The Girl with the Short Hair

Monday, June 02, 2014

Whenever my heart feels lonely, I think of that day. Whenever I long for that day, I wander in my dream.” –Cho Yong Pil, Bobbed Hair [translated lyrics]

Almarhum Park Geon Ho adalah penulis lirik legendaris Korea Selatan. Dari tangannya telah terlahir 3.000 lirik lagu yang menyertai perjalanan industri musik di sana. Episode 140 program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend” menghadirkan kembali lagu-lagu hits karya Park Geon Ho. Salah satu lagu yang dibawakan dalam episode tersebut adalah “Bobbed Hair” yang dipopulerkan pertama kali pada tahun 1980 oleh penyanyi legendaris, Cho Yong Pil. Dalam episode yang mengudara pada tanggal 15 Februari 2014 di stasiun televisi KBS dan pada tanggal 8 Maret 2014 di channel KBS World ini “Bobbed Hair” dibawakan oleh boy group Teen Top dan 100%, yang sebelumnya pernah berkolaborasi dan memenangkan trophy “Immortal Songs 2” pada episode 106, yaitu edisi spesial Park Nam Jung. Berbeda dari penampilan sebelumnya, kali ini Teen Top dan 100% unjuk kebolehan atas kemampuan vokal mereka dengan membawakan lagu “Bobbed Hair” dengan aransemen harmony ballad orchestra.
“Bobbed Hair” is a song about a boy who is attracted to a girl with a short hair, without even know whom she is or even her name. That girl was once approaching him, just only for a short time. Hence, unknowingly, that short time lasts forever. “The girl who once upon a time gave me a bouquet of flowers. Out of any other days, I don’t know why but I particularly miss her today. Her neat bobbed hair was likethe grass that getting wet from the rain. Her sparkling eyes rekindled the fire in my heart.” Everything about her just seems so fine in his eyes. And so, unknowingly, he keeps longing for her. “Whenever my heart feels lonely, I think of that day. Whenever I long for that day, I wander in my dream.” Somehow, the short meeting with that girl became a source of strength for him. Knowing that there’s still somebody out there who loves and supports him always, unconditionally. Although as the time is passing by, it may seems like a distant and vague dream right now, he will never forget that one precious memory. “I never forget this longing since she left. I hate the passing time without that girl.”
Versi original “Bobbed Hair” adalah lagu pop band dengan medium tempo. Lagu dengan irama ceria ini termuat dalam album perdana Cho Yong Pil yang terjual lebih dari satu juta salinan, yang pada waktu itu adalah yang pertama kalinya terjadi dalam sejarah industri musik Korea Selatan. Grup band legendaris, 015B, merilis versi remake dari “Bobbed Hair” yang menjadi bagian dari album kelima mereka pada tahun 1994. Lagu ini melegenda dalam industri hiburan Korea Selatan dan kerap muncul dalam berbagai acara televisi sebagai theme song, baik itu variety shows maupun serial drama. Meskipun pada akhirnya Teen Top dan 100% tidak berhasil memenangkan satu round pun dalam “Immortal Songs 2”, keberanian mereka dalam mempertunjukkan sesuatu yang belum pernah mereka lakukan sebelumnya patut diacungi jempol. Indeed, with its delight melody and ear-catchy lyrics, “Bobbed Hair” always has this kind of magical feeling for anyone who hear it, at anytime in anywhere.

I never forget this longing since she left. I hate the passing time without that girl.” –Cho Yong Pil, Bobbed Hair [translated lyrics]



“Geu eonjenga nareul wihae kkotdabareul jeonhaejudeon geu sonyeo
(The girl who once upon a time gave me a bouquet of flowers)
Oneulttara wae ireohge geu sonyeoga bogosipeulkka
(Out of any other days, I don’t know why but I particularly miss her today)
Bie jeodeun pulipcheoreom danbalmeori gobge bitseun geusonyeo
(Her neat bobbed hair was likethe grass that getting wet from the rain)
Banjjakideon nunmanguri nae maeume doesara nane
(Her sparkling eyes rekindled the fire in my heart)

Naemaeum oerowojilttaemyeon geunareul saenggakhago
(Whenever my heart feels lonely, I think of that day)
Geunari geuriwojilttaemyeon kkumgireul hemaeneunde
(Whenever I long for that day, I wander in my dream)

Motideul geurium namgigo geusonyeo deryeogan sewori miwora

(I never forget this longing since she left, I hate the passing time without that girl)”

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