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Archive for August 27th, 2016

They say that even if I live, it’s not living.
Because the sky, without you,
seems like a windowless prison.
They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby and it looks like I’m crying.
Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.
As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your sadness until you feel refreshed.
As you cry, as you cry, as you cry and you’re worn out.
If it’s really hard for you then just once could
you remember me, as you live?
They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby
and it looks like I’m crying.
Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.
Against our will we’ll laugh.
Against our will we’ll live.
Because even if you’re by my side,
even if you’re by my side, you cry.
As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your sadness until you feel refreshed.
Even if you burn, even if you burn, even if you burn me,
you can burn everything so nothing’s left until
you feel refreshed.  As I’ve lived.
As I’ve lived.
Written by: Ryu Jae Hyun
Performed by: Joseph Butso
Original performed by: SG Wannabe  (original version below)
[This is the second of two videos offered showing the talents of Joseph Butso.  There is a TV show in Korea called “I Can See Your Voice“.  The premise of the show is that a current “Pop” star can see if you have vocal talent just by looking at you.  The contestants are not allowed to speak until the final, when they sing a duet with the Pop star.  You may be great.  You may be horrible.  Supposedly, no one knows until you start to sing.  (Hence, the crowd reactions!)
In the first round, the contestants simply stand there.  In round two, they get to lip-sync to a song so the Pop star can see if they have performance talent.  (Still, no speaking or singing.)  In the final round, the Pop star kicks off the duet and then the contestant jumps in.  In my last post, I showed the duet.  Joseph did so well, they had him do an encore.   This song is apparently a famous love song from 2005(ish).   This, in itself is interesting, because it means when this song was first a big it, most of the audience were either pre-teens or early teens, and yet you can see how much the song (and the performance) move them.   Thanks again to George Beierly for turning me on to this.   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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When I open my eyes
In the morning I thought of you
I look out the window I thought of you
Blankly another passes by again
Would you sometimes think about me I thought of you
Everything around me
Gets colored by you with familiar scent
A flower blooms and I thought of you
Whenever I see pretty things I thought of you
It’ not my type but I hum the
The lyrics that you liked, I thought of you
Love has found me
Everything around me Blooms in my heart in colors
I’ve never seen before
The blue sky has colors of rainbows
The split allies are like drawings of Monet
Looking at me changed so much
It’s kind of funny
I can’t do anything about it I thought of you all day like a fool
Blankly another passes by again
When I open my eyes
In the morning I thought of you
I brush my teeth I thought of you
Blankly another passes by again
Would you sometimes think about me I thought of you
A flower blooms and I thought of you
I drink coffee I thought of you
Looking at me changed so much
It’s kind of funny
I can’t do anything about it I thought of you all day like a fool
I thought of you
I thought of you
Written and performed by: John Park  (original video immediately below)
[A few nights ago, and old friend (George Beierly) emailed me and said, “You have to check this out!”.  I did and he was 100% correct!  Thanks, Bro!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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Some words are not so absolute as they sound.  Take the word “nothing“: A woman who has nothing to wear also never has room in her closet.
  —  John P. Grier
[And then, of course, there are males like me, with loads to choose, but wear the same thing every day.  —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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