Wow…….it has now been 40 days since G.O began his military service. I know some of his loving fans are probably thinking time is crawling, but I assure you, it is moving fast! For this lovely 40th day, I am returning to the Immortal Song 2 stage and will allow him, along with his partner in ballad crime, Lim Jeong Hee, to shatter your hearts with the beautiful 사랑보다 깊은 상처 [A Wound Deeper Than Love].
Ever since hearing G.O sing with Baek Su Kyung during his time with Tykeys, I have adored his work with female vocalists. There is something about the way his voice embraces a female partner voice that feels gentlemanly and so very protective. The best part: G.O accomplishes this without sacrificing a single bit of emotion, intensity or passion.
On July 9, 2011, he partnered with Lim Jeong Hee on his third stage for Immortal Song 2 singing the impassioned 사랑보다 깊은 상처 [A Wound Deeper Than Love]. G.O opened the song with aching tenderness . . .
오랫동안 기다려 왔어
I waited for a long time
내가 원한 너였기에
Because I wanted you
슬픔을 감추며 널 보내줬었지
Hiding my sadness, I let you go
날 속여 가면서
잡고 싶었는지 몰라
You don’t know how much I wanted to catch you
너의 눈물 속에 내 모습 아직까지 남아 있어
I can still see myself in your tears
추억을 버리긴 너무나 아쉬워
It’s too sad to throw away the memories
난 너를 기억해 이젠 말할게 내 오랜 기다림
I remember you, now I confess my ache of longing
And so begins the painful lament of remembering a great and deep love, the regret of foolishly losing that love, and the attempts to navigate the regret while longing to have such an epic love return. When I listen to G.O sing this song I just want Jeong Hee to hold him!!!!!
Why does G.O connect so deeply with songs of devastating love and loss? Sometimes I believe he has lived several life times in his young 29 years. In doing so, he has perhaps suffered love and loss countless times. Of course that is heartbreaking to imagine if it is true. On the other hand, it has given his art a depth and honesty not many artists can claim experience to.
G.O and Jeong Hee’s beautiful interpretation of 사랑보다 깊은 상처 [A Wound Deeper Than Love] did not win top prize that evening but I think G.O certainly began to feel more comfortable in the competition. His participation was also giving him the opportunity to do what I believe he does best: touch people with his art. That is, showcasing a talent so genuine and pure from a delicate soul that is fueled by a passionate need to express itself through music. Music no doubt is the electrical spark that makes G.O’s heart beat with every chord and every note.
Win or lose, he is forever the champion in my heart.
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