BEYOND – 海闊天空 (粵) Open Seas and Vast Skies
BEYOND. For me the biggest and the only authentic Asian rock band in the 80s, the 90s, and unsurpassed till this day; even if their music was unfortunately frozen in Time in 1993, with the unexpected passing of the lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and soulman of the band, 黃家駒 Wong Ka Kui, at the age of 31.
And the song 海闊天空, was the anthem for me and my band and band of brothers during our teenage years. Like the lyrics to the song, we swore we would never give up our ideals or exchange our freedom for the alluring but soul-destroying rewards the world has to offer. But as one of us wryly remarked during a rare and incomplete gathering some years back, in the end: 背棄了理想 誰人都可以 Betraying our ideals, alas anyone can do it…
天空海闊你與我 可會變 (誰沒在變)
The vast skies and open oceans, you and I, will we change? (Who doesn’t change)
And of that our ragged band of brothers, I am said to be the last dreamer still standing, defiant and recalcitrant as before.
But I think not…
Holding onto your willful dreams and proud obstinate Self has its price, and in the end, is the most selfish thing in the world. Its a little too late now, but I wish I had said to my family, my friends, and my loved ones then:
Forgive me, my life and love of unbridled freedom
Alternate MV BEYOND – 海闊天空
R.I.P 家駒 Ka kui
[Made this posting primarily due to sentiments stirred up with my recollection of unbridled college years in previous post.
But actually, I have a whole series of drafted posts on BEYOND written some years back, sparked off by a previous 龙的传人-Descendant of the dragon-themed post, still waiting for the right moment for posting.]