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A Song JONGHYUN Wrote to Cope with His Lonely Heart

voomvoom 2017.12.19 11:04
 
Jonghyun of SHINee is no longer among us - but there is a song that the 27-year-old star said he had written for himself which allows us to look into his heart: a song titled "Elevator" released in October 2015.

"I hope knowing that I feel the same makes you feel better."

 
"Elevator" tells the story of a person who is unable to get hold of the state of his own mind. "I got out of a bad slump while writing this song," Jonghyun said, explaining that it is "a song that is dear to my heart."  
 
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On the radio show Blue Night, of which Jonghyun was the host, he told the story behind "Elevator": "I got into the elevator of my building one day after a long day at work, and I saw myself so disheveled and exhausted in the mirrors inside the elevator. I thought to myself, what am I doing all this for? That's how I started writing this song." 
 
Lyrics to "Elevator"
Let's have a heart-to-heart
Don't hide away from me, please
When the elevator doors close
I stand here looking so exhausted
Why do I still blink and breathe and live?
Am I doing this for myself? Or am I running from something?
Hello, hello, say hi
Say hello to my ashen reflection
Let's have a heart-to-heart
Please don't hide away from me, don't hide it
Since when have you been crying?
Do you know what face you are wearing right now? 
I think I know all the petty stories in the world
But I don't know anything about you, with whom I've shared my breath my whole life
I don't know, don't know who you are 
Speak your heart out
I can tell you're very lonely
Tell me some more
You know you can't take it anymore
Since when have you been all by yourself? 
I can't even look into my eyes in the mirror
I can't, I can't
"I wrote this as a letter to myself," said Jonghyun at a concert that was held the same year, adding that "if there is anybody out there who is exhausted from life, I hope knowing that I feel the same makes you feel better." 
 
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