VIXX – Eternity

— ” A cruel night is endlessly coming to me
I close my eyes again, taking me back to that dream 

Into an eternal dream that I won’t ever wake from

VIXX‘s song, “Eternity” has a rather deep meaning to it that at the same time is bluntly obvious (translations can be found here).

The music video begins as a typical romance short movie. However, the lyrics conflict the visual quite a bit. As the couple is seen being loving to each other, the lyrics are, “Look. Love is a nightmare.”  Further into the song, the lyrics seem to talk about the male’s fear of losing the girl and that he appreciates her being there with him. Near the end of the 2nd chorus, we see that the girl fades away and that she has “never been there in the first place”. One of the band members is seen dancing by himself as a girl watches him with a sad expression (however, he was previously seen dancing with the girl in the beginning of the song).

The song is, in summary, about a man’s hallucination of a love he desperately wanted. In my personal opinion, it is a sad song to an extent as we see the band members struggling to accept reality and refusing to “wake up from their sweet nightmare.”

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Mama (Your Majesty) – EXO

— ” As human beings, we can only be hurt.

Mama by EXO (translations can be found hereis tied to our Short Story unit because it discusses the issue of humanity not learning to accept and love each other due to advancement in technology. This specifically ties to our themes of love and acceptance.

The line “There is no life, feelings and warmth over there, there is only trashy language” could mean that we have begun to hate on each other and that we have become senseless to other’s emotions, losing our “warmth” and closing off to others.

“Laugh, cry all together, holding hands meeting that feeling; each resemble and connect to each other” could mean that we have to learn to share our emotions with each other in order to bond with each other. Therefore we must accept and love each other, which is supported by, “I’m grateful to be allowed to live in this blessed days; every day creating new ties”

Sharing love is emphasized when the group sings, “sharing good love with everyone rather than shattered hearts” which, again, ties to our theme of love.

Not only is this song catchy, but brings out a positive message to its listeners. “Careless, careless. Shoot anonymous, anonymous. Heartless, mindless. No one who care about me?” (if you are careless enough to shoot another with words, you have become heartless and mindless, so who will care for you?).