Chinese Music, Pt 4

It's been a while since I shared some Chinese music so, surprise surprise, here's another Wang Leehom song for you to enjoy (or if Wang Leehom isn't your cup of tea, scroll past the lyrics for some more beautiful songs). I discovered this song on my iPod today while baking cookies. My entire Wang Leehom collection was on shuffle and when this song came on I stopped in my tracks.


The title of the song is called 风中的遗憾 (Fēng Zhōng De Yíhàn) which I would translate into "Regrets in the Wind" (if you have a better suggestion, please do share). It's a pretty old song and it was released on Leehom's "Good Leehom Compilation" Album in 1998 in Taiwan by Decca Records. It's a pretty sad song but it still beautiful. As you know, I have a thing for those sad Chinese ballads, they just get me (everytime!). I've tried to translate the lyrics, but I failed to make proper sense of the words despite understanding them. Google has proven to be most unhelpful. The nonsense it spouts when I give it the lyrics is even worse compared to what I have managed to produce...I'll work on that.


In the meantime, here's the video (with Chinese characters so you can turn up the volume and enjoy a spot of karaoke...or stare disbelievingly at how boyish Leehom looked back then!). Below the video you will find the lyrics with Pinyin and the correct tones. If you'd like the traditional version of the lyrics, that can be arranged, I have those saved.




歌手:王力宏

歌名:风中的遗憾 (Fēng Zhōng De Yíhàn)
专辑:好力宏精選 (1998)

歌词: 
我在风里呼喊 你的声音可曾听见
Wǒ zài fēng lǐ hūhǎn nǐ de shēngyīn kě céng tīngjiàn
风里喊你千百遍的声音能传多远
Fēng lǐ hǎn nǐ qiān bǎi biàn de shēngyīn néng chuán duō yuǎn
你能撕碎我的情 撕毁我的意 撕裂我身体
Nǐ néng sī suì wǒ de qíng sīhuǐ wǒ de yì sī liè wǒ shēntǐ
可是我呐喊的声音 你不应该装听不见
Kěshì wǒ nàhǎn de shēngyīn nǐ bù yìng gāi zhuāng tīng bùjiàn
我在风里呼喊 你的声音可曾听见
Wǒ zài fēng lǐ hūhǎn nǐ de shēngyīn kě céng tīngjiàn
成千上万的思念 要呼喊多少年
Chéng qiān shàng wàn de sīniàn yào hūhǎn duō shào nián
我能喊你一百遍 求你一千遍 等你一万年
Wǒ néng hǎn nǐ yībǎi biàn qiú nǐ yīqiān biàn děng nǐ yī wàn nián
可是我反覆的思念 你不应该装听不见
Kěshì wǒ fǎnfù de sīniàn nǐ bù yìng gāi zhuāng tīng bùjiàn
让我的梦 散成片片 在风里飞
Ràng wǒ de mèng sàn chéng piàn piàn zài fēng lǐ fēi
悲伤的夜 一个人 也喝不醉
Bēishāng de yè yīgè rén yě hē bù zuì
而我~~终于明白 没有爱
Ér wǒ~~zhōngyú míngbái méiyǒu ài
而我~~面对背叛 的伤害
Ér wǒ~~miàn duì bèipàn de shānghài
所以痛彻心扉 也不奇怪
Suǒyǐ tòng chè xīnfēi yě bù qíguài
风中声声呼喊 都是遗憾
Fēng zhōng shēng shēng hūhǎn dōu shì yíhàn


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As promised, if Wang Leehom isn't really your thing (I don't understand you!) then I've a selection of other songs for you.



歌手:張學友 (Jacky Cheung)
歌名:無聲的吉他 (Wúshēng De Jítā / Silent Guitar)
The song is the part of the soundtrack for the movie 不再让你孤单 (Pinyin: Bù Zaì Ràng Ní Gū Dān / Translated English Title: You're No Longer Alone / English Title: Beautiful Life). If you haven't seen the movie you should really watch it, it's a stunning movie and the acting is truly magnificent.




歌手:潘玮柏 (Will Pan)
歌名:全面通缉 (Quánmiàn Tōngjī / Most Wanted)
Get your dancing shoes on for this one! This is a pretty recent song and it's actually quite brilliant and dancy. If you aren't up and dancing 30 seconds into the song something's seriously wrong with you!




歌手:吴建豪 (Vanness Wu)
歌名:说爱就爱 (Shuō ài jiù ài)
Let's keep in theme with the dancing. This next song isn't only a good dance track (just look at the brilliant dancing in the video!) but it's also pretty good for your next work out session, so put those runners on and hit the treadmill. Courtesy of Vanness Wu the calories will drop like flies! If you need them to that is, if not, enjoy that chocolate doughnut after your work out session.





歌手:付辛博 (Fu Xinbo)
歌名:斯诺克 (Sīnuòkè / Snooker)
Last but not least I'll bring you the Chinese Justin Bieber, the hottest thing since sunburn (yes I totally made that up!)! This is also an uptempo track so you may as well just stay on that treadmill or hit the next disco...drinks are on me!


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