March 13, 2007

It Turns Out, You Do Not Want Anything

This song brings back a lot of bittersweet memories for me. I remembered shedding of tears, unanswered questions and confused moments.

It's been a while since I've listened to this song; I came across it in my iTunes the other day. I thought I'd share it with you. It's an old favourite of mine.

I agree with the singer (A-mei) when she sang "what woman isn't selfish nor hopeful in love?"

Trampled Rose

原來你什麼都不要

我知道這樣不好
也知道你的愛只能那麼少
我只有不停的要 要到你想逃

淚濕的枕頭晒乾就好
眼淚在你的心裡只是無理取鬧
以為在你身後 是我一輩子的驕傲
原來你什麼都不想要

我不要你的呵護 你的玫瑰
只要你好好久久愛我一遍
就算虛榮也好 貪心也好
哪個女人對愛不自私 不奢望

我不要你的承諾 不要你的永遠
只要你真真切切愛我一遍
就算虛榮也好 貪心也好
最怕你把沉默 當做對我的回答

我不要你的承諾 不要你的永遠
只要你好好久久愛我一遍
就算虛榮也好 貪心也好
哪個女人對愛不自私 不奢望

原來你什麼都不想要
- 張惠妹/阿妹

Translation:
I know it's not good like this
I also know that your love can only be so little
I only have unending desires, desires that make you want to escape

It's good if a pillow soaked by tears can be dried
But in your heart, tears are only irrational and cause quarrels
I had thought that being behind you would be my whole life's pride
It turns out, you don't want anything

I don't want your protection, I don't want your rose
I just want you to love me well for a long time, one time
Even if it's in vain, it's okay; even if it's greedy, it's okay
What woman isn't selfish in love, nor hopeful?

I don't want your promise, I don't want your forever
I just want you to truly love me, one time
Even if it's in vain, it's okay; even if it's greedy, it's okay
I'm most afraid that you will use silence as your answer to me

I don't want your promise, I don't want your forever
I just want you to love me well for a long time, one time
Even if it's in vain, it's okay; even if it's greedy, it's okay
What woman isn't selfish in love, nor hopeful?

It turns out, you don't want anything

Click here to listen.

2 comments:

Jemima said...

Then again, what man isn't selfish in love, nor hopeful?

We all are.. even those who let go.

Thanks for sharing the translation, Tine.

Hugs!

Tine said...

Jemima: That's true. This song's dedicated more to the women, than the men, of course, during my time of ... err ... angst :)