Song of the day: “내가 사랑했던 그 이름”

Listening to beautiful songs and reading equally depressing lyrics after midnight? Omg someone get me some Kleenex.

I won’t comment on their uptempo pieces (fantastic elastic for the wrong reasons, need I say more?), but by GEORGE as if their ballads aren’t amazing enough already…the lyrics are absolutely gorgeous to boot. I’m just awed that I haven’t taken the time to look up translations until now.

Reason number four-hundred-million to finally learn Korean for reals.

화살 has been my SHINee ballad of choice lately, but this one never gets old, and neither does Onew’s voice. And as if this song wasn’t heartbreakingly beautiful by itself….

SHINee’s Onew feat. 김연우: “내가 사랑했던 그 이름”

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My hands are cold
Dimly, the cold memories of love gather.
I know that I no longer
want to impose my feelings on you.
Because I realize that I cannot love you
even though you are so close to me,
It’s too hard for me to be waiting
for someone that cannot be mine.
I can’t endure any longer
because it will never happen

The name that I once loved
travels further away as I call it,
I write down that name, holding back tears,
I want to hide it within myself.
Please understand the days
when I had no choice but to love you
A love that was never realized, is still love

The feeling of love,
which cannot be realized alone, draw near.
The yearning for this love I couldn’t even begin
only grows bigger,
and in a column of my chilled heart,
only your scent remains.

The name that I once loved
travels further away as I call it,
I write down that name, holding back tears,
I want to hide it within myself.
Please understand the days
when I had no choice but to love you
A love that was never realized, is still love

I turn it back a thousand times,
going back to the place I was.
Back before a portion of my heart
was snatched away from me

The name that I once loved
(That I loved)
travels further away as I call it,
I write down that name, holding back tears,
I want to hide it within myself.
Please understand the days
when I had no choice but to love you
Even a short love, is still love

trans. yeeun2grace

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