Chinese Pop Songs

陰天-莫文蔚 Overcast-Karen Mok

作曲:李宗盛/周國儀
Composer: Jonathan Lee/Zhou Guoyi
作詞:李宗盛
Lyricist: Jonathan Lee

陰天 在不開燈的房間 當所有思緒都一點一點沉澱
Overcast. In a room where the light is dimmed. When the train of thought gradually settles.
愛情究竟是精神鴉片 還是世紀末的無聊消遣
Is love by nature the spiritual opium, or the silly end-of-century pastime
香煙 氳成一灘光圈 和他的照片就擺在手邊
[The smoke from the] cigarette, enshrouded the view and formed an aperture—the picture with him is close at hand
傻傻兩個人 笑得多甜
Two silly lovebirds, grinned so happily

開始總是分分鐘都妙不可言 誰都以為熱情它永不會減
At first, every minute was incredible. You all thought the enthusiasm would never wear off
除了激情褪去後的 那一點點倦
except for that little bit of fatigue after the passion petered out
也許像誰說過的貪得無厭 活該應了誰說過的不知檢點
Maybe [you were] insatiably greedy as someone put it, so you deserved the bad karma for being indiscreet in speech and conduct as someone put it
總之那幾年 感性贏了理性那一面
In a nutshell, over those years, emotion beat reason

陰天 在不開燈的房間 當所有思緒都一點一點沉澱
Overcast. In a room where the light is dimmed. When the train of thought gradually settles
愛恨情慾裡的疑點 盲點 呼之欲出 那麼明顯
The uncertain and the neglected parts in your love, hate, and desire, are on the verge of coming out into the open. So obvious
女孩 通通讓到一邊 這歌裡的細微末節就算都體驗
Girls, you should all step aside. The details in this song—even if you have experienced them all first-hand
若想真明白 真要好幾年
but if you want to truly understand them, it will take several years

回想那一天 喧鬧的喜宴
Recall that day—the boisterous wedding banquet
耳邊響起的究竟是序曲或完結篇
What was played by your ear—was it a prelude or a finale?

感情不就是你情我願 最好愛恨扯平兩不相欠
Isn’t love all about mutual consent? The best scenario is to be even and fairly split love and hate
感情說穿了 一人掙脫的 一人去撿
The reality of love is: What one breaks free from is picked up by someone else
男人大可不必百口莫辯 女人實在無須楚楚可憐
Men don’t need to try to argue it away; women really don’t have to pretend to delicate and charming
總之那幾年 你們兩個沒有緣
In a nutshell, over those years, you two didn’t have the luck [to sustain the marriage]
傻傻兩個人 笑得多甜
Two silly lovebirds, grinned so happily

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