Missing You



Memories are sweet on the tongue, but you’ll still choke on them. Nostalgia is a sweet pill to swallow, until you choke on it. That is being said; I saw that on the Instagram feed couple days ago. It’s written by the poet Britt Powers. And I have to say that I agree with her. Sometimes some people choose to swallow the pill of nostalgia and memories, not because knowing that they taste sweet, but because they know that they will choke them to death. They intentionally torture themselves with the sweetness of pain. It’s not that they are that desperate. It’s just that it’s the only way they are able to feel alive instead of living like a robot or zombie on a daily basis. It’s not the sign that they are hopeless. On the other hand, it’s the sign that they still have hope and faith toward their feeling. And feeling is never wrong. Though they understand it all too well that things have changed now, they choose to hold onto those memories in order to live the present time. It’s not that they’re trapped in the past. It’s just that the longing feeling is too hard to bear.

“I’m hoping for you to come back again, for my heart is always trapped inside of yours.” –Fly to the Sky, Missing You

It’s a song performed by South Korean famous male duo, Fly to the Sky, titled “Missing You”. The R n’ B ballad track was released on July 7th 2003 as the title track for the duo’s fourth studio album of the same name. Written by Park Chang Hyun, “Missing You” is the duo’s most famous and most-loved ballad, making it one of their signature songs. It has been remade by many of Hwanhee and Brian Joo’s junior singers. On October 1st 2014, Fly to the Sky re-released the song with a new arrangement for their compilation album, “Back in Time”. Lyrically, it speaks about someone who is longing for the significant person that has left them. And though they know it all too well that their longing feeling is unrequited, they still feel it anyway, because the heart never lie.


"Missing You" album cover | source: www.musixmatch.com

There will always be a night like this; a night when we realize that things have changed. It’s the night when we realize that things are not the same anymore, that there is this kind of emptiness and hollow caused by the absence of someone significant. And no matter how hard we try to tell ourselves to get a grip, it still feels like the same as those nights before that person left us. “Even if I tell myself that right now is not like before, even if you have forgotten me completely, even if I were just a person that had passed by, tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you.” Though we know that our longing feeling is unrequited, that we are no longer remembered and belonged in the heart of that significant person anymore, we cannot lie that our heart is still longing for them. And we cannot just accept our presence that is left alone without that significant person. “My heart that wants to find you again, why does it keep on lingering like this? I can’t accept this self that is without you. Tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you.”
Though we understand that our longing feeling is one-sided, that the one we hold most dear might not have the same feeling as we are now, we cannot lie that our heart still belongs to them. And we cannot just become fully aware that the person is not here with us anymore. “My heart that wants to find you again, why does it keep on lingering like this? I can’t actually realize that I don’t have you. Tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you.” Hence we cannot stop wishing that the one we hold most dear would come back to us. “I’m hoping for you to come back again, for my heart is always trapped inside of yours.” Hence we wish that the person would and could hear our heart, even for just once. For our heart is always attached to that person, their presence always lingers here inside our mind. “Please listen to my heart just once, to me who can’t see you, every day, every night, I am missing you. Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, you’re always in my heart, because I’m loving you and missing you.”
And yes, all that we need is just one chance for that person to be able to listen to our heart. Though we cannot see them, meet them, and have them by our side anymore, we are always longing for them. Though we are not together anymore and things are different now, that one particular person always has this certain place inside our heart. And it will never change, no matter how things have changed. “Please listen to my heart just once, every day, every night, I am missing you. Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, in my heart, you’re always the same. To me, you’re always the same.” All that we need is just one chance for that person to be able to understand our feeling; that we are missing them all day and all night after they left, because the love is still there. And it will always be there. It’s always the same. And all we need is for them to know that no matter what and how things are different now, there is this one thing that remains the same for us; it’s only that person inside our heart until forever and for always.


Fly to the Sky in 2015 - Hwanlee (left) and Brian Joo (right) | source: OSEN News

Some people say that love comes with a price. And I have to say that I don’t agree with that. Relationship may come with a price, since two people that are committed to be together need to discuss and negotiate things regarding to their commitment together. And they have to do it for the sake of maintaining the relationship itself. However, love does not come with a price. When we love someone sincerely, we just have to do the act of love. And the act of love means the act of giving and feeling empathy toward the person we claim to love. The thing is, at some point in life, relationship has changed, while the love is never. When things are different, the feeling remains the same by itself and some people just cannot help that. When things are over, the feeling still lingers there and some people just cannot help that. And that’s just the way love is. It’s not something we can easily switch on and off just like that. And when it happens, we just deal with it. We face the deep longing feeling in our every day and night.

“Please listen to my heart just once, every day, every night, I am missing you. Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, in my heart, you’re always the same.” –Fly to the Sky, Missing You




이젠 그대가 아니라고 해도 아니면 까맣게 잊었어도
(Ijen geuttaega anirago haedo animyeon nal kkamahge ijeosseodo)
((Even if I tell myself that right now is not like before, even if you have forgotten me completely))
단지 내게 지난 사랑이라도 tonight is just one night  너를 잃기 전처럼
(Neon danji naege jinan saramirado, tonight is just one night, neoreul ilhgi jeoncheoreom)
((Even if I were just a person that had passed by, tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you))
다시 갖고 싶은 마음은 그렇게 미련스러운 건지
(Neol dasi gajgo sipeun nae maeumeun wae geureohke miryeonseureoun geonji)
((My heart that wants to find you again, why does it keep on lingering like this?))
네가 없는 인정할 수가 없는 tonight is just one night 너를 잃기 전처럼
(Niga eobtneun nal injeonghal suga eobtneun, tonight is just one night, neoreul ilhgi jeoncheoreom)
((I can’t accept this self that is without you, tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you))

한번만 맘을 들어줘 every day every night I am missing you
(Hanbeonman mameul deureojwo, every day, every night, I am missing you)
((Please listen to my heart just once, every day, every night, I am missing you))
곁엔 없어도 이젠 볼수는 없어도 언제나 맘엔 똑같은 너인걸
(Nae gyeote eobseodo ijen bol su eobseodo eonjena nae mamen ttokgateun neoingeol)
((Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, in my heart, you’re always the same))

다시 갖고 싶은 마음은  그렇게 미련스러운건지
(Neol dasi gatgo sipeun nae meumeun wae geureohke miryeonseureoun geonji)
((My heart that wants to find you again, why does it keep on lingering like this?))
네가 없는 실감할수가 없는 tonight is just one night 너를 잃기 전처럼
(Niga eobtneun nal silgam hal suga eobtneun, tonight is just one night, neoreul ilhgi jeoncheoreom)
((I can’t actually realize that I don’t have you, tonight is just one night, just like before I lost you))

한번만 맘을 들어줘 every day every night I am missing you
(Hanbeonman mameul deureojwo, every day, every night, I am missing you)
((Please listen to my heart just once, every day, every night, I am missing you))
곁엔 없어도 다신 볼수는 없어도 언제나 맘엔 똑같은 너인걸
(Nae gyeote eobseodo ijen bol su eobseodo eonjena nae mamen ttokgateun neoingeol)
((Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, in my heart, you’re always the same))

기대하잖아 다시 내게 온다고 언제나 맘은 안에 갇힌걸
(Neol gidaehajanha dasi naege ondago eonjena nae mameun ni ane gadhingeol)
((I’m hoping for you to come back again, for my heart is always trapped inside of yours))

한번만 맘을 들어줘  볼수 없는 every day every night I am missing you
(Hanbeonman nae mameul deureojwo neol bolsu eobtneun nan, every day, every night, I am missing you)
((Please listen to my heart just once, to me who can’t see you, every day, every night, I am missing you))
곁에 없어도 다신  없어도 언제나 맘은 because I’m loving you and missing you
(Nae gyeote eobseodo dasin bol su eobseodo eonjen nae mameun, because I’m loving you and missing you)
((Even if you’re not by my side, even if I can’t see you now, you’re always in my heart, because I’m loving you and missing you))
한번만 맘을 들어줘 every day every night I am missing you
(Hanbeonman nae mameul deureojwo, every day, every night, I am missing you)
((Please listen to my heart just once, every day, every night, I am missing you))
곁에 없어도 없어도  다신 없어도 언제나 맘엔 똑같은 너인걸
(Nae gyeote eobseodo eobseodo nan ijen bol su eobseodo eonjena nae mamen ttokgateun neoingeol)
((Even if you’re not by my side, I can’t see you, even if I can’t see you now, in my heart, you’re always the same))
내겐 너만은 똑같은 너인걸
(Naegen neomaneun tokgateun neoingeol)
((To me, you’re always the same))

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