김연지 – 넌 또 다른 나

Some of the best music I’ve ever heard comes out of 불후의 명곡 and 김연지’s version of 이승철’s popular 넌 또 다른 나 is no different.

Lyrics

세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를
어느새 넌 다독거렸지 헤아려주고
I was left alone at the edge of the world
But then you comforted me and tried to understand me
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너 Yes, you are the reason I want to live
나른한 햇살이 내 머리칼 비출 때
불현듯 난 말하고팠어
When the fading sun shone on my hair
I suddenly wanted to say
이럴 땐 촛불이 더욱 어울리지만
지금 내 입 속에 소용돌이치는 한 마디
Candlelight works better at a time like this but
There’s something I want to say
내 눈감는 날까지
널 곁에 두고싶다는
Until the day I close my eyes
I want to keep you by my side
세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를
어느새 넌 다독거렸지 헤아려주고
I was left alone at the edge of the world
But then you comforted me and tried to understand me
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너 Yes, you are the reason I want to live
사소한 일들로 많이도 다퉜지
그래서 오늘까지 왔어
We fought over a lot of small things
That’s how we came this far
작은 어려움도 같이 염려해줬고
속 깊은 대화도 나눌 수가 있었던 거야
We overcame even the smallest of troubles together
We were able to have meaningful conversations
알아주길 바래
넌 또 다른 나인걸
I want you to know
that you are another me
세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를
어느새 넌 다독거렸지 헤아려주고
I was left alone at the edge of the world
But then you comforted me and tried to understand me
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너 Yes, you are the reason I want to live
나와 또 다른 너를 보면서 With someone who is so different from me
어느새 여지까지 왔어
알아주길 바라
We came this far
And I want you to know
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너 Yes, you are the reason I want to live
바로 너 Yes, you x 2
세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를 I was left alone at the edge of the world
세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를
어느새 넌 다독거렸지 헤아려주고
I was left alone at the edge of the world
But then you comforted me and tried to understand me
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너  Yes, you are the reason I want to live
세상 끝에 홀로 버려진 나를
어느새 여지까지 왔어
알아주길 바라
I was left alone at the edge of the world
We came this far
And I want you to know
그래 나 살고픈 이유는 바로 너 Yes, you are the reason I want to live x2

Immortal Songs 2 | 불후의 명곡 2

I’m not a big fan of pop, English or otherwise, which is why it’s probably not surprising that my favourite music show on TV is Immortal Songs 2. It’s a refreshing blast from the past, with singers re-interpreting classic hits. I have to say, no matter where in the world you are, there’s nothing that can quite match the classics. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that nothing produced in the last ten years or so is even classic-worthy. Anyway, back to Immortal Songs… it’s a great show where you get to see artists show off new colours and experiment in ways that you wish they did on their albums. It’s rare to have a bad episode of the show, you’re usually sure to find at least one redeeming performance which will make you want to come back for more. All in all, Immortal Songs is like a great live concert with a line-up of fabulous singers. My personal favourites on the show are 알리, 벤, 정동하, JK김돈욱, VOS and recently 송슨연…

Here’s my playlist of best performances over the last couple of years… Enjoy! Let me know if you have any personal favourites 🙂

 

김진호- 가족사진 | Kim Jin Ho – Family Portrait

If you’re looking for a singer with unmistakable sincerity and lyrics that can blow you away… you needn’t look much further than Kim Jin Ho (former member of SG Wannabe). I’d watched the MV for his song “Family Portrait” last year, but there’s something so powerful about watching him sing it live.

Lyrics (with my best efforts at translating)

바쁘게 살아온 당신의 젊음에
의미를 더해줄 아이가 생기고
In your busy youth, you had a child who would lend purpose to your life.
그 날의 찍었던 가족사진 속에
설레는 웃음은 빛바래 가지만
Even though the excited smiles in the family portrait we took that day are fading
어른이 되어서 현실에 던져진
나는 철이 없는 아들 딸이 되어서
Thrown in to the real world, I ended up becoming a child who’d lost its way
이곳저곳에서 깨지고 또 일어서다
외로운 어느날 꺼내본 사진 속 아빠를 닮아있네
One lonely day, after falling down and getting back up again in countless places, I looked back at that family portrait and realized that I resembled my father.
내 젊을 어느 새 기울어 갈때 쯤
그제야 보이는 당신의 날 들이
As my youth fades away, only now can I see the life you lived.
가족사진속에 미소 띤 젊은 우리 엄마
꽃피던 시절은 나에게 다시 돌아와서
My young mother, smiling in the family portrait. I remember the days when the picture was taken
나를 꽃피우기위해 거름이 되어버렸던
그을린 그 시간들을 내가 깨끗이 모아서
I will collect the ashes of all the time you spent, like fertilizer to help me blossom,
당신의 웃음 꽃 피우길 피우길x3 Just to see your blooming smile again x3
나를 꽃피우기위해 거름이 되어버렸던
그을린 그 시간들을 내가 깨끗이 모아서
I will collect the ashes of all the time you spent, like fertilizer to help me blossom,
당신의 웃음 꽃 피우길 피우길x3 Just to see your blooming smile again x3