I vaguely remember that I used to, somewhat regularly, post a list of Chinese songs that I liked but then I kind of stopped that. I've decided to give this adventure another try and I'd like to start by sharing a song with you to belatedly ring in the Chinese New Year.
A good friend of mine introduced this song to me and I instantly fell in love with it. I've practically been listening to it non-stop since then and even translated the song into English which was a good practice for my Chinese comprehension skills, since you can never quite literally translate song lyrics or they stop making sense.
The song I'd like to share is a love song, an oldie but a goodie. It's cheesy but it has a nice gentle rocky twist to it. The song is titled 最近的你是我最近的爱 which I translated as "Recently, You Are The One I Love".
The singer's name is 车继钤 (Che Jiling) and to my knowledge he doesn't have an English name. He's originally from Hangzhou, Jiangsu Province and got famous in the 90s, at the age of 24. The song I would like to introduce to you is his most famous song. You can listen to the song here.
I hope you like it!
In the silent of the night, who will listen to my worries?
I'm not ready to turn back,
All my past loves went wrong,
Please don't laugh at my weakness,
All along I didn't know,
Why is life so indifferent?
After the storm,
What you have doesn't matter.
A chance meeting,
Yet you've given me so much.
You ward off the cold,
Leave only warmth for me.
Hardships and loneliness,
All stowed away in your heart.
In life the scenery is ever-changing,
Whenever I feel lonely I look back,
Your love is never far away.
Time passes, goes on and on,
All the joys and the pain I keep locked up,
Only because you're waiting for me at the end of the road.