All posts tagged: lyrics

Song of the Week: Eli Hsieh, 燈光

一個人走在路上 不知道是第幾晚上 已沒有人來人往 也沒有城市交響 入夜後的台北 很漂亮 但怎麼卻感覺 很悲傷 Ever since I heard a tiny little sample of this song when Eli sang it after winning 最佳新人 at the Golden Melody’s, I’ve been completely hooked. I’m always on the lookout for 創作歌手, and I wish I’d discovered him sooner. Apparently he PK-ed with 林宥嘉 in a singing competition when he was 13. Now here he is, all grown up, winning Best Newcomer and writing so much beauty into one song. This song is perfect in so many ways: perfectly acoustic, perfectly lyrical and perfectly narrated. 大概是又想起你說 說我像個太陽 24小時開朗 為人照亮 但其實你說謊 你知道 若沒有你我根本就沒有辦法 發光 你很健忘 沒你在旁 哪裡來的力量 感傷 這一切都已經成過往 如果時光回放 多渴望告訴你 One of the things I love about the Chinese music scene is the emotive and poetic storytelling greatly enabled by thoughtful use of the Chinese language. 我不想做太陽 我不想再逞強 我只想為你 做一盞燈光 在你需要我的時候把開關按下 你不必再流浪 你不必再心慌 不必再去想 不必再去扛 我也不必假裝你還在我的身旁 多愚妄 Strangely stressed sentences is one of the staples of the music scene, particularly since Jay Chou’s method of rapping stripped the ballad of its strict stresses for good. Eli …

Music: 飛的更高 [Cover by Jasmine & Cedric]

  I honestly love covering Chinese songs, but never really do it on video. Not going to claim to be a singer, but it’s a hobby, and a really fun thing to do with another person. Maybe I’ll start leaving more of them here. 🙂 飛得更高 作詞:汪峰 作曲:汪峰 生命就像 一條大河 時而寧靜 時而瘋狂 現實就像 一把枷鎖 把我捆住 無法掙脫 這謎樣的生活鋒利如刀 一次次將我重傷 我知道我要的那種幸福 就在那片更高的天空 我要飛得更高 飛得更高 狂風一樣舞蹈 掙脫懷抱 我要飛得更高 飛得更高 翅膀捲起風暴 心生呼嘯 飛得更高 一直在飛 一直在找 可我發現 無法找到 若真想要 是一次解放 要先剪碎 這誘惑的網 我要的一種生命更燦爛 我要的一片天空更蔚藍 我知道我要的那種幸福 就在那片更高的天空

Music: 張震嶽 [Threeway PK]

It’s fun to talk music with other people. I always found that my love for the chinese music scene alienated me from my friends, who were not interested, or sometimes even condescending about my preference in music. Over the last 10 years, however, I’ve found individuals here and there, who are unabashed fans as well. Their presence in my own listening journey has always given me a lot of joy, so I’ve decided to do some fun things with them. If any of you out there are closet Mando Music lovers, and would love to connect and talk music. Let me know! 張震嶽 is a longtime artist in the industry with a huge body of work – famous songs include: 分手吧,愛我別走,自由 etc. We did a Best 3 comparison to see how how his discography vibes with us in different ways. Best 3  – Alex F. Disclaimer: How I chose these songs is solely based on this criteria – If I were only to loop 3 songs out of his whole discography for the rest of my …

Music: March 2, A (Mini) NewRelease Haul

多遠都要在一起 – 鄧紫棋 G.E.M. G.E.M. is maturing in sound, and expanding in her audience reach after her super successful stint on 我是歌手. As a mando listener, this song does its strong mandopop melody/lyric vibe extremely well, and is a solid addition to mainstream chinese music. Her solid vocal performance will give this track a strong permanence in karaoke and Top 10s for a while. 燕歸巢 – 張靚穎 & 張杰 Classical chinese influence is my weakness, musically and lyrically. These two can sing, together they are absolutely divine, and the impeccable precision of 许嵩’s lyrics makes my heart teary every time I listen to this song. 山水间歌声回荡 回荡思念的滚烫 去年的家书两行 读来又热了眼眶 Checkmate – Jung Yong Hwa & 林俊傑 JJ Lin Jung Yong Hwa has always been on my to-watch list, even though I am not a KPOP listener. This collaboration is beautiful, both because it’s catchy and epic enough for a collaboration between these two singers, but also because its an actual bilingual track that is cohesive. The world needs more of these. What other new releases do …

Music: 春天裡, 汪峰

  For perspective 词曲:汪峰 编曲:贾轶楠 还记得许多年前的春天 那时的我还没剪去长发 没有信用卡没有她 没有24小时热水的家 可当初的我是那么快乐 虽然只有一把破木吉他 在街上,在桥下 在田野中 唱着那无人问津的歌谣 如果有一天 我老无所依 请把我留在 在那时光里 如果有一天 我悄然离去 请把我埋在 这春天里 还记得那些寂寞的春天 那时的我还没冒起胡须 没有情人节 没有礼物 没有我那可爱的小公主 可我觉得一切没那么糟 虽然我只有对爱的幻想 在清晨 在夜晚 在风中 唱着那无人问津的歌谣 也许有一天 我老无所依 请把我留在 在那时光里 如果有一天 我悄然离去 请把我埋在 在这春天里 春天里 — All hail, the one and only 汪峰。