Review On Two Chinese Songs for An Upcoming Chinese Series
Here is a short synopsis on the novel:
Credits for synopsis go to: https://hui3r.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/xian-xia-qi-yuan-zhi-hua-qian-gu-novel-summary-spoilers-仙侠奇缘之花千骨/
Pretty intense eh? Now there's been a lot of controversy on the main theme song and opening song for the soon to be aired series. Many complained that the songs are too simple and the lyrics are too modern and have no deeper meaning behind them. I have to disagree on this because I feel the songs and lyrics are perfect for the series and the deeper message is in there. However, everyone is different so I won't argue but only say what I thought about them.
Lyrics: (roughly translated by me.)
Use your hand to unlock my lock.
A thousand obstacles,
my love for you has never changed.
Loving you was loving a mistake,
losing you was losing my sanity,
It's not that it's unspeakable,
it's because I am afraid to say it.
each step each smile
each step each heartbreak
each step each hardship
turns into a moth flying into a burning fire.
because i fell in love with you,
i lost myself.
Allow everything fall with the wind.
it's not that it's unspeakable,
it's because I cannot say it.
I want to keep this promise,
don't blame me for my weakness,
but love doesn't allow you and I
to protect each other and live.
because I fell in love with you,
so I become the person I am,
and I fall into silence with you.
We laugh at fate jerking us around.
My opinion: The tune is very ancient and very gentle and soft. I feel this song is perfect for the main theme of the series. The lyrics are meaningful and it explains the relationship between the last God and her master's relationship. Her master is constantly in a struggle of protecting the last God but what the synopsis didn't mention was her master's life or death test is this girl. That is why he either can kill her and become enlightened or choose to let her live and it may cause his death. That is why the lyrics make sense where he cannot speak what he feels towards her and she doesn't understand until much later I think. I think its very suitable for this pairing.
When longing soars through the night sky,
attachments still remained tangled, your voice still clear,
When your back turns away and disappears in the crowds,
there remains an unfamiliar loneliness,
never try, never see, never never know,
never find, never seek, never let you go.
so deep, so far, so so painful,
so much love, so much hate, so much suffocation,
who's love is so crazy? Selfish to the core
when a fight ends, we embrace and kiss and fall silent.
Who's love isn't crazy? If it isn't, how is it considered love?
Not wishing for tomorrow, for forever, for the future,
as long as your eyes have me right now then it's enough.
Too stubborn, too detached,
this type of love is too heavy.
Here's the fire,
here's the fire,
here's the fire,
My Opinion: As for this- it's much more bolder, so I can see why this is the opening song. It speaks of fierce love and gentle love, the price of love and the pain of losing your love. It's more suitable in speaking in general of all the characters and their outlook on love. Many people argued that it was too modern and detached from the series. However, romance plays a big role in this series and novel despite other themes in the story. It's the canon theme and this is why the songs are so simple to some but that's how love is when you love someone...that immense amount of stubbornness, that longing for them, loneliness, so deep, so far, so much pain, so much hate, and yet we suffocate and still love them. We only want them to have us in their gazes for even a brief moment. That's how simple it is and how it is for many of the characters in the series and novel I believe.
I also apologize that its not the translation of the full songs only snippets and my translation is very rough so it may have not captured the powerful words the original song conveyed.