The Way Love Used to Be

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Shannon L. Alder said that every relationship that has hit a crossroads has asked, “What is it that you want from me?” Contemplation; that’s what people mostly do after having a big fight or even a break-up. What is it that you really want from the relationship itself? Is it really worth fighting for? She also said that all great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets us to a new day at midnight. It means that a big fight or even a break-up in a relationship doesn’t always mean the end of it. Instead, it could be the beginning of a great ending for both; The Remembered and The Forgotten. In her book titled “Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl”, Jennifer Elisabeth stated, “Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice.” So don’t be afraid to start over.

Should I tell you I love you? Should we start again? I know you better than anyone else, so when I see you’re hurt, I’m hurt too. Should I tell you to come back? Back to me, the one you were most comfortable with. It can’t be the end of our love from back then.” –Park Shi Hwan, The Way We Loved (그때 우리 사랑은) [OST. Emergency Couple]

I’ve prepared a song that will brighten up your beginning of this year, with this medium-fast tempo and exciting melody, from a song titled “The Way We Loved (그때 우리 사랑은)”. Performed by Superstar K5’s runner-up, Park Shi Hwan, the song was served as a soundtrack for tvN’s romantic comedy drama series, “Emergency Couple” (2014). The pop dynamic song was first released as a single “Emergency Couple OST Part 3” on February 21st 2014, and later became a part of album “Emergency Couple OST” which was released on April 18th 2014.


"Emergency Couple OST Part 3" single cover - source: wiki.d-addicts.com

“The Way We Loved (그때 우리 사랑은)” is a song about a man who asks for his ex-lover to get back together and start their relationship all over again. During his time alone after the break-up, finally he can see clearly what makes their relationship isn’t working before. They were both young and made many mistakes back then. Now as they meet again, with more mature thoughts and personalities, he thinks that it’s worth trying to build the broken relationship again. “I wasn’t ready for this love, and I didn’t know what breaking up was. Now I know, but my regret comes too late, though I think I can do better now.” The chance is there, and he bravely grabs it. “Words that came spilling out, and deep scars that left, I was bad at everything. Finally I see it, if only I’m given a chance.” He believes that love is not over yet, and that’s the way they loved. Indeed, when people grow up, they tend to see things more clearly, and understand love more deeply; that love is more than just fluttering butterflies in stomach, but what’s more important is being comfortable with the person and the love itself. “Yes, now I finally know, how love can exist even after the butterflies are gone. I guess this is just the beginning of my love.”
The melody of the song has a mixed of rock and ballad in it, which I love so much. And I especially love how the pop melody is incorporated with the orchestra sound. That’s why “The Way We Loved (그때 우리 사랑은)” has made it into the list of 7 Best K-Drama Soundtracks of 2014. Moreover, Park Shi Hwan’s vocal stands out and goes well with the melody. Not to mention that, of course, the lyrics are suited so well too with the drama series storyline. It’s a great soundtrack and Park is such a lovable singer; hope to see him more in the future.

Back then, I didn’t like getting used to it all. My heart was too heavy to beat again. We made a promise before the world, but how did we get so far apart?” –Park Shi Hwan, The Way We Loved (그때 우리 사랑은) [OST. Emergency Couple]




“Saranghandago marhalkka uri dashi shijaghae bolkka
(Should I tell you I love you? Should we start again?)
Neol nugu boda araseo apeun neol bomyeon nado apa
(I know you better than anyone else, so when I see you’re hurt, I’m hurt too)
Dora orago marhalkka niga jeil pyeon haetdeon naui gyeoteuro
(Should I tell you to come back? Back to me, the one you were most comfortable with)
Kkeutjilli eobtdeon geojanha geuttae uri sarangeun
(It can’t be the end of our love from back then)

Igsughae jineunge shirheosseo geu ttaeneun dashi ttwigieneun naui gaseumi mugeo wosseo
(Back then, I didn’t like getting used to it all, my heart was too heavy to beat again)
Sesang ape yagsog haesseotdeon uri dul urin eojjeoda ireohge meoreojyeo beoryeotna
(We made a promise before the world, but how did we get so far apart?)
Junbi andwaetdeon sarang tto gateun ibyeol mueotdo mollatdeon na
(I wasn’t ready for this love, and I didn’t know what breaking up was)
Ijen aneunde ttaeneujeun huhoe jal hal geot gateunde
(Now I know, but my regret comes too late, though I think I can do better now)

Ssodanae beorin maldeul tto gipeun sangcheo modeunge seotuldeon na
(Words that came spilling out, and deep scars that left, I was bad at everything)
Ijeya jogeum boineun naege gihoereul jundamyeon
(Finally I see it, if only I’m given a chance)

Saranghandago marhalkka uri dashi shijaghae bolkka
(Should I tell you I love you? Should we start again?)
Neol nugu boda araseo apeun neol bomyeon nado apa
(I know you better than anyone else, so when I see you’re hurt, I’m hurt too)
Dora orago marhalkka niga jeil pyeon haetdeon naui gyeoteuro
(Should I tell you to come back? Back to me, the one you were most comfortable with)
Kkeutjilli eobtdeongeo janha neowa naega
(It can’t be the end of you and me)
Geurae ijeya algesseo seolleimui kkeute ttodareun sarang
(Yes, now I finally know, how love can exist even after the butterflies are gone)
Ijeya shijagin gabwa eojjeomyeon nae sarangeun
(I guess this is just the beginning of my love)”

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