Song of the Day: “Instinctively”

Yoon Jong Shin is more widely known as a variety show entertainer these days, but he is originally a singer-songwriter. I was never particularly a fan of his music in the past, but I am so obsessed right now with his song “Instinctively” (본능적으로) from his latest album (“Monthly”) that I felt compelled to share. The song was made popular when a contestant on Superstar K, Kang Seung Yoon, sang a rendition of it on the show, but of course, I prefer the original.

English translation of the lyrics below…

I felt it instinctively
that you will be my lover.
I can’t forget the shiver that went through me,
the first time I laid my eyes on you.
Oh-oh-oh

I don’t know whether you’re a good person.
I’m just madly attracted.
Even if it might be a hasty conclusion,
It seems like it’s love.
Oh-oh-oh

I will believe her, whom I have chosen,
That night that I had chosen.
Whether it will be the greatest love of my life,
Or the beginning of a crazy love…
We could only find out after we try it.
Shall we begin our love now?
Oh-oh-oh

Rap:
I saw you while driving,
And almost had an accident.
The light turned green,
I did a “go” towards you.
Like a magnet, I’m attracted to your S-line.
Unknowingly, I drool a little.
Don’t misunderstand; I’m not a shallow person.
It’s instinct that makes love possible.
Whether by accident or by fate, I stand in front of you.
Please leave calculations to the bank.

I will believe her, whom I have chosen,
That night that I had chosen.
I can’t forget that night that I had chosen,
That blissful moment.
Whether it’s the greatest love of my life,
Or the beginning of a crazy love…
I won’t ever regret it.
Shall we begin our love now?
Oh-oh-oh

Note: The lyrics to the rap part are slightly different in this clip from the version in the album. This translation is that of the original lyrics.

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2 Responses to Song of the Day: “Instinctively”

  1. bella012 says:

    My aunt has that album and wouldn’t you know, she had this song blasting throughout new years day on repeat! It has a catchy tune but after listening to it over 20x, I do not regret “accidently” breaking the CD either…

    I’m officially back to reality from what will officially be known as the “1 week business trip from hell in which everything that can spontaneously combust is possible” trip!

  2. Kele says:

    Recently found this song while looking for Verbal Jint songs, I listened 3 seconds to it and immediately pressed the like button. Listening and loving it ever since!

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