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[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Tear Rain” (눈물비) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영)

rain

When rain of tears fall down
The one person who was like an umbrella to me
Who felt the world’s pains in my place
The one person who protected me
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I love you, I love you

Sky after the rain is that clear
But the rain in my heart doesn’t stop
My sorry heart has become ink
And spreads in my chest
Oh oh, there are many unfulfilled memories
Person who has already gone too far

When rain of tears fall down
The one person who was like an umbrella to me
Who felt the world’s pains in my place
The one person who protected me
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I love you, I love you

Oh oh, there are many unfulfilled memories
Person who has already gone too far

When rain of tears fall down
The one person who was like an umbrella to me
Who felt the world’s pains in my place
The one person who protected me
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I love you, I love you

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[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Coming Spring” (스며드나,봄) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영)

spring

Ddu ddu ddu, ddu ddu ddu
What is this heart fluttering in my heart?
I smile without a reason
I think you’ll be able to hear my thumping heart
I carefully hid it

La la la, hold my hand
La la la, look at my eyes
Is it fate for us?
Love is coming, coming
Inside of me, it’s coming, coming
While walking on a flower path with you
Love is seeping in
Flower water is sleeping in
Don’t let go of this hand
Ddu ddu ddu, ddu ddu ddu

Will this dream-like time come again?
Be by my side like you are now

La la la, la la la la la
Look at each other
Are we meant to be?
Love is seeping in
Flower water is sleeping in
Don’t let go of this hand
Ddu ddu ddu, ddu ddu ddu

[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Love Tonight” (오늘 밤에) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영)

Tonight, so no one knows
With you, the two of us, the two of us will love
Tonight, so no one knows
Ddu ddu ddu reu, ddu ddu ddu du reu

This night is scary without you
Stay a bit longer by my side

When you and I dance in the rhythm
That moment will be happy

Baby, you and I, so the two of us will be forever
I will promise the vow of love

Tonight, so no one knows
With you, the two of us, the two of us will love
Tonight, so no one knows
Two of us playing with fire

Hoo-ooh hoo-ooh hoo-ooh
Ddu ddu ddu reu, ddu ddu ddu du reu

If you ask what love is
Should I say what my response is

I will protect with a burning heart
As long as you’re by my side

Baby, you and I, so the two of us will be forever
I will promise the vow of love

Tonight, so no one knows
With you, the two of us, the two of us will love
Tonight, so no one knows
Ddu ddu ddu reu, ddu ddu ddu du reu

If it’s a dream, don’t wake me up
Don’t leave, don’t go, don’t go, don’t go

Tonight, so no one knows
Two of us playing with fire

Hoo-ooh hoo-ooh hoo-ooh
Ddu ddu ddu reu, ddu ddu ddu du reu

[INTERVIEW TRANSLATION] Muzmon Interview: New Year First Ballad Song ‘Love Is…’ by a Trot Fairy (January 2019)

Q: Please introduce your new song “Love Is…”.

Hong Jinyoung: ‘Love Is…” is a lyrical ballad which contains the pain that approaches more and more realistically after a goodbye. You will be able to hear my soft and appealing voice that I haven’t shown before. The song is enhanced by a majestic orchestra so I think it will be a song that many people can relate to and listen to comfortably. I wanted to show everyone the ballad sensibilities inside of me as a ballader Hong Jinyoung, not trot Hong Jinyoung.

Q: Trot fairy Hong Jinyoung! This time, you released a ballad song, not trot, we’re curious how you felt about singing a traditional ballad.

Hong Jinyoung: Since it’s not the style of music that I sing normally, creating music in a new style was a big experience for me, and I liked it even more because it was an opportunity to meld my colour with the style of Park Geuntae composer-nim who made countless ballad hit songs.

Q: “Love Is…” is a song that would be good for these people to hear! Any recommendations?

Hong Jinyoung: I think winter is a season when people miss ballads. When you go through life, it’s inevitable for each day to be busy and for it to pass by without time to spare. I hope that you overcome the cold, drink a hot cup of tea and immerse yourself in emotion while listening to this song. For someone, it can be a source of comfort and sympathy, for someone else, I want to tell them to rest. Isn’t that the diverse charm of this song? During the cold winter, I would like it if you listened to “Love Is…” and discover momentarily forgotten sensibilities.

Q: Do you have your own tips on how to overcome winter well?

Hong Jinyoung: In order to overcome the long winter, as expected, I think you need to eat well. You need to maintain your stamina with food. I often eat health foods like red ginseng, fermented bean powder and fruit juice. Recently, I’ve been grinding apple and radish and adding it to a spoon of soy sauce and it’s so good for your body. I saw the proper effects so I want to recommend it to many people. More than anything, eat every meal well and like me, when you lose your stamina, eat meat and you will be able to overcome the cold winter easily. Up to now, it was Hong Jinyoung’s tips to beat winter by eating. Haha. (Laughs)

Q: Hong Jinyoung, who was hotter than anyone else last year! Please tell us about your new year plans in 2019.

Hong Jinyoung: This year will be 10 years since my debut. “Love Battery” came out in 2009. I can’t believe it has already been 10 years… This feeling is so new. I want to create a meaningful year with fans who have cheered me on and loved me for 10 years. I don’t have a full length album yet. I want to release a full length album, I want to do concerts and I want to run the audition that I mentioned often on broadcasts. It’s called ‘Hongdition’. Please look forward to it, everyone!

Q: Lastly, please greet your fans.

Hong Jinyoung: I’m able to greet you with my first ballad song since my debut. Until now, I’ve been working hard to get to his place with only passion but I think I’m still lacking. I want to repay fans in many fields with an even better appearance. Please give me a lot of love going forward!

Source: Naver Muzmon

[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Love Is…” (사랑은 다 이러니) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영)

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My head knows
That I need to forget
But with my heart, I can’t
Thousand times a day
I look at the phone
Because you might contact me
Aren’t you worried
If I’m doing well
You should ask once

Is all love like this?
Why is love like this?
In the end, it’s only goodbye
I gave everything like a fool
I’m trying to forget you
With all of my strength
I forget you every day
I erase you again every day, but you come to mind
What am I supposed to do?

There must be times
When you think of me
By chance, on a drunken night

Is all love like this?
Why is love like this?
In the end, it’s only goodbye
I gave everything like a fool
I’m trying to forget you
With all of my strength
I forget you every day
I erase you again every day, but you come to mind

Are all goodbyes like this?
Is it hard only for me?
All I did was
Love you too much
I’m hating you, to forget you
How could it, to me, how could it
How could love be like this?

[INTERVIEW TRANSLATION] Joy News 24 Interview: [Star♡Pet] Hong Jinyoung, “Warm Winter with Jolie·Pari·Dalkongie” (December 2018)

Singer Hong Jinyoung’s trademark ‘aegyo smile’ comes out of even in front of her pet dogs. “Ogoo ogoo, pretty”, she says as she looks at her pet dogs lovingly and rubs her face against theirs. Hong Jinyoung laughed saying, “These kids see my aegyo most often. Even though my side is very cold (aka, she is single) this winter, I’m not lonely. Our kids are here.”

One day in late autumn, Hong Jinyoung came to a pet supply store in Samsung-dong with her dogs, Jolie, Pari and Dalkongie. She met actress Kang Yewon and her dog who were filming a pet program. They stood for a while greeting each other and talking about their life with dogs and Jolie, Pari and Dalkongie explored their new friend and said hello. They said, “Next time, we should meet up with our dogs” and planned their next meeting, showing off their special friendship. After that, she responded to the autograph requests of the store employees and customers with a smile and spoke comfortably with the common thread of pet dogs.

Photo shoot with her pet dogs started after that. It was busy coaxing and calming three dogs who have their own minds. At the request to “please laugh”, she jokingly said “laughter won’t come out” but she treats her pet dogs with a warm hand. She explained the unique personalities of her pet dogs who have personalities as different as they look, and while telling their adoption stories she teared up, showing her heart. Jolie, Pari and Dalkongie have a big share in how she is able to live life even more fully and energetically.

Hong Jinyoung lives a loud life with 10 year old Jolie, 9 year old Pari and 7 year old Dalkongie. Hong Jinyoung who raised puppies since she was young said, “As I started my life in Seoul, I wanted to adopt a pet. I was less busy then. I thought it would be nice if my home was lively.”

Eldest unnie Jolie was the first family member to join. Hong Jinyoung said, “I held Jolie and she had teary eyes as if saying, ‘Please adopt me’. It didn’t sit well in my heart so we brought her with us. But her tears are like that every day. I think she was always a teary kid.” Pari was adopted so Jolie wouldn’t feel lonely and Dalkongie was the last to be adopted who had been hurt a lot by people.

Jolie, Pari and Dalkongie, as different as they look, their personalities are also different. While taking photos, Jolie stuck right by Jinyoung’s side, Pari moved around here and there brightly and Dalkongie was calm.

Hong Jinyoung explained her pets’ personalities in detail saying, “Jolie has a lot of aegyo. Even at home, she asks to be held and is right by my side. Like an eldest unnie, she has charisma. Pari has the strongest personality. She changes suddenly and tends to bully Dalkongie. Maknae is not good at expressing her affection. Even if we ask for kisses, she doesn’t kiss us often and her only expression of affection is running toward us and slamming her body. She’s the last in rank so she drinks water when unnies drink and she eats food when unnies eat.”

It’s not easy to raise not just one, but three dogs. There are many difficulties. Hong Jinyoung laughed saying, “We walk them one at a time. If we walk all three at the same time, I need my unnie’s help.” She tries hard to give the same love to all three dogs. Hong Jinyoung said, “It’s not easy to hold Dalkongie, if Pari doesn’t go down. So my heart goes out to her more. We set time so that we hold them equally. We try to give love as equally as possible.”

When we playfully asked Hong Jinyoung if she has any thoughts on expanding her family, she said laughing, “Truthfully, we didn’t think we’d raise three dogs but our heart went out to Dalkongie so we brought her home. I think it will be difficult to have more than three. These kids’ liveliness is not normal.”

With autumn events and various broadcast schedules, Hong Jinyoung is so busy that she divides her time in ‘nano’ increments. Hong Jinyoung said, “I want to bring them with me but I travel long distances often. Pari barks and when Jolie is in a car for a long time, she shakes. For the kids’ health, I think it’s better for them not to come with me”.

Hong Jinyoung who is unexpectedly a ‘homebody’ says she feels guilty about that she can’t be with them due to her many schedules. So on her days of rest, she tries to play with the dogs at home and tries to have a lot of time with them. When she returns home late at night, she feels happiness looking at the dogs who greet her.

“When I come home after finishing my schedule, even if it’s late, they greet me. Jolie and Pari run to me, and Dalkongie goes into the kitchen. They have slightly different personalities (laughs). Unnie is at home too, but the puppies like me so much. I can feel that they’re waiting for the owner all day. If I give them treats and play with them, the appearance of them enjoying it is like a baby, or like a companion. Every single day, I see these kids, I laugh and I receive comfort. I can’t help but feel responsible and have a lot of affection.”


Hong Jinyoung requested responsibility of those who are raising dogs. Hong Jinyoung emphasizes, “I can’t watch videos of abused and neglected puppies because it hurts me. They are kids with feelings and they get abandoned because they’re ill or because they’re not pretty. I hope people like that put themselves in the opposite position and think about what it would be like to be born as a puppy in the next life. If you have no sense of responsibility, I wish people wouldn’t adopt dogs from the beginning.”

During the interview, the words that Hong Jinyoung spoke the most were ‘happiness’ and ‘enjoy my life’. Her position toward her dogs is the same. Hong Jinyoung said, “I hope our puppies will be happy with me. As I chose these kids and they became family, I will try hard so that they can be happy until the end.”

Part two of this interview is an excerpted version of this earlier interview.

Source: Part 1 / Part 2

[LYRIC TRANSLATION] “Seoul” (서울사람) – Hong Jinyoung (홍진영) feat. Bray (브레이)


(Hong Jinyoung V/O)
Hello, it’s the first broadcast of Hong Jinyoung’s Seoul FM. I’m DJ Hong Jinyoung. It’s my first time being a DJ so I’m very nervous but going forward, I will be joined by the various stories of the listeners. Then, before we officially start, should we listen to a song? Hong Jinyoung and Bray sing it, “Seoul”.

(Hong Jinyoung)
I still like you
I can’t leave this place
Where are you?
Please find my lost love

(Bray)
When I pass by Yeongdeungpo, where we met often
I keep looking around
The shabby bar where we unthawed our hands
Has already been demolished
A tall building stands in its place
Where are you? Aimlessly, I’ve stopped.
I’m looking blankly at
Someone who looks like you.
I’m anticipating again in this place.

(Hong Jinyoung)
I don’t know how many times I’ve been fooled
Everyone is like you
Everyone has a warm expression
Sufficient smile
Only I’m crying again

I don’t know how many times I trusted
Everyone resembles you
Please find me
I’d rather just stand still here

Everyone is curious only about my name
Though they won’t even remember it
When I shake and totter, they only embrace me

(Bray)
I wanted to be a cool person
As much as there is distance
I tried cutting my long hair
I’ve tried wearing clothes I haven’t worn before
With various appearances
It seems not a thing has changed
This city has become a forest and I’m an ant
By my shoulder with thing passing by chaotically
Calmly, thus far, lonely

(Hong Jinyoung)
Can you not find me
Because I’ve changed too much?
Perhaps it’s the same for me
Nothing is different so you’re slowly forgetting me

Did you maybe pass by me?
Even if you saw me from afar
The side of me that you loved before is
Different from now

This city is erasing me

(Hong Jinyoung V/O)
Even though everyone who shared their story are all living in the city of Seoul, there are many diverse sides. Even if a moment of exhaustion comes to you, I hope that you can have strength, sometimes through music, sometimes through stories. I was happy to encounter countless stories of Seoul people. Then, I will say goodbye here. Let’s meet again tomorrow.

(Hong Jinyoung)
I still like you
I can’t leave this place
Where are you?
Please find my lost love