here is another opinion about Jae’s MV Mine

To be honest I’ve waited for this music video since the first teaser came out. I was looking forward to hear Jaejoong’s voice in rock songs and my expectations for this video rose a lot after the release of One Kiss. I was mostly curious about the music and I was so curious about how he would turn and twist his vocals to a rock song. In the beginning I wasn’t expecting his voice to change much but I got really positively surprised. I felt the song from a start to end and I liked the way lyrics fitted into the contexts of the song.

“MINE ”

Lyrics by Kim Jaejoong
Music by Kim Bada

넌 지독해 병에 걸린사람 같아 너
You are terrible. It’s like you are diseased, you

비명 섞인 폭주에 뱉은 독
Poison spat out in the wild runaway mixed with screams

이미 난 익숙한 독
Poison that I am already used to

왜 이렇게시끄럽게 소리지를까 OK?
Why does it scream out so loudly?

꿈은 깨줄께 왜 허무해?
I will wake up from the dream. Why, do you feel empty?

여긴 오지마 나의 바다야
Don’t come here This is my ocean

생각지도 못한 고통과 싸우기 바빠
I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of

내 바다야 나의 바다야
It is my ocean This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

(달콤한..)
(Sweet..)

달콤한 쾌락은 너무 달아 날 온통 삼켜버려
Sweet pleasure is so sweet that it swallows me up whole

왜 이렇게 시끄럽게 하고 다닐까 OK?
Why does it make so much noise OK?

울려퍼지게 말할게
I will say it so it resonates

여긴 오지마 나의 바다야
Don’t come here This is my ocean

여기마저 오염 돼버릴까 두려워
I am afraid that this place will become tainted too

내 바다야 나의 바다야
It is my ocean, This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

하지마 나의바다야
Don’t do it This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

Source (lyrics in Korean): DC JYJ Gallery
Translated by: @inheaven_wJYJ
Shared by: JYJ3

As promised the lyrics contains what Jaejoong wanted to express. His powerful vocal are supporting the lyric in the chorus and even the melody is changing with the lyrics which makes this song awesome.

I will wake up from the dream. Why, do you feel empty?

From start to an end the lyrics are expressing the words Jaejoong want us to understand. He does indirectly illustrate his feelings and emotions in this song. He is telling us the determination of the choices he made by waking up from a dream and he does ironically asks why do you feel empty when I’m the one waking up from a dream? Which also illustrates that the decision he made is only his and people should mind their own business instead of questioning his choices.

I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of

This was the phrase that made me understand a lot of things he/they had been going through all this time. Fighting against a pain he never thought that he would go through means that he came to a point where everything started to become painful and he wanted to escape this dead end.

It is my ocean This is my ocean

Ocean is known to symbolize life, hope, truth and mystery. In this context I see the ocean as his life, his hopes are in there and it completely belongs to him. That’s why the next phrase is meaningful.

Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

He made his choices and he choose this road. He is fighting against the pain and trying to survive with his hopes and dreams. What he want is peace to be able to fulfill the dreams he has. The sun is known to be the source which makes life possible and he want to feel the sun shine on him and bring him back to life.This phrase was my favorite and the most meaningful one if you ask me. The pain is there, he is fighting against it with his own hopes and dreams and the only thing he wants is that they stop blocking the sun that shines on him… To be honest I felt so strong after I listened to the song for the first time. It gives me an unknown power to fight against everything and anything. The meaningful lyrics and the strong vocals are making the listener to understand that this isn’t just a song… It’s his story (MINE as the song is called) and he wants you to listen.

As for the music video I was freaking excited after the second teaser. I know there are a lot of fangirls out there which had their dreams of a vampire-jaejoong verified and I’m happy for that but for me this music video was just the best storyline for a song like MINE. From starts to an end this music video bring the song alive.

The music video starts with a scene where we see Jaejoong in a forest where he seems to be lost. He is looking around but the only thing he sees are animals waiting for him to make a mistake.

After this brief introduction to the circumstances we see a person bound with chains. He’s trying to break through and get free. I see this person bound with chains as the inner thoughts of the lost person in the forest. He is bound with chains, not free and is being controlled by others. The music is building op the breaking point followed by the lyrics. When the part with ‘I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of’ starts he had realized that he doesn’t have to go through a pain like this anymore.

He breaks his chains and is now free and isn’t bound to anything anymore. He starts running against a group of crow and that’s where this video gets interesting. Most people see the crow as a sign of death in symbolism but death can be considered as a lot of things too. Death can be a symbol of change and transformation in order to change a part of something or someone has to die. In order to experience a new beginning, something must fall and end. So rather than focusing on the end in death I see it as a change… A new beginning.

After the happening of the point of no return we see the scenes where snakes are sneaking around Jaejoong’s neck and body those creatures can be seen as the enemies which is acting like a snake crawling sneakily around him but he isn’t afraid of his enemies. He shows it of by taking the snake in his hands and showing that he’s in control and not them.

During those scenes we see some scenes where Jaejoong’s tattoos are being showed. Somehow this makes me remember an interview he did for some time ago.

“As I’ve lived my life until now, the things that I don’t want to forget, the things that I was thankful for, and the things that I was sorry about. Those things I’ve articulated into words and have craved them onto my body.” – Kim Jaejoong

This was said during a video interview for Elle Magazine back in 2011. His words made me understand him as a person and explained me the deeper thoughts about his tattoos. He doesn’t regret anything he has been going through and he’ll keep doing what he is doing and keep believing in what he is doing as the Always Keep the Faith tattoo says. So the symbolic value of showing off his tattoos are to express that he still remembers everything and feel grateful to the experience but he’ll move on now and do what he believes is the right thing.

The last part of the video he starts running on to a some kind of a setup on the scene. He starts getting wings and he spread them proudly. Wings symbolizes freedom which fits perfectly into the context of the music video and the lyrics.

Lastly we see him raise with his wings and the light is now directed on him. He is free and nothing binds him anymore and the light can now shine on him. He is ready to any kind of a challenge and nothing can stop him from doing what he wants to do and the music video ends like that.

I liked the symbolic value of the song it does express the lyrics beautifully and the spiritual value is even more indescribable. To understand Jaejoong’s words you have to know him a little as a person and then the whole song will be even more meaningful. From the name of the song to the sound of the music this is completely Jaejoong! Her melts into the song and video to bring out and deliver his words rightfully. Describing the need to change and start a new is basically a base point for the story he wants to tell. In order to change or start a new you have to sacrifice but never forget that believing in what you are doing will lead you to freedom. If you still haven’t watched the music video yet I would highly recommend you to watch it! ^^

 

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NOTE!

I wanted to write a little note before I end this post. I just wanted to express my gratitude for those fans that keeps supporting JYJ, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu unconditionally. This was my interpretation of the song and music video so I don’t expect you guys to see or understand the same things as me so I just wanted make it clear ^^

My journey started with them back in 2007 when I first heard them their voices in Begin. It feels like I grew up together with them facing happiness and difficulties together. I feel proud looking back in time and knowing that they’ve developed into awesome persons. I want to say that I want to keep supporting JYJ as much as I can in the future and as long as I can so I hope they’ll keep singing in the future. I’m proud of you guys and I believe that nothing is capable of breaking this bound between us. 제이와이제이 화이팅! 김재중 화이팅!

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