JYJ’s “In Heaven” was one of those few songs that hooked me with the first (okay, maybe second; I was too preoccupied watching the MV the first time) listen. I am obviously opinionated and a bit JYJ biased, but I have to say that this song might be one of the best from 2011.

JYJ’s Jaejoong wrote the lyrics and song with the late Park Yongha in mind. The day before Park Yongha committed suicide, he called Jaejoong and asked him if they could go out for drinks, but Jaejoong declined because he was in the states, similar to the storyline of the music video below.

Hangul:

Narration)
그만 갈게
가지마
곧 돌아올 거야 그러니까…
거짓말, 거짓말
아니야 내가 널 이만큼 사랑하는데…
그 사랑 지금 보여줄 순 없겠니?
사랑해…
또 다시 사랑할 순 없겠니…

Song
Verse 1)
지금 와선 말할 수가 없어 너의 기적 그 모든 게 환상 같아
마지막 니 모습 속 서서히 기억 속에만 잠겨져 가는 것만 같아
어딘가에서 날 보고 있을까 후회해도 늦어버려 볼 수 없어
추억의 그림자의 촉촉한 내 눈물들로 그 자릴 지켜보고 있어

그 말 못해 정말 못해 니가 내 옆에 있을 때만큼
미안한데 그게 안돼 이젠 모든 게 떨려와
조금 더 기다리다 꿈속을 헤 메이다
결국 니 안에서 눈을 감을까 봐

Chorus)
가지마 더 가지마 내 곁에 있어줄 수는 없니
거짓말 다 거짓말 전혀 들리지가 않아
사랑해 널 사랑해 한마디 보여줄 수는 없니
사랑해 널 사랑해 또 다시 사랑해 주겠니

Verse 2)
벌써 이렇게도 지나 왔어 너의 흔적 찾아봐도 지워졌어
마지막 니 기억도 눈물의 테옆 속으로 잠겨져 가는 것만 같아

이만 끝내 나를 끝내 니가 내 옆에 있지 않다면
미안한데 이만 갈게 이제 너의 길을 따라
끝 없는 길을 따라.. 널 찾아 헤 메이다~
결국 너를 잃고서 슬퍼만 할까 봐

Chorus)
가지마 더 가지마 내 곁에 있어 줄 수는 없니
거짓말 다 거짓말 전혀 들리지가 않아
사랑해 널 사랑해 한마디 보여줄 수는 없니
사랑해 널 사랑해 또다시 사랑해 주겠니

Bridge)
가지마 가지마 있어줄 수는 있니
거짓말 거짓말 들리지가 않아
사랑해 사랑해 보여줄 수는 있니
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해 주겠니
가지마 가지마 있어줄 수는 있니
거짓말 거짓말 들리지가 않아
사랑해 사랑해 보여줄 수는 있니
제발 돌아와줘

Chorus)
가지마 더 가지마 내 곁에 있어줄 수는 없니
거짓말 다 거짓말 전혀 들리지가 않아
사랑해 널 사랑해 한마디 보여줄 수는 없니
사랑해 널 사랑해 또 다시 사랑해 주겠니

Romanization:

Narration)
keu-man kal-keh
ka-ji-ma
goht dol-a-ol geo-ya keu-leo-ni-kka…
geo-jit-mal, geo-jit-mal
a-ni-ya nae-ga neol i-man-keum sa-lang-ha-neun-de…
keu sa-lang ji-geum bo-yeo-jul soon eob-get-ni?
sa-lang-hae…
ddo da-shi sa-lang-hal soon eob-get-ni…

Song
Verse 1)
ji-geum wa-seon mal-hal su-ga eobs-eo neo-yeh gi-jeok keu mo-deun ge hwan-sang gat-ah
ma-ji-mak ni mo-seub sok seo-seo-hi gi-eok sok-e-man jam-kyeo-jyeo ga-neun geot-man gat-ah
eo-din-ga-e-seo nal bo-go iss-eul-kka hu-hwei-hae-do neuj-eo-beo-lyeo bol su eobs-eo
chu-eok-eh geu-lim-ja-eh chok-chok-han nae noon-mool-deul-lo keu ja-lil ji-kyeo-bo-go iss-eo

keu mal mot-hae jeong-mal mot-hae ni-ga nae yeop-eh iss-eul ddae-man-keum
mi-ahn-han-de keu-ke ahn-dwae i-jen mo-deun ge ddeol-lyeo-wa
jo-geum deo ki-da-li-da ggoom-sok-eul heh meh-i-da
gyeol-gook ni an-eh-seo noon-eul gam-eul-kka bwa

Chorus)
ka-ji-ma deo ka-ji-ma nae gyeot-eh iss-eo-jul su-neun eob-ni
geo-jit-mal da geo-jit-mal jeon-hyeo deul-li-ji-ga anh-ah
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae han-ma-di bo-yeo-jul su eob-ni
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae ddo da-shi sa-lang-hae ju-get-ni

Verse 2)
beol-sseo i-leoh-khe-do ji-na wass-eo neo-yeh heun-jeok chaj-a-bwa-do ji-weo-jyeoss-eo
ma-ji-mak ni gi-eok-do noon-mool-yeh te-yeop sok-eu-lo jam-yeo-jyeo ga-eun geot-man gat-ah

i-man ggeut-nae na-leul ggeut-nae ni-ga nae yeop-eh it-ji anh-da-myeon
mi-ahn-han-de i-man kal-ke i-jeh neo-ye gil-eul dda-la
ggeut eob-neun gil-eul dda-la.. neol-chaj-ah he me-i-da~
kyeol-gook neo-leul il-go-seo seul-peo-man hal-kka-bwa

Chorus)
ka-ji-ma deo ka-ji-ma nae gyeot-eh iss-eo-jul su-neun eob-ni
geo-jit-mal da geo-jit-mal jeon-hyeo deul-li-ji-ga anh-ah
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae han-ma-di bo-yeo-jul su eob-ni
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae ddo da-shi sa-lang-hae ju-get-ni

Bridge)
ka-ji-ma ka-ji-ma ka-ji-ma iss-eo-jul su-neun it-ni
geo-jit-mal geo-jit-mal deul-li-ji-ga ahn-ah
sa-lang-hae sa-lang-hae bo-yeo-jul su-neun it-ni
sa-lang-hae sa-lang-hae sa-lang-hae ju-get-ni
ka-ji-ma ka-ji-ma ka-ji-ma iss-eo-jul su-neun it-ni
geo-jit-mal geo-jit-mal deul-li-ji-ga ahn-ah
sa-lang-hae sa-lang-hae bo-yeo-jul su-neun it-ni
제발 돌아와줘

Chorus)
ka-ji-ma deo ka-ji-ma nae gyeot-eh iss-eo-jul su-neun eob-ni
geo-jit-mal da geo-jit-mal jeon-hyeo deul-li-ji-ga anh-ah
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae han-ma-di bo-yeo-jul su eob-ni
sa-lang-hae neol sa-lang-hae ddo da-shi sa-lang-hae ju-get-ni

English:

Narration) [Female=F, Male=M]
F: I’ll stop and go
M: Don’t go
F: I’ll be back right away so…
M: Lies, lies
F: No – but I love you this much
M: Would I be able to see this love right now?
F: I love you…
M: Would we be able to love again…

Song
Verse 1)
Right now I can’t say anything; the miracle of you, all of it feels like fantasy
Your last image seems to only be locked in my memories
I wonder if you’re looking at me from somewhere; even if I regret it, it’s too late, I can’t see you
Wet tears of my memories’ shadows are watching over that place

I can’t say those words, I really can’t, as much as you were by my side
I’m sorry but I can’t; now everything comes trembling back to me
I wait a bit more and wander in my dreams
Afraid that I might close my eyes inside of you

Chorus)
Don’t go, don’t go, can’t you stay by my side
Lies, it’s all lies, I can’t hear any of it
I love you, I love you, can’t you show me just those words
I love you, I love you, would you love me again

Verse 2)
Time has already passed like this; I look for your traces but they have been erased
The last of my memories of you seems to be locked in my tears

End it here, end me if you’re not going to be by my side
I’m sorry but I’ll go now, now I follow your path
I follow your path that doesn’t end..wandering to find you
Afraid I’ll lose you and become sad

Chorus)
Don’t go, don’t go, can’t you stay by my side
Lies, it’s all lies, I can’t hear any of it
I love you, I love you, can’t you show me just those words
I love you, I love you, would you love me again

Bridge)
Don’t go, don’t go, could you stay
Lies, lies, I don’t hear it
I love you, I love you, could you show me
Would you, would you, would you love me
Don’t go, don’t go, could you stay
Lies, lies, I don’t hear it
I love you, I love you, could you show me
Please come back

Chorus)
Don’t go, don’t go, can’t you stay by my side
Lies, it’s all lies, I can’t hear any of it
I love you, I love you, can’t you show me just those words
I love you, I love you, would you love me again