November 15, 2012

鄧紫棋G.E.M. - "泡沫"


From GEMblog 
Music by G.E.M.
Lyrics by G.E.M.
Produced and Arranged by Lupo Groinig
Directed by Tan Chang Lyrics: 

陽光下的泡沫 是彩色的
就像被騙的我 是幸福的
追究什麼對錯 你的謊言 基於你還愛我 

美麗的泡沫 雖然一剎花火
你所有承諾 雖然都太脆弱
但愛像泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過

早該知道泡沫 一觸就破
就像已傷的心 不勝折磨
也不是誰的錯 謊言再多 基於你還愛我

美麗的泡沫 雖然一剎花火
你所有承諾 雖然都太脆弱
愛本是泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過
再美的花朵 盛開過就凋落
再亮眼的星 一閃過就墮落
愛本是泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過

為什麼難過 有什麼難過 為什麼難過

全都是泡沫 只一剎的花火
你所有承諾 全部都太脆弱
而你的輪廓 怪我沒有看破 才如此難過
相愛的把握 要如何再搜索
相擁著寂寞 難道就不寂寞
愛本是泡沫 怪我沒有看破 才如此難過

在雨下的泡沫 一觸就破
當初熾熱的心 早已沉沒
說什麼你愛我 如果騙我 我寧願你沉默

English Translation by Celsius

Under the sunshine, the bubbles are colored
Just like how I who was fooled is very blissful
Questioning what's wrong or right, your lies are because you still love me

The beautiful bubbles, although they're short lived fireworks
All your promises, although they're so frail
But love is like bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Should have known earlier that bubbles burst with a single touch
Just like how a broken heart cannot suffer torment
It's not anyone's fault, even more lies are because you still love me

The beautiful bubbles, although they're short lived fireworks
All your promises, although they're so frail
But love is like bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about
Even the prettier flower withers after blooming
Even the brighter star degenerates after shining
Love is bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Why be upset, what is there to be upset about, why be upset

Everything is bubbles, just a short lived firework
All your promises, everything is too frail
And your silhouette, I can only blame myself for not seeing through the illusions, and becoming so upset
The assurance of falling in love with each other, how do I start the search again
Embracing loneliness, then perhaps I won't be lonely
Love is bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Under the rain, the bubbles burst with a single touch
The passionate heart of that time has since submerged
Saying that you love me, if that was a lie, I rather you be silent



Whew! Finally finish translating this song, it was definitely a difficult one. It's not perfect but I think it gets most of the important concepts across. (Hopefully!) I absolutely adore this song because it's so pure; it's like the naked truth. My own philosophy of life lines up right on the dot with this song. Everything is bubbles. Nothing lasts forever, and nothing will last forever. Everything has an expiration date. No one can stay by your side forever because forever is a made up concept. It's a lie that sounds so hopeful, so beautiful that I rather choose to believe in it despite it being a lie. It's like an inner struggle of wanting to believe in it but also knowing that it's a lie. Since forever doesn't exist, then everything has an end. Since everything has an end, then why put so much energy into being mad at someone or being upset over stuff. Everything is going to pass anyways. So why not put your energy to doing things that are more productive to your life. Once you see through the illusions of life, only then can you truly enjoy the simplicity and peacefulness of life. There are simply too many things or people in this world that are just not worth your time. Don't be upset.

"被欺騙的人,到底是幸福還是可憐?
選擇說謊,是因為他傷害了你卻不想你承受傷害。
這好像是在乎你,想要補救或保護的表現。
可是如果真的在乎你想要保護你,他又怎麼會說謊呢?

我應該慶幸你還會騙我,
還是憂傷原來連你也會騙我?"- G.E.M.

"The people that are lied to, are they blissful or pitiful? 
Choosing to tell a lie is because he hurt you but doesn't want you bear the injuries 
This is like the facade of showing care for you, wanting to protect you, or making up for it. 
But if he really cares about you and wants to protect you, why would he tell a lie then?

Should I be grateful that you still lie to me, or distressed that even you would lie to me. "
-G.E.M

1 comment:

  1. thank you very much for taking the time to translate this! I only discovered GEM last week and I'm already hooked! But because I don't speak cantonese I couldn't figure out what her songs meant. Thank you!

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