Friday, January 15, 2016

Musical journey (66)

We have all fallen out of love at some point in our lives. If you are the creative sort, you most likely have tried directing the pain of heartbreak into art before and I am no different. However I have not experienced that for a long time now so where can song-writers like me get inspiration? Some people use the stories of others and some simply use their imagination. If you put your mind to it, you would be surprised at how many different permutations of how a relationship can end you can come up with.

In this month’s musical post, I am presenting one such permutation. The story is quite straightforward actually and it goes like this. X and Y have known each other for years. Y recently got dumped by Z. Y is still very much in love with Z and tries to get back with Z by finding excuses for Z’s failings. Y thinks that X is Y’s close friend but in fact X has been secretly in love with Y for a long time. X has been keeping this from Y because X knows Y will never fall in love with X. The pain of seeing Y go through this cycle of self-destruction becomes increasingly difficult to bear and this is all because X is not brave enough to tell Y of X’s true feelings.

How is that for a love story? Now let us see if the tune fits the plot...



[你什么都不爱]

词 / 曲 : 锦泉
 

看你一天天消瘦
脸带渐渐地苍白
自从你和他分开
已有两个礼拜


你散发的光彩
被泪水给掩盖
我的心也随着你
日夜地在悲哀


失去了他之后

你什么都不爱
甚至连自己你都不多去理睬
你受过伤害
你不敢谈未来
但你不抬头看
你怎么能够明白


我不得不承认
我不能再忍耐
看着你折磨自己
我无助得好失败
只因我没勇气
接受我不是你所爱


你责怪你自己
为他寻找借口耍赖
你的心却傻傻地
日夜地在等待
失去他之后




[You Don't Love Anymore]

Watching you grow thinner and paler day by day
Two weeks have past since you left him

The glow on your face is now covered by tears
My heart never stops to feel the same sorrow in yours

Ever since you have lost him
You don't love anymore
You don't take care of yourself anymore
You don't dare to talk about the future anymore
Now that you have been hurt
But how can you makes sense of it all if you don't look up?

I cannot deny and keep it in any longer
I have to admit that I am a failure
To not be able to do anything when you torture yourself like that
Just because I don't have the courage
To accept the fact that I am not the one you love

You blame yourself as you make excuses for him
And for him your heart foolishly wait



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