While we’re not sure how we feel about Seventeen as a complete unit yet (it’s telling that the EP actually breaks the members down into a hip-hop unit, a vocal unit, and a performance unit for three of its five tracks), we will say that they have the ability to put out some catchy songs.  While Adore U was just kind of meh and not really worth posting on, their new single is a different story.

Mansae is pop goodness with its opening funky bassline that smooths out as the track hits the chorus and switches it up again for the second verse.  The vocals are nice and strong (of course, they should be considering there are thirteen members in this group).  The visuals are appropriately bright without getting overly cute and the dance moves are properly energetic for the mood.  All we need is for this track to make lyrical sense and they will be our new favorite mega-group.

Update:  This track is pretty good.  The lyrics make sense and the storyline in the video actually flows along with them.  While there are a lot of cliché’s in the writing, but considering what some other male groups have displayed in lyrical cohesion, this borders on brilliant by comparison.

Mansae for pop!gasa

Lyrics:
Note: “mansae” means “hurray”


Yeh Alright Say the Name Seventeen Yep

Your gestures hit right at my heart
You make me say mansae a hundred times but
After I wake up, I always say I’m so stupid

Every day in my dreams
Ah ha
You put your arms in mine
But when I wake up from this dream
Ah ha
I feel like Chulsoo without Younghee

What do I do?
My head is filled with things I wanna say
Can someone say them for me?

Vernon Let’s Go
Uh I aimed for her
If I pick one
Yeah I gotta slam dunk
If you become my female star
This will become a classic

SCoups Let’s Go
I get flustered by your mysterious eyes
Why is it so hard to say one word to you?
Dad, were you like this with mom?

I used to be a cold guy
But now I worry about you all the time
When you’re walking on the street baby
It’s dangerous so walk on the inside

Hold on girl, don’t ever fall for someone else
I’m gonna get jealous
Hold on girl
From now on, I’m gonna call you mine
I may be shy but I’m very careful
From now on, look at me my lady

Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
When you look at me

Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Every day, I dream about you

A flower called you has blossomed
I’m only looking at a flower called you
So don’t play games with me
Because I’m getting anxious

Because I’m getting anxious
You’re the only girl in this large field
In my eyes, it’s only you
Does anyone object?

I used to be a cold guy
But now I worry about you all the time
When you’re walking on the street baby
It’s dangerous so walk on the inside

Hold on girl, don’t ever fall for someone else
I’m gonna get jealous
Hold on girl
From now on, I’m gonna call you mine
I may be shy but I’m very careful
From now on, look at me my lady

Why aren’t you sleeping? I’m in front of your house
Can you come out for a moment?

No matter how busy I am, I’ll take care of you
Wherever I go, I’ll protect you

As long as I’m blind with love
I’ll entwine my fingers with yours girl

Bad Bad Bad Bad Girl
Don’t push me away anymore

Hold on girl, don’t ever fall for someone else
I’m gonna get jealous
Hold on girl
From now on, I’m gonna call you mine
I may be shy but I’m very careful
From now on, look at me my lady

Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
When you look at me

Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Mansae mansae mansae yeh
Every day, I dream about you