Family Portrait

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

When I became an adult and faced reality, as an immature child of yours I kept falling and getting back up again. On one lonely day, I looked at your picture, and realized that I just look like you now.” –Kim Jin Ho, Family Picture [translated lyrics]

Program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend” episode 149 merupakan edisi “Family Special”, di mana dalam episode tersebut lagu-lagu yang dibawakan oleh para penampil adalah lagu-lagu bertema keluarga. Episode ini khusus dipersembahkan bagi korban dan keluarga korban kecelakaan kapal feri Sewol yang terjadi di Korea Selatan pada bulan April lalu. Edisi spesial ini mengudara pada stasiun televisi KBS pada tanggal 24 Mei 2014, serta pada tanggal 14 Juni 2014 di channel KBS World. Hadir sebagai salah satu penampil dalam episode tersebut adalah Kim Jin Ho, penyanyi yang merupakan anggota dari grup vokal SG Wannabe. Untuk pertama kalinya dalam sejarah “Immortal Songs 2”, seorang penyanyi hadir membawakan lagunya sendiri. Kim Jin Ho menampilkan lagu miliknya bertajuk “Family Picture”, atau yang dikenal juga dengan judul “Family Portrait”.
“Family Picture” is a song that tells about your parent. About your father, how he spend his youth by working hard to earn money, to give you good education, good life.  “You lived a busy life when you were young, and then your child added meaning to your life. Your excited smile in the family picture back then is still clear, although now it’s slowly fading away. When I became an adult and faced reality, as an immature child of yours I kept falling and getting back up again. On one lonely day, I looked at your picture, and realized that I just look like you now. Only when my youth was waning, I came to pay attention to your days gone by.” About your mother, how she spend her youth by working hard to raise you, to give you good food, good life. “The young lady who was smiling in the picture, her blooming days were sacrificed to give me a birth. Your days turned into fertilizer to nurture my days. I will collect all those times again, and make your smile blooms again.” About your parent, whose blood streams in your whole body, whose tears pour and sweat flows only for you, their children. Parent, who’s keep giving without any demand, who’s keep protecting without any warrant.
When it comes to parents, people could become sentimental. Without we could ever realized, as we grow up, parents are growing old. And before we could ever realized, parents could be gone so soon. More than we could ever imagined, they could passed away too fast. Sometimes, as a child we only look for them when we were down, when the world feels so harsh, when the life seems so rough, when everything is hard to bear. And they are always there. Stand still and give us salvation. Meanwhile sometimes, we often forget about them when we were on the top and hold the world in our hand. But even so, they are always there. Stand still and watch over us proudly. Kim Jin Ho said after his performance, “I hope you will be wise enough to know the importance of making your beloved ones smile.” Yes, you would never know when God take them away. So, love your parent, and express it, before it’s too late.
Kim Jin Ho menciptakan “Family Picture” untuk mengenang almarhum ayahnya yang meninggal dunia ketika ia masih kecil. He wrote this song in five minutes, after looking at the family picture his mother created, where they took a picture while holding his father’s picture up. Through that picture, he could feel how much his mother misses his father. Incidentally, that day of the recording was the day of his parent’s wedding anniversary, so it’s a meaningful performance for him personally. It’s a serenade for his father in heaven. Versi original “Family Picture” yang termuat dalam album solo perdananya, “Today”, merupakan lagu akustik. Album ini dirilis pada tanggal 14 Februari 2013. Sementara dalam penampilannya untuk “Immortal Songs 2”, lagu ini diaransemen menjadi ballad orchestra yang menyayat hati. Penampilannya pada “Immortal Songs 2” merupakan pertama kalinya saya mendengar lagu ini, dan saya berhasil dibuat menangis karenanya. Through Kim Jin Ho’s heart-warming voice and melancholic melody, we could feel his sincerity. You couldn’t help but thinking about your own parents, and what they’ve been through to raise you this far. And it was amazing, how a song could touch people’s heart like this.

The young lady who was smiling in the picture, her blooming days were sacrificed to give me a birth. Your days turned into fertilizer to nurture my days. I will collect all those times again, and make your smile blooms again.” –Kim Jin Ho, Family Picture [translated lyrics]



“Bappeuge saraon dangsinui jeolmeume uimireul deohaejul aiga saenggigo
(You lived a busy life when you were young, and then your child added meaning to your life)
Geunare jjigeotdeon gajok sajinsoge seolleneun useumeun bitbarae gajiman
(Your excited smile in the family picture back then is still clear, although now it’s slowly fading away)

Eoreuni doeeoseo hyeonsire deonjyeojin naneun cheorieomneun adeuri doeeoseo
(When I became an adult and faced reality, as an immature child of yours)
Igotjeogoseseo kkaejigo tto ireoseoda oeroun eoneunal kkeonaebon sajinsok appareul dalmainne
(I kept falling and getting back up again, on one lonely day, I looked at your picture, and realized that I just look like you now)

Nae jeolmeun eoneusae giureo galttaejjeum geujeya boineun dangsinui naldeuri
(Only when my youth was waning, I came to pay attention to your days gone by)
Gajoksajinsoge misottwin jeormeun agassie kkotpideon sijeoreun naege dasi dorawaseo
(The young lady who was smiling in the picture, her blooming days were sacrificed to give me a birth)

Nareul kkotpiugi wihae georeumi doeeobeoryeotdeon
(Your days turned into fertilizer to nurture my days)
Geueullin geu sigandeureul naega kkaekkeutji moaseo
(I will collect all those times again)
Dangsinui useumkkot piugi

(And make your smile blooms again)”

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  1. I couldn't agree more. Watching Kim Jin Ho's performance singing this song on immortal song 2 make me realize about how powerful music can be. Dengan melodi yang sederhana, Kim Jin Ho bisa menyampaikan pesannya dengan sangat baik. Liriknya dibuat dengan begitu simpel, tapi terasa dalam dan manis tapi sekaligus ketir. Sebuah lagu yang bahkan bisa membuat kita menangis saat mendengarnya pertama kali.

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