Give Me Wang Fei or Give Me Death!

I've fallen in love with Faye Wong all over again. It's just that I haven't listened to her in five years. And she played such an important role in my life. I wouldn't have survived Korea and accomplished what I have without the inspiration of her songs. Forgive me, dear blog visitors, but I will have to bombard you with her music. She's just frickin' awesome.

A few of her songs I do associate with difficult periods in my life, and so despite their intrinsic beauty I'd rather not hear them again. But the catchiness of this ditty right here always perks me up; never mind the existentialism. This is "Mortal World" by Miyuki Nakajima from Faye Wong's 1997 self-titled all-Mandarin album 王菲 (快樂不快樂一直王菲).


人間 (1997)




風雨過後不一定有美好的天空
不是天晴就會有彩虹
所以你一臉無辜不代表你懵懂

不是所有感情都會有始有終
孤獨盡頭不一定惶恐
可生命總免不了最初的一陣痛

但願你的眼睛只看得到笑容
但願你流下每一滴淚都讓人感動
但願你以後每一個夢不會一場空

天上人間如果真值得歌頌
也是因爲有你才會變得鬧哄哄
天大地大世界比你想像中朦胧
我不忍心再欺哄但願你聽得懂
但願你會懂該何去何從


Nope, I'm not covering the Olympics in Beijing next summer. Why? Because I'm going to New York, baby!!! Do or die.