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26th Jun 2015 from TwitLonger

[Transcript] 150625 Blue Night:

(Discussing Wouter Hamel’s "G.I.R.L.S. I.N. T.H.E. C.I.T.Y.!")

Nine: The reason I chose this song in particular was because it was apparently “dedicated to all women living in modern times in the city.” So I looked up the lyrics, and they say, “When you were alone in the city / Something was bringing you down / Did you forget that you're lucky? / To have someone who wants you around.” Those are the lyrics. So it’s a song where you can really feel Wouter Hamel’s kind of.. dark designs to be loved by all women.

Jonghyun: So in the end, you have to write a song like this in order to receive love.

Nine: Of course.

Jonghyun: I’m so gonna write one. ㅎㅅㅎ

Nine: (laughs)

Jonghyun: That, how should I say, um.. they’re a blessed existence, women.

Nine: Gasp! Do you think so?

Jonghyun: I think that way.

Nine: How come?

Jonghyun: What I mean is, the existence that gives the greatest inspiration to all artists..

Nine: Ah, muses!

Jonghyun: I think that existence is women.

Nine: Ooh.. that’s interesting.

Jonghyun: To artists, considerably.. they make all poets write poetry, and all artists paint pictures,—

Nine: Wow that’s cool, to hear it that way.

Jonghyun: —and make all singers sing songs.

Nine: I see. But I also think of it in a different way.

Jonghyun: Yes.

Nine: Moreover, I’m a woman who writes and sings songs, right?

Jonghyun: That’s right.

Nine: So from a man’s perspective, they could perceive women as muses like that, but as I’ve been doing art from a female perspective, I think I have a slightly different point of view.

Jonghyun: That’s right.

Nine: So when I was younger, I used to think, “Ah, men are so lucky,” — that kind of thing a lot.

Jonghyun: Ah..

Nine: And that it looks really good if you sing and make music as a man, but as a woman it’s really difficult to appeal (to others) through music.

Jonghyun: Yes, yes, yes.

Nine: Well, I think I thought that sort of thing before, too.

Jonghyun: Oh, that.. I agree with that opinion as well.

Nine: You know what I’m saying, right?

Jonghyun: I absolutely understand what you mean, and I think that’s the trend all over the world..

Nine: Right.

Jonghyun: I don’t think it’s just a problem within our nation.

Nine: Mhm.


T/N - Jonghyun isn't saying women are blessed /because/ they inspire artists, but rather that they inspire artists because they are blessed.

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