Growl

Saturday, September 19, 2015



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There are things women expect from men we like. And one of those things is for the men to fight for us. I can’t remember where I heard it before, but there was a saying, more or less, “When a man is really into you, he’ll make a way no matter what, no exception, and no excuses.” Well, of course, love works both ways though. Women are difficult sometimes, I admit. But actually we’re quite simple: if we like the guy, we love everything he does; and if we don’t like the guy, we despise anything he does. But when those boys from EXO are into you, who could deny? “Growl (으르렁)” is EXO’s second hit for this month’s Male Special Part 1: Band of Brothers. Let’s see the way how the boys flirt and fight for women they love.

So that nobody else can see you when you smile, I want to hide you in my arms, I’m so serious. All of those eyes that want you arise within me, there’s a rough and swirling wind.” –EXO, Growl (으르렁)

Following the massive success of the album “XOXO”, EXO released a repackaged version for the album, re-entitled “Growl (으르렁)”. The lead single with the same name was released on August 5th 2013. This dance pop track –with elements of contemporary R n’ B and funk in it– was recorded in both Korean and Mandarin Chinese versions, just like EXO’s other songs. It was composed by Hyuk Shin of Joombas, DK, Jordan Kyle, Jason Jonathan, John Major, and Jarah Gibson, with its lyrics penned by Seo Ji Eum for the Korean version and Wang Yajun for the Mandarin Chinese version.


"Growl" repackage album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Lyrically, “Growl (으르렁)” tells a story about a boy who got infatuated with a girl, and that feeling has awaken a different side of him, since this girl is surrounded by other boys who adore her as much as he does. “In case you don’t know, I’m warning you. Listen carefully, you’re in danger right now, so dangerous. Stop provoking me, there’s going to be trouble. I don’t even know what I’ll do myself. My breath keeps stopping as you are walking towards me. You are smiling at me, are you attracted to me as well? My eyesight becomes cloudy when you piercingly look at me. The sound of you breathing gets closer to my ears, you drive me crazy.” Since he catches the sign that this girl is attracted to him as much as he is, he bravely takes a step forward to get her. “The eyes get sharper, the tension feels like it could cut someone. Now that I’m hunting around your surroundings. Just stay still as you look at only me. I won’t ever let you go, just watch.”
Now that the boy has found his confidence to approach the girl, he first makes sure that no one else will get in the way. “So that nobody else can see you when you smile, I want to hide you in my arms, I’m so serious. All of those eyes that want you arise within me, there’s a rough and swirling wind.” Out of nowhere, he got this protective instinct to protect the girl from other boys who might take her away from him. “In this misty place, it clearly shines, those eyes that desiring you, they ring a warning alarm inside of me.” And just like that, he flames up the fire of war with other boys who have interest toward his girl. “Just in case if other wolves might see my totally perfect girl, I will softly hold her in my arms. Just for her, I’m willing to get violent. In the end, only the strong one will get the beauty, that’s her. There’s no room for you so just go back, I win. You have zero chance, so just stop looking. If you have your eyes on her, you need to get through me first.”
The strong and deep feeling he has toward the girl has brought up. He’s willing to give anything up and take everything away that dares to stand in between him and his girl. Like a wolf trying to protect his mate, he growls toward other wolves. And he has never felt this way before. There are some powers can be brought alive by love, and this is one of them; a power to protect. “A black shadow is awaking inside of me. Fireworks are sparking in my eyes as I look at you. Everyone step away from her, because I’m going to get fierce from now on. I’m growling, if you don’t back away then I don’t care if you might get hurt.” In the end, he does all that for the sake of love. He does all that in the name of sincerity. Because when you’re really into someone, you’re willing to make a way, despite anything that might come in between. A gentleman knows that. “Let’s erase everybody else one by one except for us, so that it’s only you and me remaining here.”


EXO in the "Growl" music video

The official music video for “Growl (으르렁)” was premiered on Mnet on July 30th 2013. It was taken in a one-shot cinematic style, which means, it was shot in one continuous take. So, in order to get a perfect one-shot video, the group must do over the dance routines from beginning until the end so many times. “Growl (으르렁)” won Song of the Year on 2013 MelOn Music Awards and 2013 KBS Music Festival. With the release of the repackaged version, EXO’s album became Korea’s best-selling album in 12 years, what a magnificent for this then-one-year-old-only group!

Just in case if other wolves might see my totally perfect girl, I will softly hold her in my arms. Just for her, I’m willing to get violent. In the end, only the strong one will get the beauty, that’s her. There’s no room for you so just go back, I win. You have zero chance, so just stop looking. If you have your eyes on her, you need to get through me first.” –EXO, Growl (으르렁)






“Yo, okay, sexy~
Na hoksi molla gyeonggohaneunde jaldeureo jigeum wiheomhae, so dangerous
(In case you don’t know, I’m warning you, listen carefully, you’re in danger right now, so dangerous)
Jakku nareul jageukhajima geunilla nado nal molla
(Stop provoking me, there’s going to be trouble, I don’t even know what I’ll do myself)
Sumi jakku meotneunda nega nal hyanghae georeoonda
(My breath keeps stopping as you are walking towards me)
Nareul bomyeo utneunda neodo naege kkeullineunji
(You are smiling at me, are you attracted to me as well?)
Nunapi da kamkamhae nega tturheojyeora chyeodabol ttaen
(My eyesight becomes cloudy when you piercingly look at me)
Gwitgae gakkawojin sumsori nal michige mandeuneun neoin geol
(The sound of you breathing gets closer to my ears, you drive me crazy)

Amudo neol mot boge useul ddae pume gamchugo sipeo, I’m so serious
(So that nobody else can see you when you smile, I want to hide you in my arms, I’m so serious)
Neol norineun siseondeul nae ane ireonan geosen soyongdori
(All of those eyes that want you arise within me, there’s a rough and swirling wind)

Geomeun geurimja nae ane kkaeeona neol boneun du nune bulkkochi twinda
(A black shadow is awaking inside of me, fireworks are sparking in my eyes as I look at you)
Geunyeo gyeoteseo modu da mulleona ijen jogeumssik sanawojinda
(Everyone step away from her, because I’m going to get fierce from now on)
Na eureureong eureureong eureureong dae na eureureong eureureong eureureong dae
(I’m growling, growling, growling, I’m growling, growling, growling)
Na eureureong eureureong eureureong dae neo mulleoseoji anheumyeon dachyeodo molla
(I’m growling, growling, growling, if you don’t back away then I don’t care if you might get hurt)

Nari seon nunbitgwa beil deutan ginjanggam
(The eyes get sharper, the tension feels like it could cut someone)
Jigeum tamsaek jungiya neoui juwireul, baby
(Now that I’m hunting around your surroundings, baby)
Neon geunyang geudaero isseo namaneul barabomyeonseo
(Just stay still as you look at only me)
Jeoldae neol bonaeji anha dugo bwa, baby
(I won’t ever let you go, just watch, baby)

Heurin gonggansogeseo seonmyeonghage bitnaneun
(In this misty place, it clearly shines)
Neol norineun siseondeul nae ane ullineun gyeongbo ullimsori
(Those eyes that desiring you, they ring a warning alarm inside of me)

E X O
Tto dareun neukdaedeuri bolsera neomuna wanbyeokhan nae yeojara
(Just in case if other wolves might see my totally perfect girl)
Pum sogen budeureopge neoreul ango neomaneul wihaeseo naneun nanpokhaejigo
(I will softly hold her in my arms, just for her, I’m willing to get violent)
Gyeolgugen ganghan jaga eotge doeneun miin, that’s her, jariga eobseunikka geunyang doraga, I win
(In the end, only the strong one will get the beauty, that’s her, there’s no room for you so just go back, I win)
Ganeungseong jeroya darheunikka geuman bwa
(You have zero chance, so just stop looking)
Geunyeoreul neombondamyeon nareul meonjeo neomeobwa
(If you have your eyes on her, you need to get through me first)

Uri malgon hanadulssik jiwobeorija neohago naman yeogi nama meomchwojin deusi
(Let’s erase everybody else one by one except for us, so that it’s only you and me remaining here)”

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