of September, 2023. It is the lead single from their 2023 album, I’VE MINE. The meaning of “Either Way” lyrics by IVE is a celebration of self-acceptance and love for others, regardless of society’s judgments. In this song, the repeated phrase “Either way, I’m good” is a mantra for self-assurance. It encourages listeners to find happiness and peace on their own terms. IVE reminds us that it’s excellent to be ourselves and to love and accept others for who they are.

You can listen to IVE’s “Either Way” below.

Official MV of “Either Way” by IVE

IVE, Either Way: The English Lyrics & Their Meaning

The first verse of “Either Way” lyrics by IVE is about being misunderstood. Here, Leeseo and Rei sing “Someone says my way of speaking is unlucky.” This shows how people judge others based on the superficial traits they display. Both singers emphasize how people feel like only their option is the ultimate truth. These people believe only they know what right is and what wrong is. In the Pre-Chorus, Jang Wonyoung and Liz sing about how unfair these misunderstandings are. The singers do not understand the base where these judgments stand. Yet, they take responsibility for the misunderstandings of others. They accept that it is a part of being themselves.

In the Chorus section, IVE talks about self-assurance and self-acceptance. Here, Jang Wonyoung, An Yujin, and Gaeul sing “Either way, I’m good”, which means it doesn’t matter who judges them and what societal norms dictate. They are content with who they are. “Either way” means the idea that happiness and peace can be found without conforming to the standards set by our society. In the second Pre-Chorus, An Yujin sings about the differences between “I” and “E” by saying they should simply be “V.” This incorporates the spirit of unity and solidarity of love for each other than differences between us.

The second verse of “Either Way” by IVE sings about the complexities of friendships and our judgments of our friends. Leeseo and Rei sing how a friend they consider “sister” is labeled as someone “too playful” by others. Hence, they encourage us to embrace our individuality because people will end up judging us no matter what. We should also see a different side of someone and understand them instead of judging them upon noticing a change. Rei, in the bridge section of the song, sings, “I, I, I, Another me, Me, me, me.” She realizes that there are multiple facets to one’s identity, and each one is valid and deserving of love and acceptance. In the outro section, Liz urges us to smile regardless of what happens to us on a daily basis.

What Are the Lyrics of “Either Way” by IVE In English Translation?

These are the lyrics of IVE’s “Either Way” via Genius In English Translation:

Either Way Lyrics [아이브 “Either Way” 가사]

[Verse 1: Leeseo, Rei]
Someone says my way of speaking is unlucky
They act like they’re all that
And someone else says I’m too kind
To the point of being foolish

[Pre-Chorus: Jang Wonyoung, Liz]
Sometimes, I don’t even understand these glances
It’s unfair, but
Let’s talk about the many misunderstandings
It’s all me, after all

[Chorus: Jang Wonyoung, An Yujin, Gaeul]
Either way, I’m good
It’s all good, ooh-ooh-ooh
It’s not about who’s right or wrong
Love everyone differently
Either way, I’m good, ooh-ooh-ooh
Either way

[Verse 2: Leeseo, Rei]
To me, you’re like a sister, but
They say you’re too playful
That kid I thought was tough
Has a really soft heart

[Pre-Chorus: An Yujin]
They say it’s because I’m I and you’re E
Well, let’s just be V

[Chorus: Gaeul, Liz, Jang Wonyoung]
Either way, you’re good
It’s all good, ooh-ooh-ooh
It’s not about who’s right or wrong
Love everyone differently
Either way, you’re good, ooh-ooh-ooh
Either way

[Bridge: Rei]
I, I, I
Another me
Me, me, me

[Chorus: Liz, Leeseo, An Yujin, Jang Wonyoung]
It’s not about who’s right or wrong
Live differently, like everyone else
It’s all good, ooh-ooh-ooh
Love and hate, ooh-ooh-ooh
You can have it all
There’s no need to choose just one
Either way, we’re good, ooh-ooh-ooh

[Outro: Liz]
Let’s smile, ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
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