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 at 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
To leave me is why you travel