10:06 pm - 09/24/2018

Chanyeol Shares Studio Version of His Elyxion Solo 'Hands'

The hands that steadied me when I was struggling.
The eyes that comforted me when I was crying.
The dream we dreamed together when we closed our eyes.
If I had held on to that hand just a bit tighter, if I hadn’t let go,
would I be different from what I am now?
If I’d met those eyes just a bit longer, if I hadn’t avoided them,
would I still be flying now?*

My dreams came true earlier than I expected
and the despair found me earlier, too.
The happy moments might have stopped somewhere between the two.
I pray every night, and even if I yell out, asking for an answer,
in the end every day is the same as yesterday.
The people who comfort me, and the ones behind them who mock me,
nothing has changed at all.

I looked to the ground more than the sky,
and at the footsteps I worked so hard to make being erased one by one.
There I fill with loneliness, collapsed,
and eight hands reach out to me.

When I’m worn out, I hold tightly on to eight hands.
There’s nothing else to do, we just have to overcome it all.
I go over the dreams we had together from the very beginning, and I raise my head.
The hate and betrayal filled my body,
and when I was worried whether I could overcome the anxiety they held me tighter,
I can feel the warmth of the hands patting my head.
There’s still so many hands here to hold on to me.

When I’m worn out, I hold tightly on to eight hands.
Having forgotten how to fly, I lean on those beside me,
because even with broken wings, together we can fly higher.
We have to know to forgive and love.
With my eyes closed, I heard that person’s unfamiliar voice,
and I pray to that voice once again.

When I want to give up on everything and let it all go,
and when I’m tired, I hold tightly on to eight hands.
When I’m worn out, I hold tightly on to eight hands.


* “would I still be flying now?” :: 난 아직 날고 있을까?
Implies that he is no longer flying because he avoided the person’s eyes.

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rainstormraider 25th-Sep-2018 01:57 pm (UTC)
It’s lovely!
Is this the song people are claiming sounds strikingly similar in concept and tone to Suga’s?
vintage_boom 25th-Sep-2018 02:22 pm (UTC)
It is. I didn't mention that because the only thing similar between the two songs is a similar mood and using a crescendo. People were going overboard on both sides trying to fight that out. It wasn't worth the drama.

Edited at 2018-09-25 02:29 pm (UTC)
rainstormraider 25th-Sep-2018 03:43 pm (UTC)
I got caught up on the mess and it was hilarious when some tried it by saying his rapping was the same on Promise. Rapping in K-Pop was clearly a mistake.
vintage_boom 25th-Sep-2018 04:10 pm (UTC)
Especially consider both are doing phrasing made popular by American and British rappers like there’s no originals here just enjoy which song you like.
yuujinchous 25th-Sep-2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
i remember getting super emo while listening to this on a shitty lq mixlr stream during their concert fkhskgsjksghj so i'm glad he uploaded a studio version :> i love this song a lot, especially the lyrics! i wish sm would allow him to use this style of rapping more
blck_ink 25th-Sep-2018 06:04 pm (UTC)
lynethia 26th-Sep-2018 10:08 am (UTC)
Well now I'm upset I didn't see this live when I went to their Taipei show
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