Diving deeper into EXO Baby Don't Cry's aka The Mermaid's Tears' lyrics

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    I've made a thread about it before but I came accross with this video on youtube and thought you might like to see it^^



    It is inspired by Hans Christian Anderon's 'The little mermaid', the story of a little mermaid who falls in love with a human and wants to be a human and have an eternal soul humans have. In order to gain soul she has to win the prince's heart but she fails as the prince marries another princess. If the mermaid kills him with the dagger before dawn breaks she can become a mermaid again and return to her home but she can not bring herself to kill him. So she just throws herself to the sea and dissolves into foam...
    And baby don't cry's lyrics are written from Prince's or someone who loves Little Mermaid's perspective.

    Don’t hesitate anymore please
    Take away my heart
    Yes, the sharper it is, the better
    Even the moonlight shut its eyes tonight

    Baby don’t cry tonight
    After the darkness passes
    Baby don’t cry tonight
    It will become as if it never happened
    You're not the one who will disappear into foam
    Something you should have never known
    So baby don't cry, cry
    My love will protect you


    One of my favourite ballads...


    Bonus: Out of context :D
     
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    You know, I fell in love with this song 7 years ago.
    Its maybe the only one song I will love all my life, im too emotional when it comes to it.

    Such a masterpiece ! I cried so many times listening to it.
     
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    Yeppp this song is timeless and knowing the lyrics makes it even more touching than it already is.... I'm craving for a ballad like this
     
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    No ballad can equal BDC for me, even today :oops: this song is powerful as f
     
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    My favourites are she's ddreaming and fall but baby don't cry comes close
     
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    The song is so good. I fell in love with this song when I heard the live ver 7 years ago. Like their whole XOXO album was legendary. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. There is no bad song in this album. No wonder it won album of the year:loverr3:
     
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    This is one of my favorite EXO songs.
    The piano gives me goosebumps.

    The song kind of makes me proud of being part Dane, and I remember once translating this song into Danish once just for fun.

    Now I think about it, the song is about him wanting her to kill him, so that she won't turn into foam...
    He wants her to do it, so that he can protect her.
    As if he is like "losing me is better than losing you." (yup, I was quoting Wonho).
    I'm unclever for not realizing that until now.
     
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    The song that cemented me as a permanent exo/baekhyun stan :siptear:

    The lyrics to this song are one of my most favorite from exo. Exo vocals already gave th song justice and reading the lyrics to just tipped me over emotionally
     
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    Yesss Exo's ballads have nice lyrics actually. Bay don't cry is also one of my faves lyrically. The chorus, rap, adlibs, runs, lyrics... everything is just on point
     
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    This song hits the hardest out of their entire catalog :(:( but i never really understand who the pov was of lol.
     
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    I need another baby don't cry, miracles in december...
     
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    Such a beautiful song. I remember listening to it on repeat when I was a new aeri.
     
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    Same. XOXO is in my top 3 albums of all times and my best Exo album. I was going through a tough time at the time I discovered Exo and listening to XOXO helped me a lot.
     
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    This is the real baby don't cry
     
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    The rap is such a beautiful and fascinating moment in the song.
     
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    Me too.
     
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