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I was so into her voice back then. I loved these two lines best: 行到水窮處 坐看雲起時. It was my dream, but obviously I won't be able to fullfil it during the rest of my life.

Her voice is very pure. She and Su Rui were my mom's favorites back then.

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semantic nuance

At this moment, I'm listening to 林宥嘉 's 晚安。His voice is soothing like a lullaby. I like the way the songwriter renders the lyrics. He splits a few words (天空, 月亮, 心疼, 夢想) to make new expressions and still contains their original meanings. The line 放心的床 can imply two things: one is a bed that can make the sleeper safe and sound, the other is a bed that can truly rest the heart of the sleeper, for the heart is wretched and distressed.

Listen: 林宥嘉---晚安

歌詞: (with my rough translation)

作曲:陳小霞 填詞:武雄 編曲:王治平

天 空白著夜晚

The sky is blanked by the night

 

城市一片燈火擾亂

The city is messed with a sea of lights

風 吹過看不見的天堂

The wind blows across the invisible heaven

 

是誰還在忙碌地追趕

Who is still busily chasing?

晚安! 讓記憶鬆綁

Goodnight! Let loose your memories

忘掉所有痛苦悲傷

Leaving all the pains and sorrows behind

讓 所有聽不見的吶喊 

Let all the unheard cries

隨著黑夜一起埋葬

Bury with the dark night

月 亮在你心坎

Moon lights up your heart

 

可曾把你的夢點燃

Has it ever lighted off your dream

心 疼你每一步的成長 

My heart aches for each step you’ve been through

擦乾眼淚變得更勇敢

Dry your tears and be braver

晚安! 卸下了翅膀 

Goodnight! Unload your wings

輕輕打開夢裡的窗

Gently open the window of Dream

路 儘管依然會有阻擋

The road is still bumpy no matter what

 

讓我陪你一起飛翔

Let me fly with you

夢 想去的地方

The destination where Dream aspires to go

 

因為不變所以簡單

Is always set there

愛 如果早已經被遺忘 我的歌聲不會有傷感

Were love already forgotten, my voice wouldn’t show a streak of sorrow.

晚安! 靜靜地安躺 躺在可以放心的床

Goodnight! Silently rest on a bed with peace

夜 因為 有了夢才寬敞

Night becomes boundless because of dreams

因為 有你 所以溫暖

It is warm because of you.

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bhchao

is 潘越雲 singing 情字這條路 a capella starting at 3:48.

To sing like that in Hokkien a capella on stage is superb. You can tell she is a veteran pro.

The interview is quite interesting as she talks about her trials in life that make her who she is today.

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bhchao

唱一遍一遍 by 費玉清

曲/詞:張世彬

青山雨綿綿 雨過彩虹白雲間

漫天的落花 迷離誰的眼眸間

仰頭望青天 把酒當歌對笑顏

只羨鴛鴦不羨仙

荷塘風拂面 花兒婆娑葉兒圓

知己伴身邊 此情永刻在心田

誰附在耳邊 傾吐不盡的誓言

相約對月無眠舞翩翩

唱一遍一遍 任誰都聽得見

我閉上眼許下心願

停住這時間 只留互訴的思念

見證夜夜花好月圓

唱一遍一遍 夢中有的畫面

不知是誰害羞的臉

有時雨點點 絲絲纏綿的眷戀

如詩如畫的天上人間

有時雨點點 絲絲纏綿的眷戀

如詩如畫的天上人間

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bhchao

諾言 by 李翊君

我不明白這世界為什麼 會讓我感到那麼多傷悲

我不知道相愛的兩個人 留不住一個褪色的諾言

我不瞭解滄海桑田 能將一切相信的事改變

我不相信付出過的真心 要收回就能收回

我不明白人世間的聚散 只因為我們所謂的緣份

我不知道這是你的藉口 還是我把愛想得太天真

我不瞭解天長地久 要用這麼多的寂寞來等

是你讓我的心痛一天比一天深

無奈人在風裡 人在雨裡 人在愛的歲月裡漂流

你我不能從頭 不能停留 不能抗拒命運左右

想掙脫為愛戴的枷鎖 熄滅為愛點亮的燈火

一個破碎的圓 破碎的美夢 留它有什麼用

無奈人在風裡 人在雨裡 人在愛的歲月裡漂流

你我不能從頭 不能停留 不能抗拒命運左右

就這樣鬆開緊握的手 熄滅為愛點亮的燈火

讓愛走 讓愛擁有自己的自由

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skylee

Heard this song on TV tonight (the topic was the Strauss-Kahn case) -> 小李飛刀 (例不虛發,喝!)

“難得一身好本領,情關始終闖不過。”

“人生幾許失意,何必偏偏選中我?”

:D

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xiaocai

Two duets by 梅艳芳 and 林忆莲:

1.

2.

Another duet by 梅艳芳 and 王菲:

花生骚

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skylee

This song was just played on the radio -> 五月的陽光. In case the song is not accessible on the mainland, I have uploaded a wma file.

五月的陽光

曲/詞/唱:杜雯惠

現在我彷似在等待,等,等那一天來;

莫道你心痛不可耐,我心更哀。

若問我想找的所在,找,找我的將來,

為着我心中的希望,生命已擲門外。

看着這如病染的祖國,誰亦要奮起叫嚷!

放下眼前原屬我的一切,五月的陽光在照耀……

a03.wma

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xiaocai

Have been listening Mandarin songs by Sandy Lam, such as:

(youtube) or 明明(tudou)

It's the theme song of movie 游园惊梦. 电影本身如何,我才疏学浅不敢妄评,但是里面的演员个个养眼相信多数会同意。

抬头一看,其实这个电影和skylee的签名还沾了那么一点点边呢,呵呵。

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skylee

Some DJs sang this song on the radio when they were discussing about Obama's administration. This is a very old song, but it is still highly appreciated for its lyrics.

天蠶變

(youtube)

詞:盧國沾 曲:黎小田 唱:關正傑

獨自在山坡 高處未算高

命運在冷笑 暗示前無路

浮雲遊身邊 發出警告 我高視闊步

雖知此山頭 猛虎滿佈

膽小非英雄 決不願停步

冷眼對血路 寂寞是命途

明月映山崗 倍覺孤高

拋開愛慕 飽遭煎熬 早知代價高

絲方吐盡 繭中天蠶 必須破籠牢

一生稱英雄 永不信命數

經得起波濤 更感自傲

抹去了眼淚 背上了憤怒

讓我攀險峰 再與天比高

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