.. nishimura riki , small thing’s he’d do.
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loop his pinky through yours. i think niki would subconsciously do this, whenever you guys are in public he’d loop his pinky with yours so he doesn’t get lost, (or lose you). it became normal after a while of him doing it, and so whenever he does it, you let it happen.
plays with your fingers. this one also is like this ^ but i feel like he does it when he’s bored. you’d be talking to someone and he see’s your hand in your lap and he just plays with your fingers. if you have rings he’d go nuts. he’ll slide the rings from your fingers onto his and that’s his new toy. (good luck getting it back).
babies you. now i know that we all know niki dislikes getting babies by his older members but i think with his significant other he wouldn’t mind. he’s walk to you while your doing something and squish your cheeks while cooing in a high pitched voice. he’d never do it around the members though.
places blankets over you. if niki sees you asleep (or even when you’re awake) he will place a blanket over your body. he doesn’t want you to get sick especially during the colder seasons, he’ll bundle you up into a burrito before climbing on top of you to cuddle.
plays with your hair. usually niki would play with your hair when you guys are about to go to sleep. you’ll be the little spoon as he listens to you talk while playing with your hair. he’ll even massage your head if your day was stressful. niki would giggle when he starts to hear you slur your words because he knows that it’s your biggest weakness.
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[ ENHYPEN ]
lee heeseung ,
park jongseong ,
sim jaeyun ,
park sunghoon ,
kim sunoo ,
yang jungwon ,
nishimura riki ,
small thing’s he’d do.
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Heeseung(ENHYPHEN) Personality/Love Reading
DISCLAIMER: This is all ALLEGED, please take this reading with a grain of salt, the reading may not be a 100% correct and just know this is tarot, don't take it super seriously.
Cards I drew: Beggar rx, Hero/Heroine, Saboteur, Prince rx, Knight rx, Victim rx
intuitively, I get he's very a sensitive man. He can get hurt easily, and may even cry easily. It leaves him to be emotionally vulnerable, and others take advantage of this. Heeseung has co-dependency issues and will put his emotional burdens on others to the point that it is overwhelming. He does this in love too so he can come across as being smothering or possibly needy. Can become so devoted to a person it can consume him. He has a sort naive way of thinking albeit determined, he has this mentality of 'if we work hard enough, we can do anything' which isn't a bad thing but isn't always good either. He uplifts the people around him, especially his teammates, he could be a good shoulder to lean on for support and encouragement. The Knight rx only backs up what I stated earlier with him being to devoted. He's blindly loyal to those he care about but he overlooks the red flags. Leads him to being taken advantage of often. He can be a bit power hungry and will his charms and looks to get his foot in the door. Lastly he tends to wallow in his self-pity? Sometimes may even use this as an excuse to get out of things(Nothing serious but can develop into that if the behaviour continues).
a lil redundant but oh well i struggled with some of the members Warnings: not edited, this being written at 2am so it's very eh
Jungwon -Wipes your tears away with his thumbs -Tries to get you to focus on him and get your mind off of whatever made you cry -Soft words of encouragement -Asks if you want to talk about it and tries giving advice
Heeseung -I think he'd just try to get you to talk out whatever happened -Maybe orders your comfort food so you can talk it out over food? -If you don't wanna talk about it then he'll probably just try to hug the sadness out of you
Jay -Why do I feel like he'd try making you laugh? -Like he just tries taking your mind off of whatever happened by making you happy -I also have this theory that his "comfort hugs" include him hugging real tight and swaying from side-to-side -I made a whole comfort headcanon for him right here
Jake -Worried boy scoops you up in his arms so damn fast -Tries getting you to talk it out but he's not gonna force you -He has a whole "Talk, vent, distract" tactic that i explained in a different post -I don't think you would be crying for too long bc, as a wise man once said, "There's just something about Jake that makes people feel so comfortable and safe."
Sunghoon -I just suddenly had the thought of him holding your face in his hands and he just kinda gets level with you (?) -Like he'll give you a lil kiss and, like wonnie, will get you to focus on him -For some reason, I can see him saying something about how it's natural for people to cry for a numerous amount of reasons because it's linked to pain relief and it allows the body to process emotions
Sunoo -Oh no no no, you are not crying on his watch -This cheeseball is pulling out all the stops -Cuddles and sweets are his go-to with you -I feel like he'd act cute to try and get you to smile -Suddenly have the feeling that he'd try telling you stories too. idk why but i can just imagine him back hugging you and just telling cute little stories
Ni-Ki -A startled child -This kid has surprisingly good instincts when it comes to things like this but that doesn't mean that he's confident in what he's doing -He's developed a habit of bringing your head to his chest during hugs just bc he's found that it calms you quickly -I don't think he'd go the "talk it out" route unless you want to, he's more of a quiet encouragement and hugs type
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Quick preface; music is a medium of art, meaning that it is subjective and various interpretations of the song can be created, each one valid for its own reasons. This extremely long analysis is just what I believe the song to mean - it's just for fun and for me to display my thoughts in a coherent way - besides that, I hope you enjoy!
This has been proof-read once, so I'm sorry for any inconvenience my spelling errors may provide :)
(AND THE ANALYSIS CONTINUES UNDER THE CUT!)
She's In The Rain - The Rose; A Line By Line Dissection
Constructed upon the sounds of a classic ballad, the essence of ‘She’s in the Rain’ by the Rose is a bitter comfort with its overarching theme of mental turmoil and support. It captures a vast audience due to the song’s enticing way of conveying such heavyweight ideas. A delicate and soft harmony between the acoustic guitar and drums frames the song, broadening its range during the chorus to capture its passionate tone. By balancing the two ends of the same scope, the intricate grace of the song is personified as a tranquil aura that wraps around the listeners, a sense of ease created in the span of four minutes. As the music plays, a story forms within the lyrics - only enhanced by the instrumental accompaniment - coming to display the tragic sublimity behind the narrative.
Do you hear me?
Grey light and a gloomy misty day [회색빛 안개 덮인 Gloomy day]
I’m afraid my eyes are covered [눈앞이 가려진 게 두려워]
I’m not interested in anything anymore (I lost my hope in everything), No whoa [이젠 아무것도 흥미가 안 나 No woah]
Leading the listener into the song, the first sound they hear is the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar, followed by the vocals. Voice remaining light, almost replicating a whisper, the first line states a simple question, “Do you hear me?”. It’s a simple question to the listener, but as the song continues, it becomes evident it goes beyond surface level - within the first few seconds, such a clear question forms the skeleton for the route the rest of the song will follow. Returning to the question, it asks the listener if they can hear the character of the song, and as mentioned previously, the voice is gentle - like they aren’t used to using their voice to speak - in this case - sing. A quiet plea, in spite of that, there is no noise to disrupt from hearing those words properly, it's as if there was purposely no other noise in order to not drive away from hearing those three words. To me, it illustrates an image of someone finally speaking up, there’s an aura of hopefulness hanging on those words and it’s felt right from the moment they are sung - like this is the first time someone truly took the time to listen to what the character of this story has to say.
Right after, the next line falls into a similar trope, seemingly being a description of the weather; “Grey light and a gloomy misty day”. What captures this line is the choice of adjectives used - and it may be I am looking too far into it, but even so, the descriptors (grey, gloomy, and misty) aren’t just used to describe objects, they also fall under the umbrella of personal character as well, usually relating to a branch of something negatively impacting a person. Often correlated with being monotonous, grey is a term equated to circumstances being dull or dreary, be it a person or a situation. Gloomy - or gloom - is linked with sadness, dejection or melancholy, as well as diverging on a second path of connecting with hopelessness, despair. Either way, the word holds a great resemblance to the ideology of pessimism. Misty is one that doesn’t fit into the format of negativity as easily as gloomy and grey do, however, the direct meaning of misty is ‘abounding in or clouded by mist’ - still doesn’t make sense, does it? Have you ever tried looking through fog or mist? Outlines of objects grow indistinct, surrounding almost blurring together; everything goes obscure, the environment and situation grows vague to the human eye and it's hard to get through. The entirety of this line is a metaphor in itself, under the guise of simplicity, defining the setting of which the story of the song is going to take place in - both literally and emotively, the audience is presented with a downcast character whose outlook on their circumstance is bleak; nearly hopeless. And yet, the grounds for why remain undetermined, allowing the listener to place themselves in the moment with their struggle as a possible catalyst for the lyrics.
“I’m afraid my eyes are covered” has to be one of numerous favourite lines, as there is nothing in this verse indicating why the protagonist’s eyes are covered, either as a direct or interpretive manner. In some asian cultures, the concealing of the eyes is associated with three fundamental morales: respect, modesty or submission. In addition, western cultures follow the sentiment of eyes corresponding with the principle of honesty. In this way covering the eyes, by wearing sunglasses and so on, can mean mystery or deceit, furthering the idea of not seeing the whole truth. Various other symbolism of eyes can also be taken into account, and while any notion can be formatted to fit the context of the line - my favourite has to be the western ideology of honesty. If we involve the past two lines, they both provided the assumption the protagonist is in a tough spot, that there is an obstacle making their life harder - personally, this line displays the message while the character is currently struggling, they don’t know the complete scope of whatever is causing them this unhappiness. Their eyes are covered because their mind is zoned in on the negative of their situation, they’re - in a way - blinded to everything else.
Then comes the next line, “I’m not interested in anything anymore, no whoa”, or having been translated to “I lost my hope in everything, no whoa”, as well - it was hard enough to find which one is more true but luckily, they both work in the context of the song and allows room to place whatever interpretation to fit. This way, the connotation of the line shifts depending on what mood I’m in on a certain day, but usually, my view remains constant. Throughout this whole verse, the presentation of despondency is persistent, and is even more so apparent now. Losing interest in certain areas of life is a symptom people face when they are going through some mental health struggle. Hope is what fuels motivation, without it, there is no reason to try, and people lose their original excitement when it comes to activities. Either translation points to this sentiment, as they both compliment each other in the way of connecting unhappiness with a loss of attentiveness. Linking back to the story, the character lets us know their satisfaction or appeal for their life is depleting, their desire to continue persisting has grown thin.
Do you hear me?
I walk down the street, [and see] a different way [거리를 걷다 보니]
I look back, and there’s no one (nothing) there [뒤돌아보니 아무도 없네]
The dreams that chase me, I follow them, no whoa [내가 쫓던 꿈들이 날 따라와 No whoa]
Right at the beginning of this verse is when the repetition of the first line in the song is said, “Do you hear me?” The same hopeful-esque sound remains present. It’s as if the protagonist is looking for confirmation with that restatement, like they’re hoping the listener is still there - listening. Continuing to remain gentle, the question doesn’t pose any sort of standoff-ish behaviour, more so revealing a vulnerability to the already-open character.
“I walk down the street, [and see] a different way” is what I perceive to be a resolution developing for the character of the song - you know, a version of the ‘light at the end of the tunnel spiel. Street is synonymous with the words ‘path’ and ‘way’, which are both terms typically used when describing journey’s of self-development - examples being either striving to achieve certain goals or overcoming personal obstacles. By adding “[and see], as presented in some translations of this song, it reflects a contrast between the third line in the first verse of the eyes of the character being covered. Because the words state the protagonist “sees'' a different way, it presents the possibility they’ve slowly taken their gaze off the path they were currently treading - which in turn shows some sort of progression from the last verse, where the character had their eyes covered, a symbolism for not being able to see the complete scope of their situation and surroundings. ‘
Following that, “I look back, and there's no one [nothing] there,” is something that slightly threw me off. Hadn’t the lyrics just stated the character just seen a different way? How could it disappear within a few seconds of the instrumental? And that is where my interpretation is formed - the character had a moment of awareness where the truth of their circumstances were brought before them, but like a passing thought, it didn’t last long, disappearing moments after it arrived. Mirroring how the mind words, it puts the thought process people go through when battling their inner-demons - everyone has flashes of comprehension set in, yet sometimes logic goes out the window since we’re human and we are bound to fall into the control of our heart instead of our brains. So, it makes sense that when the character finally gazes upon a different path, it’s gone within just as quickly because they’re so zoned in on what they are feeling, wanting or needing, anything which doesn’t fit into their perception is brushed off with acknowledgement or ignorance.
“The dreams that chase me, I follow them, no whoa” furthers my previous point. Growing fixated on certain ideologies, hobbies or people causes a distance to grow between a person and the rest of their life. So far, it's been deciphered the character seems to be detached - to an extent - from their life formerly. Nothing brings them the emotions he used to feel, and no one they desire or know are there with them. Contrarily, they continue to pursue their aspirations, dreams and whatnots. Though, the line isn’t “the dreams that I chase,” but “the dreams that chase me”, which sounds kind of contradicting. Dreams don’t chase people, they’ve always been targets people aim for, some landing the target and others continuing to try - so the statement refutes itself within the same sentence. However, it is my belief that the line is relevant to my previous point of being one-track-minded on a specific path, causing a person to ignore everything else. One of the many definitions of ‘chase’ provided by OxfordLanguages is to ‘drive or cause to go in a specific direction. Bearing in mind, it could be the dreams pursuing the protagonist may not be any accomplishment they’re trying to aim for - they are goals that the character desires desperately and they’re being held over their head, coaxing the character to stick to a path that causes them heavy turmoil with the unspecified promise of achieving their hopes. It parallels the the ideology of “sacrifices are necessary to achieve success”, while true in some measure, relinquishing mental health, relationships or anything of the sort for something isn’t the route anyone should go on - if you are giving up so much for a single dream, it’s not worth the torture you have to put yourself through. But the character doesn’t fully understand, which causes them to continue pursuing this suffering with the belief that it’s going to be worth it, despite knowing the end-result will remain undetermined until the end.
I’m dying inside, I wanna think that it’s a lie, why, why
I scream and shout, yet there is no answer [소리쳐 외쳐봐도 대답이 없네]
A pouring loneliness in the rain, rain, rain [쏟아지는 외로움 In the rain, rain, rain]
One of the lines that - as I see it - is deeply striking, “I’m dying inside, I wanna think that’s a lie, why, why” has such a heavy implication of pain that I bet everyone has felt, even if it was just for a second. The phrase “dying inside” has grown fairly common in recent years - recent years in which the rate of stress, depression, and anxiety have been the highest ever recorded. “Dying inside”, according to my stance on the word, is the detonation of a negative change in a person - more specifically, losing that zest for life, it occurs when someone grapples with moving forward, becoming stuck in their internal pain; the grief hurting them in a manner that feels as though they are slowly killing them, chipping away at their vitality. Metaphorically, dying is the permanent loss of something since death is irreversible; dying inside is a process the flame of liveliness in a person fizzling out, sputtering, flickering, shaking, until at a point, it will completely go out. Harbouring their own conflicts, these issues are slowly eating away at the protagonist’s humanity, working like parasites - the longer they stay, the faster they gnaw away at any passion the character could hold for life, any positives that could be there slowly lose their appeal, which in turn, leaves an absence of pleasure about life.
Another unsparing line, “I scream and shout, yet there is no answer” exudes strain. As established, the protagonist is isolated from the grander public, be it in actuality or just what they believe mentally, which is a reasonable point to why there is no reply. To scream is to convey danger - hence fear - but also heighten the awareness of both the person screaming and the person listening. By selecting ‘scream’ as a word used in the sentence, I believe that the character is not in danger but is fearful of something, possibly afraid of failing, or a fear developed from feeling unsure of what to do - my bet is leaning towards the latter. The character’s dream is what causes them to continue down the path they are on - and as indicated prior - with no one else as support, meaning that if they do try to ask or speak, no one will be able to hear them or contribute to their thoughts, no matter how much they yell. ‘Shouting’ is a method used to gain dominance in a situation, by becoming loud, it forces the other person into submission - one could also label it an intimidation tactic. Along with screaming, by shouting, the character is trying to gain control of a situation in which they don’t have any. It’s clear to the listener that because they are so isolated, there is no one to have tyranny over besides themselves. Because of that, I see it as they’re trying to make sense of their current circumstance, and yelling into this response-less void is a means to manage that confusion. There is no possible way to get an answer from yourself if you’re confused on something, that’s illogical on so many levels, it reasonable to assume there is no answer because the character is directing these questions at a figurative person, a person who is actually them without them comprehending that just yet.
Right before the chorus, the line of “A pouring loneliness in the rain, rain, rain,” is sung out. At this stage, its well acknowledged the character is alone. When something’s poured, it flows out quickly and in large quantities at once - its why people associate ‘pouring rain’ with thunderstorms. Regardless, this is the first time that the main character directly states their recognition of the position they’re in - they’ve realized their loneliness. In multiple works of literature, rain is symbolism for change and/or unhappiness - it is known to transform environments, in a metaphorical stance, it represents change in people, often tying in with a sort of negative emotion. Based on those two ideas, it’s best to assume the character has been hit with a wave of realization of their loneliness in a time where some sort of shift is occurring in them. This shift is most likely the single-minded focusness of the character slowly dissipating, revealing larger chunks of things they’ve missed both spiritually and around them.
She’s in the rain
When I look at beautiful you [아름다웠던 널 그려보면]
The passing time stops [흘러가버린 시간이 멈춰]
It's hard to even open my eyes now
No whoa, she’s in the rain
One of the most addictive choruses, this verse strikes a warm intensity within me. “She’s in the rain,” is an analogy for unhappiness or sorrow. In the context of a movie or book, when there is the need to portray a character’s sadness on screen or in words, the image of a person standing in the downpour is a classic stereotype to return to. This may be because - in a way - rain is cruel in the sense it blocks out sunlight, which is associated with light and warmth, a counterpoint to the depressing ideology tied to rain. It literally makes our days much gloomier and greyer, looping back to the first verse discussing the weather. Naturally, this further cements the relation between these two lines. Having said that, this line isn’t referencing the character the listener has been trailing, instead they point out a female, stating that she’s also in the rain. We’ve already set up the protagonist in the rain, but this is a new character. She seems to be going through a similar issue, clearly in some sort of pain for her to be in this “rain”. Under the scope of the metaphorical translation, the protagonist recognizes this too, continuing to watch this new figure into the second line.
“When I look at beautiful you” which has also been translated to a completely different line, “If I draw you who was beautiful”, they continue to watch her. One constant in each translation is that ‘beautiful’ is used. Expanding on the concept of what beauty is, an article on National Geographic describes it as less about aesthetics and more about self-awareness and individuality - my favourite sentence in this article being “modern beauty doesn't ask us to come to the table without judgment. It simply asks for us to come presuming everyone in attendance has the right to be there.” I would have to apply that message to this line, beautiful is now relative to having individuality, so when you see someone out in the world, you should remember that no matter their circumstance - they have a right to be there. This girl that has so easily caught the attention of the protagonist has every right to be there as well, her situation may be alike or completely different but it doesn’t mean that she can’t wallow in her grief. Though, as mentioned, beauty is relative, the standard is constantly shifting depending on a person - it's a subjective concept, ergo, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While the situation both of them are in is dull, the character is able to still find beauty within it.
Focusing on her beauty, the next line expands on this, “The passing time stops” provides a more hyperbolized way of stating how taken the protagonist is. When time ‘stops’ or ‘freezes’, it is used to describe the sensation someone feels when they’re in awe - an overwhelming feeling of admiration. Jennifer Aaker, a marketing professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, puts it best, “When we focus on the present, we become more aware of nuanced changes in our emotions, physical sensations, and aspects of the surrounding environment.” I would say for the first time, the character has become conscious of their surroundings, which is why they came across the girl in the first place - they’ve begun to realize. Aaker continues on, “When we become more aware of these changes, our experiences are sliced up into meaningful segments, and this makes our time seem fuller and more expansive and plentiful.” This makes the belief that the character is in awe of this girl more believable, as they fit the description provided - they’ve come to be aware, and because of that, noticing something as simple as another person - albeit, they might find them attractive - becomes that much more enticing. Melanie Rudd explains that only two things are required to create a moment of “awe”: perceptual vastness and a need for accommodation. Awe is what causes most people to feel they need to revise their personal views on their thinking or reflect on how they understand the world. So, a mundane moment like looking upon a pretty girl can strike that sensation of stopping time - because it fits the criteria required. Something as simple as that, clearly struck a chord in the protagonist - by continuing to listen to the song, the audience comes to find out what it is.
“It’s hard to even open my eyes” references back to the third line in the first verse of having one’s eyes covered. A phrase commonly used is “blinding beauty”, despite what most think, this phrase is more so linked with character-al beauty than physical. If beauty - as the public perceives it - was blind, the only other judge of prettiness would be based on a person’s character. Overall, your eyes are useless if your mind is ignorant to the internal beauty of another. But the character never outright claims that they cannot open their eyes - it's hard but it means they still can. I believe that this is them looking beyond just the looks of the girl, and further into her expressions and mannerisms - noticing the smaller quirks about her, which provide an insight to the rest of her “beauty”, her mentality and anything else that makes up her. But I’ve also processed it so that her beauty can be correlated with “light”, and staring into something so bright - be it metaphorically or literally - can make anyone’s head turn. Take the example of a bright smile, or the sun - they can both be described as bright but staring at a smile for too long can make someone “light-headed” in the sense it's too much, and the sun can burn your retinas.
A repeat of the first line in the chorus with the addition of ‘no whoa,’ “No whoa, she’s in the rain,” hits much harder now than it did before. Listening to the instrumental in the background, the guitar and drums disappear when ‘she’s in the rain’ is said, and it reminds me of understanding. When shown in movies or books, a character coming to a realization is one of the most plot-relevant moments, it’s where - ironically - time stops. To put that sensation into a way for the audience to feel it too, taking away the background sound at the exact same time was the best possible way to portray it. At first, it was like the thought that this girl was also in the rain was a passing thought - something that, they obviously acknowledged but didn’t pay much mind too - well not as much as I did - but the second time around, they’ve been hit with a wave of perception, truly grasping the gravity of what’s going on. There have been sparks of awareness before this line, but this is where the protagonist is truly cornered with the significance of the situation this girl is in, and in turn themselves. By noticing when someone else is in a bad position, it can open another’s eyes to the fact they may be in a similar spot without recognizing at first. Right after, is when the instruments all come in at once with a burst, symbolizing the opposite of a frozen moment - it represents the weight of situation crashing down upon the character in waves, time coming back to its normal speed and resembling the effect that this new observation has upon the protagonist - he realizes that he is not the only one.
Do you hear me?
Even if you’re hurt, you don’t show it [아파도 아픈 티 안내는 너]
I’m too afraid to see the end [끝이 보이는 게 너무 두려워]
Your eyes are already so lifeless, no whoa [너의 눈엔 이미 생기가 없어 No woah]
This is the third repeat of the same line, “Do you hear me?” but this is the first time that it has been shown that the protagonist isn’t directing this at a void or the listener - this time, there is another person. Easily deciphered, the question is directed towards the girl, the character is calling out for her attention, hoping that she does hear their voice. An aura of insecurity still laces those words, and can be felt - it is as if they’re still unsure if they’re being heard but by the numerous times they’ve asked the question, there is a growing confidence developing behind them each time. However, there is a softness towards them as well, a light and comforting sense that mimics someone slowly approaching something - or someone - vulnerable. We can assume since both people in the song are in tough situations, approaching in the manner that the protagonist is because they want to ensure they don’t scare the first person they’ve truly acknowledged away.
Such a simple observation, but it’s intense because of that - “Even if you’re hurt, you don’t show it” is powerful because it brings recognition to the fact that the girl may be hurting. The protagonist also adds the fact that even if she is, she is not daring to show those feelings. A reason why this line resonates with me so much is because of how many people have been in a similar situation to this girl. As humans - or just people who feel emotions deeply - we have a tendency to try and ignore them, viewing any sort of negative feeling like anger or sadness as a flaw, because there is such an intense response ignited within us. Emotions that we classify as “negative” can cause people to act irrationally, functioning with their heart more than logic - and it can lead to regretting those actions later on. But following what we feel is apart of being human, we’ve evolved in a way that our emotions act as much of a guide as our brains; experiencing these negative emotions is important to our overall health, people who allow themselves to feel are more in control of their thoughts and behaviours because they are able to comprehend and analyze the root cause behind them - or they try to at least. However, it’s hard to agree with that state of mind all the time because being hurt in any form - physical or mental - is like a defeat. I’ve gone through this multiple times - showing hurt can make anyone feel like they’ve lost, because showing hurt means that you are exposing your vulnerability to a vaster audience, and it leaves you exposed without barriers - letting anyone look in, it lets anyone see you suffer. Being in that position is so demeaning, as those parts of us are the most secret for a reason - we don’t want to be viewed as weak, so by any means, we try to keep that part hidden - just like the girl is doing.
“I’m afraid to see the end” is the next line. ‘The end’ has various meanings, depending on what someone believes - it can refer to the to eventually reach or come to the completion of some sort of action, or reach a point and not go further, and even a final part to something. There’s obviously more, but most people often think of these three. Personally, only one of them fits the context of the song best - coming to the completion of an action. With a simple re-listen to the second verse, the character had mentioned following through with their dreams, and they were so stream-lined on their quest. This is the first time they see someone else, someone else struggling like they are - and as presented in the previous line, the character is seeing a few parallels between their own behaviour and the girl’s. We can assume that their eyes aren’t covered anymore, well not completely, but they still are uncertain about aspects of coming to terms with their life. Being scared is common when it comes to uncertainty, it’s normal to fear things we don’t know - coming to the end of something fits into the category of the unknown, because the result is going to remain undetermined until one reaches that point. It makes sense why the protagonist is afraid, it's because they don’t know if their efforts will pay-off, the anxiety of possibly wasting their time over their situation was the right thing to do, and still, they are unable to find out just yet.
Another loved line, “Your eyes are already so lifeless, no whoa,” is a line that I cannot get out of my head. Eyes that are so lifeless - it just sticks within my mind. If we were to go by a textbook definition, it means to be lacking qualities expressive of life or vigor. It’s such a bland explanation for a sentence that clearly holds a deeper message than what is stated. To be lifeless is to be dead, a permanent ending of one’s life. And since death is irreversible, it demonstrates the fact that returning is not a viable option, you are forever trapped in a state where - as people describe the concept of death - control slowly slips from your grasp, a sudden coldness overtaking your senses and profound terror of what happens next, are all that someone can feel. I don’t fear death, but almost subconsciously, I associate it with being coldness with death - both in the sense of actual death or a more metaphorical take on it - because being cold and being dead/lifeless result in a person being disengaged from their world, slowly shutting out both the good and the bad, to grow isolated and by themselves. They become distant. To those who are close to the person whose growing distant, it hurts to see them drag through constant pain and knowing that you cannot help them because either they’ve accepted this misery so they don’t see an issue with it or they have not but cannot reach out for help because they are trying so hard to deny the pain. That is what being lifeless means to me - dragging through life on repeat with no purpose, like on a constant loop where nothing is fulfilled but just continues on. Eyes are one of the most expressive features we have as humans, that is why besides being associated with honesty, respect, and so on - they have been labelled as ‘gateways into the soul’ because of said expressive-ness. Furthermore, the soul is the essence of being alive, composed of the components that make up an individual: reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, thinking and so on. Based on that onslaught of information, the line is describing how the girl in the song is losing her sense of self to the hardships she’s facing, her adoration for life has slipped away. The pain that gnawed at her love, killed the light that would’ve been in her eyes, leaving her lifeless, dead.
She’s dying inside
She wants to think that it's a lie, why, why
No matter how much I try to call, there’s no answer [애타게 불러봐도 대답이 없네]
Pouring raindrops, in the rain, rain, rain [쏟아지는 빗방울 in the rain, rain, rain]
While nearly identical to “I’m dying inside”, the first line replaces the ‘I’ with ‘she’, looking at the situation from a different angle. Returning to the explanation provided for the previous version of the line, it holds the same meaning - to die inside is to lose that flame of liveliness one previously held, it is to become trapped in internal pain that it slowly eats away at one’s appreciation for life. The explanation fits well with the protagonist when the line applied to them, but manages to also be relevant to the girl. Her ambition, motivation - whatever it may be that keeps her going - is slowly slipping through her fingers, leaving an emptiness that cannot be filled with meaningless words or by trying to ignore it with overworking or baseless distractions. She is dying, and that idea is creeping in her, not completely exposed on the outside. This battle is internal, and she refuses to let it slip outside onto her face, or through her emotions. The line of her eyes being so lifeless makes more sense now, eyes are the gateway to the soul as mentioned, so it’s the first place where people can have a glimpse into who someone is on the inside - and if she’s dying, the first place where it would be noticeable, is through her eyes, because the soul that is kept behind them is decaying.
Just like the line before it, “She wants to think that it’s a lie, why, why” only has one word changed, changing the perspective the audience has on the song. Death, in a distant way, can be related to the concept of failing. In a more literal sense, one can die from failure, heart failure or kidney failure are examples of this - our body is unsuccessful in meeting our necessary demands, and when it isn’t able to carry through with vital tasks, the results are fatal because those inconsistencies can lead to a person passing away. With a more philosophical stance, failure, as described in psychology, essentially means we are not able, and therefore, unworthy. Tying the two concepts together, death and failure share the similarity of being successful in something - death occurs when we’re unable to keep our body alive, and failure happens when we are unsuccessful in achieving a certain task. Both come with negative connotations, but what sticks out to me is, as humans, our fear of failure is immense - we would rather try multiple times to correct a failure than outright acknowledge it, or it takes continuous convincing to get us to see our shortcomings. The girl in the song’s shortcoming is that she is in fact dying in a way, but doesn’t want to acknowledge that fact. Dying, it seems, is sort of like failing in her eyes, bringing attention to it would mean she’s lost against the world, being in this ‘rain’ is protecting her from facing the possibility of not being her ideal image of ‘well’.
“No matter how much I try to call, there’s no answer,” it’s a play on the third verse’s version of this line. Instead of screaming or yelling out, the main character is calling out - this time, with the knowledge that another person is there. Calling out is to speak in a loud clear voice so as to be heard even from a distance, it’s a word used when stating you’re trying to grab someone’s attention. In this case, the protagonist is calling out to the girl, trying to get her attention. Regardless if they’re screaming, yelling or calling out, there is no response. If calling out is a way to grab attention, why isn’t it working right now? To me, this shows the desolation that comes with being trapped in your own head. At the beginning of the song, the audience trailed behind the protagonist, following their train of thoughts, only able to hear what the character was going through, but when they opened up their worldview, more things appeared before them, including the girl. Now, whilst their perspective is clearing up, they are able to view what it was like to feel so alone through observing the girl. She’s so confined within her own mind which causes her to tune out her surroundings, including someone speaking directly towards her. I’d go as far as to say many have been in similar positions where we’ve been so caught up in our sentiments, subconsciously, our brain tunes everything else out. It’s the best way to describe what’s happening in this line, the girl is trapped within herself to a point where she’s almost on another level where no one can truly communicate with her in a manner that would satisfy either.
Like all the other lines in this verse, “Pouring raindrops, in the rain, rain, rain” is an iteration of verse three, third line. In the mentioned former line, its stated rain is a symbolism for change and/or happiness. It’s my belief that statement still holds up when it comes to this line, the only difference I remain fixated on is “pouring raindrops” instead of the aforementioned “pouring loneliness”. Rainfall, ergo falling raindrops, are known to symbolize many things, one of those many outlooks being each droplet symbolizes a pause for introspection. There’s more standpoints as well, the reason I bring this one up specifically is because of how well it fits the song’s overall narrative. When it's pouring outside, it points to the fact there’s an onslaught of raindrops, leading to heavy rain, thunderstorms and whatnot. If each droplet accounts for a moment to observe one’s own mental health, a bunch of them means to truly delve into one’s inner-workings, and self-analyze. I associate the word ‘pour’ with ‘wave’, it may be because either can relate to water, but its also due to how strong either can be - a crashing wave can topple a person, pouring rain can drench you from head to toe - both are just as overwhelming. Applying the same logic to being confronted with self-reflection, the emotions linked with learning more about deep-rooted issues and beliefs can be overwhelming. To have such a revelation in a moment of change, is necessary for making improvements, and that’s my interpretation is the way it is - because both concepts flow so well into another.
She’s in the rain
When I look at beautiful you [아름다웠던 널 그려보면]
The passing time stops [흘러가버린 시간이 멈춰]
It’s hard to open my eyes even now [이젠 눈을 뜨기조차 버거워]
No whoa, she’s in the rain
Holding more meaning that it leads on, this verse is central to how the song is shaped, but I won’t go over each line because I already have, and there’s no variation from what was stated prior, and I’m confident in the fact that what I stated before continues to hold up here.
Your traces spread in my memory [내 기억 속에내너의 흔적이번져]
As if the rain has soaked it up [빗물의 흠뻑 젖은 것처럼]
I lost track of where to go [갈 곳을 잃은 채]
Coloured by reality, in your frozen tears [현실에 물들어얼어붙은네 눈물 속에]
Returning back to the protagonist’s thoughts, “Your traces spread in my memory” displays how specific moments remain ingrained in our memories. The use of “your” presents the audience with a scene, in which the protagonist is directly speaking to the girl - even though it’s been established, she’s unable to hear anything they’re saying. In the chorus, the idea that time stops is due to the fact the main character is so taken by the girl - in awe of her. That narrative is necessary when thinking about this verse, specifically this line - her presence is what is being captured in the character’s memory although she hasn’t done anything interesting yet - all the audience and the protagonist have to go off of is; she’s beautiful, and she’s in a similar setting. It’s pretty mundane, if you think about it, but for some reason, the character’s mind has deemed it important enough to be something memorable. But if we reference what I stated for the chorus, the reason time slows down for the character is because they’re in awe - these feelings of wonder are what materialize memories. Think about it, the memories you return to most or remember vividly are moments that brought forth are the ones that bring catharsis - consequently, awe fits into that category as it fits the criteria of a strong emotion. So based on this, I believe that her traces are spreading in the character’s memory because they’re trying to savour the moment, allowing it to take control of most of their headspace. It’s a moment that brought them realization, opening them up to the world - that’s a valuable moment, so it makes sense that it's being imprinted in the character’s thoughts.
A continuation of the previous line, “As if the rain has soaked it up” is a simile allowing comparison between the metaphorical link of rain being soaked up and one’s mind internalizing something. When rain falls onto the ground, there’s always something to absorb it, it could be the cracks in the pavement or the grass utilizing it to allow plants to thrive - our minds work in a way that is comparable, human brains are recognized for their abilities to process and contain bountifuls of information. But I wouldn’t compare our brains to rain for that, they share a more likeness to a sponge, but then again, using sponge would’ve thrown off the vibe of the song - and people perceive words differently too, so I can suspend my reservations - but despite that, either way, the rain soaking up things is an analogy used to make it easier for the audience to visualize the previous sentence.
“I lost track of where to go,” another line referring to the possibility the protagonist is coming to terms with what’s holding them back or the pains in their life. Tying it to a previous verse, where they had stated something about walking down a path, and in the same verse, talking about following their dreams, this fits into the same branch. In that verse, there was confidence behind what they had spoken, affirming they knew where they were going, and what they were doing, but here, the line proves otherwise, with the character admitting they don’t know what they’re doing. It can be interpreted that if they’re still on the same path that they were in the beginning of the song, their trust in if their actions are right is wavering. But clearly, they aren’t on that path, because they’ve clearly mentioned, they’re lost - unable to find one’s way or ascertain one’s whereabouts, as well as confused or helpless. This definition fits best with the character’s current stance, creating a visualization of uncertainty that they’re surely facing when coming to terms with the truth. Not only that, this can also be processed as another method of admitting one’s shortcomings, while they were confident at the beginning of the song of being on the right path, it may not be that way anymore - and it’s a common occurrence in us as people, to believe we are right at first but slowly grow less sure when things aren’t going as we had seen them.
A fairly abstract line, “Coloured by reality, in your frozen tears” is so poetic, exceeding any other line in this song. Less direct than the rest, this line is more up for interpretation as the wording allows for more flexibility with its meaning. But one thing that I firmly believe is that this line is still directed towards the girl. Different colours hold different meanings, red for passion, green for balance, and so on - reality is made up of a diverse range of colours, they surround humanity in multiple ways, allowing us to process them in various methods. Some people are more spiritual than others, associating colors with some divine meaning, others are more literal with assigning colours to things with just the basis of aesthetics - either route, both are viable choices when it comes to colour. With that as a basis, to me, being coloured by reality is seeing the abundance of shades that make up the human experience. Each colour represents a moment, but the definition of those colours vary depending on the person, people can associate what colour they want with whatever situation they deem right. Like colours, each experience has a different connotation, for example, red can be linked with a memory of anger while purple works for a day where you got to pretty yourself up. No matter what, moments differentiate, just like colours do - and reality is made up of these differing moments, hence, colours. That is what ‘coloured by reality’ means, in my eyes, at least. The line continues on, with “in your frozen tears” - for some odd reason, my first thought is that as proven prior, the girl maintains a tough façade - “even though you’re hurt, you don’t show it” - its likely her tears are frozen in the sense that she can’t bring herself to cry, because again, it shows a sign of weakness to her. Frozen is being held in a fixed state for a period of time, and if someone harbours the fear of showing any weakness, they’ll try to keep up the façade of poise, holding back any sort of reaction. In its entirety, the line is a metaphor for how the many colours - memories, both good and bad - are reflected in the girl’s eyes, even though she is trying to keep them hidden. It may be because eyes are the most expressive feature, but even if one tries to keep their composure, eyes reveal the most, clearly, it’s what shows the girl’s true feelings even if she doesn’t want to admit them openly.
She’s in the rain
You wanna hurt yourself, I’ll stay with you
You make yourself go through the pain
It’s better being held than holding on
We’re in the rain
A repeat of the same line, “She’s in the rain” still holds the same reasoning as its predecessor, so I would apply the same meaning here, as lines have no deviation for another.
Though, right after, is such a blunt line, “You wanna hurt yourself, I’ll stay with you,” doesn’t need much reading between the lines or deciphering, it’s right there with no sugar-coating. A part of the girl’s motive is revealed, she wants to hurt herself in some way. I can’t explain this line much due to the fact it's so direct, but it has substance beyond its surface. People hurt themselves for various reasons, a common one being it’s an outlet or escape from other pains. Research has found that self-inflicted pain aids in stopping intense emotions from developing any further, and that oddly enough, the pain felt relieving. The same logic could be what’s running through the girl’s head, believing that hurting herself is better than having someone else inflict the pain - I mean, it seems like a better solution if one didn’t look further than that. What softens this blow is those four simple words after, “I’ll stay with you,” the implication is not much, in spite of this, that’s all that is required to make someone feel noticed. Stories of depression, anxiety, and so on detail the loneliness felt by the victims, how no one dared to ask how the person was doing or lend a hand, which often led to disastrous consequences afterwards. To those who did have a supporting hand, the suffering felt less difficult, recovering from a low point was much easier - bearing that in mind, it's why people encourage having support links in case they fall into a bad situation. Hearing just those words, allows people who are at their lowest to recognize there are people they can trust, they’re not alone even if they feel as though they are. By staying with this girl, the protagonist is showing her that people do take notice of scenarios like this, not everyone is going to brush over it like she believes they would - it’s a method of realizing people do care.
“You make yourself go through the pain,” is modified from the line right before this, the undertones slightly diverging from the previous sentence’s link. Focusing more on the aspect of explaining the girl purposely makes herself suffer, it implies that her pain is more from an internalized source than outside. Besides the reasons provided of an outlet, relief or controlling emotion - some inflict injury on themselves as a way to self-punish for any perceived wrongdoings, it shares relations to the previous points, but this is from more of a self-loathing angle. From my analyzation, my perception of the girl is she’s independent, she holds a deep disdain for failure and is prideful - this might be me self-projecting, but I’m going to roll with it - it makes sense if she were to believe her efforts, on whatever she’s trying to achieve, aren’t enough, punishing herself is the best option. Under the guise of self-criticization, it allows her to get away with crumbling her self-worth, hurting herself mentally to the point her self-esteem is non-existent. All of this done for the sole purpose of not feeling good enough, and going through the pain is just a part of the process to her, because in her eyes, she deserves it.
My favourite line by far, one that’s stuck with me since the first listen, “It’s better being held than holding on,” evoked such a powerful emotional response from me, and continues to do so, every listen makes it feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and the feeling is addicting. When situations get tough - and they do, a lot - one’s sanity or will to continue grows thin, to a degree where you don’t have the desire to continue but some force - be it stubbornness, or the tiniest bit of faith - you can’t bring yourself to let go. Just trying to hold onto that little scap can be exhausting, even more effort than you’d care to put in. Being held relieves some of that anguish, it provides a security blanket and the sense someone else is there if you need their assistance or just the fact a second presence can feel comforting. It’s easier to have someone hold your hand when you’re hanging off a cliff than be forced to endure that alone, being held makes it all easier. While this is the explanation that I’ve come up with, I’d say I’m still realizing its meaning because I struggle with accepting support, and that’s likely another reason I click with it so well.
“We’re in the rain” is, in my eyes, such a pleasant change because with only the slightest difference in wording, the whole aura of its definition shifts. Being alone can cause more grief than having someone because the burden of your suffering is just yours to bear, making its weight much heavier on your mind. With another by your side, the heaviness is much lighter because the force isn’t on solely you. If the rain symbolizes negativity, or change, depending on what you view it as, having another person allows you to not stand in the downpour by yourself. Alone, you are trapped with your despair, those thoughts keeping you company, recycling the same words over and over again. With nothing to suppress them, it allows the cycle of low self-esteem to continue, which further damages any appreciation you could hold for the life you have. Having another by your side keeps you distracted, directing your attention to a different topic, silencing the negativity - even for a moment. Though, this would mean that the other person would have to stand in the rain with you, it’s not necessarily bad, though. As rain can also symbolize change, the change could be the fact of accepting someone, so the rain isn’t all bad - there’s people who enjoy it, including myself, so it can’t be all bad. Rain can be interpreted as a lot of things, but with someone else by your side, you get to share the experience. By stating “we’re in the rain”, I conceptualize it as sharing your burden, experience, thoughts, or whatever with another. Having a shared bond of, say, an experience allows trust and belief to bridge between two people, a relationship that allows both to understand each other in a way that an outsider couldn’t, so any pains that stem up can be dealt with easier because, as the saying commonly goes; two heads are better than one, and most likely, that’s the message the protagonist is trying to get across to the girl.
In this falling rain
I refill the scattered you
So I can see the beautiful you, no whoa
We’re in the rain
Out of the many interpretations that can apply, the best fitting one for “In this falling rain” has to be rain symbolizing negativity, as mentioned countless times throughout this analysis. Raindrops fall wherever they want to, with no proper course of action, they can strike at any time so light spring showers or thunderstorm downpours can happen whenever - just like negativity. When negativity does come around, it can come crashing down rapidly, but blossoming slowly, allowing the hurt and despair to slowly creep their way into enjoyment. Without complicating it any further, this line, if written more directly, could’ve been “In this cycle of negativity”, and it would’ve still worked.
“I refill the scattered you” is an indication to what I had mentioned previously, having support can help with dealing with negativity, causing the suffering to be lighter, allowing you to breathe and still find enjoyment in life even during the tougher moments. If the protagonist of this story was to help the girl, they would technically be their aide - being the person who the girl can depend on, and just by doing that little action, they’d help revive the zest for life the girl had at one point. With the use of “scattered you”, it hints towards the theory that the female in the song is broken in a metaphorical way, and it's been proven throughout the course of the song; from frozen tears and ‘she’s dying inside’ to the more direct ‘you wanna hurt yourself’ and ‘you make yourself go through the pain’, she is broken or breaking mentally. Not the damaged type of broken though - don’t get me wrong! - broken as in emotionally overwhelmed, broken as in losing faith in continuing on with life, broken as in you feel so done with everything. That is what broken means. Scattered, technically, is synonymous with broken, because if we use the example of a vase - when it’s pieces are scattered, it’s broken. Building off that, “scattered you” is another iteration of being broken, and by “refilling”, we can confidently assume it’s another way of saying “repair”. The protagonist is basically stating they will be there to help put back, or repair, who they don’t view as their truest self.
Continuing into the third line, “So I can see the beautiful you,” calls back to the chorus, while also building upon the foundation of the last line. Beauty, or being beautiful, delves into both realms of physical and psychological, tying it’s narrative to the presence of positive qualities. Often, beauty leads to attraction - taking an interest, desire in or a gravitation towards something or someone - even on a solely platonic level, one can still be attracted to that person. From prior parts in the song, it’s evident the protagonist is drawn to the girl, calling her “beautiful” multiple times in the chorus, so the notion they’re attracted to her - more so in an interested-type angle - isn’t a far-fetched concept. Besides inspecting just those two words, “So I can see you” adds more value to the last half of the line. ‘So’ is a subordinating conjunction to introduce the clause of a result or decision, as this line is a continuation of the one before it. The addition of ‘so’ allows the listener to see this as a result of “refilling the scattered you” - at least, the hope for what the result is. Beautiful is also a branch of being true, by saying they want to see the “beautiful you”, it’s not necessarily just a happiness they’re looking for, instead, it’s someone who is true to their sense of character - which includes having not just all positives or negatives, but a mix of both aspects remain faithful to who someone is as a person.
Ending it off strong, the protagonist repeats “We’re in the rain,” affirming their previous declaration - the girl is not alone, they’re not alone because they’re in this rain together. Again, this line is so profound to me even if it's just four words. Being alone is much harder than having another person there to support you as your thoughts have free reign on what to think, all the goods and all the bads. With two people there, the pressure of holding certain burdens becomes lighter as one person isn’t given the duty to hold all the pressure. I’ve stated this already; two is better than one - with the use of “we’re”, that’s exactly what the song establishes. Being in the rain - if looked from a literal stance - can be an experience, some people are frightened by the thought of a possible thunderstorm, on the flipside, others love to run out and splash in puddles. Either way, with someone by your side in those moments, they’re more memorable, enjoyable, because the experience is shared with someone. Although both see the same thing, it’s processed from two different viewpoints, allowing more perspective and a chance to expand your own ideologies for the chance to understand the other. “We’re in the rain” hits as hard as it does because it's stating a message people have heard constantly, altered to a way that allows people to see their circumstance from a universal position - think about it, how many people have been in the rain? A lot. How many people have struggled? The answer is the same. Hence, this line is stating just that, no one is alone in the rain, there is always someone there with them, just maybe harder to see.
From this extremely long analysis, despite the other possible explanations people have for this song, it’s clear that I may have gone slightly overboard but I honestly love this song with my entire being. So much substance is captured within short sentences, allowing interpretation and personal projection to occur, people are able to feel each emotion the band had tried incorporating through a lens that reflects their own internal struggles. I’ve always described this song as tragically optimistic, with its duality from its uncompromising, blunt lines about loneliness and mental turmoil, to the slow shift towards optimism of being able to look for support. Every song that the Rose releases has this sort of catharsis in it, able to evoke a scale of emotions from me, but that’s a part of their appeal. ‘She’s in the rain’ is captivating, it doesn’t remain fixated on a single view, shifting between first person, to second, and third. These transitions between perspectives are a parallel to the various angles people have when they go through their own trials of suffering, it’s admirable on how well it's presented in this song. One of my favourite songs, I don’t think I’ll be able to get sick of it. Like life itself, the song isn’t all depressing nor is it all positive, there’s a delicate balance it holds, showing what happens when we lean too far into one of two sides. I’m not a fan of ballads, believing them to be too sappy or dramatic for my taste - I’d have to say that I’m wrong in that sense, because there is truth laced within those supposed-dramatic components.
‘She’s in the Rain’ deserves more recognition for its enticing tactic of portraying dark themes, it allows them to feel more real while enabling the audience to project their own sorrows onto the lyrics. It’s a song leading on more than it displays, just like humanity does - and I love it for all its parallels. And yet, this may be just me digging further beyond my limits, but it doesn’t matter because even with all of this overthinking, it just adds to the song. And so, I recommend anyone who hasn’t listened to do so, because it is such a charming melody that tugs at the heart in a way that no other song could possibly do so.
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