[Official lyrics] Gold Dust – Changmin’s solo @ ‘The Mission II’

*8/18/2014 — This post was originally my ‘amateur transcription’ using a fancam of Changmin. To my surprise, Christopher Wortley, the songwriter of Gold Dust left a comment with the correct lyrics. I therefore deleted my transcription.

Please be respectful: do not redistribute without properly crediting Christopher Wortley. I would prefer you link back to this post as Mr. Wortley took the time to personally leave a reply here.

Gold Dust

Stay and make it right again
Stay and make it right again
Yes I know I hurt you, Baby
Witness one careless kiss
But stay tonight and make it right again

[Pre-chorus 1]
Used to end each day
Safely gathered in
And I was sure
Now I’m left standing by the door
Crying for the time when I
Was yours

In the dark, by an open fire
We shone like gold dust
Gone, Gone, Gone
Gone, Gone, Gone
Now, I’ve lost it all
Slipped through my fingers
Shone, Shone, Shone
Gone, Gone, Gone
Beneath the stones

[Verse 2]
Tears between the silences
But tears can’t make it right again
Got some friends to take me places
Lately I’m smiling more
‘Cause tears will never make it right again

[Pre-chorus 2]
But I sometimes hear your key
Or dream that you’re asleep
Beside my touch
Because I can’t let go of love
And I can never say goodbye

[Repeat Chorus]

[Middle Section]
Silent dream
Set me free

[Repeat Chorus]

Christopher Wortley, Songwriter/Lyricist

I can’t get enough of Gold Dust! It totally exploits my weakness being Changmin’s innately soft manner in song and as a person. Lyrics for Yunho’s lovely solo: “Tethered Ship”.



Confessions of a Cassiopeia #34


I am creepily possessive of Changmin’s social interaction with others outside of his four members. Despite not even being able to explain to myself why I feel this way, I feel strongly about it. *hides* It’s just he “belongs” with his four hyungs and that’s it…everyone else is irrelevant. He’s their baby T_T and only they should get to dote on him.

(I even get “jealous” for(?)/about him when on the rare occasion I see him hanging out with others…)

[Notice] Some fansites use translations with interesting motives

My commentary on the recent Changmin interview and jyjfiles’ misuse of his words.

*the translations that I screencapped are credited as tagged to their respective sites. Original links here: trans 1 jyjfiles, trans 2 tohosomnia

Although in the first article there are many other parts that could also be discussed, I addressed Changmin’s excerpt because it is most recent. Changmin’s interview is an example of the point I’m making and can be applied to those other disputable parts as well. Lastly, I’m not criticizing the actual translation. I just want to bring attention to how it was presented and why that matters just as much as the translation it self.

Don’t try to support Changmin against AVEX

To all those fans who believed in AVEX and gloated about Max Matsuura:

1. I want to scream out of frustration at the top of my lungs!

2. I will hold this grudge until the end.

3. Lesson learned? I sure hope so.

4. You’re crying now but some of us already have been. Too bad just a few months ago you shot down our ideas.

5. Most importantly: Don’t try to suddenly support Changmin against Matsuura and Matsuura’s tweets–it’s really, really embarrassing for you!

5a. It’s even more pathetic when you write up all the reasons for why you now “hate AVEX” and include that “AVEX bashed Changmin” — remember how you bashed other fans for even suggesting Matsuura badmouthed Changmin?

5b. Just really, why was it so hard to consider Changmin good versus accepting AVEX as good?

6. I guess AVEX didn’t “cry” for the boys and AVEX isn’t like “heaven” and they just aren’t that friendly, are they?

7. But this isn’t just about how wrong you were about, well pretty much everything (this is about the larger picture).

7a. Next time be a bit more modest in boasting just how right you are

7b. and at least consider the perspectives of other fans.

8. Damage is done but better late than never.

9. You owe yourself an apology for failing to brace for the possibility that AVEX is not so nice.

10. Our fandom is still standing despite your large error of blind belief and in the end we need everyone regardless.

11. To everyone who tried to their best to help the AVEX believers see from another side: Sadly, we were right but personally, I wished that they were right so that the boys would not get hurt.

extra: I wanted to title this “I told you so!” but we’re all fans after all so I refrained.