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Cheer up horrible lyrics

Discussion in 'K-POP' started by huRRicane8, Jul 17, 2017.

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  1. huRRicane8

    huRRicane8 Artist

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    OMG this is so embarrassing. I know this song from release but I've never really looked up for lyrics. I don't know why but today I listened it with lyric video. I couldn't stop cringing when I read the lyrics. Really?? The lyrics basically tells the men that they shouldn't give up even when the women refuse or ignore them, that women lie about their feelings. It tells them that they shouldn't believe what women say. Isn't that kinda sexist and harmful? Is that okay in Korea? I read one comment from a person who lived in Korea saying that Women are expected to be beautiful, sexy, educated but not more educated than her boyfriend/husband. It really bothers me somehow. Now I'm thinking if this is true, JYP might be using this as an advantage? I mean I was always surprised when SISTAR, GFRIEND, APINK and some other girl groups went to the military and sing and dance there and men were going like really crazy.. like it wasn't that much to be crazy about ... omg this is so trashy..sexually fantasize about them maybe or .. JYP and sure other entertainment companies might be using these female groups to be sexually desirable because it gives them more money. oh fxxk... I think I've come too far.. but I think it's quite true considering how much male fans twice has... three times more than RV, BP, Gfriend or others.. Oh no I'm not hating on TWICE, other songs overall are normal. just somehow this is wrong
    and I've seen some other groups have quite similar lyrics and messages in their songs, boy groups too but I hope it can be changed
    don't hate me
     
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  2. Alina1441

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    OH FOR F*CK SAKES
     
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  3. Lovely_Cornchips

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    I've already bashed the lyrics for that song enough-I read it as it's okay for girls to lead a guy on as long as the guy keeps pining for her affection and attention which I saw as real fucking gross.

    But I guess I'm the only one who noticed that pattern.
     
  4. Onion_Rings

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    c:

    Is everything ok? c:'
     
  5. Lubby00

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    Yeah because Rookie's lyrics are so innovative and superior in comparison to Cheer Up
     
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  6. qu33n

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    I feel like we interpreted the lyrics in different ways. I thought they weren't picking up the phone and hanging out with the dude cause they were shy and scared they'd get hurt in the relationship :oops:
     
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  7. Lubby00

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    Considering many boy groups make songs pretty much forcing themselves on girls or basically telling a girl that she can't live without them, Cheer Up's lyrics are pretty tame
     
  8. exhale

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    i usually listen to their songs on spotify instead of looking @ the lyrics
    like how i listen to their audio version instead of their lives
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Lovely_Cornchips

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    Still don't make either of them right in my opinion.
     
  10. Darkyoda47

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    Yeah the song's lyrics are misogynistic and derogatory.
    But meh what else is new in Kpop, right?
     
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  11. exhale

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    also any one know why jyp uploaded all the japanese versions on spotify
    yet not any of the korean titles augh
    nfdjskaflkdsa
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  12. Abeamus

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    You shouldn't read EXO Monster lyrics then that will really scare you :quietr:
     
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    [​IMG]
    hey
    chorop baby
     
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    yeah that's what I thought too.
    I guess we never know the true meaning unless we understand korean
     
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  15. Baltax

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    I'm glad my little sister doesn't speak korean, she loves TWICE.
     
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    She can just search up the lyrics on google or something.
     
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    Wow maybe there were more people who didn't get the point of the lyrics than I thought.

    Let's do a lil breakdown:
    Verse 1 - All about the guy calling and giving the girl compliments
    Pre-Chorus - The girl is saying she is sorry she is shy so she was avoiding his advances, but give it time and maybe things will change
    Chorus - Cheer up! Don't give up. A girl shouldn't be easy & might pretend to not like you, but she's just trying to protect her own heart.

    Verse 2 - The boy is doing the most. The girl likes being chased because she likes the boy but still wants to watch out for her feelings.
    Pre-Chorus - The girl is still shy and avoiding calls, she says to keep being sincere and it won't be long until she admits her feelings.
    Chorus - Cheer up! Don't give up. A girl shouldn't be easy & might pretend to not like you, but she's just trying to protect her own heart.

    Bridge - I like you too! Don't want to hurt you or anything, but it's hard for me to let my feelings show. I'm a girl after all (no explaining this). Be a man. A real man. Gotta see you love me like a real man. Which I don't think is a dig at boys, but more of what the individual girl's definition of a real man is.

    Chorus - Cheer up! Don't give up. A girl shouldn't be easy & might pretend to not like you, but she's just trying to protect her own heart.


    There's nothing wrong with these lyrics...I don't know where everyone is getting this misogynist or anti-feminist vibe or whatever. I can think of 20 kpop songs that came out around April 2016 the same time as Cheer Up that were so much more problematic.
     
  18. Abeamus

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    I mean if a girl is pretending to not like you, that's her problem and you shouldn't continue pursuing her which is what the song is saying
     
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    She's not that interested in the lyrics, she just wants to dance.
     
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  20. qu33n

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    True, I've heard a lot of songs don't translate well (and I can usually see it by how the lyrics don't seem to make sense for some) so that may be the issue here or they could just be bad lyrics or people could really just be misinterpreting
     
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