#SongLyricsSunday: “Moon & Sunrise” with Korean Pop Diva BoA

#SongLyricsSunday: “Moon & Sunrise” with Korean Pop Diva BoA

This a little late but I have been busy again this weekend I was in performing in a charity event for a local organization on Sunday. And Saturday, I just slept and cleaned as my sister is coming to Japan this Friday. But, I really wanted to do this Song Lyrics Sunday, hosted by Jim at A Unique Title For Me.

The theme is “Dawn/Noon/Dusk/Midnight/Nocturnal/Diurnal”. Here is my choice:

BoA has been one of my favorite Korean pop stars since I discovered Kpop in 2002. I remember that I bought her “No. 1” album in Koreantown nearby LA in 2002 as my first CD by an Asian artist. I knew the Korean diva before though as I watched her Japanese music videos on the internet.

This Korean popstar got her start in 2000, which she was about 12 or 13. She is a extremely talented singer as she has a great range and balanced tone. She is popular all around Asia, making her debut in Japan in 2002, and somewhat in the western world, as she had a failed English album released in 2009. even though her release pace has slowed down a bit in recent years, she release a Japanese and a Korean album last year.

Today’s pick is the Korean version of “Moon and Sunrise”, which is from the single “Rock With You” (Korean Version). The Japanese version of the song originally appeared on her third album Valenti. The Japanese lyrics were translated by Natsumi Watanabe, who wrote songs for many Japanese top artists like Namie Amuro, Wink, Junichi Inagaki, w-inds, Nami Tamaki, and etc. She even wrote the lyrics to one of my favorite songs: Takako Uehara’s “Glory ~Kimi ga Iru Kara~”.

“Moon and Sunrise” is a typical mid-tempo ballad that you would hear from the late 90s and early 2000s. But, because it is BoA, it is a worthwhile listen due to her unique vocals and great range.

Here is the song in Korean:

And here is in the song in Japanese:

Here are the lyrics based on the Korean version:


The blue sky is always warm but it also gives an understandable solitude
It seems as if its hiding loneliness, sadness, and even pain.

Even the passing people sometimes feel it. They live, embracing the pain.
They’ve probably engraved the memories into their hearts.
They live on acting like they can’t forget.

Inside a warmhearted love, even in this moment as the last day of our smiling happiness is passing…

The wind comes blowing. Even today the path becomes covered with fallen leaves.
Your voice only slowly gets farther and farther away.

The high sky, like your heart, only gets farther away.
My falling tears are protecting my heart.
I can’t forget that love of yours.

That white cloud, too, is changing little by little, like you at this moment.
Joy, warmth, and even this love will probably begin to change very slowly.

Even the movie we saw together, will silently be remembered in my heart.
You were the one that said nothing changed, but in the end you’re leaving me.

How many memories must I hold onto as I live..
But I know, that since I’ve met you I’ve been happy.

There’s a moon that shines on me and there’s a shining sun.
Like that, after time passes, I’ll probably be able to forget you.
Even if its a fake, for each other we must smile.
My falling tears fall your appearance.
So that I can laugh when we meet again…

The wind comes blowing. Even today the path becomes covered with fallen leaves.
Your voice only slowly gets farther and farther away.

There’s a moon that shines on me and there’s a shining sun.
Like that, after time passes, I’ll probably be able to forget you.
Even if its a fake, for each other we must smile.
My falling tears fall your appearance.
So that I can laugh when we meet again…

Source:
https://forums.soompi.com/topic/89830-boa-moon-sunrise-translation-to-eng/

The Rules

If you want to participate, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. people who don’t listen to Kpop are missing out

  2. I loved and still love BoA! Every Heart came on shuffle yesterday and gave me all the chills.

  3. I am always amazed at the singers who start at such a young age and are able to continue on for so many years. I don’t typically listen to this type of music, but her voice is great!

  4. Oh I haven’t heard this but I really like it! What a beautiful song!

  5. My daughter is such a fan BoA. Her love for Kpop music started in middle school and if you should see her room with all the posters. Her favorite, BoA, BTS, and Top.

  6. My daughter is such a fan BoA. Her love for Kpop music started in middle school and if you should see her room with all the posters. Her favorite, BoA, BTS, and Top. She just went to BTS concert this past weekend.

  7. Oh, I must be old….I haven’t heard this! 🙂 Really loved this song though!

  8. She has been in the industry for a while now. I think I saw her statue in the K-Star road.. She has one there right?

  9. I felt connection with those lyrics. I don’t listen to KPOP much. I like their music but hard to understand songs so the english translation is nice for me.

  10. What a cool style of music. I’ll have to listen to her stuff.

  11. I haven’t listened to kpop. I loved listening to this song . It was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I have heard this a few times. Kpop is so popular in Malaysia. Though I am not a big fan of KPop but some of their songs are cool.

  13. I’ve never heard this song or this artist before. The lyrics are so wonderful!

  14. I love the way you introduce me to new music every time im on the blog…i will follow to see what others share and connect with new bloggers

  15. not much of that kind of genre and beat. not really a fan of k pop or havent given myself a try to listen to their songs.

  16. I love this song. She has been a round for a while now. think I may out this on and chill xx

  17. I love the lyrics of the song and the artist’s voice is fantastic! I haven’t listened to some KPop songs lately but thank you for reminding me. I will share this info with my niece too. She’s so into KPop that she enrolled in a Korean language course!

  18. Oh dear. I am feeling very old and distant from all of this. The song and musicians are all new to me. BUT the music is very pretty – very soothing when I listened to it just now.

  19. Haven’t had as much Korean music but I’m impressed by BoA’s music! The lyrics id it and her tunes are amazing! I wish you shared your performance too soon.

  20. Wow, thanks for the lyrics. I love BOA and hopefully I’ll be able to sing that song in Korean one day. I’m taking online classes.

  21. I’m not too familiar with Korean music, so I’m happy to learn something new.
    BoA sounds like a nice musician to listen to and she has an impressively long career for such a young person.

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