How Heart Attack fits in with what we just recently have heard….I’m still trying to figure it out.
Somewhere I saw a post or comment once claiming that Heart Attack was one of the most slept on EXO songs. And I can hardly understand why. Y’all do remember these VCRs…right….?
(I had to…I had to…I always think of this VCR when I hear this song)
But unfortunately the VCR didn’t really match the song and what it talked about that much.
There were some elements (the flashlight for one) that made sense but other than that…EXO was using this time to rest a little bit and bring fans backstage to show them a different kind of performance. (And who doesn’t wonder what antics they get into backstage?)
Looking at all of the lyrics as a whole…EXO has met someone who has overtaken them in every possible way but it also appears that this special someone (someone who is so special that their light nullifies the color of all other light) is not even aware of EXO’s feelings.
이렇게도 눈부신 이 사라지고
ireohgedo nunbusin i sarajigo
You dazzle so much that after you disappeared
아무것도 똑같지가 않았어 라고
amugeotdo ttokgatjiga anhasseo rago
nothing stayed the same
所有光线 失去顏色 因為你
suo you guang xian shi qu yan se yin wei nǐ
All light loses its colour because you’re so special
是如此特别 像是随时闪著 flashlight
shi ru ci te bie xiang shi sui shi shan zhe flashlight
like a flashlight that sparks at any time
can liu zai nao hai wu fa bei shan qu
Remaining within my head, unable to be deleted
bei ni shen ying suo zhan ju
I’m occupied by your silhouette
xiang shi bu duan chong bo de flashback
like a flashback that doesn’t stop replaying
wo du zi zai mi gong
I’m alone in a maze
xun zhao na wu fa wang huai de lian kong
searching for the face that I’m unable to forget
wo chu peng huan jue ban de ni
I touch the you that is an illusion
xiang shi xiang yong bao na zhen kong
it’s like wanting to embrace a vaccuum
cui hui le wo de shi jie
Destroying my world
沉醉在你给的 heart attack
chen zui zai ni gei de heart attack
becoming intoxicated by the heart attack you’ve given me
kuai shi qu hu xi dang ni ru ci tie jin
I’m almost losing my breath when you come so close
瞬间 heart attack 动也不能动
shun jian heart attack dong ye bu neng dong
A heart attack in an instant, unable to even move
rang kuai bao zha de xin tiao
Let the heart rate that is about to explode
一秒就安静的 heart attack
yi miao jiu an jing de heart attack
a heart attack that is calm within a second
寧愿没呼吸 也不捨得抽离 不能自己
ning yuan mei hu xi ye bu she de chou li bu neng zi ji
I’d rather not breathe than part with you, I can’t be by myself
The Heart Attack they are suffering from is induced just by the proximity of their love interest because they seem to know for sure that they are only living in their own fantasy. That means that the image of the one they are loving is only in their mind. And even in their mind, as they love them passionately, it is someone they have created. It is not who they truly are. I believe this too causes EXO anxiety and triggers their Heart Attack whenever they are around their love interest. It’s like they’re coming face to face with the reality and they don’t want to be apart from the one they desire (they state that they would rather choose death. That they cannot be alone,) they’re also very afraid. It seems like after a certain point, EXO wants to make a confession:
너에게 말을 걸었어
neoege mareul georeosseo
I said something to you
even though you might not have heard
그 목소리에 놀라
geu moksorie nolla
Although you’re surprised by my voice
넌 뒤돌아보긴 했지만
neon dwidorabogin haetjiman
and turned around
초점 흔들리는 눈
chojeom heundeullineun nun
My eyes shake as I ask
내겐 중요한 질문
naegen jungyohan jilmun
an important question
어쩌면 나 자신도
eojjeomyeon na jasindo
I might not even
아직 믿기 힘든 듯
ajik midgi himdeun deut
believe in it myself
They doubt themselves and even question whether their feelings are genuine. So irrational are their actions (wishing time could stop even) that you begin to question whether this love is healthy…another theme that will remain persistent in EXO’s lyrics as time goes on.
Love that makes you crazy.
Love that makes you do crazy things.
To wish for crazy things.
To endure the worst things.
I know you all know where I’m going with it (see now the VCR placement makes so much more sense!) And we’re almost there in the discography (thank you for your patience!) So I’ll leave it at that for now.
(Honestly I wondered if I was going to be too distracted…haha. When I tell you that this is my song…I remember the first time I heard this song. It was on repeat forever! And I was so disappointed when I didn’t hear it at EXO’luXion even though I knew they’d already done it for The Lost Planet. Anyways! I don’t know why anyone would sleep on this song. As always I can’t wait for the aural analysis! Until next time!)
(*Admin Aqua is soon going to be Nini telling me to wrap it up*)