Still A Dark Night

It’s still a dark night. The twinkling stars in the sky look at me from time to time. It’s still a dark night. The wind that just passed by wraps around my lonely soul.” –Jeon Young Rok, It’s Still A Dark Night [translated lyrics]



Episode 116 program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend” merupakan bagian pertama dari edisi spesial “The Heartthrob is Comeback!”. Episode tersebut mengudara pada tanggal 31 Agustus 2013 di stasiun televisi KBS, serta pada tanggal 21 September 2013 di channel KBS World. Dalam edisi spesial “The Heartthrob is Comeback!” Part 1 tersebut menampilkan Jeon Young Rok sebagai legend. He’s the heartthrob of the 80s and was the symbol of youth in 1980s. He’s a great singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor. Jeon Young Rok back then is a multi-talented entertainer that even could be compared to Rain nowadays. Salah satu lagu hits Jeon Young Rok yang dibawakan ulang dalam episode tersebut adalah sebuah lagu bertajuk “It’s Still A Dark Night”, yang ditampilkan oleh boy group EXO.
“It’s Still A Dark Night” is a song about solitude. It tells the feeling of someone who reminiscing their past. It describes the loneliness of someone who’s been left by their lover. In the middle of the dark night, sometimes we remember them who have left us, just out of nowhere. Under the twinkling stars and beneath the passing wind, we’re caught in the solitude. In the middle of the dark night, we let go all of the dark memories, even just only for that night, even someday it would come again. Just for tonight, even though it’s still a dark night, we just want to forget it all and become one with the dark in the solitude.
Dirilis pertama kali pada tanggal 1 November 1984, “It’s Still A Dark Night” merupakan bagian dari album kedelapan Jeon Young Rok, yang bertajuk “Exclusive Commemorative Album”. This song became a hit song with its new wave of dance choreography. It was voted as No. 1 song for five weeks on K-Pop Top 10 in 1985 and it made him win MBC Top 10 Singers. “It’s Still A Dark Night” yang dibawakan oleh EXO dalam “Immortal Songs 2” menjadi penampilan pamungkas dalam episode tersebut. Baekhyun, D.O, Chen, Kai, Lay, Sehun, and Xiumin showed both vocal and dance skills of EXO. They rearranged the dance retro pop song into R n’ B song with urban style dance. Meskipun mereka tidak memenangkan satu round pun dalam episode tersebut, penampilan EXO cukup meninggalkan kesan bagi para penonton. Indeed, they aren’t good for nothing.

EXO ketika membawakan lagu "It's Still A Dark Night" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" Episode 116

Well, I guess this is my last post in 2013. 2013 for me has been a great year. I got my bachelor degree, and there’s so much more that I’ve gained through this year. Lovers were come and go, but fortunately family and best friends were stay still. 2013’s nights were still dark nights, but at least the moon and stars were still hanging up there to light on the way. I will end this year with an earnest prayer that the moon and stars will keep giving me light through the 2014’s darkest night. Happy new year, and have a great year ahead, Readers!

I will remember it someday, but now I shall forget the dark memories. We should let our love burns within the spark, and now, just like you’re a stranger to me, I will let you go.” –Jeon Young Rok, It’s Still A Dark Night [translated lyrics]




“Ajikdo eoduun baminga bwa
(It’s still a dark night)
Haneulen banjjakineun byeoldeuli nae moseubeul gakkeum chyeodabone
(The twinkling stars in the sky look at me from time to time)

Ajikdo eoduun baminga bwa
(It’s still a dark night)
Jigeumeun jinabeolin balami sseulsseulhage naleul gamssajune
(The wind that just passed by wraps around my lonely soul)

Eonjenga eolyeomputi gieoki nagetjiman
(I will remember it someday)
eodumui chueokillang ijeneun ideoyaji
(But now I shall forget the dark memories)

Uli ijen jinan yaegi bulbitcheoleom nalliugo
(We should let our love burns within the spark)
Cheoeum boneun taincheoleom eonjenganeun milyeon eobi
(And now, just like you’re a stranger to me, I will let you go)”

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