Ahhh, the late 90s and early 2000s! Such a cliche, but so very true- time truly does fly.
Everything was on a grand scale back in the day and that goes for the MVs (music videos, more like mini films) that featured the movie stars of today. Can you ever get sick of the lovelorn Romeo and Juliet stories, suicides, and illnesses galore?
Since I am on my Answer Me 1997 high, this song brings back so many fond memories of singing my heart out at karaoke and swooning over an eternal flaming love that I wish I can experience and have.
It’s only appropriate that this song is played over the speakers at school since it accurately reflects Yoon Je’s mood as he attempts to push Shi Won away.
A little backgrond to the song. Jo Sung Mo is famous for his ballads (in fact I have to find my CDs and swoon all over again along with watching my stolen VHS videos of his appearances in shows- yes stolen before internet took over and everything was so readily available), and this was his first debut song and video when he arrived on the K-pop music scene. I will also be brutally frank and state that I’ve always thought he looked like a little girl and did nothing for me in terms of the looks’ department. But the voice, oh man, the voice! The faceless singer suits me just fine!
The song is particularly moving since he was known to cry whenever he would perform this song during his award shows or Music Banks (do they even have those anymore?). Later, it was revealed that this song would remind him of his deceased autistic, older brother who passed away in a hit and run accident prior to his launch. He is referenced as the “faceless singer” by Sung Jae because he didn’t publicize himself when the song and video first came out onto the scene per formality.
Song: “To Heaven” by Jo Sung Mo
Lyricist: Lee Kyung Sub
Composed by: Lee Seung Ho
Translated Lyrics: Bella012
Is everything well, how are you doing?
You’re not crying because I am not there, are you?
Why is it that you haven’t been showing up lately, you who is always talking to me in my dreams?
Could it be that something has happened?
Or did you go so far away that you’re unable to come to me?
Because it seems like I’m doing well without you,
You’re teasing me because you got into a hissy fit, right?
Hiding behind the clouds whenever it rains,
You’re not crying, right?
I am worried sick about you, please don’t do this to me
You know just as well that I’m unable to forget you easily just because I can’t see you.
If you think it’s hard because you are not here
if you left your place beside me thinking that I may meet with another love
There is nothing but despair that fills this space next to me.
Don’t be sorry to me, though you are now far away,
I am filled with the vision of you from long ago
It won’t be long now, until we are in a place where there is no separation
Until the day we meet again, please just wait for me for a little while.