Hero by 183 Club

Song Title: Hero

Lyrics by: Ke Cheng Xiong (柯呈雄)

Music by: Xin Zhi Zhu (新之助)

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Faded Forest Green = Pin Yin
Blue: Jacky
Golden: Ehlo
Light Forest Green: Jacky and Ehlo
Pink: Johnny
Green: Ming Dao
Purple: Sam
Light Pine Green: Chorus

我無法相信這是我的宿命
wo wu fa xiang xin zhe shi wo de su ming
I can’t believe that this is my fate
Tôi không thể tin rằng đây là số mệnh của tôi
到最後還是徹底被打醒
dao zui hou hai shi che di bei da xing
Until the end that I got awakened completely
Đến phút cuối cùng mới bị đánh thức hoàn toàn
雙手彈著不成調的琴音
shuang shou tan zhe bu cheng tiao de qin yin
My hands can’t strum a tune
Hai tay không thể nào gãi lên được một chút cầm thanh
顫抖的黑白鍵變的模糊
chan dou de hei bai jian bian de mo hu
The vibrating black and white keys are becoming fuzzy
Những phím trắng đen rung động kia đã trở thành mơ hồ

老實說 我不難過
lao shi shuo   wo bu nan guo
Honestly speaking, I’m not sad
Nói thiệt ra thì tôi không có buồn
只是這眼淚為何來攪和
zhi shi zhe yan lei wei he lai jiao huo
Yet why are my tears mixed in?
Nhưng mà tại sao nước mắt lại hòa lẫn vào?
我知道應該學著勇敢一些
wo zhi dao ying gai xue zhe yong gan yi xie
I know that I should learn to be a little more courageous
Tôi biết rằng tôi nên học dũng cảm thêm chút nữa
用全力去捍衛 不讓這兩顆心都破碎
yong quan li qu han wei   bu rang zhe liang ke xin dou po sui
Using all of my strength to uphold, not letting our hearts shatter
Dùng hết toàn lực để chống đỡ, đừng để đôi tim của chúng ta phải tan nát

我試著忍著不敢哭出聲音
wo shi zhi ren zhe bu gan ku chu sheng yin
I’m trying to endure it, not daring to cry out loud
Tôi đang cố chịu đựng, không dám khóc ra thành tiếng
就怕把你的美夢給吵醒
jiu pa ba ni de mei meng gei chao xing
Fearing that I would rupture you from a beautiful dream
Chỉ sợ rằng sẽ đánh thức em trong giấc mộng đẹp
在夜深人靜更加不敢呼吸
zai ye shen ren jing geng jia bu gan hu xi
In the dead of the night, I don’t even dare to breathe
Lúc giữa đêm khuya thanh vắng, tôi càng không dám thở
不是我故意 只是無能為力
bu shi wo gu yi   zhi shi wu neng wei li
It’s not that I did it on purpose, it’s just that I can’t help it
Không phải là tôi cố ý, chỉ là tôi không thể tự chủ

老實說 我不難過
lao shi shuo   wo bu nan guo
Honestly speaking (Honestly speaking), I’m not sad (I’m not sad)
Nói thiệt ra thì (Nói thiệt ra) tôi không có buồn (Tôi không có buồn)
但為何眼淚偏偏來攪和
dan wei he yan lei pian pian lai jiao huo
Yet why are my tears unexpectedly mixed in?
Nhưng mà tại sao nước mắt lại tự nhiên hòa vào?
要勇敢點 要面對
yao yang gan dian   yao mian dui
I should be braver (I should be braver), being able to face it (Face it)
Tôi phải dũng cảm lên (Tôi phải dũng cảm lên), phải biết đối diện (Phải đối diện)
用盡這全力捍衛不讓你心碎
yong jin zhe quan li han wei bu rang ni xin sui
Using all of my strength to uphold, not letting your heart shatter
Dùng hết toàn lực để chống đỡ, đừng để cho tim em phải tan nát

我只想對你說聲Baby Sorry
wo zhi xiang dui ni shuo sheng baby sorry
I only want to say, “Baby, I’m sorry.”
Tôi chỉ muốn nói một câu: Em yêu, xin lỗi nhe
關上門離開
guan shang men li kai
Closing the door and leaving
Đóng kín cửa lại và rời khỏi
我無法繼續變成你的Hero
wo wu fa ji xu bian cheng ni de hero
I can no longer continue to become your hero
Tôi không thể nào tiếp tục trở thành anh hùng của em

(music)

老實說 我不難過
lao shi shuo   wo bu nan guo
Honestly speaking (Honestly speaking), I’m not sad (I’m not sad)
Nói thiệt ra thì (Nói thiệt ra) tôi không có buồn (Tôi không có buồn)
但眼淚不爭氣的窮攪和
dan yan lei bu zheng qi de qiong jiao huo
Yet my disappointed tears are mixed in
Nhưng nước mắt nản lòng lại hòa vào
要勇敢點 要面對
yao yong gan dian   yao mian dui
I should be braver (Be braver), being able to face it
Tôi phải dũng cảm lên (Dũng cảm lên), phải biết đối diện
要用盡我的全力捍衛不讓你心碎
yao yong jin wo de quan li han wei bu rang ni xin sui
I have to use all of my strength to uphold, not letting your heart shatter
Phải dùng hết toàn lực để chống đỡ, đừng để cho tim em phải tan nát

我只想對你說聲Baby Sorry
wo zhi xiang dui ni shuo sheng baby sorry
I only want to say, “Baby, I’m sorry.” (Baby, I’m sorry)
Tôi chỉ muốn nói một câu: Em yêu, anh xin lỗi (Xin lỗi em yêu)
關上門離開
guan shang men li kai
Closing the door and leaving
Đóng kín cửa lại và rời khỏi
我無法繼續變成你的Hero
wo wu fa ji xu bian cheng ni de hero
I can no longer continue to become your hero
Tôi không thể nào tiếp tục trở thành anh hùng của em

關上門離開
guan shang men li kai
Closing the door and leaving
Đóng kín cửa lại và rời khỏi
我無法繼續變成你的Hero
wo wu fa ji xu bian cheng ni de hero
I can no longer continue to become your hero
Tôi không thể nào tiếp tục trở thành anh hùng của em

(I’m sorry, baby)

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

183 Club’s First Album

Old album, but for sentiment’s sake, I’m digging it out and reviewing it anyway. First thing I want to say is: I regretted not getting the other version. ‘Cause I got the simple version so I could take advantage of a certain deal. I swear it was a bad idea. Free stuff isn’t all that. So yes, I wished I had gotten the other version where I could have the MVs as well. But I guess what has passed already passed. Can’t whine about it anymore. Or at least it wouldn’t amount to anything anyway. Maybe except to remind myself to never go for free stuff in the future.

So, moving on to the actual album. Quite a good deal. ‘Cause it was their first album at that time, it was interesting in many ways. Because it sort of veered away from the overly pop theme that many fans were used to while listening to different soundtracks they participated in. However, the pop was still present. It was just taking on a different form.

1. Chess For 2 (兩個人的西洋棋). Strong, powerful song for the opening.

2. One Umbrella (一把傘). The epic song that punned on their band’s name. So sad yet so touching at the same time. Love Jacky and Ehlo’s voices in here. Then the others accompanying. Beautiful ballad.

3. Deceive (欺騙). ‘Til this day, I still don’t get this song. Not regarding the language either. But the way it was written, lol. But still a nice song to listen to.

4. Conquer The Whole World (為你征服全世界). This song surprisingly brings back a lot of memories. Or maybe because the MV had indicated of different appearances and/or events they attended at one point and with fan’s support. Those were the days, right?

5. Anniversary (紀念日). Again, love Jacky and Ehlo’s singing in this one. So sentimental also.

6. Lemon Dream (夢裡). This song made me soooo sleepy. LOL! I swear. I remember it being on my playlist for “sleeping aid” ages back, lol. I guess it still is. I’m not saying it’s not a nice song. But I guess it served its purpose with being a dreamy song, lol.

7. I’m So Hot. Fun yet hilariously silly in many ways as well, lol.

8. Love On Sale (愛情特賣). I used to not like this song as much and also felt annoyed that there was talking in the song, etc. However, when I ended up liking Xiao Qiao, I enjoyed those parts more and felt like it was a nice contribution to the song.

9. Once Again (再一遍). I didn’t come to appreciate this song until later. But it’s a really nice, touching song. Not to mention this song was written by Jacky’s brother, James. (James joked at one point that he had written this song for money, lol.)

10. Hero. This song used to be one of my favorite songs when I listened to the album in the past. I think it still is until this day.

Doing this review had brought back lots of memories. And in a way, it made me feel kind of soapy, lol.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT.