Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/14/16

This is my second favorite time of the year.  (My favorite being Fall when the leaves change colors.) I don’t know why but every year I get excited around the Spring Vernal Equinox because ti means the promise of warmer weather.  And then, it’s usually followed by disappointment because the weather is still so frigid.  But finally, I can shed my winter layers in favor of cute Spring dresses as I skip along sunny pathways instead of icy ones.  And to me, it also represents the chance of something new and exciting in the near future.

While I have been enjoying Jung Eun Ji’s latest title track, “너란 봄 (A  Spring Like You),” I have to admit that I was more drawn to “소녀의 소년 (A Girl’s Boy)”.  Sure, it’s just another ordinary love song but I did find the upbeat nature of the song invigorating.  The song is a retrospective as it revisits old feelings.  Think back to your first crush and how excited that person made you feel.  I can’t think of anything more thrilling than being silly and giggly like that of your first crush.  We weren’t colored by unfair opinions and our feelings were pure.  It’s the type of thing we all aspire to attain in our relationships as adults.

Jung Eun Ji – 소녀의 소년 (A Girl’s Boy)

정은지 – 소녀의 소년

소녀의 소년

um um um um

푸른빛 가득한 계절이 오면
바람도 향길 머금을 때면
잊고 있었던 날이 떠오르고
난 눈을 감고서 기억을 되감아

나보다 큰 가방을 둘러메고
어색한 교복을 입고 갈 때
저기 서있는 너를 보고서 난
멈춰 섰었지 멈춰 섰었지 Yeah

아아아 아아아 불어오는 바람 속
아아아 아아아 너의 향기 가득해

그때 처음 마주친 소년
나무의 새도 노래하던
그 언젠가 꿈꿔왔던
갖고 싶던 첫사랑이
내 마음에 성큼 들어왔네

그때 처음 마주친 소년
미소가 예쁘던 그 소년
뒤돌아서 걸어가는
소년의 뒷모습 보며
남몰래 몰래 설레었네

오래전 그날이 그리울 때면
빛바랜 추억에 외로울 때면
잊고 있었던 네가 떠오르고
난 눈을 감고서 시간을 되감아

어제 봤던 소년의 뒷모습이
골목길 저만치 걸어갈 때
좀 더 가까이 네게 가고파 난
난 달려갔었지 달려갔었지 Yeah

아아아 아아아 불어오는 바람 속
아아아 아아아 너의 향기 가득해

그때 처음 마주친 소년
하늘의 구름 한 점 없던
그 언젠가 꿈꿔왔던
갖고 싶던 첫사랑이
이 봄 안에 성큼 들어왔네

그때 처음 마주친 소년
두 볼이 발갛던 그 소년
뒤돌아서 걸어가는
소년의 뒷모습 보며
남몰래 몰래 설레었네

아아아 아아
불어오는 바람 속 네가 가득해
아아아 아아
서투른 마음속 너의 향기만

그때 처음 마주친 소년
미소가 예쁘던 그 소년
뒤돌아서 떠나오는
아쉬움 감출 수 없어
남몰래 몰래 훌쩍였네

그때 처음 마주친 소년
이제는 추억이 된 소년
그 언젠가 꿈꿔왔던
갖고 싶던 첫사랑을
추억으로 둔 채 떠나왔네

A Girl’s Boy

um um um um

When the bright, blue skies filled season comes
And when you hold the scent-filled wind in your mouth
Thinking of forgotten days
Closing my eyes and recalling the memories

Carry a bag that’s bigger than me
When I go wearing my awkward school uniform
Seeing you standing over there, I
Stop, stop, Yeah

Ah ah ah Ah ah ah within the blowing winds
Ah ah ah Ah ah ah filled with your scent

The first time I met that boy back then
When the bird in the tree sang
Dreamt sometime back then
The first love that I wanted
Already came into my heart

The first time I met that boy back then
That boy with the pretty smile
Turning around and walking
Looking at the boy from behind
My heart fluttered secretly, secretly

When I long for that day, way back when
When I’m lonely by the faded memories
I think of the forgotten you
Closing my eyes and recalling the memories

Seen yesterday, the image of the boy from behind
Far off in the alleyway as I walked
I want to get a bit more closer to you
I ran, ran, Yeah

Ah ah ah Ah ah ah within the blowing winds
Ah ah ah Ah ah ah filled with your scent

The first time I met that boy back then
Not an inch of cloud in the sky
Dreamt sometime back then
The first love that I wanted
Already came into Spring

The first time I met that boy back then
That boy with two rosy cheeks
Turning around and walking
Looking at the boy from behind
My heart fluttered secretly, secretly

Ah ah ah Ah ah
Within the blowing winds, it’s filled with you
Ah ah ah Ah ah
Inside my clumsy heart, just the scent of you

The first time I met that boy back then
That boy with the pretty smile
Turning back and coming to mind
Can’t hide my regret
Whimpered secretly, secretly

The first time I met that boy back then
Now the boy has become a memory
Dreamt sometime back then
The first love that I wanted
Left behind in my memories

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I love when Hong Dae Kwang sings for romcom dramas.  He’s got that perfect blend of sweet mixed with romance.  His voice is also very unique and comforting at the same time, not unlike Ra.D.  He’s got that boy-next-door drama protagonist voice and you can’t help hoping that he wins the girl.

That’s the feeling I get when I listen to “비처럼 fall in love (Like the rain, fall in love)”.  The song is about young love as well.  At first glance, you may think that the symbolism of the rain is meant to reflect a broken heart or sadness but it’s not.  In fact, the rain seems to signify how the rain is made up of water and when you drenched by the rain, it just seeps through all of your clothing just like when you first fall in love.  Even years after you’ve separate, you just can’t help but be warmed by thoughts of your first love when everything was new and you were innocent.

In the video, I couldn’t help but notice how she was the one that makes the first move when they were young.  I even loved that some of the past scenes are literally seen with a rosy-colored lens to enhance the romantic emotions.  However, I was really rooting for the guy to make the move when he sees her walking on the street at the end.  I’d like to believe (or want to believe) that he will eventually run out in the rain and their feelings will be rekindled.

홍대광 – 비처럼 fall in love

비처럼 fall in love

기억해 비 오던 그날에
우리 둘 하나의 우산에
짧은 한 순간 사랑이 내게 왔어
창을 두드린 빗방울처럼

Oh my love 비처럼 내게
말도 없이 내 맘에
한 방울씩 한 방울씩
사랑이 젖어 들어
내게도 똑같이 비를 내려줘
언젠간 네 맘도 꼭 나처럼
비처럼 fall in love

난 너에게 우산을 기울여
그만큼 내 맘도 기울어
날 흠뻑 적시고 번지길 너에게도
옅게 물드는 꽃잎 비처럼

Oh my love 비처럼 내게
말도 없이 내 맘에
한 방울씩 한 방울씩
사랑이 젖어 들어
내게도 똑같이 비를 내려줘
언젠간 네 맘도 꼭 나처럼
비처럼 fall in love

참 맑은 날에도
너를 생각만 하면
거짓말처럼 비가 내려와
내리는 비처럼
똑같은 맘으로 물들었으면
fall in love

한 방울씩 한 방울씩
내게로 스며들어
손을 꼭 잡고 비를 걸어줘
그때는 네 맘도 꼭 나처럼
비처럼 fall in love?

Like the rain, fall in love

I remember, that day it rained
One umbrella for both of us
For one brief moment, love came to me
Knocking on the window like raindrops

Oh my love, like the rain, to me
Without words, my heart
Drop by drop, drop by drop
Become soaked with love
Let the rain also fall on me in the same way
Undoubtedly, someday your heart will be like mine
Like the rain, fall in love

Tilt the umbrella towards you
Tilt my heart that much towards you as well
Get me drenched and hope it spreads to you too
Lightly dyed with petals like the rain

Oh my love, like the rain, to me
Without words, my heart
Drop by drop, drop by drop
Become soaked with love
Let the rain also fall on me in the same way
Undoubtedly, someday your heart will be like mine
Like the rain, fall in love

Even on a clear day
When I think of you
Like a like, rains starts to fall
Like the falling rain
Tinged with the same heart
fall in love

Drop by drop, drop by drop
Seep through me
Holding hands tightly, walk in the rain
Undoubtedly, in those days, your heart was like mine
Like the rain, fall in love?

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