Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/7/16

This week has been excruciatingly long.  Actually, ever since I came back from vacation, it’s been a stressful time at work for me because there are a lot of things going on.  I apologize for anyone that follows my reviews because I know that I have so much to catch up on.  I’ll admit that it has been making me feel anxious.  And so, for some reason I found the song for today’s playlist very cathartic.

It’s weird.  I guess I don’t really think of Monsta X as the type of group to produce calming, stress-relieving music.  In fact, they’re the opposite.  They’re the perfect group when I’m looking for a tune to hype me up.

And yet, I found the powerful bass beats and repetitive lyrics of “Calm Down” incredibly reassuring.  I know it’s weird because even the lyrics express feelings of anxiousness as it’s about being unable to quiet those feelings of love.

Monsta X even has slower songs such as “5:14 (Last Page)”.  However, it seemed like the title of this song was just calling out to me telling me to calm down.  The awesome synergy of the cacophony of sounds and rhythmic motions is surprisingly soothing.  Sometimes it takes getting lost in the noise to find your focus again.  Here’s hoping you find your happy place as well in moments of stress and chaos.

Monsta X – Calm Down

몬스타엑스(Monsta X) – Calm Down

*폭주하듯 달려 = Running like the flood.  While the English equivalent is probably “run like the wind”, the word flood is used in this metaphor to convey the feeling of speed and the letting explode in a downward motion as if gravity is a pulling force.

**턱 끝까지 숨이 차올라 = The English translation, at least the one that makes sense, is not as descriptive but it literally translates as gasping for breath from the tip of my chin.

Calm Down

주체 못해 하지 못해 Can’t do my thing
미친 듯 울려대는 박동이
내 잠든 정신 확 깨우네
가져야만 할거 같아 너를
커져버린 눈은 이제 부릅부릅 a woo
난 빠른 걸음으로 이제 네게 걸음걸음걸음
얼음얼음얼음 다른 남자들은 모두 얼음
불지른 맘에 질투는 기름기름기름기름
부름부름 나의 이름 불러 진정 시켜주기를

Oh 감히 누가 널 거부할 수 있어
주체 할 수도 없이 넌 예쁜걸
감당이 안돼 조절이 안돼
넌 나를 뒤집어놨어
(한 순간 전부 다)

누가 여기 나 좀 말려봐
난 진정할 수가 없어
잔뜩 날을 세운 나를 봐
이 경계를 멈출 수 없어

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

Knock knock knock knock knock
여긴 난장판
터지는 감탄사
날 주체 못하는 상황
잠깐만 내 정신은 이미
knockdown knockout
차가운 눈빛 따가운 눈초리 날 향해
pow pow pow
주헌 내 기분은 down down down
지나가던 개가 짖어 bow wow wow wow
wow wow wow wow wow wow
도도함 보고 반한
난 도둑마냥 보복 당함
풀어진 동공과 몽롱함만
가득한 지금 정신 놓고만 있고
폭발한 매력에 반한
목표는 단지 너 하나만 아파도
내 꽃 같은 사랑
그게 내 이치고 싫음
넌 베어야만 해

끄떡도 안 하던 두 눈이 번뜩여
아름다운 널 뺏길까 두려워
감당이 안돼 조절이 안돼
어느새 날 무너뜨려
(네 손에 끝없이)

누가 여기 나 좀 말려봐
난 진정할 수가 없어
잔뜩 날을 세운 나를 봐
이 경계를 멈출 수 없어

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

완벽히 내 맘을 훔쳐내
자연스레 넌 날 지배해
Watch out Watch out
몇 번을 삼키고 삼켜봐도
다시 차오르는 이 본능 What’s up
What’s up What’s up What’s up
쓸어버려 싹 다 불도저
털 끝 하나 건드려봐
폭주하듯 달려* boom boom pow

턱 끝까지 숨이 차올라**
넌 나를 믿고 따라와
이젠 너를 내게 맡겨봐
난 눈을 뗄 수가 없어

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

Calm Down

Can’t cope, just can’t do it, Can’t do my thing
Pulsating like crazy,
it wakes my sleeping
Think I might need to have you
Wide-eyed, now looking intensely, a woo
With a quick pace, now to you, walk, walk, walk
Freeze, freeze, freeze, the other men, all freeze
With fiery heart, my jealousy is like gas, gas, gas, gas
Cry, cry out my name, hope you truly make me

Oh, how dare anyone refuse you
Unable to cope, you’re pretty
Can’t handle it, can’t control it
You’ve turned me upside-down
(In a single moment, everything)

Someone stop me
I can’t calm down
Completely on edge, look at me
Can’t stop at the border

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

Knock knock knock knock knock
It’s chaos here
An exploding exclamation
A condition I can’t cope with
Hold up, my mind is already
knockdown knockout
Cold stare, burning look towards me
pow pow pow
Joo Heon, my feelings are down down down
A passing dog barks, bow wow wow wow
wow wow wow wow wow wow
Saw your chicness and fell
Been robbed by retaliating thief
My eyes lose focus, just dazed
Just so full of being out of it right now
Fell for your explosive charms
My goal is only you, even though it hurts
My love is like a flower
That’s my reason, if you don’t like it
You must get cut

Both eyes, that never budged, wide open
Afraid of losing the beautiful you
Can’t handle it, can’t control it
At some point, you break me down
(At your hands, endlessly)

Someone stop me
I can’t calm down
Completely on edge, look at me
Can’t stop at the border

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

Completely stolen my heart
Naturally, you’ve taken control over me
Watch out Watch out
Though I swallow and swallow several times
Again, this instinct keeps bubbling up, What’s up
What’s up What’s up What’s up
Run them all down, bulldozer
Try touching a single hair
Run like the wind* boom boom pow

Until I run out of breath**
Trust and follow me
Now put yourself in my hands
Can’t take my eyes off of you

Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down
La la la stop Calm down,
Let’s stop Calm down
Stop Calm down, Let’s stop Calm down

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