成都(赵雷): English Translation

赵雷 (Lei Zhao)
成都 (Cheng Du)
作词 / Lyricist:赵雷 (Lei Zhao)
作曲 / Composer:赵雷 (Lei Zhao)
编曲 / Arranger: 赵雷 (Lei Zhao), 喜子 (Xi Zi)

让我掉下眼泪的不止昨夜的酒
让我依依不舍的不止你的温柔
余路还要走多久你攥着我的手
让我感到为难的是挣扎的自由
It was not only the beer last night that made me wanna stay.
It was more than your tenderness that I can’t give it away.
How long do I still need to go? Nevertheless, you were holding my hands.
After all, the thing that troubles me the most, is the struggle for freedom.

分别总是在九月回忆是思念的愁
深秋嫩绿的垂柳亲吻着我额头
在那座阴雨的小城里我从未忘记你
成都带不走的只有你
September is always a month of separation. Memory is always love’s plight.
A kiss from the willow twig in late autumn, The green turns into gray.
How can I forget the rainy town in which we used to date? How can I ever forget you?
The only thing that I can’t take away from ChengDu is you, my darling.

和我在成都的街头走一走喔…
直到所有的灯都熄灭了也不停留
你会挽着我的衣袖我会把手揣进裤兜
走到玉林路的尽头坐在小酒馆的门口
Let’s wander down the streets of ChengDu, just you and me…(woo wo o wo)
We’ll walk on ‘till all the lights go out and still keep walking it through.
Just hold me by the sleeves, and I’ll put my hands in my pocket.
And then we ‘ll just sit in front of a little pub, down by the end of YuLin road.

分别总是在九月回忆是思念的愁
深秋嫩绿的垂柳亲吻着我额头
在那座阴雨的小城里我从未忘记你
成都带不走的只有你
September is always a month of separation. Memory is always love’s plight.
A kiss from the willow twig in late autumn, the green turns into gray.
How can I forget the rainy town in which we used to date? How can I ever forget you?
The only thing that I can’t take away from ChengDu is you, my darling.

和我在成都的街头走一走喔…
直到所有的灯都熄灭了也不停留
你会挽着我的衣袖我会把手揣进裤兜
走到玉林路的尽头坐在小酒馆的门口
Let’s wander down the streets of ChengDu, just you and me…(woo wo o wo)
We’ll walk on ‘till all the lights go out and still keep walking it through.
Just hold me by the sleeves, and I’ll put my hands in the pocket.
And then we will just sit in front of a little pub, down by the end of YuLin road.

和我在成都的街头走一走喔…
直到所有的灯都熄灭了也不停留
和我在成都的街头走一走喔…
直到所有的灯都熄灭了也不停留
Let’s wander down the streets of ChengDu, just you and me…(woo wo o wo)
We’ll walk on ‘till all the lights go out and still keep walking it through.
Let’s wander down the streets of ChengDu, just you and me…(woo wo o wo)
We’ll walk on ‘till all the lights go out and still keep walking it through.

你会挽着我的衣袖我会把手揣进裤兜
走到玉林路的尽头坐在小酒馆的门口
Just hold me by the sleeves, and I’ll put my hands in the pocket.
And then we will just sit in front of a little pub, down by the end of YuLin road.

和我在成都的街头走一走喔…
直到所有的灯都熄灭了也不停留
Let’s wander down the streets of ChengDu, just you and me…(woo wo o wo)
We’ll walk on ‘till all the lights go out and still keep walking it through…

Translated by Albert Cai.

说散就散(JC / 袁娅维 (TIA RAY) / 何维健+潘嘉丽): English Translation

说散就散 (Being Apart)
作词 / Lyricist:张楚翘 (Cheung Cho Kiu)
作曲 / Composer:伍乐城 (Ronald Ng)
【”前任3:再見前任”電影主題曲】

抱一抱 就当作从没有在一起
Let’s give each other a hug,
And treat it as if we were never together
好不好 要解释都已经来不及
Would this be fine?
Since it’s too late for any explanation
算了吧 我付出过什么没关系
Forget it,
What I have sacrificed doesn’t matter
我忽略自己 就因为遇见你
I neglect myself,
Upon meeting you

没办法 好可怕 那个我 不像话
There’s no other solution, how scary
I was out of my own control
一直奋不顾身 是我太傻
Giving it all,
How foolish I was

说不上爱别说谎 就一点喜欢
That wasn’t love, don’t lie
That was just a droplet of affection
说不上恨别纠缠 别装作感叹
That wasn’t hatred, let’s stop the entanglement
Let’s shake off that act of regret
就当作我太麻烦 不停让自己受伤
Just treat it as I was being troublesome,
Looking for ways to hurt myself
我告诉我自己 感情就是这样
I told myself,
This is how a relationship is
怎么一不小心太疯狂
How we would accidentally fall into the world of craziness

抱一抱 再好好觉悟不能长久
Let’s give each other a hug,
And learn that this wouldn’t last
好不好 有亏欠我们都别追究
Would this be fine?
Let’s not pursue the debts that we owe each other
算了吧 我付出再多都不足够
Forget it,
However much I sacrifice, it would never be enough
我终于得救 我不想再献丑
I am finally saved from embarrassing myself

没办法 不好吗 大家都 不留下
There’s no other solution,
Isn’t it good that none of us had stayed?
一直勉强相处 总会累垮
Forcing ourselves to bear with each other,
We would eventually wear out

说不上爱别说谎 就一点喜欢
That wasn’t love, don’t lie
That was just a droplet of affection
说不上恨别纠缠 别装作感叹
That wasn’t hatred, let’s stop the entanglement
Let’s shake off that act of regret
就当作我太麻烦 不停让自己受伤
Just treat it as I was being troublesome,
Looking for ways to hurt myself
我告诉我自己 感情就是这样
I told myself,
This is how a relationship is
怎么一不小心太疯狂
How we would accidentally fall into the world of craziness

别后悔 就算错过
Let’s not regret,
Even if we missed each other
在以后 你少不免想起我
I will cross your mind in the future
还算不错
That doesn’t sound too bad
当我不在你会不会难过
Would you be sad when I’m no longer there?
你够不够我这样洒脱
I have let everything go,
Could you even do it?

说不上爱别说谎 就一点喜欢
That wasn’t love, don’t lie
That was just a droplet of affection
说不上恨别纠缠 别装作感叹
That wasn’t hatred, let’s stop the entanglement
Let’s shake off that act of regret
将一切都体谅 将一切都原谅
Let’s understand,
Let’s forgive
我尝试找答案 而答案很简单
I’ve tried to search for an answer,
Yet it was simple
简单得很遗憾
It was so simple that it was kind of a pity
因为成长 我们逼不得已要习惯
Because of growth,
We have to get used to it
因为成长 我们忽尔间说散就散
Because of growth,
We grew apart suddenly,
Helplessly.

Translated by PinkOlifant.

[JC]

[Derrick 何維健 & Kelly 潘嘉麗]


【翻译感想】

这首歌很恐怖。为了去体会与了解歌词的意思,我将自己穿越回那段不告而别与一厢情愿的感情里。揭开伤疤是难受的,无限循环歌曲时仿佛被忧伤洗脑,那个从前的我从沉睡中苏醒,在被我关闭的心房里歇斯底里。受过情伤的,听这首歌时,千万别太入戏。

KKBOX一共有三个版本。最爱的是由作曲者伍乐城所编曲与制作,由Tia Ray(袁娅维)演唱的那个版本。这版本是电影“前任3:再见前任”的电影主题曲。但Tia Ray并非原唱。原唱是来自香港的JC(陈咏桐)。最近KKBOX又更新了一个由新加坡歌手何维健及潘嘉丽合唱的版本。

2016版:JC
2017版:Tia Ray
2018版:何维健&潘嘉丽

JC的演唱洒脱带点野蛮。虽然技巧很不错,但少了那种,真正明白为何成长会带走身边的人的味道与领悟。2016版的bass编的不错,但觉得2017版的更胜一筹。2018版加了一段电吉他独奏的桥段,挺特别的。2016与2018的编曲相同地大量使用爵士鼓来带动节奏,但个人觉得副歌偏高音域并不适合太多的钹(cymbals)这样的编曲会有点刺耳。

比起2016及2018版,2017版更显成熟稳重。Tia Ray勾灵的语气很适合此编曲。2017版中的大鼓与吉他带领着歌曲的主节奏,每次听见副歌中的大鼓,总有种心被重重敲击的感觉。轻轻的开头与沉重的收尾,就如那突如其来却无奈收场的爱情一样。

稻香(周杰伦): English Translation

周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
稻香 (Fragrant Paddy)
作词 / Lyricist:周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
作曲 / Composer:周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
【第20届台湾金曲奖最佳年度歌曲奖】

对这个世界如果你有太多的抱怨
If you have too many complaints about this world
跌倒了 就不敢继续往前走
If you are too afraid to carry on when you fall
为什么 人要这么的脆弱 堕落
Why is it that we have to be so fragile and depraved?

请你打开电视看看
Please switch on your television and watch
多少人为生命在努力勇敢的走下去
How many people are still bravely fighting for life
我们是不是该知足
Shouldn’t we be contented
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
And cherish everything even those we don’t own

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
and the beginning of beauty and peace

不要这么容易就想放弃 就像我说的
Don’t think about giving up so easily
Remember what I said
追不到的梦想 换个梦不就得了
If you can’t realize your dream then just change one
为自己的人生鲜艳上色
Paint and colour your life brightly
先把爱涂上喜欢的颜色
First of all start with painting love in your favourite colour

笑一个吧 功成名就不是目的
Come on,
Give me a smile
Fame or success aren’t our goals
让自己快乐快乐这才叫做意义
Making ourselves happy is the real meaning of life
童年的纸飞机 现在终于飞回我手里
Now the paper plane of my childhood
Flies back to my hand at last

所谓的那快乐
Barefooted, chasing dragonflies in the paddy field till tired
赤脚在田里追蜻蜓追到累了
The so called happiness
偷摘水果被蜜蜂给叮到怕了
Stung by the bees while stealing fruits,
Swearing never doing this again
谁在偷笑呢
Who’s sniggering there?
我靠着稻草人吹着风唱着歌睡着了
I’m leaning against the scarecrow in the wind,
singing songs till finally fallen asleep
哦 哦 午后吉它在虫鸣中更清脆
Oh Oh The guitar sounds even more crunchy in the Insect-singing afternoon
哦 哦 阳光洒在路上就不怕心碎
Oh Oh Fearless of heartbreaking when the sunshine spreads on the roads
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
Cherish everything even those we don’t own

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
And the beginning of beauty and peace

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好。
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
And the beginning of beauty and peace

Translated by Albert Cai.