For My Remaining Love

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

No, why can’t you just leave me? Even if you’re beside me, I can’t look straight at you. No, don’t look for me ever again, what’s the use of seeing my remaining love? You’ve already left.” –Hong Kyung Min, For My Remaining Love [translated lyrics]

"Free Throw II Shot" album cover by Hong Kyung Min - source: www.maniadb.com


Hong Kyung Min adalah satu dari sekian banyak penyanyi yang telah hadir sebagai penampil dalam program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend”. Solois pria ini tercatat sebagai penampil veteran dalam program tersebut, karena dibandingkan dengan para penyanyi lainnya, ia telah hadir dalam sebagian besar episode “Immortal Songs 2” sejak masa awal penayangannya pada tahun 2011 hingga 2014 kini. Hong telah memberikan banyak hal bagi program ini. Ia adalah penampil yang atraktif, penuh kejutan, dan selalu menyuguhkan penampilan yang impresif dan menghibur, tidak hanya di atas panggung melainkan juga di belakang layar alias waiting room. He’s an all-round entertainer with his endless charms, witty and humorous talks, and also easy-going yet big-hearted attitude toward his colleagues and junior singers. Hong adalah salah satu dari beberapa penyanyi yang beruntung menerima lagu dari komposer dan produser musik terkemuka Korea Selatan, Lee Kyung Sup. Pada program “Immortal Songs 2” episode 161, di mana Lee hadir sebagai legenda, salah satu lagu hits Hong yang bertajuk “For My Remaining Love” ditampilkan oleh rekannya, Jo Sung Mo.


Jo Sung Mo ketika membawakan lagu "For My Remaining Love" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" episode 161


What is the worst part of a breakup? For me, it’s the lingering memories. Because once I breakup with someone, that’s for good and I would cut off any relation with him. There’s no such thing as ‘being a good friend’ for me. But for some people, perhaps the worst part is the lingering person. Because there are these kind of people who still mantain good relation with their ex-lover. And actually, for the abandoned ones, it’s torturing. “For My Remaining Love” is the song about that; about someone who’s still lingered by his/her ex-lover. “Even though I already know that you are in front of me, because I can’t face you anyway, so I have to ignore you, please understand me. If there is someone beside me and pretending to be my lover, you would think that I’ve forgotten you now and never find me again. But, you would see me alone and how much I’ve cried for you. No matter how hard I try to hide it from you, tears fall down whenever I think about you.” The worst thing is, that person will see them still all alone now, because they still in the self-healing process from broken heart. For the abandoned ones, it’s always unpleasant to show their misery while trying to forget everything and move on. Nevertheless, what’s the use of seeing their remaining love? “It’s alright, the despair and the sorrow of losing you will fade sooner or later. When time passes, even those memories will be erased, so just leave in peace.”
“For My Remaining Love” is a perfect song for the month of broken heart. Especially for those who are tormented by their ex-lover who comes back again after leaving them in a painful breakup. This song is about anger, sadness, and resentment of being left; it’s about the fear of being weak again for the one who already left them, after all those hard times they’ve spent to get up again. “No, it just will be harder, if my heart wants to see you again for just one last time. No, there’s no good things left anymore, all has been forgotten, so just leave.” No matter what, they just can’t understand why is that person trying to find them again. No matter what, they just can’t understand why was that person leaving them at the first place if that person is going to look for them again. If that person wanted to leave them, then just leave for good. If that person wanted to end everything with them, then just leave in peace. They believe that time will help them to move on, and the fact that the person is back to their life again now is not helping at all. It’s tormenting instead, and it doesn’t change anything. Because they’ve already left before, and it’s all too late now. “No, why can’t you just leave me? Even if you’re beside me, I can’t look straight at you. No, don’t look for me ever again, what’s the use of seeing my remaining love? You’ve already left.”


Hong Kyung Min - source: sports.donga.com


Dirilis pertama kali pada tahun 1998, “For My Remaining Love” adalah title song dari album kedua Hong Kyung Min, "Free Throw II Shot". Melalui lagu ini, Hong mulai dikenal oleh masyarakat luas. This song is considered to be textbook example of Lee Kyung Sup’s rock ballad music. Because “No” often appears in the lyrics, many people thought that the title was “No”. In his performance on “Immortal Songs 2”, Jo Sung Mo gave his all. He sang as if he was standing on the edge of a cliff. And surprisingly, the King of ballad music could pull off the rock music so well. It was a remarkable performance. Personally, Hong Kyung Min is totally my kind of singer. He’s a rocker, he has that charming husky voice, he can play many instruments, he’s a funny person, and of course, he’s gorgeous! His arrangement in “Immortal Songs 2” is never disappointing. And “For My Remaining Love” is one of my favourite Hong’s songs. It shows his rocker spirit and soul, and the rock ballad melody is just going so well with his adorable voice. Anyway, Hong adalah salah satu penyanyi yang membuat saya bersyukur telah menemukan program “Immortal Songs 2”. Dan lagu ini, “For My Remaining Love”, adalah masterpiece klasik nan legendaris.

No, it just will be harder, if my heart wants to see you again for just one last time. No, there’s no good things left anymore, all has been forgotten, so just leave.” –Hong Kyung Min, For My Remaining Love [translated lyrics]





“Naeape nega wa itdaneun geol imi algo itjiman
(Even though I already know that you are in front of me)
Eochapi neol bol su eobeoseo neol moreuncheok haneun nal ihaehaeyahae
(Because I can’t face you anyway, so I have to ignore you, please understand me)
Ireolttae naui gyeote nugunga sarangincheok itseumyeon
(If there is someone beside me and pretending to be my lover)
Ijen neol da ideunjul algo nal dasineun chadji aneultende
(You would think that I’ve forgotten you now and never find me again)

Ajikdo honjain nareul bomyeonseo neon tto eolmana ulleonji
(But, you would see me alone and how much I’ve cried for you)
Neoreul wihae amuri gamchulyeohaedo neol saenggakhamyeon nunmurina
(No matter how hard I try to hide it from you, tears fall down whenever I think about you)

Andwae andwae wae tteonaji mothae nae gyeote iteodo neoreul bol su eobneunde
(No, no, why can’t you just leave me? Even if you’re beside me, I can’t look straight at you)
Andwae andwae nal dasin chadjima nae nameun sarangeul bomyeon mwohae
(No, no, don’t look for me ever again, what’s the use of seeing my remaining love?)
Neon imi tteonangeol
(You’ve already left)

Gwaenchana neol ireun seulpeum jeolmangdo geuri gilji aneul geoya
(It’s alright, the despair and the sorrow of losing you will fade sooner or later)
Sewol gamyeon geu maneun chueokjochado jiwojilteni pyeonhi tteona
(When time passes, even those memories will be erased, so just leave in peace)

Andwae andwae deo himman deuljana hanbeonmanirado bogo sipeun naemami
(No, no, it just will be harder, if my heart wants to see you again for just one last time)
Andwae andwae da soyongeobjana da idjeobeorigo geunyang tteona
(No, no, there’s no good things left anymore, all has been forgotten, so just leave)”

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