Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/20/15

There are a lot of idol groups who have made a comeback recently.  I’m still listening to most of the songs on their albums but the thing that caught my ear about these two tracks is the sentimentality of it.  I’m not one to roll my eyes at sentimental songs as long as it’s easy to listen and that’s precisely what these tracks do.

Although “Remember” is the title track from their latest album, featuring a summery romantic theme, I much prefer the track “Dejavu” with its simple, acoustic melody.

I like that the lyrics address the cliché aspects of love, particularly how fate can play a role in love.  We see it all the time in K-Dramas and at times roll our eyes at the mushiness of it all.  And yet, there’s a part of human beings that want to believe that a higher power plays a role in that thing called love.  We’re just optimistic in that way.

Apink – Dejavu

에이핑크(Apink) – Dejavu

Dejavu

이런 말 하는 내가
조금 이상해 보일까 혹시
솔직히 나를 조금
그런 여자로 볼까 봐 oh my boy

너를 우연히 본 그 순간
난 뭔지 모를 이 설레임에

처음 내게 햇살과 함께 와
단 한 번에 날 녹여버린 너
따뜻한 눈빛 예쁜 그 미소도
내게 모든게 익숙해서

한 번만 더 널 볼 수 있다면
한 번만 더 만날 수 있다면
거짓말 같은
이 상황들의 답이 나올까

이런 느낌을
너도 같이 느꼈었더라면 혹시
솔직히 그냥 내가
착각 속에 널 둔 건지 oh my boy

너를 우연히 본 그 이후로
계속 너만 찾고 있어

처음 내게 햇살과 함께 와
단 한 번에 날 녹여버린 너
따뜻한 눈빛 예쁜 그 미소도
내게 모든 게 익숙해서

한 번만 더 널 볼 수 있다면
한 번만 더 만날 수 있다면
거짓말 같은
이 상황들의 답이 나올까

그저 평범했던 하루가
영화가 돼버린 그날 OH
I know 아직까진 I know
알진 못해도
조금만 기다려주겠니 babe

처음 내게 햇살과 함께 와
단 한 번에 날 녹여버린 너
따뜻한 눈빛 예쁜 그 미소도
내게 모든 게 익숙해서

한 번만 더 널 볼 수있다면
한 번만 더 만날 수 있다면
잠시 찾아온
인연이 아닌 연인이 될래?

Dejavu

Me, saying something like this
Might look a bit weird
Honestly, I’m might be a little
Like that kind of woman, oh my boy

The moment I saw you by chance
Didn’t know what this excitement was

For the first time, you come with sunshine
Melt me in one shot, you
Warm gaze, that pretty smile
Everything that I’m accustomed to

If I can see you one more time
If I can meet you one more time
Like a lie,
would there be an explanation for this situation?

This feeling
If you felt it too
Honestly, I just
Left you within my delusion, oh my boy

After I saw you by chance
I just keep looking for you

For the first time, you come with sunshine
Melt me in one shot, you
Warm gaze, that pretty smile
Everything that I’m accustomed to

If I can see you one more time
If I can meet you one more time
Like a lie,
would there be an explanation for this situation?

Just a normal day
Becomes a movie-like day, OH
I know, so far, I know
You don’t really know but
Would you just wait a bit, babe?

For the first time, you come with sunshine
Melt me in one shot, you
Warm gaze, that pretty smile
Everything that I’m accustomed to

If I can see you one more time
If I can meet you one more time
Found for the moment,
would you become a connection that’s not a connection?

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Many of the members of this group have been busy with their solo projects and sub-units.  I’m not really sure how successful their last album was except to say that the only part I know from “Mamacita” is the ay-ya-ya-yah-ya part.  However, I really took the song “Alright” right away.

The song was written by Dong Hae and Eun Hyuk and it’s a really catchy tune about friendship and love.  It’s amazing that the group has been together for 10 years and the group is not only still together, give or take a few members, but they’ve been together through mandatory military services and even watched one of the members go off and get married.

At first glance, the rap portion of this song felt a bit trite filled with random phrases and overused metaphor.  It wasn’t until I saw Super Junior performance at Inkigayo that I realized they worked each of the members names into the part which I’ve bolded for you below.  Which makes the track even more endearing.  What’s more is that you can’t help but feel the absence of Shindong and Sung Min who are currently serving their military obligations.

슈퍼주니어(Super Junior) – Alright

Alright

아직도 기억나
생각만으로 내가 설레
넌 여전히 똑같아
철없이 구는 날 바라볼 때
수많은 시간
난 어느새 그 사랑에 물들고
오늘도 그 사랑 느낄 수 있죠

이런 느낌 좋아 기분이 좋아
네가 내 이름을 부를 때
넌 날 잘 알아 나도 널 알아
서로의 눈빛으로 말할 때

시간이 지나도
여전히 날 놀래 켜 줘
부족한 나지만 언제나 날 감싸줘
Oh 넌 정말 Beautiful always

너와 함께라면 Alright
그 어떤 곳이라도 Alright
더 커져만 가는 내 마음의
소리를 들어줄래 Baby
너와 같이 가는 길은 Alright
누가 뭐라 해도 우린 Alright
우리들만의 그 약속
영원히 있어줄게 It’s alright

익숙해졌다는 표현은 싫어
난 아직도 너를 보면 떨려
상상한 것처럼 우린
잘 어울리는 것 같아 Yeah

긴 시간을 변함없이
지켜온 너와 나
너와 나 언제나처럼
내 곁에 있어줄래
Always be there

어디든 좋아 함께라면 좋아
비가 내리는 늦은 밤에도
너는 내 Sunlight
때로는 Moonlight
언제나 내 곁을 밝혀주는 너

깍지 낀 손을 잡고 함께 걸어가길
세상이 변해도
우린 영원히 변하지 않길
You know 넌 정말
Beautiful always Yeah

너와 함께라면 Alright
그 어떤 곳이라도 Alright
더 커져만 가는 내 마음의
소리를 들어줄래 Baby
너와 같이 가는 길은 Alright
누가 뭐라 해도 우린 Alright
우리들만의 그 약속
영원히 있어줄게

세상은 우리보고 특이하다 해
We don’t care
히히히 철없이 굴어도 All right
저 높은 산 위에 성공이 보여
강인하게 걸어가자
이 어두운 밤이 지나고서
눈 부신 동이 트면 정상에서 괴성
미니미니마니모
은혁이는 바다로 이동해 시원해
더 이상 못 기다려 욱하겠어
저 멀리 떠나자규

너와 함께라면 Alright
그 어떤 곳이라도 Alright
더 커져만 가는 내 마음의
소리를 들어줄래 Baby
너와 같이 가는 길은 Alright
누가 뭐라 해도 우린 Alright
우리들만의 그 약속
영원히 있어줄게

10년이 지나도 우린 Alright
때론 철없다 해도 우린 Alright
영원히 함께라면 우린 Alright
You know I’ll always be there
우리 같이 가요 We’ll be Alright
이제 약속해요 우린 Alright
우리들만의 그 약속
영원히 있어줄게

Alright

I still remember
The thought alone makes my heart flutter
You’re still the same
When you see me being immature
Numerous times
Before I knew it, become steeped with that love
Today I also feel that love

Like this feeling, make me feel good
When you call my name
You know me well, I know you well
When we speak to each other with looks

Though time passes
You still tease me
Though I’m lacking, you always stick up for me
Oh, you’re really Beautiful always

If it’s with you, Alright
Wherever that is, Alright
Growing bigger, my heart
Would you listen to it? Baby
A path I’m going with you, Alright
No matter what anyone else says, we’re Alright
That promise, just the two of us
Will be there forever, It’s alright

Don’t like the expression that we got used to each other
Still tremble when I see you
Like I’ve imagined it, we
Seem to match each other well, Yeah

For a long time without change
Looked after, you and I
You and I, like always
Will you be by my side?
Always be there

Wherever, it’s fine, If we’re together, it’s fine
Even if it’s rainy on a late night
You’re my Sunlight
Every now and then Moonlight
Always brightening the way by my side, you

With interlocked fingers, let’s walk together
Though the world changes
Let’s never change
You know, you’re really
Beautiful always Yeah

If it’s with you, Alright
Wherever that is, Alright
Growing bigger, my heart
Would you listen to it? Baby
A path I’m going with you, Alright
No matter what anyone else says, we’re Alright
That promise, just the two of us
Will be there forever

The world looks at us and says we’re unique
We don’t care
Hee hee hee, though we’re immature, All right
Success is realized from the mountaintops
Let’s walk with strength
When we pass this dark night
When the blinding day break, let’s shout from the summit
Meeny meeny miney mo
Eunhyuk feels refreshed by heading to the sea
Can’t wait anymore, my lose one’s temper
Let’s go far away

If it’s with you, Alright
Wherever that is, Alright
Growing bigger, my heart
Would you listen to it? Baby
A path I’m going with you, Alright
No matter what anyone else says, we’re Alright
That promise, just the two of us
Will be there forever, It’s alright

Even though 10 years passes, we’re Alright
If we’re sometimes immature, we’re Alright
If we’re together forever, we’re Alright
You know I’ll always be there
Let’s go together, We’ll be Alright
Now promise, We’re Alright
That promise between just us
Will be there forever

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