At the Same Place

Saturday, August 08, 2015



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Have your ever felt stuck? Stuck in anything you could possibly be stuck into. Some feeling, perhaps. Well, if you ever, trust me, you’re not alone. Feeling, love in particular, could bring us up or break us down, and even both ways; acknowledged. It comes out of nowhere, even during the most unexpected circumstances; admitted. In my experience, unrequited love is the worst. There is no way out of it, when we don’t even understand how we got in at the beginning. Suddenly we just find ourselves being stuck and trapped in it. The worst feeling ever that will make us staying at the same place for a long time, can’t move on and can’t go back. Whether staying or leaving, it hurts one way or another. However, even the worst feeling in the world can be turned into the best motivation for growing strong. Love gives us strength, and so does pain.

Just like always, you’re looking at somewhere else whenever I’m just right next to you. You’re looking far away, my love. Just in case you turn your head and see me, I keep smiling though I’m in pain. My painful love is always at the same place.” –Jung Joon Young, Same Place (같은 자리) [OST. Modern Farmer]

For Growing Strong, today’s song is dedicated to all broken-hearted people, titled “Same Place (같은 자리)”. The rock ballad track is performed by the gorgeous rocker, Jung Joon Young, for a soundtrack of SBS’ 2014 comedy romance drama series, “Modern Farmer”. It was released on December 5th 2014 as the single “Modern Farmer OST Part 4”. It also became a part of “Modern Farmer OST” album which was released on December 26th 2014.

"Modern Farmer OST Part 4" single cover - source: wiki.d-addicts.com

Like I’ve said above, this song is dedicated to all broken-hearted people out there, with their beautifully tragic unrequited love. For the lyrics of “Same Place (같은 자리)” speak about the feeling of being stuck up at the same place for having the unrequited love; perhaps wrong person at the right time, or right person at the wrong time, or even wrong person at the wrong time. “Just like always, you’re looking at somewhere else whenever I’m just right next to you. You’re looking far away, my love. Just in case you turn your head and see me, I keep smiling though I’m in pain. My painful love is always at the same place.” There’s so much to give in for an unrequited love, and none to take out of it. What is close seems so far, and what is painful seems so beautiful. It seems helpless and so desperate. But at some point, we can’t choose whom we would be so desperately in love with. We just have no control over it. And a confession might be easy to say but hard to do. Too many casualties, yet we’re already drowning. “Will I be forgotten without being able to say anything? My heart is filled with anxiety. My sad love is always at the same place.”
The thing about unrequited love is, it could hold us at the same place, and we’re not even realizing that. By the time we realize, we’ve been there for a long time. Waiting and always waiting, not knowing until when and even what we’re really waiting for. Is it a right time to confess? Or is a time to let go? No matter what we’re waiting for, the feeling doesn’t seem to fade. It’s getting deeper instead, as time goes by. And we don’t know what to do about it. “I’m looking at you, I’m waiting only for you, always at the same spot, at the same place. Though I miss you like crazy, though I long for you like crazy, my heart is crying, what should I do about this feeling?” And another thing about unrequited love is, in the waiting there may be pain and in vain, but on the other hand, there’s a blessing in disguise; it’s the thing that makes us growing strong. Though that person doesn’t understand, though that person can’t hear, at least we found strength in the desperation. And it’s quite enough. “Please, take a look at me, just once. Only you who don’t know, only you who can’t hear, I call and call out to you but you don’t know.”


"Modern Farmer" official photo - source: sbs.co.kr

“Same Place (같은 자리)” made into my list of The Best K-Drama Soundtracks of 2014. It caught my attention since the first time I heard this song on one of “Modern Farmer”’s episodes. And right at that time, I just knew that it was Jung’s voice who sang this song (okay, fangirl alert!). Indeed, it’s always easy for me to fall for a rocker, particularly with a deep husky voice (and handsome face, of course) like Jung’s. Anyway, it’s a sad song, I know, but Jung’s vocal is somewhat making me growing strong.

Will I be forgotten without being able to say anything? My heart is filled with anxiety. My sad love is always at the same place.” –Jung Joon Young, Same Place (같은 자리) [OST. Modern Farmer]






“Ttan gotman bonaeyo gyeote naega inneunde hangsang neul geuraetdeusi geudaen
(Just like always, you’re looking at somewhere else whenever I’m just right next to you)
Meon got man barabojyo nae sarang
(You’re looking far away, my love)
Hoksirado geudae gogael dollyeo nal bolkka apado utgo itjyo naneun
(Just in case you turn your head and see me, I keep smiling though I’m in pain)
Apeun nae sarangeun neul ttokgateun jari 
(My painful love is always at the same place)

Geudaereul baraboneyo geudaeman gidarineyo eonjena gateun jari gateun goseseo
(I’m looking at you, I’m waiting only for you, always at the same spot, at the same place)
Michil deut bogo sipeodo michil deut geuriwohaedo gaseumman ulgo inneyo eojjeojyo
(Though I miss you like crazy, though I long for you like crazy, my heart is crying, what should I do?)

Amu mal mothago idaero ichyeojilkka dasi tto buranhan mam gadeuk
(Will I be forgotten without being able to say anything? My heart is filled with anxiety)
Apeun nae sarangeun neul ttokgateun jari
(My painful love is always at the same place)

Ireon nal
(About this feeling)
Han beonman nal barabwa jwoyo
(Please, take a look at me, just once)
Geudaeman alji motaeyo geudaeman deutji motaeyo bureugo bulleobojiman moreujyo
(Only you who don’t know, only you who can’t hear, I call and call out to you but you don’t know)

Amu mal mothago idaero ichyeojilkka dasi tto buranhan mam gadeuk
(Will I be forgotten without being able to say anything? My heart is filled with anxiety)
Seulpeun nae sarangeun neul ttokgateun jari
(My sad love is always at the same place)”

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