Beanie level: Noble idiot

Happy birthday to my dear Beanie friend, Kale (@christina41218)!

Although she may think I’ve already sent her every EXO birthday themed thing out there, this post is here to prove her wrong.

Also, if I know anything about Kale, it’s that two things may cause her to implode:

1. Affection of any kind
2. Pictures of Baekhyun

Who wants to help me out?

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I don’t always check out lyrics to kpop songs (in fact, sometimes it’s better not knowing), but Day6 has some that I really adore.

You were “you”
I was “I”
We’ve been living without
Knowing each other
With a “Hi”
Now, it’s you and me
It’s “us” now

Hi Hello has such sweet lyrics that although could be taken romantically, are made all the better through the cutest story of forming a band off the side of the road and finding friendship in the MV.

Beanies, what are some of your favorite kpop lyrics?

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    I love day6’s For Me. Every single word of it.

    Both verses and the chorus.

    Who are you?
    With that weary stare
    Why are you looking at me and sighing deeply?
    Though we’ve been together longer than anyone else I still don’t know you

    Maybe I haven’t once said a comforting word to you
    I want to get to know you
    You, not anybody else
    The me stuck in the mirror about to cry
    Now I want to know you
    You’ve done well so far on your own I’ll tell myself
    For me

    Where did the dreams that I had when I was young go?
    I still don’t know you
    Maybe I wanted to hide the weaknesses you had, so I turned away.

    AND THE BRIDGE:

    I wanna thank you
    For not giving into tiredness
    For continuing to be with me and leading me
    From now on I will start to love you
    I mean I will love me now

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      Oh wow, I hadn’t looked these up before. Beautiful and emotional self-reflection. Those lyrics really hit home.

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    Obviously, it’s EXO-CBX’s
    “What can I say? HOROLOLOLOLOLOLO”

    You already know this but I also love all of Stray Kids’ lyrics.
    Even “(she’s hot!)” because it gave the world the best reaction videos blessed with 3RACHA dying in embarrassment.

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    Another day6 one: Hurt Road

    How many times a day
    Will my tears swell up?
    Even though I try to count
    I can’t
    Because I’m always trying to hold the tears in

    How am I these days?
    When you see me
    I wonder if I look like I’m okay
    I don’t know what kind of expressions I’m doing these days

    If I were you
    I would hug myself without a word
    If you were me
    You would cry in my embrace

    You knew and I knew
    That this is not an easy road
    It’s not that you and I didn’t know
    That not many flowers bloom on this road

    How are you these days?
    When I see you
    You seem the same as me
    You look sad no matter what, these days

    If I were you
    I would hug myself without a word
    If you were me
    You would cry in my embrace

    You knew and I knew
    That this is not an easy road
    It’s not that you and I didn’t know
    That not many flowers bloom on this road

    The flowers that are seen from time to time
    I didn’t know how precious they were
    Because they’re so beautiful and lovely
    Should we stay here?

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    I really like the lyrics to Day6’s How Can I Say. It was a very different perspective on a relationship and one that I could relate to a lot when I first heard it.
    I also like the lyrics for 1:31 AM
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nibI3qVL64c
    And Face
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oKB4E_upu1Q

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      Wooo, more Day6! How Can I Say…is very relatable. I feel like I’ve been on both sides of the coin with the way those lyrics are written. It captures a really heartbreaking moment when you realize a relationship is just…over.

      That live performance of 1:31 AM was beautiful! JB and Youngjae are wonderful. I especially liked these lyrics:
      “The way you smile, don’t ever lose that
      If it ever gets hard
      You can come find me again…”

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    Gain released a lot of really great solo stuff and one of my favourite is Truth or Dare. https://youtu.be/dmUwNaIEZ1g
    It’s about people talking behind her back and spreading rumours while they don’t even know each other.

    Wanna know the truth, all the truth
    The important is the more you talk about me
    It’s nice, very nice
    The more rumours there are, the better it is
    I just laugh that’s how easy I am
    I have about ten tails you don’t even know
    Everyone has misunderstandings
    The way I smile, the way I talk, the way I walk is a bit…
    Don’t be like that and just say it
    I expected it
    We only know each other’s names
    But I guess you would be crazy if we brushed our fingers

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      Gain definitely doesn’t shy away from some powerful stuff. I love the way those lyrics are written!

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        Yes! She’s provocative in a classy way and lots of thought are put in her lyrics. Bad Temper is an other favourite of mine because she seems so… human(?).

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    “Chogiwa”
    &
    “In one bite, I’ll put you in my mouth like cheese”

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Let’s leave some good looks for the rest of us, shall we?

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When you can finally check off another drama on your mile long To Watch list.

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    To answer the question: Your reward will be that you can now add another bean to your upcoming year-end Bean count during year-end review time in December 😊😊😊

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      Unfortunately, this wasn’t a drama from this year so no Bean but really, watching YSH is enough reward in itself. 😂 I do need to finish some more current dramas though so I can up my count at the end of the year!

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        This ended in January so it was definitely, absolutely this year. Count your beautiful bean.

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          Oh my, you’re right! I thought for sure it was counted in last year’s. Oops. I guess I will take my bean!

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My Strange Hero has some seriously stunning instrumental tracks. Love the build up in this one.

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I always chuckle when there’s a correlation in dramas with an antagonist’s change of heart and the amount of hair gel they use.

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    So gel = evil? Not good for PPL though 🤔

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    LOL. I can’t help but look back to Kim Woo Bin’s Choi Young Do in The Heirs.

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Gotta show a little L.O.Λ.E to NU’EST.

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Who would ever dare do such a thing? 😂

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Girl, you’ve only played yourself.

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Preeeetty sly there, Bok-soo.

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So I decided to watch My Strange Hero in which our hero, Bok-soo, returns to the high school that he was forced to leave without graduating due to Past Events in order to exact revenge. I get to about the halfway mark in the show, and while the romance with his old high school sweetheart turned homeroom teacher is picking up steam (not complaining there), Mission: Revenge is not much underway. Cue Bok-soo’s friend and Bok-soo’s knowing look in return:

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I may have never finished Encounter, but I do occasionally look back fondly on drunk Park Bo-gum and his dried squid antics.

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    That was the best scene in that show. Good for you not finishing, it really limped home on a road to nowhere.

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      I got about half way through it and was unfortunately just…bored. Hopefully, we’ll get a better drama out of PBG next time. Maybe a return to villain-dom in the way of I Remember You.

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    Although what I really loved about this drunk scene was the ‘navy/gray’ suit thing. That was hilarious.

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      Yes! That had me chuckling. I wanted to post the whole drunk clip but realized it was about a 10 minute segment so I refrained. 😂

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What even is this show?

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What do you mean it\’s only been a few months since Junho\’s enlistment?

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I’m going to wear this song out with how many times I’ve had it on repeat today.

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    I love this song! It has such a “summer” vibe to it. I can totally see this being used in fan made videos about friendly banter between lovers or relatable squad goals.

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Onew, are you back yet? I miss your voice.

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Perfect listen before heading to sleep. Your voice is so relaxing, Woosung.

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 5 (And Final Reason. For now.): They are extremely passionate about what they do. The series Introducing My Instruments is a joy to watch as you can tell how each member cares deeply about the music they create and treats their instruments as an extension of themselves. I chose to include Wonpil’s video here as I adore the way he articulates the love he has for the songs he plays, calling riffs exquisite and full of emotion (like he’s not the one producing these beautiful sounds from his own fingertips.)

“The keyboard is a window that expands my expression.”

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 4: Under the heavy weight of all that talent, they know how to have fun. And all the while, they sound amazing. Let’s meet them, shall we?

“Don’t call me Brian”Brian Young K
“Wink Choker Boy” Wonpil
“Chicken Little” Jae
“I am Drum” Dowoon
“Bob the Builder” Sungjin

Now it’s time to watch some of their antics below.

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 3: Relatable lyrics. Their song Marathon was a simple but needed reminder when I was feeling stressed and tired that it’s okay to slow down at times. Have a taste:

Don’t you run run run
It’s already been very hard
Walking now
Is okay (okay)

Resting for a bit is also good
Taking it easy is also good
You don’t have to overwork yourself

Don’t you run run run
It’s already been very hard
Even if you walk now
It’s okay…

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