Jo Sumi – If I leave 나가거든 [Lyrics English Translation]

If I leave

If my lone shadow appears under the melancholic moonlight
Should I try voicing my feelings?
Just for the sake of a listening ear?

When the wind that announces the dawn blows by
Should I try asking, as if heaving a sigh,
Why I am alive?

I am sad, but still I have to live
I am sad, and so I have to live

It is only after I’ve lived this entire life
That I will find out the reason I had to stop by this world

If there is someone who will remember me after I’m gone
I wish he would say that
I loved everything including the sadness

If one day my sad memories were to fade away like the dying sunset
Will this heart be able to smile?
Thinking of the dear old days?

I wonder whether that lone star understands my loneliness
It stays there all night long
As if reluctant to leave me

I am sad, but still I have to live
I am sad, and so I have to live

It is only after I’ve lived this entire life
That I will find out the reason I had to stop by this world

I pray that the person who will remember me when I’m gone
Will love me down to my sadness

One distant day
If you are the one who will remember me when I’m gone,
Pray believe that
I was happy even in sadness