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This MV is very much unrelated to the other two. If “Moths to Flame (Fire)” and “Say No” really are supposed to form a story then this is the outlier.
This song can actually be taken two different ways. Either it is a song about being thankful to a lover for always being there for them or a song thanking parents for their love and support (this is what the MV leans towards). The song asks what would happen if they had never met, would the singer still be able to be as happy as they are? Though no doubt there are going to be fangirls who insist this is a secret message to Super Junior~
“What would happen if I didn’t meet you?/ Would my heart still be wandering?/ In an unknown night an unknown wound hurts/ delusions/ what would happen if I didn’t meet you?/ would I still be able to see this heaven?/ You always silently accompany me by my side/ you’ve taught me how to be strong”
There is no dancing in this MV. Though Hangeng was recently voted the “Dancing King of Asia” over usual winner Show Luo, he only danced in his first MV “Moths to Flame (Fire)”.
This is a REALLY sad story~ You see Hangeng as a normal kid living with his parents. He leaves for work on his bike after bidding farewell to both. On the way he picks a bundle of small wild flowers. He isn’t having a good day though. Coming out of a turn he is hit by a truck (not hard). He gets up, dusts himself off, naggs the driver, and goes on his way. He is a night patrol man somewhere and during his patrols he is attacked by a ferocious~ puppy ^^ He shares his food with it and plays. Hangeng then returns to his post where he spends the rest of the night trying to write a letter to someone. He returns home the next day to crying faces and a crowd at his home. Upon seeing his body on the ground in front of his parents he realizes he was actually killed when the truck hit him, and his body is still holding tightly to the flowers. For me the saddest part of all this is that it means the dog was dead too! 😦 and it was REALLY cute…. 😦
This is the second MV Hangeng filmed with no makeup or hair styling done as a way to keep with the theme of being reborn.
I think the two story MVs were Hangeng’s way of finally getting to act, something he continuously complained about when he was with SM Entertainment (for 2 years I think he mentioned in almost every interview he would love to get an acting opportunity).
I *am* keeping score, and this is the third MV in which Hangeng dies. The others are Zhang Li Yin’s “Timeless” and “Left Shore of Happiness/ I Will” series. Though if you count “Timeless Part 1” and “Timeless Part 2” it is the fourth. I still need to review those…
This song, I think, really illustrates what Hangeng meant when he said that for this album he has no theme, he sings song styles he’s always wanted to, regardless if they are dance songs or not. “Say No” and “Moths to Flame (Fire)” both have a similar feel, at least you can imagine them being on the same album, but this is a very slow and simple ballad.
Ok, this is *Definately* a story MV, and if it isn’t about the suffering of Hangeng under SM Entertainment then I will eat my words. I’m that confident.
The song is about living a life of fame and luxury, unable to “say no” to anything. The lyrics talk about becoming tired with this lifestyle and slowly loosing everything that was them. It walks about feeling like a stone from the pain and pressure. Since this is basically what Hangeng said in his Contract Termination lawsuit I’m pretty confident it is about him leaving SM and finding his way on his own. He asks if the last few years have been a waste and talks about enduring through hard times and finally having the freedom to “Say no”.
“At this time I only want to loudly say no/ without a moments hesitation and unrestrictedly say no/ even if I have to receive wounds all over my body/ In exchange for letting go at this moment/ day after day tiredness accumulates in my chest/ I lie down and feel like I’m a rock, unable to preserve anything/ what can be considered an exit/ give me a moment of freedom”
There is no dancing to this song whatsoever
The story in this MV is actually really sweet. It is about Hangeng being surrounded constantly by reporters and needing a break. He is trapped in his own house by the constant presence of cameras and when he tries to sneak out he is crowded to the point where he falls off of the staircase and ends up injured in the hospital with a neck injury and a cast around his arm. Hangeng has with him a postcard from New Zealand. He escapes the hospital and takes the first flight there, meaning to hike on a long journey to the location the postcard was taken. On the way he meets and falls in love with a Chinese girl who accompanies him. She grows weak and collapses, however, and is taken by helicoptor. Hangeng chases it and sits waiting for news. Eventually he continues on his journey to the mountain peak, reaching it eventually.
This entire MV was filmed without Hangeng wearing any makeup or having his hair done. It is meant to carry the theme of being reborn as his self after having to put on an image all through Super Junior promotions.
This was actually filmed on location in New Zealand with Hangeng climbing the mountain himself.
Like I said, if this song isn’t about the hardships he faced in SM and finally being able to lead his own life then I don’t deserve to review MVs.