Chinese Music: 车继钤 Che Jiling - 最近的你是我最近的爱 Recently, YouAre The One I Love



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!




夜已沉默,心事向谁说,
In the silent of the night, who will listen to my worries?

不肯回头,
I'm not ready to turn back,

所有的爱都错过,
All my past loves went wrong,

别笑我懦弱,
Please don't laugh at my weakness,

我始终不能猜透,
All along I didn't know,

为何人生淡漠,
Why is life so indifferent?

风雨之后,
After the storm,

无所谓拥有。
What you have doesn't matter.

萍水相逢,
A chance meeting,

你却给我那么多。
Yet you've given me so much.

你挡住寒冬,
You ward off the cold,

温暖只保留给我。
Leave only warmth for me.

风霜寂寞,
Hardships and loneliness,

凋落在你怀中。
All stowed away in your heart.

人生风景在游走,
In life the scenery is ever-changing,

每当孤独我回首,
Whenever I feel lonely I look back,

你的爱总在不远地方等着我。
Your love is never far away.

岁月如流在穿梭,
Time passes, goes on and on,

喜怒哀乐我深锁,
All the joys and the pain I keep locked up,

只因有你在天涯尽头等着我。
Only because you're waiting for me at the end of the road.

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