This performance from the first part of “Immortal Song 2: Park JinYoung” is more than two weeks old, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth watching. (4MEN’s) Shin Yongjae’s rich, mellifluous voice easily melts into the mold of so many ballads, making his performances, this being one of them, so sweet and dreamy. His voice is so smooth and silky and even haunting; I can’t imagine him ever singing an upbeat song as his peers do so often.

2AM’s This Song was never my favorite 2AM song, but I think it is moving up on my list with this performance.

Hangul and English translation below the cut.

And by the way, he’s only what, twenty-two years old?[!] He is definitely a ballad singer to keep an eye on.  (Does Huh Gak remind anyone of him? [or vice versa?])

Korean:

예쁜 목걸일 사주고 싶지만
멋진 차를 태워주고 싶지만

예쁜 옷을 입혀주고 싶지만
오 난 좋은 곳에 데려가고 싶지만

주머니에 넣은 손엔 잡히는 게 없는데
어떻게 널 잡을 수가 있어

내 생활은 너에게 어울리질 않는데
그래도 내 곁에 있어주겠니

줄 수 있는 게 이 노래밖에 없다
가진 거라곤 이 목소리밖에 없다

이게 널 웃게 만들 수 있을 진 모르지만
그래도 불러본다 니가 받아주길 바래본다

너는 괜찮다고 말을 하지만
나만 있으면 된다고 하지만

행복하다고 늘 말해 주지만
너는 더 바라는 게 없다고 하지만

예쁘고 좋은 것들 재밌고 멋진 일들
너도 분명히 하고 싶잖아 Baby

내 곁에 있어주면 못하는 걸 알잖아
그래도 내 곁에 있어주겠니

줄 수 있는 게 이 노래밖에 없다
가진 거라곤 이 목소리밖에 없다

이게 널 웃게 만들 수 있을 진 모르지만
그래도 불러본다 니가 받아주길 바래본다

이 노래밖에 없다
정말 가진게 이 목소리밖에 없다

이게 널 웃게 만들 수 있을 진 모르지만
그래도 불러본다 니가 받아주길 바래본다

니가 받아주길 바래본다

English Translation:

I want to buy you a pretty necklace[, but-]
I want to drive you in a cool car[, but-]

I want to dress you in nice clothes[, but-]
Oh~, I want to bring to you good places

But when I put my hand in my pocket, there isn’t anything to grab
How can I hold on to you?

My life doesn’t match yours
But can you still remain by my side?

The only thing I can give you is this song
The only thing I have is this voice

I don’t know if this will make you smile
But I’ll sing, and hope that you’ll accept it

You say that you’re okay[, but-]
You say that as long as I’m here, you’re okay[, but-]

You always say that you’re happy[, but-]
You say that there’s nothing else that you wish for

But pretty and nice things, fun and cool activities
Baby You clearly want to try them too, Baby

By staying at my side, there are things you can’t do
But will you still stay by my side?

The only thing I can give you is this song
The only thing I have is this voice

I don’t know if this will make you smile
But I’ll sing, and hope that you’ll accept it

I have nothing but this song
I really have nothing except for this voice

I don’t know if this will make you smile
But I’ll sing, and hope that you’ll accept it
I hope that you’ll accept it