Dream – Meng4 by 顧媚
 
This MV is a clip from an old movie with actress Lin Dai acting as singer. I really like the theme of the lyric . Is life just like a dream?
 
  
 

人 說 人 生 如 夢 我 說 夢 如 人 生
短 短一 剎 你 快 樂 你 興 奮        (duan duan – v. short , yi cha – a moment;  xingfen4 – excitement)
匆 匆 的 一 場 你 悲 哀苦 悶       (bei ai – sorrow  ; ku3men4 – gloomy)) 

帝 皇 的 尊 嚴 乞 丐窮 困            (zun yan2 – dignity ; qi3gai4 – beggar ; qiong2kun – destitute)
山 峰 上 的 白 雪 海 底 裡 的 奇 珍
當 你 從 夢 中 醒 覺 你 已 走 完 了 人 生

人 說 人 生 如 夢 我 說 夢 如 人 生
短 短 的 一 剎 有 聚 合 有 離 分
匆 匆 的 一 場 有 蒼 老 有 青 春

深 宵 的 光 明 清 早 的 陰 沉            (yin chen2 – gloomy)
地 獄 裡 的 天 使 天 堂 上 的 幽 魂  (diyu4 – hell ; you hun2 – secluded soul or ghost)
當 你 從 夢 中 醒 覺 你 已 走 完 了 人 生

 

People said that life is but a dream.
I’d say a dream is just like the life.
In a short while, you’ve been happy and excited.
As it rushed away, you were sad and depressed.

The emperor’s royalty, the bagger’s poverty,
The snow on top of the mountain, the treasure at the bottom of the sea,
When you wake up from your dream, you have finished your life journey.

 

People said that life is but a dream.
I’d say a dream is just like the life.
In a short while, you’ve been together, and then you were separate.
As it rushed away, you were old, meanwhile you were young.

The brightness after midnight, the gloominess at the day break,
The angels in hell, the ghosts in heaven,
When you wake up from your dream, you have finished your life journey.

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About kchew

an occasional culturalist
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One Response to

  1. cc says:

    Ken, happy new year – Looks like you re pretty busy today. I love this song too especially her cha cha. Good translation to pinyin.

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