Jive Monkey Playlist: 9/21/15

The boys from CN Blue are back!  They’ve been off doing their own projects but they’ve recently released their 2nd studio album.

The album’s title song is “신데렐라 (Cinderella)” and it’s an upbeat electronic rock song with a disco flair written, composed and co-arranged by Jung Yong Hwa.  I have to admit that I had to listen to it a couple of times before I could really appreciate the song.  The lyrics itself are simple and they do play off on words from their previous hits but it’s an addictive song.  The song compares the woman to Cinderella, who just happens to slip through their fingers.  The Cinderella in the music video is played by Seo Yi Ahn, who some might recognize as the actress who played the lying antagonist in Agreeably Warm.

씨엔블루(CNBLUE) – 신데렐라 (Cinderella)

신데렐라 (Cinderella)

Hello my baby 난 너랑 있고 싶어
Day and night 이 밤의 끝을 잡고 싶어
못 참아 코끝에 머문
베이비로션
온 신경이 촉을 세워 my god

12시가 땡 하면 마법처럼 사라져
오늘만은 널 보낼 수 없어 girl
12시가 땡 하면 잠시 꺼
turn off your phone
I just wanna be with you

신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
나 혼자 두지 마
baby drive me crazy (crazy)
신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
니가 없는 긴 밤 tonight
oh 외톨이야 baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me

널 위한 red carpet
깔아놨어 집 앞에
걸어와 공주처럼 모실게
oh my princess
걱정 마 널린 늑대들과 다르게
다른 뜻 없어 don’t worry worry

12시가 땡 하면 마법처럼 사라져
오늘만은 널 보낼 수 없어 girl
12시가 땡 하면 잠시 꺼
turn off your phone
I just wanna be with you

신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
나 혼자 두지 마
baby drive me crazy (crazy)
신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
니가 없는 긴 밤 tonight
oh 외톨이야 baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me

I’m so curious 아름다운 널
좀 더 알고 싶어져
I’m so dangerous 사랑하는 널
느끼고 싶어 all night long
Somebody help me

신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
이젠 켜줘 green light turn
on baby ooh ooh
신데렐라 ooh ooh ooh
니가 없는 긴 밤 tonight
oh 외톨이야 baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh

Cinderella

Hello my baby, I want to be with you
Day and night, I want to hold on to this night
Can’t wait, lingering at the end of my nose,
Baby lotion
All of my nerves are alert, my god

When the clock strikes 12, like magic you disappear
Can’t send you away today, girl
When the clock strikes 12, turn it off
turn off your phone
I just wanna be with you

Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
Don’t leave me alone
baby drive me crazy (crazy)
Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
The long night without you, tonight
oh loner, baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me

For you, red carpet
Laid it down in front of your house
Walk to me, I’ll escort you like a princess
oh my princess
Don’t worry, different from all those other wolves
Didn’t mean anything else, don’t worry worry

When the clock strikes 12, like magic you disappear
Can’t send you away today, girl
When the clock strikes 12, turn it off
turn off your phone
I just wanna be with you

Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
Don’t leave me alone
baby drive me crazy (crazy)
Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
The long night without you, tonight
oh loner, baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me

I’m so curious, you’re beautiful
Want to get to know you more
I’m so dangerous, in love with you
Want to feel you, all night long
Somebody help me

Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
Now turn it on, green light turn
on baby ooh ooh
Cinderella ooh ooh ooh
The long night without you, tonight
oh loner, baby

Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me
Somebody help me ooh ooh
Somebody help me yea yea
Somebody help me ooh ooh

“Drunken Night” is a song written and co-composed by Lee Jong Hyun.  I don’t know if it’s because I’ve grown fond of his music during his stint on We Got Married but I seemed to be able to spot his behind-the-scenes work now.  Some of time.  Ha.  What I like about the song is that while the subject matter is about a wild partying, there’s something about the song that kinda of feels slow.  Or rather there’s a hazy, lazy sensibility to the track.  Similar to how you feel the morning after.  Aww, to be in my 20’s again.

CN Blue – Drunken Night

씨엔블루(CNBLUE) – Drunken Night

Drunken Night

Boring day 반복되는 하루
매일매일 난 똑같아
Boring day 늘 같은 얼굴들
나완 인연 없는 이 사람들

이 밤만이 날 달래주고
날 감싸 안는 이 공허함에
또다시 시작되는 party
Everybody, let’s get it started

Oh 술에 취한 drunken night
이 시간에 몸을 맡겨
Oh 멈추지 마 drunken night
오늘의 나를 지워버리게

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Always I 어리단 핑계로
흐르는 시간 외면하고
Day by day 나를 조여오는
기대와 부담이 난 두려워

의미 없는 하루가 가고
익숙한 멜로디가 들려
또다시 시작되는 party
Everybody, let’s get it started

Oh 술에 취한 drunken night
이 시간에 몸을 맡겨
Oh 멈추지 마 drunken night
오늘의 나를 지워버리게

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Time lost can’t be won again

Oh 술에 취한 drunken night
이 시간에 몸을 맡겨
Oh 멈추지 마 drunken night
오늘의 나를 지워버리게

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Drunken Night

Boring day, the day repeating
Every, every day, it’s the same for me
Boring day, always the same faces
These people whom I have no connection with

Only this night comforts me
Embracing me in this emptiness
Starting up again, party
Everybody, let’s get it started

Oh drunk on booze, drunken night
Leave my body to this time
Oh don’t stop, drunken night
So that I can erase myself today

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Always I, with excuses that I’myoung
Turn away from the passing time
Day by day, closing in on me
Expectation and burden makes me apprehensive

A meaningless day passes
Hear a familiar melody
Starting up again, party
Everybody, let’s get it started

Oh drunk on booze, drunken night
Leave my body to this time
Oh don’t stop, drunken night
So that I can erase myself today

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Time lost can’t be won again

Oh drunk on booze, drunken night
Leave my body to this time
Oh don’t stop, drunken night
So that I can erase myself today

Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Others don’t care about us
Drinking dancing drinking all night woo
Don’t need to be serious

Finally, I think my favorite song on the album is “발자국 (Footsteps)”.  The word “발자국 (bal-ja-gook)” can mean both footsteps and footprint depending on how it is used in a sentence.  The solemn, contemplative tone of the song reminds me of Fall, just in time for the start of Fall this week.  The melody itself was taken from their Japanese single release of “HEART song” and they decided to write Korean lyrics for it.

Again, this was written, co-composed and co-arranged by Lee Jong Hyun and the Korean lyrics are about life.  I think the boys are at that point in their life where they are trying to figure out who they are and where they are heading.  I like that the lyrics indicate that the road they are taking was taken by a lot of people before them.  However, on that road where they are standing, they’re are standing alone.  It take a great amount of courage with each step but hopefully their efforts will pay off.

CN Blue – 발자국 (Footsteps)

씨엔블루(CNBLUE) – 발자국 (Footsteps)

발자국 (Footsteps)

돌아갈 수도 없을 만큼 (없을 만큼)
멀리 와버렸나
(어디로 어디로 어디로 가는지)

낯선 이 길의 끝엔 무엇이 (무엇이)
날 기다리는지
(모르지 모르지 아무도 모르지)

눈부신 미래에 웃고 있을지
외로움 안고 울고 있을지 uh

이 길을 걷다 보면
수 많은 발자국들이
나와 같은 마음으로
말 없이 지나왔기에
끝없이 재촉하는
내 자신을 달래가며
먼 길을 걸어가네 오늘도

저 높은 언덕을 또다시 (또다시)
넘어야만 하나
(어디로 어디로 어디로 가는지)

난 어디쯤 왔나 여긴 어딘가
그 끝에 내가 닿을 수 있나 uh

이 길을 걷다 보면
수 많은 발자국들이
나와 같은 마음으로
말 없이 지나왔기에
끝없이 재촉하는
내 자신을 달래가며
먼 길을 걸어가네 오늘도

수많은 갈등 속에
방황도 하겠지만
오늘도 걸어가네 이 길을

반복된 일상 속에
지칠 때도 있지만
오늘도 걸어가네 이 길을

길을 걷다 보면
수많은 발자국이
또 나와 같은 마음으로
먼 길을 떠나네

Footsteps

As much as I can’t go back (as much as I can’t)
Came this far
(Where, where, where am I going?)

Unfamiliar, what is at the end of this road (what)
What is waiting for me
(Don’t know, don’t know, don’t know anything)

A blinding future, will it be smiling
Embracing loneliness, will I be crying, uh

As I walk this road
Countless footprints
Feeling the same way as me
Without words, this is how we got through
Endlessly hurrying
Coaxing my confidence
Even today, I’m walking far

That steep hill again (again)
Do I have to surpass it
(Where, where, where am I going?)

How far did I come, where am I now?
Will be able to reach the end, uh

As I walk this road
Countless footprints
Feeling the same way as me
Without words, this is how we got through
Endlessly hurrying
Coaxing my confidence
Even today, I’m walking far

Within endless conflict
May end up meandering
Even today, I’m walking this road

Within my repeating daily life
Though I may grow weary
Even today, I’m walking this road

As I walk this road
Countless footprints
Feeling the same way as me
Leave for the journey

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