Friday Song: Spring is here - SupChina

Friday Song: Spring is here

You might disagree if you live in the northeastern part of the United States, but spring has arrived. The birds are out in Beijing, central heating has been shut off, and it’s warmer outside than in (it’s a northern China thing, for those who have never experienced it).

Here’s a song for the season — Flowers Bloom in Spring (春天花会开 chūntiān huā huì kāi) — by Taiwanese singer Richie Jen. Lyrics with our translation:

春天花会开 Flowers Bloom in Spring

春天花会开 Flowers bloom in spring
鸟儿自由自在 Birds are free and unrestrained
我还是在等待 I’m still waiting
等待我的爱 Waiting for my love
你快回来(你赶快回来) You hurry back (hurry back soon)

总是假装不经意 Always pretending not to care
经过你家大门外 Passing outside your family’s door
期待你美丽的身影 Expecting your beautiful silhouette
从远远的走过来 From far, far away
我的天使我的爱 My angel, my love
为你不怕风吹日晒 For you I fear no wind or exposure
偏偏命运如此的安排 Fate is thus arranged
只有路灯它笑我呆 Only the streetlight, it smiles, I stay

我的爱我等待 My love, I wait
你回来分享我的爱 Come back to share my love
冬天风雪来 Winter wind brings snow
花儿谢了依然会开 Flowers withered will still bloom
鸟儿明年一样会回来 Birds next year will return as before
只有我等到双鬓斑白 Only I wait till both temples turn white

昔日相思树 In old days, the acacia tree
亲手为你栽 Grew for me personally
依稀人影在 A vague human shadow
只是红颜改 Only the red color changes
你在那里我的爱 You’re there, my love
消失在茫茫人海 Disappearing in the vast crowd
现实总是有一点无奈 Reality’s always a little helpless
美好的结局慢慢期待 Beautiful conclusion, slowly looking forward
我的爱我等待 My love, I wait
你回来分享我的爱 Come back to share my love

春天花会开 Flowers bloom in spring
鸟儿自由自在 Birds are free and unrestrained
我还是在等待 I’m still waiting
等待我的爱 Waiting for my love
冬天风雪来 Winter wind brings snow
花儿谢了依然会开 Flowers withered will still bloom
鸟儿明年一样会回来 Birds next year will return as before
只有我等到双鬓斑白(春天花会开) Only I wait till both temples turn white (flowers bloom in spring)
你快回来(鸟儿自由自在) You hurry back (birds are free and unrestrained)
你赶快回来(冬天风雪来) Hurry back soon (winter wind brings snow)
我要你回来(我还是在等待) I want you to come back (I’m still waiting)
你赶快回来 Hurry back soon


Friday Song is SupChina’s weekly sign-off. Hurry back after the weekend. Let us know what you thought of the week that was in the comments below, or email [email protected]

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Anthony Tao

Anthony is the Asia managing editor of SupChina. Follow him @anthonytao

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