나는 가수다 I Am a Singer – Favorite Performance #2

Another favorite performance from the show I am a Singer is by the infamous 박정현 (Park, Jung-hyun).

She also goes by the name Lena Park, a Korean-American R&B singer. I heard that she actually attended UCLA for a year before she left to pursue her singing career! I believe she is hands-down one of the best Korean female vocalist.. although her pronunciation can be quite irksome for me, personally.

Park Jung-hyun did a remake of 조용필’s (Choi, Yong-pil) – 이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네.

I’ve always heard of his name because he is one of my dad’s favorite singers and also because he’s considered a 국민가수, which just applies to singers that are popular among all citizens of Korea. He was very influential in the Korean music industry in establishing what it meant to be a real singer songwriter, and he also helped establish the Korean concert culture. My dad told me that his voice is very unique because he worked very hard to learn 판소리 (pansori), a famous genre of Korean traditional music.

Here’s the original song (released 20 years ago):

나는 떠날때부터 다시 돌아올 걸 알았지
눈에 익은 이자리 편히 쉴 수 있는곳
많은 것을 찾아서 멀리만 떠났지
난 어디서 있었는지
하늘높이 날아서 별을 안고 싶어
소중한 건 모두 잊고 산 건 아니었나
이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네
그대 그늘에서 지친마음 아물게해
소중한건 옆에 있다고
먼길 떠나려는 사람에게 말했으면
너를 보낼때부터 다시 돌아올 걸 알았지
손에 익은 물건들 편히 잘 수 있는곳
숨고 싶어 헤매던 세월을 딛고서
넌 무얼 느껴왔는지
하늘높이 날아서 별을 안고 싶어
소중한건 모두 잊고 산건 아니었나
이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네
그대 그늘에서 지친 마음 아물게해
소중한 건 옆에 있다고
먼길 떠나려는 사람에게 말했으면
이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네
그대 그늘에서 지친 마음 아물게 해
소중한 건 옆에 있다고
먼길 떠나려는 사람에게 말했으면

Lena Park’s version:

I love them both! can’t pick!!! hhaha. Btw, Lena Park won first place with this performance! :)

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Posted on June 8, 2011, in Korean stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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