Jive Monkey Playlist: 9/23/11

I debated a lot this week on what to post next for the weekly playlist post as I’ve been fangirling over a lot of songs and artists these days.  But this one seems fitting for a fall-like day, like today.

Sung Shi Kyung is nicknamed “Prince of Ballads” and he’s got this really delicate, sweet voice.  Currently, he’s guesting on 1 Night 2 Days on the viewer’s tour.  1 Night 2 Days invited 100 viewers to come along on a trip with them: 10 people from each age group, up to 100 years in age.

First, the hosts all went on an MT of sorts.  As a joke, they had a task in which they had to stand on a random street to see if anyone would recognize them.  If someone did and call out to them, then they would fail.  Sung Shi Kyung suggested that he would take off his signature glasses.  He said, “There are three celebrities that can never take off their glasses: Pororo, Sung Shi Kyung and Kim Tae Woo.”  LOL.

When it was time for the group selection, Sung Shi Kyung randomly got the 90-100 age group.  The elders didn’t know who he was and they had trouble walking, eating and etc.  But he was considerate, patient and kind with them.  And really, that’s how I hear his voice.

After coming out of the army last year, he’s been busy hosting his nightly radio show.  He finally released a full album last week.

Titled “처음 (First),” it’s his 7th album since debuting in 2000.  I like a lot of songs on the album, including the title track and the digital single he released before coming out with the full album, “난 좋아 (I’m Alright)” and “오 나의 여신님 (Oh my goddess),” respectively.

But I wanted to feature “네가 불던 날 (The Day You Called Me).”  I love the simple acoustics of the song and it reminds me of John Mayer from his first and second album a little bit.  I also love how Sung Shi Kyung’s voice progresses from deep to high; it enhances the emotion behind the lyrics.

Sung Shi Kyung – 네가 불던 날 (The Day You Called Me)

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네가 불던 날

하루는 길어도
일 년은 빠르고
어제는 흐려도 그날은 선명해
그렇다고 해도
여전히 슬플 필요는 없어

불안한 설렘과 다정한 외로움
혼자가 더 편해
친구들이 좋아
문득 허전한 건
멀리서 불어온 바람 때문

언제나 막막한 그리움은
닿지 못할 곳을 향해 불어가고
돌아갈 수 없는 그 곳에서
마음이 멈춘 순간

내 손을 잡아줄 사람
천천히 같이 걸어줄 사람
시시한 농담에 웃어줄 한 사람
그런 사람 내 곁에 있다면

돌이킬 수 없단 말로
너무 쉽게 묻은 건 아닐까
아마 나는 지금 누군가 그리운 것 같아

바람이 슬프면 난 눈을 비비고
마음과는 다른 노래를 부르네
그립기는 해도
돌아가고 싶은 건 아니야

언제나 투명한 후회들은
갈 수 없는 먼 곳에서 날 부르고
어젯밤 꿈속의 그 곳에서
기억이 멈춰버린 순간

내 손을 잡아줄 사람
천천히 같이 걸어줄 사람
시시한 농담에 웃어줄 한 사람
그런 사람 내 곁에 있다면

돌이킬 수 없단 말로
너무 쉽게 묻은 건 아닐까
아마 나는 지금 누군가 그리운 것 같아

이젠 다 상관없다면
그게 더 슬픈 걸
왜 헤어짐은
너무 쉬운 선택인 걸 몰랐을까
그땐 왜

날 좋아해 주던 그런 너
언제나 내 손 잡던 너
많이 웃어주던 너
내 곁에 있던 너

The Day You Called

Though the day is long,
a year passes quickly
Yesterday was cloudy, that day was clear
Having said that,
still there’s no need to be sad

Anxiously excited and tender loneliness
It’s easier to be alone,
I like being with friends
Suddenly feeling empty
because of that wind blowing from afar

Always endless longing
Calling me to a place I’ll never reach
Can’t go back from that place
the moment my heart stops

The person who holds my hand,
who offers to walk slowly with me
Someone to laughs at cheesy jokes with
If a person like that could be by my side

For something that’s unalterable,
Am I being too flippant?
It seems I’m longing for someone

If the wind is sad, then I’ll rub my eyes
Singing a song contrary to my heart
Although I’m missing,
I don’t want to go back

Every time my clear regret
Calls me from the far-off, remote place
Last night’s dream from that place
the moment my memories end

The person who holds my hand,
who offers to walk slowly with me
Someone to laughs at cheesy jokes with
If a person like that could be by my side

For something that’s unalterable,
Am I being too flippant?
It seems I’m longing for someone

Now if it doesn’t mean a thing,
that’s even sadder
Why didn’t I see that breaking up
would be the easier thing to do?
Those days, why?

The person who liked me, you
Always held my hand, you
Smiled a lot, you
Stayed beside me, you

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