In the Sentimental Past

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Your gentle laugh gives me warmth. You electrify me with happiness. We’ve walked through a long, long path, and finally reached a beautiful place. With the enchanting tears, it’s like the sunrise shooting its golden rays, and I can smile with you again under the sun. When we lift our faces and look up at the sky, I present you this beautiful, clear day.” –Leslie Cheung, Past Love (OST. A Better Tomorrow) [translated lyrics]

Program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend”, menampilkan sebuah edisi spesial pada episode 115. Episode ini mengudara di stasiun televisi KBS pada tanggal 24 Agustus 2013, serta pada tanggal 14 September 2013 di channel KBS World. Edisi spesial tersebut bertajuk “The Legend 7”, di mana tujuh penampil mewakili legendanya masing-masing dan membawakan salah satu signature song dari mereka. Menariknya, ketujuh legenda yang lagu-lagunya dihidupkan kembali dalam episode tersebut tidak hanya berasal dari Korea Selatan saja, melainkan dari dunia musik internasional. Selain itu, ketujuh legenda tersebut telah meninggal dunia. Salah satu legenda yang lagunya ditampilkan dalam episode 115 itu adalah almarhum Leslie Cheung, aktor dan penyanyi asal Hong Kong. Adalah “Past Love”, atau yang dikenal juga dengan judul “In the Sentimental Past”, lagu legendaris milik Cheung yang dibawakan dalam program “Immortal Songs 2” oleh solois pria, JK Kim Dong Wook.
“Past Love” is a song about the deep bond between childhood friends, and the friendship that has defined both of them. They’ve been through many struggles and hardships together. And as the reach their place now, they look forward a bright future ahead them. “Your gentle laugh gives me warmth. You electrify me with happiness. We’ve walked through a long, long path, and finally reached a beautiful place. With the enchanting tears, it’s like the sunrise shooting its golden rays, and I can smile with you again under the sun. When we lift our faces and look up at the sky, I present you this beautiful, clear day.” Their existences give meaning to each other, remind them about who they really are, who they used to be, and who they must be. Despite all that has happened, they remind each other again, that they watch over each other, and that they have each other. “With you in my arms, I feel the old warmth again. Looking into your eyes, I feel the same warmth. My innocent childhood dream is still pure in my heart. Today, you and I stand side by side again, and our old friendship adds sorrow to this moment.”
Dirilis pertama kali pada tahun 1986, “Past Love” merupakan original soundtrack dari film Hong Kong berjudul “A Better Tomorrow”. Film yang dibintangi oleh Leslie Cheung sendiri bersama dengan aktor Chow Yun Fat dan Ti Lung ini meraih sukses dan popularitas yang luar biasa di Asia pada waktu itu. And this song became a trademark that represents the emotion of that time Chow Yun Fat started the trench coat and matchstick trend among men. “A Better Tomorrow” was all men’s ideal for every man who lived in that generation. It left a great cultural impact at that time. Through this “Past Love” song, Cheung was acknowledged as both a great actor and singer. Lagu ini ditulis liriknya oleh Wong Jim dan dikomposisi serta diaransemen musiknya oleh Joseph Koo. “Past Love” has this sad melodies and lyrics that could touch everyone’s heart. And just by hearing its intro could make them ecstatic. Dan kini, kurang lebih sepuluh tahun setelah Cheung meninggal dunia, “Past Love” berkumandang di “Immortal Songs 2”.
Penampilan JK Kim Dong Wook dengan lagu “Past Love” merupakan pertama kalinya lagu berbahasa Mandarin dibawakan dalam sejarah program “Immortal Songs 2”. And he pulled off the Chinese lyrics perfectly with his mezmerizing deep voice. MC of the program, Moon Hee Jun, said this after JK’s performance, “If we listen to the songs that we’ve listened to when we were young, all past memories come back along with the song.” And can’t agree more with his statement. Indeed, JK’s performance brought the memories back. It’s kind of performance that relived the memories of the movie and could make everyone wants to watch the movie again. Musician Jeon Jae Deok gave a great harmonica performance, which made JK’s “Past Love” more beautiful. Secara keseluruhan, penampilan JK pada episode tersebut adalah fantastis! He deserved the more than 400 points, and even though he didn’t win that episode, he gave it all his best, as ever.

Looking into your eyes, I feel the same warmth. My innocent childhood dream is still pure in my heart. Today, you and I stand side by side again, and our old friendship adds sorrow to this moment.” –Leslie Cheung, Past Love (OST. A Better Tomorrow) [translated lyrics]



“Hing hing siu sing joi wai ngo sung wun luen
(Your gentle laugh gives me warmth)
Nei wai ngo jue yup faai lok keung din
(You electrify me with happiness)
Hing hing suet sing maan cheung lo faai yiu jau gwoh
(We’ve walked through a long, long path)
Jung yue jaau doe ming mei ching tin
(And finally reached a beautiful place
)

Sing sing foon fu yeuk hei
(With the enchanting tears)
Jeung hung yut faat fong gum jin
(It’s like the sunrise shooting its golden rays)
Ngo boon nei wong yut siu min chung yin
(And I can smile with you again under the sun)
Hing hing giu sing gung toi mong ngaan hon go hung
(When we lift our faces and look up at the sky)
Jung yue ching tin yau mei wai nei hin
(I present you this beautiful, clear day)

Yung jeuk nei dong choh wun hing joi yung yin
(With you in my arms, I feel the old warmth again)
Sum lui bin tung nin ji hei mung mei wu yim
(My innocent childhood dream is still pure in my heart)
Gum yut ngoh yue nei yau si gin bing gin
(Today, you and I stand side by side again)
Dong nin ching chi hak si tim seung sun sin
(And our old friendship adds sorrow to this moment
)

Yut mong nei ngaan lui wan hing yi tung din
(Looking into your eyes, I feel the same warmth)
Sum lui bin chung chin mung yut dim mei goi bin
(My innocent childhood dream is still pure in my heart)
Gum yut ngoh yue nei yau si gin bing gin
(Today, you and I stand side by side again)
Dong nin ching joi doe tim seung sun sin

(And our old friendship adds sorrow to this moment)”

You Might Also Like

2 komentar

  1. Can you please post the lyrics from A better tomorrow II ost ? And the romanization, so I can sing along ? Thank you and again love you ! <3 <3

    ReplyDelete