王菲 《容易受傷的女人》 (Fragile Woman)

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Most beautiful song by Faye Wong (aka 王菲, 王靖雯, Shirley Wong). It's this song that catapulted her into stardom, and subsequently the most popular singer in Asia.

Cantonese Version

王菲 《容易受傷的女人》 (Cantonese) music video. Buy at amazon
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The lyrics is by 潘源良.

《容易受傷的女人》
王菲  (粤語)
作词:潘源良

▲1≔
人渐醉了夜更深
在这一刻多么接近
思想仿似在摇撼
矛盾也更深

▲2≔
曾被破碎过的心
让你今天轻轻贴近
多少安慰及疑问
偷偷的再生

▲3≔
情难自禁
我却其实属于
极度容易受伤的女人

▲4≔
不要 不要
不要骤来骤去
请珍惜我的心

▲5 如明白我
继续情愿热恋
这个容易受伤的女人

▲6≔
不要等
这一刻
请热吻

▲7≔
长夜有你醉也真
让我终于找到信任
不管一切是疑问
快乐是情人

▲8≔
曾害怕了这一生
是你始终甘心靠近
我方知拥有着缘份
重建我信心

▲2 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5

终此一生 也火般的热吻

▲7 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5 ▲6.1 ▲7
▲1≔
we slowly become drunk as the night deepens
at this moment we are so close to each other
my thoughts appear to be shaken
contradictions grow deeper

▲2≔
though my heart was once broken
today i let you gently approach it
how comforting, but there is also doubt
secretly growing inside me

▲3≔
love is hard to resist
i'm in fact
a woman who is easily broken-hearted

▲4≔
please don't
please don't
please don't come then suddenly leave
please treasure and have pity on my heart

▲5≔
if you understand me
then continue your love
with this easily broken-hearted woman

▲6≔
don't wait any longer
just kiss me passionately

▲7≔
with you tonight, hard to believe but it's real
i'm finally able to regain my faith
despite all the uncertainty
still happy as lovers

▲8≔
i was once afraid of this life
it is you who i can finally lean on
i know i must embrace this fate
for it to hlep rebuild my confidence

▲2 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5

untill the end of this lifetime, let us kiss like fire

▲7 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5 ▲6 ▲7

Faye Wong - “Fragile Woman” (Cantonese version)
Lyrics:潘源良 (English translation: 李杀 (Xah Lee))

▲1≔
intoxicated deep into the night
with your warm breath on me
my mind is a shamble
unsure and timid

▲2≔
this broken heart
have you intimately near tonight
trepidation and doubt
quietly reawakened themselves

▲3≔
helplessness are my movements
but easily broken and hurt
is this woman

▲4≔
please don't, please don't
don't fool about
have a heart for me

▲5≔
if you understand me
please continue to caress
this broken hearted woman

▲6.1≔
don't hesitate
this very moment
kiss me dearly

▲7≔
these cold nights you made me warm
a trust i have found
all doubts i'm throwing away
happiness i have found

▲8≔
fear ran my life
but you patiently put them away
i realized this fortuity
rebuilt me

▲2 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5

▲6.2≔
torrid kisses
for life

▲7 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5 ▲6.1 ▲7

Standard Chinese Version

王菲 《容易受傷的女人》 (Standard Chinese) Buy at amazon

The lyrics for Standard Chinese version are very different.

The Cantonese lyrics is more poetic, with sexual passion, and has a happy ending. The Standard Chinese version is more colloquial, and doesn't have a happy ending.

(王菲 《容易受傷的女人》 (国语))
作词:潘源良

▲1≔
留著你隔夜的吻
感覺不到你有多真
想你天色已黃昏
臉上還有淚痕

▲2≔
如果從此不過問
不想對你難捨難分
是否夜就不會冷
心就不會疼

▲3≔
顫抖的唇
等不到你的吻
一個容易受傷的女人

▲4≔
希望希望
希望你會心疼
我害怕一個人

▲5≔
為何不肯
輕輕喚我一聲
安慰容易受傷的女人

▲6.1≔
為了你
我情願
給一生

▲7≔
黑夜裡不敢點燈
是誰讓我越陷越深
讓我深愛過的人
越來越陌生

▲1 ▲2 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5

▲6.2≔
你的眼神
燙傷我的青春

▲7 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5 ▲6.1 ▲7
Faye Wong - “Fragile Woman” (Standard Chinese version)
Lyrics:潘源良 (English translation: 李杀 (Xah Lee))

▲1≔
i kept your kiss of last night
i can't tell how serious it is
i am thinking of you and now it's dusk
dried tears are still on my face

▲2≔
if i don't ask
don't want this to be painful
would that make cold nights go away?
would it stop the pain?

▲3≔
my trembling lips
waits for your kiss that never came
i am but a heart-broken woman

▲4≔
would you, would you
have pity for me
i am afraid of loneliness

▲5≔
won't you, won't you
whisper sweetly my name
a heart for this heart-broken woman

▲6.1≔
for you
i would
give my life

▲7≔
i cannot face the night
who got me this deep?
the one i loved deeply
more and more is a stranger

▲1 ▲2 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5

▲6.2≔
your gaze
scorched my heart

▲7 ▲3 ▲4 ▲5 ▲6.1 ▲7

Original Japanese Version

This song is originally a Japanese song named “ルージュ” (Rouge; 胭脂). It's written by Miyuki Nakajima (中岛 美雪) (born 1952) in 1977 for Naomi Chiaki (瀬川 三恵子) (born 1947).

Here's the lyrics.

曲:中岛美雪
词:中岛美雪

口をきくのが うまくなりました
どんな酔いしれた人にでも
口をきくのが うまくなりました
ルージュひくたびにわかります

あの人追いかけて この町へ着いた頃は
まだルージュはただひとつ うす桜
あの人追いかけて くり返す 人違い
いつか泣き慣れて

口をきくのが うまくなりました
ルージュひくたびに わかります

つくり笑いが うまくなりました
心慣じめない人にでも
つくり笑いが うまくなりました
ルージュひくたびに わかります

※生まれた時から 渡り鳥もわかる気で
つばさをつくろう事も 知るまいに
気がつきゃ鏡も 忘れかけた うす桜
おかしな色と笑う
つくり笑いが うまくなりました
ルージュひくたびに わかります※

(※くり返し)
“雪莉 《ルージュ》”, from - “Shirley Returns”

Thanks to Kay for help on the Japanese lyrics.

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