Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/6/15

I can’t help liking a drama like Super Daddy Yeol.  As formulaic as the plot is and as archetypical as the characters are, they are wacky and incredibly likable.  It’s like comfort food for dramas and that’s what TVN seems to really good at producing.  The other element is making catchy songs for the drama and from the very beginning, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this OST.

My favorite song so far is SPICA’s “너 때문에 (Because of You)”.  Like the drama, it’s not a very unique song.  However, with its sweet lyrics and medium, upbeat tempo, it leaves with you a comfortable, warm feeling.

The drama itself seems to be cashing in on the recent wave of focus on dads.  The dad in this drama is Han Yeol (Lee Dong Gun), a former baseball player who loves to live the bachelor life.  However, it’s because he hasn’t forgotten his ex-girlfriend, Cha Mi Rae (Lee Yoo Ri).  When Mi Rae finds out that she has terminal cancer, she decides that she needs to find a father for her daughter, Sa Rang (Lee Re).

When Yeol is in danger of losing his job as a baseball coach, Mi Rae steps in and proposes a contract marriage.  He must become a respectable father for her daughter within 3 months.  At first, Sa Rang clashes with Yeol and his attempts to be involved in her life.  He’s quite clumsy at being a dad himself and had no plans on being dad either.  As time moves on, these 3 characters find that they all need each other.

They’re a wacky bunch but it’s quite endearing to watch a man-child like Yeol maturing into Sa Rang’s dad.  The subject matter of a step-dad is taboo subject in Korea and the drama even makes a point of that difference between Yeol’s character and his nemesis.  Yeol is starting to prove that that doesn’t matter when it comes to their family.

However, I do have a sneaking suspicion about Sa Rang’s biological dad which will probably be revealed as a twist in the final act of the drama.

Still, what I love about this family is how over-the-top they are in showing just what they mean to each other.

SPICA – 너 때문에 (Because of You)

스피카(SPICA) – 너 때문에

너 때문에

네가 있어서 나 좋아
네가 내꺼 라서 좋아
우리 둘 사이에 있는 모든게 난 좋아

운명처럼 내게 다가온
너의 모습이 참 아른거려
내 맘을 적셔오는 너에게 난
설레임을 느끼고 있는 걸
알듯 말듯
우리 사이엔 꽃이 피고
설레임이 다가와
내 가슴이 떨리잖아
이젠 너만 보이니까

매일매일 널 그리고
너와 손을 잡고
사랑을 말해도
난 맘이 채워지질 않아
가끔은 니 생각에 조금은 불안해도
내 맘이 녹아내려 다 너 땜에

널 만나면 하루가 짧게만
느껴지는 내가 참 이상해
사진만 봐도 가슴 떨리는걸
내 맘속에 들어있는 너라서
달콤하게 속삭여주는 너의 목소리
내 곁에 항상 있어줄래
슬픔을 지워줄게
이제 너만 보이니까

매일매일 널 그리고
너와 손을 잡고
사랑을 말해도
난 맘이 채워지질 않아
가끔은 니 생각에 조금은 불안해도
내 맘이 녹아내려 다 너 땜에

매일매일 널 그리고
너와 손을 잡고
사랑을 말해도
난 맘이 채워지질 않아
가끔은 니 생각에 조금은 불안해도
내 맘이 녹아내려 다 너 땜에

하루 이틀 니 생각에 잠을 못자
일분 일초도 멀리 있긴 싫은데
자꾸 이러면 나 안돼는데
내 맘 숨길 수 없어

매일매일 널 그리고
너와 손을 잡고
사랑을 말해도
난 맘이 채워지질 않아
가끔은 니 생각에 조금은 불안해도
내 맘이 녹아내려 다 너 땜에

Because of You

Because you’re here, I like it
Because you’re mine, I like it
I like everything between us

Like fate you came to me
The image of you glimmers
To me, you saturate my heart
Feeling nervous
On the tip of the tongue,
flowers blooming between us
As excitement washes over
My heart trembles
Now I only see you

Every single day I long for you and
hold hands with you
Though we say I love you
My heart doesn’t fill up
Occasionally, thinking of you makes me anxious
My heart melts because of you

When I meet you, the day feels short
I feel strange
Just looking at pictures, my heart quivers
Because you’re inside my heart
Sweetly whispering your voice
Please be by my side forever
I’ll erase your sadness
Now I only see you

Every single day I long for you and
hold hands with you
Though we say I love you
My heart doesn’t fill up
Occasionally, thinking of you makes me anxious
My heart melts because of you

Every single day I long for you and
hold hands with you
Though we say I love you
My heart doesn’t fill up
Occasionally, thinking of you makes me anxious
My heart melts because of you

One day or two, can’t sleep because I think of you
One minute, second too, don’t want to be apart from you
I shouldn’t do this often
But I can’t hide my feelings

Every single day I long for you and
hold hands with you
Though we say I love you
My heart doesn’t fill up
Occasionally, thinking of you makes me anxious
My heart melts because of you

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