[series][fan made] From Stephe’s desk: Rain’s Japanese songs in the order I like ’em. (#4!)

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I’ve always admitted that, even though Rain hypnotizes the heck out of me when singing in his native Korean tongue, when he sings in Japanese, every endorphin in my nervous system melts down like a nuclear reactor. Don’t know why. Can’t figure it out. ❤ It is what it is! Under those circumstances, it’s waaaay past time for me to share with y’all the 15 songs Rain sings in Japanese and English — that I know of — in the order I like them.

I’d love for you to share your favs, too. 🙂


4In my #4 spot: “Slowly”,  the “B” side of his first Japanese single release “Sad Tango” (2006).

As far as I know, this song is not on any album or repackaged album. It’s not even on his Japanese album Eternal Rain, nope. The only place you will find it (and the instrumental version of it) is on that “Sad Tango” single release CD in Japan.

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Many fans will say that this is THE sexiest song of all the sexy songs Rain has made, and I tend to agree because of one simple fact — the lyrics leave no room for thoughts of double entendre. The words are not strategically chosen so that maybe, oh, he could be slow-dancing in the club with his woman, yeah that’s it. NOPE. It is clear as crystal that he and his woman are right in the middle of doing it and he is in control of how fast or slow they go and barely holding off. Point. Blank. Period. And…

…it is Grade A awesome. (The Korean censors would have jumped into the Han River, screaming.)

“Close the window, nobody can hear us” indeed. 😉

Here are my lyrics from late 2010. Enjoy! ^@@^

Americanized Translation: Stephe @CloudUSA

From direct Korean→English translations courtesy of: RAIN Germany

(please credit accordingly)

Slowly

[hook] Step by step
calling out, holding hands
slowly growing stronger
Inch by inch
slowly, so slowly
each time we make love
Piece by piece, ears, neck
our bodies weary
close the distance… yes
Slowly… gradually melting… slowly

Separated from the rest of the world
Just the two of us, close the window
Nobody can hear us
Yes… now we start
Only the two of us know [about this], yeah
Yes…
Tell me how high you’re feeling

Feel with your fingertips, yeah
I’ll do the same
Been waiting for this moment
Stop…
Let’s just squeeze each other, tightly
Stop…
Let’s forget all about time

[hook]

My body’s so hot, waves move through me
without warning, some big, some small
That rocking feeling…
Yes.
My desire tightens…
Yes.
[It’s] released with abandon
No need to be afraid
Don’t mind anyone else
No one can see [us], this is for your eyes only
Stop…
in the space where time freezes
Stop…
We are already inseparable

[hook]

[bridge] I can’t hear anything except your murmurs
honest, effortless sounds, guiding me
frantically searching
I slowly make you mine alone
I slowly, gradually seep through
Let’s acknowledge each other’s love
There’s plenty of time
Let’s take it slow…

[hook]

If you’re still conscious after that, here is an unbelievably dangerous fan made of “Slowly” without the music, for those of you who haven’t run into it yet (God bless this YouTuber).

Close your eyes after you hit “play” and just listen to Rain’s voice only. I dare you. I double-dog dare you. Eyes. Closed. If you want the full effect, use headphones (I always have to snatch them off for a few seconds after “My body’s so hot…”) *evil chuckle* 😉

My brother walked in on me once when I was listening to “Slowly” and doing the “eyes closed, headphones on, head bowed, hands clasped” thing, and said that I looked like I was praying.

I replied that yes, I was. For mercy. Ahahaha~

This right here is a fast version of the song. I’ve no idea where it came from. I didn’t even know it existed. Maybe it’s just a fun remix by a DJ somewhere. Interesting…

Only 3 songs left, y’all! Thanks for sticking with me for this long, and sorry for the delay between this post and the last.

‘Til next time. 🙂

Stephe @ cloudusa.wordpress.com / CloudUSA.org

» [series][fan made] From Stephe’s desk: Rain’s Japanese songs in the order I like ’em. (#5!)

~ by Cloud USA on March 21, 2016.

16 Responses to “[series][fan made] From Stephe’s desk: Rain’s Japanese songs in the order I like ’em. (#4!)”

  1. Oh, I just really love you Stephe, your writing is great and this is the best web on Rain 🙂 I was about to get to this series about Japanese songs in early summer, but somehow forgot about it. Now I’ve downloaded Slowly to my mobile some weeks ago and after listening to it every day finally got curious about the lyrics…Wow!!! In fact, I was wondering why Rain seems to be much more open with the Japanese fans 🙂 Anyway, thanks so much for this great series!

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  2. Beez don’t be embarrass I don’t believe there is a fan who have not had a fantasy of OPPA having an interesting wardrobe malfunction of some kind. I am keeping that one too. His dresser must have be out on that day and no one check to make sure he was dress to dance.( like a jock strap). We are all adult here who love an incredible gorgeous and talented young man. Thank you,

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  3. Okay, *ahem* I’m embarrassed that my first post here is this but, I can’t believe none of the commenters on this posting mentioned Rain in the last video in those pink pants (with the vest, although the vest is not the…um…shall I say. ..er…attention getter here. *my cheeks are red and the tips of my ears are burning but I surely took a screen shot of *that* for my…uh…personal…use- COLLECTION!…I meant collection.

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  4. Happy Easter to All.Thanks Wesley for the list, mine was all out of order. I think he is feeling every song, but that is what a good artist can do. But there maybe just a bit of him tweeting the censors with the Japanese albums. I am on pins and meddles waiting for the last three. Stephe you are doing a great job.

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  5. Lyrics. Wow. Just wow. I wonder if Rain was at all uncomfortable singing the lyrics to Slowly even though I am sure his professionalism allowed him to sing them as though they were second nature.

    Anyway, let’s count ’em down.

    Rain’s Japanese Songs in the Order Stephe Likes ‘Em:

    1. [Forthcoming]
    2. [Forthcoming]
    3. [Forthcoming]
    4. Slowly
    5. Baby, Baby
    6. Oh Yeah feat. A.I.
    7. Up In The Club
    8. Props in My Life
    9. Without You
    10. Sad Tango
    11. So I’m Loving You (Lotte jingle)
    12. I Do
    13. Feel So Right
    14. Love Story
    15. Rainism

    Can’t wait to see your picks for numbers 1 – 3, Stephe.

    Happy Easter to you, Stephe, Terri and all my other Cloud sisters out there who are celebrating the holiday.

    Wesley

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    • Happy Easter to you too, Wesley. 🙂 #3 on the list is coming tomorrow, God willing and the creek don’t rise! So glad you’re enjoying the series.

      That is pretty interesting to think about… Seems like he might have been a little uncomfy in that recording booth, but then, I think about “Nan” and how much he enjoys showing us just how sexy he can be and then I think, huh, he probably didn’t bat an eyelash at that song, haha^^ I wonder…

      Stephe ^@@^

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  6. Hi Stephe

    My heart breaks when I see how must he works so hard at getting their approval. That country in still in the Imperial era where no matter how far you rise in wealth or fame it is the family/social status that counts. He may be famous the world over but he is still the kid from a poor and no family/ social status. I wonder if that is why he and Kim Tae Hee are holding out on marriage. The Korean culture is sometime difficult to understand. It is a contradiction in terms

    I want to thank you for the forum info. I did try the zetaboards site. I even register but it will not let me log in. I can see some prior active but I can’t activate it. Any suggestions. I did state that am not a social media diva, so I must be doing something wrong. If I can’t get in its ok, you can use my email address if you was share the RAIN> I would be more then happy to share it with you.

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  7. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! I totally agree with you ladies. Something about our RainRain. All things stop when he becomes the focus point. 👏🏾😍💦

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  8. Thanks for this song !!
    Je savais slowly allais faire partie du top 5 lol

    Et cette chanson est juste wouahhh !! Et en effet je suis d’accord aussi avec libbie , il est très sexe notre Rain , et cette chansosn avec cette voie est géniale 😉

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  9. Nap over! Thanks for getting back to me. I was hoping to hear about how you are enjoying Please come back Mister? I am in seven heaven with this drama. He and Yeon seo are so good together. The whole ensemble is great but those two make the show. I am sad that it is not getting the love from the Korean viewing audience. Internationally it seem to be doing quite well.
    I will love to find a chat room devoted to him. Do you know if this is one? In the mean I am so loving your lists.

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    • We’re kind of used to him not getting the love in his own country, and it’s puzzling and heartbreaking, to say the least. All he ever does is try to please his countrymen, and he’s literally brought the world to their door, and yet a lot of them act like he’s worse than a criminal. ??? Now, I will say that if he shows up on the street for something, everything shuts down and they flock to see him or walk with him or whatever, and I mean in DROVES. But when it comes to his TV and movie projects? He gets more love in China and Japan and everywhere else. It’s just odd, and it really hurts him. 😦

      As far as chat rooms go… there are several forums up and running, but I’m not sure about chat rooms. We do have a chat room on our forum, but the problem is our old forum was very active and then we had to move it because our web host shut down, and our new forum and chat room are up (http://s13.zetaboards.com/CLOUD_USA/index/) but fans haven’t come over to participate so far. We have places where everyone can not just comment and chat but also put up their own posts, just like before. I don’t know what the problem is… our mods are over there most of the time, ready and willing to engage, so…

      *shrug* There may be other rooms out there, but I haven’t run into any.

      Thanks for your comments.^^

      Stephe ^@@^

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  10. OMG!!! Mercy! I had heard the song in Japanese and went knee less. Even with out the translation I knew it was a soft jam type of song. But… you had to go and include the translation and if a male had be near by, he would have been in serious trouble. I know he can invoke rapture in the heart of his female fans(I believe few males may have experience it). He can just walk into a room, he exudes sexuality. Even when he is at his funniest, that sexuality is just below surface. I can see why all the younger idols try so hard to capture that. You either have or you don’t and my OPPA has both talent and sexuality in spades. I am ok now. Sorry for the rant. Coming off a RAIN induced high take a out of you. I think I will take a nap now(HAHA)

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    • AMEN AMEN AMEN to everything you said, Libbie! *sigh* Couldn’t pull any puches with this song… I had to keep real! It’s a killer. And countless fans have verified that when he walks into a place, your mind literally shuts down and what happens, happens. 😉 Don’t worry about ranting — rants like that are welcome here! It’s either get it out or go crazy, haha! 😀

      Stephe ^@@^

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