July 2008


This post is delicated to Ye, and as a thank for all the help he has given to me in the NHG Project

Ye is a programmer in my company, and he was given a very difficult work to do, to assist me to fix the codes of a program that he has not written.

Nonetheless, he helped me to fix the bug, which makes him work till late at night. Alot of times I feel very bad that he is working so late because of my inablity to help him. Many times, I would hear this song sung to him by someone ;).  So I asked if he knows what this song is about and he said no. Therefore I decided to place this MTV for him to see.

I found a link containing the translation, therefore Ye, you can read it now and know what the song is about.

Heres the MTV for all the singers

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Actually once I came across this very beautifully created Music TV from a user jenv92 in You-tube. Then I decided to just splash it on my blog

But then I was thinking to myself, it would be cool to try to translate this song for the fun of it. But then I realise that in order to translate the actually meaning of the song, would mean losing the poetic part of it. I guess all of you must have already know that I am no poet, but since I have completed it, I might as well paste it here this round.

In this case, I have added the hanyu pinyin as well as the English translation of it. Please bear with my non poetic English 😉

[只能抱着你]
[梁静茹 光良]

Lady:
好想这样抱着你,                                   I wish I can just embrace you
Hao xiang zhe yang bao zhe ni,
我知道你有些在意.                               I know you would mind that
Wo zhi dao ni you xie zai yi
给他伤了心,                                           because only when he has hurt me
Gei ta shang le xin
才想到可以找你.                                   then i would like to see you
Cai xiang dao ke yi zhao ni

Guy:
好想这样抱着你                                  I wish i can just embrace you
Hao xiang zhe yang bao zhe ni
我知道你现在伤心.                             I know you are currently heart broken
Wo zhi dao ni xian zai shang xin
想有人陪你                                         All you wanted is that somebody
Xiang you ren pei ni
只是如此而已                                     to just be with you right now
Zhi shi ru ci er yi 

(Bridge)  (The man’s portion is slightly different in bracket)

Lady:
你知道,                                             Do you know?
Ni zhi dao

Guy:
我明了                                             I do understand
Wo ming liao

Lady:  
抱着你,我的泪(你的泪)                  While embracing you, my tears (your tears)
Bao zhe ni, wo de lei (ni de lei)

Both:
却为他而掉                                    was flowing for him
Que wei ta er diao

Lady:
你知道                                            Do you know?
Ni zhi dAo

Guy:
我明了                                             I do understand
Wo ming liao

Lady:
抱着你温习拥抱.(温习拥抱) I am just practicing how to embrace (Praticing how to embrace)
Bao zhe ni wen xi yong bao (wen xi yong bao)

Lady:
你知道                                            Do you know
Ni zhi dao

Guy:
我明了                                             I do understand
Wo ming liao

Lady:
抱着你我的心有些动摇.(我的心有些动摇.)  While embracing you, my heart was a little moved
Bao zhe ni Wo de xin you xie dong yao (Wo de xin you xie dong yao )

Lady:
你有的好                                          The good that you can give
Ni you de hao

Guy:
他有的好                                          The good that he is able to give you
Ta you de hao

Both:
他做不到 (我做不到)                      is something he can never give (I can never provide)
Ta zuo bu dao (Wo zuo bu dao)

(Chorus) (The man’s portion is slightly different in bracket)
Lady:
还想他                                               I am still thinking of him
Hai xiang ta

Guy:
也许他                                              Perheps he
Ye xu ta

Both:
可能等我回家(等你回家)     May be waiting for you to return home (Waiting for you at home)
neng deng wo hui jia (Deng ni hui jia )

Lady:
在我们 (在你们)                            at where the place(at where the both of you)
zai wo men (Zai ni men)

Both:
相识的楼下                                    where you first met
Xiang shi de lou xia

Lady:
还想他                                            I am still thinking that he
Hai xiang ta

Guy:
也许他                                          Perheps he
Ye xu ta

Both:
可能拨我电话留话(拨你电话留话 )       May call me (may call you) and leave a voice message
Ke neng bo wo dian hua Liu hua (Bo ni dian hua Liu hua)

Lady:                                      
还爱他                                              I still love him
Hai ai ta

Guy:
你爱他                                             Your love for him
Ni ai ta

Lady:
我从没怀疑过(没怀疑过)I have never doubted before (I have never doubted before)
Wo cong mei Huai yi guo (mei huai yi guo) 

Both:
今晚心底的挣扎,                         Tonights the struggle deep in my heart
jin wan xin di de zheng zha
我不说你明白吗?                        if I were to stay slient, would you have understand?
Wo bu shuo ni ming bai ma  

Lady:
只能这样抱着你,                                           I can only embrace you
Zhi neng zhe yang bao zhe ni
我知道你有些在意,                                       I know you would mind
Wo zhi dao ni you xie zai yi
给他伤了心,                                              because only when he has hurted me
Gei ta shang le xin
才想到可以找你                                         then I want to see you
Cai xiang dao ke yi zhao ni

Guy:
只能这样抱着你,                                           I can only embrace you
Zhi neng zhe yang bao zhe ni
我知道你现在伤心,                                       and I know you are currently heart broken
Wo zhi dao ni xian zai shang xin
想有人陪你,                                                   All you wanted is that somebody
Xiang you ren pei ni
只是如此而                                                   to just be with you right now
Zhi shi ru ci er yi 

(Bridge)
(Chorus)

Lady:
我不说你明白吗                                            if I were not to say it out, will you understand?
Wo bu shuo ni ming bai ma 

Ok, heres the Youtube version of that MTV that i was trying to put up here.

 

This song is delicated to my Law Soc team, actually not much reasons, maybe because i have been playing that all the time 😉 Meanwhile enjoy

Title: Bad Day
Artist: Daniel Powter

Where is the moment we needed the most 
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost 
You tell me your blue skies fade to grey 
You tell me your passion's gone away 
And I don't need no carryin' on 

You stand in the line just to hit a new low 
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go 
You tell me your life's been way off line 
You're falling to pieces everytime 
And I don't need no carryin' on 

Because you had a bad day 
You're taking one down 
You sing a sad song just to turn it around 
You say you don't know 
You tell me don't lie 
You work at a smile and you go for a ride 
You had a bad day 
The camera don't lie 
You're coming back down and you really don't mind 
You had a bad day 
You had a bad day 

Well, you need a blue sky holiday 
The point is they laugh at what you say 
And I don't need no carryin' on 

You had a bad day 
You're taking one down 
You sing a sad song just to turn it around 
You say you don't know 
You tell me don't lie 
You work at a smile and you go for a ride 
You had a bad day 
The camera don't lie 
You're coming back down and you really don't mind 
You had a bad day 

(Oh.. Holiday..) 

Sometimes the system goes on the blink 
And the whole thing turns out wrong 
You might not make it back and you know 
That you could be well oh that strong 
And I'm not wrong (ahhh...) 

So where is the passion when you need it the most 
Oh, you and I 
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost 

'Cause you had a bad day 
You're taking one down 
You sing a sad song just to turn it around 
You say you don't know 
You tell me don't lie 
You work at a smile and you go for a ride 
You had a bad day 
You've seen what you like 
And how does it feel for one more time 
You had a bad day 
You had a bad day 

(Oh, yeah, yeaaah, yeah) 
Had a bad day 
(Oh, had a bad day) 
Had a bad day 
(Oh, yeah, yeah, yeeeeah) 
Had a bad day 
(Oh, had a bad day) 
Had a bad day... 
Had a bad day...

I have attached the Chipmunks version as it is the common one that I played for my team working in Law Soc