I've been listening to some old albums and rediscovering some old favourites. I haven't been following Chinese pop music for I don't know how long. A few years ago, based on T's high recommendation, I listened to 光良 [第1次個人創作專輯] and fell in love with this album. For lack of a better explanation, his songs are simply very moving. In the age of over-production, it's good to know that beautiful melodies and lyrics that resonate with emotions are refreshing and not at all out of fashion.
Call me sentimental but every time I listen to the song "第一次", I can't help but be drawn into the feeling of unsure and joy when love first blossoms. This is one of my favourite songs of all time.
當你看著我 我沒有開口 已被你猜透
還是沒把握 還是沒有符合 你的要求
喔 第一次我 說愛你的時候
喔 第一次我 牽起你的雙手
喔 第一次吻 你深深的酒窩
喔 第一次你 躺在我的胸口
This is my clumsy translation of a stanza of the lyrics that I particularly like:
The first time I said "I love you", I couldn't breathe and my heart was trembling
The first time I held your hands, I lost my sense of direction and didn't know where to go
Those are the reasons to be in love
That's what it means to be together
The first time we kissed, I wanted to be clear-headed but was distracted by your dimples
The first time you leaned on my chest, we did not seperate for twenty-four hours
That's the first time that I knew what it means to be with you forever