XIA Junsu – A Letter Of A Private Lyrics



English Translation:

The day I leave home, get on the train
And go to the training base

When I bow down to my parents
And step out the front door

Something like sadness
Remains in my heart but

A blade of grass, friends’ faces
Everything is so new

It’s a new beginning now
Oh my life of youth

Friends, when I go to the army
Please write me a letter

I won’t forget the fun days
I had with you all

When the train time gets near
My hands became hot

When the train whistles get farther
Appearances grow smaller

It’s a new beginning now
Oh my life of youth

My shortly cut hair
At first it was funny

But when I saw myself in the mirror
Even my heart gets hardened

I wonder if I can see my village
As we climb up the hill

When the trumpet sounds ring softly
In the night sky

Please send this letter of a private
After carefully folding it up

Romanized:

Jip tteonawa yeolcha tago
Hullyeonsoro ganeun nal
Bumonimkke keunjeolhago
Daemun bakkeul naseol ttae

Gaseumsogen mueosinga aswiumi namjiman
Pul han pogi chingu eolgul
Modeun geosi saeropda
Ije dasi sijagida
Jeormeun narui saengiyeo

Chingudeura gundae gamyeon pyeonji kkok haedao
Geudaedeulgwa jeulgeowotdeon naldeureul itji anke

Yeolchasigan dagaol ttae
Du sonjapdeon tteugeoum
Gijeoksori meoreojimyeon jagajineun moseupdeul
Ije dasi sijagida
Jeormeun narui kkumiyeo

Jjarpge jallin nae meoriga
Cheoeumeneun useupdaga
Geoul soge bichin nae moseubi
Gudeojinda maeumkkaji

Dwitdongsane ollaseomyeon
Uri maeul boilleonji
Napalsori goyohage bamhaneure peojimyeon
Ideungbyeongui pyeonji han jang
Goi jeobeo bonaeo