01:00 A.M.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


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Nobody wants for their love to end  and become memories. Nobody expects for their relationship to be broken and become a part of their past. However, in life, moments are just passing like that and suddenly we wake up in one morning with nothing left but a broken heart and empty mind, and perhaps some lingering feelings. There are times when moments keep flashing inside our heads like a replayed scene from an old movie. It’s unstoppable, and sometimes unbearable. Though indeed, it’s up to us whether to watch it as a fond memory or a lesson learned. Perhaps we got lost in translation. Perhaps we hoped too high. Perhaps that was a masterpiece until we tore it all up. Perhaps we were running scared. Perhaps we remember it all too well. Perhaps all we need to do is to accept it as just a passing moment; a memory for tomorrow.

I bury memories of you, forget them one by one. Think of it as if it was just a typical dream, it’s all right. So I try to smile once again, awkwardly. But whenever your thick scent passes by me, I die, it kills me inside.” –Taeyang, 1AM (새벽한시)

A song from Taeyang titled “1AM (새벽한시)” is our today’s song for Moments Of Our Lives. The hip-hop R n’ B song was released as the title song from his second solo studio album, “Rise”, which was released digitally on June 3rd 2014 and physically on June 10th 2014. The lyrics of “1AM (새벽한시)” were written by Teddy Park, with music composed and arranged by Park along with a team of music producers consisted of Choice37 and Boys Noize.

"Rise" album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

There are times when memories suddenly come up into our minds, haunting to be remembered and wanting to be reminisced. For some people, that time comes at one in the morning; 01:00 a.m. And as you probably know already, the lyrics of “1AM (새벽한시)” speak about someone struggling with their memories at one in the morning. “I bury memories of you, forget them one by one. Think of it as if it was just a typical dream, it’s all right. So I try to smile once again, awkwardly. But whenever your thick scent passes by me, I die, it kills me inside.” When the memories appear, sometimes they’re coming strong; unstoppable and unbearable. And for some people, they live in every single day trying to look for a runaway from those memories. And that’s the way day by day. “Stop thinking about her, stop missing her, how can I erase you for today? So I jump in my car, go for a ride, scream as if I’m crazy, hands in the air. My friends say it’s over, that it’ll be okay, as they comfort me with a smile. But all I want right now is just you by my side.”
People say that things we remember from our past are the strongest ones. It’s like a fragment we keep down deep in our thoughts, even without intention and realization that we keep it all the time. We only know it once it comes up to the surface. And that’s when those memories suddenly appear. Well, not as sudden as it may seems, actually. But it seems so sudden because sometimes we don’t expect that we will recall those memories. “I remember your pretty eyes that let me go; so coldly, as if it was nothing. But now I’m indifferent; if you can peacefully be happy, I’m alright with that. It’s okay.” Analyzing the past is always confusing. Moreover, wondering how that past could affect us in the present. Everything seems alright but and not fine at all at the same time. “That’s a lie, that’s the truth, I get confused thousands of times a day. Should I start seeing someone new? I start to look, wandering here and there as if I were crazy. It’s over now, it’s okay, I talk about you as if it was nothing. But all I want right now is just you by my side.”
People say that we cannot run away from our own memories. It’s like living in the scariest nightmare. It’s like watching the most terrifying horror movie over and over again. No matter how hard we try to erase it and wash it away, it will always find a way to come back into our minds. “I mindlessly chat with them, get drunk in the music, holding on to the end of the night as I dance, and when I think of you, it’s one in the morning. As if I forgot you, I just start laughing, spending nights with strange faces, holding on to the end of the night as I dance, and when I think of you, it’s one in the morning.” Perhaps all we need to do is to accept it as just a passing moment; a memory for tomorrow. And to accept, that for now the memory is killing and torturing us. But, we could wake up better in the morning. Perhaps that’s all we need to do; to believe. And to see it as a lesson learned as well as a fond memory. “My heart aches whenever your presence comes up into my mind, I can’t stop thinking about you.” So for now, just sleep it off.

Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin make out in "1AM" music video - source: www.soompi.com

The music video of “1AM (새벽한시)” was premiered on Mnet on June 9th 2014. The video was featured actress Min Hyo Rin, acting as Taeyang’s love interest. The two later brought the romance off screen and recently reported had been dating for two years, breaking every heart of his fangirls (fortunately not including me). Anyway, whomever he’s dating with, Taeyang is surely able to stand out with his music among other Big Bang members.

I remember your pretty eyes that let me go; so coldly, as if it was nothing. But now I’m indifferent; if you can peacefully be happy, I’m alright with that. It’s okay.” –Taeyang, 1AM (새벽한시)




“Hana dulssik ijeoga ne gieokdeureul mudeonwa geujeo heunhan kkumieotdeon geotcheoreom, it’s all right
(I bury memories of you, forget them one by one, think of it as if it was just a typical dream, it’s all right)
Tto eosaekhage useobwa jinhan ne hyanggiga nal seuchyeogal ttaemada naneun jugeoga, kills me inside
(So I try to smile once again, awkwardly, but whenever your thick scent passes by me, I die, it kills me inside)

Saenggakhajima geuriwohajima oneul haru eotteoke neol jiwobolkka
(Stop thinking about her, stop missing her, how can I erase you for today?)
So I jump in my car go for a ride, michin deusi sorijilleo, hands in the air
(So I jump in my car, go for a ride, scream as if I’m crazy, hands in the air)
Ijen kkeuchirago gwaenchantago chingudeureun useumyeonseo nal wirohae
(My friends say it’s over, that it’ll be okay, as they comfort me with a smile)
Hajiman jigeum nae gyeote nega isseosseumyeon hae
(But all I want right now is just you by my side)

Jeongsineobsi suda tteolda eumak soge geujeo chwihanda
(I mindlessly chat with them, get drunk in the music)
Bamui kkeuteul japgo chumeul chuda nega saenggangnamyeon saebyeok hansiya
(Holding on to the end of the night as I dance, and when I think of you, it’s one in the morning)
Neoreul ijeun deut manyang utda natseon eolguldeulgwa bameul saeunda
(As if I forgot you, I just start laughing, spending nights with strange faces)
Bamui kkeuteul japgo chumeul chuda nega saenggangnamyeon saebyeok hansiya
(Holding on to the end of the night as I dance, and when I think of you, it’s one in the morning)

Neomunado chagapge amureochido anke nal tteonabonaetdeon yeppeun du nuneul gieokhae
(I remember your pretty eyes that let me go, so coldly, as if it was nothing)
Hajiman ije deomdeomhae geujeo nega pyeonhi haengbokhal suman itdamyeon geugeollo nan, it’s okay
(But now I’m indifferent, if you can peacefully be happy, I’m alright with that, it’s okay)

Geojitmariya jinsimiya haruedo subaekbeonssik hetgallida
(That’s a lie, that’s the truth, I get confused thousands of times a day)
Saeroun nugunga mannabolkka michin deusi irijeori chaja hemae
(Should I start seeing someone new? I start to look, wandering here and there as if I were crazy)
Ije kkeuchirago gwaenchantago amureochi anke nan ne yaegireul hae
(It’s over now, it’s okay, I talk about you as if it was nothing)
Hajiman jigeum nae gyeote nega isseosseumyeon hae
(But all I want right now is just you by my side)

Ni moseubi tteoolla gaseumi apa ni saenggageul meomchul suga eobseo, can’t stop
(My heart aches whenever your presence comes up into my mind, I can’t stop thinking about you, can’t stop)
Ni moseubi tteoolla gaseumi apa ni saenggageul meomchul suga eobseo, can’t stop
(My heart aches whenever your presence comes up into my mind, I can’t stop thinking about you, can’t stop)”

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