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IU's Original Lyrics Have Stories of Her Personal Life

By Mirachelle Joya | August 07, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

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IU is both talented as a singer and a lyricist. She always brings a journal where she writes her thoughts and emotions. This inspires her to write beautiful songs. Here are 5 of IU's original lyrics that inspire her life.

1. Through the night

IU shared that she wrote this song when she had trouble sleeping. She opened up about her insomnia history. And because of her sleeplessness, she believes when somebody wishes a good night sleep. According to IU, this song is about her most memorable confession to a loved one.

2. Voice mail

IU shared on Picnic Live that the lyrics to this song is based on her personal experience. IU wrote the lyrics of this song when she had a crush that did not end happily for her, in her pre-debut life. IU explained that the lyrics of this song always makes her sad because it reminds her of her own story.

3. Glasses

IU explained that this song is from the conversation she had with her mother who had a Lasik eye surgery to fix vision. When her mother's 20/20 vision was restored, she told IU that she liked life more when things were slightly blurry. Inspired by this, IU wrote the lyrics to "Glasses" which suggest that sometimes ignorance is bliss and not seeing things clearly is better than seeing everything.

4. Heart

IU wrote the lyrics of this song because she wanted to be like the person described in the song. Parts of the song like "Even when everything in the world dies, gets reborn and becomes old again, this heart will remain unwrinkled and alive right here" tells how IU feels towards her loving fans. The emotional lyrics, about unconditional love that wants nothing in return, really complement the soft, almost saddening vibe of the song.


IU said that she planned to give this song as a gift to her supporters to celebrate her 10 years anniversary. IU shared that the words in this song were supposed to be about how to keep a healthy distance in a relationship- like between an idol and her fans. However, the song lyrics were changed to be generally about relationships and not about her fans. This song became one of IU's hit songs because of the catchy beat, sassy lyrics, and cute choreography. 


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