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“Timeless” is Zhang Liyin’s debut single. Released online on September 8, 2006 – Liyin made her official on-stage debut on the 9th – the song is a cover of a Kelly Clarkson song and features former TVXQ member, Xiah Junsu. It was a highly successful debut, garnering her the Best Newcomer award at MKMF – now called MAMA – in 2006. The song was promoted throughout autumn 2006 and was performed during the 2007 SMTOWN concerts, but after 2007, it was not performed live again. Its last known live performance occurred on December 2, 2007, at the Cyworld Wing of Happiness charity concert in Shanghai.

The “Timeless” music videos star three main leads: Super Junior’s Choi Siwon, actress Lee Yeonhee, and former Super Junior member Han Geng. These three entertainers would later on act in Liyin’s “I Will” and “The Left Shore of Happiness” music video series. Although “Timeless” is more well-known for its Korean version and Korean music videos, the Chinese version was released on the single’s ‘Asia Special Edition’ in 2007. The Chinese music videos, featuring unseen video clips of Liyin and Junsu singing in Mandarin, were released alongside Liyin’s I Will album release.

This lyrics page refers to both Korean and Chinese versions of the “Timeless” single. Please note that the Korean lyrics do not directly translate to Chinese lyrics, and vice versa. Also, because the Korean version was promoted first, it is formatted to be listed first on this page. Please scroll further down for the Chinese lyrics.

Many thanks to Jessica for the English translation.


Korean

[김준수] 안돼요,날 놓아 버리면
힘들어도 여기 더 머물러요

조금만 더 볼 수 있다면
남은 사랑만큼 웃어볼 텐데

[준수/리인] Timeless, 이별은 아니죠
한번의 삶이라면 지금 뿐인데 hold tight baby
Timeless, 이 가슴이 묻어요
순간의 열병처럼 잠시만 아플 뿐이니
We both agree
This is timeless love

[장리인] 세상을 따라 난 가지만
슬픔마저 함께 가는 건가요

[준수/리인] 너무 그리웠던 날 불러본 그대
마음뿐의 상처는 아물겠죠

[리인]천 번의 눈물 삼키면, 그때서야 알게 될까요
[준수/리인]내 손 잡아요, 떠나게 말아요

Timeless, 이별은 아니죠
한번의 삶이라면 지금 뿐인데 hold tight baby

Timeless, 이 가슴이 묻어요
순간의 열병처럼 잠시만 아플 뿐이니
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless 돌아갈 수 있도록
순간의 열병처럼 잠시만 아플 뿐이니
We both agree
This is timeless love


Romanization

[Junsu] Andwaeyo, nal noha beorimyeon
Himdeureodo yeogi deo meomureoyo

Jogeumman deo bol su ittdamyeon
Nameun sarangmankeum useobol tende

[Junsu/Liyin] Timeless, ibeyeoreun anijyo
Hanbeone sarmiramyeon jigeum bbuninde hold tight baby
Timeless, i gaseumi mudeoyo
Sungane yeolbyeongcheoreom jamshiman apeul bbunini
We both agree
This is timeless love

[Liyin] Sesangeul ddara nan gajiman
Seulpeummajeo hamgge ganeun geongayo

[Junsu/Liyin] Neomu geuriwottdeon nal bulreobon geudae
Maeumbbune sangcheoneun amulgettjyo

[Liyin] Cheon beone nunmul samkimyeon, geuddaseoya alge dwilggayo
[Junsu/Liyin] Nae son jabayo, ddeonage marayo

[Junsu/Liyin] Timeless, ibeyeoreun anijyo
Hanbeone sarmiramyeon jigeum bbuninde hold tight baby

Timeless, i gaseumi mudeoyo
Sungane yeolbyeongcheoreom jamshiman apeul bbunini
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless doragal su ittdorog
Sungane yeolbyeongcheoreom jamshiman apeul bbunini
We both agree
This is timeless love


English (Chinese version)

I am not willing to hear you say. “Give up”
A tired heart, like it has lost all its strength
How I wish that I can continue to hold you
Let love continue walking with a smile

Timeless, this is not goodbye
If love can’t be turned around, this moment will be forever hold tight baby
Timeless, preciously stored away in my heart
Like a long sickness that leaves one weary, slowly recovering
We both agree
This is timeless love

No more breathing, I go away slowly
But sorrow, continues to circle around where it originally was

I call for you with all my strength, who is listening quietly
One heart, still hurts and stops silently

The tears of yearning cannot be stopped what comprehension is left to let me be strong
Cannot hold tight any longer, is it possible that everything is meant to be

Timeless, this is not goodbye
If love can’t be turned around, this moment will be forever hold tight baby

Timeless, preciously stored away in my heart
Like a long sickness that leaves one weary, slowly recovering
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless, the memories flutter endlessly
Like a long sickness that leaves one weary, slowly recovering
We both agree
This is timeless love


Simplified Chinese

[金俊秀] 我不愿意听你说放弃
累的心仿佛失去全部力气

多想可以继续拥抱你
让爱情用微笑一路走下去

[俊秀/力尹] Timeless者不离别
若爱不能倒 回这一刻永远hold tight baby
Timeless珍藏在我心扉
像一場重感冒让人疲惫 慢慢的复原
We both agree
This is timeless love

[张力尹] 没了呼吸 慢慢我远去
但伤心一直盘旋在那原地

[俊秀/力尹] 我用全力呼喊你 谁輕輕在听
[力尹] 一颗心还隱隱作痛在低泣

停不了想思念的泪滴 还有什么领悟
让我坚定 [俊秀/力尹] 在无法捉紧 难道一切注定

Timeless 这不是离别
若爱不能倒回 这一刻会永远 hold tight baby

Timeless珍藏在我心扉
像一場重感冒让人疲惫 慢慢的复原
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless 回忆不断翻飞
像一場重感冒让人疲惫 慢慢的复原
We both agree
This is timeless love


Traditional Chinese

[金俊秀] 我不願意聼你說放棄
累的心仿佛失去全部力氣

多想可以繼續擁抱你
讓愛請用微笑一路走下去

[俊秀/力尹] Timeless這不離別
若愛不能倒回 這一刻永遠 hold tight baby
Timeless珍藏在我心扉
像一場重感冒讓人疲憊 慢慢的復原
We both agree
This is timeless love

[張力尹] 沒了呼吸 慢慢我遠去
但傷心一直盤旋在那原地

[俊秀/力尹] 我用全力呼喊你 誰輕輕在聼
[力尹] 一顆心還隱隱作痛在低泣

停不了想思念的淚滴 還有什麽領悟
讓我堅定 [俊秀/力尹] 在無法捉緊 難道一切注定

Timeless 這不是離別
若愛不能倒回 這一刻會永遠 hold tight baby

Timeless珍藏在我心扉
像一場重感冒讓人疲憊 慢慢的復原
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless 會議不斷翻飛
像一場重感冒讓人疲憊 慢慢的復原
We both agree
This is timeless love


Pinyin

Wo bu yuan yi ting ni shuo fang qi
Lei de xin fang fu shi qu quan bu li qi

Duo xiang ke yi ji xu yong bao ni
Rang ai qing yong wei xiao yi lu zou xia qu

Timeless zhe bu shi li bie
Ruo ai bu neng dao hui zhe yi ke hui yong yuan hold tight baby
Timeless zhen cang zai wo xin fei
Xiang yi chang zhong gan mao rang ren pi bei man man de fu yuan
We both agree
This is timeless love

Mei le hu xi man man wo yuan qu
Dan shang xin yi pan xuan zai na yuan di

Wo yong quan li hu han ni shei jing jing zai ting
Yi ke xin hai yin yin zuo tong zai di qi

Ting bu le xiang nian de lei di hai you shen me ling wu
Rong wo jian ding zai wu fa zhuo jin nan dao yi qie zhu ding

Timeless zhe bu shi li bie
Ruo ai bu neng dao hui zhe yi ke hui yong yuan hold tight baby

Timeless zhen cang zai wo xin fei
Xiang yi chang zhong gan mao rang ren pi bei man man de fu yuan
We both agree
This is timeless love

Yeah baby it’s timeless oh baby it’s timeless
Timeless hui yi bu duan fan fei
Xiang yi chang zhong gan mao rang ren pi bei man man de fu yuan
We both agree
This is timeless love

Author

Ji has been a fan of Zhang Liyin since 2006 when she debuted with "Timeless". Through this, she was introduced to Chocolyn and fellow Chocolates! Outside of this, Ji is a fan of TV shows, in particular, Marvel and DC. She loves to travel, especially meeting Chocolates all over the world!