Please Say Something



Though love is an unexpected feeling that sometimes comes unexpectedly, somehow people need some assurance regarding to love. Love; no matter how joyful it may sound, it cannot be denied that love makes people feel anxious. Is it what love is? Could this be love? Why does it keep me awake at night? Why does my heart pound so fast like I got a heart attack? Why does my body feel a fever like I catch a cold? Does that person feel the same way too? Why does not that person say something? It bothers us even since the beginning. And even though we know that the feeling is not unrequited, somehow the anxiety doesn’t disappear. It just transforms into another level of anxiety. Will we be together like this for always? Why do we have to be separated? When will we meet again? How long do I have to wait until we can be together again? Does that person feel worry about the same thing as I do? Will that person’s feeling change after being apart? Why does not that person say something? Will they be away for a long time, or worse, forever? Does that person long for me as I long for them? Deeper the love, deeper the anxiety we feel. Moreover, it’s getting worse when we are distance apart from that person and they don’t say something, at all.

Please tell me, even if it’s a lie, that all I have to do is just waiting a little more. And after today has passed and tomorrow comes, you’ll be back by my side.” –Park Bo Ram, Please Say Something Even Though It Is A Lie (거짓말이라도 해줘요)

Nowadays I got hooked with the storyline of Korean 2016 popular drama series, “W”, or also known as “Two Worlds”. I feel related with the couple of main lead characters, Kang Chul (portrayed by Lee Jong Suk) and Oh Yeon Joo (portrayed by Han Hyo Joo), since the way their relationship goes is very similar to my own. Moreover, Kang Chul’s character is so much alike with my significant other’s personality; and as well as Oh Yeon Joo and me. Hence I also got hooked with the soundtrack, as the song’s lyrics speak the feeling of mine nowadays. This is one of the songs, titled “Please Say Something Even Though It Is A Lie (거짓말이라도 해줘요)”, performed by female vocalist, Park Bo Ram. The melancholic and emotional ballad track was released on August 4th 2016 as “W OST Part 2” single album. Lyrically, the song depicts the feeling and hardship that Oh Yeon Joo has towards her relationship with Kang Chul, as the couple lives in two different worlds.


"W OST Part 2" single album cover | source: wiki.d-addicts.com

Not all kinds of love are meant to make us happy all the time. At some times, some love is meant to make us anxious. However, that does not make the one is less meaningful than the other. In the beginning, love makes us anxious by the confusion we have. We lose sleep at night, we have a fever, and we keep on thinking about that person only. It’s all not because we’re ill, but because of the way that person makes us feel. They make us feel the love and we don’t know what to do about it. “Could this be what love is? I didn’t even know that it was you who made my heart race. I thought this burning sensation was just a simple fever, I thought I tossed and turned all night because I was sick. But because of the love you gave me, I can’t even fall asleep at night, what should I do?” Yes, we do feel happy when we’re with that person and that’s how we know we love them. However, we really understand we love them sincerely when we keep crying whenever we’re not with them, even just for a day. “Because of a day without you, I am secretly crying, what do I do?
Not all kinds of relationship are meant to be steady all the time. At some times, some relationship is meant to be fragile. However, that does not make the one is less meaningful than the other. Even after learning that the feeling we have is not unrequited, love makes us anxious by the fear we have. It’s the fear of being apart, the fear of not being loved reciprocally, and the fear of not being able to be together for always. We’re suffocated by those fears, since there is no reassurance that the person gives toward us. Hence, we feel that it’s better to tell us a lie instead of not saying anything and leaving us stranded in the middle of endless anxiety. “Please tell me, even if it’s a lie, that you love me too. My heart is skipping beats too much. I’m in so much trouble. Please do something.” Even if it’s just a lie, we’re satisfied as long as it can calm our jumping heart, and as long as it gives us hopes. “Please tell me, even if it’s a lie, that all I have to do is just waiting a little more. And after today has passed and tomorrow comes, you’ll be back by my side.”
Not all kinds of lovers are meant to stay together at same place all the time. At some times, some lovers are meant to be separated, whether for a while or for a long time. However, that does not make the one is less meaningful than the other. When we have to be far apart, it would calm us down a little bit if that person could tell us that all we need to do is just to wait for a little bit. Even though ‘a little bit’ is a lie, we will be alright, since there is hope that we can hold onto. “Let’s look at the same direction and have this unbelievable love.” All we ever wanted is for that person to stay by our side for always; since we know it all too well that they can’t live without us either. And that even if we’re apart for a moment, we will eventually meet again. That even if we got one step farther away, our choice will eventually to be together, since that person is feeling the same. “Please stay like this with me; you can’t go on without me either. Even if we have to be away, even if this sets us apart for a while, we’ll eventually meet each other again; because you’re another version of myself.”


Kang Chul (portrayed by Lee Jong Suk) and Oh Yeon Joo (portrayed by Han Hyo Joo) in the drama series "W" | source: MBC

For lovers who came from two different worlds, love seemed to be impossible and unbelievable. However, nothing is impossible when it comes to the strong, deep, and sincere feeling of love. Therefore, no matter how hard and rough the path is, two lovers who live in two different worlds are able to look at the same direction and have that unbelievable love. Since they both know it all too well that they have the same frequencies, read the same page, and speak the same language. They are the same though they are different. They are just another version of each other’s self. Along the way, there will be anxiety and fears; anxiety and fears that come from being a world apart from each other. However, as long as they still talk to each other, the anxiety and fears can be reduced though it does not disappeared completely. Even though there is nothing to say, at least just say something even though it is just a formality, or even worse, even though it is just a lie. Since just hearing the voice or listening to some less important story is enough for us to withstand. Since just reading some simple text messages like saying ‘good morning’ or knowing the news of how they’re doing today is enough for us to hold out. Instead of saying nothing, please just say something even though it is a lie, for at least it is enough for us to bear up the cold of loneliness.

Please stay like this with me, you can’t go on without me either. Even if we have to be away, even if this sets us apart for a while, we’ll eventually meet each other again; because you’re another version of myself.” –Park Bo Ram, Please Say Something Even Though It Is A Lie (거짓말이라도 해줘요)



이런 사랑인 건가요 그대란 사람 내게 두근거리게 줄도 모르고
(Ireon ge sarangin geongayo geudaeran saram naege dugeungeorige han juldo moreugo)
((Could this be what love is? I didn’t even know that it was you who made my heart race))
그저 감기에 걸려 이렇게 열이 나고 아파서 밤새 뒤척인 알았죠
(Geujeo gamgie geollyeo ireohge yeori nago apaseo bamsae dwicheogin jul aratjyo)
((I thought this burning sensation was just a simple fever, I thought I tossed and turned all night because I was sick))
그대가 옮긴 사랑 때문에 들고 있죠 어떡하죠
(Na geudaega olmgin sarang ttaemune jam mot deulgo itjyo eotteokhajyo)
((But because of the love you gave me, I can’t even fall asleep at night, what should I do?))

거짓말이라도 해줘요 그대도 나를 사랑한다고
(Geojitmalirado haejwoyo geudaedo nareul saranghandago)
((Please tell me, even if it’s a lie, that you love me too))
심장이 뛰는 이러다 큰일 나죠 어떻게든 해주세요
(Simjangi ttwineun ge ireoda keunil najyo eotteohgedeun haejuseyo)
((My heart is skipping beats too much, I’m in so much trouble, please do something))

그대가 없는 하루 때문에 몰래 울고 있죠 어떡하죠
(Na geudaega eobneun haru ttaemune mollae ulgo itjyo eotteokhajyo)
((Because of a day without you, I am secretly crying, what do I do?))

거짓말이라도 해줘요 조금만 기다리면 된다고
(Geojitmalirado haejwoyo jogeumman gidarimyeon doendago)
((Please tell me, even if it’s a lie, that all I have to do is just waiting a little more))
오늘이 지나고 내일이면 곁에 다시 돌아와 준다고
(Oneuri jinago naeirimyeon nae gyeote dasi dorawa jundago)
((And after today has passed and tomorrow comes, you’ll be back by my side))

우리 같은 곳을 보면서 믿지 사랑을 해봐요
(Uri gateun goseul bomyeonseo mitji mot hal sarangeul haebwayo)
((Let’s look at the same direction and have this unbelievable love))

이대로 곁에 있어요 그대도 없으면 안되죠
(Idaero nae gyeote isseoyo geudaedo na eobseumyeon andoejyo)
((Please stay like this with me, you can’t go on without me either))
잠시 멀어져도 한발 멀어져도 우리는 만날 수밖에
(Jamsi meoreojyeodo hanbal deo meoreojyeodo urineun mannal subakke)
((Even if we have to be away, even if this sets us apart for a while, we’ll eventually meet each other again))
그대는 다른 나라서
(Geudaeneun tto dareun naraseo)
((Because you’re another version of myself))

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