A Moranbong Band performance to celebrate the 1st air force personnel conference


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A Moranbong Band performance to celebrate the 1st air force personnel conference of the Korean People’s Army Overture
Our Leader, forever the Sun of our people Ah – Ah – Ah – Our Leader, forever the Sun of our people Throughout His whole life, for the people’s sake, His sole mission Our Leader, fully devoted to all and everything Through His commitment to give glory to us all Our Leader, He has become like the Sun to us all Yesterday, like today, it can still be seen The bright Sun that shines all over the world Through His commitment to give happiness to us all Our Leader, He has become like the Sun to us all Still tomorrow we will be given light from the Sun From our Leader, the Sun high up in the sky Through His commitment to a everlasting bright future Our Leader, He has become like the Sun to us all Ah- Our Leader, forever the Sun of our people Female solo with pangchang
Our hearts yearning for The Leader Ri Myong-hui Yesterday night in a dream, I saw The Great Leader In so much joy within His care, It made me start to cry The longing in my heart for Him, It was without end He whose shape is eternal, I got to see Oh – For all the work that was done, He gave His deepest praise Of work in factories and farms, He made himself well informed Even at the power station where the General went He wanted to go with us In my the dream The Great Leader appeared so real Endless longing for Him, It overfills my mind I wish this dream will come back this night, too In my chest my heart keeps beating endlessly Day and night our hearts are yearning for The Great Leader To the foot of Kumsusan we all want to go Ah – Instrumental and vocal
Day and night I think of You, Leader When I wake up in the morning I start searching for your arms Oh, Leader When I go to sleep at night I dream myself into your arms Oh, Leader You, who devoted your whole life to raising me up I miss your arms so much Oh, both awake and in my sleep I think of you, Leader You, who handed over to me the eternal red flag Oh, Leader You, who made the spirit of blooming socialism shine Oh, Leader You, who inherited the spirit of devoting your whole life The most precious heritage Oh, both awake and in my sleep I think of you, Leader You, who inherited the spirit of devoting your whole life The most precious heritage Oh, both awake and in my sleep I think of you, Leader Female duo with pangchang
Shine, Jong-il Peak Ryu Jin-a, Ra Yu-mi There, the place to which I always want to go Paektu secret camp, His birthplace and first home To stand there, Embracing this treasure into my arms Under the mountain peak of dignity and grace Ah, Jong-il Peak Shining bright, Your name Under the light of the young guiding star Your appearance, Divinely magnificent Ah, Jong-il Peak Shining bright, Jong-il Peak Under the light of the young guiding star Your appearance, Divinely magnificent Ah- After the flaming red sunset of the whole world It will still be there the next morning When hard and raging storms build up It will still stand solidly unchanged Ah, Jong-il Peak Shining bright, Your name Within the hearts of our whole people It will forever shine It will forever shine Instrumental
Sound of horse hooves in Mt Paektu Female solo with pangchang
Thinking of the General Ra Yu-mi When leaves are blowing in the wind I keep on longing While looking at the white clouds in the sky I long even more Clouds, please carry me with you Into the bosom of my Father General In my mind I hurry along to be embraced My heart burns from longing Still wishing for His well-being I wait for Him Still being far apart from His love I wish I could come close As time goes by, the image of His kindness I miss eternally Clouds, please carry me with you Into the bosom of my Father General In my mind I hurry along to be embraced My heart burns from longing Still wishing for His well-being I wait for Him Even if cold winds blow, for ever my mind remains unchanged To stand devoted to Him eternally Is my only thought Clouds, please carry me with you Into the bosom of my Father General In my mind I hurry along to be embraced My heart burns from longing Still wishing for His well-being I wait for Him I wait for Him Instrumental with violin solo
Glorious and Admirable Sonu Hyang-hui Female solo
Resting place for all my life Ra Yu-mi Abundant spring sceneries, there at the birthplace The story of Paektusan I listened to when I grow up Nurtured by the revolution That is how I was raised The resting place for all my life Is in my Mother’s arms Even when snowstorms hit, raging over this land Within its warm bosom, we do not feel any cold Through the loving rays from the Shining Sun We are embraced by warmth The resting place for all my life Is in Your tender arms Living endlessly embraced in my socialist nation If separated from this land, I would not have a life Protected by the General The resting place for all my life For our whole Kim Il-sung people, in our great home For our whole Kim Il-sung people, in our great home Female vocal ensemble
People’s joy Just calling out his name, makes waves of joy Rise up inside our chests Because of this uniquely great man who guides us through our lives The whole people is overwhelmed with pride We have nothing to envy what so ever Because our Marshal is with us We are not afraid of anyone Because we follow our Marshal In glory, happiness and dignity, we live our noble lives Through His leadership, so full of love Our future looks brighter than ever His history of new legendary flowering results Gives us the sense of endless hope We have nothing to envy what so ever Because our Marshal is with us We are not afraid of anyone Because we follow our Marshal In glory, happiness and dignity, we live our noble lives Inside his bosom of affection and determination, we all stand united The power of our unity is infinite The bright shining light of the Sun leads us into our future The whole earth will shake from our victory We have nothing to envy what so ever Because our Marshal is with us We are not afraid of anyone Because we follow our Marshal In glory, happiness and dignity, we live our noble lives We have nothing to envy what so ever Because our Marshal is with us We are not afraid of anyone Because we follow our Marshal In glory, happiness and dignity, we live our noble lives Female duo with pangchang
Our Marshal Jong Su-hyang, Ryu Jin-a When the gates of dawn opens and it is time to leave He is already on his way The sound of His caring footsteps all over the land They are heard like in a dream Marshal, Our Marshal Calling out in a choked voice On our way on this very long road Our whole people follow You When giving the people embracing encouragement There is no time to put on dry clothes When bringing prosperity like all stars in the sky He stays up all night until dawn Marshal, Our Marshal Calling out in a choked voice On our way on this very long road Our whole people follow You The whistle of miracles on our people’s train It will forever resound On a steep road still today, It is the way to step forward We wish You good health and luck Marshal, Our Marshal Calling out in a choked voice On our way on this very long road Our whole people follow You On our way on this very long road Our whole people follow You Female solo with pangchang
High haul in the sea Kim Sol-mi A big catch is taken in The sound of a full boat’s whistle in the harbour The dock is filled with fish and full of laughter, too Shimmering waters like as if it’s dancing Swarms of fish splashing in this sea of treasures Come here, I’ll catch you and haul you in I’ll grab you and haul you in Ogya-diya We’re delighted and pleasured by the high haul For the great socialist family the strong fragrance of the sea is hauled in. Ogya-diya! The sound of a full boat’s whistle in the harbour The dock is filled with fish and full of laughter, too They say in autumn the ground is filled with leaves only once but from the sea we’ll get many great catches a year A whole mountain of fish is hauled in A whole mountain of fish stacks is piled up Ogya-diya! For all this joy we thank the Marshal of our great socialist family for the strong fragrance of the sea The sound of a full boat’s whistle in the harbour The dock is filled with fish and full of laughter, too Come here, I’ll catch you and haul you in I’ll grab you and haul you in A whole mountain of fish A whole mountain of fish stacks all in sheer excitement, hey! Ogya-diya! For all this joy we thank the Marshal of our great socialist family For the strong fragrance of the sea and all the good it brings! Instrumental
Footprints of soldiers Instrumental and vocal medley
I will forever be your son I will forever be your son If you are like a tree I am a growing leaf on a small branch When cold winds blow, I fall to the ground Becoming new soil to cover your roots Ah- My Motherland I will become new soil to cover your roots If you are like a huge heart I am a drop of blood flowing in your chest Until the last drop of blood I want to make your heart beat even stronger Ah- My Motherland I want to make your heart beat even stronger Pilot’s song Ah – Sortie! Sortie! My flying hawks To defend the blue sky of my Motherland, let’s fly out We are the General’s red flying squadron The sky is our battlefield of victory On our wings, the shining Sun Under our wings, lies Pyongyang On our wings, the shining Sun Under our wings, lies Pyongyang Fly high and return in the evening After flying high in the sky, returning home tonight The lights on the runway, they welcome us Yet another day in the hawk, proudly protecting our airspace The pilot’s chest gets overfilled with songs Ru – Overfilled with songs The guards of the sky of our Motherland, protecting our hearts To the longed for Dear General, they will always rush The loyal red hawks will once again spread their wings The death-defying corps of the sky, showing their bravery Ru – Showing their bravery Silver wings Ah – Even if your body gets scattered at the end of the sky The flag of victory will flutter Our Motherland, it holds on to us With its silver wings We protect our Motherland We are the soldiers of the sky We are the soldiers of General Kim Jong-il The brave flying squadron Flying squadron Song of memories Dear comrade, if we ever get apart And if we meet again Then let us sing of our memories A song of comrades in arms With the meaning of being tied together A song of comrades in arms If we go far away into the sky Unforgettable close hearts Then let us sing of our memories A song of our Motherland On the day of the decisive battle, tied together A song of comrades in arms Gathering at the square of war victory Let us all sing and dance We will be the shield of the sky On the wings, the Sun and the Shining Star They light up the course to victory Under the wings, beloved mountains and streams They inspire and call upon great deeds Sortie! Sortie! The order is given High up into the blue sky on its wings Defending the Party Central to the very last man The shield of the sky, that is us Ah – The shield of the sky, that is us I will forever be your son Within a graceful bosom, I was fortunate to grow up The only thing i could wish for in my life I do not wish for the age of youth I’m living in this moment, it is the value of life Ah- My Motherland I will forever be your son Ah – Female trio with pangchang
Beautiful vapor trails Pak Mi-kyong, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui Sprinkled out in the high blue sky, isn’t it like confetti? When the red flying hawk spreads its vapor trails Protecting the sky, filling it with pride When seen from the ground, like silvery confetti As a note of bravery, is it not like writing? When the red flying hawk spreads its vapor trails To be seen by all parents, children and wives Engraving a letter of great achievements in the sky Colored red by rays from the Sun Into the sunset flaming vapor trails By the command of our Marshal the sky shakes Tomorrow will show the fireworks of victory By the command of our Marshal the sky shakes Tomorrow will show the fireworks of victory Ah- Female vocal ensemble
Waiting for the command Even in our dreams we fly up in the sky Longing for glory in a decisive fight Our flying warriors’ aviation skills To the fullest, we want to demonstrate Let’s fly towards the southern skies Let’s inscribe the vapor trails of enemy destruction The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command With self-esteem as high as the sky We simply do not know how to lose Comrades, in our units of hawks Let’s create an advantageous legend of the sky Let’s fly towards the southern skies Let’s inscribe the vapor trails of enemy destruction The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command Only to be compared to a lightning bolt Fearlessly fast, our comrades! When the lightning flash strikes down to destroy enemy lines Let’s open up the airspace for a southward advance Let’s fly towards the southern skies Let’s inscribe the vapor trails of enemy destruction The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command Into the unknown clouds of the southern sky To keep on flying for thousands of ri We are the immortal phoenixes raised by the Party We’ll make the red star of faith shine You, our beloved comrades in arms When the time to say goodbye comes Closing down into the enemy face to face We’ll send a firm handshake right in their chests Let’s fly towards the southern skies Let’s inscribe the vapor trails of enemy destruction The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command Let’s fly towards the southern skies Let’s inscribe the vapor trails of enemy destruction The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command The air force of Kim Jong-un is always ready Just waiting for the combat mission command Ah – Female quartet
We cannot live without Him Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Ra Yu-mi His friendliness and affection, It flows into our hearts Day and night, through His spirit, Our chests are filled with warmth Allured by His heavenly virtues and faith We, all of us live by following Him We cannot live without Him, Our Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live, We cannot live without Him Our destiny lies in the hands of Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live without Him He is the only one who really knows our hearts He, who always keeps defending our happiness The spread wings of hope and wishes in our chests Within his bosom they all come to full bloom We cannot live without Him, Our Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live, We cannot live without Him Our destiny lies in the hands of Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live without Him Both the road we came on, And our path into the future Are filled to the brim by his smile like from the Sun We will follow Him only, Until the end of the world We will remain loyal to Him through our whole lives We cannot live without Him, Our Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live, We cannot live without Him Our destiny lies in the hands of Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live without Him We cannot live without Him, Our Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live, We cannot live without Him Our destiny lies in the hands of Comrade Kim Jong-un We cannot live without Him We cannot live without Him Female vocal ensemble
Celebrating the good health of Comrade Highest Commander Our Marshal, on search for the outmost guarding post Inspecting a line of the very best men The soldiers with passionate ovations Give their most sincere salutes For the revolution, For our Fatherland Our Comrade Supreme Commander For His well-being, We bring our wish By looking at His picture our wish for bravery arise By following His directions our achievements, they will shine The united voices of the soldiers hearts Give their most sincere salutes For the revolution, For our Fatherland Our Comrade Supreme Commander For His well-being, We bring our wish Because of our Marshal’s care and steadiness We will jump into the fire with a smile Soldiers carrying deadly bayonets Give their most sincere salutes For the revolution, For our Fatherland Our Comrade Supreme Commander For His well-being, We bring our wish Ah – Female vocal ensemble
Our revolutionary armed forces support only the Marshal’s leadership The great cause of Paektu Who can fulfill it? He is Comrade Kim Jong-un Our supreme commander The love of his is our love The aversions of his are our aversions The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Obey only the Marshal The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Follow only His leadership Our faith in Him remains even after death Within His eternal care Together with Comrade Kim Jong-un We all share one single heart His affection is our flesh and blood His believes is our salvation The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Obey only the Marshal The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Follow only His leadership In endless bursts of fire From the revolutionary weaponry Our great Comrade Kim Jong-un Defended to the last man by the red sword His determination is our target His orders is our victory The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Obey only the Marshal The revolutionary armed forces of Paektu Follow only His leadership Follow only His leadership Finale
We will follow You only He is the strong force that leads Korea He has our whole people’s fate in his hands He is our hope and dream for high ideals He makes everything grow beyond anyone’s wish Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will follow no one but You Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will be faithful to You His bright shining ideals is our only goal The determination of our leader brings victory for us all Along the one and only direction he points to Our millions of people will advance like a raging storm Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will follow no one but You Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will be faithful to You If the world turns upside down in strong head-winds You will be the last one remaining in our hearts Together until the end of our lives We will defend Your leadership Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will follow no one but You Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will be faithful to You Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will follow no one but You Great Comrade Kim Jong-un, we will be faithful to You Ah-

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  1. I think every fan of the Moranbong Band has got to admit that, if this concert is not the very best, it must be at least one of the best. From the lovely air force jackets the girls wear to the old MiG jet adorning the stage, all of it is so great! And Ri Myong-Hui's solo is overwhelmingly angelic! The way the songs have been ordered throughout this concert is indeed the best I've seen, with the quiet, beautiful and emotional songs at the start and the powerful and cheerful songs at the end (though I suppose putting "Sound of Horse Hooves on Mount Paektu" inbetween "Shine, Jong-il Peak" and "Thinking of the General" doesn't seem to have been the best decision musically, but these songs all share very similar symbolism as they all reference Mt. Paektu to an extent). It is sad because this will be one of the last opportunities for me to sing praise of this wonderful concert… It is one of the greatest showcasing of the Moranbong Band's musical abilities. To watch it in full in HD is a pleasure, Thank you.

  2. Opportune theme in context to the events happening in Middle East. Modern warfare in sky is pretty much different nowadays.
    A soldier is sitting in a container. Hand on a joystick and watching a live broadcast transmitted by a lurking drone from far away. Struggling with ones own conscience … if I push the button … is it de facto a murder?
    Or watching a spot on a radar. Few seconds time to decide … either it's attack or civil target.

  3. Without a doubt one of their bests. It is impossible to spot any flaws except for maybe 1…Poor Kim Yu-Kyong is receiving virtually no camera attention except for perhaps 1 shot at the beginning and during "High Haul in the Sea", she went from one of the stars to invisible very quick…Nevertheless this has allowed other singers that are often kept in the 'pangchang' to rise forward and steal our hearts including the likes of Kim Sol-Mi with her high notes and Pak Son-Hyang with her joyful expressions.
    This concert is surprisingly quite relevant to today – the focus on Mount Paektu and reverence to the leaders, happiness amongst the people, increased fish hauls but not forgetting that the military is still of great importance. Perhaps the Moranbong Electronic Ensemble will give us something like this at some point…

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