Song of the Moment: 바래 (I Hope) (FTIsland)

This song is damn addictive. And I’m talking about 바래 (translated: I Hope) by FTIsland, or Five Treasures Island, a 5-member band from Korea.

I discovered this song on YouTube by chance (like, 2 hours ago?), liked it the very first time I listen to it, and have been playing it non-stop since.

The intro is punchy but the song starts off slowly. And it just explodes when it goes into the chorus, especially the part when “바래” (romanised: barae) is sung. Makes one want to just sing/shout “barae” along with the lead singer. I must also add that the young man, all of 20 years of age, sings really well.

Fans of K-pop (or Korean pop) will probably roll their eyes at me for discovering this song only now, when it has already been released for more than a year and a half. The song is from FTIsland’s third album, “Cross & Change”, released in July 2009, by the way. Well, I learn new things every day. And I was never into K-pop until some months back. And I don’t even understand Korean. ‘Nuff said.

But I did my homework. There are 2 versions of this song on the album. The difference lies in the arrangements of the song but it’s quite subtle. I only got it after listening to the two versions a few times for comparison. Version 2 is somewhat heavier, in that the sounds of the electric guitars are crunchier. I don’t have a preference for either version.

But I’ll just embed the music video for Version 1 here and after that, you may want to check out Version 2, acoustic version, live version, trot version…

And here’s a translation of the lyrics, for those like me who don’t understand Korean :):

I Hope

A day passed and a month passed
but I did not hear from you.
My tears fall and my heart burns.
This is not it, it’s only temporary.
This is not gonna be it, this is not gonna be it.
This is not gonna be it. Don’t try to cheer me up.
The empty space you left only gets bigger.

I see you again and you, you are my love.
I see you hundred times and I, I am your love.
You are my match made in heaven.
You took the wrong path, that’s all.
Even if I am born again, I only want you.
Even if I love again, I only want you.
You will come back, you will come back.
Because without you, there is no me.

You said you love me
and where did you leave abandoning me?
My two hands that you held and our promise
how could you leave throwing me away and breaking it?

This must be a dream, this must be a dream.
This must be a dream, don’t fool me.
I hate how I’m left alone.

I see you again and you, you are my love.
I see you hundred times and I, I am your love.
You are my match made in heaven.
You took the wrong path, that’s all.
Even if I am born again, I only want you.
Even if I love again, I only want you.
You will come back, you will come back.
Because without you, there is no me.

I thought all of this was a nightmare.
Ah~ I just want to wake up from this dream.

When I open my eyes tomorrow
I hope everything is nothing but a dream oh
I hope everything is nothing more than a realistic dream.
I hope for you.
I still want you.

Even when I look back again, you, you’re my love
Even if I look (at you) thousands of times, I’m, I’m your love
Approved by the heavens, you’re my love
We’ve been separated for a while, that’s all

Even when I see other girls, I only want you
Even if I love another, I only want you
You will come back, you will to come back
because without me, there is no you.

(YES LET’S GO) Every night, I pray, not for my happiness but for misfortune
For your sake, not for me, so I can’t love another
You are the only one for me,
You are my heart’s one desire.
I’m not going to change. Even if I’m born again, I only want you.

Even if I’m born again, I only want you.
Even if I love again, I only want you
You will come back, you will come back.
Because without you, there is no me.

Source: Aheeyah.com


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