一個人的天荒地老 by 張宇 (Phil Chang Yu)

I came across Phil Chang Yu (張宇) a few days ago while watching an episode of 《谁是大歌神 – The Hidden Singer》 who is a famous Taiwanese singer and composer. Many oldies like me are quite familiar with his songs that were used numerous of Taiwanese TV series and movies. It was a great trip down memory lane and he is still amazing and talented as always. It has been ages since I heard any music produced from the island and quite happy to dig through my CD collection or rather do a search on Youtube. I adore the majority from his discography, but will share one of my favorites today, 一個人的天荒地老. A soulful ballad with a beautiful melody, the desiring and yearning emotions are skillfully expressed through Chang Yu’s lovely and soothing vocals. The passion, the anguish and the sadness-ness are convened elegantly through its lyrics, which are written by his wife that uses pen name, Xiao Huiwen (十一郎). They are certainly an invincible pair with over 100+ songs under their belt. Also if you’re interested in watching any of the episodes, they are available on China Zhejiang Youtube Channel.

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曲: 一個人的天荒地老 (Song Title: Eternity of a Person)
作詞:十一郎 (Lyricist: Shi Yi Lang)
作曲:張宇 (Composer: Phil Chang Yu)
編曲:涂惠源 (Arranger: Michael Tu)
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Chinese and English Lyrics:

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已經對坐了一夜 恐怕天色就要亮了
Sitting alone facing the night, fearing that morning would arrive
我開始有點明白 我們的愛也要散了
I’m starting to understand a little that our love should also scatter
妳像過去那樣走來 緊緊用雙手將我環繞
You’re just like the past, taking a step forward, preparing to use your hands to envelop me
妳的溫柔其實如刀 要我還妳怎樣的笑
Your gentleness is actually like a knife, how could I smile in return?

我明明都知道 這將是最後的擁抱
I actually already know that it was the last embrace
妳給我一個圈套 我不能跳不能遁逃
The trap you gave me, I couldn’t jump or escape from it

我拿什麼和妳計較 我想留的妳想忘掉
What do I possess to haggle with you? I want to keep what you want to forget
曾經幸福的痛苦的該妳的該我的到此一筆勾消
At one time, the strokes of our happiness and suffering should have been strike out

我拿什麼和你計較 不痛的人不受煎熬
What do I possess to haggle with you? The one not suffering hadn’t endured torment
原來牽著手走的路只有我一個人相信天荒地老
So it turned out that I was the only one who believed in walking hand in hand until eternity

已經對坐了一夜 恐怕天色就要亮了
Sitting alone facing the night, fearing that morning would arrive
我開始有點明白 我們的愛也要散了
I’m starting to understand a little that our love should also scatter
妳像過去那樣走來 緊緊用雙手將我環繞
You’re just like the past, taking a step forward, preparing to use your hands to envelop me
妳的溫柔其實如刀 要我還妳怎樣的笑
Your gentleness is actually like a knife, how could I smile in return?

我明明都知道 這將是最後的擁抱
I actually already know that it was the last embrace
妳給我一個圈套 我不能跳不能遁逃
The trap you gave me, I couldn’t jump or escape from it

我拿什麼和妳計較 我想留的妳想忘掉
What do I possess to haggle with you? I want to keep what you want to forget
曾經幸福的痛苦的該妳的該我的到此一筆勾消
At one time, the strokes of our happiness and suffering should have been strike out

我拿什麼和你計較 不痛的人不受煎熬
What do I possess to haggle with you? The one not suffering hadn’t endured torment
原來牽著手走的路只有我一個人相信天荒地老
So it turned out that I was the only one who believed in walking hand in hand until eternity

我拿什麼和妳計較 我想留的妳想忘掉
What do I possess to haggle with you? I want to keep what you want to forget
曾經幸福的痛苦的該妳的該我的到此一筆勾消
At one time, the strokes of our happiness and suffering should have been strike out

我拿什麼和你計較 不痛的人不受煎熬
What do I possess to haggle with you? The one not suffering hadn’t endured torment
原來牽著手走的路只有我一個人相信天荒地老
So it turned out that I was the only one who believed in walking hand in hand until eternity
原來牽著手走的路只有我一個人相信天荒地老
So it turned out that I was the only one who believed in walking hand in hand until eternity
原來牽著手走的路只有我一個人相信天荒地老
So it turned out that I was the only one who believed in walking hand in hand until eternity
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Credits:
Chinese Lyrics from KKBOX and English Translations from DTLCT.

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