Current Obsession: CNBlue Can’t Stop

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Now for something different: Welcome to my Current Obsession, wherein I’ll weigh in on music that currently plays on repeat on my playlist. As a longtime Kpop fan, I’ve always wanted to share my love for the music, whether that be an idol group, a band, a solo artist, or anyone else I fall in love with at the moment (or for years).

Think of this series of posts as an experiment—each week might focus on a different genre or artist, but hopefully the music will speak louder than the words ever could. This week, I’ll be diving into CNBlue, who recently released their newest mini-album “Can’t Stop,” and also appeared on variety show Running Man.

CNBlue – “독한 사랑 (Cold Love)”

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The Band: Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, and Lee Jung-shin

The Backstory: I’ve followed CNBlue since the fall of 2009, listening to a few of their Japanese singles and liked their sound enough to introduce them to a friend (which funnily enough, happened to be her induction into Kpop). So I was uber excited to hear that they would make a Korean debut, and suffice to say, they exploded onto the Kpop scene in January 2010 with their debut single “외톨이야 (I’m A Loner).”  Since then, I’ve followed their albums (both Japanese and Korean) and watched some of the dramas the boys have acted in, but it always their music that brought me back, and I can easily say that I am in love with this album.

The Song: I tend to listen to one song on repeat while I’m writing and chose this single “Cold Love” for a recent post. For some reason, the almost-but-not-quite rock ballad quality fit my current mood and also felt like a natural extension of the hero’s emotional anguish in the drama. Also, “just plain cool” is a reason, right? At the time of this writing, I’ve easily listened to this song 60+ times—no joke.

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The Lyrics: (Korean from Naver Music and English from POP!GASA)

힘없는 인사를 하는
너 마지막을 예감하는 나
Oh Wanna change
우리가 사랑했던 때로

무거운 표정을 하는
너 가벼운 농담을 하는 나
Oh Wanna change
우리가 사랑했던 때로

슬픈 예감 속에 갇혀서
도망치지 못하고
미안하단 말에 무너지는
나는 어떡해

독한 사랑에 내 심장이
멈춰 내 심장이 찢어져
파편들처럼
이 병든 사랑에 내 숨이
멎어가 서서히 숨을 죽여
하루하루 또 시들어가
들꽃처럼

이별을 말하는 소나타
말하지 않아도 아는 말
Oh Wanna change
우리가 사랑했던 때로

사랑을 보내는 그 눈빛
안아도 싸늘한 너의 품
Oh Wanna change
우리가 사랑했던 때로

아픈 이별 곁에 머물러
뿌리치지 못하고
고맙다는 말에 휘청
대는 나는 어떡해

독한 사랑에 내 심장이
멈춰 내 심장이 찢어져
파편들처럼
이 병든 사랑에 내 숨이
멎어가 서서히 숨을 죽여
하루하루 또 시들어가
들꽃처럼

웃음 뒤에 숨은 눈물이
기다렸다는 듯 떨어져
Oh Wanna change
우리가 사랑했던 때로

독한 사랑에 힘없이
무너져 한없이
사랑했던 모든 것들이
이 병든 사랑에 내 숨이
멎어가 서서히 숨을 죽여
하루하루 또 시들어가
들꽃처럼

 

You weakly said hello
and I predicted our end
Oh wanna change,
to when we used to love

You have no expression
and I tell a light joke
Oh wanna change,
to when we used to love

Trapped in a sad feeling,
I can’t escape. I’m breaking down
at the words “I’m sorry”
What do I do?

My heart stops at this cold love,
my heart breaks into pieces
My breath stops
at this sick love,
my breath slowly dies
Day by day,
I wither like a wild flower

A sonata of farewells, words I know
without even hearing them
Oh wanna change,
to when we used to love

Your eyes that are letting go of our
love, your arms that are cold even
when I’m in them. Oh wanna change,
to when we used to love

I’m lingering by a painful breakup,
I can’t shake it off. I’m swaying
at the words, “Thank you”
What do I do?

My heart stops at this cold love,
my heart breaks into pieces
My breath stops
at this sick love,
my breath slowly dies
Day by day,
I wither like a wild flower

The tears that were hiding behind
my smile are falling as if they’ve
waited for it. Oh wanna change,
to when we used to love

I weakly break down
at this cold love,
everything that I used to love
My breath stops at this sick love,
my breath slowly dies
Day by day,
I wither like a wild flower

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2 thoughts on “Current Obsession: CNBlue Can’t Stop

  1. Woooohoooo!!! You love CNBlue too?? My favorite so far – I keep coming back to them again and again. It’s on replay when I’m doing my own rehab, and my husband always groans “aggggggaaaain??? Stop!!!”

    Heh. But I Can’t Stop. No pun intended

  2. Pingback: Current Obsession: N.Flying – Heartbreak | gummimochi

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