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trien27

Here's another Cantonese song I found by Valen Hsu: 哭墙

许茹芸 - 哭墙

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heifeng

I thought we already posted this somewhere, but today I'm posting 青藏高原 (again!),which is a pretty well known song. I actually really like the

version, but THEN I stumbled upon this Tibetan/Mandarin version sung by 索朗旺姆 Soinam Wangmo (articles here and here about her) which is pretty spectacular too. (Though I thought the glass in the studio may start breaking on that very last part with those lungs, but overall very very nice indeed:lol:.)

However, just one song by 索朗旺姆 is just not enough, so here's a slightly less intense one that still really shows off her voice: 听一听.

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Meng Lelan
Though I thought the glass in the studio may start breaking on that very last part

And even I could hear the last notes. Good vid! A round of applause here for Soinam Wangmo.

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bhchao

1) (曲/詞): 羅大佑

a. 鹿港小鎮. This song is about the disillusionment of urban life in Taipei and expresses nostalgia for small town culture

b. 戀曲

2) (曲/詞): 梁弘志

a. 請跟我來 - Duet by 蘇芮 and 虞戡平

This song, along with 酒干倘賣無 and 一樣的月光, was from the film 搭錯車 (Papa Can You Hear Me Sing). The musical film is a metaphor on the collision between the nativist Taiwanese and mainlander cultures at a time of political and cultural opening.

3) Sung by 葉蒨文:

a. 一辈子温柔 (in Cantonese)

b. 明月心 (in Mandarin)

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bhchao

1) (曲/詞): 侯德建

- I usually don't post songs that are as blatant as this, but the lyrics of this song are meaningful in a historical context. Popular during the late 1980s.

2) By 張惠妹:

3) (曲/詞): 李宗盛

凡人歌

你我皆凡人 生在人世間 終日奔波苦 一刻不得閒

(你)既然不是仙 難免有雜念 道義放兩旁 (把)利字擺中間

多少男子漢 一怒為紅顏 多少同林鳥 已成(了)分飛燕

人生何其短 何必苦苦戀 愛人不見了 向誰去喊冤

問你何時曾看見 這世界為了人們改變

有了夢寐以求的容顏 是否就算是擁有春天

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skylee

黑色柳丁 (Black Orange) by 陶喆

I can't explain it but to me it sounds like a song from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" (and I really like this musical).

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xianhua

Many thanks to bhchao for posting 龙的传人 which is just a classic. All that talk about, 黑头发,黄皮肤,reminded me a bit of 我们都是中国人. I'm currently learning the words so that I can add it to my array of Deng Li Jun/Teresa Tang KTV songs for our next trip to China. It takes a while to wade through though as I only know 简化字, and even then, there are some new characters like 遥 as in 遥远. Good practice though.

It also took my wife back a bit. :D

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Hong XQ

I was watching the clip to 风雨彩虹铿锵玫瑰 .

I realize it's absurd by any standard to ask to make sense of the lyrics to a pop song, nonetheless...

I expected 铿锵 would mean something like 好香 or something to do with it being sturdy and full of remaining rain/dew.. All dictionaries I have put 铿锵 as "the sound made by metal clanging", "ringing" etc.. so, question: how is a rose is supposed to clang like metal, am I missing something?

I was beginning to like 田震 as rather less 婆婆妈妈 than so many..

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bhchao
I'm currently learning the words so that I can add it to my array of Deng Li Jun/Teresa Tang KTV songs for our next trip to China. It takes a while to wade through though as I only know 简化字, and even then, there are some new characters like 遥 as in 遥远. Good practice though.

It also took my wife back a bit.

If you like that song, you might also like this song by Teresa Teng supporting the troops, which carries a patriotic flavor as well: 君在前哨 (Introduction in Cantonese) :D 永遠的軍中情人!

Lovely duet by 張信哲 and 于台煙: 錯過你錯過愛

Zhang and Yu Tai Yan sing extremely in sync with each other. Like yin and yang.

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trien27

Re: 风雨彩虹铿锵玫瑰

风雨/風雨, fēngyǔ = The wind and the rain; hardships

彩虹, cǎihóng = The rainbow(s)

风雨彩虹 / 風雨彩虹 = A harbinger for better days to come after hardships.

铿锵/鏗鏘, kēng qiāng = clangings" , the sound made by metal objects especially the "sounds" supposedly made up in Chinese opera when a "fight" is about to occur. The term originates from Chinese opera, which is an ancient art. Literally, it's the sound made by clanging metals against gemstones.

玫瑰, mei gui = Modern Chinese word for rose. FYI, the Ancient Chinese word for rose = 蔷薇, qiang wei.

铿锵玫瑰 / 鏗鏘玫瑰: It might mean "Women must be tough". Flowers are usually used as a euphemism for "beautiful women". Gems against metals? That's got to be tough.

Here's a link on Youtube:

I only heard this song once or twice. Didn't get to see the music video until now.

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additional information & error corrections.

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skylee

早晨 (Morning) by 林憶蓮

仍是昨夜的清風 滲於四週

仍是這樣輕的手 貼於我手

在那窗紗盡頭 隨着軟風晨光透

燃亮着在桌上 沒喝完的酒

夢也片刻逗留 才幻化痴情一縷

到此方知酒醒 而熱愛仍舊

仍是昨夜的溫馨 彷彿永久

仍是灼熱的相擁 誰理時候

在這小小地球 緣份到底難猜透

原來但願你能伴我便足夠

共你這麼自由 甜蜜笑聲常擁有

那管天光天黑 仍緊握你手

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bhchao
女人何苦为难女人 by 辛晓琪

Very nice song. Here is another good one by 辛曉琪:


領悟

(曲/詞): 李宗盛

我以為我會哭 但是我沒有

我只是怔怔望著你的腳步

給你我最後的祝福 這何嚐不是一種領悟

讓我把自己看清楚 雖然那無愛的痛苦

將日日夜夜在我靈魂最深處

我以為我會報復 但是我沒有

當我看到我深愛過的男人

竟然像孩子一樣無助 這何嚐不是一種領悟

讓你把自己看清楚 被愛是奢奓侈的幸福

可惜你從來不在乎

啊 一段感情就此結束

啊 一顆心眼看要荒蕪

我們的愛若是錯誤 讓你我沒有白白受苦

若曾真心真意付出 就應該滿足

啊 多麼痛的領悟

你曾是我的全部

只是我回首來時路的每一步

都走得好孤獨

啊 多麼痛的領悟

你曾是我的全部 只願你掙脫情的枷鎖

愛的束縳 任意追逐

別再爲愛受苦

I like how the song commences as barely audible and gradually builds into a climax as Winnie's vocals reaches full power.

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bhchao

趁早: 

a) 張宇 version

B)

The song, composed by 張宇 and 十一郎, is five minutes long. The second half of the song is when the momentum picks up.

A-Mei's version is elegant, while 張宇's version exudes gritty realism.

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