Longing Heart

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I’m going to go to that nostalgic place, I have to go, I’m going to find that unforgettable person. When the longing heart is sleeping gently, my love smiles at me in my dream.” –Kim Jung Ho, Longing Heart [translated lyrics]

1st album cover by Kim Jung Ho - source: www.maniadb.com


Program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2” episode 85 menampilkan edisi spesial almarhum Kim Jung Ho, penyanyi legendaris Korea Selatan yang meninggal dunia pada usia 34 tahun. Almarhum Kim adalah penyanyi folk yang berjaya pada tahun 1970-an. Meskipun pergi meninggalkan dunia pada usia muda, ia mewariskan musik dan lagu-lagu legendaris pada perjalanan sejarah musik Korea Selatan. Edisi spesial almarhum Kim ini ditayangkan pada tanggal 26 Januari 2013 di stasiun televisi KBS, serta mengudara di channel KBS World pada tanggal 16 Februari 2013. Dalam episode tersebut, mantan vokalis rock band Boohwal, Jung Dong Ha, tampil membawakan salah satu lagu hits almarhum Kim yang bertajuk “Longing Heart”.
Poetical lyrics are the trademark of the late Kim Jung Ho’s songs. “Longing Heart” is the same. This song has short but poetic lyrics tell about a man who feels a deep longing to the beloved one who has already left; the person whom he can’t forget. No matter how far he has traveled around, he would go back to that memorable place to reminisce; to find the presence of that person all over again. No matter how many nights have passed by, he would sleep with that longing heart; to meet that person whom he can only see in his dream. “I’m going to go to that nostalgic place, I have to go, I’m going to find that unforgettable person. When the longing heart is sleeping gently, my love smiles at me in my dream.” Deep down in his dream, buried deep in his memories, birds are taking him to the end of the sky, where he can meet that person all over again. “Migratory birds drive me to the end of the sky, where my love that has left is welcoming me.” But a dream is only a dream afterall. And when he wakes up in the morning, he has to say farewell to that person and leave the longing heart behind, although he knows that he can never forget.

Jung Dong Ha ketika membawakan lagu "Longing Heart" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" episode 85


“Longing Heart” dirilis pertama kali pada tahun 1974, sebagai bagian dari album debut almarhum Kim Jung Ho sebagai penyanyi solo. The lyrical folk singer-songwriter, the late Kim Jung Ho, wrote many sad songs including “Longing Heart”. It’s sad, therefore it’s beautiful. Jung Dong Ha menggubah aransemen original lagu folk rock ini menjadi rock ballad, yang sanggup menonjolkan kemampuan vokal Jung sebagai penyanyi rock. Both the late Kim Jung Ho and Jung Dong Ha are amazing singers. As expected, Jung could do justice to “Longing Heart”, even the narration part was done perfectly. This only happens when a great song meets a great singer. And as always, Jung Dong Ha is never disappointing.

Migratory birds drive me to the end of the sky, where my love that has left is welcoming me.” –Kim Jung Ho, Longing Heart [translated lyrics]




“Geurium dugo gaya hae naneun gaya hae idjeul su eobneun geu saram chadjagaya hae
(I’m going to go to that nostalgic place, I have to go, I’m going to find that unforgettable person)
Bogosipeun maeume salmyeosi jamideulmyeon nae sarang kkumsokeseo nareul bogo utneunda
(When the longing heart is sleeping gently, my love smiles at me in my dream)
Cheolsaega hwimolgo gan jeo haneul kkeuteneun meonjeo gasin naenimi nareul bangyeo jugetji

(Migratory birds drive me to the end of the sky, where my love that has left is welcoming me)”

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