儿歌(徐佳莹): English Translation

徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)
儿歌 (The Age of Innocence)
作词 / Lyricist:徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)
作曲 / Composer:徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)

你呢 有个曾经容易快乐的你在哪里呢
Where are you? The person who was easily delighted
你呢 有个曾经想赶快长大的乖孩子呢
Where are you? The innocent child who wished to grow up quickly

许愿就一定会到达的地方
The place where we would reach as long as we make a wish
还找不找得到?
Could we still find it?
他们说话欲言又止的模样
Their hesitations as they speak
现在看懂了吗
Do you now understand?

终于想起来了 一天忘一首儿歌
I finally remember,
That I am forgetting a nursery rhyme every single day
有人愿为你唱情歌 是谎言也听著
As long as there is someone who is willing to sing a love song to you,
You wouldn’t mind even if it’s filled with lies
终于想起来了 一天忘一首儿歌
I finally remember,
That I am forgetting a nursery rhyme every single day
遗忘总如期发生著 不是长大害的
Forgetting happens regularly,
Growth is not to be blamed

相爱就应该要拥抱的地方
Places where lovers should embrace
还找不找得到?
Could we still find them?
他们说话欲言又止的模样
Their hesitations as they speak
现在看懂了吗?
Do you now understand?

终于想起来了 一天忘一首儿歌
I finally remember,
That I am forgetting a nursery rhyme every single day
有人让你还唱情歌 再苦涩也值得
As long as there is someone whom you are willing to sing a love song to,
It’s worth it no matter how bitter it may be
终于想起来了 一天忘一首儿歌
I finally remember,
That I am forgetting a nursery rhyme every single day
失望总如期发生著 不是希望害的
Disappointment happens regularly,
Hope is not to be blamed

你呢 有个曾经容易快乐的你在哪里呢
Where are you? The person who was easily delighted
你呢 有个曾经想赶快长大的乖孩子呢
Where are you? The innocent child who wished to grow up quickly…

Translated by PinkOlifant.

Thank you Faleri for recommending the song. Though I had listened to her entire album which is full of great songs, this song did not stand out then. Always adore singers who make their own melodies and filled them in with their own lyrics, the song feels complete. The way that Lala tells her story in this song, the emotions displayed in the rhetorical questions in this song, all of them bring a wave of nostalgia to me.

Sadly, Lala did not make an official MV for this song.


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