Can’t get enough of the heartwarming, romantic ballads now that the Christmas season is coming up. Here are two of my all-time favourites and both songs feature the oboe.
Tim – “사랑합니다 (Sa lang hab ni da / I love you)”
Track 1 / Vol. 1 “First 영민” / Released 21 Apr 2003
So bad..a person like you..
Why did you take my heart without my permission?
I’m living with so much difficulty
But you don’t even know.
I know.. that it’s not me
That I’m not worthy enough for even a blink of your eye
But sometimes can’t you share your smile with me too?
Even if it’s not love
*Please turn back just once sometime
If I wait endlessly like this today
Again it’s the one word in my heart that I can’t keep inside
I love you
Yesterday, I lay my head on my desk
And I think I fell asleep grieving for you
When I opened my eyes, the tears had smudged
Your name and hopeless doodles
As I look at your back image
which I got so used to
I say those silent tear-like words,
I love you
Translated by goolyrics.cjb.net
Taken from http://www.aheeyah.com/lyrics/tim/tim_1_tran.htm
Tei – “사랑은…하나다 (Sa lang eun ha na da / Love is once)”
Track 2 / Vol. 2 “Ucu Pra Cacia” / Released 1 Feb 2005
Live on SBS Inkigayo (30 Jan 2005)
Tei looked a bit tired in this performance and didn’t reach a couple of the high notes, which he normally does with ease. Here’s the link to the MV for comparison.
In fact, it is one of my favourite music videos =) For one thing, it matches the lyrics really nicely and looks great in black and white. Like it best for its symbolic nature.
Even if I try to block my heart, my tears burst through.
As much as my tears, that person fills my heart.
The sad, wordless tears that I shed yesterday
Now fall the words that it’s over.
I don’t know anything but the sky.
Because I thought it was that person’s voice
and that person’s footsteps,
I ran out barefooted.
Surprised, I turn around even though
I’m hurt again because I keep lying to myself.
*Time, go ahead first. I think I’ll be a little late.
I’m gonna stay here a little more and wait.
Like how life is just one, during the time I live,
that person is one, love is one. I don’t even budge. Even if my head
always forgets the memories, my heart can’t forget.
For it will hastily push away the memories that
come like how a magnet attaches to the south pole.
I’m sick of this kind of me too.
Sometimes because I felt a tremble, I childishly resented that person too.
However, sadly and apologetically, I don’t know how to share love.
Love, just stay here. Only then will I be able to breathe.
Even if the flowers don’t bloom or there’s no fragrance,
it’s okay.. it’s okay..
Even if I live acting like I’m sick, I’m happy.
It may be too late to say… but thank you, for coming to me.
Translated by Jungie
Taken from http://www.aheeyah.com/lyrics/tei/tei_2_tran.htm