小时候的我们(周兴哲): English Translation

周兴哲 (Eric Chou)
小时候的我们 (When We Were Young)
作词 / Lyricist:周兴哲 (Eric Chou), 吴易纬
作曲 / Composer:周兴哲 (Eric Chou)
编曲 / Arranger: Freddy Haggstam

 

在你遗忘的 小时候 我在等著
I am waiting for you in our childhood memories,
A place where you might have forgotten
调色盘装满了 宇宙的颜色 单纯狂热
Our palette contained the colours of the universe, innocence and passion
哭是直觉的 笑是发自真心的
Crying was based on instinct,
While laughing came from the bottom of our heart
喜欢就拥抱著 没有复杂的 嫉妒猜测
Fondness leads to embrace,
Things were simple,
Free from jealousy and suspicion

这些年 遍体鳞伤 你 不想认输了
Wounds and scars paved your life these years,
You no longer wish to admit defeat
委屈求全 妥协 不得不做的选择
Yet you are forced to choose between difficult choices,
You gave in gradually
最后得到了什么
What did you get in the end?

从哪一天开始 不后悔 跟爱的人争执
From which day did you stop regretting after quarrelling with your lover?
势不两立地对峙 这样子
No one gave in during confrontations
承诺还有谁坚持
Is anyone still holding on to those promises?
愿望 停止 开始
Is your wish ending or beginning?

你追随的 渴望的 握在手里了
Having whatever you desired or dreamt since young
怎么会 失去了 小时候的快乐 为什么
Why would you lose the happiness you had when you were young?
你付出的 失去的 都成为你了
Whatever you paid or lost on the way,
Had shaped you into who you are today
要永远 相信著 小时候的我们 勇敢著
You must always believe that we were so brave when we were young

在你遗忘的 小时候 我在等著
I am waiting for you in our childhood memories,
A place where you might have forgotten
调色盘装满了 宇宙的颜色 单纯狂热
Our palette contained the colours of the universe, innocence and passion
哭是直觉的 笑是发自真心的
Crying was based on instinct,
While laughing came from the bottom of our heart
喜欢就拥抱著 没有复杂的 嫉妒猜测
Fondness leads to embrace,
Things were simple,
Free from jealousy and suspicion

这些年 没有黯淡 你 眼神的光泽
If the fire in your eyes did not diminish over the years
还有向往 就为自己任性地选择
If you still yearn for your dreams,
Why not make a daring decision
成为独一无二的
To become the one and only

还来得及开始 去追回 爱的人的消逝
You are still in time to chase back those whom youlove
哪怕变成最固执 这样子
Albeit looking stubborn
承诺值得更坚持
At least you are firmly keeping to your promises
愿望 重新 开始
You dream has reignited

你追随的 渴望的 握在手里了
Having whatever you desired or dreamt since young
怎么会 失去了 小时候的快乐 为什么
Why would you lose the happiness you had when you were young?
你付出的 失去的 都成为你了
Whatever you paid or lost on the way,
Had shaped you into who you are today
要永远 相信著 小时候的我们 勇敢著
You must always believe that we were so brave when we were young.

 

Translated by PinkOlifant.

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