Song of a day: Apart Always by the Water Wave.

A famous Chinese song with lyrics translated below. The melody was from an 1959 Russian film ThirstЖажда”. It was adapted to China by the nationally-renowned songwriter Wang Luobin (王洛宾).

*I found that many gorgeous Mandarin songs with delicate words are not known outside the Chinese zone. I figure I might try to get some translation done as a practice, for me to get to know lyrics. I got a bad memory when it comes to lyrics…

永隔一江水
Apart Always by the Water Wave

A live version by Zhou Yunpeng in Paris. Zhou is one of the most popular and best Chinese folk singer and poet.
A lady version sang by Xiao Juan. Xiao Juan is currently active with Chinese indie songs.

风雨带走黑夜 青草滴露水
storm washed away the darkness of the night, 
a dew drop is sleeping on a leaf

大家一起来称赞 生活多么美 
oh dear let’s feel the life, and how wonderful it is

我的生活和希望 总是相违背 
the reality keeps deviating from the desires of mine

我和你是河两岸 永隔一江水 
here we are in the opposite shore, apart always by the water wave

波浪追逐波浪 寒鸭一对对 
a wave is chasing another wave, ducks are swimming in their pairs

姑娘人人有伙伴 谁和我相偎 
the pretties all got their company, and who is there to cuddle with me?

等待 等待 再等待 心儿已等碎 
waiting, I’ve been waiting till my heartbreak

我和你是河两岸 永隔一江水 
here we are in the opposite shore, apart always by the water wave

我的生活和希望 总是相违背 
the reality keeps deviating from the desires of mine

我和你是河两岸 永隔一江水 
here we are in the opposite shore, apart always by the water wave

黑夜过去到黎明 像飞鸟呻吟 
the daybreak occurs with dim light, like a bird singing a sorrow song

我没有另外的人 只等你来临 
I have no one else on my mind, I am waiting for you with all my mind

等待等待再等待 我心儿已等碎 
waiting, I’ve been waiting till my heartbreak

我和你是河两岸 永隔一江水 
here we are in the opposite shore, apart always by the water wave

我的生活和希望 总是相违背 
the reality keeps deviating from the desires of mine

我和你是河两岸 永隔一江水 
here we are in the opposite shore, apart always by the water wave

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