I downloaded the original recording from here(cr:kyongkyong_0506), but it was lagged and I wanted to fix it for myself. And it turned out pretty well so I thought I can share for whoever wants to listen a (kinda) hd version.
I haven’t been able to find any translations for this piece because it’s so. fucking. obscure. But I felt that that shouldn’t stop others from appreciating this masterpiece, so I did a bit of research and here’s the fruit of that. (Thank you, random lecturer on YouTube that taught me for 2 hours.)
The lyrics are a segment of an ancient Goryeo song: “Dong Dong.” The song is about a lady who has been abandoned by her lord. The song is cut into twelve months and the segment featured within Wing of Goryeo is the sixth. The lady watches from afar as her lord rises and from afar, she serves him, breaking her body to raise him up in hopes that he will smile down upon her.
My Translation: Child of spring, you are like a brush that has been tossed aside Left behind by your lord, serve him and perhaps he will turn to glance at you. Child of spring, you are like a brush that has been tossed aside Left behind by your lord, serve him and perhaps he will turn to glance at you.
The song usually appears during scenes when a woman uses herself to help a prince or during supernatural instances. Off the top of my head, I know they used it during the rain ritual, when Yeon Hwa says goodbye to the 3rd Prince, and when Soo speaks to So later on.
It’s a vital piece in the entire soundtrack because it epitomizes everything about this drama. In which a woman will raise a prince to become the greatest in the land while destroying herself in the process. The main example would be Hae Soo, but Yeon Hwa and Lady Oh also come to mind. Every woman in the show supports one prince or another in their own way, and all it brings them is misery. But none of them mind because they await the day their lord will smile down upon them.