Jive Monkey Playlist: 1/20/17

Today of all days, I’m retreating to my happy place.  I’ve been in this mental state of denial and pardon me if I just want to stay there for a little bit longer.  So I’m finding some comfort in listening to some mellow, happy tracks about L.O.V.E.

Soran is an indie pop band that’s been around for a while now.  The band consists of four members: Lead Singer Go Young Bae, Bassist Seo Myun Ho, Drummer Pyun Yoo Il and Guitarist Lee Tae Wook.  They recently released their latest full studio album this past Fall, which I recommend, but the song I’m featuring today is from a single that was released last week.

When I was in college, I would often retreat to the basement level of my school’s library where there were desks where you could study.  However, the high walls of the desks and the dry textbook material did a better job at lulling me to sleep more than anything else.  If I just had some “inspiration” in the form of classmate crush, I’m sure I’d get… no studying done whatsoever.  And yet, I’m sure I’d be excellent at studying my crush and passing that final with flying colors.

That is exactly the subject matter of Soran’s “너를 공부해 (I Study You)”.  The song’s arrangement was produced by Philtre and if you loved his remake of “소녀 (Girl)” from the Answer Me 1988 OST, you can still hear why he is such a hot commodity in the music world.  I can’t help squeeing at the dulcet tones of Go Young Bae’s voice and the cutesiness of the song’s lyrics.  If you attended school with them, how would you be able to resist this charming confession?

소란(SORAN) – 너를 공부해

너를 공부해

가만히 십초를
있지도 못하는
어떻게 안되는
바보란 말이야

노력을 해봐도
억지로 앉아 있어도
졸린 걸 어떡해
지겹단 말이야

근데 요즘엔 왜 이럴까
도대체 내게 무슨 짓을 했길래
뭔가에 홀린 사람처럼
너에게 집중해
요즘에 나는

아침에 눈 뜨자마자
밤에 잠들 때까지
하루 종일
하나부터 열까지
너만 생각나면 대단한 거잖아
근데 그걸 내가 해

투덜거리는 말투와
새침한 표정까지
작은 부분
머리부터 발끝까지
너만 생각해도 시간이 모자라
하루 종일 너를 공부해

어쩌면 저렇게 예쁠까
어떤 생각을 하면서 웃었길래
시간 가는 줄도 모르고
너에게 집중해
요즘에 나는

아침에 눈 뜨자마자
밤에 잠들 때까지
하루 종일
하나부터 열까지
너만 생각나면 대단한 거잖아
근데 그걸 내가 해

투덜거리는 말투와
새침한 표정까지
작은 부분
머리부터 발끝까지
너만 생각해도 시간이 모자라
하루 종일 너를 공부해

해보고 또 해봐도
이해 안 되는 일들은
차라리 외워 볼게
숙제가 많아져도 행복해

아침에 눈 뜨자마자
밤에 잠들 때까지
하루 종일
하나부터 열까지
너만 생각나면 대단한 거잖아
근데 그걸 내가 해

투덜거리는 말투와
새침한 표정까지
작은 부분
머리부터 발끝까지
너만 생각해도 시간이 모자라
하루 종일 너를 공부해

I Study You

Still, even for 10 seconds
Can’t do it
How is that not possible?
What a stupid thing to say?

Even though I try
Even though I force myself to sit
How am I supposed to not be sleepy?
I’m telling you this is tedious

But why am I like this these days?
What have you done to me?
Like a person who has been hypnotized
I focus on you
These days, I’m

As soon as I open my eyes in the morning
Until I fall asleep at night
All day long
From one to ten
Whenever I think of you, it’s an extraordinary thing
But that’s what I do

From your grumbling and
your coy expressions
The little things
From your head to your toes
Whenever I think of you, there’s not enough time
All day long, I study you

How is it that you’re pretty like that?
What were you thinking that made you laugh?
Don’t know that time is passing
I focus on you
These days, I’m

As soon as I open my eyes in the morning
Until I fall asleep at night
All day long
From one to ten
Whenever I think of you, it’s an extraordinary thing
But that’s what I do

From your grumbling and
your coy expressions
The little things
From your head to your toes
Whenever I think of you, there’s not enough time
All day long, I study you

Though I try and try again,
for things that I don’t understand
it’s better to memorize it
Even though there’s a lot of homework, I’m happy

As soon as I open my eyes in the morning
Until I fall asleep at night
All day long
From one to ten
Whenever I think of you, it’s an extraordinary thing
But that’s what I do

From your grumbling and
your coy expressions
The little things
From your head to your toes
Whenever I think of you, there’s not enough time
All day long, I study you

_____________________________________________________

The other sweet and mellow track for today’s playlist is a remake collaboration from the hip hop artist, 40, and Sistar’s Dasom. “그대와 나, 설레임 (You and I, A Flutter of Excitement)” is originally a song by Acoustic Collabo. I featured the original song a few years ago, which I still love, but there is something about this collaboration that felt refreshingly updated. Originally, an acoustic number, I love that it has been modernized with a jazzy feel and their gentle, genteel voices ooze chemistry. I feel we need more of this gentility in the world today.

40(포티) , 다솜 – 그대와 나, 설레임

그대와 나, 설레임

나 그대가 너무 좋은데
말하고 싶은데
용기가 안나

나도 그대가 너무 좋은데
말하고 싶은데
용기가 안나

사랑해 말하고 싶은데
이렇게 속만 태우다가
그대가 떠나가 버릴까
늘 바보같이 걱정만 하는 우리

오늘은 떨리는 맘으로
그대 바라보며
고백할게요

나도 오늘은 용기낼래요
그대 바라보며
고백할게요

사랑해 말하고 싶은데
이렇게 속만 태우다가
그대가 떠나가 버릴까
늘 바보같이 걱정만 하는 우리

그대 눈길보면 당황해서
눈을 돌리고
그대 앞에서면 바보같이
얼굴 붉히고
그대를 사랑한다
수없이 연습하고
연습했는데 말도 못하고

사랑해 말하고 싶은데
이렇게 속만 태우다가
그대가 떠나가 버릴까
늘 바보같이 걱정만 하는 우리

You and I, A Flutter of Excitement

I really like you but
I want to tell you but
I don’t have the courage to do it

I also really like you but
I want to tell you but
I don’t have the courage to do it

I want to tell you that I love you but
Like this, as my insides are burning up
That you might leave
Always worrying like idiots, us

Today I, with my trembling heart
As I look at you
I’ll confess

Today I’ll also gather my courage
As I look at you
I’ll confess

I want to tell you that I love you but
Like this, as my insides are burning up
That you might leave
Always worrying like idiots, us

Flustered by catching your eye,
I turn away
Only in front of you, like an idiot,
my face grows red
That I love you
Practice it countlessly
Even though I practiced it, can’t say the words

I want to tell you that I love you but
Like this, as my insides are burning up
That you might leave
Always worrying like idiots, us

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