[TWICE] Special Comeback With Touching Lyrics – Analysis

During the past few weeks, TWICE pointed out multiple times that the new Feel Special album will include their personal experiences.

Through the lyrics in “Feel Special” and “21:29”, TWICE promised to show ONCE their love and also to describe how they all came together to form a group and make their lives more meaningful.

As video teasers were gradually released starting from September 9, everyone was wondering how will Sana’s and Dahyun’s scenes fit in. The two teasers were completely different from the elegant style and royal vibes in the remaining seven videos.

With the release of the music video and the official lyrics, we can finally say that it all makes sense. So, let’s take a look at the lyrics!

Unlike many other TWICE hit songs, this time it was Chaeyoung and not Nayeon who sang the opening of the song. The rebel maknae, who also got a new tattoo in the meantime, sings:

It’s one of those days when I suddenly feel all alone, like I don’t belong anywhere, and my head is hanging down.

Then Tzuyu, being the prettiest person alive, sings from her doll house:

Whenever those days come you tell me how precious I am; after the words you say…

Momo continues from there:

Everything’s alright; from nobody to somebody – I became a very special me

Finally, we get to hear the chorus, magnificently sung in Sana’s sweet voice. Here comes her famous teaser scene as well, and wait just a few moments more and it will all make sense when we see Dahyun as well. Sana’s lyrics go something like this:

You make me feel special!

No matter how much the world puts me down and the hurtful words stab me, I smile because you’re here; that’s what you do to me

As expected, Nayeon takes over the chorus part from there:

Again I feel special! One moment I feel like I’m nothing at all, like no one would notice if I were gone, but when I hear your voice calling me I feel loved, I feel so special

Mina’s part is next up and there are so many things we want to point out here. From her stunning visuals, the makeup, her face expressions and her aura in general, it feels so elegant yet down-to-earth at the same time.

You can immediately hear that she is singing about something meaningful and personal, even more so after all the recent health issues and the hiatus that she is still going through. At this point, we can only admire her for being so brave to take part in this music video and album, and even more, to actually sing the lyrics:

Often, I just wanted to hide, I didn’t want to face the world, as if everything had lost its meaning, as I if I had lost the meaning. I just sat there still…

In the last verse, Mina is slowly walking while Chaeyoung is approaching her from the opposite direction, until they finally meet. From there, Momo takes over. She walks towards a doll house that’s on a shelf in her room (shown in her teaser) and sings to Tzuyu:

Then you appeared before me and you held out your hand with a warm smile…

At that point, the scene is highly aesthetic and purely cinematographic as Tzuyu stands up and walks toward Momo, just like Chaeyoung and Mina did moments before. Here, Tzuyu also sings the lines that were sung by Momo in the first part of the video:

Everything’s alright; from nobody to somebody – I became a very special me

After that part, the center Jihyo made her appearance. TWICE’s leader is bound to wreck everyone’s bias list with her moves and the way she just owned that golden stage. She now sings Sana’s part from earlier:

You make me feel special!
No matter how much the world puts me down and the hurtful words stab me, I smile because you’re here; that’s what you do to me

At this point in the video, we can see TWICE finally come together after all the individual close-ups from their video teasers. Jeongyeon sings:

Again I feel special! One moment I feel like I’m nothing at all, like no one would notice if I were gone, but when I hear your voice calling me I feel loved, I feel so special

But the actual special part here is the transition from the whole group dancing on the stage to Jeongyeon sitting alone in her chair. Well, with how luxurious everything is, it looks more like a throne actually. From there, she turns to her left and sees all the members laughing together. But that’s not all, another Jeongyeon is up there with the remaining members which can only symbolize that she feels happy only when she’s surrounded by her beloved TWICE girls.

You might have been wondering what happened to Dahyun’s rap lines, right? Well, here she comes:

You make everything alright, on a cloudy day without sunshine you are indeed my shining light. That’s what you do, even the darkest night turns to day; I owe it to you because you make me feel special

Dahyun is walking in the crowd and holding an umbrella with TWICE’s official colors. She then sees Sana, but we’ll get back to that scene later on. Jihyo is back in her room full of TV sets and many theories have been circulating online about that particular scene.

We’ll probably never know for sure what they meant to say with it, but could it be a reference to Jihyo’s recent “scandal” after her relationship with Daniel was revealed? The TV sets could surely imply the lack of privacy idols have to deal with. Anyways, Nayeon’s face soon appears and Jihyo starts smiling.

One more chorus and then we finally get to see the ending of Sana’s and Dahyun’s scene. Dahyun obviously found Sana, who appears to be all soaked and even scared, and Dahyun is there to make her feel safe. Or should we say, feel special?

So just to sum up, the pairings are as follows:

Chaeyoung – Mina
Momo – Tzuyu
Dahyun – Sana
Jihyo – Nayeon
Jeongyeon – TWICE & herself

All in all, TWICE’s newest music video goes one step further in their concept change that already started with “FANCY”. This time, the lyrics inspired by the girls’ real life experiences surely bring a lot more weight to the whole song and the MV.

It’s almost four years since TWICE debuted and it’s always so interesting to see them grow as artists.

Congrats on your comeback, TWICE!
ONCE, let’s show the girls how much we love them 💜

P.S. If you missed some of the teasers or you just simply want to see how it all makes sense now, you can find them all here: Comeback Countdown Part 1 & Part 2.

To see how Sunmi supports TWICE during their comeback period, click here.

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