For Once in My Life

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Those clouds keeps flowing, they even meet each other while floating the sky. But where is my love that I am meant to meet waiting for me?” –Jo Young Nam, For Once in My Life [translated lyrics]

Jo Young Nam adalah salah satu penyanyi dan musisi legendaris yang dimiliki oleh Korea Selatan. Lebih dari itu, ia adalah seorang seniman berjiwa bebas nan muda dengan kepribadian yang unik. Jo telah dua kali hadir sebagai legenda pada program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend”. Pertama adalah pada episode 37, kemudian pada kali kedua Jo hadir dalam program ini, dua episode spesial khusus ditayangkan, yaitu episode 158 dan 159. Piala “Immortal Songs 2” untuk edisi spesial Jo ini berhasil dibawa pulang oleh ALi. Solois wanita bernama asli Jo Young Jin ini tampil pada bagian kedua edisi spesial Jo Young Nam, yaitu episode 159, dengan membawakan lagu bertajuk “For Once in My Life”. Episode ini ditayangkan di stasiun televisi KBS pada tanggal 2 Agustus 2014, serta mengudara pada tanggal 23 Agustus 2014 di channel KBS World. “For Once in My Life” dirilis pertama kali pada tanggal 27 Agustus 1978, sebagai bagian dari album Jo Young Nam yang bertajuk “Love Is (사랑이란)”.

"Love Is" album cover by Jo Young Nam - source: www.maniadb.com


No one wants to be lonely in this life. Eventually, no matter how independent people are, there will come a day when they realize that they want to spend their entire life with someone special. Actually, there will come the time when they realize that they need that someone special to spend the rest of their lives with. “For Once in My Life” is a song that tells about someone who has been living as a single for years, and now as he/she feels old enough to settle down, they realize that they need someone, and that they want to meet that someone; that is his/her true love, at least just for once in their life. The most heartbreaking thing for those single people is, that as the time goes by and there’s no one by their side, they realize that their youth is fading too. “The time of life keeps flowing, it flows and flows along with the river. But where do those days of my youth go flowing and flowing away? Those clouds keeps flowing, they even meet each other while floating the sky. But where is my love that I am meant to meet waiting for me?”
Time is cruelly irreversible. In your loneliness, have you ever asked for yourself, when will the time come for you to be able to love someone? When will the time come for you to be able to meet your true love, your fate? Time keeps flying away, but when will we can find our destined person? Where can we find them? Youth only happens once in our lifetime. The most heartbreaking thing for those single people is, that as time goes by and there’s no one by their side, they realize that loneliness is killing them. “That swallow keeps flying, it even comes back again when spring comes. But those days of my youth will never come back again once they’re gone. We only have once at a time, for the days of you and I to be young. But when will me meet and make promise for our everlasting future?” As people get older, even the most independent ones need to settle. As people get older, even the toughest ones need someone else to be leaned on. Eventually, no one wants to be alone in this life. Just for once, they want to love and to be loved. Just for once, they need somebody to love and to be loved. “For once in my life, let me love you, my love.”

ALi ketika membawakan lagu "For Once in My Life" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" episode 159


“For Once in My Life” merupakan remake dari sebuah lagu bertajuk “Magia” yang dipopulerkan oleh penyanyi Italia, Massimo Ranieri, pada tahun 1969. Sembilan tahun kemudian, Jo Young Nam merilis versi berbahasa Korea dari melodi lagu ini. Musik orkestra yang kaya serta lirik sentimental yang ditulis oleh Jo sangat sesuai dengan emosi masyarakat Korea Selatan, sehingga lagu ini menuai popularitas pada waktu itu. Tahun 70-an memang masa-masa keemasan bagi Jo. Pada waktu itu ia debut sebagai seorang aktor dengan membintangi film yang dibuat oleh sutradara Choi In Hyun berdasarkan lagu ini, bahkan dengan judul yang sama. Pada program “Immortal Songs 2” episode 159, ALi membawakan “For Once in My Life” dengan penghayatan luar biasa. She sings it with the feeling of wanting to meet her true love for once in her life. It’s dedicated for her true love that she hasn’t met yet. Indeed, she gives her all to the performance, and so the performance itself is like a cry for true love. And guess what, ALi has succeeded in breaking the record for the highest score with 447 points through that performance. She defeats Gummy’s previous highest score (445 points) and sets a new record on the show. The Queen of “Immortal Songs 2” is back!

We only have once at a time, for the days of you and I to be young. But when will me meet and make promise for our everlasting future?” –Jo Young Nam, For Once in My Life [translated lyrics]






“Heulleoganeun jeoseworeun gangmulttara heulleo heulleogajiman
(The time of life keeps flowing, it flows and flows along with the river)
Jeomeun narui naecheongchuneun eodiro heulleo heulleoseo gana
(But where do those days of my youth go flowing and flowing away?)
Heulleoganeun jeogureumdo heureuda seoro tto mannaneunde
(Those clouds keeps flowing, they even meet each other while floating the sky)
Mannayahal naesarangeun eodiseo nalgidarigo itna
(But where is my love that I am meant to meet waiting for me?)

Naesaenge danhanbeon manirado geudaereul danhanbeon manirado geudaereul saranghage hayeoju
(For once in my life, just for once in my life, let me love you)
Naesaenge danhanbeon manirado geudaereul danhanbeon manirado geudaereul saranghage hayeoju
(For once in my life, just for once in my life, let me love you)
Sarang naesarang naesarang
(Love, my love, my love)

Naraganeun jeo jebineun bomiomyeon dasi doraojiman
(That swallow keeps flying, it even comes back again when spring comes)
Jeomeun narui naecheongchuneun hanbeongamyeon dasioji angetji
(But those days of my youth will never come back again once they’re gone)
Danhanbeon bakke eobneun geudaewa naui jeomeun nalinde
(We only have once at a time, for the days of you and I to be young)
Urin eonjena manna yeongwonhan apnareul maengsehana

(But when will me meet and make promise for our everlasting future?)”

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  1. it is one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen not just by ALi but in my life ... Jo Yong Jin forever my Queen

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