Because

Every time when our eyes meet, that’s when my heart feels so warm. You said that when you look at me, you feel the same way too. You said that we’re obviously meant to be. You said that we should be together forever. Those words, your words, I believe them. So now with your sudden word of goodbye, I don’t know what to do.” –2AM, Not Because [translated lyrics]


Grup vokal asal Korea Selatan, 2AM, merilis debut single album mereka yang bertajuk “This Song” pada tanggal 21 Juli 2008. Dalam album ini, selain lagu “This Song” yang merupakan debut song sekaligus title track dari album ini, terdapat sebuah lagu yang tak kalah manisnya berjudul “Not Because”.
This sad and heartbreaking song portraits the tortured feeling of someone who let go of their love. In a relationship, when someone wants to be apart while the other one still in love, although it hurts, there’s nothing they could do but separating. When a relationship ends, promises are broken too. Our feelings, our words, they mean nothing now. It was real, but it was only in the past. Everything seems perfect in the beginning, but then it turns out the worst in the end. In the end, we have to let them go, even though it hurts so much for us, even though we feel that they’re the one for us. Since we’re not the one for them and we’re not meant to be, we have to let them go. Since it is the best way that we could choose, we have to let them go. We will deal with our pain, and we have to let them go.

“Not Because” adalah sebuah lagu ballad dengan melodi menyayat hati khas 2AM yang dilengkapi dengan paduan vokal Jo Kwon, Changmin, Seulong, dan Jinwoon. Suara keempat personil 2AM tersebut berpadu apik dalam lagu ini, dibalut dengan irama sendu nan mellow yang semakin menyempurnakan nuansa galau dalam “Not Because”. Indeed, 2AM is the truly King of ballad groups.

I’ll let you go although it hurts so much. Even though you’re the right one for me, I’m not the one for you, so there’s no other way. I’ll try to seal my heart away. You’re the right one for me, but I’m not the one for you.” –2AM, Not Because [translated lyrics]



* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “Not Because” oleh 2AM. Lirik lagu berupa romanisasi dari huruf Hangul Korea, beserta dengan translasinya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris.

“Heunhadi heunhan noraegasa cheoreom
(Like the lyrics of those common songs)
Cheoeumeuro neukkyeobon gamjeongijyo
(This is the feeling that I feel for the first time)
Duri nuneul matchugo isseul ttaemyeon
(Every time when our eyes meet)
Eonjena gaseumi ttatteutaejeotjjyo
(That’s when my heart feels so warm)

Geudaedo nareul bara bol ttae mada
(You said that when you look at me)
Gateun maeumirago daedapaetjjyo
(You feel the same way too)
Urin bunmyeonghi maejeojin jjagirago
(You said that we’re obviously meant to be)
Pyeongsaengeul duriseo hamkke hajago haetjjyo
(You said that we should be together forever)

Geu maldaero ni maldaero mitkko isseotkkie
(Those words, your words, I believe them)
Gapjjaksseureon ibyeorui mal ape
(So now with your sudden word of goodbye)
Eotteoke hal jureul mollayo
(I don’t know what to do)

Geuraeyo geudael bonaeyo neomuna apeujiman
(Alright, I’ll let you go although it hurts so much)
Naneun geudaega manneunde geudaen naega aniragieh
(Even though you’re the right one for me, I’m not the one for you)
Dareun bangbeobi eopsseoseo mameul gutkke meogeobwayo
(So there’s no other way, I’ll try to seal my heart away)
Naneun geudaega manneunde geudaen naega aniragieh
(You’re the right one for me, but I’m not the one for you)
Urineun aniragieh seulpeoyo
(Since there’s no us, it makes me sad)

Naege haetdeon modeun maldeuri
(All the words that you’ve ever said to me)
Jeongmal geojiseun anieotdago malhajyo
(You say that those really weren’t lies)
Hajiman eeh ojeoseo jibe doragamyeon
(But right after we go to our separate ways)
Jakku maeumi bakkwigo mandago haetjjyo
(Your feeling keeps on changing)

Nae gyeoteseo himdeureoseo jashini eopdago
(You say that being with me was so hard, that you didn’t have the strength)
Himdeureoseo sarangmajeo sigeo
(That it was so difficult and your love had frozen)
Ijeneun nameun ge eopttago
(That there’s nothing left now)

Naneun geudaega manneun geot gatayo
(I think you’re the right one for me)”

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