Chinese Pop Songs

十二樓-莫文蔚 Twelfth Floor-Karen Mok

作詞:李宗盛
Lyricist: Jonathan Lee
作曲:李宗盛
Composer: Jonathan Lee
編曲:Mac Chew
Arranger: Mac Chew

***
忘了關 那扇門 那扇窗 電光 石火 秋涼
Forgot to shut that door, that window—a flash of lightning, a spark from clashing stones, a string of crisp fall days
孩子離開了鞦韆 最快要到七月再回來盪
The kids left the trapeze; at the earliest it will be July when they will swing on it again
影劇版依然沸沸揚揚 像極了槍聲大作的靶場
The Film & TV page is still abuzz [with rumors and gossip], closely resembling a shooting range replete with gun shots
工作了一整天只喝了 一碗冷湯
I’ve worked all day; I only downed a bowl of cold soup

嗚~只有愛讓人心情舒暢
Woo…only love makes one’s mind at ease
嗚~愛讓人興致高昂
Woo…love keeps one’s spirits high
向左 側身 半躺 等體溫下降
To the left, leaning sideways, reclining, I wait for my body to cool down
電視播吸煙對懷孕的影響 是誰在十二樓嚷嚷
The TV is preaching the impact of smoking on pregnancy. Who is arguing noisily on the twelfth floor?
日子像是道灰牆 罵它也沒有迴響 呀呀呀呀呀呀呀
Life is like a grey wall—you can scold it but it won’t respond, ya ya ya ya ya
女優與假知青的戀情終於曝光
The actress and the fake educated young man’s secret relationship finally came to light

嗚~只有愛讓人心情舒暢
Woo…only love makes one’s mind at ease
嗚~愛讓人興緻高昂
Woo…love keeps one’s spirits high
向左 側身 半躺 攏絡睡意上床
To the left, leaning sideways, reclining, I enlist drowsiness and go to bed
電視裡師奶被催眠在現場 十八台熱情奔放
In the TV program mature wives are hypnotized on the spot; Channel 18 is jaunty and bold
日子像是道灰牆 罵它沒有迴響 呀呀呀呀呀
Life is like a grey wall—you can scold it but it won’t respond, ya ya ya ya ya
好像越不想怎樣 就越是怎樣
It seems like the more I detest something, the more life gives it to me

Repeat *** once

Chinese Pop Songs

假動作-房祖名 Feint-Jaycee Fong Jo Ming

Note: This is the theme song of Temptation of Wife on GTV in Taiwan.

作詞:小寒
Lyricist: Xiaohan
作曲:黃韻仁
Composer: Eric Ng
編曲:黃韻仁
Arranger: Eric Ng

要不是他在眼前對你的愛憐
If not for his tender affection for you before my eyes
我想愛你的心將持續冬眠
I think my heart which loves you will continue its hibernation
夢被叫醒如何能疏遠
Now that the dream was awaken, how I can still keep my distance [from you]?

要不是你在耳邊對我吐真言
If you did not whisper the truth in my ear after a few glasses of wine
我想我會怎樣和你沒關聯
I think I wouldn’t have gotten involved with you
從此連見到你的臉 也能免則免
But from then on I even tried to avoid seeing your face as much I could

***
我明白知覺

I understand that one’s perception
會因為視覺聽覺觸覺產生錯覺
might produce illusion because of the misleading visual, auditory, and tactile senses
於是要你誤解
So I’d rather you misunderstand me
也不要你瞭解
than get to know me

揮揮手只是 假動作
A wave of the hand is just my feint
掩飾我 我深愛過的線索
concealing the clues that I deeply loved you
不該無理剝奪
I shouldn’t have unreasonably deprived you of
該你的幸福結果
the happiness you deserve

就算冷漠是 假動作
Even if my cold detachment is a pretense
沒有錯 我背負心碎藏躲
It is not wrong. I hide from you with my broken heart
獨自人海漂泊
roaming the world alone
為的只是要你能忘了我
only to make you forget me

要不是我開始在深陷的邊緣
If I weren’t on the verge of getting started to be deeply involved [meaning getting started to fall in love with you]
沒想到那麼快就必須棄權
I wouldn’t expect to have to waive the right [to love you] after such a short time
割捨所有的可能不允許剩一點
and erase all the possibilities whatsoever

Repeat *** once

兩人禁不起流言的挑撥
Couples can’t stand the discord sown between them by rumors
感情體質脆弱
as love by nature is vulnerable
人的骨子裡難免有許多
Many traumas and [scruples about] impropriety
痛和不妥 盡量躲過
habit people’s souls, so they have to dodge [risks] as best as they can
才能好好生活
to live a peaceful life

Repeat the last two verses of ***

嘿 請你忘了我
Hey, please forget me

Chinese Pop Songs

同學會-鍾漢良 Class Reunion-Wallace Chung

作詞:黃子佼
Lyricist: Mickey Huang
作曲:陳子鴻
Composer: Eric Chen
編曲:錢幽蘭
Arranger: Qian Youlan
製作:邰正宵
Producer: Samuel Tai

就讓我先開始說 這些日子怎麼過
Let me start by talking about how I have been doing these days
愛過恨過結果昨天分手
I experienced love and hate, and in the end I broke up yesterday
還辦了一支手機 搭配舊的CALL機
I got a mobile phone to pair with the old pager
問題是 三天沒有響過一通
The problem is, for three days I didn’t hear it ring once

***
記得當年我們啊 理想說不停
I remember back then we couldn’t stop talking about our dreams
如今JACK有孩子結了婚 而ROSE看破紅塵
Now Jack has a kid and got married, while Rose saw through the world of mortals [Buddhist idiom for being disillusioned with human society]
我的同學 不再是同學 是孩子的爹
My classmates are no longer students, but fathers of kids
我的同學 他一家五口 反覆吃喝拉撒睡
My classmate has a family of five who eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep day after day [meaning repeating the ordinary daily routine]

ANDY忙著玩股票 JEAN拉保險有一套
Andy is busy having fun with stocks; Jean is a gifted insurance agent
(KEVIN忙著拍廣告 AMY推銷冒牌錶)
(KEVIN is busy shooting commercials; Amy sells replica watches)
(SAMUEL片場跑龍套 TOM為貸款到處跑)
(SAMUEL plays small roles on the set; Tom runs around to secure loans)
我的同學 都不再單純 只有老師沒改變
My classmates are no longer innocent; only the teacher did not change

看看現在每一天 都要努力衝向前
Look at our current life. We all have to strive hard and race forward
週休二日總算可以相約見面
Thanks to the weekend we can finally get together.

Repeat *** twice with lyrics in the parentheses

Chinese Pop Songs

旅行的意義-陳綺貞 Travel with Sound-Cheer Chen

詞曲:陳綺貞
Lyricist & Composer: Cheer Chen/Chen Qizhen

Note: The song title literally means “the meaing of traveling.”

你看過了許多美景 你看過了許多美女
You feasted your eyes on many beautiful sceneries and girls
你迷失在地圖上每一道短暫的光陰
[in] every short time period you disappeared from my map

你品嚐了夜的巴黎 你踏過下雪的北京
You savored Paris in the nighttime, you roamed Beijing when it snowed
你熟記書本裡每一句你最愛的真理
You learned all your favorite truisms from books by heart

卻說不出你愛我的原因 卻說不出你欣賞我哪一種表情
But you can’t explain the reasons why you love me, but you can’t articulate which countenance of mine that you admire
卻說不出在什麼場合我曾讓你動心 說不出 離開的原因
But you are unable to point out under what circumstance I look attractive to you, and you can’t explain the reason for leaving me

你累積了許多飛行 你用心挑選紀念品
You flew numerous times, you carefully selected souvenirs [for me]
你蒐集了地圖上每一次的風和日麗
You amassed every sunny day on the map [meaning you enjoyed sunny days in many places marked on my map]

你擁抱熱情的島嶼 你埋葬記憶的土耳其
You embraced spunky isles. You burried your Turky memories
你留戀電影裡美麗的不真實的場景
You fondly recalled stunning and surreal movie scenes

卻說不出你愛我的原因 卻說不出你欣賞我哪一種表情
But you can’t put in words the reasons why you love me, but you can’t articulate which countenance of mine that you admire
卻說不出在什麼場合我曾讓你分心 說不出 旅行的意義
But you are unable to point out under what circumstance I once distracted you. You can’t explain what travel means to you

你勉強說出你愛我的原因 卻說不出你欣賞我哪一種表情
You can barely explain the reason for loving me, but you can’t articulate which countenance of mine that you admire
卻說不出在什麼場合我曾讓你分心 說不出 離開的原因
But you are unable to point out under what circumstance I once distracted you, and you can’t explain the reason for leaving me

勉強說出 你為我寄出的每一封信 都是你 離開的原因
You struggled to tell me that every letter you sent me was the reason why you leave
你離開我 就是旅行的意義
Leaving me is the why you travel

Chinese Pop Songs

還是會寂寞-陳綺貞 Lonely without You-Cheer Chen

詞曲:陳綺貞
Lyricist & Composer: Cheer Chen/Chen Qizhen

Note: The song title literally means “can still feel lonely.”

早已忘了想你的滋味是什麼
Have long forgot what it feels like to miss you
因為每分每秒都被你佔據在心中
Because every minute and every second my heart is occupied by you
你的一舉一動牽扯在我生活的隙縫
Every single move of yours enmeshes my life at a micro-level
誰能告訴我離開你的我會有多自由
Why can tell me how free I could be after leaving you

也曾想過躲進別人溫暖的懷中
I did once consider hiding in someone else’s warm embrace
可是這麼一來就一點意義也沒有
but doing that would be totally meaningless
我的高尚情操一直不斷提醒著我
My refined character keeps badgering me
離開你的我不論過多久還是會寂寞
that I would be lonely without you however long after I leave you

別對我小心翼翼
Don’t be so careful around me
別讓我看輕你
Don’t make yourself dismissed by me
跟著我勇敢的走下去
March on with me bravely
別勸我回心轉意
Don’t try to change my mind
這不是廉價的愛情
This is not cheap love
看著我對我說真愛我
Look at me and tell me you really love me

Chinese Pop Songs

下雨了-薛之謙 It’s Raining-Xue Zhiqian

作詞:薛之謙
Lyricist: Xue Zhiqian
作曲:薛之謙
Composer: Xue Zhiqian
編曲:張寶宇
Arranger: Zhang Baoyu

偷偷的下雨的時候月亮偷偷的
Furtive—when it rains, the Moon is furtive
慢慢的街上的人群慢慢安靜了
Slowly—the crowds on the street slowly quiet down

我在想你可以不必掩飾了
I’m thinking you can stop covering it up
那雨會停的就隨你去了
The rain will stop. I will let you go

***
雨還在下像在說話

It’s still raining. Looks like [the rain] is speaking
他敲我的窗叮叮當當
He is striking my window, ding ding dong dong
戀愛的季節勉強不如放下
In the season of love, better to let go than to strain yourself

雨還在下你聽得見嗎
It’s still raining, Can you hear it
是我的思念滴滴答答
It is my longing for you, ding ding dong dong
滴入你的心就會想起我
When it drips into heart, you will think of me

雨還在下像在尋你
It’s still raining, as if it were looking for you
它敲我的窗說找不到你
It is striking my window, saying it can’t find you
這樣的季節就會特別想你
In such raining seaons, I miss you more
雨還在下你仔細聽啊
It’s still raining. Please listen carefully
是我的思念滴滴答答
It is my longing for you, ding ding dong dong
滴入你的心告訴你我在想你
It drips into your heart, telling you I’m missing you

遠遠的無關的人不經意逃避著
Far away, strangers carelessly run away from the rain
輕輕的像不像話題被誰提起了
Softly—is it akin to the way someone broached the subject?

怎麼會沒人記得是不是我瘋了
How come nobody remembers it? Am I nuts?
那雨別停了能否算愛著
If rain doesn’t stop, does it mean we are still in love?

Repeat *** once

還能去屋檐下等你嗎
Can I still wait for you under the eaves?

Chinese Pop Songs

肥胖者的悲哀-陳珊妮 A Fattie’s Sorrow-Sandee Chan

作詞:陳珊妮
Lyricist: Sandee Chan
作曲:陳珊妮
Composer: Sandee Chan

不是我喝了酒 是今天的你太瘦
It is not because I drank wine, but you are too slim today
你從縫裡溜走 我還來不及在門框上抹油
You slipped away from the crack, before I had time to grease the door frame
想要跟你走 想要無聲無息陪你溜走
I want to go with you, I want to slip away with you quietly
我卡在門口 歌頌奶油 歌頌自由
I got stuck in the door, extolling cream extolling freedom
你悄悄溜走 不陪我 留下多心的奶油
You slipped away quietly, not staying with me. You left the thoughtful cream [with me]
拋棄癡情的肥肉 讓你走  讓你走
[and] abandoned the infatuated fat. Let you go, let you go

Repeat the entire lyrics once

你悄悄溜走 不陪我 留下多情的奶油
You slipped away quietly, not staying with me. You left the loving cream [with me]
拋棄癡情的肥肉 讓你走  讓你走
[and] abandoned the infatuated fat. Let you go, let you go

不是我喝了酒
It is not because I drank wine
是今天的你太瘦
But you are too slim today
是今天的你太瘦
But you are too slim today
是今天的你太瘦
But you are too slim today