It's a Fortune

Monday, February 16, 2015


MBC's variety show "We Got Married" official photo; Song Jae Rim (right) and Kim So Eun (left) couple - source: imbc.com


How does love work? How does a heart work? It’s the greatest mystery. But whenever destiny plays its part, there’s nothing could come between two fated people. The string might bend or tangled, but it won’t be broken, ever. Some people might have found the love of their life, while some haven’t. For those who have, be grateful, that you’re so fortunate, as some people out there are still searching. For those who are still searching, be grateful too, for you never give up the hope of love. Never forget to be grateful for meeting and having the person we love, because love is the greatest fortune for a human being; It’s Okay, This Is Love.

For getting to hug you and being able to let the tears flow when it gets tough, I’m so fortunate, for living in the beautiful world where you exist.” –Lee Juck, It’s Fortunate (다행이다)

As heartwarming as it could be, I would like to introduce you to a heartwarming love song titled “It’s Fortunate (다행이다)”. The rock ballad song was performed by Korean singer-songwriter, Lee Juck. It was first released on April 19th 2007 as the lead single of Lee’s solo third studio album. Written by Lee himself, the song is considered as Lee’s signature song, as it’s a classic that many of other singers make a cover of. The enchanting melody and beautiful lyrics are the main attraction of this heartwarming song. Definitely can feel the love through it.


Lee Juck's third studio album cover - source: maniadb.com

“It’s Fortunate (다행이다)” is a love song about a man who feels fortunate for having the love of his life. “For meeting you and being able to touch your hair, for meeting you and being able to breath while looking at each other.” The meeting is a fate. For them to be able to know each other is a luck of chance. The love they feel for each other is a gift. For them to be together is a destiny. “For meeting you and being able to share the meals that we make, for meeting you and being able to hold your hand whenever it starts to feel numb.” For the time spent together, for the moments made together, we should be grateful for meeting the person we love in the first place. When things get hard and tough, when soul needs comfort and warmth, we must be grateful for having the person we love beside us. “In the violent wind and under a wet roof, I’m not getting tossed out there by myself. Wearisome daily life, toilsome survival, by some chances is not something meaningless. That’s because of having the amazing person, you, who always remain by my side.” For knowing that we’re not alone, for realizing that there’s someone we’re worth fighting for, we are grateful for living this life with that person we love.

MBC's variety show "We Got Married" official photo; Song Jae Rim (right) and Kim So Eun (left) couple - source: imbc.com

Until now, “It’s Fortunate (다행이다)” has been remade by many singer. Some of them even frequently sing this song during their concerts. I first discovered this song when I saw a video of Jung Dong Ha singing it on Boohwal's concert. But the song really got me when actor Song Jae Rim sang it to his on-screen wife, actress Kim So Eun, in the variety program “We Got Married”. If those weren’t enough, recently I found a video of rocker Jung Joon Young performing this song on his radio show. And yes, he played the acoustic guitar himself!

For getting to hug you and being able to give you comfort even though it doesn’t help, I’m so fortunate, for living in the beautiful world where you exist.” –Lee Juck, It’s Fortunate (다행이다)






“Geudaereul mannago geudaeui meorit gyoreul manjil suga isseoseo
(For meeting you and being able to touch your hair)
Geudaereul mannago geudaewa maju bomyeo sumeul swil su isseoseo
(For meeting you and being able to breath while looking at each other)
Geudaereul angoseo himi deulmyeon nunmul heurril suga isseseo
(For getting to hug you and being able to let the tears flow when it gets tough)
Dahaengida geudaera neun areumdaun sesangi yeogi isseo jwoseo
(I’m so fortunate, for living in the beautiful world where you exist)

Geochin baram sogedo jeojeun jibung mitedo hollo naepaeng gae chyeojyeo ji anhdaneun ge
(In the violent wind and under a wet roof, I’m not getting tossed out there by myself)
Jichin haru sariwa godwin saranamgiga haengyeo muuimihan iri aniraneun ge
(Wearisome daily life, toilsome survival, by some chances is not something meaningless)
Eonjena naui gyeoteul jikyeo judeon geudaeraneun doraun saram ttaemuniran geol
(That’s because of having the amazing person, you, who always remain by my side)

Geudaereul mannago geudaewa nanwo meoneul babeul jieul su isseoseo
(For meeting you and being able to share the meals that we make)
Geudaereul mannago geudaeui jeorin soneul jabajul su isseoseo
(For meeting you and being able to hold your hand whenever it starts to feel numb)
Geudaereul angoseo dwiji anhneun wirorado hal su isseoseo
(For getting to hug you and being able to give you comfort even though it doesn’t help)
Dahaengida gedaeraneun areumdaun sesangi yeongi isseo jwoseo
(I’m so fortunate, for living in the beautiful world where you exist)

Geudaereul mannago geudaeui meorit gyeoreul manjil suga isseoseo
(For meeting you and being able to touch your hair)”

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