Moonlake’s Lyrics (4)

Another inspiring Cantonese song lyric for today. The actual song is called A Straight path and A Meandering Path. It is the theme song for a Hong Kong TV drama called Rainbow at Night:

How can one compete with anyone if no sweats are ever shed?

I’ve never had the extravagant hope      that the angels would be generous

How is it possible that one would see colour if one has not opened up one’s eyes?

Haven’t yet toiled            what right to wait for cheers?

 

Everyone knows that the lights won’t be dazzling before night fall no matter how beautiful they are

Given a backdrop of adversity    a life would be too resplendent

Have to walk no matter how difficult      not slowing when facing setbacks

I am used to the turbulence of tsunamis                               even the ordeal of travelling up a mountain of knives

*Without nightfall           there won’t be stars shinning

Brilliant even amidst darkness

If I faint one day               learn to treasure breathing

Who would always have luck undiminished?

When a day ends             there will be a new start

Pleasure and sadness pass within the blink of an eye

Falling into a bottomless pit         a hard turn of life

Efforts are hard to rein in             a ferocious tide can be stopped with enough effort

How can one be passionately in love if one is unable to treat oneself well?

Having learnt to treasure oneself             even breaking up would become a lovable experience

Even falling down would be spectacular                                let me create unexpected miracles

I see myself as a genius                 I would not deign to sigh for having fallen just one time

Repeat *

No matter the path in front is straight or meandering     it won’t be too late as long as one steps out

In such a dark night         the constellations are brighter

When there’s a high mountain in front of one    the courage to climb it would follow

The more difficult it is                    the stronger the will to not turn back

Everyone knows that the lights won’t be dazzling before night fall no matter how beautiful they are

Given a backdrop of adversity    a life would be too resplendent

Have to walk no matter how difficult      not slowing when facing setbacks

I am used to the turbulence of tsunamis                               even the ordeal of travelling up a mountain of knives

Note: the italic bit has an additional meaning in Chinese in that travelling up a mountain of knives is one of the known punishments in Hell according to folklore

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