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Kim Jong Un: Forward to Final Victory

by | July 28th, 2012 | 07:00 am
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I guess it was only a matter of time.  Last week, North Korean state run media has been airing what appears to be the official theme song of Kim Jong-Un.  Like his father before him, whose theme song was entitled “No Motherland Without You,” the younger Kim can now proudly hum along to “Forward to Final Victory.”  Personally, I was hoping for something a bit “poppier” but the music video is pretty airtight.

The translated lyrics appear below along with the KCNA story on KJU’s new track.

Song: “Onward Toward the Final Victory”
노래 <최후의 승리를 향하여 앞으로>
Composer: Yoon Du Geun, Lyrics: Kim Moon Hyuk
작사 윤두근, 작곡 김문혁

By exploding the mental strength of the united heart of our million citizens
일심의 천만군민 정신력 폭발시켜
Joseon resounds the marching drums of the powerful, prosperous nation
조선은 강성국가 진군북 울려간다
Let’s go, Great Baekdu-mountain nation, by the calling of the political party
나가자 백두산대국아 당중앙 부름따라
Onward, onward to the final victory
최후의 승리를 향하여 앞으로 앞으로

As our undefeated army boasts winning a hundred battles
불패의 군력으로 백승을 떨쳐가며
Joseon is bolstered as the gun barrel of the powerful, prosperous nation
조선은 강성국가 총대로 떠받든다
Let’s go, Great Baekdu-mountain nation, Songun’s height of ensign
나가자 백두산대국아 선군의 기치높이
Onward, onward to the final victory
최후의 승리를 향하여 앞으로 앞으로

By raising the beacon of the new industrial revolution of the new century
새 세기 산업혁명 봉화를 추켜들�
Joseon is spreading the word of the rise of the powerful, prosperous nation
조선은 강성국가 기상을 떨쳐간다
Let’s go, Great Baekdu-mountain nation, embrace the blessing of the sun energy
나가자 백두산대국아 태양기 축복안�
Onward, onward to the final victory
최후의 승리를 향하여 앞으로 앞으로

Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) — Recently, song “Forward to Final Victory” was created in the people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The song reflects the spirit of the times and the stamina of the DPRK that is speeding up the building of a thriving socialist nation under the guidance of the dear respected Kim Jong Un. The thriving socialist nation means single-minded unity and invincible military strength plus the industrial revolution in the new century.

It reminds one of the military parade that took place in celebration of the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.

It also tells how the DPRK advanced under the guidance of the great Generalissimos and what is the goal for final victory to be attained by its people in response to the call of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

The song hardens the will of the Korean army and people to devote their all to the prosperity of the country with high national pride.

Hong Kwang Sun, vice-minister of Culture, told KCNA:

“The song is just a powerful trumpet call of the revolution encouraging the army and people in the drive to build a thriving nation as well as a stirring drumbeat of victory.

It is a picture of the DPRK that all the people are advancing toward prosperity under the guidance of the WPK and the blessing of the peerlessly great men.”

Jon Chang Bok, a general officer of the Korean People’s Army, said:

“The song is like an appeal for the building of a thriving country.

We, servicepersons, will fully discharge our duty in defending and carrying on the revolution, while reliably guaranteeing the cause of the WPK by dint of the invincible military strength.”

Jo Kyong Jun, head of the State Merited Chorus, said that singing this song, the Korean people would surely build a thriving socialist nation in which they will enjoy all the benefits.

Kim Haeng Son, a department director at Kim Chaek University of Technology, said:

“I will devote all my wisdom and efforts to laying scientific and technological foundations for the building of a thriving nation.” -0-