Promise

Although now I live the daily life that I always dreamed of, indescribable pain spreads throughout my whole body. I want to be alone on my own sometimes, and so many attentions make it hard to do. When I want to take my breath, I swamp in an ordinary life.” –Girls’ Generation, Promise [translated lyrics]


The girls are back! As the front-liner of Kpop’s girl group, Girls’ Generation’s comeback after 14 months of hiatus is the most anticipated comeback ever. So here they are with their brand new album, “I Got A Boy”, which was released on January 1st 2013. Dalam studio album keempat mereka ini terdapat sebuah lagu manis berjudul “Promise”. Lagu ini ditulis lirinya oleh Mo-ul, dengan aransemen musik oleh komposer Joseph Belmaati.
“Promise” portraits the feeling of having a missing thing in this life, but fortunately having something to keep the strength at the same time. Though her life seems so perfect, though she obtains her dreams, though she has everything, somehow she still feels that there’s something missing. When the night comes, somehow she feels lonely, somehow she feels exhausted. Even when she wants her own time on her own, she can’t have it because of her daily routines. The routines that make her feel so tired. But then, something comes up in her mind, that she has loves around her. Somehow it brings back her strength, so that she can hold on. As long as she has those loves, as long as they keep their promise to stay together, everything will be okay for her.


Segera setelah perilisannya, album “I Got A Boy” merajai tangga lagu tidak hanya di Korea Selatan saja, melainkan juga Jepang, Cina, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapura, bahkan Amerika Serikat. Dengan ini sekali lagi mereka mengukuhkan posisi sebagai the leading South Korean girl group. “Promise” is a catchy ballad with a nice 90’s R n’ B grooves. The girls sound great on the chorus together, which makes this beautiful song alive and soulful.

When glaring lights are turned off and a day goes by, I can’t control my sloping shoulders and empty mind. You suddenly come knocking my mind when I was hiding, just like a miracle in dark hours. You light me up with your bright once again.” –Girls’ Generation, Promise [translated lyrics]


* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “Promise” oleh Girls’ Generation. Lirik lagu berupa romanisasi dari huruf Hangul Korea, beserta dengan translasinya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris.

“Hancham kkumkkwo watdeon maeiri naege chajawado
(Although now I live the daily life that I always dreamed of)
Seolmyeonghal su eobtneun apeumi onmome peojyeo
(Indescribable pain spreads throughout my whole body)

Gakkeum ssigeun na honja itgo sipgo
(I want to be alone on my own sometimes)
Cham manheun siseoni jom himgyeowo
(And so many attentions make it hard to do)
Pyeong beomhan ilsang soge jamgyeoseo sumswigo sipeul ttae
(When I want to take my breath, I swamp in an ordinary life)

What about us? What about love?
Nal ireukyeo juneun i hanmadi
(These brief phrases raise me up)
Geudae pume aneun chaero
(You cuddle me in your bosom warmly)
Ttaseuhage gamssa juneyo
(I always feel thankful that you’re here)

Hwaryeohan jomyeongi kkeojimyeon haruga kkeutnago
(When glaring lights are turned off, and a day goes by)
Chyeojin eokkae sog teong bin i mam eojjeol su eobtjyo
(I can’t control my sloping shoulders and empty mind)

Kkog sumgyeodun nae mam dudeurineyo
(You suddenly come knocking my mind when I was hiding)
Kkamkkamhan sigan sog gijeog cheoreom
(Just like a miracle in dark hours)
Bicheuro nal hwanhi balghyeo jwoyo geudae tto dasi
(You light me up with your bright once again)

Hangeoreum man deo gakkai
(Only a step closer to me)
Jogeum man deo ttatteutage
(And a bit more warmly)
Uri duri hamkkerago
(That we’ll be together forever)
Songarag geolgo, promise to you
(It’s our pinkie swear, promise to you)

Danji gomab daneun mallo dahal sun eobtget jiman
(Only though I can’t tell how thankful I am to you)
Igeot maneun gieoghaeyo nal utge haneun, you’re my love
(Just remember that you’re the one who make me laugh, you’re my love)

Promise to you, ooh ooh, promise to you, ooh ooh”

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