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In the lyrics of the song by Big Bang. The great k pop boy band. "loser, lonely me, faking tough, and cowardly." I wanna know the meaning of lonely me and faking tough. please tell me. I wanna sing this song in English. Is there any verb form of fake?

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    These aren't special phrases and mean what the words say literally.
    – LawrenceC
    Jan 8, 2021 at 20:13

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"Lonely me" is a way of stating your loneliness. It is often said as a lament, along the lines of "poor you". There is nothing unusual about the phrase at all, but I can see how an English learner would find it unusual - we wouldn't say "Lonely I".

That's just the difference between the personal pronouns 'I' and 'me' - the former is used as the subject and the latter is used as the object.

"Lonely me" says more than "I am lonely". It suggests that the adjective describes the person, that they are perhaps perpetually lonely, whereas "I am lonely" could just be a statement of your current feelings.


"Faking tough" means that someone is pretending to be tough (physically or mentally strong).

"Tough" is normally an adjective - you would say someone is tough. A more verbose way of saying this would be "faking being tough". However, an adjective can sometimes be a noun representing the state or quality of that it describes. The actual noun would be 'toughness', so you could also say "faking toughness", but "faking tough" works just as well.

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