Start the Love Now

Wednesday, February 04, 2015


"Marriage, Not Dating" official photo - source: program.interest.me/tvn

Love comes suddenly, like a fever that comes attacking in the middle of the day. It’s like a sickness with common symptoms, but the thing is, we never know whom we will fall in love with. It could come from anywhere and anyone. Sometimes it’s someone new; someone whom we’ve just met. Sometimes it’s someone who is actually always there; someone whom we’ve never guessed before that we would fall for. Anyhow, our body usually knows better than our heart or mind. The body could feel the symptoms of love. And when it comes, don’t resist, don’t deny, let it flow and grow. Never hesitate to start the love now, because it only takes a courage and it’s worth all the risks; It’s Okay, This Is Love.

But now you come to me little by little. I feel so shy but I put my hands together and pray; waiting for your sweet voice again today.” –Ben, Stop The Love Now (연애는 이제 그만) [OST. Marriage, Not Dating]

It’s a good day to fall in love, so let’s set the mood up with an upbeat soundtrack from the tvN’s romantic-comedy drama series, “Marriage, Not Dating”. The song is titled “Stop The Love Now (연애는 이제 그만)”. Literally, the title in Korean actually means “Stop The Dating Now”, which refers to the drama series’ title “Marriage, Not Dating”. So it means to be “stop the dating now, it’s time for marriage”. It’s indicated by the lyrics and the wedding march that is used as the inserted melody in the song. But the common English title used for this song is “Stop The Love Now”, though the lyrics aren’t telling about stopping the love, but starting the love instead.

"Marriage, Not Dating OST Part 1" single cover - source: wiki.d-addicts.com

Stop The Love Now (연애는 이제 그만)” tells about a girl who is crazy madly deeply in love and feels the symptoms of it. She finds it fascinating because she unpredictably falls in love with an unexpected man. “At first, I had no interest. We turned our backs against each other, fighting all the time. The more I saw you, the more I felt annoyed whenever I thought of you.” She used to think that she would never fall in love again, because of the painful past broken heart. Yet love comes as it please. It creeps slowly in silent, coming right into the heart, spreading throughout the body. “I said I’d never love again; that I’d only love myself, freezing my heart and erasing my smile. My awkward coldness, that was just the way I used to live.” As her body begins to feel the symptoms, she realizes that she has already fallen in love with that man; a man whom she never thought before that she would fall in love with. Yet it’s all happening anyway. She enjoys the moment, feeling the love with all of her body, heart, and mind. “When I see you, my heart pounds and my lips dry up. I couldn’t sleep last night because of the butterflies. Why am I like this, really? My face is getting hot and hot. My head gets dizzy. My body gets electrified. Your face keeps flickering before me today. I can’t take it anymore. Starting from tomorrow, we will live happily together.”

"Marriage, Not Dating OST Part 5" single cover - source: wiki.d-addicts.com

The dynamic pop song was performed by Ben, a member of female vocal group, Bebe Mignon. It was released as “Marriage, Not Dating OST Part 1” single on July 4th 2014. The rock version of “Stop The Love Now (연애는 이제 그만)” was released on August 22nd 2014 as “Marriage, Not Dating OST Part 5” single. It was performed by actress Han Groo –who portrayed the lead female character in the drama series– featuring the Korean indie band, 2morro. Both the original version and the rock version appeared in the “Marriage, Not Dating OST” album, which was released on August 29th 2014. Both versions are so cheerful and mood-boosting, giving you spirit to fall in love.

But you make me look in the mirror several times a day, keep checking my phone for texts, pacing back and forth around you as if I’m under a spell.” –Ben, Stop The Love Now (연애는 이제 그만) [OST. Marriage, Not Dating]




“Neol bomyeon dugeundugeun nae gaseumi bajjakbajjak nae ipsuri eojedo seolleime jameul seolchyeotjyo
(When I see you, my heart pounds and my lips dry up, I couldn’t sleep last night because of the butterflies)
Wae ireoneunji jeongmal nae eolguri hwakkeunhwakkeun georyeoyo
(Why am I like this, really? My face is getting hot and hot)
Ppijjukppijjuk meorikkeuchi jjaritjjarit nae onmomi oneuldo ni eolguri areungeoryeoyo
(My head gets dizzy, my body gets electrified, your face keeps flickering before me today)
Na jeongmal chameul su eobtjyo geurae naeilbuteo uri yeppeuge jal salgeyo
(I can’t take it anymore, starting from tomorrow, we will live happily together)

Cheomen gwansimdo eopgo seoro deungman dolligo mannalttaemada eureureongdaego
(At first, I had no interest, we turned our backs against each other, fighting all the time)
Bomyeon bolsurok galbigateun neol saenggakhamyeon jjajeungman nasseotjiman
(The more I saw you, the more I felt annoyed whenever I thought of you)
Ije jogeumssik naege dagaoneun geot gata bukkeureopjiman son kkokjapgo
(But now you come to me little by little, I feel so shy but I put my hands together)
Gidohaeyo oneuldo gidarijyo dalkomhan neoui moksoril
(And pray, waiting for your sweet voice again today)

Dasin sarang anhanda namaneul saranghanda maeum eolligo miso jiugo
(I said I’d never love again, that I’d only love myself, freezing my heart and erasing my smile)
Chagaun nae moseup eosaekhage geunyangjeonyang salgoitdeon nainde
(My awkward coldness, that was just the way I used to live)
Haruedo yeoreobeon geoureul bogehago haendeupon munja hwaginhago
(But you make me look in the mirror several times a day, keep checking my phone for texts)
Irijeori jubyeoneul seoseongijyo mabeobe geollingeotcheoreom
(Pacing back and forth around you as if I’m under a spell)”

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