Korean – I Still Believe (and now the Original!)

The Muse has me thinking about Miss Saigon and particularly I Still Believe, one of Lea Salonga's most memorable songs from the show. I found this out on Youtube. It's really good, even if you don't speak Korean. And a tribute to the power of the song… Interestingly, two "Kims" are singing it – Kim Sun-Young & Kim Ah-Sun… 🙂

[EDIT] Added the Orginal with Lea Salonga below!

I Still Believe
Lea Salonga and Clare Moore

KIM
Last night I watched him sleeping
My body pressed to him
And then he started speaking
The name I heard him speak…was Kim
Yes I know that this was years ago
But when moonlight fills my room I know
You are here…still

I still
I still believe
You will return
I know you will
My heart
Against all odds
Holds still

Yes, still
I still believe
I know as long as I can keep believing
I'll live
I'll live
Love cannot die
You will return…you will return
And I alone know why

ELLEN
Last night I watched you sleeping
Once more the nightmare came
I heard you cry out something
A word that sounded like…a name
And it hurts me more than I can bear
Knowing part of you I'll never share
Never know

But still
I still believe
The time will come
When nothing keeps us apart
My heart, forever more
Holds still

It's all over, I'm here
There is nothing to fear
Chris, what's haunting you?
Won't you let me inside
What you so want to hide?
I need you too!

KIM
For still

ELLEN
I will hold you all night
I will make it all right

KIM
I still believe

ELLEN
You are safe with me

KIM
As long as I

ELLEN
But I wish you would tell
what you don't want to tell

KIM
Can keep believing, I'll live

ELLEN
What your hell must be

KIM
I'll live

ELLEN
You can sleep now

KIM
You will return

ELLEN
You can cry now

KIM
And I know why

ELLEN
I'm your wife now

KIM
I'm yours

ELLEN
For life

KIM & ELLEN
Until we die

The orignal! Lea Salonga and Clare Moore from the London Cast Recording.

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4 Responses to Korean – I Still Believe (and now the Original!)

  1. Hi Mikey, It's a good find. Interesting combination. Thanks for sharing.Lea's I Still Believe is still the best don't you think so. I admire her powerful voice and her awesome control of it. Plus, her style of delivery is simply superb. Thanks to you, I am now starting to listen to more singing rather than music alone. Don't get me wrong though, coz I do listen to singing (songs), it's just that the majority of my choices are mostly instrumental musics.You have been an interesting friend indeed. I am glad I have met you here 😉

  2. Mikey says:

    Yes, Lea's (and Clare Moore as Ellen) version of I still Believe
    (from the London Cast recording) cannot be topped! I was looking for
    that performance on Youtube, but couldn't find it (due to copyright, no
    doubt). I should put up the audio at least.I'm flattered that
    I've made a difference in your listening habits! 🙂 I want get more
    back into classical and allied music too. There is so much wonderful
    stuff out there! You, Peggy and JenJen (whom you haven't "met" yet, I don't think) have been my true musical Muses…. 🙂

  3. It felt nice to be able to inspire each other this way.

  4. Mikey says:

    That's what it's all about, oui?? 🙂 We all have something to share – and the need to share it with others, I believe…

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