Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/3/15

There are a lot love songs out there and K-Pop is no exception.  And yet, there is something charming about love songs that are pure and innocent especially when you can’t be next to the one you love.  Two artists recently made a comeback and today’s tracks feature their tender and sweet sides.

I don’t know if it’s because the Beast members have been busy with their solo pursuits or if it’s because I just didn’t love their last mini album but “Ordinary” seems like back-to-basics for Beast.

It was easy for me to listen to the album all the way through but the song I was drawn to the most was “그곳에서 (To That Place)” for its medium pace, the croony sound of their voices and the sense of being together with the one you love again.  Perhaps it was the absence that made their heart grow fonder but the tenderness in their voices make you want to believe that you can go back to that happy place in the relationship.

Beast – 그곳에서 (To That Place)

비스트(Beast) – 그곳에서

그곳에서

Yeah 그래 맞아 나 지금 네가 그리워
이상하게도 내 사랑은
자꾸만 커져 Oh no
나도 몰래 네 소식 찾아 헤매고
가끔 엉뚱한 생각도 하지만

시간을 되돌려 우리가 행복했던 그때로
돌아갈 수 있다면 난 어떡해야 할까
그럴 수 있다면
난 그냥 지금에 머물 거야
또다시 너를 잃게 될 테니까

우리가 처음 만났던 그곳에서
행복했던 그곳에서
네가 떠나버린 내가 아닌
세상 제일 멋진 남자로
널 기다릴게 Baby 더 사랑할게 Baby
너무 오래 걸리지 않게
내가 먼저 가서 널 기다릴게

See you there See you later
너무 보고 싶지만 조금만 참아
See you there See you later
더 멋진 남자가 돼서
See you there See you later
네게 당장에라도 가고 싶지만
See you there See you later
우리 처음 만났던 그곳에서

속으로 우는 법을 배운 것 같아
참을 수 없을 만큼 네가 떠올라도 Oh no
혹시나 우리 다시 만날 그 날에
눈물에 가려 너 흐려질까 봐

조금만 기다려
널 힘들게 했던 날 모두 버리고
네가 사랑한 모습들만 가득 담아서
세상 누구보다
행복하게 만들어 줄 거야
모두가 널 부러워할 수 있게

우리가 처음 만났던 그곳에서
행복했던 그곳에서
네가 떠나버린 내가 아닌
세상 제일 멋진 남자로
널 기다릴게 Baby 더 사랑할게 Baby
너무 오래 걸리지 않게
내가 먼저 가서 널 기다릴게

어쩌면 그날은 오지 않을지도 몰라
오지 않는다고 해도
미리 알 순 없겠지만
네 빈자리를 술로 채우기보다
지금 이대로가 난 좋은 걸

우리가 처음 만났던 그곳에서
행복했던 그곳에서
네가 떠나버린 내가 아닌
세상 제일 멋진 남자로
널 기다릴게 Baby 더 사랑할게 Baby
너무 오래 걸리지 않게
내가 먼저 가서 널 기다릴게

See you there See you later
너무 보고 싶지만 조금만 참아
See you there See you later
더 멋진 남자가 돼서
See you there See you later
네게 당장에라도 가고 싶지만
See you there See you later
우리 처음 만났던 그곳에서

To That Place

Yeah, that’s right, I’m longing for you right now
Strangely, my love
Keeps getting stronger, Oh no
Without knowing, I search for news about you
Occasionally, I have wild ideas but

Turn back time, to the time we were happy
If we could go back, what will I do?
If we could do that
I’ll just stay in the present
Because I’ll lose you again

To that place where we first met
To that place when we were happy
Not the person whom you left
The world’s hottest guy
I’ll wait for you, Baby, I’ll love you more, Baby
I won’t take too long
I’ll go first and wait for you

See you there See you later
Want to see you but just be patient
See you there See you later
Will become a better guy
See you there See you later
Want to go to you right now but
See you there See you later
To that place where we first met

Inside, I think we’ve learned each other’s ways
Like I can’t wait, I think of you, Oh no
If we meet again, that day
I might cloud you from my tears

Just wait a little bit
Throw me away who made things hard for you
Fill it with images of me that you love
More than anyone else in the world
I will make you happy
So that everyone is jealous of you

To that place where we first met
To that place when we were happy
Not the person whom you left
The world’s hottest guy
I’ll wait for you, Baby, I’ll love you more, Baby
I won’t take too long
I’ll go first and wait for you

Somehow that day might not come
Even if it doesn’t come
Though you won’t know ahead of time
Rather than fill your absence with booze
I like how things are right now

To that place where we first met
To that place when we were happy
Not the person whom you left
The world’s hottest guy
I’ll wait for you, Baby, I’ll love you more, Baby
I won’t take too long
I’ll go first and wait for you

See you there See you later
Want to see you but just be patient
See you there See you later
Will become a better guy
See you there See you later
Want to go to you right now but
See you there See you later
To that place where we first met

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Yoo Seung Woo just recently turned 20 (and while 20 is still super young) and I can’t quite believe that he’s an adult with that baby face of his. However, it seems like that’s the thing he wants to provide commentary on with his single “예뻐서 (Beautiful)”.

Sure, on the one hand, “예뻐서 (Beautiful)” is a sweet love song.  However, on the other hand, it’s about being invisible to people that matter to you.  As age is an important aspect in Korean culture, it’s hard when you’re not taken seriously because of your age or how old people perceive you to be.

Perhaps one of the hardest things about being in love with someone is being invisible to them.  All you need is some reaction, some indication that they recognize that you’re there.  And yet, I love that the lyrics never wavers once about the protagonist’s feelings.  He maintains that she’s beautiful and remain loyal to his love even though she doesn’t see him.  It’s quite admirable as not most guys would have that steadfast passion or patience.  The music video is so reflective of Yoo Seung Woo’s typical image.  Beautiful scenery, streaming rays of light and light pastel color palette.  However, the music video also provides an interesting twist.  It’s worth watching until the end.

Louie from Geeks adds to the track with his rap.

유승우 – 예뻐서 (feat. 루이 Of 긱스) (You’re beautiful)

예뻐서 (feat. 루이 Of 긱스)

예뻐서
그 얼굴이 너무 예뻐서
준비해놨던 얘기들 또 못했어
니가 웃을 땐 온 세상이 그대로 멈춰

그 입술로 내 이름을 부를 때면
나에게만 들리는 다음 말
나를 사랑한다고

*Beautiful day, beautiful love
우리 사랑이 시작된 날
수줍게 멈추는 모든 순간
이게 사랑인가봐

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
눈부신 햇살 비추는 하늘 아래
내 눈으로 본 모든 것 중에
니가 제일 예뻤어
니가 예뻐서

넌 예뻐 그걸로 됐어
난 이미 알고 있어 예쁜 너에 대해서
날 향한 진심을 편하게 꺼내 둬
나라는 비행기를 탈 수 있는 passport
우린 하늘 위로 날게 돼
First class ticket
넌 편하게 앉게 돼
넌 그저 편하게 안겨
너만의 팔베개에
Get it? 넌 나를 안게 돼
It ain’t hard to tell

마주보면 나는 자꾸 웃음이 나
새삼스레 니가 또 예뻐서
너를 안고 싶어서

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
눈부신 햇살 비추는 하늘 아래
내 눈으로 본 모든 것 중에
니가 제일 예뻤어

예뻤어
예뻤어

이전엔 아무 의미 없었지
그 어떤 일도
숨 막히는 삶에 박잔 더 밀리고
웃기지도 않았었지 코미디도
나를 떠미는 파도에 허우적거리던
난파된 채로 그저 표류하던 나룻배
너의 두 눈이 나의 나침반이 돼
그대로 너에게 노를 저어가며
새로운 날을 바라봐
그대는 나를 살아 숨쉬게 해
It ain’t hard to tell

너를 안고 싶었어

Beautiful day, beautiful love
우리 사랑이 시작된 날
수줍게 멈추는 모든 순간
이게 사랑인가봐

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
눈부신 햇살 비추는 하늘 아래
내 눈으로 본 모든 것 중에
니가 제일 예뻤어
니가 예뻐서

You’re Beautiful (feat. Louie Of Geeks)

Beautiful
That face is so beautiful
The words I planned to say, couldn’t do it again
When you smile the whole world stops

Whenever you call me with those lips
Only I can hear the next words
That you love me

*Beautiful day, beautiful love
The day our relationship started
Shyly, everything stops
This must be love

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
Beneath sky with the bright sun shining
Seen with my own eyes, in the midst of everything
You are the most beautiful
Because you are beautiful

You’re beautiful, that’s all that’s needed
I already know the beautiful you
Towards me, you easily bring out your sincerity
Can ride on a flying plane, passport
We can ride above the heavens
First class ticket
You sit comfortably
You just comfortably embrace me
Only your arm pillow
Get it? You can hug me
It ain’t hard to tell

When I look at you, I keep smiling
Precious, because again you’re beautiful
Because I want to hug you

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
Beneath sky with the bright sun shining
Seen with my own eyes, in the midst of everything
You are the most beautiful

Beautiful
Beautiful

There was no meaning before you
No matter what happened
Living a suffocating life, kept running paces behind
Wasn’t even funny, comedies
Struggling through wave pushing me around
Wrecked, just a drifting boat
Your two eyes become my compass
Like that I row the oars toward you
See a brand new day
You make me live and breathe
It ain’t hard to tell

Because I want to hug you

Beautiful day, beautiful love
The day our relationship started
Shyly, everything stops
This must be love

Beautiful girl, beautiful love
Beneath sky with the bright sun shining
Seen with my own eyes, in the midst of everything
You are the most beautiful
Because you are beautiful

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