Thursday, April 07, 2011

Falling Down [Lyrics]

So there's this one Korean - Chinese film (in millions I've seen this week) named "A Good Rain Knows When To Come" or (in some other territories) "Season of Rain" directed by Hur Jin-ho, which I really like. I was in a Korean cinema marathon mode this week and the reason I came across this film is Jung Woo Sung, who played one of the protagonists. For some reason, it had the feel of Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation", which appeals to my bias towards works that don't shout their message out too loud. Yes, the movie was quiet, not to mention awkward, because the English the chararacters speak are Korean and Chinese sorts. But the film is rich in green-ness and spring rain of Chengdu (a city/town in China), which provides a refreshing backdrop to a not-so-easy love story. All in all, the film just opens up again an unfinished affair between lovers only to leave it open again though not without confrontation. But there are days in one's life that a person wish for rain to come. And for a Chengdu girl, the coming of the spring rain is just what she needed.

Anyway, I was not gonna make a review for this film and the only reason for this post is that the film had a really nice scoring and soundtrack. And yes, I'm a sucker for films with great music. (Remember 'The Hours'? 'Atonement'?)
It's just a shame that when I googled the lyrics for Jo Sung Bin's "Falling Down", an original song from the film, there's not a page that has it. So I listened to the song some 4-6 times, not without efforts, to come up with a lyrics page. So to whoever come across the film "A Good Rain Knows When To Come" and find it great, I hope this page shows up when you google the OST:

[Lyrics] Falling Down by Jo Sung Bin

Maybe sometime
I could be here again
trying to find love
we don't know yet.

Maybe is something
to make us come around,
the rain will be something
to let me calm down.

There is silence
flowing around me
in the air
when you approach.

Maybe it's something
to make you turn around,
the raining is something
just holding me now.

I know that you wonder
where we stay around.
Maybe I found you
always here in my mind.

It's falling around me.
I'm feeling like lost in time.
I'm waiting behind you.
Just don't let me down.

You're running away now.
You're sinking in flowing time.
The raining reminds me of your smile.
Don't bring me down.

(PS: I find some of the words funny too. Regardless, the song is still a beauty. It can be my hearing though.)