Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/16/13

There are some groups I’ve been keeping an eye on lately.  It took a little time for me to take to the group itself or their music but there are some merits.

I don’t know what it is about the Brown Eyed Girls but I just don’t love their music.  It’s weird because I love their solo endeavors but as a group I’m just… whatever.  It’s not that I hate their music but it never quite made me jive.

So I’ve been taking my time with their latest release, “Black Box”.  “Kill Bill” sounds funny in that tongue-in-cheek kind of way but the melody and style sounds a little been there, done that.  “Satisfaction” reminds me a lot of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” but it just makes me want to search for “Toxic” on my Ipod rather than listen to “Satisfaction”.

On the other hand, “날아갈래 (I Want to Fly)” has a jazzy R&B/disco vibe which peaked my interest.  It’s not as if they haven’t dabbled in a retro style but there was something so sweet and flighty about the singing here.  Even the voices resemble flutes during the echo portions of the singing.  In contrast, Miryo balances the higher pitch with her charming, husky rap.  It’s a cute long-distance love song.

*새빨간 거짓말 (seh-bbal-gan guh-jit-mal) translates literally as “Red Lie” using the color red to describe that it is something that cannot be hidden.  However, the English equivalent translates as “Boldfaced Lie”.

Brown Eyed Girls – 날아갈래 (I Want to Fly)

브라운 아이드 걸스 – 날아갈래

날아갈래

You know…
The city reminds me of u…
I still remember you… I miss u…
Cuz you’re different and special…

낯설었던 거리,
그 거리보다 더 낯설던 너
(그런 너를 기억해)
들떠있던 걸음, 말랑거렸었던 우리 얘기

새빨간 거짓말*
친구로 지내자고 말하지마
(별의별 다른 말을 둘러대)
새빨간 입술에 숨겨놨던 그 말은 뭐였어

Stop

니가 날 바라볼 때
니가 날 스쳤을 때
Ah~ Ah~
조금 나른한 듯한
눈으로 날 만질 때
Ah~ Ah~

너에게로 날아갈래

하늘이 닿아있잖아
long distance 어려운 게 아냐
아직 그 때 그 감정이 남아 있으
눈을 감아봐 그때와 비슷한
sweet 멜로디가 들려 da da da~

거긴 지금 몇시 일어나긴 했니 난 밤인데
(아른아른 거려 넌)
너는 지금 어디,
너의 맘은 어디 난 궁금해

흐린 하늘 보면
니 하늘에 떠있던 구름일까
(별의별 생각으로 널 원해)
비라도 내리면 급한 맘이 차갑게 식을까

Stop

니가 날 바라볼 때
니가 날 스쳤을 때
Ah~ Ah~
조금 나른한 듯한
눈으로 날 만질 때
Ah~ Ah~

너에게로 날아갈래

그땐 얘기할래
그땐 안아볼래
돌려서 말하면 뭘 해
알면서 뭐를 더 원해

눈으로, 손으로, 몸으로, 하던 말
말로 해보자, 그땐

이국적이었던 분위기에 취해
잠깐 바람이 들었던 가벼운 게 아냐
아아아아 (너도 알지)
아아아아 (아, 예)
너를 다시 만날 날을 캘린더 위에
체크해놓고 손꼽아 기다리는 게 나야
아아아아, 이제 너에게로 날아갈래

날 바라보면
다시 날 스친다면
Ah~ Ah~
조금 나른한 듯한
눈이 날 또 만지면
Ah~ Ah~
니 곁에서 난 머물래

너무나 그리웠어
Since we kissed and…
너도 나와 같을 거야

I Want to Fly

You know…
The city reminds me of u
I still remember you… I miss u…
Cuz you’re different and special…

Unfamiliar territory,
more than the territory, the unfamiliar you
(I remember that version of you)
Enthusiastic step, our talks feeling soft

Boldfaced lies
Don’t say let’s just be friends
(Making up all sorts of things)
Hiding within your red lips, what were you going to say?

Stop

When you look at me
When you pass by me
Ah~ Ah~
Seems a bit passive
When you touch me with your eyes
Ah~ Ah~

I want to fly to you

In touch with heaven
Long distance isn’t that hard
Those old feelings still exist
Close your eyes, it’s the same as before
Sweet, I hear the melody, da da da~

What time did you wake up there? It’s night for me
(You’re shimmering)
Where are you right now,
wondering where your heart is right now

When I look at the cloudy skies
Is it the cloud that’s over your skies?
(With all sorts of thoughts, I want you)
If only rain falls, will my impatience cool down?

Stop

When you look at me
When you pass by me
Ah~ Ah~
Seems a bit passive
When you touch me with your eyes
Ah~ Ah~

I want to fly to you

I want to say it then
I want to hug you then
What’s the point of talking around it?
When you know it well, what more do you want?

With eyes, hands, body, words said
Let’s talk about it, then

Drunk on what was an exotic atmosphere
Briefly carried by the wind, it’s not that I’m easy
Ah ah ah ah (you know it too, right?)
Ah ah ah ah (Ah, yeah)
The day we’ll meet again, on the calendar
Check it off, counting down on my fingers
Ah ah ah ah, now I want to fly to you

When you look at me
If you pass by me again
Ah~ Ah~
Seems a bit passive
If you touch me with your eyes again
Ah~ Ah~
I want to nest by your side

Completely longed for it
Since we kissed and…
I know you’re the same as me

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EXO is kind of new idol group managed by S.M.  I’ve definitely been keeping an ear out for them and it’s interesting that this 12 member group is made up of both Korean and Chinese members.  That’s a lot of members.  I’ll be honest.  It would be a big feat if I get to learn the names and know even half of these members.  I don’t really know all the members of Super Junior by name and they’ve been around for awhile.

Their sub-unit groups are called EXO-K and EXO-M and made up of the 6 members each who sing and rap the songs in Korean and Chinese (Mandarin), respectively.  Although I only understand the Korean versions.

I wasn’t completely in love with the song, “늑대와 미녀 (The Wolf and the Beauty),” or also known as “Beauty and the Beast”.  I guess EXO is all into that whole wolf theme because they recently released, “으르렁 (Growl)”.  Perhaps a more accurate translation of the title is “Grrr” as 으르렁 is a Korean onomatopoeia describing the sound of a growl but they can both be used interchangeably.

I’ll admit that I had to listen to the song several times but it is quite hypnotic.  The speaker is having conversation with different people: the girl he likes and his opponent who is also vying for her affections.  There is something primitive about the song with this bad boy charming baring his teeth to show his protective nature for the girl.  On the downside, the lyrics are a bit repetitive and I’m not talking about the chorus where the title is repeated over and over again.  Overall, it’s pretty catchy.  Note: The Chinese music video is exactly similar to the Korean version except different members come up singing or rapping their respective parts in the language.

EXO(엑소) – 으르렁 (Growl)

으르렁

yo, okay 나 혹시 몰라 경고하는데
지금 위험해
자꾸 나를 자극하지마 나도 날 몰라

숨이 자꾸 멎는다
네가 날 향해 걸어온다
나를 보며 웃는다
너도 내게 끌리는지
눈앞이 다 캄캄해
네가 뚫어져라 쳐다볼 땐
귓가에 가까워진 숨소리
날 미치게 만드는 너인 걸

아무도 널 못 보게
품에 감추고 싶어
널 노리는 시선들
내 안에 일어난 거센 소용돌이

검은 그림자 내 안에 깨어나
널 보는 두 눈에 불꽃이 튄다
그녀 곁에서 모두 다 물러나
이젠 조금씩 사나워진다
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
너 물러서지 않으면 다쳐도 몰라

날이 선 눈빛과 베일 듯한 긴장감
지금 탐색 중이야 너의 주위를 babe oh–
넌 그냥 그대로 있어 나만을 바라보면서
절대 널 보내지 않아 두고 봐 babe

흐린 공간속에서 선명하게 빛나는
널 노리는 시선들
내 안에 울리는 경보 울림소리

검은 그림자 내 안에 깨어나
널 보는 두 눈에 불꽃이 튄다
그녀 곁에서 모두 다 물러나
이젠 조금씩 사나워진다
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
너 물러서지 않으면 다쳐도 몰라

E X O 또 다른 늑대들이 볼세라
너무나 완벽한 내 여자라
품 속엔 부드럽게 너를 안고
너만을 위해서 나는 난폭해지고
결국엔 강한 자가 얻게 되는 미인
자리가 없으니까
그냥 돌아가 I win
가능성 제로야
닳으니까 그만 봐
그녀를 넘본다면 나를 먼저 넘어봐

우리 말곤 하나둘씩 지워버리자
너하고 나만 여기 남아 멈춰진 듯이 워—

검은 그림자 내 안에 깨어나
널 보는 두 눈에 불꽃이 튄다
그녀 곁에서 모두 다 물러나
이젠 조금씩 사나워진다
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
너 물러서지 않으면 다쳐도 몰라
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
나 으르렁 으르렁 으르렁 대
너 물러서지 않으면 다쳐도 몰라

Growl

Yo, okay, I just don’t know, I’m warning you
I’m dangerous right now
Don’t keep irritating me, even I don’t know myself

My breath keeps stopping,
You’re walking towards me
When you see me, you smile
You must be drawn to me
Everything is dark in front of my eyes
when stare directly at me
Your breath sounds close by
You’re making me crazy

So that no one sees you,
want to hide you in my embrace
The attention seeking you out
Rousing inside of me, a fierce vortex

A black shadow awakens inside of me
The two eyes looking at you, explodes like fireworks
Everyone back away from by her side
Now, slowly, I’m growing ferocious
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
If you don’t back off, you might get hurt

With razor-sharp glare and tension that could cut someone
I’m on the hunt around your surroundings babe oh–
Just stay where you are, watching only me
I’ll never let you go, just watch babe

In that murky place, shining vividly
The attention seeking you out
Ringing inside of me, a ringing alarm

A black shadow awakens inside of me
The two eyes looking at you, explodes like fireworks
Everyone back away from by her side
Now, slowly, I’m growing ferocious
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
If you don’t back off, you might get hurt

EXO again other wolves catch sight of you
Totally perfect, because you’re my girl
I’ll softly hold you in my arms
For you, I’ll be wild
In the end, the strongest one gets the beautiful girl
Since there’s no room,
just go back where you came from I win
Your chances are zero,
Since you’ll wear her down, stop looking
If you’re lusting after her, you’ll have to get past me

Except for us, let’s erase everything one by one
Leaving just only you and me, woah

A black shadow awakens inside of me
The two eyes looking at you, explodes like fireworks
Everyone back away from by her side
Now, slowly, I’m growing ferocious
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
If you don’t back off, you might get hurt
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
I’m growling, growling, growling
If you don’t back off, you might get hurt

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2 thoughts on “Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/16/13

  1. Anyone would think there’s this excess collection of men per woman in the world.

    Or maybe that’s SM’s brainwashing technique & thus the reason for their massive boy groups?

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