TY’s tribute to MJ + “Friend” English Lyrics


June 27, 2009

Big Bang’s TaeYang: “I, too, was influenced by Michael Jackson”

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As the whole world is in shock of the sudden death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, TaeYang of Big Bang, the five-member group that has recently debuted in Japan, expressed condolences over the death of Michael Jackson, saying he, too, was influenced by the King of Pop.

On the 26th, immediately after the news of his death was reported throughout the world, Japan’s Fuji TV cancelled all scheduled programs, including the popular show, “Quiz Hexagon 2,” from 7 till 9 pm, the so called prime time hours, and aired a special program entitled “Why Did Michael Jackson Die?”

The program included special video messages by celebrities, one of which was TaeYang, a member of the group Big Bang who recently released a single in Japan.

Introduced as “SOL” in the broadcast, TaeYang conveyed his condolences saying, “His music and performances on stage remain the best gift I ever received. I’d like to transfer the influence I received from him to others. I want to be an artist who can inspire others.”

The program also showed an uncut version of the music video of Thriller, the song that played a decisive role in making Jackson an international star.

MJ Vouge MJ Vouge2

[translator: pgeorgie]

As I warned tofu and aims, I’m not very good at translating lyrics but took a stab at it because I felt bad that there was still no translated version available after two days. So, here it is (I prefer “Friends” but since many of you already know it as “Friend” I used the latter):

Yeah T.O.P right here! (with SOL!)
And It’s been a while You see! (Long time no see)
I still remember them days.. you remember?
Reminiscin’ over you..
but I’m aiht !
like always

verse1}
Didn’t take it seriously 우습게 봤다가
Guess it’s all over now 벌써 끝이났나봐
Tore up my map 마지막 마침표
Where I had put  찍어놨던 나의 지도
my last period  다찢고
Back on the streets 다시 길거리로
Not wandering though 헤메 헤메는게 아냐
Searching for myself 날 찾아 가는것이지
Why bother to run? 뭘 도망가 ?
A whale dreaming of 푸른바다 그위를
Swimming엄쳐엄쳐 헤엄쳐 가는
In the blue ocean 고래의 꿈

Awkward when we first met 어색했었던 첫대면
Grew to care for each other 오고가던 서로의 배려
Spent many years together 어느덧 함께한 세월
Sometimes arguing 가끔의 갈등과
Stayed up all night together 우리 함께 밤새며
Our history is at dawn 우리의 역사는 새벽
Have sworn to renewed friendship 새로운 우정을 다짐하네 때때론
I know 나도 안다고
Such a foolish idiot  어리석었던 바보
At a pointed correction – talked to a friend but 날카로운 지적에 친구와 이야기 하고도
The last promise between us 마지막 이라는 약속
Don’t know if that’ll be kept 아직나도 지켜질진 몰라 (몰라)
I don’t know myself  나도날 (몰라)
Don’t know well, that’s the problem 잘몰라서 그래서 곤란해

hook}
We were friends 친구였잖아
When we were together 우리 함께라면
We were like kids 어린 애 마냥
Now I don’t know where I am, where I am going 이제 내가 어딨는지 어딜 가는지 몰라
(Feel more alone still 더욱더 허전해 여전해)

I’m wandering 방황하잖아
After you’re gone 널 떠나보낸후엔
I’m in the darkness 깜깜하잖아
I don’t know where you are, where you’ve disappeared to 이제 니가 어딨는지 어디 갔는지 난몰라
(Still feel so alone 아직도 여전해 허전해)

verse2}
Cold, strong 차갑고 거센
Rain and wind 빗줄기와 바람
Heaven and earth are still wet 아직 마르지않는 하늘과 땅땅
A starry night 아주 오래 보지못한
Haven’t seen it for a long while 별이 빛나는 밤..밤밤

Oh, look at me 나를봐.
It’s a lie – there’s no such thing as 나는 1년, 2년, 10년
A choice you won’t regret 100년 1000년이 지나
In 1 year, 2 years, 10 years 후회 없는 선택 이라는
100 years, 1,000 years 헛된 다 거짓말
Why do you regret now 왜 이제 서야 후회하는 건가
Looking back 돌아 보면
I made more things wrong 내 죄가 더 많아

Gush-sh-shing 사사사사 랄라랑아
Wind cuts like a knife 매서운 바람만 살랑살랑
The memories I left behind 내가 버린 기억
Like a crushed sugar cube 부서진 각설탕
Tossing and turning, getting thirsty 불편한 꿈자리 목이 말러와

My young love 나의 Young Love
Still so fragile 아직은 여려서
Splish, splash 첨펑 첨펑
Just swimming around 헤엄만 치네
Wandering about 헤메이네

hook}
We were friends 친구였잖아
When we were together 우리 함께라면
We were like kids 어린 애 마냥
Now I don’t know where I am, where I am going 이제 내가 어딨는지 어딜 가는지 몰라
(Feel more alone still 더욱더 허전해 여전해)

I’m wandering 방황하잖아
After you’re gone 널 떠나보낸후엔
I’m in the darkness 깜깜하잖아
I don’t know where you are, where you’ve disappeared to 이제 니가 어딨는지 어디 갔는지 난몰라
(Still feel so alone 아직도 여전해 허전해)

bridge}
Long Time no see
Told you to leave me 아무부담 없이
No need to feel guilty 떠나라고 했지만
(You and I both) (나도-Oh 너도-Oh)
Without you 니가 없이
I’m like 살아가 나는 어찌
A lone, sad wild goose 슬픈 외 기러기
(You and I both)(나도-Oh 너도-Oh)

hook}
We were friends 친구였잖아
When we were together 우리 함께라면
We were like kids 어린 애 마냥
Now I don’t know where I am, where I am going 이제 내가 어딨는지 어딜 가는지 몰라
(Feel more alone still 더욱더 허전해 여전해)

I’m wandering 방황하잖아
After you’re gone 널 떠나보낸후엔
I’m in the darkness 깜깜하잖아
I don’t know where you are, where you’ve disappeared to 이제 니가 어딨는지 어디 갔는지 난몰라
(Still feel so alone 아직도 여전해 허전해)

14 thoughts on “TY’s tribute to MJ + “Friend” English Lyrics”

  1. LOL u sure did warn us..But you did a fantastic job anyway. It’s nice to know what the heck they’re talking about especially since i saw the movie a long time ago. Thanks

  2. Thanks georgie!
    Ohhh TOP is quite the lyricist! Now I’m curious of what the storyline is like. Maybe I should watch this drama.

    Does anyone know where I can watch with English subs?

  3. …the first thing I thought of when I heard that MJ had died was “I wonder what Bae’s reaction is” cuz I know that MJ influenced Bae (also, thinking back to the Vogue shoot). Now I know…thx!!

  4. @tofu: episode 1 is just out, hasnt been subbed yet but if u want to watch it without go to viikii.net

  5. actually lol I wish there was like an edit button that i could click on…I watched this a long time ago with my Korean roommate so I um yeah I pretty much don’t remember all the scenes but I do remember the gist of the movie…I don’t think it was the BEST but it was okay…By the way, I just found it online lol so this is not my video 🙂 ..

    I wonder how YB took the news and hope he’s okay….

  6. LOVE THE ‘FRIEND’ SONG<333.
    awwwww i love taeyang.
    I can always count on him to do a tribute
    to anyone <3.

  7. the movie ‘friend’ was violent.
    like what Aims said it was ok but not that great.
    i watch it a long time ago coz they said it was blockbuster in korea.

  8. @rosebud: my exact thoughts too including the vogue photoshoot reminder also.

    ahhh…MJ. RIP.
    ahhh….taeyang. continue to be inspired by MJ.

    im so excited to hear new music from taeyang and bigbang. thank you so much for this site.

    🙂

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