Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/26/11

Bang Yong Guk.  Gawd, I just love his voice.  You can’t tell by the sweet photo above on the left but he’s got this deep voice for a Korean.  When you hear his music, you imagine the picture on the right.  I guess his rapping style reminds me of Eminem.  I’ll stop there because I refuse to call him the Korean Eminem.  He’s not.  Some people have even said that he’s a second T.O.P.  They both have the deep voice working for them but I think their musical styles are quite different.  There is something playful about T.O.P.’s rapping, while Bang Yong Guk has the seriousness of Eminem.

He caught a lot of people’s ears when he did the rap for Song Ji Eun’s “미친거니 (Are you crazy?)”.  The music video for that song caught my eye because a) the plot copied Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” MV and b) the cinematography for it is simply 10 times more beautiful than “Flashing Lights”.  The contradiction between the visual and the obsessive lyrics makes the video more chilling than “Flashing Lights”.

After the success of “미친거니 (Are you crazy?),” he began to prepare for his own album.  He has even gained Netizen interest for being one of those idol rappers that possess the talent to write and produce his songs. “I Remember” is no exception as he co-produced the track with Chance of One Way and it features the singing talents of Yang Yo Seob from B2ST.

I Remember

다 지옥 같던 우리의 기억이
왜 아직도 머릿속에 남아있는지
난 모르겠어
지난 날 전부 기억할게
날 갖고 놀던 것
덕분에
모든 게 난 다 뒤 바뀌었어
그저 앞에서 환하게 웃던 예전에
내 모습은 없어
난 그 어떤 사랑이 와도 웃겨
다 구겨진 심장
어떻게든 널 잊어보려 했어
내가 먼저 누구보다 잘나져서
날 보면서
네가 후회하길 바랬어
그래 너 그렇게 무시하던 내 음악도
이젠 서울 거리에 울려 퍼지니까
(Rock on)
우리 예전 습관들이 붙잡고
악몽 같던
네 생각에 홀려 빠져들지 매번
그래도 사랑했던 너였기에
절대 잊지 않아 Yes, I Remember

눈을 감아도(도)
우릴 비추던
빛이 아직도(도) 그대로 있어
소중했던 시간들 난 깊이 간직하겠어
많은 시간 속(속) 아픔이 와도
영원을 약속(속) 했던 나날들
그 순간만큼 끝토록 절대 잊지 않겠어
I Remember

I Don’t Know What You Done to me
Just Like That
집어치워 난 사랑 따윈 안 해
I Came Back, Yeah
모두 버려 더 이상은 필요 없어 난
이제 너 없이 잠들 수 있어
너 없는 Spotlight
빈자리를 비추어
즉, 내가 꾸는 꿈의 가치를 믿지 못해
날 버린 이 현실에 내가 미쳐
I’m Hot Stuff
너 같은 애들이 만나달라고
간청할 때 주는 상처는
내 나름대로 악하게 살아가는 법
계속됐던 이별 후에
내게 남은 건
영원할 거란 약속은 결국 없어
그게 날 여기까지 오게 만들었지 매번
네 손으로 직접 놓아버린 날
두 번 다시는 쳐다도 보지마
네 생각도 나와 같다고 믿을게
절대 잊지 않아 Yes, I Remember

눈을 감아도(도)
우릴 비추던
빛이 아직도(도) 그대로 있어
소중했던 시간들 난 깊이 간직하겠어
많은 시간 속(속) 아픔이 와도
영원을 약속(속) 했던 나날들
그 순간만큼 끝토록 절대 잊지 않겠어
I Remember

함께 하자는 약속
영원토록 (이곳에 간직할게)
잠시 이 길을 홀로 걸어가도
내 모든 걸 네게 보여줄게

눈을 감아도(도)
우릴 비추던
빛이 아직도(도) 그대로 있어
소중했던 시간들 난 깊이 간직하겠어
많은 시간 속(속) 아픔이 와도
영원을 약속(속) 했던 나날들
그 순간만큼 끝토록 절대 잊지 않겠어
I Remember

I Remember

Hellish memories of us
Why you remain in my head
I don’t know
I remember all you’ve done
How you played me
Because of you
everything turned upside down
The way you smiled at me before
No sight of my image
I’ll laugh at any love that comes
My crushed heart
No matter what, I’ll forget it all
I’ll let go before anyone else
Watching me,
hoped you regret what you’ve done
Like how you neglected my music
Now it echoes on the streets of Seoul
(Rock on)
I’ll hold on to our old habits
Like a nightmare,
I’m always possessed by thoughts of you
Because I loved you
I’ll never forget Yes, I Remember

When I close my eyes,
The radiance of us
The radiance still remains
I’ll deeply treasure our significant times
If I have to endure the painful moments
The days of everlasting promise
Won’t forget those moments ‘til the end
I Remember

I Don’t Know What You Done to me
Just Like That
Forget it, I’m not gonna love.
I Came Back, Yeah
Throw it away, I don’t need it anymore
Now I can sleep without you
The spotlight without you
Shining on an empty space
That is, I don’t trust the value of dreams
Going crazy over the truth I abandoned
I’m Hot Stuff
Wanting me to meet people like you
Until you beg, I’ll take the pain
And live in my own wicked ways
After breaking up repeatedly
All that’s left of me
In the end, promises don’t last forever
You always made me reach this point
With your hands, you freely let go of me
Don’t look at me again
I’ll believe that you feel the same way
I’ll never forget Yes, I Remember

When I close my eyes,
The radiance of us
The radiance still remains
I’ll deeply treasure our significant times
If I have to endure the painful moments
The days of everlasting promise
Won’t forget those moments ‘til the end
I Remember

Making promises together
Eternally (I’ll treasure this place)
Even if I walk this road alone for a while
I’ll show you everything

When I close my eyes,
The radiance of us
The radiance still remains
I’ll deeply treasure our significant times
If I have to endure the painful moments
The days of everlasting promise
Won’t forget those moments ‘til the end
I Remember

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