Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/8/13

I’ve had old school K-Pop on my mind lately, if you couldn’t tell.  Probably because of Answer Me1994.  However, even new songs today have been looking at their era for inspiration.

It only seems fitting after writing about Shin Seung Hoon last week to write about his successor, Sung Shi Kyung.  He recently did a song for the Answer Me 1994 OST called “너에게 (To You)”.  Okay, technically it’s not a new song as it’s Sung Shi Kyung remake of a Seo Taiji and Boys song.  When you see both artists, their styles and voices are so different that I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the remake.

I loved it.  I think it’s very different from the original.  The original version incorporate more synth sounds and feels more like an 80’s/90’s rock ballad.  And I’ve always felt that Seo Taiji’s voice sounded innocent and elf-like.  A bit like Peter Pan who refuses to grow up.

In Sung Shi Kyung’s version, he uses his smooth, melodic voice to bring a more mature sensibility.  You still make that connection with the original song but it’s a 20/20 hindsight feeling.  Knowing what you know now and thinking about the old days.  The remakes updates the track with real instruments like brass and guitar.

성시경 – 너에게

Sidenote: I did write about Seo Taiji and the Boys in a Playlist post a few months ago.  For a look into some of their other songs that may get airtime soon on Answer Me 1994 and an insight into that year, click here.

너에게

너의 말들을 웃어 넘기는
나의 마음을 너는 모르겠지
너의 모든 걸 좋아하지만
지금 나에겐 두려움이 앞서

너무 많은 생각들이
너를 가로막고는 있지만
날 보고 웃어주는 네가
(그냥 고마울뿐이야)

너는 아직 순수한 마음이
너무 예쁘게 남았어
하지만 나는 왜 그런지
모두가 어려운걸

세상은 분명히 변하겠지
우리의 생각들도 달라지겠지 생각해 봐
어려운 일 뿐이지

나에게 보내는 따뜻한 시선을
때로는 외면하고
얼굴을 돌리는 걸 넌 느끼니(넌 느끼니..?)
너를 싫어해서가 아니야

너를 만난 후 언젠가부터
나의 맘속엔 근심이 생겼지
네가 좋아진 그 다음부터
널 생각하면 깊은 한숨뿐만 (한숨뿐만)

사랑스런 너의 눈을 보면
내 맘은 편안해지고
네 손을 잡고 있을 때면
(난 이런 꿈을 꾸기도 했어)

나의 뺨에 네가 키스할 땐
온 세상이 내 것 같아
이대로 너를 안고 싶어
하지만 세상에는
아직도 너무 많은 일이
네 앞에 버티고 있잖아

생각해 봐 어려운 일 뿐이지
네가 접하게 되는 새로운 생활들과
모두가 너에게 시선을 돌리게 되는 걸
알 수 있니

너는 이런 내 마음을 아는지
조그마한 너의 마음 다치게 하긴 싫어
이러는 것 뿐이지

어른들은 항상 내게 말하지
넌 아직도 모르고 있는 일이 더 많다고
네 순수한 마음 난 변치 않길 바래

To You

I just laughed over what you said
I don’t think you know how I feel
I like everything about you but
To me, dread takes the lead right now

Many thoughts are
blocking your way but
you’re looking at me and smiling
(just thankful for that)

Your heart, that’s still innocent
Sits so very prettily
I don’t know why it’s that way but
everything’s so hard

The world most definitely will change
Our thoughts will also change, think about it
It’s just so hard

When you send me warm glances
I sometimes turn away
Do you feel my head turning? (Do you feel it?
It’s not because I don’t like you

After meeting you, at some point,
I started to worry in my heart
After I started to like you
When I think of you, I only sigh (only sigh)

When I see your lovable eyes
My heart gets peaceful
When I’m holding your hand
(I’ve even dreamt of dreams like this)

When you kiss my cheek
The whole world feels like it’s mine
I want to hold you like this
But in this world
There are still so many things
holding out in front of you

Think about it, it’s just hard
The new experiences you’re exposing yourself to and
everyone turning their eyes towards you
Do you know that?

Do you know how that will make me feel?
I don’t want your petite heart to get hurt
That’s all it is

Adults always say to me
There are still so many thing you don’t understand
I hope that your innocent heart does not change

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Full disclosure: I am months behind on Infinity Challenge.  I knew they were going to do another music festival that when the CD came out, I just downloaded it without checking it out first.  Please don’t spoil the show for me as I have a 20 hour flight coming up in my near future and hoping to catch up on episodes as I am not able to sleep on planes.

Anyways, I heard this track on my way to work and it cracked me.  The lyrics are just ridiculous and really I don’t have much to say about them except to make fun of them.  However, that’s the point of these music festival episodes.  They’re half comedy/half good music show.

It is hilarious that Yoo Jae Suk is singing this song with total seriousness but I love that he got Yoo Hee Yeol and Kim Jo Han to join him.  Together, it’s like Solid has come back.  Solid was known as the Korean Boyz II Men back in the 90’s and they were just 3 Korean-American boys from LA.  I guess Yoo Hee Yeol is the Lee Joon of the group who was known for holding a cane with an 8-ball at the end.  Pinstripe suits and all, they transported me back to the 90’s.

To add icing to the cake, their group name is 하우두유둘 (How Do You Dul) which almost phonetically translates as How Do You Two.  Ha!  Check out their swaying dance moves in the video below.  And I swear it sounds like Lee Joon does the narration in the beginning unless they altered Yoo Jae Suk’s voice.

하우두유둘 (유재석 & 유희열) – Please Don’t Go My Girl (feat. 김조한)

For a look at an old Solid performance for comparison, click here.

Please Don’t Go My Girl (feat. 김조한)

그대 향기 그대 미소 you are my No.1
내 기억 속 그댄 No.1
하우 두 유 두 오 베이베~
뜨거웠던 그대 체온
you are always on my mind
달콤했던 키스 on my mind
Deep deep deep deep baby

Please don’t go my girl
우리 이별하는 날 오~노~
눈물로 밤을 지새우고
살아도 사는 게 아닌 걸
아무것도 먹질 못해 입만 튀어나와

Please don’t go my girl
정말 날 지웠나요? 오~예~
밤새 보낸
메시지 옆 1번은 그대로
답장을 원해 (원해) 그대를 원해 (원해)
그대의 사랑을 원해 제발~

약속해요 원~ 나한테 전화하지 않기
약속해요 투~ 심심해도 내 생각은 않기
약속해요 쓰리~ 파도타고 들어오지 않기
내 마지막 부탁은 단 하나!!
Please don’t go my girl
I love you

그대 향기 그대 미소 you are my No.1
내 기억 속 그댄 No.1
하우 두 유 두 오 베이베~

요! 오늘은 우리의 마지막 이별의 날
마지막 너를 바래다주는 슬픔의 밤
내일 하루만 더 만나주면 안돼?
그러면 진짜 너와 헤어져줄게

저 문을 열고 들어가면
다신 못 볼 텐데
키스를 원해 (원해) 한 번만 원해 (원해)
안 들어가면 안돼요? 제발

약속해요 원~ 나한테 전화하지 않기
약속해요 투~ 심심해도 내 생각은 않기
약속해요 쓰리~ 파도타고 들어오지 않기
내 마지막 부탁은 단 하나!!
Please don’t go my girl
I love you

약속할게
원~주변에 니 험담하지 않을게
약속할게
투~ 험담 안하기 힘들지만
지킬게
약속할게
쓰리~ 너의 행복 진심으로 빌게
내 마지막 소원은 단 하나
Please don’t go my girl
(이젠 안녕)
I love you

Please Don’t Go My Girl (feat. Kim Jo Han)

Your scent, your smile, you are my No. 1
In my mind, you’re No. 1
How do you do? Oh baby~
Hot, your body temp,
you are always on my mind
Our sweet kisses on my mind
Deep deep deep deep baby

Please don’t go my girl
On the day we part, oh~ no~
Stayed up all night with tears
Living but not feeling alive
Can’t eat anything, my lips just pout

Please don’t go my girl
Did you really erase me? Oh~ yeah~
Spent all night sending,
But the 1 next to the message is still there
Want a response (want) want you (want)
Want your love, please~

Promise me, one~ don’t call me
Promise me, two~ don’t think of me even if you’re bored
Promise me, three~ don’t go surfing on my webpage
My last request, just one!!
Please don’t go my girl
I love you

Your scent, your smile, you are my No. 1
In my mind, you’re No. 1
How do you do? Oh baby~

Yo! Today is the day of our last goodbye
Last time I’m taking you home, a sad night
Can’t you meet me one more time tomorrow?
Then I will really breakup with you

When you open that door and walk through,
we won’t be able to see each other again.
Want a kiss (want) just once (want)
Can’t you not go in? Please

Promise me, one~ don’t call me
Promise me, two~ don’t think of me even if you’re bored
Promise me, three~ don’t go surfing on my webpage
My last request, just one!!
Please don’t go my girl
I love you

I’ll promise you,
one~ Won’t badmouth you around me
I’ll promise you,
two~ It’s hard not to badmouth you but
I’ll try not to
I’ll promise you,
three~ I’ll earnestly pray for your happiness
My last wish is, just one
Please don’t go my girl
(Goodbye now)
I love you

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