[Top 3] 회상 III (Reminiscence III)

Following the previous Top 3 songs I posted, 사랑할수록 (The More I Love) and Never Ending Story, finally, the best of all, 회상 III (Reminiscence III). I’ve actually started writing this post on August 2010, but since I want it to stay on top of my blog everytime, I decided to save it for last. I don’t know yet whether this is gonna be the last post or not, but now I’m publishing it as a commemoration of “Boohwal~BORN AGAIN: Korea’s Legendary Musicians” first anniversary~ ^_^

In this original version of “Reminiscence III” (1987), Kim Tae-Won did most of the singing. As you know, his singing voice is more than mere husky. But I think it’s really beautiful, you can feel, I can feel all of the emotion that are really meant for the girl in the lyrics. For he did compose and write this song, inspired by the girl who is now his wife. Actually, in the first video (the original version inserted in Boohwal’s second album), the “nanana” part was sung by this “girl”.

The lyrics I put here is the lyrics matching to the original “회상 III”, that is most part sung by Kim Tae-Won except for the very last part which was sung by Boohwal’s lead vocal. However, in the latter version, as you can see in the second video which was quite recent (2006), Kim Tae-Won no longer sang the “밖으로 나가버리고” part anymore, leaving it to lead vocal Jeong Dong-Ha. In minute 4.50, Jeong Dong-Ha gave the mike to the audience and they sung the song wrong. It was suppose to be the part Kim Tae-Won sings, but the audience sung the “밖으로 나가버리고” part. So he said, “it’s not that~~” and there was some mis there.. (I’d say that’s the beauty of live performances: it ain’t always perfect, they’re human beings. But they’re perfectly doing their best. And there’s always a different color in every single stage^^_)

The same case with the version sung together with Kim Jong-Seo in the third video (2009). Now, question: why did I insert the third video where other Boohwal members didn’t even appear except for Kim Tae-Won? Because this is actually the very first video that I ever watched of Kim Tae-Won (I didn’t know about Boohwal then) and it was his voice which dragged me to be Boohwal’s loyal fan. Yes, I also happen to like Kim Jong-Seo, and what a coincidence that Kim Jong-Seo was actually Boohwal’s first vocalist. Before Boohwal released their first album in 1986, Kim Tae-Won had another band called “The End” and Kim Jong-Seo was the vocalist for this band. Thus he is one person you can’t totally exclude from Boohwal’s history after all.

The fourth video is really unique. It’s a rap version of “Reminiscence III”  sung by 조PD, featured in Boohwal’s 10th album [서정] released in 2005. The last video was from a special album dedicated to Boohwal’s 25th birthday, in which “Reminiscence III” was sung by Mun Hee-Jun.

Boohwal’s 2nd Album [Remember] =1987=

지금 슬픈 내모습을 무대뒤의 한소녀 (at my pitiful look now, a girl behind the stage..)
애써 눈물 참으며 바라보고 있네 (trying hard to hold her tears, looking at me)
무대뒤에 그소녀는 작은 의자에 앉아 (behind the stage, the girl sits on a small chair)
두손 곱게 모으고 바라보며 듣네  (she put her two hands together, listening, while looking at me)
나의 애기를 오 (my story.. oh..)

My favorite (Kim Tae-Won + Jeong Dong-Ha) =2006=

소녀는 나를 알기에 더더욱 슬퍼지네 (the girl knows me, thus she becomes even sadder)
노래는 점점흐르고 소녀는 울음을 참지 못해 (the song is flowing, the girl couldn’t hold her crying)
밖으로 나가 버리고 노래는 끝이 났지만 (she got out, even though the song hadn’t finished)
이젠 부르지 않으리 예 (now I’m not singing it..)
이 슬픈노래 (this sad song)

Kim Jong-Seo + Kim Tae-Won

이 노래가 긑이 나면 많은 사람 환호 (if this song ends, the cheers of many people in the audience)
뒤로 앉채 소녀에게 다가가 말없이 안아주리 (approaching the girl sitting in the back,without a word giving her a hug)

소녀는 나를 알기에 더더욱 슬퍼지네 (the girl knows me, thus she becomes even sadder)
노래는 점점흐르고 소녀는 울음을 참지 못해 (the song is flowing, the girl couldn’t hold her crying)

Boohwal’s 10th Album [서정] (Feat.조PD) =2005=

밖으로 나가버리고 노래는 끝이 났지만 (she got out, even though the song hadn’t finished)
이젠 부르지 않으리 예 (now I’m not singing it..)
이 슬픈노래 (this sad song)

나나나나 (nananana)

[Song Book] Mun Hee-Jun =2009=

A little bit “behind the story” about “Reminiscence III”, if I may. As I told you, the song was written and composed by Kim Tae-Won for the woman who now becomes his wife. Most part of the song was sang by him and it was inserted in Boohwal’s Second album [Remember]. But the album didn’t sell. Lee Seung-Cheol, who was Boohwal vocal then left the band for a solo career. He then remade the song and sung it solo, after re-titling it to “The Last Concert” (마지막 콘서트). The latter song has more ballad feelings to it, with piano opening and all, and it made a hit in Korea. A lot of people now remember this song as Lee’s “The Last Concert”, despite it is originally Boohwal’s, Kim Tae-Won’s “Reminiscence III”.

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Spider Web (거미의 줄)

Boohwal’s 10th album is of course arguably one of Boohwal’s best album, which is probably why I’ve posted almost every song in that album. This song is particularly special, not because it is written and composed by Kim Tae-Won, also for the fact it was sung by the legend himself, but also the story behind it that delivers a message out of the writer’s own experience.

Two years ago, Kim Tae-Won told the story behind this song. A research on drug effects were conducted on spider. The spider effected by drugs built really thin spider web, narrow, unable to attract any flies, and finally die of starvation. The spider unaffected by anything builds a normal spider web

홀로 가느다란 이 줄위에
서있는 나는 누구와도 다른
Standing on this thin string, I am different from anybody else

나만의 장소로 나만의 시간에
머무는얘기
The story of my own place, my own time

내가 살아온동안 TV로
힘이 된 얘기와 힘든 얘기들
Stories that made me stronger and difficult stories I heard on TV all my life

잠시 날 취하게 했을 뿐 매일 난
그대로 인걸
Makes me tipsy for a short while only, I’m still the same way as I am everyday

살아온 동안             my whole life
살아가는대로          the way of life
살아가는 시간에         the time
살아있는대로               life itself..


[Time] 시간

I bumped to 시간 (time) today. I’ve always liked this song, but today, I was drawn to it.. So I checked if I’ve reviewed the lyrics and it appears that I haven’t.. so I did… and I realized why I was drawn to it today..

내겐 많은 일이 일어난 하루였지만 아무도 모른채 이대로 흘러가던걸…

From Boohwal’s 10th album, released in 2006.

그날 돌아오던 노을이 지는 오후에도 (Coming back that day, the sun is setting in the afternoon)
모두 거리의 모습들은 그대로인걸 (Everything look just the same on the street)
내겐 많은 일이 일어난 하루였지만 (Even though so many things happen to me today)
아무도 모른채 이대로 흘러만 가던 걸 (As if nobody knows, everything flows as usual)

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어제 거리를 걸으며 비틀대던 이에게 (Yesterday, when I walked the street, I saw a man tottering)
그저 모른채 내가 지나친것처럼 (Just as I passed by, pretending as if I didn’t see him)

늘 기다리던 수없이 많은 날들이 (The days I always waited)
나도 모르게 어느 덧 시를 쓰게 되고 (I also didn’t realized I was writing a poem)
내가 지쳐갈 때 나도 모르는 이유로 (When I’m exhausted, for a reason I do not know myself)
널 만날수 있도록 노래 해온 거겠지 (I must have kept singing to see you)

오래전에 떠나가버린 너는  (You left long ago)
지금도 내 기억엔 살아나는 듯이 (As if you’re still alive in my memories right now)

어제 거리를 걸으며 비틀대던 이에게 (Yesterday, when I walked the street, I saw a man tottering)
그저 모른채 내가 지나친것처럼 (Just as I passed by, pretending as if I didn’t see him)

늘 기다리던 수없이 많은 날들이
나도 모르게 어느 덧 시를 쓰게 되고
내가 지쳐갈 때 나도 모르는 이유로
널 만날수 있도록 노래 해온 거겠지

그날 돌아오던 노을이 지는 오후에도 (Coming back that day, the sun is setting in the afternoon)
아무도 모른채 그대로 흘러만 거던 걸 (Everything flows as it is without anyone knowing)


[10th Album] 서정 “Lyrics”

Boohwal’s 1oth Album, the first album Vocalist Jeong Dong-Ha joined Boohwal. The member line in this album is the same as the [Live and Unplugged] Album: Kim Tae-Won, Seo-Jae-Hyuck, Chae Jemin, Jeong Dong-Ha, and Eom Soo-Han.

1. 시간 (time)

2. 추억이면 (a different lane of memory)

3. 슬픔을 이기는 기도 (prayer to overcome sadness)

4. Yellow

5. 4.19 코끼리 탈출하다 (The elephant escapes 4.19) – “Gabriel’s Obboe”

6. 거미의 줄 (Spider web) (vocal by Kim Tae-Won)

7. Imagine

8. 회상 III (Reminiscence III)(featuring Joe PD)

9. Second 8.1.1.

10. 노을 (glow in the sunset)

11. 작은 너에게 (to little you) (featuring Jo Seung-Woo)

12. 희망에게 (For my Father) (to hope)

추억이면(異面))’s Score (악보)

Lyrics and translation could be found in: https://boohwal.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/a-different-side-of-memory/


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Yellow

Yellow. Probably a lot of you don’t know about this song. I was in the subway the other day, and part of this song caught my attention. Hey, what’s this one? I like this ref part, but what’s the title? The ref says, “love is pouring down in the name of rain.” I’ve always known this song, but somehow … so here you go with the lyrics. It’s a very lovely and melodic song 🙂
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“Yellow” is composed and written by Kim Tae-Won, and could be found in Boohwal’s 10th album, “서정” released in 2005.
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Yellow

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너를 그리고 있는 너를 닮은 사진이 (you, or a picture that looks like you)
이제 마지막 남은 사진인걸 (it’s probably the last picture left)
눈 감으면 떠오르던 흐린 모습조차도 이젠 희미해 지고 (even when i close my eyes, your blurred image is getting rarer)
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사랑이 내려와 그곳에 비라는 이름으로 (love is falling down in that place, using the name of rain)
했던 그리움이 날 스쳐지났지 (the longing, passing by me)
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그리움만으로 누군가 초대되어 간다는 (inviting someone by missing them..)
너 떠나가며 사라지던 날 (you leave, the day you disapeared)
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사랑이 내려 저 비로 젖어가는 모두의 길위로 (love is pouring down as rain, all on that the drenched road)
알수가 없이 먼 훗날 어딘가에 머문 너에 (I cannot know, where will you be in a distant future)
사랑이 내려 그 위로 걸어가는 너의 발자욱에 (love is pouring down, your footprints walking on it)
언젠가 다시 그 길 위로 너는 다시 걷겠지만 (someday, you would probably walk on that street again)
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사랑이 내려와 그곳에 비라는 이름으로
했던 그리움이 날 스쳐지났지
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그리움만으로 누군가 초대되어 간다는
너 떠나가며 사라지던 날
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사랑이 내려 저 비로 젖어가는 모두의 길위로
알수가 없이 먼 훗날 어딘가에 머문 너에
사랑이 내려 그 위로 걸어가는 너의 발자욱에
언젠가 다시 그 길 위로 너는 다시 걷겠지만
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사랑이 내려 저 비로 젖어가는 모두의 길위로
알수가 없이 먼 훗날 어딘가에 머문 너에
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사랑이 내려 그 위로 걸어가는 너의 발자욱에
언젠가 다시 그 길 위로 너는 다시 걷겠지만
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