On Repeat: It’s Alright, It’s Love (괜찮아 사랑이야) – DAVICHI

So.. Yeah, I think this is going to be sort of a regular thingy, On Repeat; because I do tend to play songs on repeat for days it’s ridiculous and fun. Yes fun, because I love fun things. As of the moment, the song I have on repeat is It’s Alright, It’s Love by Davichi off the OST of the drama that I am currently obsessed with: It’s Okay, That’s Love.

It doesn’t fall in any of my usual selection which is upbeat, cheerful R&B-ish, alternative rock-ish meet somewhat heavy metal but it completely charmed me to listen to it over and over again. I’ve got one word why, LONGING. The song expresses a strong feeling of longing, from the melody to the voice of the singer, down to the accompaniment; it has LONGING written all over it and it’s hurting me in a very good way. The lyrics are not helping either because it’s simply beautiful that I can’t help but look into it deeply:

Do you see my heart? Why is it love?
I was never gonna fall in love again
But I’m such a fool

Generally that’s the question, how, why and what. Those questions usually comes from a person trying to look at LOVE in a logical way, someone who has crashed and burned before because of love but, unavoidably; jumps at the same boat again even though thinking somehow badly of themselves.

Why am I happy? I think of your face
Only stay by my side, forever you

Love as we experienced, yes we, and I won’t bother to expound why it’s “we”; makes us go all cuckoo and lose our mojos. It’s possible that it helps boost endorphins level too because it makes people happy and gay. And being in a state where one is happy and gay, it’s only natural to build a “wall” around what causes happiness. By that I mean securing that it would be a constant thing, something like the only F word that I strongly consider as wishful thinking: FOREVER.

You came to me with the wind like the swaying flowers
You knocked on my heart, I love you

Falling in love is magical, it could happen abruptly sometimes but that is a magical abruptly, like being touched by an angel. Thus finding that right person or for the right person to find you, it’s similar to completing a puzzle, the better picture is revealed.

My heart hurts when I see you
It’s alright, it’s love
My flawed heart and my love
Will you accept it? Me?

No matter how much happiness love brings, it also brings pain but then it’s alright because it’s all part of it; all part of love as a whole. There’s insecurity too, the feeling that you won’t add up. But, it’s not such a big deal especially if both parties are open to the fact that “perfection” is merely a preference rather than a reality.

Love me
I love you

Again, the expectation to have one person’s feeling to be reciprocated is a given, lex talionis. Though with LOVE, it doesn’t really work that way thus the longing builds up, the pain intensified. Despite it all, the possibility for us to embrace the idea and the premise of being in love again will not seize because it is LOVE. I’m gonna borrow one of my favorite quotes from “The Witch of Portobello” by one of my beloved authors in this whole Milky Way who is Paulo Coelho:

“Love is.”

Yes, love is. We can spend our whole life to try and give it a meaning but it is just is, LOVE is.

Needless to say I am filled with longing these days because of this song but it’s alright, it’s worth it.

Lyrics Source | popgasa |

On Repeat: Cross My Mind by Twin Forks

Watching Korean Dramas (and Taiwanese too, well at least “some” Taiwanese drama that includes Aaron Yan) is not just all about the dramas; most of the time or always, it’s also about the OST. The OST keeps the dramas alive, more addicting and most of the time as is the case with me, I get attached to the songs more than the drama itself that I find myself listening to it on repeat just to listen to those significant lyrics, feel those particular emotions and be lost in that very moment.

The song that I’m currently listening to on repeat is Cross My Mind by Twin Forks, it’s off the OST of It’s Okay, That’s Love, a drama I am currently watching, well obsessing is the proper word; I can’t have enough of it. The same goes to the song, which is the reason of course why it’s on repeat. You may ask what the charm of this particular song is and how ironic is it that I came across an awesome English song while watching a Korean drama? Well, I say the possibility is there and chingudeul, possibility is endless. The charm of this particular song doesn’t end with the melody which is alive and catchy, its charm, for me lays on its lyrics that seem to be the current story of my life, or so I believe. This is why:

Girl, it’s really good to see you come around.
I know you’ve been lost, I’m glad you got found,
‘Cause I’ve been a little lost myself.

Sometimes, it happens that we meet someone from our past, someone you have completely assumed that like you, has been lost after the great event of facing the real world, or taking on the grown up pants. And it makes you feel good and nostalgic at the same time.

Found an old picture of you on my phone.
Had a new feeling, now I won’t let go
Until I can, I can tell you myself.

Otherwise you see something to remind you of those times, of those words that you have failed to say or express because let’s face it, sometimes sincerity makes you all shy because you’re afraid to show your cheesy side that you feel they won’t get but in fact they would but you didn’t bother to cross the bridge that’s why you never found out.

Why don’t you stay for a while?
It’s been too long since I’ve smiled.
There’s too few people I trust.
I won’t ask you for too much,
Good conversation and such,
And if I’m being honest…

People come and go in our lives; some will stay, some just passing by. But with all these people who came and gone, a few will completely get you, your heart and your trust and it won’t matter if they give you nothing but their understanding, to you who’s being understood and cared for, it’s worth all the gold you can think of possessing in this lifetime and more.

From time to time
You cross my mind.
Good company
Is hard to find.
From time to time
You cross my mind.
So stay with me,
Just for a night. (You cross my mind…)

And in time, as it is inevitable for people to part ways, memories made keep things alive, and sometimes, somehow fans the longing and makes you wish that someday in the near future, your paths may cross again, or for me, I wish that December comes faster.

That’s what is currently on repeat, matching my longing for tangible sincere and true company. Give it a listen, it might mean differently. After all, we each listen to the same song but we each see a different picture of what we are listening to. Don’t you think so, chingudeul?