hi! i'm about a year late, but i was wondering if you could do an analysis of she is? i've heard people (including key) address that the lyrics (thick eyebrows, small eyes, pouty lips) seem to describe key but I wanted to hear your thoughts?
Hello! A year late is never too late within this fandom! I don’t think I’ve ever analyzed a song, so we’ll see where this takes me.
I’ll start with the second verse, although Jonghyun uses ‘she’ in the majority of his songs, I’ve always thought that he does this because it’s what is socially acceptable in Korea. With that said, let’s ease our way into the second verse. “She Is” happens to be one of Jonghyun’s more “as it is” songs; it’s simple and cute and refreshing, depicting the beginnings of a relationship or having a crush.
Oh sweet love
Quietly sitting in front of a softly lit candle (we all know Jonghyun enjoy’s
Oh sweet love
Quietly locking eyes with you, just looking at you drives me
And we all know how he likes to stare at Kibum 1000% of the time.
Oh She is, I like your small
eyes, the way you look at me
Oh She is, I like your thick eyebrows
Oh She is, I like your slightly pouting lips
Oh She is, I like it like that
Now this is the verse you were talking about and the verse Jongkey teased each other with
Although Kibum brings it up
as a joke, Jonghyun doesn’’t just brush it off, instead he laughs and even
pushes Kibum to do more. Maybe it was in the script, but the way he touched the
back of Kibum’s neck and giggled/laughed was genuine.
I don’t care how we might seem to others
THIS. That verse speaks so much about them and it implies a lot as well. Although throughout the beginning of their career they might’ve done fanservice because their company asked, but as the years progressed their actions become more real and natural. So this line speaks a lot to Jongkey and their view towards the public.
(Cool) I like how you act coy
(Relationship) I like it like that
I’m just going to add this line because to me it exemplifies a portion of Kibum’s character when it comes to Jonghyun; teasing him, joking with him, etc. And I think this picture from this era pretty much sums up this song. (and the enterity of their relationship tbh) Jonghyun’s discarded photocard, the intimate hug I MEAN, what more do I have to say?
Don’t be flustered (Woo woo
This is natural
Once again this applies to my previous thoughts on the current status of their relationship.
And with that being said I’ll end my analysis here, because this song is very simple and as it appears on the surface, and I think that’s what Jonghyun was going for, so each person reading them can come away with their own opinion. Thanks for the ask and I’ll get around to answering the others I have ^^