Agnes Obel – Close Watch

Never win and never lose
There’s nothing much to choose
Between the right and wrong
Nothing lost and nothing gained
Still things aren’t quite the same
Between you and me

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine

I still hear your voice at night
When I turn out the light
And try to settle down
But there’s nothing I can do
‘Cause I can’t live without you
Any way at all

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine

Tick-tock…

Oh I’m sure
No harm will come to you no more
‘Cause I find myself in your hands
Don’t you be so hard on yourself

Oh oh ooh ooh

*got to know this song today from An Rei. 🙂

Riverside – Agnes Obel

Down by the river by the boats
Where everybody goes to be alone
Where you won’t see any rising sun
Down to the river we will run

When by the water we drink to the dregs
Look at the stones on the river bed
I can tell from your eyes
You’ve never been by the riverside

Down by the water the riverbed
Somebody calls you somebody says
Swim with the current and float away
Down by the river everyday

Oh my God I see how everything is torn in the river deep
And I don’t know why I go the way
Down by the riverside

When that old river runs pass your eyes
To wash off the dirt on the riverside
Go to the water so very near
The river will be your eyes and ears

I walk to the borders on my own
To fall in the water just like a stone
Chilled to the marrow in them bones
Why do I go here all alone

[x2:]
Oh my God I see how everything is torn in the river deep
And I don’t know why I go the way
Down by the riverside

Oh oh, hey hey [x3]

Down by the riverside [x2]

IU and Jang Kiha confirmed their dating.

[FROM.IU] 151008 To Uaenas

Uaena! I (why of all times) am in the middle of my MV shoot.
Was taken aback by the sudden news article, but uaenas are probably more shocked than me right? Sorry for giving you guys a shock.. I should have told you guys earlier and I’m even more sorry for not having done so.
If you’re thinking, “You should have been more careful right!”, I feel sorry for that too.
We’ve been seeing each other for almost 2 years. We first met on the radio show (Note: Jang Giha’s Grand Radio) and I fell in love with him at first sight.. hehe He’s a boyfriend I’m grateful for and have a lot to learn from too. Our relationship is good, sometimes we fight, sometimes we get sad, we’re grateful for each other.. just like any average couple.
I was thinking hard about a slightly better way to break it to everyone, but *Dispatch* beat me to it.. Haha although it’s sudden, it seems we’ll have to start dating openly.
It’s probably been awkward here all this while, pretending I’m not dating right? I’m sorry for making this happy, bustling, adorable place become like this. Even so, I’m really grateful for our uaenas who are worried for me and take care of me. I’m sorry and grateful for all the worries, support, sorrow..
Ah I’ve imagined this scenario a thousand times in my mind, but now that it’s happened, I really don’t know how to say this. First and foremost, I’m going to brave through my work (Note: referring to the MV filming). I sincerely… hope you didn’t have a tiring day because of me today. I’ll be back again!

Translated by squishy with love  ♥

Hello, this is Jang Kiha.

I′m writing because I wanted to address today′s articles, concerning IU and me, directly. Yes, we are happily dating!
I met IU for the first time in October 2013 when she appeared as a guest on a radio show I used to host.
We talked then, and I thought ′This person is really awesome.′ After talking to her later, I learned that I, surprisingly, had made a good impression on IU that day as well. Two years have passed already since we confirmed our feelings for each other. IU is someone I′m really thankful for and really dear to me.
She′s a warm companion, who is my greatest strength when I′m going through a hard time, and someone I have a lot to learn from when it comes to life and music.
We will continue to date happily and not cause those who care for IU and me to worry!
We will encourage each other and make music that is better than before!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone for your interest.

From Jang Kiha

Source: mwave

om tim

i’m so happy for them.

they’re so open, honest, and not afraid of speaking up for their love.

love the way they see each other, learn from each other, and grateful for having each other in life.

date prettily, you two. 🙂

on the side note, being an Uaena feels pretty cool :3 everyone is so supportive and positive about her dating 😀

she even trended worldwide on twitter, her fan-cafe members went up (169k visits today!), her songs shot up the charts ~ lol, this really doesn’t seem like an idol’s dating news.

I could live in a different place
With a different house and a different name
I could sing you your favorite song
Yeah, you’d sing along, you’d sing along

I could wrap you in your favorite clothes
And kiss your face just so you know
That I’m the one who has got your back
Now turn around and don’t be sad

I hope you find the love that’s true
So the morning light can shine on you
I hope you find what you’re looking for
So your heart is warm forever more

I could fly you away with me
To the furthest place you’ll ever be
We could smoke ’til the sun goes down
And without a sound, without a sound

We’d fall asleep by the big blue sea
With open eyes so we could see
The way it shines for you and I
You know it’ll shine until we fly

I hope you find the love that’s true
So the morning light can shine on you
I hope you find what you’re looking for
So your heart is warm forever more

I could wait with you by the water
I could wait with you for the winter to come
I could stand with you with your snow boots on

I hope you find the love that’s true
So the morning light can shine on you
I hope you find what you’re looking for
So your heart is warm forever more
I hope you find what you’re looking for
So your heart is warm forever more

All we do is think about the feelings that we hide
All we do is sit in silence waiting for a sign
Sick and full of pride

was it 2002 that i got to know about Final Fantasy?

it’s exactly this mv Eyes On Me for FFVIII that i watched (sans the lyrics), together with Suteki Da Ne (FFX) and Melodies of Life (FFIX) that made up a big part of my teenage life.

listening to this reminded me of the ‘fairytale’ Hang and I had when we were, probably, in 5th grade? that we would grow up, get married at 25, have children and become in-laws, and die when we’re about 80.

how innocent.

so many thoughts and things have changed.

Whenever sang my songs
On the stage, on my own
Whenever said my words
Wishing they would be heard
I saw you smiling at me
Was it real, or just my fantasy?
You’d always be there in the corner
Of this tiny little bar

My last night here for you
Same old songs, just once more
My last night here with you?
Maybe yes, maybe no
I kind of liked it your way
How you shyly placed your eyes on me
Did you ever know
That I had mine on you?

Darling, so there you are
With that look on your face
As if you’re never hurt
As if you’re never down
Shall I be the one for you
Who pinches you softly but sure?
If frown is shown, then
I will know that you are no dreamer

So let me come to you
Close as I want to be
Close enough for me
To feel your heart beating fast
And stay there as I whisper
How I love your peaceful eyes on me
Did you ever know
That I had mine on you?

Darling, so share with me
Your love if you have enough
Your tears if you’re holding back
Or pain if that’s what it is
How can I let you know
I’m more than the dress and the voice
Just reach me out, then
You will know that you are not dreaming

Darling, so there you are
With that look on your face
As if you’re never hurt
As if you’re never down
Shall I be the one for you
Who pinches you softly but sure?
If frown is shown, then
I will know that you are no dreamer

Broods – Mother & Father

The nights are getting shorter
I don’t know where they go
And I am getting older
And it’s starting to show

And ever since I left my mother
It’s much harder to know
How to make my own life here
How to make my own home

I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
Forget what I have in mind

I remember the time when a kiss on the hand was enough
Cause we knew we were free
And we knew what it meant to be loved

But ever since I left my father
It’s much harder to know
How to live my own life here
When all I need is home

I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
Forget what I have in mind

As faces start to fade
They’re slipping through my hands
It’s where my heart was made
And my feet will always land

I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind
Forget what I have in mind

At first I thought that “Urban Green” refers to a green space in the city, but upon reading the last two lines about the “Urban Grey”, a story came up in my mind. This could a story of a brokenhearted girl who goes to a countryside to calm herself down, only to get lonelier and makes it more difficult for her to forget her ex-lover. Instead, in the busy city living, she is able to bury her sadness by leading a fast-paced life.

Source: pricessoftea

김예림 (Kim Ye Rim/Lim Kim) – Urban Green

I laid down and the sunlight became powder, drying my moist eyes
A black ant is on my arm like a freckle but I don’t brush it off

It is the only thing that is next to me
Will you climb up my arm and go into my earphones and listen to my song together?

In Urban Green, am I being comforted? Will the blueness make me forget everything?
In Urban Green, will I be able to deeply fall asleep? If only you were here when I opened my eyes

It is the only thing that is next to me
Will you climb up my arm and go into my earphones and listen to my story together?

In Urban Green, am I being comforted? Will the blueness make me forget everything?
In Urban Green, will I be able to deeply fall asleep? If only you were here when I opened my eyes

In Urban Grey, why am I more comfortable here? The familiar indifference, the egoism that is just right
In Urban Grey, I can fall deeply asleep here because it feels like you have left forever

20150918 – 19

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18.

It was raining but lucky me, i managed to go out at the time when the sun was shining and the wind was blowing softly. For some unknown reason i still don’t know why, there was this little spark inside of me that was twinkling. I saw people walking on the street, walked with them, and couldn’t help smiling.

Later on i went to Sokos to meet with Doina. While waiting for her, i was checking out the section where they had magazines and stationaries. Wanted to buy so many things. National Geographies about the stars. A coloring book which had a green cover. A notebook which also had a green cover. A Moomin wooden postcard – Snufkin closing his eyes playing the harmonica in the forest, looking absolutely at ease. Things and things and things. But i was just there, read, saw, touched them with my hands, and admired their wonder.

We had sushi in the evening. Oana and Immo came over and we had a wonderful time. At least i thought so. I did laugh out loud genuinely many times. Like when Immo talked about the time when he was saying that there was also vegetarian sushi, and his mother-in-law (?) said “Yeah, you could put vegetable to the sushi too”! Doina burst out laughing, “How did you think you could explain vegetarian to a Romanian?”. Or when we were in some sort of “argument”, Oana went quiet for a moment, then she said, “I’m holding a knife”. We let that sink in for a moment, and Immo broke the silence, “That is a valid point” :)) Both of them added me on facebook now. Although facebook is not the best place to judge about relationships, i think i did make new friends.

 

19.

I asked Doina to cut my hair and she did. She did give me the look before that but i knew she was capable and she would help 😛 I know people liked my hair because it was long and soft and strong at the same time. I did, too, with the color and all. But literally i was carrying a heavy weight on my shoulder day in day out, and the cost for shampoo and conditioner… It needed to go. And it wasn’t like it wouldn’t grow back. It will, and it will grow fast.

I felt much lighter. Sometimes people would ask whether i was sure about doing it and about the length. “That much?”, they would be surprised. I don’t remember any time i would deeply regret though. Maybe now Doina would? 😀 Because apparently my hair made up half of her trash can heh. She told Jennifer when she came over that if my hair were to be divided to three other people, it would still be enough :)) Poor Doina, tried to cut it straight with so much hair.

IU had her 7th anniversary on the 18th and she wrote a letter on her fan-cafe. I always like to read what she says. It’s encouraging, thoughtful, positive, cute. Her new album will be out soon, and there must be interviews that come along. I’m excited!

although it’s already my 7th anniversary, there’s still lots that I’m thrilled about. I’m not sick of it yet. Of being IU! Creating more memories together with our uaena, consoling each other, giving each other strength, appreciating each other and working hard too. Each day is good in a different way. Thank you, I’ll make your days really interesting! I’ll make you go kkyak-kkyak kkyaleuleu kkyaleuleuleu omg omg grin shock heart-fluttering. […] I want to gather more people and put up loud fireworks.. keke but I still prefer it such that we can whisperwhisper to one another

150918 From.IU – A hated age of 7

love exists

❝ Love exists but with an absence of eternity.

At the first moment of a lover’s encounter, there’s an affirmation of love;

psychologically

lunacy,

emptiness,

panic,

(and) delusion that the moment will last forever.

I’m ceased by desire.

I hide behind my back…

and postpone all answers. ❞