Taeyang shares words of comfort with covers of Yoo Jae Ha and Stevie Wonder (translation)


Taeyang’s cover on his Instagram of two of his all time favorite (YJH, Stevie Wonder) songs is beautifully sung, but putting both together can also be a thoughtful message of comfort for fans struggling with anxieties for the future (especially in this time of global uncertainty.)

Myself Reflected in My Heart – Yoo Jae Ha  Translated by 이꽁치   

The pieces of my dreams that I can’t hold onto anymore
Are disappearing, one by one
Like someone who is stuck in an endless routine of wandering,
Today I again wander without much purpose

Even though I know I’m living a lie,  I don’t let it show on the outside
My true heart is revealed through the sighs that come out when I speak.

Now that I am trying to make up what I’ve missed
My life is such that no one listens or pays much attention

What should I do to fill up this poorly-drawn out, empty life?
I’m going to draw out my true intentions, my true self.


Ribbon in the Sky Stevie Wonder

(Excerpt)

This is not a coincidence
And far more than a lucky chance.
But what is that was always meant
Is our ribbon in the sky for our love, love.

We can’t lose with God on our side
We’ll find strength in each tear we cry
From now on it will be you and I
And our ribbon in the sky
Ribbon in the sky
A ribbon in the sky for our love
There’s a ribbon in the sky for our love.

One of YB’s signature styles is the intensity in how he sings that gives a new feel to both songs. I feel that Yoo Jae Ha’s original is more melancholy and thoughtful, but YB’s interpretation in putting both songs together transforms it into a more positive message meant to console and cheer up.

YB’s warm relationship with fans shown time and time again is one reason why I continue to support him after all these years.  I am constantly reminded of his concern, sincerity and affection in his interactions.  I think he is an exceptionally gifted and talented guy, but giving comfort to fans is something I consider his superpower. Especially in difficult times, I really appreciate his extra effort to reach out and make us feel loved.  

8 thoughts on “Taeyang shares words of comfort with covers of Yoo Jae Ha and Stevie Wonder (translation)”

    1. Oh hey J! It’s been a minute. Better indeed. Hope we get good stuff from those studio sessions and it doesn’t end up in a vault with the rest of Real.

        1. lol. Who else could it be? Any of us oldtimers still around have to stick together. Even DCYB came to life a little bit today. “Yoo Jae Ha by Michael Jackson” haha

  1. ahh what a lovely treat we all needed. ❤

    i'm brought here to this blog by this blog. so thrilled it's and the twitter is still active. ^_^

    all the best to my ATY community.

      1. hahahah we all have come out of the woods.

        his voice and my love for it is enduring. i hope he posts more of these jam sessions to tide us over until an album. also looking forward to his song with Zion.T and Vince. GIVE.ME.NOW.

        1. I’ve missed him so much, I’m happy to get anything. That hat on his head though is making me hope there are more surprises in store. (Hair changes being such a significant event in kpop…)

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