Inside the Fading Memory



Walking through cold night, my feet became heavy. You’re inside my dim memory, I wanted to love you again. But as you turned away from me, as you drifted away from me, I want to fall in into our precious memories.” –Hyun Jin Young, You Inside My Dim Memory [translated lyrics]

"New Dance 2" album cover by Hyun Jin Young - source: www.maniadb.com


Program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend” menayangkan bagian kedua dari trilogi edisi spesial “The Heartthrob is Back!” pada episode 117. Episode ini mengudara pada tanggal 7 September 2013 di stasiun televisi KBS, serta pada tanggal 28 September 2013 di channel KBS World. Dalam episode tersebut ditampilkan para heartthrobs legendaris yang berjaya pada tahun 1990-an. Para legend tersebut akan turut serta untuk berpasangan bersama para penampil dalam sebuah pertunjukan kolaborasi. Salah satu dari enam legenda tersebut adalah Hyun Jin Young, the 90s’ King of hip hop. Tampil berkolaborasi bersama Hyun Jin Young adalah kedua MC utama program “Immortal Songs 2”, Moon Hee Jun dan Eun Ji Won. Mereka bertiga tampil membawakan major hit milik Hyun Jin Young yang bertajuk “You Inside My Dim Memory”, atau yang dikenal juga dengan judul “You in My Fading Memory” dan “Vague Memories of You”. I personally love this song very much. Its arrangement was modern enough even to be played in recent time. Written by the composer Lee Tak, it’s actually a melancholic song according to its lyrics, although this song has an exciting melody.

Hyun Jin Young dan The MCs (Moon Hee Jun dan Eun Ji Won) setelah membawakan lagu "You Inside My Dim Memory" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" episode 117 - source: news.sportsseoul.com


“You Inside My Dim Memory” is a song about someone who’s caught in the longing feeling for a person they cherished. Lagu ini dibuka dengan kalimat, “The light that shining through the fog surrounds me in despair. I hate seeing myself walking on the streets, drunk and lonely.” Kerinduan itu datang menyerang ketika manusia dilanda sepi. Sepi yang bahkan melanda ketika mereka berada di tengah keramaian. Keramaian yang justru semakin menambah legitnya rasa sepi dalam benak mereka yang sendiri. Pada malam dingin itu, di tengah jalanan tak berujung itu, dengan deraan kesepian hati, ia mencari sesosok yang begitu berarti dalam sebuah ingatan yang telah memudar. “Walking through cold night, my feet became heavy. You’re inside my dim memory, I wanted to love you again. But as you turned away from me, as you drifted away from me, I want to fall in into our precious memories.” Namun semakin kita mencari, ingatan itu justru semakin memburam. Semakin menegaskan bahwa sosok itu telah lama pergi jauh dari sisi dan hadapan kita. “With the time passing by, I cannot find myself. My mind is all messed up, my world is in disorder, my heart is full of sorrow. Now I want to forget about you.” Bahkan setelah kita memberikan seluruh hati kita, orang itu tak dapat tinggal di sisi kita. Bahkan setelah waktu demi waktu berlalu, orang itu tak sanggup pergi dari ingatan kita. Bahkan sampai kapan pun, ia akan tetap tinggal dalam kenangan yang telah memudar. Dan tinggallah kita sendiri, tertatih mencari sosok itu dalam kenangan yang memudar. “Why couldn’t you stay by my side? I gave you all my heart. Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory. Day after day, why can’t I get you out of my mind? Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory.”

Jun.K ketika membawakan lagu "You Inside My Dim Memory" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" episode 4 - source: www.youtube.com


Jauh sebelum program “Immortal Songs 2” mengalami evolusi format acara, “You Inside My Dim Memory” pernah ditampilkan dalam episode 4, yang pada waktu itu merupakan edisi spesial “1992 Pop Music Top 10”. Pada episode tersebut, lagu ini ditampilkan oleh vokalis utama boy group 2PM, Kim Junsu alias Jun.K. The 90s is a legendary decade for Kpop. It’s the hottest and most passionate time. Through this episode 117 of “Immortal Songs 2”, the heartthrobs of the 90s are back. Indeed, music is a powerful tool that allow us to travel back in time. Back then, Hyun Jin Young became a hit with his unique fashion and sensational dance. He made oversized hip hop pants and hoodies fashionable. With “You Inside My Dim Memory”, Hyun Jin Young shocked everyone with a new style of rapping and dancing. First released on August 1992 as the lead single of his second album, titled “New Dance 2”, the song ranked number one for five weeks on “KBS K-Pop Top 10”. Moreover, this song dominated all song charts for the rest of the year. Indeed, nothing could beat the original. Hyun Jin Young and the MCs were successfully won the trophy of that episode with their original arrangement and rendition of “You Inside My Dim Memory”.

With the time passing by, I cannot find myself. My mind is all messed up, my world is in disorder, my heart is full of sorrow. Now I want to forget about you. Why couldn’t you stay by my side? I gave you all my heart. Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory. Day after day, why can’t I get you out of my mind? Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory.” –Hyun Jin Young, You Inside My Dim Memory [translated lyrics]





“Angaebit jomyeongeun heuteuleojin nae momeul gamssago
(The light that shining through the fog surrounds me in despair)
Surae chwihae biteulgeolineun naui moseub ijeneun sileo seutteuleuleu
(I hate seeing myself walking on the streets, drunk and lonely)

Ppoyan dambae yeongi hwalyeohan chalimsoke geoullo bichyeooneun
(White cigarette smoke, fancy outfits through my own reflection)
Cholahan naui moseub byeonhwadoen saenghwalsoke
(I see a reflection of the hopeless me with my new life)
Namanui neoneun neoneun neoneun neoneun idhyeojyeogago
(My only love, it’s you you you you, is fading away)

Yeonindeului yeolgi soke heundeullineun chotbulmajyeo
(The candle light that shakes in the heat of the lovers)
Nareul cheolyanghage mandeuneun geotman gata gyeondilsu eobeo
(Makes me even more miserable that I can’t take it any longer)

Ssaneulhan bam geolileul geotdaga mugeowojin nae balgeoleum
(Walking through cold night, my feet became heavy)
Heurin gieoksokui geudae geudae geudae moseubeul saranghago sipjiman
(You’re inside my dim memory, I wanted to love you again)

Doraseo beorin neoyeotgie meoreojyeo beorin neoyeotgie
(But as you turned away from me, as you drifted away from me)
Sojunghan gieoksokeuro jeobeodeulgo sipeo
(I want to fall in into our precious memories)

Heulleoganeun sigan soke naui moseub chadeul suga eobseo
(With the time passing by, I cannot find myself)
Heuteuleojin naui maeum mujilseohan gongganeseo
(My mind is all messed up, my world is in disorder)
Seulpeume chan naui maeum ijen ijen ijen ijen ijen idgo sipeo
(My heart is full of sorrow, now I want to forget about you)

Nae gyeote iteojulsu eobna wae nae maeum modu namgyeobeolin chae
(Why couldn’t you stay by my side? I gave you all my heart)
Nae gyeoteseo meolli tteonagabeolin heulin gieoksoke geudae moseub tteoolligo itne
(Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory)
Ha halu jinago jinado wae neoleul ideulsuga eobneunga
(Day after day, why can’t I get you out of my mind?)
Nae gyeoteseo meolli tteonagabeolin heulin gieoksoke geudae moseub tteoolligo itne
(Yet you drifted far away from me and now I try to find you inside my dim memory)”

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