Jive Monkey Playlist: 9/21/12

For a couple months now, the mainstream K-pop bands and groups have been a little disappointing.  There were many weeks where I didn’t feel like posting because there wasn’t anything of note to write about.  Well, it seems like there has been a bevy of good albums this month that’s been making me excited.

Let’s start with FTISLAND this week.  It took me awhile to listen to all the tracks on their 4th studio album, “Five Treasure Box”.  The reason for that album title is because all 5 members have contributed to the writing and composing of the songs.  I like that the sound of their  songs sound pretty mature for their age.  Sometimes I think their sound reminds me of both Nell and CN Blue rolled into one.

The title song is “좋겠어 (I Wish)”.  The song is about a guy wishing that a girl liked him.  He’s pining from a distance but he’s not used to being the one that does the crushing.  The song starts with this cool Spanish flair from the flamenco guitar and trumpet and then goes into rock.  Through the melody you can really feel his thoughts swirling through his brain and driving him crazy.

Though I don’t understand why Hong Ki is wearing a tiara headband in the video.  What up with that, Princess Hong Ki?  You, with your soft curly locks?

FTISLAND(에프티 아일랜드) – 좋겠어 (I wish)

좋겠어

넌 너무 예뻐서 난 네가 탐이나
넌 너무 착해서 난 네가 탐이나
웬만한 여자는 쳐다본 적 없는
내가 왜 이럴까 바보처럼

매일 매일을 또
너만 떠올려
눈을 감아도 또
너만 떠올려
널 볼 때마다
난 막 심장이 떨려 숨이 막혀

Baby 나라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
lonely lonely oh 나의 사랑
네 사랑도 나였으면 좋겠어
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby 나라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
lonely lonely oh 사랑해줘
더 이상은 혼자이긴 싫은데 uh uh uh
I love you

딴 사람 만나도 난 너만 보이고
딴생각을 해도 난 너만 보이고
다른 누굴 봐도
관심조차 안 가
내가 왜 이럴까 바보처럼

사랑인가 봐 한숨도 못 자고
널 사랑하나 봐 자꾸만 생각나
널 만날 때면 난 어린아이처럼 행복해져

Baby 나라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
lonely lonely oh 나의 사랑
네 사랑도 나였으면 좋겠어
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby 나라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
lonely lonely oh 사랑해줘
더 이상은 혼자이긴 싫은데 uh uh uh
I love you

사랑해 Love me 날 믿어 Believe me
뭐든지 할 수 있어 널 위해 uh uh uh
특별한 사랑 있나
아무리 찾아도
나만한 사랑 있나
찾아봐도 없을 걸

내 맘이 보이니 내 맘이 들리니
순애보 같은
내 사랑을 받아줘 oh
널 기다리고 기다리는 내가 있잖아
난 오직 너 하나만 사랑해

Baby 너라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
love me love me oh 나를 봐줘
내 반쪽이 너였으면 좋겠어
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby 너라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
love me love me oh 널 사랑해
너 아니면 다른 사랑 안 할래
uh uh uh I love you

나라면 좋겠어 그러면 좋겠어
lonely lonely oh 사랑해줘
더 이상은 혼자이긴 싫은데
uh uh uh I love you

I wish

Because you’re so beautiful, I desire you
Because you’re so kind, I desire you
I haven’t stared at decent women
Why am I like this, like an idiot?

Every day, every day again
you pop into my head
Though I close my eyes again
you pop into my head
Whenever I look at you,
my heart pounds like I can’t breathe

Baby I wish it were me, I wish that was the case
lonely lonely oh, my love
If your love was me, I’d like that,
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby I wish it were me, I wish that was the case
lonely lonely oh, love me
Don’t want to be alone anymore uh uh uh
I love you

Though I meet someone else, I only see you
Though I think of something else, I only see you
Though I look at someone else,
I just don’t pay attention
Why am I like this, like an idiot?

It must be love, can’t sleep a wink
I must love you, keep thinking of you
Whenever I meet you, I’m giddy like a child

Baby I wish it were me, I wish that was the case
lonely lonely oh, my love
If your love was me, I’d like that,
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby I wish it were me, I wish that was the case
lonely lonely oh, love me
Don’t want to be alone anymore uh uh uh
I love you

I love you, Love me, Believe me, Believe me
I can do anything for you, uh uh uh
Is there a special love,
no matter how much you look?
Is there a love like mine,
though you look you won’t find it

Is my heart showing, can you hear my heart?
Like laying down my life for you
Accept my love oh
I’m here to wait and wait for you
I love you and only you

Baby I wish it was you, I wish that was the case
love me love me oh, look at me
I wish you were my other half
uh uh uh uh uh uh

Baby I wish it was you, I wish that was the case
love me love me oh, I love you
If it’s not you, I don’t want another love
uh uh uh I love you

I wish it were me, I wish that was the case
lonely lonely oh, love me
Don’t want to be alone anymore
uh uh uh I love you

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Speaking effeminate Korean idols, who knew that G-Dragon had sexy legs?  I so expected to see a girl and then reeled back when I saw Jiyong’s face looking back at me.

G-Dragon’s out with his first mini album, “One of a Kind”.  I don’t really get the numbering of albums in Korea.  You got your singles, your mini albums and a full studio album and all counting as different entities.  Anyhoo, I wasn’t so impressed listening to the singles that he released prior to this album.  The songs are okay and they are currently on my iPod playlist but it still left something to be desired.

Then came “크레용 (Crayon)”.  I’ll admit it.  The song title didn’t really grab me as it made me think of bubble gum pop girl groups.  But then I listened to it and “Crayon” took an entirely different meaning.  I kinda appreciate how G-Dragon incorporates American slang and actually uses it correctly in his songs.  He does better than most of the K-idols.  I took “Crayon” to mean Cray-on.  As in “she’s so cray-cray“.  Crazy.  So get your cray-on.

Not wanting to just end things there, he incorporates some Korean slang and references as well into the lyrics.  I’m just going to go through a couple of them.  지못미 (ji mot mi) is a shortened version of “지켜주지 못해서 미안해” or “Sorry, I couldn’t protect you”.  Chuli and Miae were a hip hop duo back in the day but afterwards Shin Chuli tried becoming a record producer and discovered Lee Ha Neul from DJ DOC.  Chuli and Miae also means someone who is of age/adult and underaged/minor.  So the line “I’m Chuli, you’re Miae” can have dual meanings.  Several times in the song, G-Dragon says “Head, shoulders, knees and feet.”  In English, toes makes the most sense for the sequence but the word for toes is 발가락 (bal-ga-rak) and I assume he just went with  발 (bal) because toes had too many syllables.  The word for “senses” and “persimmon” are both 감 (gam) which are homonyms in Korean.  Finally “Ring-ga-ring-ga” is from a children’s song and in the similar vein of “Ring Around the Rosy”.  Although the dance to is more of dosey doe where you link arms with your partner and swing ’round each other.  Finally, 오빠 (oppa) is what a female calls and older male or an older brother.  But I expect everyone knows that now from“Gangnam Style”.

Oooh the video is cheeky and colorful.  It’s truly in G-Dragon’s style.

G-Dragon (지 드래곤) – 크레용 (Crayon)

크레용

GET YOUR CRAYON
GET YOUR CRAYON
머리 어깨 무릎 발
swag check swag check
머리 어깨 무릎 발
swag check swag check

아직도 꿀리지 않아 yes I’m a pretty boy
난 날아다녀 so fly 날라리 boy
월화수목금토일 난 바빠
오빠 나빠 Baaaad boy

I’m a G to the D Gold N Diamonds boy
누가 아니래 U know I beez that
오늘의 DJ 나는 철이 너는 미애
아가씨 아가씨 난 순결한 지용씨
이리 와봐요 귀요미
네 남자친구는 지못미
넌 마치 닮았지 내 이상형
so give me some
김태희와 김희선
oh my god 전지현

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your

Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
머리 어깨 무릎 발 swag

내 카드는 BLACK 무한대로 싹 긁어버려
이 노랜 CRACK 무한궤도 확 돌려버려
감 떨어진 분들께
난 한 그루 감나무
콧대 높은 분들께
기죽지 않는 깡다구
어중이건 떠중이건
편견 없이 CRAYON
잘 나가던 망나니건
차별 없이 CRAYON
하나 둘 three four
왔다 갔다 돌리고
차분하게 slow it down
심심하면 좀 더 빠르게 달려라
서울 대전 대구 부산
손뼉을 치면서
노래를 부르며 즐겁게 같이 춤을 춰
링가링가링 파트너 바꿔
머리 어깨 무릎 발
무릎 발 몸을 흔들어 ROCK

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your

Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Get your crayon crayon

Get your Get Get Get Get … crayon

Come on girls Come on boys
Come on Come on Come on Come on
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on Come on Come on Come on
머리 어깨 무릎 발 swag

Crayon

GET YOUR CRAYON
GET YOUR CRAYON
Head, shoulders, knees, feet
swag check swag check
Head, shoulders, knees, feet
swag check swag check

Still second to none, yes I’m a pretty boy
I fly about, so fly, punk boy
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, I’m busy
Oppa you’re bad, Baaaad boy

I’m a G to the D Gold N Diamonds boy
Who says I’m not? U know I beez that
Today’s DJ, I’m Chuli, you’re Miae
Miss, miss, I’m Jiyong the pure
Come here cutie,
your boyfriend is sorry he couldn’t protect you
It’s as if you resemble ideal type,
so give me some
Kim Tae Hee and Kim Hee Sun
oh my god Jeon Ji Hyun

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your

Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Head, shoulders, knees, feet, swag

My card is BLACK, Infinitely swipe it
This song is CRACK , Infinite track, just turn it
To those who lost their senses,
I’m a single persimmon tree
To those that are stuck up,
I have a tenacious spirit
Anybody and everybody
without bias, CRAYON
Whether you’re somebody or nobody,
without a difference CRAYON
One, two, three, four,
back and forth, spinning around
Calmly, slow it down
If you’re bored, run a little faster
Seoul, Daejun, Daegu, Busan,
while you’re clapping your hands
while you’re singing happily, let’s dance together
Ring-ga-ring-ga-ring, change partners
Head, shoulders, knees, feet
Knees, feet, shake your body, ROCK

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon
Get your cray Get your

Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on come on
Get your crayon crayon
Get your crayon crayon

Get your Get Get Get Get… crayon

Come on girls Come on boys
Come on Come on Come on Come on
Come on girls Come on boys
Come on Come on Come on Come on
Head, shoulders, knees, feet, swag

Finally, the last song I’m featuring today is “Missing You (Feat. Kim Yoon Ah of Jaurim)”.  What an interesting collaboration but I love it.  I loved Jaurim ever since I saw them on I am a Singer.  Kim Yoon Ah’s voice is so unique and this song suits her voice so well.

It’s about someone who broke up with their significant other and perhaps regretting it.  If you just read the lyrics, it sounds so gloomy but the melody brings a new feeling to it.  Sure, it’s a standard pop song but they don’t make it seem like one.  With her voice, the whistling and G-Dragon’s rap and singing, it sounds so wistful.

G-Dragon – Missing You (Feat. 김윤아 of 자우림) (Missing You (Feat. Kim Yoon Ah of Jaurim)

G-Dragon (지 드래곤) – Missing You (Feat. 김윤아 of 자우림)

Missing You

Yeah
아무 생각 없이 평소와 같이
보통 사람들과 만나 웃고 말하지
밤이 되면 TV가 내 유일한 친구고
아침해가 떠오르면은
그제서야 잠이 들죠
너무 초라해 나 널 많이 좋아했나봐
네가 떠난 후 파란 하늘
내 눈엔 노랗게만 보여
그댄 어디서 아파해요 나 여기 있어
아님 혹시 다른 사람과
다른 사랑하니
보고싶어 my baby

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데
곁엔 아무도 없다

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

그땐 그랬지
우리사인 투명하고 깨끗했지
처음에는 애틋했지
다들 그래
알면서 왜 그랬지
(but) 갈수록 유리 깨지듯
손에 낀 반지가 빛 바래지듯
날카로운 칼에 베이듯
속박이란 사슬에 목이 죄이듯

늘 좋을 줄 만 알았던
너와의 기억도
풀리지 않던 오해 및
상처만 남아 싫어도
헤어져란 말은
끝까지 참았어야만 했는데
(그래도) 싸우고 다투던 그때가
지금보단 나을텐데

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데
곁엔 아무도 없다

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

나는 아직도 매일 눈을 뜨면
네가 옆에 있는 것만 같아
우리 함께했던 많은 시간들
되돌릴 순 없나 아-아-아-

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데
곁엔 아무도 없다 아-아-아-아-

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데
곁엔 아무도 없다

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

Missing You

Yeah
Without thinking about it, as usual
Meet, laugh and talk to normal people
When night comes, TV is my only friend
When the morning sun starts rising
that’s when I get sleepy
So pathetic, I must have liked you a lot
After you left, the blue sky
In my eyes, looks yellowish
Are you hurting somewhere? I’m right here
Or are you with someone else?
Are you loving someone else?
I miss you, my baby

Feel so gloomy but don’t have anyone to talk to
Occasionally I want to smile broadly
There’s no one by my side

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

Back then, it was like that
our relationship was transparent and uncluttered
At first it was affectionate
Everyone’s like that,
knowing that why were we like that
(but) as time went on, like glass breaking
the ring on my hand, like the shine grew dull
Like being stabbed with a sharp knife
Like being strangled with chains called restraint

Always thought it would be good,
memories of you
Beneath misunderstandings not worked out
Though I hate the hurt that’s left behind
Saying let’s breakup
Should have refrained from it to the very end
(but) Back when we were fighting and quarreling
Would have been better than now

Feel so gloomy but don’t have anyone to talk to
Occasionally I want to smile broadly
There’s no one by my side

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

Every day when I open my eyes
It’s like you’re next to me
All those time we shared together
Can’t we go back there? Ah-ah-ah

Feel so gloomy but don’t have anyone to talk to
Occasionally I want to smile broadly
There’s no one by my side, Ah-ah-ah-ah

Feel so gloomy but don’t have anyone to talk to
Occasionally I want to smile broadly
There’s no one by my side

Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

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