你是我的眼 (Ni Shi Wo de Yan) by 蕭煌奇 (Xiao Huang Qi)

February 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm (*** Difficult, Chinese lyrics, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , )


Another popular selection for contestants on shows like One Million Star (超級星光大道) and Super Idol (超級偶像) is this song, whose title translates literally to “You Are My Eyes.” Although a version by newcomer Yoga Lin (林宥嘉) circulated after his turn as a competitor on One Million Star, it’s the original artist, blind singer-songwriter Ricky Hsiao, who has the emotional force to carry this song. The video is a tearjerker, up there with Guang Liang‘s “Tong Hua” (童話), one of those that it’s hard to look away from when you’re watching. (It’s also kind of important to pay attention in order to understand the story, which cuts back and forth in time.)

The lyrics are mildly difficult, with a few faster moments, but the belty chorus is also likely to cause trouble for those who can’t belt on key. For the sake of your audience, keep in mind that singing loudly does not always equate to singing well!

如果我能看得見 就能輕易的分辨白天黑夜
ru guo wo neng kan de jian  jiu neng qing yi de fen bian bai tian hei ye

就能準確的在人群中牽住你的手
jiu neng zhun que de zai ren qun zhong qian zhu ni de shou

如果我能看得見 就能駕車帶你到處遨遊
ru guo wo neng kan de jian jiu neng jia che dai ni dao chu ao you

就能驚喜的從背後給你一個擁抱
jiu neng jing xi de cong bei hou gei ni yi ge yong bao

如果我能看得見 生命也許完全不同
ru guo wo neng kan de jian sheng ming ye xu wan quan bu tong

可能我想要的我喜歡的我愛的 都不一樣
ke neng wo xiang yao de wo xi huan de wo ai de dou bu yi yang

眼前的黑不是黑 你說的白是什麼白
yan qian de hei bu shi hei ni shuo de bai shi shen me bai

人們說的天空藍 是我記憶中那團白雲背後的藍天
ren men shuo de tian kong lan shi wo ji yi zhong na tuan bai yun bei hou de lan tian

我望向你的臉 卻只能看見一片虛無
wo wang xiang ni de lian que zhi neng kan jian yi pian xu wu

是不是上帝在我眼前遮住了簾 忘了掀開
shi bu shi shang di zai wo yan qian zhe zhu le lian wang le xian kai

Chorus:

你是我的眼 帶我領略四季的變換
ni shi wo de yan dai wo ling lue si ji de bian huan

你是我的眼 帶我穿越擁擠的人潮
ni shi wo de yan dai wo chuan yue yong ji de ren chao

你是我的眼 帶我閱讀浩瀚的書海
ni shi wo de yan dai wo yue du hao han de shu hai

因為你是我的眼 讓我看見這世界就在我眼前
yin wei ni shi wo de yan  rang wo kan jian zhe shi jie jiu zai wo yan qian

就在我眼前
jiu zai wo yan qian

眼前的黑不是黑 你說的白是什麼白
yan qian de hei bu shi hei ni shuo de bai shi shen me bai

人們說的天空藍 是我記憶中那團白雲背後的藍天
ren men shuo de tian kong lan shi wo ji yi zhong na tuan bai yun bei hou de lan tian

我望向你的臉 卻只能看見一片虛無
wo wang xiang ni de lian que zhi neng kan jian yi pian xu wu

是不是上帝在我眼前遮住了簾 忘了掀開
shi bu shi shang di zai wo yan qian zhe zhu le lian wang le xian kai

Chorus 2x

 

Ricky Hsiao’s official website (Chinese): http://www.xiaohuangchi.idv.tw/

Ricky Hsiao on Wikipedia (English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_Huang-Chi

Lyrics on KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/aV-n-UA06924lNnxJNnxJ0P4-index.html#lyrics


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記得(Ji De) by 張惠妹 (A-Mei)/ 2010 cover by 林俊傑 (JJ Lin)

February 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm (** Medium, ** Medium, Chinese lyrics, Cover songs, Female Singers, Male Singers, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , , , , , , )


JJ Lin (林俊傑) was awfully clever to cover this popular song, which he originally wrote for A-Mei (張惠妹) in 2001. A-Mei’s version still tops the charts at KTV, even 10 years later, and the song is also a popular choice for competitors on Taiwan’s ubiquitous idol shows. Sure, the song has already been covered by such big names as Khalil Fong (方大同) and Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰), but Lin’s voice has the strength to carry the song that Fong’s does not, and Hsiao’s unique sound is a mismatch for the quiet sadness of A-Mei’s classic (not to mention the drums in Hsiao’s version are a bit much). It’s a challenge to remake a song whose original is so popular, but Lin has managed it quite well.

Learners of Chinese will find this song to be only moderately challenging. It does require a solid foundation for common characters, but there are few difficult words/characters in the song. As for the vocals, the lower key of JJ Lin’s version is manageable for both men and women, but women can consider trying out A-Mei’s version for a challenge. Below are both versions. Enjoy!

Chorus:

誰還記得 是誰先說 永遠的愛我
shei hai ji de  shi shei xian shuo  yong yuan de ai wo

以前的一句話 是我們以後的傷口
yi qian de yi ju hua  shi wo men yi hou de shang kou

過了太久 沒人記得當初那些溫柔
guo le tai jiu  mei ren ji de  dang chu na xie wen rou

我和你手牽手 說要一起 走到最後
wo han ni shou qian shou  shuo yao yi qi  zou dao zui hou

我們都忘了 這條路走了多久
wo men dou wang le  zhe tiao lu zou le duo jiu

心中是清楚的 有一天 有一天都會停的
xin zhong shi qing chu de you yi tian you yi tian dou hui ting de

讓時間說真話 雖然我也害怕
rang shi jian shuo zhen hua    sui ran wo ye hai pa

在天黑了以後 我們都不知道會不會有以後
zai tian hei le yi hou  wo men dou bu zhi dao  hui bu hui you yi hou

Chorus 1 x

我們都累了 卻沒辦法往回走
wo men dou lei le  que mei ban fa wang hui zou

兩顆心都迷惑 怎麼說 怎麼說都沒有救
liang ke xin dou mi huo  zen me shuo  zen me shuo dou mei you jiu

親愛的為什麼 也許你也不懂
qin ai de wei shen me  ye xu ni ye bu dong

兩個相愛的人 等著對方先說想分開的理由
liang ge xiang ai de ren  deng zhe dui fang xian shuo xiang fen kai de li you

Alternate chorus:

誰還記得愛情開始變化的時候
shei hai ji de ai qing kai shi bian hua de shi hou

我和你的眼中 看見了不同的天空
wo han ni de yan zhong  kan jian le bu tong de tian kong

走的太遠 終於走到分岔路的路口
zou de tai yuan zhong yu zou dao fen cha lu de lu kou

是不是你和我 要有兩個相反的夢
shi bu shi ni he wo yao you liang ge xiang fan de meng

Chorus 1x

我和你手牽手 說要一起 走到最後
wo han ni shou qian shou  shuo yao yi qi zou dao zui hou

JJ Lin on Wikipedia (English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Lin

A-Mei on Wikipedia (English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-mei

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/.OFfIMRS4H.M51lel1lel0H4-index.html

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