Missing

Monday, January 05, 2015

Every second of our lives brings a lesson. Before starting this new year, have you asked yourself whether you are ready or not? Have you asked yourself whether you’ve learned enough from the past year? Mandy Hale once said in her book, that even seasonal situation can bring people lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will. Ready or not, time keeps on ticking and days keep on passing. It’s okay to be afraid whenever you’re about to take another step, but never retreat from overcoming the fear. It’s okay to take a look back on the past before you move on to the future, but never be scared of leaving it all behind. The Remembered and The Forgotten, the lesson you learn; that’s the storyline you choose for the history of your own life.

I’m just a little tired, but I’m all right, no, actually that’s not true. I still hate you, who have let me go. My frozen heart still yearns for you, I’m missing you.” –2NE1, Missing You (그리워해요)

Continuing the previous post, we’re still in the moment of contemplation now, as I will write about a beautiful song by one of Korean girl group front-runners, 2NE1. This song is titled “Missing You (그리워해요)”. It was released as a single with the same name on November 21st 2013. Written by the infamous composer Teddy Park, it’s a hip-hop ballad with a slow-medium tempo. Unlike other 2NE1’s fierce and dynamic songs, this one is very melancholic and heart-drenching. Yet it became one of their successful hits, as it showcased the other side of CL, Sandara, Park Bom, and Minzy, their vocal strength, and maturity.
“Missing You (그리워해요)” is a song about someone who meets the first love that had gone away and bids the last farewell. When it comes to the first love, it’s always hard to meet them again, moreover when the love had ended painfully and we had become estranged. No matter how hard we try to be comfortable and calm, we just can’t. There are so many thoughts inside. We met them during our youth days when love goes on and off quickly, but that was not the thing for us. It doesn’t go off quickly like that. “I don’t want the youth’s love that’s like playing with fire. I’m just trembling a bit, but I’m all right, no, actually that’s not true.” No matter how hard we try to face them with a bright smile, we just can’t. There are so many thoughts inside. Now we meet them during our mature days when love is calculative, but that’s not the thing for us. It can’t be calculated like that. “I don’t want the adult’s love that is already calculated. I’m just a little tired, but I’m all right, no, actually that’s not true.” It’s a dilemma; meeting someone whom we always long for all this years yet we know it so well that it won’t work if we get back together with them again. But, it has to be done, in order for us to be able to move on with our lives. Meet them and tell them how we feel, without having any hope. Say goodbye and wish them happiness. That’s how the memorable first love ends. And all that remain now is just a memory from that time when there was still ‘us’.
Truth to be told, I’m not a fan of 2NE1. I enjoy their music yet that fact doesn’t motivate me to like them as public figures or idols. Therefore I wasn’t attracted to this song when it was released at first. So how this song came to me in the end? It was when 2NE1’s junior label-mates, WINNER, did an acoustic cover of “Missing You (그리워해요)”. Thanks to them, I got to know this beautiful song, though still it’s not enough to make me a fan of 2NE1 (no offense, Blackjack). Hence, it’s every singer’s dream to have their music enjoyed by people, right? So I guess 2NE1 is a true idols after all. Thanks for this great inspirative song.

Even until a long time has passed by, let’s remember each other, that we had each other back then.” –2NE1, Missing You (그리워해요)




“Geureoke neomu pyeonhage gulji mayo ajik neowa nan namnaminikka
(Don’t act so comfortable like that, because you and I are still strangers)
Eorinaecheoreom bochaeji jom mayo ajik sijakdo an haesseunikka
(Stop whining like a little child, because I haven’t even started it yet)
Aideurui buljangnan gateun sarangeun sirheo
(I don’t want the youth’s love that’s like playing with fire)
Jogeum umcheuryeo isseul ppuniya nan gwaenchanha aniya sasil nan
(I’m just trembling a bit, but I’m all right, no, actually that’s not true)

Nareul tteona bonaen geuga ajik neomu miwoyo
(I still hate you, who have let me go)
Chagapge sigeobeorin nae gaseumeun ajikdo geureul
(My frozen heart still yearns for you)
Geuriwohaeyo geuriwohaeyo geuriwohaeyo geuriwohaeyo geuriwohaeyo
(Missing you, missing you, missing you, missing you, I’m missing you)

Geureoke neomu barkhiji jom mayo sesangeun wollae eoduunikka
(Don’t be so bright like that, because my whole world is always dark)
Eojjeom geureoke haemarkge useoyo (what?) jasehi boni seulpeun pyojeongiya (I know I’ve been there before)
(How can I smile brightly? (What?) If you take a closer look, I’m sad (I know I’ve been there before))
Eoreundeurui gyesanjeogin sarangeun sirheo
(I don’t want the adult’s love that is already calculated)
Saljjak jichyeoisseul ppuniya nan gwaenchanha aniya sasil nan
(I’m just a little tired, but I’m all right, no, actually that’s not true)

Naui jeormeun narui sarangeun ireoke kkeuchi naneyo geudae kkok haengbokhaeya haeyo
(The love of my young days has ended like this, you have to be happy)
Oraen sigani jinagado uri seoro gieokhaeyo geuttaen seoroga isseosseumeul
(Even until a long time has passed by, let’s remember each other, that we had each other back then)
Geuttaen seoroga isseosseumeul
(We had each other back then)”

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