Moonlake’s Lyrics (9)

Another set of lyrics touching on the archaic Chinese feel, theme song for a popular HK series around 5 years ago. To be honest, I didn’t like it that much while I was watching the series but started liking it when I heard it sung not by the original singer but by the male protagonist of the series instead. It really brought out the archaic feel of the lyrics. The lyrics themselves are not particularly meaningful or beautiful per se and it sometimes straddle the lines between archaic and modern but well,

The title of the song is called “Red Butterfly” and its lyrics is as follows:

Love will not be diluted by a cold wash of rain             will not diffuse no matter how the fierce wind blows

Even In between sad clouds and the moon                 still not lonely

Your eyes that are capable of *destroying cities are more brilliant than flowers and grasses

Yet your eyebrows and glazed eyes show absentmindedness and one filament of lament

*Flowing water clearly shows us through                        even paved with wind and snow the road on the way will be bright

A dark grey sky                                                               love gets admiration

What love in the love is considered pure                        you willingly become a red butterfly fluttering its wings

Tasted setbacks enough                                                having a bleeding wound is still not enough to whittle away or destroy it

What love in the love is considered pure                       exerting the utmost effort even if facing despair

Stay till the last together not afraid of experiencing adversity

Drinking merrily along the shores of a beautiful river       playing a tune that carries across thousand miles

The sunset carrying a clear wind                                      already faintly materialises

Your beauty is more beautiful that of clusters of different flowers  but my heart can only wish for it

(The sight of) Red butterfly flying across the sky is very beautiful I will remember it for life

Repeat *

What love in the love is considered pure                        you willingly become a red butterfly fluttering its wings

Tasted setbacks enough                                                having a bleeding wound is still not enough to whittle away or destroy it

What love in the love is considered pure                       exerting the utmost effort even if facing despair

Stay till the last together not afraid of experiencing adversity

*destroying cities= a phrase referring to great beauties, coming about because of known ‘historical’ incidence of a beauty contributing to the fall of kingdoms

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