Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/17/15

Primary is back with a new full-length album.  He’s been releasing some single for the last few months and I covered one of the tracks awhile back.  I’m glad to see him again after the plagiarism controversy.  Like his first album, I found that I could easily fall in love with every single track of this 2nd album, simply titled “2”.  Although, I’m not able to translate every single song, here is a sampling of a few of my favorite tracks.

The title track on this album is “네일 했어 (feat. 박정현) (Hello) (I Did My Nails (feat. Park Jung Hyun (Hello))”.  It’s an upbeat poppy song about doing something frivolous and carefree to get over the daily grind.  I love the music video for its quirky vibe and as soon as you watch, I think a lot of people will feel that they can relate to main character in the video.

What’s interesting about the song is that the lyrics was not written by a woman but 3 men, namely Primary, Geegooin and Hengjoo.  The latter two are from the hip hop group Rhythm Power and were both contestants on Show Me the Money 4.  It’s surprising to see that the 3 of them could capture the psyche of a woman as who doesn’t need to get their nails done or doll themselves up in order to get a boost of spirits.

프라이머리(Primary) – 네일 했어 (feat. 박정현) (Hello)

네일 했어 (feat. 박정현) (Hello)

매일 반복되는 나의 하루
모든 게 다 지루해
따분함에 지친 나에게
기분전환이 필요해
미뤄왔던 뿌리염색도 하고
날 좀 꾸며볼까
사치스런 그런 순간도
가끔은 내게도 필요해

나 네일 아트 받았어

헬로 헬로 헬로 헬로
기분 좋은 날이야
I feel so good I feel so right
오늘은 성공적인 예감이 좋아
뚜뚜뚜 워 나 네일 했어
뚜뚜뚜 워 나 네일 했어

손끝엔 화려한 드레스를 입고
젤로 에스코트 하고
4번째 발끝엔 파츠를 얹고
새로 산 하이힐을 신어
그 동안 미뤄왔던 약속을 잡고
끼 좀 부려 볼까
적극적인 그런 순간도
가끔은 내게도 필요해

나 네일 아트 받았어

헬로 헬로 헬로 헬로
기분 좋은 날이야
I feel so good I feel so right
오늘은 성공적인 예감이 좋아
뚜뚜뚜 워 나 네일 했어
뚜뚜뚜 워 나 네일 했어

어둠이 깔리고 이 밤
선명해지는 네온사인
흐릿해지긴 아쉬운 마음
오늘은 밤새도록 놀아볼까

헬로 헬로 헬로 헬로
기분 좋은 날이야
I feel so good I feel so right
오늘은 성공적인 예감이 좋아

I Did My Nails (feat. Park Jung Hyun) (Hello)

Every repeating the day
Everything is boring
Tired of the boredom
Need a change of mood
Procrastinated dying my roots
Shall I dress myself up?
That moment of indulgence
Sometimes I need that

I got nail art done

Hello hello hello hello
It’s a feel-good day
I feel so good I feel so right
Good chance that today will be a success
Ddoo ddoo ddoo woah, I did my nails
Ddoo ddoo ddoo woah, I did my nails

Wearing a brilliant dress on the tips of my fingers
Escorted by gel
On my 4th toe, a stud
Wearing my brand new high heels
Making appointments that I’ve put off
Shall I flirt a little
That moment of forwardness
Sometimes I need to do that

I got nail art done

Hello hello hello hello
It’s a feel-good day
I feel so good I feel so right
Good chance that today will be a success
Ddoo ddoo ddoo woah, I did my nails
Ddoo ddoo ddoo woah, I did my nails

Tonight covered with darkness
Becoming apparent the neon sign
Regret my heart becoming unclear
Shall we party all night long?

Hello hello hello hello
It’s a feel-good day
I feel so good I feel so right
Good chance that today will be a success

Hyukoh Band is the band of the hour due to his appearance on Infinity Challenge. The band’s songs has risen up on the charts very quickly. They signed on with HIGHGRND, Tablo’s own music label.  And they’ve been on the receiving end of plagiarism scrutiny, which Oh Hyuk, the band’s leader and lead singer, firmly denied.  I have to say that while I’m not a huge fan of country, I’m going to try and put my biases aside and give them the benefit of the doubt.

As for this album, it’s not the first time the two have collaborated on songs as they previously collaborated on the single, “Lucky You!”.  Typical of Oh Hyuk’s style, “러버 (feat. 오혁) (Rubber)” is more mellow track.  Although Oh Hyuk’s English isn’t perfect, I like how he’s able to play with words.  More specifically with how he takes the “Nanana” humming portion and insert one different syllable to change the meaning of the line.  Check out the lyrics below to see what I mean. It’s so simple and yet so brilliant. Similarly, “Rubber” has a dual meaning in the song as well as it also sounds like “Lover”.

Primary – 러버 (feat. 오혁) (Rubber)

프라이머리(Primary) – 러버 (feat. 오혁) (Rubber)

러버 (feat. 오혁) (Rubber)

나나나나나 나나나나나
나나나나나 Hey Hey

이해는 머리론 할 순 없더라
친구들이 그만 하라는 이유를
이제야 알겠어
너가 혼자 하는 연애 놀인
가서 너 혼자 해봐봐

Wherever we go we chat and laugh
But you’re never been satisfied
with me no more

Wherever I go we’re trying to flow
But no convo
I know we don’t get along

아하하 아 다르고
어 다르게 너 또
왜이래
안 한다고 말해놓고 자꾸
이럴래
니가 모르는 건 나도 몰라
자 봐봐 you’re talking crazy

저기 lady 그건 내가 나서서 할 일이
아냐 그건 우리가 할 일이 아냐
내일 해 뭐
좋은 게 좋은 거지
나도 잘 몰라
Don’t ask me baby

나 나나나나나 너나나나 나나나나나
너나나나 나나나나나 너나나나

이제는 그냥 나도 모르겠어
보여지는 연애는
도대체 누구를 위한 거야
나는 그런 사람이 아냐
제발 끼워 맞추지 좀 마

Wherever we go we chat and laugh
But you’re never been satisfied
with me no more

Wherever I go we’re trying to flow
But no convo
I know we don’t get along

아하하 아 다르고
어 다르게 너 또
왜이래
안 한다고 말해놓고 자꾸
이럴래
니가 모르는 건 나도 몰라
자 봐봐 you’re talking crazy

저기 lady 그건 내가 나서서 할 일이
아냐 그건 우리가 할 일이 아냐
내일 해
뭐 좋은 게 좋은 거지
나도 잘 몰라
Don’t ask me baby

Lover, being humble
you know we have to see each other
I’ve said what you know

Rubber (feat. Oh Hyuk)

Nanananana Nanananana
Nanananana Hey Hey

With my understanding head, I just can’t do it
The reason why friends tell me to stope
Now I know
If you play this dating game by yourself
Then go ahead and do it alone

Wherever we go we chat and laugh
But you’re never been satisfied
with me no more

Wherever I go we’re trying to flow
But no convo
I know we don’t get along

Ah ha ha, ah differently,
uh differently, you again
Why are you doing this?
You said you won’t but again
Are you really gonna do this?
What you don’t know, I don’t know either
Now look, you’re talking crazy

Hey lady, that’s not something I should get involved with
It’s not, that’s not something we should do
What you doing tomorrow?
If you like it, then you like it
I don’t really know either
Don’t ask me baby

Na Nanananana you or me, nanananana
You or me, Nanananana, you or me

Now even I just don’t know anymore
A relationship to show off
Who is that for?
I’m not that kind of person
Stop trying to fit me into a label

Wherever we go we chat and laugh
But you’re never been satisfied
with me no more

Wherever I go we’re trying to flow
But no convo
I know we don’t get along

Ah ha ha, ah differently,
uh differently, you again
Why are you doing this?
You said you won’t but again
Are you really gonna do this?
What you don’t know, I don’t know either
Now look, you’re talking crazy

Hey lady, that’s not something I should get involved with
It’s not, that’s not something we should do
What you doing tomorrow?
If you like it, then you like it
I don’t really know either
Don’t ask me baby

Lover, being humble
you know we have to see each other
I’ve said what you know

Finally, there’s the track “Just Like U” featuring Rappers Yankie and Jessi. Not sure what it is but there’s something about Jessi that I like. Maybe it’s because she’s a fellow New Yawker or maybe it’s because she’s sexy and yet manages to be able to crack me up whenever she’s on variety shows.  She’s just been cast as the next group of women to join the Real Men’s Female Special and I have to admit that I cannot wait.

Back to the “Just Like U”, Yankie and Jessi rap about their differences in opinions as to what the relationship is between the guy and girl depicted in the song.  Yankie wants to keep this uncomplicated meaning that he’s free to date other people while Jessi refuses to be the fuck buddy.  The track does feature some harsher curse words than what we’re used to hearing in Korean pop but I have to admit that it feels so natural considering the nature of the relationship.

프라이머리(Primary) – Just Like U (feat. 얀키, 제시)

Just Like U (feat. 얀키, 제시)

Girl, about last night
I don’t even wanna talk about it
But I gotta let you know
what happened
So I really like this kid I really do
But fuck he calls me late at night
Thinking I’m some kind of booty call
Like shit what the fuck. Anyways
I’ll hit you up later. Love you girl, bye

그래 내 타입 브라운 스킨 레이디 (레이디)
니 열정 알아 핫 뜨거 마치 LA (LA)
I don’t wanna be your daddy
구속하기 싫을 뿐이야
좀 멀리 봐
니 시야 산이 아닌 숲이야
You gotta cool down girl
넌 너무 성급해 넌 내게 1순위
A 첫째 알파벳
이상해 커플이란 단어에
왜 집착해 우린 달라
I do mine and you do ya thang

굳이 관계 정의 내리는 게
유치해 알면서 그래 (Uh)
좋은 게 좋은 거
연락을 잘 못해도
알지 널 생각한 건?
난 요새 복잡해
정리할 부분 있다는 것
이런 말 그만하자 난 너와
좋은 이야기만 나누고파
오늘은 좀 여유가 필요해
특별히 너만큼은
프레쉬 하게 가고파 좀 있다 밤에 봐

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 난 자꾸 손이 가네
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 자꾸 손이 가네

Yeah Baby 오늘 따라 조금 피곤한 듯해
조용한 R&B Track 하나를 반복해
유난히 바빴나 봐 낮엔
오늘 그 많던 연락이 뜸해 요즘
오늘 밤 말고 내일 낮은 어때
난 프리해
내 스케쥴 다 널 위해 비웠어
기대 쉴래
Take me to the cinema
가로수 길을 걸어 가
니 얘기도 나 듣고 싶어 말해봐
Hold up

Wait, Do you know
who the fuck I am?
I thought I was the one
who let you be my man
I don’t even like you
I just want you
Got me all fucked up
난 니 껀 줄만 알았지
왜 먼저 꼬리쳐놓고 발 빼?
사람 잘못 봤어 너 그거밖에 안돼?
다시 기회 줄게 대답해
깔아 줄게 멍석 뭔 말인지
You Get It? 내일 봐 Motherfucker

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 난 자꾸 손이 가네
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 자꾸 손이 가네

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 난 자꾸 손이 가네
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
잊으려 하는데 자꾸 손이 가네

손이 가네 손이 가네
I just like u But I don’t luv u

Just Like U (feat. Yankie, Jessi)

Girl, about last night
I don’t even wanna talk about it
But I gotta let you know
what happened
So I really like this kid I really do
But fuck he calls me late at night
Thinking I’m some kind of booty call
Like shit what the fuck. Anyways
I’ll hit you up later. Love you girl, bye

Yeah, my type is a brown skin lady (lady)
I know your passion, it’s hot like LA (LA)
I don’t wanna be your daddy
Just don’t want to restrict you
Let’s see each other from afar
Set your sights on a forest, not a mountain
You gotta cool down girl
You’re too impatient, you’re my #1
A, the first alphabet
It’s strange, the word couple
Why are you obsessing? We’re different
I do mine and you do ya thang

Deciding what our relationship is
You know it’s childish, yeah (Uh)
If it’s a good thing, it’s a good thing
Even if I don’t call you
You know I thought of you, right?
It’s complicated these days
I need to set things straight
Let’s stop talking about this, you and I
Let’s just talk about good things
Today I just need some freedom
Especially when it comes to you
I wanna go fresh, let see each other later at night

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you

Yeah Baby, today I just a bit tired
A quiet R&B Track on repeat
Particularly busy during the day
Today there was a lull recently from all that contact
Not tonight, how is tomorrow during the day?
I’m free
Opened my schedule just for you,
Wanna rest leaning on you
Take me to the cinema
Let’s walk Garosu Street
Want to hear what you been up to, tell me
Hold up

Wait, Do you know
who the fuck I am?
I thought I was the one
who let you be my man
I don’t even like you
I just want you
Got me all fucked up
You thought I was only yours?
Why did you hit on my first and take it back?
You saw the wrong kind of girl, is that all you can be?
I’ll give you another chance, answer me
Lay out the mat for you, you know what I mean
You Get It? See you tomorrow, Motherfucker

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you

I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you
I just like u But I don’t luv u
I wanna do this and I wanna do that
Want to forget you, but my hands keep going to you

My hands keep going, my hand keep going
I just like u But I don’t luv u

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