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My Blue Summer

Chinese pop has been on the brain once again.  I find Chinese music to be the best way to dissipate relentless inner monologues that won’t shut up.

The singer’s name is Valen Hsu and the song is called My Blue Summer.

 

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Translated by yours truly.

As long as you want to go home, no matter how late, I will wait for you.
The sorrow of your heart’s pain, no matter how far, I can sense it.

Don’t you cry, I will lament for you.
Don’t you think about it, wait for the heavens’ arrangement.

Happiness ceases a fiery night.
Love is said to be beautiful and simple, and can ask for anyone to like it.
Forever, I’ll always struggle and wait for you.
Your love always stays in that blue summer sky.

As long as you want to go home, no matter how late, I will wait for you.
The sorrow of your heart’s pain, no matter how far, I can sense it.

What a Difference 3 Months Can Make

All the people born, all the people dead…..

RIP Chester Bennington.

I’ve written about Kpop many times here, only occasionally about English-language music, and one of the bands that made the deepest impression on me after I’d been introduced to Kpop was Linkin Park and their debut album Hybrid Theory at the turn of the 21st century.  Je suis tres triste maintenant.

Linkin Park released a new album in May; their new single, “Heavy,” is really good.

My favorite LP song is probably “Pushing Me Away.”

 

Avez Un Joyeux Noel

Cause somewhere in the world it’s already that time of the year.

It doesn’t have to be about prayer or candles or forgiveness or mistletoe; it can just be about a warm handshake, a really good chocolate chip cookie or some good music.

And if you have no hands to shake, if sugar makes your teeth ache, and the only things your mind allows is whether or not the new year will bring upon you legislative oppression or socially sanctioned asphyxiation, there isn’t a thing I can say to you that will make any of it better.

But while you’re still here, while your skin still covers your muscles and bone and blood vessels; while you’ve still got a heart that beats and an animal instinct to survive, you’ll let yourself persevere with whatever method your conscience allows.

 

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