我們-鍾漢良(We Are-Wallace Chung)

 

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作詞: 鍾漢良
Lyricist: Wallace Chung/Zhong Hanliang
作曲: 陳國華
Composer: Chen Kuo-hua/Chen Guohua
MP3: 我們-鍾漢良(We Are-Wallace Chung)

Word-by-Word Translation for Chinese Learners:

[Note: A literal translation of the song title is “Us.”]

VERSE #1:
陽光刺眼抱著洗好的相片
The sunshine is glaring. I held the newly-developed photos
好想讓時間走得慢一點
How I wish that time slowed down a bit
多點一杯熱湯霧氣裏想象
I ordered an extra cup of warm soup, musing in its hot steam
多少快樂我試著去遺忘
How many happy memories did I try to erase?

VERSE #2:
如果聽見我不小心說了謊
If you happened to hear that I lied by mistake
希望你可以為了我假裝
I hope you can pretend [I told the truth] for me
不過是到明天換一個地方
It was just switching to a new place the next day
我感覺你不肯講的慌張
[But] I felt your anxiety which you wouldn’t explain

CHORUS:
我笑著遠遠看著你追往風的方向
I smiled gazing at you chasing the wind
曾經開心的指著櫥窗買走夢想
[We] once pointed at the shop window and happily bought our dreams
怎麽愛情都沒有經過最後一晚
How come love never sustains the last night?
感覺一下不快樂又何妨
Why can’t one feel sorrow once in a while?

VERSE #2

CHORUS x2

想起我們分手時快天亮
I recalled it was almost the break of dawn when we parted ways
笑或不笑淚水不能衡量
Whether we smiled or not, tears can’t measure [the meaning of our breakup]

Liberal Translation for Music Lovers:

VERSE #1:
陽光刺眼抱著洗好的相片
In the glaring sun, I held the newly-developed photos
好想讓時間走得慢一點
How I wish that time slowed down a bit
多點一杯熱湯霧氣裏想象
I ordered an extra cup of warm soup, musing in its hot steam
多少快樂我試著去遺忘
How many happy memories did I try to erase?

VERSE #2:
如果聽見我不小心說了謊
If you happened to hear me lie by mistake
希望你可以為了我假裝
I hope you can pretend for me
不過是到明天換一個地方
It was just switching to a new place the next day
我感覺你不肯講的慌張
[But] I felt the anxiety you wouldn’t explain

CHORUS:
我笑著遠遠看著你追往風的方向
I smiled gazing at you chasing the wind
曾經開心的指著櫥窗買走夢想
[We] once pointed at the shop window and happily bought our dreams
怎麽愛情都沒有經過最後一晚
How come love never sustains the last night
感覺一下不快樂又何妨
Why can’t one savor sorrow once in a while?

VERSE #2

CHORUS x2

想起我們分手時快天亮
I recalled it was almost the break of dawn when we broke up
笑或不笑淚水不能衡量
Whether we smiled or not, tears can’t measure the meaning of our parting ways

[Note: This song was included in Wallace Chung’s 1998 album Adore. Wallace once said he had a soft spot for this song. I guess this song is about a disheartening love story: Two like-minded people severed a beautiful romantic relationship. They broke up in their last trip together. The day before they went to the place where the woman planned the breakup, the man felt the woman’s anxiety but he couldn’t draw out the reticent girlfriend. It is possible that the man is Wallace himself. As for the lie, I guess it refers to claiming to be single or denying a former relationship. Wallace hoped that the ex-girlfriend would not bust the lie.

Or maybe my guess is totally wrong—maybe the story is fictitious; maybe the man was watching himself chasing the wind and he was the one who broke up with the girlfriend to pursue his dreams…Again, this song is open to various interpretations.]

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