‘To Youth’ 致青春 by Faye Wong ~ [Chinese Songs]

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Zhao Wei (赵薇, Zhào wēi) aka Vicki Zhao‘s first movie So Young has been a hit with (致我们终将逝去的青春, Zhì wǒmen zhōngjiāng shìqù de qīngchūn). Chinese audiences and a Chinese box office success, which in turn helped its theme song “To Youth (致青春, Zhì qīngchūn) ” by Wang Fei (王菲, wáng fēi) aka Faye Wong go viral. At time of translation, this song had 2,103,472 listens on popular Chinese online music streaming service Xiami.

Composer: Dou Peng
Lyrics: Li Qiang
Singer: Faye Wong/Wang Fei

Lyrics (Original Chinese, Pinyin Romanization, and English Translation):

 

他不羁的脸,像天色将晚。 (Tā bùjī de liǎn, xiàng tiānsè jiāngwǎn)
His unruly face, is like the sky at dusk.

 

 

她洗过的发,像心中火焰。 (Tā xǐguò de fà, xiàng xīnzhōng huǒyàn)
Her washed hair, is like the flame in one’s heart.

 

 

短暂的狂欢,以为一生绵延。 (Duǎnzàn de kuánghuān, yǐwéi yìshēng miányán)
The momentary carnival, mistaken for forever.

 

 

漫长的告别,是青春盛宴。 (Màncháng de gàobié, shì qīngchūn shèngyàn)
The lengthy farewell, the feast of youth.

 

 

我冬夜的手,像滚烫的誓言。 (Wǒ dōngyè de shǒu, xiàng gǔntàng de shìyán)
My hand in the winter night, like a searing promise.

 

 

你闪烁的眼,像脆弱的信念。 (Nǐ shǎnshuò de yǎn, xiàng cuìruò de xìnniàn)
Your flickering eyes, like the frail conviction.

 

 

贪恋的岁月,被无情偿还。 (Tānliàn de suìyuè, bèi wúqíng chánghuán)
The years clung to, ruthlessly paid back.

 

 

骄纵的心性,已烟消云散。 (Jiāozòng de xīnxìng, yǐ yānxiāoyúnsàn)
The arrogant and self-indulgent temperament, vanished into thin air.

 

 

疯了,累了,痛了 (Fēngle, lèile, tòngle)
Wild, tired, ached

 

 

人间喜剧 (Rénjiān xǐjù)
The human comedy

 

 

笑了,叫了,走了 (Xiàole, jiàole, zǒule)
Laughed, screamed, gone

 

 

青春离奇 (Qīngchūn líqí)
Youth [is] curious

 

 

良辰美景奈何天 (Liángchén měijǐng nàihétiān)
Bright the morn, lovely the scene,

 

 

为谁辛苦为谁甜。 (Wèishuí xīnkǔ wèishuítián)
For whom to toil? For whom to be sweet?

 

 

这年华青涩逝去, (Zhè niánhuá qīngsè shìqù)
The years of youth are gone,

 

 

却别有洞天。 (Què biéyǒudòngtiān)
yet were charming and beautiful.

 

 

良辰美景奈何天, (Liángchén měijǐng nàihétiān)
Bright the morn, lovely the scene,

 

 

为谁辛苦为谁甜。 (Wèishuí xīnkǔ wèishuítián)
For whom to toil? For whom to be sweet?

 

 

这年华青涩逝去, (Zhè niánhuá qīngsè shìqù)
The years of youth are gone,

 

 

明白了时间。 (Míngbái le shíjiān)
and we understood the nature of time.

 

 

疯了,累了,痛了 (Fēngle, lèile, tòngle)
Wild, tired, ached

 

 

人间喜剧 (Rénjiān xǐjù)

 

 

The human comedy

 

 

笑了,叫了,走了 (Xiàole, jiàole, zǒule)
Laughed, screamed, gone

 

 

青春离奇 (Qīngchūn líqí)
Youth [is] curious
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