Me and You



Melancholic feeling is something we cannot escape from whenever we feel lonely and missing someone significant. And emptiness is something we cannot deny whenever we are having a hard time. And this is what I feel currently. I know that I’m not good at speaking up about my feelings, but I understand that I’m pretty good at writing them down. And that’s what I do from time to time; writing down all of my feelings, just trying to kill the pain. Actually I feel really thankful for having a significant other who is able to understand, accept, and embrace this side of mine. I’m thankful that he knows me better to listen to every of my deepest feeling that I can hardly speak, though I’m stuttering, though I’m choked by my own tears, he just patiently listens and holds me; wiping all my tears and kissing away the pain. For me, it’s just irreplaceable. I know it all too well that relationship can be so painful at times, at some point, and to some extent. And there are times when we ask to ourselves: where did it all go wrong? However, every of “me and you” will always know our way back home. And there will come a time when we stop chasing affection from other people, because we realize that there is no other can replace what we are to each other, what we give and what we have for one another, and what we become when we are together.

Just that one smile of yours, just that one touch of yours, they were so soft, but why does a single word from you could make me long for you? There is no other scent and no other whisper can compare to a single word from you. –Jung Joon Young feat. Jang Hye Jin, Me and You (나와 )

Now I that I have spoken up about my pain and sadness to my significant other, actually I don’t have any reason to feel sad anymore. However, I still find the need to release some anxiety that is still left in my mind. And I guess writing my feelings through this one song will help me to do that; I hope. It is a Korean song titled “Me and You (나와 )”, performed by one of my favorite Korean male singer-songwriters, Jung Joon Young. For this rock ballad track, Jung collaborated with his senior female singer, Jang Hye Jin. “Me and You (나와 )” served as the title track for Jung’s first studio album, “The First Person”, which was released on February 7th 2017. An official accompany music video directed by Vikings League was premiered on Mnet on February 6th 2017. The music video features a sad love story that fits the mood of the song. Moreover, the harmony of Jung and Jang’s duet makes the song sound very emotional and meaningful at the same time. “Me and You (나와 )” was written by Jung himself, and was composed and arranged by Jung along with Lee Ji Hoon. Listening to this song, as well as watching the MV, reminds me that: though there are times that relationship can be deteriorated, there is always one sole reason why we hold on and never stop fighting for it; it’s love. And love is never painful. And during the hardest time in the relationship, it’s good to take a look at the beautiful memories that have been made and shared together. We were happy. And we can be happy, again, me and you, together.


"The First Person" album cover | source: popgasa.com

Wise woman said that love is never painful, but relationship is; because it has boundaries, rules, and growth, and violations to those will hurt us. Well, I admit that there were many times when I thought about giving up. Those were times when the pain seemed so unbearable that no matter how hard I cried my heart out, I couldn’t feel better. Those were times when the heartbreak felt like killing me and tearing me apart until I crawled on the floor wishing to die. Those were times when I felt betrayed for the violations towards the agreement that it took away my faith, pride, and dignity. Those were times when promises were broken until there was nothing left of me; that were when I bent too much till I broke in pieces. “Have you ever thought about the day we would be together for the last time? Did I have to hear these words today? My lips are trembling, my dear. Yet, if I send you away, I still feel like I’m going to regret it, this is not right. I don’t think you will come back, you will just be another memory, but it’s not the time yet.”
However, giving up was not the answer, no matter how I thought about it. Giving up might be the easy way out. Yet, the right thing to do is the most difficult ones most of the time. Love is the reason why we try and fight for a relationship to work it out. And as the wise woman said, whenever we are tired, we should rest; and whenever we feel abused, we should speak it up. I don’t want to have any regret anymore from walking out of a relationship before even trying to fight harder. Though I know that I will be alright again as time goes by, just like I have always been, it still doesn’t feel right to walk away just like this. Though I know it all too well that everything will eventually become a memory, I just feel that this is not the time for that yet. It might turn me into a fool and selfish person, yet I thought holding on was the right thing to do. “Can you please reconsider over it just once again? Please forgive me for changing. If I lose you right now, I think I will regret it, this is not right. I was such a fool, am I being selfish? It will be just another memory; it’s just not the time yet.”
Why do we hold on? The answer is always clear for me. No matter how many smiling faces I saw along the way, there is always this one particular smile that I always long to see. No matter how soft and gentle the touch that I got from every man I met along the way, there is always this one particular touch that can always make me feel the way I never felt from anybody else. “Just that one smile of yours, just that one touch of yours, they were so soft, but why does a single word from you could make me long for you? There is no other scent and no other whisper can compare to a single word from you.” Moreover, there are words spoken and whispered by that particular person that can always make me feel alive unlike those sweet words from anybody else. And also the scent; an irreplaceable scent of that one particular person. “I believed that one single wound would not affect me at all, but why does my heart ache so much like it was ripped apart? We were happy, weren’t we? Me and you, and us together, will there be no happy ending for us?”


Jung Joon Young in the music video of "Me and You" | source: soompi.com

I know he might not feel the same way, but I just want him to know that even though he can easily replace my smile and touch with any other girl, it’s not like that for me. I cannot easily replace his fragrance and whisper with any other men. No matter how bad I was fooling around, I will never violate our agreement. Every other smile and touch that I got along the way, those cannot compare with his fragrance and whisper that I always long for. Moreover, it’s in the words from him that can always make me yearn for him. The “me and you” that we have, nothing can be compared to that and nothing can ever replace that. And just when I thought that I will be doing just fine while doing all the bending for this relationship, apparently I was hurt deeper than I thought. Just when I thought that a single wound wouldn’t affect me at all, my heart hurt as if it would tear apart. We were happy, right, the two of us together, you and me? I was bending a lot for this relationship, as I told you that night, and the fact that I was hurt, if you really do love me, please do something about that.

I believed that one single wound would not affect me at all, but why does my heart ache so much like it was ripped apart? We were happy, weren’t we? Me and you, and us together, will there be no happy ending for us? –Jung Joon Young feat. Jang Hye Jin, Me and You (나와 )




번쯤은 생각해 봤었나요 우리의 마지막 함께할
(Han beonjjeumeun saenggakhae bwasseossnayo uriui majimak hamkkehal geu nal)
((Have you ever thought about the day we would be together for the last time?))
이런 말을 오늘 들어야 했었는지 입술은 떨려와요 그대
(Ireon mareul kkok oneul deureoya haesseossneunji nae ipsureun tteollyeowayo geudae)
((Did I have to hear these words today? My lips are trembling, my dear))
아직 너를 보내면 후회할 같은데 이건 아닌데
(Ajik neoreul bonaemyeon huhoehal geot gateunde igeon aninde)
((Yet, if I send you away, I still feel like I’m going to regret it, this is not right))
돌아올 같지 않아 그저 번의 추억이 거잖아 아직은 아닌데
(Doraol geot gatji anha geujeo tto han beonui chueogi doel geojanha ajigeun aninde)
((I don’t think you will come back, you will just be another memory, but it’s not the time yet))

번의 미소가 내게 번의 손결이 고왔는데 너의 한마디는 갈구하게 만드는 걸까요
(Dan han beonui misoga naege han beonui songyeori gowassneunde wae neoui hanmadineun
nal galguhage mandeuneun geolkkayo)
((Just that one smile of yours, just that one touch of yours, they were so soft, but why does a single word from you could make me long for you?))
어떤 향기와 어떤 속삭임도 그대의 한마디와는 비교할 수가 없어요
(Geu eotteon hyanggiwa geu eotteon soksagimdo geudaeui mal hanmadiwaneun bigyohal suga eopseoyo)
((There is no other scent and no other whisper can compare to a single word from you))

번쯤은 다시 생각해줄 없나요 달라질 용서해줘요
(Han beonjjeumeun dasi saenggakhaejul su eopsnayo dallajil nal yongseohaejwoyo)
((Can you please reconsider over it just once again? Please forgive me for changing))
지금 너를 놓치면 후회할 같은데 이건 아닌데
(Jigeum neoreul nohchimyeon huhoehal geot gateunde igeon aninde)
((If I lose you right now, I think I will regret it, this is not right))
바보같이 굴던 내가 이기적인 걸까 추억이 거잖아 아직은 아닌데
(Babogati guldeon naega igijeogin geolkka chueogi doel geojanha ajigeun aninde)
((I was such a fool, am I being selfish? It will be just another memory, it’s just not the time yet))

번의 미소가 내게 번의 손결이 고왔는데 너의 한마디는 갈구하게 만드는 걸까요
(Dan han beonui misoga naege han beonui songyeori gowassneunde wae neoui hanmadineun
nal galguhage mandeuneun geolkkayo)
((Just that one smile of yours, just that one touch of yours, they were so soft, but why does a single word from you could make me long for you?))
어떤 향기와 어떤 속삭임도 그대의 한마디와는 비교할 수가 없어요
(Geu eotteon hyanggiwa geu eotteon soksagimdo geudaeui mal hanmadiwaneun bigyohal suga eopseoyo)
((There is no other scent and no other whisper can compare to a single word from you))

번의 상처가 내겐 괜찮을 거라고 믿었는데 나의 마음은 찢겨질 정도로 아픈 걸까요
(Dan han beonui sangcheoga naegen gwaenchanheul georago mideossneunde wae naui maeumeun jjijgyeojil jeongdoro apeun geolkkayo)
((I believed that one single wound would not affect me at all, but why does my heart ache so much like it was ripped apart?))
행복했었잖아 함께였던 나라는 그리고 너라는 우리 이뤄질 없을까요
(Haengbokhaesseossjanha hamkkeyeossdeon naraneun geurigo neoraneun uri irwojil sun eopseulkkayo)
((We were happy, weren’t we? Me and you, and us together, will there be no happy ending for us?))

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