Sugar Free

Sunday, March 15, 2015



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People say that relationship is a worth-riding roller coaster. Well, is it? I had a long-term relationship once, long before I have this long-term single now. What I remember clearly about my past long-term relationship, besides the painful and heartbreaking break-up, is the roller coaster riding. Yup, the ups and downs, the highs and lows. There were so many, many times when we were at the edge of break-up, before the actual break-up of course. And during those times, somehow we could make it. But the process wasn’t easy, it was very rough actually. Looking back at those moments again now, I realize that a long-lasting relationship needs not only stability, but also sparks. Things that could keep the butterflies in stomach, the warm fuzzy feeling, the fluttering heart; things that could make us falling in love all over again with that person. It’s the thing that keeps the love alive, the sweet sugar of the relationship. Because when a relationship goes sugar free, that’s when everything starts falling apart. That’s when it’s dying.

I’m finally telling you this. No, it’s not just a thing, but I miss it. The sweetness you used to give me before, it’s not there anymore. But, will it be there in the next time? Those words, that face, every single thing.” –T-ara, Sugar Free

Today I feel like heating it up with a dance music. So now, the song for My Choices: Continue Living today is an electronic dance music, well-known as EDM, song titled “Sugar Free”. It was performed by Korean girl group, T-ara, and served as the lead single of their sixth mini album, titled “And & End”. The big room genre song was written, composed, and arranged by Korean prominent music producer, Shinsadong Tiger, along with Beom & Nang.

"And & End" mini album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Talking about a relationship that has lost its sparks, it’s what the lyrics of “Sugar Free” are about; like a tea without sugar, the relationship now feels like it’s sugar free. “How could you change like this? The sweet feelings are not so good anymore now. Is it always been like this? I close my eyes, I’m still confused, it’s sugar free.” Women are sensitive, and they can sense it when everything starts to change, even in the slightest. The sweetness that is not there anymore, that is fading, they can feel it, and they long for it. Yet somehow, they still wonder whether it will be back in the next time, if there’s still a next time. The thing is, all of those changes are confusing them. What is happening? What is it all about? How could this happen? Why does this happen? When everything was so right and bright in the beginning, how could the ending is so dark and heavy like this? And the worst part is, they can feel it fading yet can do nothing about it. “What can I do right now? What is this feeling? The sweetness you used to give me is now wearing out, it’s not there anymore. I can’t feel it, in your words, in your face, in every single thing. I hate the sugar free.”
Now, the relationship is sugar free. The love is sugar free. The lover is sugar free. It’s bitter, and it’s killing her inside. “You’re sugar free, now you’re sugar free, only to me you’re sugar free, everything is sugar free. Why do you make my heart aching more and more? You keep hurting me like this, all the sweetness has been lost away.” With one significant fragment is missing from the relationship, it’s all breaking down. He’s no longer coming to her even when she’s calling. He’s no longer looking at her even when she’s begging. He’s no longer staying for her even when she’s needing. When the love is no longer there, what is it that you’re still holding onto? Well, it’s time to let go, isn’t it? Go and find some sugar. “You’re sugar free, now you’re sugar free, only to me you’re sugar free, everything is sugar free. It’s only you who could throw me into the oblivion in just one moment. This all is what you’ve done, something feels missing, it’s sugar free.”

"And & End" official mini album jacket photo - source: kfashionista.com

The mini album was released on September 11th 2014. Though the album and “Sugar Free” were well-received, it seemed like South Korea’s public were still affected by T-ara’s past bullying scandal, because the song didn’t make to the top of television music charts. Even so, I always a fan of their music, especially those which were written by Shinsadong Tiger. For me personally, “Sugar Free” was a great and satisfying comeback. The club music is so addictive, and I hope T-ara could keep it up and come back again stronger than before.

What is this all about? What exactly is this? So, the beginning was light, but the end is heavy. It becomes heavier, I wonder if my body is really my own. I’m still confused, it’s sugar free.” –T-ara, Sugar Free







“Naegero wa naegero wa naegero naegero naegero wa eodireul bwa naegero wa
(Come to me, come to me, come to me, come to me, where are you looking? Come to me)
Sugar free, sugar free, sugar free, sugar free

Eotteokedo daeche ireoke byeonhaneun geonji machi dalkomhan gibuni ijeneun byeolloneyo
(How could you change like this? The sweet feelings are not so good anymore now)
Wollae geureon geongayo geudaeneun nunneul kkamabwa ajiktto naneun hetkkalineyo, sugar free
(Is it always been like this? I close my eyes, I’m still confused, it’s sugar free)

Ijeseona marhaeyo geureonge mwo anirayo nan geuriwoyo yejeone naege haettteon dalkomhan
(I’m finally telling you this, no, it’s not just a thing, but I miss it, the sweetness you used to give me before)
Da ijen eomnabwayo daeum gihoe itjjiannayo geumaltu pyojeong gachi hana hana hana hana da
(It’s not there anymore, but will it be there in the next time? Those words, that face, every single thing)

Neon sugar free ije neon sugar free naegeman sugar free momodeunge sugar free
(You’re sugar free, now you’re sugar free, only to me you’re sugar free, everything is sugar free)
Neoneun galssurok wae ireoke gaseumeul apeugehaeyo
(Why do you make my heart aching more and more?)
Ireoke apeugeman hae dalkomhameul ireobeorin
(You keep hurting me like this, all the sweetness has been lost away)
Neon sugar free ije neon sugar free naegeman sugar free momodeunge sugar free
(You’re sugar free, now you’re sugar free, only to me you’re sugar free, everything is sugar free)
Neoneun hansungane nareul al ssu eopkke mandeureo neomani
(It’s only you who could throw me into the oblivion in just one moment)
Mandeureo beoryeosseo mueonga ppajeobeorin sugar free
(This all is what you’ve done, something feels missing, it’s sugar free)

Mwongayo dodaeche ireonge ige mwongayo gyeolguk sijageun gabyeopkke kkeuteneun mugeopkke
(What is this all about? What exactly is this? So, the beginning was light, but the end is heavy)
Jeomjeom mugeowojeoyo naemomi ige mannasipeosseo ajiktto nan hetkkallineyo, sugar free
(It becomes heavier, I wonder if my body is really my own, I’m still confused, it’s sugar free)

Dodaeche jigeum mwolhaeyo daeche ireon gibun mwongayo na geureon naeyo jigeum neon naege heoneun dalkomhan
(What can I do right now? What is this feeling? The sweetness you used to give me is now wearing out)
Da ijeneun eomnabwayo neukkyeojiji annayo nimaltu pyojeong gachi hana hana hana hana da
(It’s not there anymore, I can’t feel it, in your words, in your face, in every single thing)
I hate the sugar free

Eodireul ppwa yeogireul ppwa yeogi yeogi yeogi yeogi
(Where are you looking? Look here, here, here, here, here)
Eodireul ppwa illo wa yeogi yeogi yeogi yeogi
(Where are you looking? Come here, here, here, here, here)
Isseo bwa cheoda bwa meolli meolli meolli meolli
(Stay there, look at me, far away, far away, far away, far away)
Dorawa naegewa, sugar free, sugar free, sugar free, sugar free
(Come back to me, sugar free, sugar free, sugar free, sugar free)”

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