Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/31/12

So I’ve been listening to Younha’s latest CD all summer.  I don’t know why but I haven’t really been getting the summer vibe from the CD.  It feels more like Fall to me.  As we head into Labor Day weekend here in the States and kids are returning to school, it just means that Fall is right around the corner.  In fact, we’ve been having some nice Fall weather this week which prompted me to feature her today.

Younha debuted in Japan first and eventually became successful in Korea as well.  It’s not fair to call her a ballad singer because listening to the whole of the album, “Supersonic”, it’s clear that there is a wide variety of genres she experiments with.  Even calling on a wide range of folks in the music community to work with her.

One such person is John Park.  John Park did his rounds on several competitive singing reality shows.  He started off on American Idol but was the runner up on Superstar K2.

I think through their collaboration the two got to know each other well and he’s even appeared on her radio talk show, Younha’s Starry Night.  There was much talk from the netizens about how their friendship has been blossoming through Twitter.

I’ve really been liking Younha’s duet with John Park, “우린 달라졌을까 (Would We Have Changed?)”, because of their harmony. The song is about a couple who have broken up but it seems that they haven’t forgotten about each other.  What happens if they took a different path in their relationship?  Would it have turned out differently?  At times sections of the song remind me of a Christian praise song; I kinda want to lift my hands up. Clearly, the lyrics have nothing to do with that.  But the reason I wanted to feature it this week was because I love their harmony.  Their voices compliment each other incredibly well.

Younha – 우린 달라졌을까 (With John Park) (Would We Have Changed? (With John Park))

윤하(Younha/ユンナ) – 우린 달라졌을까 (With John Park)

우린 달라졌을까

다 잊었다고 난 생각 했나봐
내 마음조차 날 속였었나봐
마주보던 날들
함께 웃었던 얘기
따뜻했던 그 공기까지도

참 선명하게 다 남아있나봐
단 하나도 잊을 수가 없나봐
그만하면 됐다고
이미 바보 같다고
날 다그치며 미워하지만

내 가슴속을 낫게 하는 건
내 머릿속을 쉬게 해주는 건
너의 사랑밖엔 없어
덜어내려 해도
내 마음은 또 너에게로 가

널 보고 싶단 생각뿐이야
널 잡고 싶은 마음뿐이야
아주 멀리 돌아와도
마지막은 니가 있던 나의 곁이길

참 좋았던 니 향기가 생각나
너무 어울렸던 그 이름 불러봐
마지막에 너를 한번 더 잡았다면
지금 우리는 달라졌을까

참 쓸데없는 생각을 하는 나
또 기대하고 또 무너지는 나
미련두지 말자고 이제 그만 하자고
날 다그치며 미워하지만

나 없이 잘 지내지 말아줘
내가 없이도 행복하지는 마
나처럼 그리워 울고
잠 못 드는 밤에
나를 찾아 올 수 있도록

이렇게라도 널 찾고 싶어
이렇게라도 널 볼 수 있다면
나는 어떤 기도라도 할 수 있어
행복이 반으로 줄어도 괜찮아

나에게 올 거야 넌 내게 돌아 올 거야
니가 있던 그 자리 나의 가슴 속으로
다른 사랑할 수 없는 나인가 봐
니가 전부인 나에게 다시 돌아와

내 가슴속을 낫게 하는 건
내 머릿속을 쉬게 해주는 건
너의 사랑밖엔 없어
덜어내려 해도
내 마음은 또 너에게로 가

널 보고 싶단 생각뿐이야
널 잡고 싶은 마음뿐야
아주 멀리 돌아와도 마지막은
니가 있던 나의 곁이길

참 좋았던 니 향기가 생각나
너무 어울렸던 그 이름 불러봐
마지막에 너를 한 번 더 잡았다면
지금 우리는 달라졌을까

Would We Have Changed?

I thought everything was forgotten
Even my heart must have fooled me
The days we faced,
conversations that made us both laugh
That warm air, too

It seems to remain really clear
Just can’t forget a single thing
Said we’re through,
already seeming like an idiot
Pressing me and hating me

Letting my heart heal
Letting my head rest
There’s nothing but your love
though you try to lessen it
My heart goes back to you again

My only thought is of wanting to see you
My only feeling is of wanting to hold onto you
Though you return from far away
In the end, you are by my side

I remember your scent that I liked so much
Call our your name that suited you so well
At the end if I had held onto you once more
Would we have changed now?

I’m really have some futile thoughts
I’m hoping again and being disappointed again
Not wanting to cling on and now ending it
Pressing me and hating me

Don’t go on living well without me
Don’t be happy without me
Like me, miss me and cry
have sleepless nights
So you can come find me

I want to find you like this
If I can see you this way
I can pray any kind of prayer
It’s okay if my happiness decreases by half

You’ll come to me, you’ll come back to me
The place you’d taken inside my heart
I can’t let it be replaced by another love
You are everything to me, return to me

Letting my heart heal
Letting my head rest
There’s nothing but your love
though you try to lessen it
My heart goes back to you again

My only thought is of wanting to see you
My only feeling is of wanting to hold onto you
Though you return from far away
In the end, you are by my side

I remember your scent that I liked so much
Call our your name that suited you so well
At the end if I had held onto you once more
Would we have changed now?

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