Lee Sang Eun

Lee Sang Eun

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Listen to Lee Sang Eun, and Listen to Korea! She is a True Artist Embracing the Avant-garde and the Latest Trend at the Same Time.

Biography

Listen to Lee Sang Eun, and Listen to Korea.
Adult Contemporary Rock of Korea - Lee Sang Eun
A True Artist Embracing the Avant-garde and the Latest Trend at the Same Time

Singer-songwriter Ms. Lee, Sang Eun is an artist who maximizes the sensitivity of Korea and Asia while holding on to the worldwide trend. Debuted in 1988 at the age of 19, she seemed to have become a typical idol star. However, Lee declared to break away from her past after two consecutively successful albums. Lee's third, fourth, and fifth albums show her ambition to reject the mainstream pop-music scene and persevere with her own unique style of music. Critics lauded the album, Gongmudohaga, released in 1995, as 'a unique sensitivity that has never been, and will never be'. Lee herself wrote the piece Gongmudohaga to the oldest poem in Korea, Gonghuin(another name for Gongmudohaga). In this album, Lee shows how harmoniously pop-music of the East and the West can intertwine with each other.

Lee's 7th album The Lonely and Funny Store (1997) showed her stableness and concentration as an artist. The same year, Lee signed with EMI Japan and released three albums in Japan. This happened before the word 'Han-ryu (Korean Stream)' was even beginning to be used.

Having accomplished much as an artist, Lee seeks to transform her music style to the adult contemporary genre starting from her 11th album, Mystique Experience (2003). Different from her progressive albums of the past, she began to sing about everyday sentiments in a way that the public was familiar with. She continued to perform music centered on themes of 'mystique' and 'romance' that could heal wounds of the heart and help endure life. Her thirteenth album The Third Place released in 2007, following Romantopia in 2005, is musically exquisite and best embodies what Lee intends to express through her music.

Ms. Lee, Sang Eun is truly an artist because she creates outstanding music, and on top of that, delivers messages that are relevant to our time. Embracing melodies of the East and the West, she has performed music that is only possible through her voice, and now goes on to comfort the souls who feel exhausted and hurt by modern society. In Korea, at least, it is not easy to find an artist who embodies such artistic spirit as sincerely as Lee does.

http://www.myspace.com/leetzsche

Lyrics

Broken Pearl

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

I've got my own broken pearl

It's on my table of angels (reality)

This time, this time, this time

I should chose one way

The way might show lead me to the other ways
Love hasn't been my paradigm

No more pureness's expected in my time

Love hasn't been my shelter

No more pureness's expected in my eye

You said I was like a pearl in your palm

You broke it before the gate Indicated dare

I've got my own broken pearl

It's on my table of reality this time, this time

I should chose one way

The way might shows to the other way

It's too beautiful to scatter

So harsh to gather What am I gonna do?

Am I gonna do? am I gonna do?

Am I gonna do? What am I gonna do?

What am I gonna do Am I gonna do?

Am I gonna do?

See the broken pearl, see the broken pearl

Am I gonna do? Am I gonna do?

Am I gonna do? What am gonna do?

Cliche

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

It's not that easy to be on my own When

I see the darkness suddenly wake

up She said this world is nothing

but a shadow For who do I wait now

the orbit laughs at me Why I'm

becoming grown up like I hated When

I was young I thought that I'd never

hurt anyone but How many people

been wounded by my sword I tried

not to cry in the street But there

was someone trying to make me weep When

I take your hand with delights I

hope that no one breaks the circle

down This is my limit to push

down the button Who's gonna tell

where I'm heading This is my limit

to breakdown my ego Are you gonna

leave me now? I tried not to cry

in the street But there was someone

trying to make me weep When I take

your hand with delights I hope that

no one breaks the circle down ,

I've cloistered myself in this cliche Who's

gonna tell where I'm heading Paradoxical

illusion made of a lonely dream Are

you gonna leave me now We both

knew our enemy is reality But who

was "us" and who was "them"?

Endless Lay

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

Why you worry for tomorrow
Time will heal your sorrow
Everyone has universe
It is innocent and pure

Someday you'll meet the Sun of your sky
Someday you'll meet the Moon of your night
Everything is in you
That's the reason you're precious

I want to live like a whale
Eating blue stars
Peacefully swimming without suffering
Playing with friends
Splashing waves of blue sea

What's the meaning of life
Why we have to grow old and die
Everyone has their own clock
Which doesn't tell a lie

Someday you'll meet an angel of you
Someday you'll meet a phoenix of you
The meanings beyond words
As like rainbow after storm

I want to live like a butterfly
Dancing with daylights
Patiently waiting until become
Something free and beautiful

Keep on dreaming
Keep on dancing
Though real life is not easy
Keep on swimming
Keep on finding
I know this is just an endless lay

Get Over It

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

If there's only one way of life
Then why the world is so huge
If your love is just the same like others
Then why the skies are so deep blue

When you're crushed and broken hearted
I'm crying more than you do
Never do anything that you can't do now
Life will be lovely when you take the hand

If your mind is beautiful
As like the night and the day
If your mind is empty and
Your mind is out there

Anything good always makes you surprise
So let's get drunken with our lives
It takes time to make it natural
I'm dreaming of sharing everything with you

When you are healed and coming back
I'll smile without scheme
Never do anything that you can't do now
Life will be easy when you accept yourself

Your soul is now fighting
Hope you can get over it
If your soul wants to be free
I hope you can cherish your darkness

Only you know it only you understand it
Only you are living and so many people

Only you can fly only you pray for it
Only you are praying and so many people

Only you know it only you understand it
Only you are living and so many people

Gongfuin

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

Dear, dear, my dear
Please, don't cross over the river.

Dear, dear, my sweet heart
Crossing over the water.

Ah, you are drowning with the flow, died at least.
Ah, what can I do to you?
what can I do for you?

Gong mu do ha
Gong gyong do ha
Ta ha yi sa
Dang ne gong ha

Dear, dear, my dear
Plesae, don't leave me alone here.

Dear, dear, my sweet heart
Crossing over the water.

Ah, you are drowning with the flow, died at last.
Ah, what can I do to you?
what can I do for you?

Gong mu do ha Gong gyong do ha
Ta ha yi sa Dang ne gong ha
Gong mu do ha Gong gyong do ha
Ta ha yi sa Dang ne gong ha

Gong mu do ha
Gong gyong do ha
Ta ha yi sa
Dang ne gong ha

Gong mu do ha Gong gyong do ha

Dear, dear, my dear
Please, don't cross over the river
Dear, dear, my sweet heart
Crossing over the water.

Infinite Road

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

Just stand in front of the sun

Then I can see the light

Pouring out through the hole in your chest
You're dreaming of exhaling moments

In infinite space for no good reason, indeed it is
Life is another melting snow flake on your palm
Before you're dazed, take my hand

Clean away the ambivalent chaos

Wandering between all persona

Watching some colors in retina

The more I know about the life

The more I lose something light

Just stand in front of the sea

The whole world Will be mingled

with salty tears in the hole

Dreaming of being vagabond on an infinite road
No ther choice, indeed it is

Life is another fallen leaf losing attachment
Before you're amazed, just take the hand

Clean away the ambivalent coma

There is an infinite road I walk beside you

Nocturne

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

Friday night the world has gone and disappeared

Forget worries, we are natural born anarchist

With our soul, we can reach to the stars

And that's far far away from the world

Let's just open our heart

Don¡¯t cry don¡¯t try, there¡¯s nothing to loose , sweet night...

Thousands of breezes and spells

Stop trying stop crying

Just escape

Thousands of meanings are lighting bright now

Cherry blossom, ylang ylang

Get on the night boat with dancing gowns

And we get together to expel the devils, tonight

With all your colorful scents and spells.

Save your heart from those meaningless pain and tears

Forget yesterday ,we are drifting in eternal space.

Think once more, all we need is to be brave

Our soul is so supernatural

Let¡¯s just open our eyes

Don¡¯t cry don¡¯t try

There¡¯s nothing to loose forever

Life¡¯s thousand of meanings to cherish

It¡¯s sweet summer night

Cherry blossom, ylang ylang

Get on the night boat with dancing gowns

And we get together to expel the devils, tonight

With all your colorful scents and spells.

La la la~

Never worry there's a way

Cinnamon, peppermint and olive

Get on the night boat with dancing gowns

And we get together to praise the life, tonight

With your beautiful and pure smile

Se

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

In the world that you are looking down on
Infinitely smaller than a match box

People rushing past like automaton

And counting money with empty hearts

You don't understand the meaning of this
'Cause you own your own sky; you can hover
You've seen the forest made of all the clouds
The scent of sunsets never felt before

You know the names of tiny flowers

And the songs

that were sung by old vagabonds

These are all more meaningful to you

'Cause you own your own sky;

that you fly to Fly away my friend;

from the shabby, wasting place called the earth
Hey, you don't come down,

there's not any place

where you can rest your wings

Fly away my friend;

from the shabby, wasting place called the earth
Hey, you don't come down,

there's not any way that you can rest your soul
One day I saw you still upon the ground

With broken wings and looking for help

Waiting to count on anybody

But you knew well there is no-one here who cares

You cried needing solace so much
'Cause the sky was much too far to go back(to)
Fly away my friend;
from the shabby, wasting place called the earth
Hey, you don't come down,

there's not any place

where you can rest your wings

In the most beautiful sunlight

Glide into the silky air

Freely riding on the gentle wind

That's how only you could be

In the most beautiful sunlight

Glide into the silky air

Freely riding on the gentle wind

That's how only you could be

Fly away my friend;

from the shabby, wasting place called the earth
Hey, you don't come down,

there's not any way that you can rest your soul
If you have to go, to be buried, or to escape

Go to the island, with peace,

without any one of us

Take the deepest breath

and rest with fully-opened heart

Under the myrtle and cool shade of the trees

It'll be alright, with peace,

and without any one of us

House

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

All the way down, presume
that there's no one in
I feel like I'm an old post man,
wondering which name will fit
For the door covers the emptiness

I've got a letter from nowhere to nowhere
It must be an old poem
So i dig up ground beneath the umbrella
Some wind is gonna find this message
Some margaret will weave the passage

All the way through
Now that I'm watcred by the sky
Not by humans quite puzzled
With the bills of forgiveness
And the bills from psychologist

Thanks that I'm just what I am
Too flush to be in here
It's very nice of you, honey
You'll let me fly above my umbrella
Someday, my soul will settle down
Someday, my friends will be on their own
We'll sing along

No mom and no pop
No babies and no dogs
No news and no wars
No cars and no towers
No candies and no wines
No movies, no V.C.R
No watches no mirrors
No youself and myself myself

No mom and no pop
No babies and no dogs
No news and no wars
No cars and no towers
No candies and no wines
No movies, no V.C.R
No watches no mirrors
No youself and myself myself

Lonely Loony Lounge

Written By: Lee Sang Eun

When I meet you at the lonely loony lounge Wearing lusty wig like orange
Time stream, highlights more, as like a bird swimming in the pool
Did you notice it? Did you notice it?

Being myself Being yourself Drinking a cup of colorful sigh
Oh I know only a word remains
Like our solid names

When I talk to myself at the lonely loony lounge Dramatically, stood an old castle Is it a bottle?
Or blue glass birds Sinking little by little
Did you notice it?

Did you notice it?
Play your violet guitar
Let me bear your voice again
Nobody's gonna listen
Nobody's gonna look into your eyes deep,
like I do,
I swear Like I do, I swear

Being myself Being yourself
Drinking a cup of colorful sigh
Oh I know only a word remain
Like our solid name I swear

Discography

[Main Albums]
1989 1st Album - Love you Love you
1989 2nd - I'm gonna Love you
1991 3rd - Slow Days
1992 4th - Begin
1993 5th - LEE SANG EUN
1995 6th - Gong Mu Do Ha Ga
1997 7th - Lonely Funny Store
1997 8th - LEE-TZSCHE(released in Japan, released in Aug. 2000, Korea)
1999 9th - Asian Prescription
2001 10th - Endless Lay
2003 11th - Amazing Experience
2005 12th - Romantopia
2007 13th - The Third Place

[Other Albums]
1997 - Actually, Finally (single, in Japan)
1998 - Ogiyodiora (single, in Japan)
1998 - Give it all (Japanese Movie OST)
1999 - A Path (single, in Japan)
2000 - She Wanted (Movie 'Bong Ja' O.S.T)
2000 - Don't Say That was Yesterday (1991-1999 Best Album)
2002 - Asian Breeze (The Best Of LEE-TZSCHE, in Japan)
2007 - Out of Space (Digital Album, in Korea)

Set List

1. Samdocheon
2. Gongfuin
3. Sumi Moutain
4. Ogiyodiora
5. Se
6. Nocturne
7. Broken Pearl
8. House

We play 8 songs. It takes 40minutes.