I Miss You



People say that life is a tragedy when we see it in a close-up, but it’s a comedy from a long-shot. Well, the thing is that we often find people being hurt by thing that is personal and fundamental in their life. Hence, people tend to see life as a tragedy instead of a comedy. And yes, of course, life is so funny, in a sarcastic way. And yes, it’s also funny in an ironic way. Sometimes, at some point in life, some people have to let go of someone they hold most dear. Sometimes, at some point in life, some people have to let go of their most precious someone. And they have to do it neither in the way that they want to do it nor how they need to do it, but they have to do it because of some situation or condition that pushes them to do it. It’s not that they cannot stay. It’s not that they cannot wait. It’s not that they are able to leave. It’s not that they are able to live without that person. It’s just that they have no other choice at the moment but to be separated from their loved ones. Therefore, the longing feeling pierces through their deepest heart.

“No matter how long I’ve waited, I won’t go, I can only crying like a fool beside you. I don’t know why you had to hurt me, I won’t leave, I’ll keep on waiting.” –Kim Bum Soo, I Miss You (보고싶다)

This song is titled “I Miss You (보고싶다)”, performed by one of South Korea’s most notable male singers, Kim Bum Soo. The ballad track was released on December 11th 2002 as the title track for Kim’s third studio album of the same name. Later, “I Miss You (보고싶다)” became the soundtrack for 2003 famous Korean drama series, “Stairway to Heaven”, starring Choi Ji Woo, Kwon Sang Woo, Kim Tae Hee, and Shin Hyun Joon. Hence it became a part of the soundtrack album which was released on December 23rd 2003. “I Miss You (보고싶다)” was written by Korean famous composer, Yoon Il Sang, with lyricist Yoon Sara. Lyrically, it speaks about longing feeling someone has towards the person who has long gone and separated from them. Jung Dong Ha performed the song in the special episode “The Immortal Big Match” of music television program Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend. It was aired by KBS television station on December 26th 2015 and by KBS World channel on January 9th 2016. He was chosen as the first performer on that episode and received his first all-kill wins with his breathtaking performance, thus making him the ultimate final winner of the New Year special episode. Female singer Son Seung Yeon also performed “I Miss You (보고싶다)” when composer Yoon Il Sang appeared as the legend. The episode was broadcasted by KBS television station on November 18th 2017 and by KBS World channel on December 9th 2017. Son received her highest point on the show to date for her mesmerizing performance.


"I Miss You" album cover | source: www.maniadb.com

For some people, there is a particular someone who is meant so much for them that they are willing to do anything for that person. It’s the person whom they will always wait for no matter how long it will take. It’s the person whom they don’t want to leave no matter how long they’ve been waiting for that person. It’s the person who has turned them into a fool who can only crying upon the upcoming farewell. It’s the person whom they can’t leave no matter how deep and much the pain that person has caused them. It’s the person whom they love with all of their heart, sincerely and genuinely. “No matter how long I’ve waited, I won’t go, I can only crying like a fool beside you. I don’t know why you had to hurt me, I won’t leave, I’ll keep on waiting.” And even though the passage of destiny has brought them to go their separate ways, they cannot just give that person up. Though they have to go their separate ways, they cannot just switch their feeling off. Though that person has told them to stop waiting and just leave, they just can’t.
For some people, there is a particular someone who is meant the world to them that they are willing to afford everything for that person. It’s the person who has made them bend their knee. It’s the person who has torn down their walls. It’s the person who can make them cry with all their heart. It’s the person whom they will always long for no matter how many memories they’ve shared together. “I miss you, I miss you, so much just like this until I hate myself. I want to cry down on my knees, if it turns out that there’s nothing we can do about it.” It’s the person who has made them feel helpless until they hate themselves for being that way. It’s the person who has made them vulnerable. It’s the person whom they are willing to do anything, even if it hurts them so much to the bone. Though that person has pushed them away by hurting them in so many ways, they just cannot stop loving and missing that person. “I miss you, I miss you, so much just like this until I hate myself. I want to believe this is the right way, that I have to leave for your sake.”
For some people, there is a particular someone who is meant everything for them that they are willing to follow all things that the person wants. It’s the person whom they are able to put down their ego for. It’s the person whom they are willing to listen to and understand. It’s the person whom they are always looking in for their storage of cherished memories. It’s the person whom they can always find inside their treasure box of deepest memories. It’s the person whom they will always remember for their life. “In the memories of us being madly in love, I find you by reminiscing them. But we couldn’t have been more in love, so I can’t lock you away. I know I should not be like this, but I miss you like crazy. I want to forget you like crazy.” It’s the person whom they always hold on to, though that person has told them for not doing so. It’s the person whom they long for until they feel like dying. It’s the person whom they would like to forget until they feel like dying. It’s the person whom they love, though they know that they shouldn’t.

Jung Dong Ha performed "I Miss You" on IS2 | source: KBS

Son Seung Yeon performed "I Miss You" on IS2 | source: KBS

The funny thing about life is that people always fall in love, at least once in their lifetime, but they cannot always end up being together with the person they are in love with. Whether it’s the timing or the person, there must be something that is wrong in between. Sometimes, that person is the one who is pushing us away, though they know it all too well how much and sincere and genuine we love them. Sometimes, it’s because they are not confident to accept our love; that they feel they don’t deserve to receive that kind of love. Sometimes, it’s because they don’t have the conscience to return the favor of that kind of love. Sometimes, it’s simply because they are in love with someone else, hence our love is unrequited. Sometimes, it’s no longer in the excuse of love we can lock them away. And though we know it all too well that we should not be, we’re still longing for them anyway. Though we understand that we can never be, we’re still missing them anyway. Though we realize that we can never be, we still love them anyway.

“In the memories of us being madly in love, I find you by reminiscing them. But we couldn’t have been more in love, so I can’t lock you away. I know I should not be like this, but I miss you like crazy.” –Kim Bum Soo, I Miss You (보고싶다)





아무리 기다려도 못가 바보처럼 울고 있는 너의 곁에
(Amuri gidaryeodo nan motga babocheoreom ulgo itneun neoui gyeote)
((No matter how long I’ve waited, I won’t go, I can only crying like a fool beside you))
상처만 주는 나를 모르고 기다리니 떠나가란 말야
(Sangcheoman juneun nareul wae moreugo gidarini ddeonagaran mallya)
((I don’t know why you had to hurt me, I won’t leave, I’ll keep on waiting))
보고싶다 보고싶다 이런 내가 미워질만큼
(Bogosipda bogosipda ireon naega miwojilmankeum)
((I miss you, I miss you, so much just like this until I hate myself))
울고 싶다 네게 무릎 꿇고 모두 없던 일이 있다면
(Ulgo sipda nege mureup ggulhgo modu eobtdeon iri dwel su itdamyeon)
((I want to cry down on my knees, if it turns out that there’s nothing we can do about it))

미칠듯 사랑했던 기억이 추억들이 너를 찾고 있지만
(Michildeut saranghaetdeon gieogi chueokdeuri neoreul chatgo itjiman)
((In the memories of us being madly in love, I find you by reminiscing them))
더이상 사랑이란 변명에 너를 가둘 없어
(Deoisang sarangiran byeonmyeonge neoreul gadul su eobseo)
((But we couldn’t have been more in love, so I can’t lock you away))
이러면 안되지만 죽을만큼 보고 싶다
(Ireomyeon andwejiman jugeulmankeum bogo sipda)
((I know I should not be like this, but I miss you like crazy))

보고싶다 보고 싶다 이런 내가 미워질만큼
(Bogosipda bogosipda ireon naega miwojilmankeum)
((I miss you, I miss you, so much just like this until I hate myself))
믿고 싶다 옳은 길이라고 너를 위해 떠나야만 한다고
(Midgo sipda orheun girirago neoreul wihae tteonayaman handago)
((I want to believe this is the right way, that I have to leave for your sake))

미칠듯 사랑했던 기억이 추억들이 너를 찾고 있지만
(Michildeut saranghaetdeon gieogi chueokdeuri neoreul chatgo itjiman)
((In the memories of us being madly in love, I find you by reminiscing them))
이상 사랑이란 변명에 너를 가둘수 없어
(Deo isang sarangiran byeonmyeonge neoreul gadulsu eobseo)
((But we couldn’t have been more in love, so I can’t lock you away))
이러면 안되지만 죽을만큼 보고 싶다
(Ireomyeon andwejiman jugeulmankeum bogo sipda)
((I know I should not be like this, but I miss you like crazy))
죽을 만큼 잊고 싶다
(Jugeul mankeum itgo sipda)
((I want to forget you like crazy))

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