Jane Zhang Unstoppable Life.

[read italian version]

Sound of My Dream 2

On October 27, the first episode of “Sound of My Dream 2” aired by Zhejiang TV‘s satellite channel. Jane Zhang is the big news in the 2th season of this fortunate format
and in this edition she plays the role of coach for emerging talents that are competitors in the contest.

Jane Zhang Unstoppable Life

Jane Zhang coach in TV show Sound of My Dream

So … first show, first great rendition for Jane we’ve all been waiting for: the song is 浮生 未 歇 (Unstoppable Life) whose lyrics are written by 恨 醉 (Hen Zui) on Nakajima Mika‘s music (中 岛 美嘉).

The song “Unstoppable Life”

The song speaks of the flow of life through time and reincarnation.

Reincarnation is a concept that is present in Taoism, religion and philosophy institutionalized in China approximately in the 2th century BC: the ancient book “Zhuang-zi” [Chuang-tzu] says for all human lives reincarnation is foreseen. Life in this world is like floating in the water, leaving this world is like resting after efforts.

A detail from the lyrics (see at the bottom of the post): in the third verse of the first part of the song it mentions the “Se” (瑟) which is a traditional 50-string Chinese instrument.

Jane Zhang Unstoppable Life

“Se” – Traditional 50-string Chinese instrument

The song chosen by Jane for the television debut in Sound of My Dream 2 was has been subjected to a heavy musical arrangement and Jane wanted to introduce also an ocarina into the orchestration, an instrument increasingly rare to meet nowdays.

The original song is Japanese

The song, however, isn’t, as some might imagine, a classic Chinese, but a piece written, both in words and music, in 2005 by a young Japanese songwriter who answers to the name of Nakajima Mika (中 岛 美嘉). The original title of the track is “Sakurairo Mau Koro” (桜 色 舞 う こ ろ) which translated would be “Dancing in the colors of cherry blossoms.” In the Chinese version the text was completely rewritten by Hen Zui (恨 醉).

Here, in audio only, the original Japanese version with also english subtitles.

Finally, for those who enjoy the talent television shows, the first episode in full version.

What to say to take stock of this first Sound of My Dream 2 television episode?
A fantastic Jane Zhang’s rendition, a wonderful song with an exceptional arrangement, another awasome dress designed by Lebanese fashion designer Tony Ward who last year made Jane’s wedding dress, so much beautiful music and great talents.

I would say the result is more than good!

Jane Zhang Unstoppable Life

Jane Zhang

Lyrics

Part 1
誰家的清笛漸響漸遠
響過浮生多少年
誰家唱斷的錦瑟絲弦
驚起西風冷樓闕
誰蛾眉輕斂 袖舞流年
誰比肩天涯仗劍
誰今昔一別 幾度流連
花期漸遠 斷了流年

Part 2
不如就此相忘於塵世間
今夜無風無月星河天懸
聽罷笛聲繞雲煙
看卻花謝離恨天
再相見
方知浮生未歇

Part 3
若揮袖作別 流雲萬千
可有人千萬流連
若今昔一別 一別永年
蒼山負雪 浮生盡歇

Part 4
今夕隔世百年一眼望卻
嘆只嘆他輕許了誓言
把千年咒怨輕湮
成全了誰的祈願
他不見
她守韶華向遠

Repeat Part 2
Repeat Part 4
Repeat Part 2

誰家的清笛漸響漸遠
響過浮生多少年
誰家唱斷的錦瑟絲弦
驚起西風冷樓闕

English translation

Part 1
A burst of melodious flute came from somewhere and it is getting away from me
How many times have I heard a similar flute sound in my life?
(I heard) Someone played the instrument Se until its strings broke
The westerly wind blows toward the direction of the sunset (and it makes me feel) cold
(I remember) the one who gently frowned and danced with water sleeves
(I remember) my brothers in the battles
(I remember) my friends who bid farewell to me and left, they have came to find me so many times and have brought me so many pleasures
We are no longer young now and we have lost each other in the floating time

Part 2
It might be better for us to just forgetting each other in this big world
(Tonight shall be the good time to do so because the nature is so beautiful-) This is a clear night without any wind or the moon, only the galaxy hangs in the sky
After we listen the flute music
And after we see the flowers wither
When we had a chance to meet again
At that time, we shall know that the (journey of) life is unstoppable

Part 3
If we wave our sleeves to say goodbye to each other
Whether someone will be sad and cannot let go?
If we can not meet again in the future
(Will we feel like) mountains that are covering by the snow and let this moment become the end of our lives?

Part 4
Tonight, I feel that I can see through hundreds of years and all the results
I sigh because he had sworn for something that is too difficult for him to achieve
She gives up all the rage and blame in her heart in thousands of years
She is trying to fulfill someone’s prayer
And he will never be able to know
that she had been waiting for him to fulfill his promise for such a long time

Repeat Part 2
Repeat Part 4
Repeat Part 2

A burst of melodious flute came from somewhere and it is getting away from me
How many times have I heard a similar flute sound in my life?
(I heard) Someone played the instrument Se until its strings broke
(The world become silent again,) only the westerly wind blows toward the direction of the sunset (and it makes me feel) cold

for the English translation thank you for the YouTube EB EndlessBlue channel

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