Saturday, 25 August 2018

Maybe she's testing me… or maybe we should just part

Another song on the problematic relationship theme today. It is the Cantonese song 可能 | Ho2-nang4, "Maybe". The singer, Dave Wong, seeing as his partner missed a date, wonders if they should just break up or if she's just testing him and really loves him. I met this song between Easter and July 2012, and translated it into English within that summer.


* 细细夜雨
迎着风飘近
像串起心中一切疑问
相约到此今已是过时
雨中只好一等再等
每晚共对
似是多么近
但仿佛
她的心不爱安分
失约解释不愿再问
我只一心要求她步近

# 可能
她一心要试验我
可能
双方忖测太多
可能
光辉一刹已掠过
只好留低我





可能
彼此可以努力过
可能
再见苦楚更多
可能
她将不再理会我
不知谁的错
* Sai3-sai3 je6-jyu5
Jing4-zoek6 fung1 piu1-gan6
Zoeng6 cyun3-hei2 sam1 zung1 jat1-cai3 yi4-man6
Soeng1-joek3 dou3-ci2 gam1 ji5 si6 gwo3-si6
Jyu5 zung1 zi2-hou2 jat1 dang2 zoi3 dang2
Mui5 maan6 gung6 deoi3
Ci5 si6 do1-mo1 gan6
Daan6 fong2-fat6
Taa1 dik1 sam1 bat1 ngoi3 ngon1-fan1
Sat1-yoek3 gaai2-sik1 bat1 jyun6 zoi3 man6
Ngo5 zi2 jat1-sam1 jiu1-kau4 taa1 bou6-gan6

# Ho2-nang4
Taa1 jat1-sam1 yiu1 si3-jim6 ngo5
Ho2-nang4
Soeng1 fong1 cyun2-caak1 taai3-do1
Ho2-nang4
Gwong1-fai1 jat1-saat1 ji5 loek6-gwo3
Zi2-hou2 lau4 dai1 ngo5

*

#

Ho2-nang4
Bei2-ci2 ho2-ji5 nou5-lik6-gwo3
Ho2-nang4
Zoi3-gin3 fu2-coi2 gang3 do1
Ho2-nang4
Taa1 zoeng3 bat1 zoi3 lei5-wui4 ngo5
Bat1 zi1 seoi4 dik1 co3


* Thin thin night-rain
Meeting wind floats close,
As mixed up, in my heart all is doubt.
Our date right now is already gone:
In the rain I must wait and wait.
Each night we meet,
And we seem so close,
But it seems
That her heart likes no limits.
Don’t want to ask why she missed the date:
I just ask with my whole heart she be near.

# Maybe
She just wants to test me through,
Maybe
We both have thought too much,
Maybe
The great moment has swept past,
Me, who have to stay.

*

#

Maybe
We may both have strived too much
Maybe
Goodbye would mean more pain,
Maybe
She’ll no longer notice me.
Don’t know who did wrong.

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