Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/9/12

Composer Yoon Il Sang has been releasing a 21st Anniversary two-track albums on a weekly basis of the famous songs that he’s composed over the years and getting new artists to sing them.  He rose to fame in the 90’s and composed songs for some of my favorite old school K-pop artists.  One song recently grabbed my attention because of the charismatic voice behind it.  JK Kim Dong Wook’s.

JK Kim Dong Wook, my favorite barefooted singer.  Despite not having positive opinions about the drama, Scent of a Woman, I couldn’t help replay JK Kim Dong Wook’s track on that OST nonstop.  His deep voice combined with the sad lyrics just got me… right here.

JK Kim Dong Wook – Bucket List

JK 김동욱 – 버킷리스트

So anyways, I digress.  Yoon Il Sang originally composed this song for DJ DOC back in 1996 for their 3rd album. (LOL, wow it’s been awhile since I saw this MV but it’s so dated.)

The great thing about this R&B track was the combination of all of their voices.  There’s Kim Chang Ryul’s sorrowful vocals with Jung Jae Yong’s somber, deep-voiced narration and Kim Haneul’s cheeky/sarcastic rapping because of his high-pitched voice.

DJ DOC – Remember (Her Eyelashes Were Long)

DJ DOC – Remember (그 녀의 속눈썹은 길다)

So it kind of goes without saying that I did not envision JK Kim Dong Wook’s voice for this track at all.  Miryo makes more sense as she can replicate a bit of Kim Haneul’s voice but when I first heard this song, I didn’t connect it with the original.  The new version has this  jazzy blues vibe to it and perhaps it suits JK Kim Dong Wook better to change the genre but I completely fell for the new version.  Even his rapping is kinda impressive.  The song just takes me to a beach setting where I’m witnessing a couple breaking up.  I think the major difference is that the original feels like going through a break up in high school, where it’s a bit childish, as opposed to two adults breaking up.  The issues regarding why you need to break up are different.  And I feel happy that an old favorite track somehow grew up with me.

Which version do you like?

JK Kim Dong Wook – Remember (feat. Miryo)

JK 김동욱 – Remember(Feat. 미료)

Remember (feat. 미료)

눈감은 그녀의 옆모습
난 그걸 보는 게 좋았다
길게 내뿜는 담배연기를
바라보던
반쯤 감긴 그 눈빛이 좋았다

눈감은 그녀의 옆모습
난 그걸 보는 게 좋았다
길게 내뿜는 담배연기를
바라보던
반쯤 감긴 그 눈빛이 좋았다

어느덧 너는 지쳐 갔었지
아무런 약속 못하던 내게
그때 넌 눈물을 흘렸던가
나를 떠나면서
그때 널 잡을 수 없었던 건
내 자신이 미웠어
비겁한 내 자신이 나도 싫었기에

그 후론 다신 그녀를 볼 수가 없었어
그 후론 다신 그녀를 볼 수가 없었어

그 모든 게 아름다웠다고 말하기에
웃내 가슴 아픈 기억들
그녀를 위해 난 몇곡의
노래를 만들었었던가
죽고 싶도록 보고 싶어 했던가
난 지금도 그녀를 생각하며
울음대신 핏빛 노랠 토해내고 있는데

가끔은 마음이 흔들렸지
속눈썹이 긴 여자를 보면
하지만 내가 사랑했던 건
그 속의 너의 모습
내가 널 잊어주길 바라니
그렇다면 미안해
내 모든 노래 속엔 니가 있으니까

아직도 나를 용서 못하니 그런거니
아직도 나를 용서 못하니 그런거니

(눈감은 그녀의 옆모습
난 그걸 보는 게 좋았다)

미료:
비겁하게 나를 보내주겠다고 했었지
네 사랑의 마지막 배려라 했었지
내 맘은 갈기갈기 찢어 놓고
너와의 추억의 사진은
서랍위에 놓고
나 도망치듯 나와
너 아닌 남자와 나 잘 지내
이제와 나뿐이었다며 내 추억위에
눈물을 남기지 말아줄래

어느덧 너는 지쳐 갔었지
아무런 약속 못하던 내게
그때 넌 눈물을 흘렸던가
나를 떠나면서 (나의 눈물을 이젠 잊어)

아직도 나를 용서 못하니
(이미 지난일이야)
너를 버렸다고 생각하니
(조금 원망은 했어)
끝까지 그렇게 안다면 난 너무 가슴 아파
(나도 알아 나도 아파)
그래도 너무 미워 하지마
너를 언제나 사랑했어)
나도 대가를 치뤄 너 이후론
그 누구도 사랑할 수 없으니
(사랑할 수 없으니)

사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니
사랑할 수 없으니

사랑해

Remember (feat. Miryo)

Eyes closed, her side profile
I liked looking at that
Blowing out a long puff of cigarette smoke,
as I looked
Half-closed, I liked her eyes

Eyes closed, her side profile
I liked looking at that
Blowing out a long puff of cigarette smoke,
as I looked
Half-closed, I liked her eyes

For some time, I grew tired of you
Who didn’t make any promises to me
That time, did you shed tears?
when you left me
That time I couldn’t hold on to you,
I hated myself
I hated how much of a coward I was

After that I couldn’t see her again
After that I couldn’t see her again

To say that all that was beautiful
Laughable, Painful memories
For her, several songs
Did I compose songs?
Was I dying to see her?
Even now as I think about her
Instead of crying, I throw up a blood-red song.

Sometimes I felt my heart waver
When I see a girl with long eyelashes
But the thing I loved,
inside your image
Do you hope I’d forget you,
if that’s the case I’m sorry
In all my music, you’re there.

Unable to forgive me yet? Is that it?
Unable to forgive me yet? Is that it?

(Eyes closed, her side profile
I liked looking at that)

Miryo:
Like a coward, you said you’d send me off
You said it was your last caring act for me
You tore my heart to shreds
Photographic memories with you
left above the dresser
Like running away from me
Different from you, doing well with another guy
Up until now if you were a bitch, on my memories
Don’t leave those tears

For some time, I grew tired of you
Who didn’t make any promises to me
That time, did you shed tears?
When you left me (Now forget my tears)

Unable to forgive me yet?
(It’s all in the past)
Do you think I threw you away?
(I did feel a bit bitter)
If you still think that way, my heart will be pained
(I know that too, I hurt too)
But don’t hate me too much
(I loved you the whole time)
I need to pay the price after you
Because I can’t love anybody else
(Because I can’t love)

Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love
Because I can’t love

I love you

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