Melody of Lyrics: Jung Yong Hwa - Because I Miss You (Heartstrings OST)

Friday, November 09, 2012


For the third week in a row, I'm going to discuss a drama OST song. This time it's Jung Yong Hwa's (CN Blue) "Because I Miss You" from the 2011 drama Heartstrings. It is a lovely ballad with simple, but moving lyrics. It isn't overly dramatic, but at the same time it really is a touching love song. The song was composed and lyrics written by Yong Hwa himself.



English translation of the lyrics:

Always the same sky, always the same day
Besides the fact that you’re not here
Nothing has changed
I want to laugh just as if I forgot everything
I want to live as I laugh as if nothing’s wrong
But because I miss you, because I miss you
Everyday I call out…
Your name by myself
Because I miss you, because I miss you
I call out your name like a habit
Today once again

I thought I let you go without any remains
But no, no I still haven’t let you go

But because I miss you, because I miss you
Everyday I call out…
Your name by myself
Because I miss you, because I miss you
I call out your name like a habit
Today once again

Each day I feel like I could die
What do I do?

I love you I love you
I love you
Without even saying those words
I am letting you go
I’m sorry I’m sorry, can you hear me?
Can you hear my confession…
That is too late?
I love you


(Translation from ColorCodedLyrics, all credit goes to the translator. Click on the link for hangul and romanization.)

Why I like these lyrics:

I enjoy love songs that manage to be powerful without being overdramatic. The lyrics of "Because I Miss You" are filled with yearning of young love, yet it doesn't sway into into tragic "I'd die for my lover"-theme that many love songs use too lightly. When the lyrics are written by a young man like Yong Hwa, I think they needn't be so very tragic. I find it quite hard to listen to a love ballad that has lyrics like "I'd catch a grenade for ya" (no offense, Bruno. Totally like you.). It feels too heavy. Though, that doesn't mean that tragic love songs can't be good, but it would be nice when they'd tone it down a bit that I could actually relate to it. Kinda like it is with dramas. 
So going back to these particular lyrics, I think Yong Hwa has perfectly captured the essence of being in love, missing somebody with all your heart and feeling regret over unsaid things. The slow rhythm and the soft vocals also emphasize the lyrics in a way that isn't in-your-face, yet leaves you humming the song for awhile.

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2 comments

  1. *listens for the twenty-billionth time*

    I think this is and will forever remain my favorite song from an OST ever. I also love the lyrics. It's the first song I ever bothered to learn Korean for. Not that I can even sing it in the same key. Darn those male singers! Still love it though. :)

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    1. Yeah, it's one of my favourites too. Yong Hwa's voice is so nice here. The song was totally fitting for the drama too, having this youthful vibe to it.

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