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!

Song Request:
https://pinkolifant.wordpress.com/song-request/

 

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。