Tizzy Bac: For the way I live

Slowing down…

Tizzy Bac have few slow ballads. This one is probably my favourite one. Not in the least for its very well written lyrics, even for Huiting’s (the lady keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter) exemplary standards.

Very satisfying to have a rock band with such unique and distinctive and avant garde sounds, write lyrics in a polished literary style, and applying a classical rhyming scheme.
And very balanced words and metaphors used here, with imagery that dances repeats and echoes from line to line. With each additional line, she colours shades layers her story and picture like a graceful water-colourist…

I especially love the way she clipped (to cadence) some of the lines in some places, removing whole words in sentences but which nonetheless do not lose their meaning;
and which probably with this minimalist treatment, coolly clarified even clearer and brighter still.

She’s brilliant !

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Tizzy Bac – For the way I live:

For the way I live

多希望能 再一次机会 把心的坑洞都掩盖
在黑暗中 不住的懊悔 生命里那麼多空白

长路太难 真正望眼欲穿 没人在前方为我喝采
未知归向 未知此生的难 谁带我从头都看穿

起风 彩虹逆走
月升日落 管芒花絮吹送
北极冰冻 越过瀚海洋流
我在等候 究竟多少忍耐 多少失败

又让你失望 我始终没能停下
For the way I live, baby
Im so sorry
想紧抓著你 从此不再分离
却像季节的候鸟 天暖就飞去
你总会走开 不会一直都在
For the way I live
只好 接受这必然
我以为远方 会有新的风景
却在每一个异地 流泪 回望着记忆…

这流浪的人 努力让梦成真
a thousand times for you Ill try
请别放弃我太快
用悲伤武装 寂寞磨练眼光
Thats the way I live 谁肯和我交换
又让你失望 我始终没能停下
Thats the way I live, thats the way I did
我以为远方 会有不同的月光
却始终回望你的身旁

Honey Ill try…
a thousand times…
for you Ill try…
a thousand times…
say goodbye

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For the way I live

Really hope to – have another chance – to fill+cover this pithole of the heart
In the darkness – unbounded anguish/regret – so many empty white spaces in life

This long road is too hard – casting a true gaze to penetrate/see the end – noone is ahead cheering for me
Not knowing the way to return – not knowing the difficulties of this life – who can show and let me see completely from the start

Wind lifts – the rainbow steps backwards
The moon rises the sun sets – the miscanthus garlands blowing and accompanying
The northern (arctic) ice freezes/chills – crossing the North Sea and ocean currents
I am waiting – just how much enduring – how many failures

Letting you down again – in the end I still can’t stop/stay
For the way I live, baby
Im so sorry

Want to cling tightly onto you – never to part ever again
Yet like a temperate bird following the seasons – flying off when the weather warms
You will always have to leave – will not be here for always
For the way I live
Have to – accept this inevitability
I thought that in the far distance – there will be new vistas
But yet in every alien land – with tears streaming – looking back at memories…

This wandering person – works hard to realize his dreams
a thousand times for you I’ll try
Please don’t give up on me too quickly
Girding up/armoring with grief – grinding/sharpening the eyes with loneliness
Thats the way I live – who is willing to trade this with me
Letting you down again – in the end I still can’t stop/stay
Thats the way I live, thats the way I did
I thought that in the far distance – there will be a different moonlight
Yet in the end once again turn and look back to you

Honey Ill try…
a thousand times…
for you Ill try…
a thousand times…
say goodbye

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Tizzy Bac: 查理布朗與露西 – Charlie Brown & Lucy

This song starts right into the chorus, and the intro bar is essential.

Piano rock has never sounded this good.

Tizzy Bac: 查理布朗與露西 – Charlie Brown & Lucy:

查理布朗與露西

I know 旧日付出的情感
只因为我而存在
任谁也带不走
I know 只是我可爱的青春
全都跟著打转
该找谁还给我?
ya ya ya ya ya ya~

我在窗外看
看着不可避免的未来
渐渐盛开成一朵白色的假花
飘荡着廉价人造优雅情伤
这种苦差事怎会落在我头上

提起沉重行囊
该是拥抱道别启程往他方
是时候寻找下个理想
给我祝福撒满旅途
约定不到尽头绝不回头望
我要征服这人生高墙
才发觉我连一步都踏不出
原来早忘记幸福的模样
不特别安慰自己别太紧张
我的路没比较不顺畅 oh ya~

I know 旧日付出的情感
只因为我而存在
要它闪亮它就会发光
I know 只是我可爱的青春
全都跟著打转
怎麼證明我沒做錯?
ya ya ya ya ya ya~

提起沉重行囊
该是拥抱道别启程往他方
是时候寻找下个理想
给我祝福 撒满旅途
约定不到尽头绝不回头望
我要征服这人生高墙
才发觉我连一步都踏不出
原来早忘记前进的步伐
无所谓 安慰自己别太紧张
还有希望只要我不退让? oh ya~

I know 旧日付出的情感
只因为我而存在
任谁也带不走
I know 只是我可爱的青春
全都跟著成了空
该找谁还给我
I know 也许每个人都得看顾这沮丧
要它闪亮它就会发光
I know 只是我该如何再次说服我
怎麼證明我沒做錯?
Hey yeah~
La……

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Charlie Brown & Lucy

I know – Those freely-given emotions of the past
Exists still only because of me
Noone can take them away
I know – Its just that my lovely youth
Has all been thrashed and whirled around
Who can I look for to return it to me?
ya ya ya ya ya ya~

I am looking out the window
Looking at an unavoidable future
Gradually blossoming into a white-coloured fake flower
Floating and swaying with a cheap manmade elegant emotional wound
How did this kind of burdensome task land on my head

Picking up the sinking heavy baggage
Should be time to hug say goodbye and set off for another place
Its time to search for the next ideal/ambition
Give me blessings to scatter across the journey
Promise to never turn back and look until the very end is reached
I want to conquer this high wall of life
Only to discover I’m unable to even take the first step
Turns out I had long forgotten the look of happiness
Not taking special care to console myself not to be too anxious
My path is not particularly more rough – oh ya~

I know – Those freely-given emotions of the past
Exists still only because of me
Want them to shine and they will dazzle
I know – Its just that my lovely youth
Has all been thrashed and whirled around
How can I prove that I did no wrong?
ya ya ya ya ya ya~

[the very wicked bridge]

Picking up the sinking heavy baggage
Should be time to hug say goodbye and set off for another place
Its time to search for the next ideal/ambition
Give me blessings to scatter across the journey
Promise to never turn back and look until the very end is reached
I want to conquer this high wall of life
Only to discover I’m unable to even take the first step
Turns out I had long forgotten the steps and cadence to advance
Never mind – consoling myself not to be too anxious
There is still hope – as long as I do not retreat? – oh ya~

I know – Those freely-given emotions of the past
Exists still only because of me
Noone can take them away
I know – Its just that my lovely youth
Has all turned into nothing
Who can I look for to return it to me
I know – Perhaps everyone has to watch over this depression
Want it to shine and it will dazzle
I know – Its just how should I once again convince myself
How can I prove that I did no wrong?
Hey yeah~
La……

The slightly dissonant flitting runaway piano notes, complementing the at times (intentionally) wayward wavering and ‘atonal’ vocals…
Magnificent!

The guttural staccato bass-chuggin’ in the middle/bridge, handing off/resolving to the crystal light tinkling of piano…
Sweet!

And love that last stanza-double chorus, building up, rolling back and forth (refusing to quit, and gathering all four permutations of the refrain end-lines together), into the final falling crescendo…
‘I knoowww’…

[A song which tries to capture one of the mysteries of the universe: the relationship between Charlie Brown and Lucy…
Atonal indeed.

Good grief.
]

Tizzy Bac: Dear baby, where is my wing?

How do you label a band and a song with sounds like this…
Piano jazz? Rhythmic jazz rock?

Simply wonderful.

(Especially the holds/pauses in the 2nd part, a translation/shift to match up with the vocals)

One word: Tight!

Tizzy Bac: Dear baby, where is my wing?

Dear baby, where is my wing?

你要我怎麽说出口
这一切令人难以承受
你又偷走我多少的梦
还不赶快全都还给我
就不要再找藉口
我已没有耐心听你胡说
我的时间都已经不够
该如何才能从头来过
多渴望温热可以再出现
多渴望结局不会令人厌倦
只是我心底的麻木感觉空洞吞蚀热情梦想而一切已变
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?
(music)
你要我怎麽说出口
这一切令人难以承受
你又偷走我多少的梦
还不赶快全都还给我
就不要再找藉口
我已没有耐心听你胡说
我的时间都已经不够
该如何才能从头来过
多渴望温热可以再出现
多渴望结局不会令人厌倦
只是我心底的麻木感觉空洞吞蚀热情梦想而一切已变
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?
(music)

Dear baby, where is my wing?

Just what do you want me to say
All of this makes it hard for one to take
How many of my dreams have you stolen again
Just give it all back to me quickly
Stop finding excuses
I have no more patience to hear your nonsense
I dont have enough time as it is
Just how to start all over again
Really yearning for warmth-heat to appear again
Really yearning for an ending that doesnt disgusts
Its just that my deepest numbed feelings – like an empty hole swallowing passions and dreams – and everything has changed
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?

(music)
Just what do you want me to say
All of this makes it hard for one to take
How many of my dreams have you stolen again
Just give it all back to me quickly
Stop finding excuses
I have no more patience to hear your nonsense
I dont have enough time as it is
Just how to start all over again
Really yearning for warmth-heat to appear again
Really yearning for an ending that doesnt disgusts
Its just that my deepest numbed feelings – like an empty hole swallowing passions and dreams – and everything has changed
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to fly in the sky?
Oh my angel, I can’t be fine
Where can I find my wings to see the rainbow crossing the sky?

(music)

And what a fantastic ‘winging-it’ ending.
2-4-2 ‘distorted-mid-quad’ piano riffs on the last eight.

Tizzy Bac: Sideshow Bob

One of their biggest hits.

And no wonder, with it’s great music:
the melody refrain bridge ‘transformed verse’ spaces holds and pauses fast/slow transitions loud/still contrasts…
and just as wonderful lyrics.

[And what a title.
Indeed, the biggest clowns and flippant jesters are often the most sensitive and complex of melancholics…

And psychotic evil genius technicolour villains.
Even without the big hair.
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Tizzy Bac: Sideshow Bob

Sideshow Bob

Hey dear,it’s just a joke
这是我独有的幽默
想把快乐都传染给你
忘了你其实不想游戏

不是有话不说
只有些痛处只能微笑以对
现在过得不错
只是有些梦想遗失了
Hey dear,it’s just a joke
我不停的对自己说
沉默是我的心意
让你真能做你自己

我可以大声歌唱
可以去我想去的异国餐厅
自由地看场电影
只是到哪儿都想起你
Hey dear,am I a joke?
我太天真过了头
总以为要付出才对
忘了你再不用我陪

啊我天生劳碌的命
适合演独脚戏
要证明给你我真的可以
当排练记忆花了太多时间
自我会变得透明
这故事让我傻了眼
开始结束都在一瞬间

也知道别再勉强
除了你这世上还有好人
偏我爱提醒自己
和孤单早有了约定
Hey dear,it’s just a joke
这是我独有的幽默
想把快乐都传染给你
忘了你其实不想游戏

啊我天生劳碌的命
适合演独脚戏
要证明给你我真的可以
当排练记忆花了太多时间
自我会变得透明
这故事让我傻了眼
开始结束都在一瞬间

当排练记忆花了太多时间
自我会变得透明
你怎么一溜烟就逃得远
又剩我一个人要做结尾

Sideshow Bob

Hey dear,it’s just a joke
This is my unique humour
Wish to infect you with happiness
Forgetting that you really do not want to play

Not that there are words not said
Just that there are some pains only wry smiles can counter
Doing pretty alright now
Just have some dreams would like to misplace
Hey dear,it’s just a joke
I tell myself over and over
Silence is my offering
To let you be truely yourself

I can let out in loud singing
Can go to the foreign restaurant I like
Watch a movie freely
Only that wherever I go I think of you
Hey dear,am I a joke?
I am too naive over the top
Keep believing I have to give of myself
Forgetting that you no longer need my company

Ah – My predestined blighted overworked life
Suited for a solo performance (one-man-show)
Want to prove to you I really am able
When rehearsing memories take up too much time
The self will become transparent
This story leaves me wide-eyed (flabbergasted)
Begining and end – all in a single moment

Also know – should stop forcing it
Apart from you there are other good persons in the world
But I can’t help reminding myself
I have an appointment with Loneliness
Hey dear,it’s just a joke
This is my unique humour
Wish to infect you with happiness
Forgetting that you really do not want to play

Ah – My predestined blighted overworked life
Suited for a solo performance (one-man-show)
Want to prove to you I really am able
When rehearsing memories take up too much time
The self will become transparent
This story leaves me wide-eyed (flabbergasted)
Begining and end – all in a single moment

When rehearsing memories take up too much time
The self will become transparent
How did you – in a wisp of a moment – run so far
Leaving me alone again – to do the ending

Sigh…
Great sounds, great lines.

Tizzy Bac: 抽筋的胃 – Cramping Stomach

I think I enjoy posting about music the most…
Onwards.

[Painkillers do the most despicable things to the stomach, tying it up in endless cramping knots. Mercifully, I had this song for relief…]

This song truly captures the essence of Tizzy Bac’s style of alternative piano rock, demonstrating what they can do with just keyboards, bass and percussions; and most delightfuly, showing their unique taiwanese flavour and vernacular.
[And it works much better than antacid]

抽筋的胃 – Cramping Stomach was originally recorded as a Mandarin song, but Tizzy Bac came up with an informal version in the Taiwanese/South-eastern Chinese dialect, Hokkien, which they played to rapturous response at their smaller scale concerts and performances.
While the Taiwanese dialect (Hokkien) version of Cramping Stomach sports lyrics that seem a tad coarse and simple when compared to the prettier and more complex Mandarin lyrics, it truly has a earthy homegrown flavour which matches perfectly the eclectic off-beat beat of this indie tune.

This video of Cramping Stomach in Mandarin shows the delightful intro, complete with the band members dancing and bobbing to the beat:

(Video has bad sound quality, am showing it just for the intro.
Btw the chap in the hat playing the (*gasp, abomination!) guitar is a guest musician from another band. Quite obvious really…can see how he’s struggling to find his feet and beat and dance to the TB tune.)

[Honestly, whenever I hear this tune, I can’t help but bob along and move my shoulders like Hui-Ting in the clip… only this time, sending cramping pain down my spasming back.
Well, its worth it.
]

Tizzy Bac: 抽筋的胃(舞動版) – Cramping Stomach (‘Dance’ version) in Mandarin


And this next video has Tizzy Bac performing Cramping Stomach in Hokkien:

[Hui-ting, the keyboardist and vocalist, sings the Hokkien lyrics in such a curious, lilting, airy manner. Very different from her delivery of the original song in mandarin.
But very endearing !

And this is why discerning TB fans actually prefer this unofficial live-concert-only Hokkien version over the official recorded Mandarin song.
]

(Good sound quality, but unfortunately truncated; starting in the 2nd verse and without the fun intro.

Hui-Ting playing her keyboard rather seriously; I believe they were recording this song here for later release as a Live-Hokkien version single.)

Tizzy Bac: 抽筋的胃(台語版!!!!) – Cramping Stomach (Hokkien version!!!)

《抽筋的胃(臺語版)》

心內的話 欲說與誰聽在哩
你的心內 到底吾是算什
希望能當 變作堅強的人 偏偏
雙叉路口 我總選不對路行
一路有風 風裡有夢 夢裡是我
卻只有孤單寂寞的形影
情已離開 就算放不下心
還能當安怎
(music)

不美的花蕊 也有落土時在哩
傷心時候 會記得大聲唱歌
真想欲給你 一個美麗的人 偏偏
雙人起舞 我又腳步踏差
一路有風 風裡美夢 夢裡是我
閃閃爍爍 過往的繁華
情已離開 再看在沒你的這
你走不開腳

想欲看見 人生的海洋
一個人流浪 伴著輕鬆的歌聲
我欲看到 人生的海洋
一個人流浪 伴著輕鬆的歌聲
(music)

真想欲給你 一個美麗的人 偏偏
雙人起舞 我又腳步踏差
情已離開 再看在沒你的這
你走不開腳

想欲看見 人生的海洋
一個人流浪 伴著輕鬆的歌聲
想欲看見 人生的海洋
一個人流浪 伴著輕鬆的歌聲

青春難捨
誰人好作伴
夜夜無邊
想過去怕愛
打無去啊

But why still keeping the old dream
You’re too young to get through your life easily
能當在夢中再相逢
牽你的手和溫柔笑容
But why still keeping the old dream
You’re too young to get through your life easily
能當在夢中再相逢
牽你的手和溫柔笑容

Cramping Stomach (Hokkien version)
[Translation intentionally left crude for the full flavour of the dialect]

The words in my heart – Wanna speak out but who to hear leh
In your heart – Just what am I
Hope to be – Transformed into a strong person – But yet
At the fork of the twinning path – I keep choosing the wrong path
A journey filled with wind – Wind contains a dream – In the dream is me
But there are only the forms+shadows of solitude and loneliness
Love has left – Even if I worry and fret
What can I do
(music)

An unpretty flower – Will still has the chance to take seed and grow leh
When sad – Remember to sing out loud
Really want to give you – A beautiful person – But yet
As the dance duet starts – I take the wrong steps again
A journey filled with wind – Wind contains a dream – In the dream is me
Shining and glittering – With the fullness of the past
Love has left – Seeing again this moment without you
You cannot take the step to leave

Would like to see – The seas of life
Wandering alone – Accompanying a light hearted song
I want to see – The seas of life
Wandering alone – Accompanying a light hearted song
(music)

Really want to give you – A beautiful person – But yet
As the dance duet starts – I take the wrong steps again
Love has left – Seeing again this moment without you
You cannot take the step to leave

Would like to see – The seas of life
Wandering alone – Accompanying a light hearted song
Would like to see – The seas of life
Wandering alone – Accompanying a light hearted song

Hard to part with youth
Who can be a good companion
Night after night without end
Thinking of the past afraid of love
Hit-No-Go-Ahh (Futile/Too late/Pointless ahh)

But why still keeping the old dream
You’re too young to get through your life easily

To reunite again in a dream
Holding your hand and a gentle smile
But why still keeping the old dream
You’re too young to get through your life easily

To reunite again in a dream
Holding your hand and a gentle smile

Whew… what a ride!

“谢谢。
Thank You.”

From a doozy back to Tizzy Bac: 淺色的那條 – That Pale Pair

Have spent the past month dealing with an old back problem and pain. I know this old nemesis well and the ways and means required to beat it back and heal my back. If past experience from ten years ago is any guide, the road to recovery will be a slow and painful one…

While spending time flat out on my back resting, and in an effort to not become over-dependent on painkillers+muscle relaxants for the pain, I have been trying some ‘alternative’ remedies for pain relief: listening to some of my favourite music.
And one band and it’s music has proved to be particularly soothing for my doozy back, the Taiwanese alternative-rock band, Tizzy Bac.

First, some background on the band:

tizzybac_band_in_black

Bio in English:
http://tizzybac.com.tw/wordpress/?page_id=243

Tizzy Bac
Members:
Hui-Ting, Chen (vocals, keyboard),
Che-Yu Hsu (bass guitar),
Chien-Yuan, Lin (drums, percussion)

Introduction:
Tizzy Bac was composed of college literature students in Taiwan in December 1999. At first, the trio was only curious about how far a band without guitars could reach, and then, in April 2000, they played their first gig in the “Spring Screen” festival. Following their debut, which drew much attention, they were awarded the No.1 prize in the 2002 Hohaiyan Rock Festival, the biggest battle of bands competition in Taiwan at that time.

Different from an ordinary band, Tizzy Bac has no guitarist. All guitar effects such as distortion/overdrive are made by bass. Piano/keyboard is the mainstream of their arrangements, and thus they are well known as a “piano rock” band.

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Tizzy Bac has been a secret addiction of mine for some time now.
A piano rock-minus guitar band, setting a self-imposed limitation (or perhaps a liberation?), with its very unique experimental sounds, and by a bunch of literature students. Sounds deliciously promising…

And on towards the titled song of this post: 淺色的那條 – That Pale Pair.
The seemingly light lyrics and main melody is a veil behind which is a complex and multi-layered song.
I think this song showcases Tizzy Bac’s range of musical creativity best… so many elements, twists and turns…

(Keep the intro in mind…)

Tizzy Bac: 淺色的那條 – That Pale Pair:

浅色的那条

你又说了一遍
你不是真的要结束这些
and you say you’re sorry,
you’re really sorry,
but I’m not!
这次我没有逃避
努力睁开眼
但我离开之后
最难的路才算要开始了

我知道 再说也没用
我不能改变这现实
改变你我
也知道 我不能再承受
任何一丁点儿的崩坏
我的信仰
ok, 错都算我
我只想拿回那件外套
ok, 我可以不要
那牛仔裤?浅色的那条?

迎着风 微笑地在祈祷
歪着头 让眼泪随风飘
慢动作 没尽头地奔跑
我喔 没有错 不奢求 就不会痛

你又说了一遍
你不是真的要结束这些
and you say you’re sorry,
you’re really sorry,
but I’m not!
这次我没有逃避
努力睁开眼
但我离开之后
我离开之后…
Ya…

我知道 爱恨总交杂着
当时间沈淀了所有
会剩美好
也知道 你是最善良的
但也许真要有距离
才看得到
ok, 错都算我
我只想带走那只白猫
ok, 我可以不要
但是牛仔裤?浅色的那条?

我不想问到底天堂在哪里
oh 妈妈我只想躲在你怀里 oh yeah
我不想听让世界运行的真理
oh 妈妈我只想躲在你怀里
带我重回到旧日儿时熟悉的风景 脚踏车!
妈妈我只想躲在你怀里 oh yeah
甜蜜摇篮曲
还有双色冰淇淋
oh 妈妈我只想躲在你怀里

迎着风 微笑地在祈祷
歪着头 让眼泪随风飘
慢动作 没尽头地奔跑
我喔 没有错 不奢求 就不会痛

如果能有一天
你和我又在街角重相见
would you say miss me?
oh would you miss me?
but I did!
这次我仍然没有逃避 睁开眼
但我离开之后
我离开之后
又一遍 你说你真的舍不得从前
and you say you love me,
you really love me,
but for what?
这次我没有沈迷
咬牙忍住泪
但我离开之后
最难的路才真要开始走

That Pale Pair

You’ve said it once again
You don’t really want to end all these
and you say you’re sorry,
you’re really sorry,
but I’m not!

This time I’m not running away
Determined to open my eyes
But only after I leave
Will the hardest journey really begin

I know – Useless to say more
I cannot change this reality
Change you or me
I also know – I cannot take any more
Any tiny little dent
To my faith
ok, All the fault is mine
I just want to take back that jacket
ok, I can give it up
But the jeans? That pale pair?

Facing(welcoming) the wind – Smiling while praying
Head askew – Let the tears flow with the wind
Slow motion – Running wildly without end
I oh – Not at fault – No expectations – And will feel no pain

You’ve said it once again
You don’t really want to end all these
and you say you’re sorry,
you’re really sorry,
but I’m not!

This time I’m not running away
Determined to open my eyes
But only after I leave
after I leave…
Ya…

I know – Love and hate will always be entangled
When time has stilled and settled everything
Only good shall remain
I also know – You are the kindest one
But maybe it really takes some distance
To see that
ok, All the fault is mine
I just want to take with me that white cat
ok, I can give it up
But the jeans? That pale pair?

[Bridge]:
I don’t wish to ask just where heaven is
oh – Mama I just want to hide in your arms – oh yeah
I don’t wish to hear the truths that make the world spin
oh – Mama I just want to hide in your arms
Take me back again to those old familiar childhood scenes – Bicycle!
Mama I just want to hide in your arms – oh yeah
Sweet lullaby
And also double-coloured ice-cream
oh – Mama I just want to hide in your arms

Facing(welcoming) the wind – Smiling while praying
Head askew – Let the tears flow with the wind
Slow motion – Running wildly without end
I oh – Not at fault – No expectations – And will feel no pain

If there comes a day
When you and I meet again in the streets
would you say you miss me?
oh would you miss me?
but I did!

This time I’m still not running away – Open my eyes
But only after I leave
After I leave…
One more time – You say you really miss the old times
and you say you love me,
you really love me,
but for what?

This time I am not hopelessly obsessed
Gritting my teeth and holding back tears
But only after I leave
Then will the first steps begin on the hardest journey

I love how the song ends the same way it begins, on the same notes… but played totally differently, in a completely different frame of mind and emotion:
(The song starts with an airy intro of the light tinkle of piano, and ends with the piano notes now being banged out unwillingly and crabbily, to the gnashing of the gritty-steeled heavy bass, and joined in the crescendo finish with the foul-tempered crashing drums — a pissed and sulking stomping off… )

“但我离开之后
最难的路才真要开始走

But only after I leave
Then will the first steps begin on the hardest journey”

Yeah… breakups suck.