Today I saw this trailer of Only God forgives, and I was taken by surprise with its soundtrack. I knew that this movie has filmed in Thailand but I hadn’t expected that they would use Thai song as trailer’s soundtrack.
And I think they are thoughtful in the selection of the song because they don’t choose any Thai song that is hit or famous recently, but the song that they choose was released in 1995. It was from Thai band named ‘Proud’ (พราว) which I don’t think the band wants to call themselves ‘Proud’ as the English word. But it should be Thai word with meaning as dazzling, glittering or sparkling. However, that Thai word has the same pronunciation as ‘Proud’ in English.
The song’s title is Ther-Kue-Kwam-Fun (You are a dream), which it was really famous among young generation back then. The album was launched in the significant period of Thailand’s music scene. When young Thai audiences started to perceive different genres of songs besides Pop and Rock.
The song in that trailer isn’t an original version but it is the Music Box version which I think it provides dramatic contrast for pictures.
You are a dream in my mind
A faraway dream
as the star on the sky
Unable to reach
As a flower of hope
Within a great dream
Just you understand
Will try to find an answer
A dream will come true
The love for you from me
No one’s can compare
Just two of us always be together
Forgot to wake up
The dream still haunts
You are always here in my every breath, although you are not here any more.
-Translated from Thai Lyrics by me-
The bold words are the lyrics in the trailer.