Because Love Changes Everything

Monday, November 23, 2015

No, I believe that I’m not that happy today to write about a love song. Well, but what is happiness anyway? In fact, it’s a bad day; a really bad one. Hmmm. Have you ever felt like, you got a very bad day, and you only need someone, a certain person, to just be right there for you? Have you ever felt like, you got a really wearisome trouble, and you only need to hug it out with your beloved one? Have you ever felt like, you got a troublesome burden like you got the whole world on your shoulder, and you only need to rest it out in the arms of your beloved one? Have you ever felt like, your tears won’t stop crying somehow, and you only need the person you love to wipe it all away? Have you ever felt like, you’re in so much pain, and you only need the person you love to wash it all away? Well, I have. In fact, I feel that now. And I guess that’s just what love does to people. It makes us needy. It makes us clingy. It makes us dependent. It makes us addicted to the care given by that person we love. It makes me crying over a love song, even a love song like this: “Because of You”, performed by Korean diva, Baek Ji Young.

Everything has changed after I met you. For the first time, I started to believe, I understood, I figured out my dream. It turned out that a person like me can be in love too.” –Baek Ji Young, Because of You [OST. Hyde, Jekyll, and Me]

“Because of You” was recorded for the soundtrack of “Hyde, Jekyll, and Me”, a Korean television drama series. The pop ballad track was released on January 28th 2015 as a part of “Hyde, Jekyll, and Me OST Part 2” single album. This song became a love theme for the protagonist couple portrayed by actor Hyun Bin and actress Han Ji Min.

"Hyde, Jekyll, and Me OST Part 2" single cover - source: wiki.d-addicts.com

Whether we realize it or not, love can change everything. It can open your heart up or even rip it off, no matter how long it was closed before or no matter how hard we’ve tried to protect it. It can bring you excitements or even reveal your deepest fear. It can make your dreams come true or even become your darkest nightmare. Love changes us, even for the smallest thing. “Because of you, everything has changed after I met you. For the first time, I started to believe, I understood, I figured out my dream. It turned out that a person like me can be in love too.” Love can take us to some place we’ve never been before. Love can give us hopes or even serve us with pain and tears. Love reveals who we really are. And the funny thing about love is, only after being in despair, we can understand the true meaning of happiness it can cause. “After loving without deceit, that way I discovered the pain as well. It was then when I realized that you were my everything.”
The thing about love is, it’s a trouble we’re always looking for in life. It’s an addictive pain we’ve never ceased to gain. It’s an intoxicating drug we’ve never got enough to hold on. It’s an everlasting scar we’ve never tired of to bear. However, the thing about love is, it gives us reasons to take and swallow those troubles, pains, drugs, and scars. It gives us reasons be strong and move forward. “Because of you; the reason that I live is because of you. Because I loved only you, I love only you, and I will love only you. Because of you, now I can say ‘I love you’. The reason that I love is because of you. Whether this is or this isn’t love, you’re the one who made me change.” Despite all of its odds and ambivalent, people just can’t live without love, and that’s inevitable. We need it. We crave for it. We beg for it. I’m a loner, and I used to be just fine with that. Because of love, I’m a loner who cannot be alone. “Because of you, all of me have changed.”
Being dubbed as the Queen of soundtrack, Baek Ji Young’s soft voice is undeniably mesmerizing in this song. However, due to the drama series’ rather low popularity, “Because of You” became rather underrated soundtrack single of hers. Well, since I’m a big fan of Mrs. Baek herself (plus, I love everything underrated), this song still pleases me.

After loving without deceit, that way I discovered the pain as well. It was then when I realized that you were my everything.” –Baek Ji Young, Because of You [OST. Hyde, Jekyll, and Me]



“Because of you, neoreul mannan ihu naui modeun geosi dallajyeotgo
(Because of you, everything has changed after I met you)
Cheoeumeuro mitgi sijakhaesseo naneun alge dwaesseo kkumeul kkuge dwaesseo
(For the first time, I started to believe, I understood, I figured out my dream)
Naran saramdo sarangiraneun geol hal su itdaneun geol
(It turned out that a person like me can be in love too)

Because of you, because of you, naega saneun iyu, because of you
(Because of you, because of you, the reason that I live is because of you)
Neoman saranghaetgo neoman saranghago neoman saranghal nail tenikka
(Because I loved only you, I love only you, and I will love only you)
Because of you, now I can say ‘I love you’, saranghaneun iyu, because of you
(Because of you, now I can say ‘I love you’, the reason that I love is because of you)
Ige sarangigeon sarangi anigeon nareul dallajige mandeun geon, because of you
(Whether this is or this isn’t love, you’re the one who made me change, because of you)

Geojit eobsi saranghan geu ihu apeumiran geotdo alge dwaetgo
(After loving without deceit, that way I discovered the pain as well)
Naegen niga jeonbuyeotdaneun geol geuttae alge dwaesseo
(It was then when I realized that you were my everything)

Because of you, naui modeun geosi dallajyeosseo

(Because of you, all of me have changed)”

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  1. Hi, Mashita. I found your blog some months ago when I was searching for the meaning of the song "It's gonna rain" (another fan of Rurouni Kenshin here, haha, and I posted there to thank you for opening my mind to many things I haven't realized before). Now I have a very peculiar question. How can you fins strength to write that much? I'm asking that cause I always had that will to put out my thoughts/feelings, look at them in the future and, not only remember what you'd been through, but also see how you changed your mind. However, something stops me when I think how much energy/time I'll spend on that action. How do yu find motivation to do it so often?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jorge Augusto

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    1. Hi Jorge,

      thanks for your very kind response toward my blog. :)

      so you asked about where do I got my motivation to write so much. well, ironically it's been a month since my last post, heheee.. but i try to answer it anyway.

      well, first of all, i really love to write. why? because i'm a forgetful person, and writing helps me to remember about many things. it all started with that. and for me personally, you have to love something in order to do it willingly, and then, other things are just conditional.

      that's why i always write about certain song, movie, or things i have interest for. i pour my thoughts through those kinds of things. and then, about spare time. just like you've seen, i haven't written for a while, because i'm so caught up in work this past month, hahaaa..

      well, i guess that's it. i hope it answers your question enough. contact me anytime if you need to talk. :)

      cheers,
      Mashita

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    2. Hi Mashida,

      I saw your reply on the same day, but I was wondering about what you had said and you were completely right! "... you have to love something in order to do it willingly, and then, other things are just conditional." So true!!!

      Those words got stucked in my mind all this days. It's the kind of thing that everybody knows, but almost nobody does.

      I'm reviewing my approach related to my nowaday tasks because of what you said. I guess sometimes we have to remember why we started doing something in order to keep going!

      Procastination use to be my surname! I had to put on my cell phone's calendar a note called "Answer Mashida's blog" to stop procrastinating and finally reply your message. :) That's something I've been working on, and, as you said, writing is a very good starting point for people like us (the forgetful ones!).

      Thanks a lot for the words! You have no idea how much they meant to me! :)

      Cheers and greetings from Brazil,
      Jorge Augusto

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