作曲：Elisabeth Fraser/ Robin Guthrie/ Simon Raythonde
一切花得起 在這 幸褔天地
歌詞翻譯 (Translation of Chinese Lyrics)
Faye Wong- Knowing Each Other
Music: Elisabeth Fraser/ Robin Guthrie/ Simon Raythonde
Lyrics: Albert Leung
Composed by: Adrian Chan
The dawn I am, the next morning you are
Career accompanying you, the cloth entangling me
We can’t fly since long ago, in the world of two persons
Who I am and who you are, the lips I am and the eyebrows you are
Placing together, in this world where love hardly has room again
Love dies out unknowingly (Love is dead)
Knowing each other well, why the need to run away (why the need to run away)
Red blouse belongs to me, blue chip belongs to you
All toys belong to you, all ornaments belong to me
All is affordable, in this happy world
Who I am and who you are; it has made you and me
Fulfillingly happy, and two persons have his and her own world
Initially we talked about loving till death (loving till death)
Even if today is worse than yesterdays, we’re still together (still together)
Without any setbacks we separated, like the distance between the sky and the soil
Indulging in This Song, Again
New year eve. I’m really lazy to hang out and get stuck in the traffic and queue for dinner. As I always do, I’m enjoying my sweet time with my laptop, and I’ve come across Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigette Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong and Valerie Chow on Youtube. The movie was great, and I was charmed by the storyline when tomboy-hair-Faye sneaked into the policeman Tony’s apartment near Lan Kwai Fong to play around— searching for long hair in his bed, changing the labels of canned food, replacing his old toiletries with new ones, adding gold fishes in his fish bowl, sticking her childhood photo on his mirror and stuff.
One day, Tony ran home when he saw Faye was throwing paper planes at his home. As soon as he opened the door, Faye had just ended her fooling around in the apartment and was about to leave. Tony was surprised, so did Faye, who then locked the door and hid in the apartment. As Tony broke in and was searching around, Faye ran back to her work at her cousin’s snack shop where Tony visited every night during his patrol for a cup of coffee and chef’s salad. When Tony was patrolling in Lan Kwai Fong, he went to the shop again and asked Faye out at the California bar just opposite the shop at 8pm next day.
On the next day, Tony went to the bar earlier, inserting coins into music-playing machine while waiting for Faye. The movie played the ending music of Faye Wong’s song which lasted just a few seconds. As soon as I listened to the final guitar stroke, I was suddenly awakened from my depth of ‘going into’ the movie.
I started to look into my laptop’s Faye Wong collection for the song after the movie, and I was like a little boy who suddenly thought of a toy which I had abandoned for quite some while and turned my home upside down to look for it. But to no avail, it was not saved in my music file. I was as disappointed as a little boy who found nothing and sitting at a corner after searching every corner at home. I had no choice but to search through Wikipedia and Youtube, and the song is on Youtube!
As soon as the music started, I realised I was once really, really in love with this song. And my discovery of this song was not unlike my childhood time when I was moved that I finally found my old toy car, inserted batteries and found out that it was still working. It has been quite a while since I was last moved, perhaps 30-year-old men usually forget the feeling of being moved.
This was the song that I had listened over and over again for years, when the winter rain was drizzling in Taipei, when I was working on my writing assignments of my literature courses, when I was enjoying loneliness with my computer and books in my dorm, when I felt sad that things didn’t turn out as I wished, when I was feeling happy or blue for my favourite characters of my favourite novels.
My discovery of this song several years after I graduated from NTNU actually makes me recall more of my Taiwan memory. The more I recall, the stronger I grow. When I feel weak, demotivated and sluggish, I sit next to a window, sipping a cup of coffee, seeing the rain falling from the sky, enjoying my reminiscence— NTNU library, liberal arts college and dorm where I spent most time, Yongkang Street, Daan Forest Park, Guting and Taipower Building MRT Stations, Heping East Road, Shida Road, Fuxing North Road, Elite Bookstore, Linkou, Panchiao, Taichung, walking alone from NTNU to NTU at midnights, Taipei’s rain throughout the year, and of course, my professors, friends and colleagues. I now slowly realise that in this sorrow world, I still have my best memory supporting myself.
Jan 1, 2012. The new year kicks off with this song which I am now, again, very very much fond of, and my Taiwan reminiscence— with the company of this combination, I’m ready to try my best to achieve more and realise more dreams this year.
Happy New Year and go for your dreams.