蘇打綠 Sodagreen

One of the better post-80s generation band and music.

[I actually posted one of their songs earlier here, on Time.]

The lead singer and songwriter, the androgynous 吴青峰, writes some of the best lyrics in mandarin music for his generation. I hate to say it, but this kid (he’s younger than I am !) is good… He writes lines that stretches through time and disciplines and reaches for allusions from classical poetry, literature and history. This political science major is very good.

I’ve been sitting on translating his lyrics… gonna sit some more…

Here are some of their songs (all written by 吴青峰):


(from previously)

迟到千年 A Thousand Years Too Late


[The lyrics of the above song (see comment below) is one of my favourites in recent years. The cadence, imagery, word-play, allusions… it is amazing.
The video is also, very good.]


頻率 Frequency


空氣中的視聽與幻覺 Air
(the chinese title actually translates as: The Looking Hearing and Hallucination of Air)


小宇宙 Little Universe


[I like how the video starts, sharpening from a blurry out-of-focused wide-pan shot to zooming and clarifying into a close-up of the singer’s face…and his wide-shut eyes — truly in his little universe.
And with eyes closed, he leads you into his perspective of his world, flipping quickly through the four images he presents in the four lines of the first stanza.
]

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  1. A Thousand Years Too Late
    歌曲:迟到千年
    歌手:苏打绿
    所属专辑:单曲
    词曲:青峰
    编者:思露花雨

    卮言春天 破碎秋千
    踟蹰不如停止抱歉
    再过秋天 烂了蜿蜒
    红灯你搁浅
    只是你迟到一千年
    黄昏后就不会有夜
    发间在印象中被蔓延
    你说你放弃了八月
    其实不需要蜻蜓点水
    打昏自己食髓知味
    吞了你用力一口下餍
    捧起碗在倥侗增添
    阖起厌倦 压坏了肩
    缩成了点还是一条线
    接近直觉 溺死诡谲
    最熟最烂你的脸
    只是你迟到一千年
    黄昏后就不会有夜
    发间在印象中被蔓延
    你说你放弃了八月
    其实不需要蜻蜓点水
    打昏自己食髓知味
    吞了你用力一口下餍
    捧起碗在倥侗增添
    (music)
    只是你迟到一千年
    黄昏后就不会有夜
    发间在印象中被蔓延
    你说你放弃了八月
    其实不需要蜻蜓点水
    打昏自己食髓知味
    吞了你用力一口下餍
    捧起碗在倥侗增添
    只是你迟到一千年
    黄昏后就不会有夜
    吞了你用力一口下餍
    捧起碗在倥侗增添

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