Besides his new EP, we also got a double video drop from Taeyang and the first, most advertised single, is the standout ballad of the new set.

This is a song that really does show just how much color a good voice can bring to a track.  The basic piano ballad is one of the things that can absolutely show up the issues a singer has with their voice if it is executed wrong, but Taeyang manages to show that he knows how to balance emotion and control in this performance.  He never blasts out over the threshold of what the mood of the track calls for and he still manages to make you feel his words despite not going all out with the adlibs and runs.

The lyrics are solid and really have a nice storytelling element to them.  There is a relatable nature to what he is telling us, but the words do not fall into the overly generic territory that makes you disconnect from the meaning.

It’s hard to escape the Earth Song overtones in the video and the beginning of the track, but that is where the similarities stop.  The song itself is beautiful ode to strength that the love of that special someone can bring to a person.  The production never escalates like it does on Earth Song, which wouldn’t work for the theme, and Taeyang brings a strength to the track with his tones that sounds nothing like the sadness and anger that Michael Jackson brought to his.

Translation courtesy of Kpoply.

Lyrics:
You’re mean to the end
Even the last word with your back to me
Heartlessly and toughly good bye

I got mad and I lost my control again
Screw it! today is the last day! yeah
I don’t know, I did my best
My everything is being broken because of you

Darling you
The hope in my fear is you
Darling you
At the end of the long journey
Even the world says there’s nothing lasts forever
Darling darling you
There’s no one but you for me

Until when will you cry at the drop of a hat?
Please stop, please
You’d better meet someone who doesn’t make you cry

I hate myself when I talk roughly
And I hate you more because you made me like this, yeah
Until when will we get hurt?

Even though every memories of you breaks in a moment

Darling you
The hope in my fear is you
Darling you
At the end of the long journey
Even the world says there’s nothing lasts forever
Darling darling you
There’s no one but you for me

I’m drunk by an alcohol which is called you
And I’m stumbling again
I’m wandering the maze which is called you
Darling you

I struck against the wall which is called you
So I flop on the ground
But, if it’s because of you, I’m happy

Darling you
The hope in my fear is you
Darling you
At the end of the long journey
Even the world says there’s nothing lasts forever
Darling darling you
There’s no one but you for me

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