Unpredictable by Yang Xuan

Song Title: Unpredictable (無常)

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Lyrics by:  ()

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Indigo = Pin Yin
Royal Blue = English
Medium Orchid = Vietnamese

悄悄收拾所有希望
qiao qiao shou shi suo you xi wang
Quietly arranging all wishes
Lẳng lặng thu xếp những hy vọng
我在你心理早己經失去份量
wo zai ni xin li zao ji jing shi qu fen liang
In your heart, I have already lost my ground
Anh trong tim của em sớm đã mất hết phân lượng
不吃不睡不敢想 我還能怎麼樣
bu chi bu shui bu gan xiang   wo hai neng zen me yang
Not eating, not sleeping, not daring to think what else I could do
Không ăn, không ngủ, không dám nghĩ tới anh còn làm được gì
你的笑容變了樣
ni de xiao rong bian le yang
Your smile has already changed
Nụ cười của em đã thay đổi rồi
我的愛讓你心慌
wo de ai rang ni xin huang
My love has frightened you
Tình yêu của anh đã làm em sợ

聽聽朋友們說的話
ting ting peng you men shuo de hua
Listening to friends’ exchanged words
Lắng nghe bạn bè cùng nhau chuyện trò
每一句我都覺得無關痛癢
mei yi ju wo dou jue de wu guan tong yang
Each sentence, I feel that it’s irrelevant
Mỗi câu anh nghĩ rằng đều không quan trọng
開開心心對著鏡子我不肯定投降
kai kai xin xin dui zhe jing zi wo bu ken ding tou xiang
Happily facing the mirror, I’m uncertain of surrendering
Vui vui vẻ vẻ đứng trước tấm kiếng, anh không chắc rằng đã dầu hàng
就算笑得不勉強 也覺得心灰意涼
jiu suan xiao de bu mian qing   ye jue de xin hui yi liang
Even if the smile isn’t forced, I still feel disheartened
Cho dù nụ cười không miễn cưỡng, nhưng lòng cũng đã nản

喔~ 你笑我痴 我恨你傻
woo~ ni xiao wo chi   wo hen ni sha
woo~ You laugh at my idiotic, I hate your foolishness
woo~ Em cười anh ngu, anh ghét em khờ
終於都為愛受了傷
zhong yu dou wei ai shou le shang
In the end, it was all due to enduring love’s injury
Nói tóm lại, cũng bởi vì tình yêu làm tổn thương
你說我懂 我給你的
ni shuo wo dong   wo gei ni de
Understanding your words, I’ll give you all
Những gì em nói anh đều hiểu, anh sẽ cho em hết
怪只怪世事無常
guai zhi guai shi shi wu chang
The only thing that could be blamed is the world’s unpredictability
Muốn trách chỉ có thể trách rằng thế sự vô thường

喔~ 你是我的 我是你的
woo~ ni shi wo de   wo shi ni de
woo~ You’re mine and I’m yours
woo~ Em là của anh và anh là của em
到頭來好夢又一場
dao tou lai hao meng you yi chang
In the end, a good dream is still a dream
Cuối cùng thì mộng đẹp cũng là một giấc mộng
你情我願又怎麼樣
ni qing wo yuan you zen me yang
We’re both willing, so what?
Em tình anh nguyện, có sao đâu?
誰不是為愛荒唐
shui bu shi wei ai huang tang
Who hasn’t been absurd because of love?
Có ai mà chưa vì tình yêu mà hoang đường?

或許世事真的多變
huo xu shi shi zhen de duo bian
Perhaps the world is really full of ever-changing events
Có lẽ thế sự thiệt sự là đa biến
我卻覺得是你無常
wo que jue de shi ni wu chang
Yet I think that it’s you who’s unpredictable
Nhưng anh nghĩ rằng em mới là vô thường

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Love Is Not Intended For Your Appreciation

As always, my little turtle rate couldn’t beat Vanadia‘s progress by reviewing James’ album. But I guess better late than never. Though I had talked about the first song a bit in my other post, I thought it would be better to do a separate post and include the other songs as well.

1. Love Is Not Intended For Your Appreciation (愛不是要你感激). The best track in the whole album. Maybe that was why it was the 1st track? (LOL!) The more I listen to this song, the more I love it. Possibly because of the way James sang it. It seemed to be a normal song, but it used complex phrases or crafty words at times to make its point.

2. Understood (了解). Supposedly a hopeful song yet I wasn’t really into it. It was a good song actually, just me, lol.

3. Just Want Daylight (就要天亮). Surprised that I actually liked this song more than the previous one though it was somewhat along the same line.

4. I’m Always By Your Side (我一直在你身邊). Mixed feelings. I liked the last few verses more than the beginning, lol. It might be the music arrangement that caused me to not like this one as much.

5. Unpredictable (無常). This was my second favorite song. The tune was really catchy and how James sang it made it even more energetic. I think among all the upbeat songs in here, he sang this one with much more comfort than the others. Or it appeared so to me. This song he handled it with much more grace and flexibility than the other ones.

6. The Person Love Passed By (愛情的過路人). Third favorite song. If listened to more carefully, it was really well written and the music was soothing. A sad song but not too bitter.

7. New Distance (新的距離). It caught on after several more repeats. But I’m still leaving it in the middle, lol.

8. I Want To Cry (我想哭). A very good song, however, it was way too morbid. YES, coming from me. I liked the lyrics. Again, a beautifully written song.

9. Lost (迷失). I don’t know what to say about this song. Kind of random? It was upbeat and catchy, but still didn’t grab my attention. Will need more listening.

10. Love’s Attraction (愛情的魔力). A hopeful song. Upbeat and catchy as well. It was all right, I guess.

Conclusion? I STILL can’t get over why this wasn’t more popular when it was released. There were enough variety of calm/sad songs versus happy/upbeat songs. Though I have made some comments regarding James’ vocal and how he handled the songs, I felt if this one was his first album, it was already beyond standard than some of the current singers’ supposedly debut album.

*Will update with more details when I could finally get my hands on the actual album. (Slim chance BUT still hopeful.)