Step Forward by Hu Xia

(Credit: 胡夏 HuXia)

Song Title: Step Forward (學著走)

Lyricist: Shi Fang (十方)

Composer: Tan Zhi Hua (譚志華)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Maroon = Pin Yin
Blue = English

你那時候的溫柔 變成此刻的狂風
ni na shi hou de wen rou   bian cheng ci ke de kuang feng
Your gentleness at that moment has changed into this moment’s fierce wind
傷捲進胸口 好痛
shang juan jin xiong kou   hao tong
The wound has traveled through the chest, very painful

你最後的笑容 縱放過後迎來寒冬
ni zui hou de xiao rong   zong fang guo hou ying lai han dong
Your last smile has released to welcome winter
背影揉進眼眸 散成惡夢
bei ying rou jin yan mou   san cheng e meng
Back view brushed past the eyes, turning into a nightmare

回憶像荒蕪的樂園 觀笑聲逃出從前
hui yi xiang huang wu de le yuan   guan xiao sheng tao chu cong qian
Memories are like uncultivated gardens, sounds of past laughter unleashing
海盜船廢 摩天輪斜 木馬不旋
hai dao chuan fei   mo tian lun xie   mu ma bu xuan
Pirate’s abandoned ship, slanted Ferris wheels, unrevoling wooden horses

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
往事太重我再也背不動
wang shi tai chong wo zai ye bei bu dong
The past is so heavy that I can’t even lift it
不能逗留 人越是回頭 越有漩過 越往上游 越向下落
bu neng dou liu   ren yue shi hui tou   yue you xuan guo   yue wang shang you   yue xiang xia luo
Don’t stop, the more one looks back, the more one will go in circles; the higher one tries to go, the more one will fall
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
第一步總是擔心害怕和惶恐
de yi bu zong shi dan xin hai pa he huang kong
The first step always is worrisome, full of fear, and living in fear
時間回伸出變手 抱往我別難過
shi jian hui shen chu bian shou   bao wang wo bie nan guo
Time stretches and changes hand, surrounding me so don’t be sad
淚水中找彩虹要勇敢的像孩童
lei shui zhong zhao cai hong yao yong gan de xiang hai tong
Finding the rainbow within tears, be courageous like a child

(music)

心是個拉圾掩理場 收集著件件破爛
xin shi ge la ji yan li chang   shou ji zhe jian jian po lan
The heart is like a garbage dump, collecting pieces of rags
半個永遠 斷句誓言 情感碎片
ban ge yong yuan   duan ju shi yan   qing gan sui pian
Half of forever, broken promises, fragments of love

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
往事太重我再也背不動
wang shi tai chong wo zai ye bei bu dong
The past is so heavy that I can’t even lift it
不能逗留 人越是回頭 越有漩過 越往上游 越向下落
bu neng dou liu   ren yue shi hui tou   yue you xuan guo   yue wang shang you   yue xiang xia luo
Don’t stop, the more one looks back, the more one will go in circles; the higher one tries to go, the more one will fall
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
第一步總是擔心害怕和惶恐
de yi bu zong shi dan xin hai pa he huang kong
The first step always is worrisome, full of fear, and living in fear
時間回伸出變手 抱往我別難過
shi jian hui shen chu bian shou   bao wang wo bie nan guo
Time stretches and changes hand, surrounding me so don’t be sad
淚水中找彩虹要勇敢的像孩童
lei shui zhong zhao cai hong yao yong gan de xiang hai tong
Finding the rainbow within tears, be courageous like a child

離開痛 學著走
li kai tong   xue zhe zou
Leaving pain, learning to move forward
孤單變成我最好的朋友
gu dan bian cheng wo zui hao de peng you
Loneliness has become my best friend
帶我看懂 愛那時候的風 那年的冬 那傷的錯 那黑的夢
dai wo kan dong   ai na shi hou de feng   na nian de dong   na shang de cuo   na hei de meng
Letting me understand, that time’s love storm, that year’s winter, that pain’s mistake, that darkness of dreams
想小時候 學著走
xiang xiao shi hou   xue zhe zou
Reminiscing of childhood, learning how to walk
下一步會讓不知所措變成熱
xia yi bu hui rang bu zhi suo cuo bian cheng re
The next step is to let the loss turn into familiarity
日曆飄出了窗口 過去己經去過
ri li piao chu le chuang kou   guo qu ji jing qu guo
Time flies out the window, the past is already gone
你不再愛我忘記疼痛要像孩童
ni bu zai ai wo wang ji teng tong yao xiang hai tong
You don’t love me anymore, forgetting pain like a child

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Silly Tango

The other album that I got because of True Love 365. However, not a single regret, just like the other one.

1. Static Electricity (靜電). The thing about this song is the mix is all wrong. I swear! I wanted to forward it so many times. Yet I tried to be patient for the lyrics. The lyrics are good, but I think if the music was better mixed/composed, it would be even more appealing. Or it’s just me.

2. Change It Over (改變 – 偶像劇 求愛365 片尾曲). A very good song. It was the ending theme of True Love 365 for the latter half of the drama. (Since the ending theme was a different song at the beginning of the drama.) Very suitable for the drama as well. Like how some of them were already breaking out on their own or independent individuals trying to survive each day and work toward their goals. Sometimes there are ups and downs, wanting to give up, etc. Yet somehow, they managed to work past that, etc.

3. Silly Tango (傻瓜探戈). Catchy. Why wasn’t this one the first track? Or perhaps if they changed the mix for the first track, I felt it would be better for the opening. Anyway, this song is the one responsible for the title of the album. Lived up to it!

4. Could We Make It? (我們會不會). It’s hard to believe that this songwriter would actually write a bad song. So yeah, I wasn’t disappointed. Nice, thoughtful lyrics. Like always crafty.

5. My Smiles Belong To You (微笑的人). This song takes a while to grow on you. Seriously. Well, that was what happened to me. At first, I was like nothing special. But it got better as the song continued on and even the mix helped.

6. Step Forward (學著走 – 偶像劇 求愛365 – 插曲). The sub-theme of True Love 365. First played when Bi Ting fell asleep in Yu Xiang’s car. It was the first time he even considered draping his jacket over her. Love the song. Possibly loving it more than the 2nd track.

7. Away From Home (離家以後). A very uplifting song. Encouraging and urging one forward. Mostly have to do with those leaving home and striking out to be independent, being strong, etc.

8. Love, One Meter Away (愛情離我一公尺 -韓劇 浪漫滿屋2 片頭曲). Nice.

9. Black Frame Glasses (黑框眼鏡). Another nice song.

10. Always You (一定有個妳). A nice and slow song. Somewhat meaningful, but I wasn’t into it. No idea why. Maybe it was too slow for me.

What can I say about Hu Xia? He has a very unique and addicting voice to listen to. In fact, quite warm and sincere the way he sang the songs. I couldn’t like all the songs. But he made ’em better for some reason.

All in all, an enjoyable album.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT