后来

Afterwards (Hou lai3)

Singer: 刘若英 (Rene Liu)

 

This is another popular song by Rene Liu. Heard it recently in town of Malacca in Malaysia. There was a restaurant with karaoke that was close to my hotel room, and someone sang it rater loudly.

 

The melody of this song is really nice. The video is rather confusing though, not sure what to make of it.

 

 

  

 

后来,
我总算学会了如何去爱.
可惜你早已远去,
消失在人海.
后来,
终于在眼泪中明白,
有些人一旦错过就不再.
栀子,花瓣                                  (zhi zi  = gardenia ;  hua ban4 = petals)

落在我蓝色百褶裙.                      (bai3 zhe3 qun2 = pleated skirt )
"
爱你1你轻声说.
我低下头闻见一阵芬芳.                   (fen fang = fragrant)
那个永恒的夜晚,                               (yong3 heng2 = everlasting)
十七岁仲夏,
你吻我的那个夜晚,
让我往后的时光,
每当有感叹,                                       (gan3 tan4 = sigh )
总想起当天的星光.
那时候的爱情,
为什么就能那样简单.
而又是为什么人年少时,
一定要让深爱的人受伤.
在这相似的深夜里,                           (xiang si = resemble)
你是否一样,
也在静静追悔感伤.                           (zhui hui3 = remorse )
如果当时我们能不那么 ,          (jue2 jiang4 = stubborn )
现在也不那么遗憾.                           (yi2 han4 = regret )
你都如何回忆我,
带著笑或是很沉默.
这些年来有没有人能让你不寂寞.
永远不会再重来,
有一个男孩爱著那个女孩

 

Translation:

Afterwards, I finally learned how to love

It’s a shame you disappeared into the sea of faces.

Afterwards, though all the tears, I finally understood

That you can only miss somebody once.

White petals of orange flowers fall on my blue pleated skirt

"I love you," you softly say

I lowered my head and smelled the burst of fragrance

That eternal night; 17 years old, midsummer

That night you kissed me

Letting me in my future days, when I feel like sighing

To always remember that day’s starlight

That love then, why was it so simple like that?

And also, why when we are young

Must we let those whom we love be hurt?

On this similar deep of night, are you the same?

Also feeling the quiet hurt of regret?  

If at the time we could have been less stubborn

We would not feel regret now

How are you remembering me? Does it bring you laughter or silence?

These past years, was there someone who could let you not be lonely?

It will never happen again.

To have that boy in love with that girl

 

 

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