Boohwal WordPress – MAIN PAGE

Boohwal is a legendary rock band originating from South Korea. Since 1986, they’ve been through tremendous changes in members, in style; they’ve passed through so many challenges that only keep them going and become stronger and better every each day. Click here to check out [ALL MUSIC VIDEOS] of Boohwal over the years.

A lot of foreign fans don’t know how to get Boohwal’s CDs abroad, so please go to the red button on the right side to check out the sites where you can get their CDs abroad – please note that I DO NOT provide links for free downloads.

The “Rock Rock Rock” miniseries that was aired recently, taking the theme of Kim Tae-Won’s life story have drawn a lot of attention to Boohwal both from within Korea and internationally. Click on the correlating [Rock Rock Rock] button on the left to find the details about this drama.

You can find the list of most recent posts in this site on the left-hand side and categories organized below.
Top posts and comments could be found on your right-hand side, as well as monthly archive from March 2010-2011.

Boohwal Albums Boohwal Best 이솝이 붓(1)
Live & Unplugged (1)
Long-term Album (12) SONGS & LYRICS (below)
Digital Single (4)
  1. 이별에서 영원으로 (From Separation to Eternity)
  2. [OST] The Road
  3. 가슴에 그린 성 (Castle in the Heart)
  4. 누구나 사랑을 한다 (Everybody Loves)
  5. 그때가 지금이라면 (If it were Now)
  6. 비밀 (Secret)
  7. 사랑해서 사랑해서 (Because I Love You)
Members
Previous Members

Recorded Sessions


Boohwal’s Live appearances and performances on concerts I attended from March 2010 – February 2011

Boohwal-related news (translated into English)

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Boohwal Songs & Lyrics

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Boohwal Music Scores

[1st Album]
[3rd Album]
[8th Album]
[10th Album]
비와 당신의 이야기
사랑할수록
Never Ending Story
추억이면


작년 이날에 저의 첫 부활 공연에 가려고 준비하고 있었는데… 벌써 일년까지 부활과 함께 갈 수 있다는 걸 상상도 못 했네요.
부활을 사랑하는 마음을 담아서 이렇게 일년간 https://boohwal.wordpress.com을 완성하였씁니다.
가장 힘든 시기에 힘이 되어준 부활 오빠들, 마음속에서 늘 감사하고 존경하고 사랑합니다.
이제 저도 제 길로 걸어가야 할때가 왔네요.. 부활음악은 늘 제 배경으로 남아 있을거고 힘이 들때 기쁠 때 그리워하게 될거예요.
지금부터 예전처럼 많이 달리지 못 할 것 같지만, 사랑으로 늘 응원하는 펜이 될게요…

이 블로그를 통해서 부활이 더 세계적으로 알려질 수 있으면 좋겠고요… 언젠가 새글을 다시 올릴지도 모르지만, 지금 저는 물러나오겠습니다~ ^^
그리워하면, 언젠가 만나게 되는 ~~~ 그 날을 기대하겠습니다.
사랑합니다 ♡

(겁많은사자) 위윅 배상

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Miscellaneous

[김태원] [남자의 자격] Kim Tae Won in Men’s Qualification

[김태원] Guitar Project Band: Dead or Alive

Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) 2010

[김태원] [당신에게] To You (Father)

[정동하] [Won Jun-Hee & Jeong Dong-Ha] Larva

[김태원] “Because I Love You” Digital Single

[정동히] Hybrid MMORG “Argo”

[서재혁] [Project Band] Not 2B

[서재혁] Guitar Zeus Korea

[채제민 & 서재혁] Little Wing (project band)

[채제민] Noise 11 (project band)

[김태원] 무정블루스

[채제민] 채제민 in 티삼스 (Chae Jemin in TAS)

[정동하] 김현식-비처럼음악처럼

[채제민 & 서재혁] [Musical] Hedwig and the Angry Inch

[서재혁] [Movie] 71 Into the Fire

[서재혁] [Movie] Sayonara Itsuka

*On-record, this is post number 178 on https://boohwal.wordpress.com and right to this point of one-year anniversary, the blog has been visited over 46,200 times. Thank you for all of your never ending interest in Boohwal.* -겁많은사자, 18 March 2011-

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[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”.

Guitar Project Band: Dead or Alive

Sin Dae-Chul (신대철), Kim Do-Gyun (김도균), and Kim Tae-Won (김태원), three guitarists at one point considered to be the best three in Korea got together to work on this album as a guitar project band called “Dead or Alive”.

The production of this album was started in 2002, and the album itself was finally released in 2003. Incumbent Boohwal members at the moment also joined in the production of several songs inserted here. The  album contains 10 songs as follow:

1. 어둠속에서 (Inside the Darkness)

(as inserted in Baekdusan’s 1st album)

Written and composed by Yoo Hyun-Sang, Arranged by Sin Dae-Chul
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul Guitar Solo: Kim Do-Gyun, Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Jo Sung-Bin(ex Black Syndrom)
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

2. January

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 1st album)

Written, composed, and arranged by Sin Dae-Chul
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Tae-Hoon
Bass:Park Yeong-Sin(Kim Jong-Seo Band)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won (Moby Dick)
Drum:Kim Min-Gi(Kim Jong-Seo Band)

3. 뛰는 개가 행복하다 (A Jumping Dog is a Happy Dog)

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 9th album)

Written by Kim Jong-Soo, composed by Sin Dae-Chul, arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL

4. 그대앞에 난 촛불이어라 (I’m a Candle-light In Front of You)

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 1st album)

Written by Kim Jong-Soo, composed by Sin Dae-Chul, arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL)

5. Yesterday

Composed, written, and arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL

6. 겨울오후 (Afternoon at Winter)

(part of “A Moment to Remember” movie OST)

Composed and arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo: Kim Do-Gyun, Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL)
Vocal:Lee Seung-Chul (BOOHWAL)

7. 희야 (Heeya)

(as inserted in Boohwal’s 1st album)

Written and composed by Yang Hong-Seob, arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Kim Do-Gyun Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Do-Gyun
Vocal:Heo Gyu(ex Pinokio)
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won(Moby Dick)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop (ex Black Syndrom)
Chorus:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)

8. Rock In Korea

(originally written for “Rock in Korea” project, inserted in the album with the same title)

Written by Lorren Scott, composed and arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Tomy Kim(ex Kim Jong-Seo Band), Guitar Solo:Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun
Vocal:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)
Bass:Bae Chan-Woo
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)
Chorus:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)

9. Lonely Avenue

Composed and arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Kim Do-Gyun
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won(Moby Dick)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

10. Dead or Alive

Composed and arranged by Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Do-Gyun, and Kim Tae-Won.
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

Source in Korean could be found through this link (click).

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Brief about the two other “gods” (you can find Kim Tae-Won’s profile on “About Boohwal” or under “Kim Tae-Won” category on the left hand side.
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Kim Do-Gyun (김두균) is the main guitarist of the rock band “Baekdusan” (백두산). In the 80’s, together with Boohwal (부활) and Sinawe (시나위), they are the biggest and the most hard core rock band in Korea. This is also the reason the three gutarists from the three bands were also called the best guitarists in Korea.

From 1985 to 1987 he remained in the band “Baekdusan” before he left for UK. The band got together again for a while in 1992 to release a best album, before they went back their separate ways.

The band got together again last year in 2009, when they released their 4th album titled “Return of the King.”

The band consist of Kim Do-Gyun himself on guitar, Yoo Hyun-Sang as vocalist, Park Chan playing the drum, and Kyung Ho-Jin playing bass.

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Next, the youngest smong the three “Gods”, Sin Dae-Chul (산대철). The front-man in heavy metal band “Sinawe” (시나위). They debuted earlier than Boohwal in 1985, in fact, they scouted Boohwal’s former vocalist Kim Jong-Seo into the band.

The story of Sinawe is not much different than Boohwal, having changed their vocalist almost as often. Aside from Kim Jong-Seo, Lim Jae-Bom andKim Bada were  also former vocalists of Sinawe.

The current vocalist is Kang Han, with Lee Kyung-Han playing bass and Lee Dong-Yeop playing the drum.

새, 벽 [Bird, Wall]

새, 벽 (Bird, Wall) is the title of Boohwal’s 8th album released in 2002, as well as the first track in this album. The jacket says, “We get together to show how we resurrect again… We are going to be flying much higher though it’ll be harder and harder to find our days.” (yes, in English ^^)

I present you [새 벽] .. for Boohwal will always resurrect again, and fly even higher.. even pass the days you or I might even be there to witness…

This song is written and composed by Kim Tae-Won.

새가 날아오르는 머나먼 저 언덕에 (on that far away hill where a bird is flying up)
희망이라는 바람이 부네 (the wind called “hope” is blowing)
누군가 노을이 물든 저 길목을 걷겠지 (someone will walk that street faded by the sunset)
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난 또 내일도 어제와 같은 꿈에 너와 머물겠지 (tomorrow, I’d also stayed with you in the same dream as yesterday)
언젠가 꿈속에 서로 만나듯이 (as when we meet in the dreams, someday)
저 바람을 타며 새가 날아가듯 (riding the wind, the bird is flying)
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저 바다를 넘어 기찻길을 따라 새가 날아오르는 (crossing that sea, following the rail track, the rising bird)
하늘을 보라 커다란 날개를 펴고 가까이 가려해 (look at the sky, spread your wings wide, get closer)
우리가 살아온 날보다 내일이 더 길테니 (tomorrow is longer than the days we’ve lived)
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나는 오늘도 어제와 같은 꿈에 너와 머물겠지 (today, I’d also stayed with you in the same dream as yesterday)
언젠가 꿈속에 서로 만나듯이 (as when we meet in the dreams, someday)
저 바람을 타며 새가 날아가듯 (riding the wind, the bird is flying)
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저 바다를 넘어 기찻길을 따라 새가 날아오르는
하늘을 보라 커다란 날개를 펴고 가까이 가려해
우리가 살아온 날보다 내일이 더 길테니
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회상 II (Reminiscence II)

This is a song that really highlights Kim Tae-Won’s guitar skills, and even if you don’t understand the song (the first time I heard it was in May concert, and I couldn’t catch one word of the lyrics) you can feel somewhat pain that is projected in the song. Written and composed by Kim Tae-Won.

This song is inserted in 3 albums:

  • 2nd Album [Remember] ~ 1987
  • 6th Album [이상 시선] ~ 1999
  • 8th Album [새 벽] ~2002
열꼬마 인디언 보이
ten Indian boys
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나 어릴때 친구하던 조그만 너 어디있나
my friend when I was little, little you, where is he
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나 지금 너 찾아가네
I am now, looking for you
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다 커버린 내가 미워 지나쳐도 할 수없네
you’ve grown, I hate it. Even if I pass by you, I wouldn’t know
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조그만 너 찾아가네
I am looking for the little you
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옛 동네에 내가 와서 조그만 널 찾아보니
I came to the old neighborhood, looking for you
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내 모습이 처량하네
I look deserted
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그 고왔던 내 모습은 다 커버린 나이기에
the look of me that used to be beautiful, because I grew up
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보려해도 볼 수없네
can’t see it even when I want to see it
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부활 1집 [Rock Will Never Die]

Boohwal’s first album. Released in 1986. One unique thing about Boohwal, being a Korean band where rock doesn’t sell that much, they wrote and composed all of their songs. Except for this one album, which has 2 songs written and composed by non-band member. As hard as it was for a first step, for five young men in their early twenties and some even younger, their hard work finally paid off by the release of this album “Rock Will Never Die”.

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Lead Guitar                 : Kim Tae-Won (김태원)
Second Guitar             : Lee Ji-Ung (이지웅)
Drum                           :  Hwang Tae-Soon (황태순)
Bass                            : Kim Byeong-Chan (김병찬)
Vocal                           : Lee Seung-Chul (이승철)

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1. 희야 (Composed and Written by 양홍섭 -Yang Hong-Seob)

2. 비와 당신의 이야기 (Composed and Written by 김태원 – Kim Tae-Won)

3. 너뿐이야    (Composed and Written by 김태원 – Kim Tae-Won)

4. 길가의 연인들   (Composed and Written by 이승철 – Lee Seung-Chul)

5. 인형(人形)의 부활(復活) (Composed and Written by 김태원 – Kim Tae-Won)

6. 슬픈 환상   (Composed and Written by 김태원 – Kim Tae-Won)

7. 사랑 아닌 친구 (Composed and Written by 이지웅 – Lee Ji-Ung)

8. 사랑의 흔적  (Composed and Written by 양찬석 – Yang Chan-Seok)

9. 건전가요

비와당신의 이야기 (The Story of You and the Rain)

This was the very first song ever written by Kim Tae-Won when he was sitting in the second grade of high school. This is the story of a teenage boy losing his first love.

This song was released in Boohwal’s 1st album, “Rock Will Never Die,” released in 1986. Naturally, the original singer was Lee Seung-Chul. This song was the second track in the album.

This song is still very, very much, brought by the band in their live stage, usually as the closing song. Sometimes as anchor song. Anyways, it has to be at the end of the live concert ^^

Honestly, I never paid attention to the lyrics. I only like the part where Tae-Won Oppa sings. It just feels so powerful. Maybe because this is his story, that he gets to deliver that feeling in the accuracy and the exactness of the emotion.

Now, the following video is a recent version of this song. And as footnote, I could be found in the video if one looks carefully~and if one knows how I look like, of course (lol). It was shot on April 6th, 2010, and aired on EBS Space TV on May 7th, 2010.

비와 당신의 이야기
(The Story of You and the Rain)

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아이가 눈이 오길 바라듯이 (as a child hoping for the snow to come)
비는 너를 그리워 하네~  (the rain says it misses you)
비의 낭만보다는~ 비의 따스함 보다~ (compared to the romanticism of the rain ~ compared to the warmth of the rain)
그날의 애절한 너를 잊지 못함 이기에~ (because I can’t forget the mournful you on that day)
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당신은 나를 기억 해야 하네~ (you have to remember me)
항상 나를 슬프게 했지~  (you always made me sad)
나의 사랑스럽던 너의 눈가의 비들  (my cherished … rain at the corner of your eyes…)
그날의 애절한 너를 차마 볼수 없었던거야  (I can’t stand seeing the mournful you on that day)
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*무척이나 울었네~  (I cried a lot)
비에 비 맞으며~  눈에 비 맞으며~  (when the rain falls on the rain~ when when the rain falls on the snow)
비속의 너를~ 희미하게 그리며  (you inside of the rain~ missing you feebly)
우리의 마지막 말을~ 너의 마지막 말을 기억 하네~  (our last words~ I remember your last words)
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사랑해 사랑해 사랑해 (I love you, I love you, I love you)
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해 (I love you, I love you, I love you)
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P.S. I forgot to mention that this song was also reproduced in Boohwal’s 8th album, released in 2002 – that’s when Lee Seung-Cheul returned to Boohwal just for this album. There’s no Boohwal’s album with Jeong Dong-Ha ‘s version of this song.



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