为你而来(袁娅维): English Translation

袁娅维 (Tia Ray)
为你而来 (Coming For You)
作词 / Lyricist:苏晴 (Sue)
作曲 / Composer:苏晴 (Sue)
编曲 / Arranger:陈沁扬/刘也
制作人 / Producer:陈沁扬

【梦回】主题曲
【Dreaming Back to the Qing Dynasty】Theme Song

曾守望山海 苍穹一念开
I’ve waited for a long time, hoping that the gate of hope would open
问君可知身在情长在
Do you know that as long as my body is present, my love will always be?
禁柳奈何风 沧海何奈尘埃
Forbidden willow can only admire the freedom that wind enjoys
Ocean can only envy the way dust flies
等天长地久 只等到 苍白
Waiting for forever,
Waiting even with grey hair and deep wrinkles

琴调轻弹无限恨
Playing the strings with hatred
弦断有谁人听
Who will hear the snapping of strings
红颜奈何自哀
Why should a woman grieve for her own sorrow
风月三千含泪不舍离开
Thousands of days have passed
Though couldn’t bear, I can only leave with tears
时间荒腔走板
Time flies ruthlessly
朱漆绿瓦不再
Old buildings with red paint and green tiles have been replaced
愿君生怜 让我因爱存在
Pity me, let me exist with my undying love

为你而来 几辈子
I’ve come for you, multiple lives
都只想和你有关
All I wish was to be part of your life
哪怕是梦 心甘愿 不醒来
May it be a dream, I’ll willing to never wake up

为你而来 我的爱
I’ve come for you, my love
是最轻柔的对白
And my love is expressed in the most gentle words
人间匆匆永远爱你
Life is short but I’ll love you forever
不会更改
Never changing

曾守望山海 苍穹一念开
I’ve waited for a long time, hoping that the gate of hope would open
问君可知身在情长在
Do you know that as long as my body is present, my love will always be?
禁柳奈何风 沧海何奈尘埃
Forbidden willow can only admire the freedom that wind enjoys
Ocean can only envy the way dust flies
等天长地久 只等到 苍白
Waiting for forever,
Waiting even with grey hair and deep wrinkles

琴调轻弹无限恨
Playing the strings with hatred
弦断有谁人听
Who will hear the snapping of strings
红颜奈何自哀
Why should a woman grieve for her own sorrow
风月三千含泪不舍离开
Thousands of days have passed
Though couldn’t bear, I can only leave with tears
时间荒腔走板
Time flies ruthlessly
朱漆绿瓦不再
Old buildings with red paint and green tiles have been replaced
愿君生怜 让我因爱存在
Pity me, let me exist with my undying love

为你而来 几辈子
I’ve come for you, multiple lives
都只想和你有关
All I wish was to be part of your life
哪怕是梦 心甘愿 不醒来
May it be a dream, I’ll willing to never wake up

为你而来 我的爱
I’ve come for you, my love
是最轻柔的对白
And my love is expressed in the most gentle words
人间匆匆永远爱你
Life is short but I’ll love you forever
不会更改
Never changing

生生世世海枯石烂
Every life, may the seas evaporate and rocks disintegrate
只因你在
All for you.

Translated by PinkOlifant.

没看【梦回】的我,为了翻译这首歌听了不下五十遍,因为我坚持不希望我对这首歌的理解会被电视剧的情节影响。听了之后,觉得“我”是个十分痴情的人,是如今现实生活中很难看见的。也许因为这样,那些爱得海枯石烂的宫廷剧才如此深受喜欢。

接到翻译这首歌的请求后心里有点忐忑。通常我不会害怕翻译中文歌,但如果歌词的内容倾向于所谓“中国风”的歌曲,会有点担心没办法很好的表达其中的文言文或成语。因此拖了整个月才完成这首歌的翻译,久等了Umi!

For I did not watch the drama, I have listened to this song for not less than fifty times. Reason being, I do not wish that my understanding of the lyrics be skewed by the plot of the drama. After listening, I find that the kind of undying love expressed in the song can rarely be found in our realistic society, and that could be the reason why people love this kind of dramas happening in olden times.

Upon receiving the song request, I was uncertain and worried that I could not express the beautiful words in the song. Therefore, the one-month wait before the translation of this song is finally done. Sorry for the long wait, Umi!

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别让我走远(林宥嘉): English Translation

林宥嘉 (Yoga Lin)
别让我走远 (Don’t Let Me Drift Away)
作词 / Lyricist:HUSH (陈家伟)
作曲 / Composer:Karencici (林恺伦)
公视【我们与恶的距离】主题曲
Taiwan Drama Series 【The World Between Us】Theme Song

整个世界在腐烂
The whole world is rotting
腐烂的都与我无关
Whatever that is rotten has nothing to do with me
这黑暗 我多习惯
I am used to this darkness
习惯到不再需要看
So used to it that I don’t even need to open my eyes again

我曾在黑暗顶端
I was at the peak of darkness
以为光的距离很短
Thinking that light is within reach
想去攀 又跌下来
Tried to climb towards it but fell again
我还能不能再期待
Can I still have hope?

don’t you stay?
多看我一眼
Take one more glance at me
无视我的脸 任何疲倦
Ignore all the weariness on my face
看穿我最脆弱的防备
See through my weak defence
沉默以对 都无所谓
It’s alright even if you remain silent
任何角落都没差别
Wherever you are, it doesn’t make a difference

don’t you stay?
陪在我身边
Right by my side
无视这世界 任何崩裂
Ignore any destruction of the world
看进我所深陷的深渊
Look into the deep valley where I am stuck in
让我感觉 黑暗里面
Let me feel that even in the dark
光线是抓得到的线
Light rays are ropes of hope

让我感觉 黑暗里面
Let me feel that in the dark
光线越炽热越强烈
Light rays will be the brightest

if you stay
陪在我身边
Right by my side
凝视我的脸 所有狼狈
Gaze at all the weariness of my face
照亮我阴暗的每一面
Shining light on every facet of my darkness
不顾一切 包围一切
Regardless of anything,
Enveloping everything
光线里别让我走远
In the presence of light rays,
Do not let me drift away…

一半人生(阿信): English Translation

阿信 (Ashin)

一半人生 (Half Of My Life)
作词 / Lyricist:韩寒 (Han Han)
作曲 / Composer:阿信 (Ashin)
编曲 / Arranger: 赖暐哲 (Steven Lai)
电影【飞驰人生】主题曲
Movie 【Pegasus】Theme Song

在某个清晨 回望我一生
Looking back at my life on a fine morning
活得虽认真 却微小如尘
Though I’ve lived with all my heart,
I’m just an insignificant body

想要唱首歌 去唱哭别人
Hoping that the song I’m singing would bring tears to someone’s eyes
最后却是我 满脸泪痕
In the end, it was my face with tears streaming

早告别青春 活成了别人
I’ve long departed from youth,
Living to become another self
经历的时代 已如此陌生
The generation which I’ve lived has become a past with little familiarity

年少时的话 又不敢承认
Words spoken during youth,
No longer do I dare to admit them
低头在人海 浮浮沉沉
Dropping my head in the crowd,
My life has been filled with ups and downs

我的一半人生 飘荡就像只风筝
Half of my life,
I’ve drifted like a kite
如果命运是风 什么又是我的绳
If my wind is fate, would would be my string?

我的一半人生 冷暖就让我自己过问
Half of my life,
Let me take care of my own happiness and sorrows
有热爱有恨 有未知的前程
There’s passion, there’s hate,
There’s the unknown future lying ahead.

Translated by PinkOlifant.

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什么歌(五月天): English Translation

五月天 (Mayday)
什么歌 (What a Song)
作词 / Lyricist:五月天 阿信 (Mayday Ashin)
作曲 / Composer:五月天 阿信 (Mayday Ashin)
编曲 / Arranger:五月天 (Mayday), 林依霖 (Elisa Lin)
电影【捉妖记2】主题曲 (Movie “Monster Hunt 2” Theme Song)

你是否问过自己 拥有什么
What belongs to you, have you asked yourself?
为了要拥有那些 付出什么
What have you sacrificed to own those things?
追逐的人生换来 那些什么
What do we get in return by living competitively?
最后能带走 什么?
And in the end, what can you bring along with you?

从何时我们都已 拥有很多
Since when have we gotten so many things?
已不像当时你我 一无所有
Unlike the past when you and I had nothing
无聊的话题配着 蓝蓝天空
Boring topics with the background of the clear blue sky
我们都能飞 只要风
With wind, we could fly

我们曾夏啦啦啦的唱过
Together, we have sung Sha La La La
那一首噗通通通的心动
That song which made our heart goes lub dub lub dub
多年后我们是否依然是
After so many years
那一个你 那一个我?
Are you still that you, am I still that me?

当岁月轻飘飘飘的溜走
Time, has passed us by like weightless wind
我们都哎呀呀呀白了头
Our hair, has become grey unknowingly
有什么留在你我的心头
If there is something that remains in our heart
那是什么?
What would it be?

每一首歌曲都在 寻找耳朵
Every song is looking for a listening ear
每一颗寂寞的心 还是寂寞
Every lonesome heart is still lonely
每一次你都不懂 因为什么
Every time, you will still not understand
让每次呼吸 都痛
What is it that made every breath such a pain

痛过的自己好像 失去什么
After being hurt, it seems like we have lost something
愈合后却又好像 学到什么
Upon healing, it seems like we have learnt something
多年后或许一切 不算什么
After many years, perhaps everything will not matter anymore
才知最重要 是什么
That is when we know what is the most important

我们曾夏啦啦啦的唱过
Together, we have sung Sha La La La
那一首噗通通通的心动
That song which made our heart goes lub dub lub dub
多年后我们是否依然是
After so many years
那一个你 那一个我?
Are you still that you, am I still that me?

当岁月轻飘飘飘的溜走
Time, has passed us by like weightless wind
我们都哎呀呀呀白了头
Our hair, has become grey unknowingly
有什么留在你我的心头
If there is something that remains in our heart
那是什么?
What would it be?

才知道最重要的会是什么
It is only at the very end that we will finally know
直到最后
What is the most important

我拥有你 你拥有我
I have you, you have me
我carry你 你carry我
I carry you, you carry me

Translated by PinkOlifant.

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我所需要的(徐佳莹): English Translation

徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)
我所需要的 (All I Need)
作词 / Lyricist:徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)
作曲 / Composer:徐佳莹 (Lala Hsu)

【网络剧《我的朋友陈白露小姐》主题曲】

没有规则 只有选择
There are no rules,
There are only choices
要真的决定快乐才有用
It’s only useful if you have decided to be happy
如果知道 有一个忠心的等候
If I know that someone will be waiting for me
完全属于我 那有没有用
Solely waiting for me,
Does that help?

心理建设 输给脸色
My psychological makeup has lost to my facial expression
要真的看到威胁才有用
It’s only useful if I felt threatened
太容易感动会让人忘了幽默
Being touched too easily may result in the forgetting of humour
忘记我们对陪伴的要求
Forgetting the qualities we demand for a company
不是有 就足够
Being present is not sufficient

过那么久 我终于懂
After so long,
I finally understand
谁来谁去都是经过 哪有什么错
Whoever comes and goes,
They are just passing through,
No wrong was done
还要多久 我才会懂
How much longer do I need to understand?
所需要的 并不是你
What I need,
Is not you

心理建设 输给脸色
My psychological makeup has lost to my facial expression
要真的看到威胁才有用
It’s only useful if I felt threatened
太容易相信会让人忘了防守
Believing in things too easily may result in the forgetting of defence
忘记我们对依赖的要求
Forgetting the height of the bar we have set for reliance
越是有 越不够
The more we have,
the more we feel insufficient

过那么久 我终于懂
After so long,
I finally understand
谁来谁去都是经过 哪有什么错
Whoever comes and goes,
They are just passing through,
No wrong was done
还要多久 你才会看懂
How much longer do you need to understand?
我所追求 我被追求 对谁说得清呢
What I have pursed,
How I was being pursued,
To whom could I confide all these clearly?

过那么久 我终于懂
After so long,
I finally understand
聪明愚蠢都是寂寞 哪有什么用
Intelligence and foolishness are just loneliness,
They are all useless
还要多久 我才能放手
How much longer do I need to let go?
除了你以外的事 都没有错
Everything was right in my life,
Except you
我需要的是好好借你过
All I need,
Is to let you pass through my life.

Translated by PinkOlifant.