BIGBANG member Taeyang’s first single, 눈,코,입” (Eyes, Nose, Lips), off his comeback album, “RISE“, has gone on to top the Korean music charts for a few consecutive weeks in a row since it was released. Prior to the release, it was said that the idol had a hand in writing the heart wrenching song, now one of 2014’s most memorable South Korean ballads.

The lyrics go as such:

Don’t be sorry,
that makes me more pitiful.
With your pretty red lips
please hurry, kill me and go.
I’m all right.
Look at me one last time
Smile like nothing’s wrong,
so when I miss you I can remember.
So I can draw your face in my mind.


My selfishness that couldn’t let you go
turned into an obsession that imprisoned you.
Were you hurt because of me?
You sit silently.
Why am I a fool, why can’t I forget you.
You’re already gone.

Your eyes, nose, lips
Your touch that used to touch me,
to the ends of your fingertips.
I can still feel you

but like a burnt out flame,
burnt and destroyed
all of our love
it hurts so much, but now I’ll call you a memory.

Recently, during filming for an episode of “Sketchbook”, Taeyang discussed his latest album and more importantly, the inspiration behind “Eyes, Nose, Lips”. One thing to note is that Taeyang was last on “Sketchbook” in 7 months. Before that, he visited the show in November 2013 – his first time in 3 years and 4 months to showcase “RINGA LINGA”.

Hence, MC Yoo Hee Yeol asked him if he’s had a girlfriend since they were last on “Sketchbook” together. To which Taeyang openly discussed his love story and breakup.

140711 Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook Episode 233 - Taeyang, Gummy (English Subs)

He particularly surprised everyone when he replied, “Love… I did. While working on the album for the last 4 years. As I get older, I’ve come to think that I need various experiences for my life. I fell in love and dated someone. That’s how the title song, ‘Eye, Nose, Lips’ came out. I had this girl that I loved, but it didn’t really work out. It really hurt after we broke up and I was longing for her, especially the image of her.”


The singer also shared his ideal type, based on various body parts such as the eyes, nose, and lips, in reference to the title of his song. He chose “clear, bright eyes,” “low yet sharp nose,” “plump lips,” as well as a “curvy, toned body”.


Hmm. Well, now that Taeyang is single (we think), any takers?

Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out Tablo’s (of Epik High) cover of Taeyang’s record-breaking hit single here. And if you think you can do better than Tablo, YG Entertainment is running a cover project for “Eyes, Nose, Lips”, open to all fans around the world! Deets here.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.

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