Chamomile (들국화)’s Jeon In Gwon (전인권), the driving force of the band, produced several unforgettable songs of his own in his long career. Have No Worries My Dear on Chamomile 4 of 2013 and Round and Round and Round of 1988 on Jeon IN Gwon 3 are among his most memorable works. They are songs about life, or rather a particular take on this journey called life that all of us have to grapple with. Have No Worries (걱정 말아요 그대) touches the heart of those who feel down and out, that it would not be all that bad when time does its work and you look back on it. Round and Round and Round (돌고 돌고 돌고) looks on the vicissitudes of life with a sympathetic eyes, all the players, happenings, and even the earth itself that go keep going round and round.
Have No Worries My Dear
돌고 돌고 돌고
Round and Round and Round
Jeon In Gwon (전인권, 1954-) may be called half of Chamomile (들국화) as he founded the band, sang the lead vocal, and wrote many of the songs as well. He also has been working on his own projects as a solo artist and with his own side band outside of the Chamomile activities. Altogether he created five or so such albums comprising original works and many covers of other artists. Of these Have No Worries My Dear and Round and Round and Round are probably at the peak of his creativity as well as most popular with the fans. They are in the line of songs about life’s journey, existential songs if you will. After love concerns which is by far the most often dealt with subject, these existential songs probably make up the next biggest chunk of pop music, which is only natural since everyone will hit the wall sometimes on life’s roads and need a consolation.
Have No Worries is a song exactly about what the title says. It tries to give a soothing musical hug to those who have been suffering.
It repeats what’s past is not just past and gone but means something, and what matters is that you have dreamed holding back none. Yes, all of us have challenges big and small, and they will all have a meaning when you look back on them after they have become a part in the string of chapters in your memory. So just try your best and leave what’s beyond your efforts to time, it seems to say.
Round and Round and Round is a look on the endless cycles of life. If you look with detachment at the forest instead of the trees around you that you deal with everyday, the world might look like an interesting place. Everyone in it busily goes about their business which recurs forever seemingly for no ultimate reason other than that it is the only way it should be. The world goes round and round and round, events coming and going perpetually, some people and creatures being born, while others die off.