Since I’m currently working on subtitling this drama, I thought I’d share its OST. Typical of Taiwanese “daily” dramas, there are happy and cheerful as well as painful and dark songs.
We hope you enjoy them! As a personal, tangent side-note: this OST has brought renewed attention to Rainie Yang. I still remember her from the young days of Devil Beside You, memories of my own childhood, and was quite blown away by the emotional depth of her music now. She’s definitely an artist to be on the watch out…
Translations by: MusicIndividual86 and CocoaCaffeine8
Edited by: SoundsofSnow
That feeling of falling in love is really not simple.
It hasn’t climbed for more than a couple seconds before rolling back down.
It has tens of thousands of ups and downs; the sky and earth spin.
I cry and I smile. The more exhilarating, the more I like it.
只想要跟你冒險 全心全意 保護你
I just want to go on adventures with you, protecting you wholeheartedly.
Being rowdy and noisy is actually sweet too.
Once in awhile I might accidentally step on a mine,
and inevitably I might cause you to shed tears.
But sometimes, this kind of offbeat rhythm
Actually lets me see how moving the on-beats can be.
只想你陪我冒險 全心全意 保護你
I just want you to go on adventures with me, protecting you wholeheartedly.
Being rowdy and noisy is actually sweet too.
How do you maintain the passion of love?
Don’t try to anticipate it; only then will you be surprised.♫
How extraordinary life can be; come give it a try.♫
A single coin rolls around on the busy street.
Who will realize that the forgotten stories are right beside their feet?
Deeply asleep in the subway car until the stop has passed.
The movie has ended, but my heart is still roaming.
The housewife’s hands are full of magnolias, gently shutting every glass window.
Who will raise their head and glance at the carefully anticipating gaze?
The high-rise skyscrapers that I can’t catch up to are yellowing in the twilight.
The screen reflects a lonely figure that shifts and sways.
That street vendor under the veranda is silently brewing a pot of soup,
Just like it is brewing the joys, sorrows, and anguishes of life that can’t be spoken of.
That nagging radio DJ, who is he talking to?
Sometimes, we just want a flower to bloom in the sky.
We still wait for the day when the world will be anew after the sun rises.
Protecting in our lives that lonely ray of light in the moment of a passionate embrace.
When you turn around, the blue sky will smile at you.
Let those tears swirling in your eyes flow back into your heart to stay.
一起仰望的 一起記得 就已經足夠了
The things we’ve yearned for together, remembering them together is enough.
The story slowly comes to a halt. Our laughs are still swaying in the air.
In the future, you will meet even more different people on the road.
Just like the aged tree, they accumulate ring by ring.
可最單純的 最瘋狂的 都已留給你了
But the simplest, the craziest have all been left with you.
Now, no matter how far you go in the future, you won’t feel lonely.
What you’ve left behind in my life
Will never be erased away.
How many dawns? How many dusks?
In life, there is no banquet that won’t disperse, but there are hearts that can’t let go.
When you think of me again, I will still be here,
Accompanying you to move forward together.
I’m grasping onto a midnight viewing movie ticket.
Staring at the phone, I don’t know who I’m calling.
It seems like the world has silently lost a corner.
Stuck in traffic, I don’t have a destination to go to.
I can’t fall asleep yet. I’m missing an embrace.
My heart is a little cold, yet I say that I’m very well.
自言自語 是否有人 能夠聽到
I’m talking to myself. Is there anyone that can hear me?
I want to hide myself amid the rowdy crowd,
Yet in fact I’ve been marked by loneliness.
I use my tears, but I can’t wash it away no matter how I try.
If there is no love, there won’t be frustrations.
Using that lie, how much time have I spent idly?
I will try to interact well with myself.
自言自語 但願有人 能夠聽到
I talk to myself hoping that someone can hear me.
We need to let it go We need to let it shine
We need to let it go. We need to let it shine.
忽左 忽右 天空飄著浪漫的雲朵
Suddenly going left, suddenly going right. Romantic clouds are drifting in the sky.
幻想 愛情 牽著誰的手
I’m imagining whose hand love is holding.
Why am I daydreaming? Reality is knocking on my head.
If no one invites me to the graduation dance,
And then I’m afraid I will embarrass myself after promising to go on that date,
有妳 有我 可以分享秘密的朋友
There’s you, there’s me. We are friends that can share secrets with each other.
勇敢 脆弱 都一起加油
Courage or weakness, let’s work hard together.
Take advantage of how we aren’t mature enough yet right now.
How many stupid things have we not done yet?
Hoping every day that I will become beautiful isn’t being vain.
Only when it’s your turn to make your own decisions is that called freedom.
After the rain is gone, the sky clears, and you can see the rainbow;
What is more moving than this moment?
Remember this moment when you reap your reward.
Raise my head and aim for my starry sky.
What can be more vast than this?
Stash away the smile from this moment in time.
Insert Song: 牆 – 姚亦晴
Wall – By Shiny Yao Yi Qing
Your creations come out of the blue.
It’s hard to touch your world.
I can only stand by from afar.
A distant fabricated construct, the warmth of a shadow.
No one can tell my story.
I only want you to understand my world.
In the silhouette of your dreams,
Do you have me singing and wandering in your drawings?
No matter how crazy the risks are in the future,
Even if massive difficulties come attacking,
I’m willing to construct city walls for you,
Protecting you until you collapse.
幻化永恆的希娜 勇敢的羅賽 美麗的瑪利亞
Fantasize the perpetual Xena, the brave Rosa, the beautiful Maria.
When you regain the sky, /
When you step into your dreams,
Spread your wings of freedom,
Please take me with you.
Let me fly and soar with you.
I shed off myself, and put you on.
I leave the comfort zone in my heart.
I am willing to be chosen by you, yet you don’t say anything.
I’ve prepared to wait for you in the ripples.
I’ve lowered the height of that doorstep to frankness.
You insist on silence; it’s so superficial. You give your promises haphazardly.
Life has too many thousands of loose ends; that’s why I want to be stubborn in love.
Let me lay open my true heart to pad the path of your flight into freedom.
I still want to be good to you.
I want to believe undoubtedly that in this moment my heart hurts because
The memories still resound, declaring that they won’t be really lost.
I am too stupid; I can’t win this psychological game.
How much do I want to continue being good to you?
I don’t mind the disturbance, light as a dragonfly dips in the water.
I’m just afraid that being good to you will become the disturbance.
I’m just afraid that being good to you is something you won’t need.
Insert Song: 失憶的金魚 – 楊丞琳
The Amnesiac Goldfish – by Rainie Yang
My text message is in crying inside your cellphone.
You don’t touch it, and it’s lonely.
I’m like a goldfish. You can’t see the tear drops.
Only that bowl of water knows.
這一哭 誰一鬧 那一痛 誰一抱
This crying. Who’s fussing? That pain. Who will hug me?
That night, the shattered fishbowl can’t fall asleep, just like us.
It’s just us two fishes left. Why can’t the suffering end?
You avoided my hug like a stranger.
(Repeat from beginning, chorus x2)
Insert Song: 其實我們值得幸福 – 楊丞琳
Actually, We Deserve to Be Happy – by Rainie Yang
This year, we’ve been so busy that we rarely see each other.
The next time we meet is probably at her wedding banquet.
It seems as though it was yesterday that someone’s tears streaked her face.
In the blink of an eye, we have to celebrate the coming of another spring.
I’m envied by so many people. They might even be a little jealous.
I’m not really considered alone. I’ve temporarily turned my work into my home.
You’re all envious of the flight mileage I’ve accumulated.
I’ve forced myself to live out a different kind of satisfaction.
(Repeat from beginning)
Actually, we deserve to be happy.
It’s not time to admit defeat yet.
Don’t be poisoned by the toxin of love songs.
Loneliness isn’t all that bad.
There’s no need to be in a hurry to tolerate love. How painful is that?
Let’s not cry. Love won’t be deserted.
We all deserve to be taken care of by fate.
擦肩 而過 沒有表情的你我
Brush past each other’s shoulders. We wear no expression. ♫
快樂 難過 習慣把它藏好
Happiness, sorrow. I’m used to hiding them well. ♫
I’m busy looking for someone to talk to on the internet. ♫
Yet in real life, I’d rather remain silent. ♫
Obviously, I have so many people around me. ♫
Yet I only feel the more lonely. ♫
訊號 太弱 竟然感覺很輕鬆
The signal is too weak. It actually makes me feel at ease. ♫
好想 失蹤 任誰也找不到
I really wish I could be lost and no one could find me. ♫
I upload endlessly. Whom do I want to share this with? ♫
I’ve forgotten to ask myself how I feel. ♫
I don’t want to be like those people, ♫
Spinning around aimlessly along with the world. ♫
I know that I want ♫
to reorganize myself. ♫
Can I see my original self? ♫
Brush past each other’s shoulders. ♫