The “mystery music show” King of Mask Singer has shown me there is so much more to the Korean music scene than Kpop. I’ve come to know other really good singers and songs that may not get featured much in the mainstream media.
I’ve a couple of such gems I discovered in the last few months lined up. For this post, I’m sharing a recent discovery: 영원 (romanised: Yeongwon; translated: Eternity) by the late singer and actor, 최진영 (romanised: Choi Jin Yeong), also known as SKY.
This song was performed by rock singer Kim Kyung Ho in last week’s episode of King of Mask Singer. I thought he sang the song so beautifully. I mean, he’s a rock singer but he could sound so sweet and tender.
I love the melody, though I’m not so sure about the rap in the beginning of the song. Anyway, it’s still a song worth checking out.
Here is the English translation of the lyrics:
My happy and wonderful days with you
Couldn’t have been just passing days
The growing hollowness
Belongs to you and only you in this world
Like I always did
I am waiting for you to come to me
Waking up in the morning in a world without you
I am breaking down
There’s only one reason why I go on
The road I have travelled was not a smooth one
My love leaves sorrow behind like always
Perhaps I need to own much to fulfil it
I finally know the way to live and what the world wants
If I turn back the time and have you again
I will never lose you
I will always be waiting for you
When time runs out for me
I will always take our memories of love with me
If I ever see you again in this world so full of temptation
I will say I didn’t know in my first life
I promise you
Source: Muhammad Kamal YouTube Channel (with modifications by me)