Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/2/17

We all knew it was coming.  But a part of me wanted to be in denial of it until they officially confirmed the news that the members would be going their separate ways.  Still, Sistar was my go-to group when I needed an upbeat summer track.  I realize that this doesn’t mean that we won’t see these girls again or that they won’t ever reunite again in the future but I will miss anticipating a new album from them every time summer rolls by.

The title track on their latest single is called “LONELY”.  The track itself is quite beautiful and there are a lot of emotions running through the song which hit you like a ton of bricks.  However, I can’t help but be puzzled by the fact that this is their last title track.

Really, I wish that they went out with a bang with another fun, summer track like “Shake It” or “Loving U”.  I respect the fact that as artists they decided to go in a different direction.  However, the song is about a breakup between mature adults.  The music video has a bittersweet we’re moving on vibe but if you just read the lyrics on its own, it sounds quite sad.  With lyrics like, “This is not happiness, this is not love,” and “Now the only thing left to do is breakup,” I feel like their breaking up with me.  Am I reading too much into this?  I swear that I can do better so don’t leave. *sniff, sniff.  All joking aside, I know that Soyou, Dasom, Hyolyn and Bora are all extremely talented and have a lot to offer as artist, whether as singers/musicians, actresses or on other platforms.  There’s no doubt that I’ll continue to follow them in the next chapter of their lives.

씨스타(Sistar) – LONELY

LONELY

너무 익숙해 이제 매번 끝까지 가네
이건 행복이 아냐 이건 사랑이 아냐
니가 뭘 하든 너에게 맞춰야 하지
널 이해하는 나니까
그냥 또 이렇게
아무 말 안하고 넘어가야 편하겠지

대단한걸 바라는 게 아냐
이제 많은 기대도 하지 않아
(다만) 끝이 날 까봐 이대론 널 잃을 까봐
너는 이제 내가 쉬워지니
너는 내 걱정들이 부담되니 우리
(우리 너무) 변했나 봐

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이렇게 끝인 거니
왜 이러니 너
자꾸 나만 혼자서 또 외로운 거니
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이게 사랑이니
나만 변한 거니
우리 지금 싸움인지 연앤지

우린 toast and butter 처럼 가까웠지
closer than close 갑자기 차가웠지
주된 분위기는 정적 싸늘의 정점
화내고 소리치고 파도가 치는 절정
또 아무렇지 않은 듯 넌 꿇어 앉어
진심이 아닌데도 받아주고 끌어안어
조금만 괜찮아지면 또 그 날이 와
그 날이 오면 내 심장이 빠질 것 같아

대단한걸 바라는 게 아냐
이제 많은 기대도 하지 않아
(다만) 끝이 날 까봐 이대론 널 잃을 까봐
너는 이제 내가 쉬워지니
너는 내 걱정들이 부담되니 우리
(우리 너무) 변했나 봐

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이렇게 끝인 거니
왜 이러니 너
자꾸 나만 혼자서 또 외로운 거니
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이게 사랑이니
나만 변한 거니
우리 지금 싸움인지 연앤지

우리 여기까지만 하고 잊어볼까
그때로 다시 돌아갈 수는 없을까
(Lonely my heart)
이제 이별만 남았잖아
너도 끝을 준비하잖아
다시 돌아갈 수 없다는 게 너무 아파

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이렇게 끝인 거니
왜 이러니 너
자꾸 나만 혼자서 또 외로운 거니
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
이게 사랑이니
나만 변한 거니
우리 지금 싸움인지 연앤지

With time
Everything will be forgotten and so will you
That’s what’s really sad

LONELY

So used to it, now we always go ‘til the end
This is not happiness, this is not love
Whatever you do, I have to give in to you
Because I understand you
Again like this,
will it be easier to get over it without saying anything?

The amazing thing is I’m not hoping for it
Now I don’t have big expectations
(But) that it’ll end, that I’ll lose you this way
Do you find me easy now?
Are you overwhelmed with my worries? We
(We’re really) must have changed

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this the end?
Why are you like this?
Always by myself again, am I lonely?
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this love?
Am I the only one that’s changed?
Are we fighting now or dating?

We’re close, like toast and butter
closer than close, suddenly become cold
The basic mood is silence, ultimate frostiness
Getting mad and yelling, the crest of crashing wave
Again pretending like it didn’t matter, you kneel down
Even if I don’t mean it, forgive and pull you into a hug
If it becomes okay for a bit, that day comes again
When that day comes, it’s like my heart is falling out

The amazing thing is I’m not hoping for it
Now I don’t have big expectations
(But) that it’ll end, that I’ll lose you this way
Do you find me easy now?
Are you overwhelmed with my worries? We
(We’re really) must have changed

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this the end?
Why are you like this?
Always by myself again, am I lonely?
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this love?
Am I the only one that’s changed?
Are we fighting now or dating?

Should we stop here and forget it
Is there any way to go back to the way we were?
(Lonely my heart)
Now the only thing left to do is break up
You are also getting ready for the end
That there’s no way to go back is what really hurts

Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this the end?
Why are you like this?
Always by myself again, am I lonely?
Baby baby lonely lonely lonely
Is this love?
Am I the only one that’s changed?
Are we fighting now or dating?

With time
Everything will be forgotten and so will you
That’s what’s really sad

“FOR YOU” is the other track on the album. It’s not as catchy as “LONELY” as the melody and even the beat feels a bit unsophisticated which was co-composed by Hyolyn. I know that she’s writing her own songs and she certainly is a fantastic performer but when it comes to composing, I do think that there is room for her to grow. However, I want to share the track and translate the lyrics because all of the members co-wrote the song with their own sentiments about the experience of being part of Sister and how they feel about their fans. As the title states, this song is for their fans.

Sistar – FOR YOU

씨스타(Sistar) – FOR YOU

FOR YOU

시작이 같던 설레임
첫 만남이 어색했던 그 순간
너도 기억하고 있니 봄처럼 따뜻했던 날
내 맘에 번지던 지나간 추억들이
자꾸 스쳐 지나가
그때로 돌아갈 순 없을까
처음부터 마지막까지
영원히 널 간직할게 baby
지금 이 순간부터
다 절대 잊지 못할 거야 baby
Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you
우리의 관계 가까운 듯 먼 게
다 알다가도 모르는 게 단데
서로만 바라봐도 부족한 게 시간이야
널 기다리는 게 내겐 그저 행복이야
달콤한 말보단 나를 더 안아줘 알아줘
그게 너 였어
전해지길 바랬어 조금의 마음까지
늘 그 자리에서 기다려줬던
네게 들려줄래

잊지 않을게 네가 선물해 준 추억들
심장이 멈춰 버릴 때까지

처음부터 마지막까지
영원히 널 간직할게 baby
지금 이 순간부터
다 절대 잊지 못할 거야 baby

Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you

떠나지 말아줘 언제나 여기 있어
지금처럼 이렇게 난 I’m still with you
받기만 했던 것 같아
난 이제 돌려줄게

눈이 부신 그 햇살에 멀리 있어도
따뜻해 내겐 (네게)
따뜻했던 손끝으로
위로하고 위로 받던 내게 (네게)

Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you

FOR YOU

Excitement over starting together
The first awkward meeting, that moment
Do you also remember? The warm, Spring-like day
Imbued in my heart, past memories
Keeps passing by
Is there a way to go back to that time?
From the beginning to the end,
I will forever treasure you, baby
From this moment on,
Won’t be able to forget anything, baby
Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you
Our relationship is close and distant
Knowing it all but knowing nothing
Only looking at each other but time isn’t sufficient
Waiting for you is just happiness to me
Rather than sweet words, you hug me and know me more
That was you
Hope to express that to you, that small sentiment
You always waited for me from that spot
Want you to hear that

Won’t forget the memories you’ve gifted me
Until my heart stops beating

From the beginning to the end,
I will forever treasure you, baby
From this moment on,
Won’t be able to forget anything, baby

Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you

Don’t leave, always stay here
Like now, like this, I’m, I’m still with you
Feels like I was always on the receiving end
I’ll now return that favor

From that dazzling sunlight, even if you’re far off
It’s warm to me (to you)
From your warm fingertips,
given comfort and felt comforted, to me (to you)

Do it all for you (stay) For you (stay)
For you (stay) For you

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