高胜美 《千年等一回》 (Millennial Wait)

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千年等一回,等一回啊
千年等一回,我无悔啊
是谁在耳边说,爱我永不变
只为这一句,啊哈 断肠也无怨
雨心碎风流泪噫
梦缠绵情悠远噫
西湖的水我的泪
我情愿和你化作一团火焰
啊 啊 啊

千年等一回,等一回啊
千年等一回,我无悔啊
a thousand-years wait, ahh just this once
a thousand-years wait, ahh i have no regrets
who was it whispered to me, “love me till eternity”
just for this, ahha  , cut me in half and i complaint not
the rain is heartbroken, and the wind is shedding tears , eh
the dreams entwine, feelings spread far, eh
West Lake's waters and my tears
i would merge with you into a ball of light
ah  ahh  ahh

a thousand-years wait, ahh just it once
a thousand-years wait, ahh i have no regrets
“千年等一回”

This song is based on Legend of the White Snake, a Chinese folk tale. The story is about a White snake and her sister a green snake, both are 精Jing1. Once the white snake was saved by a male student, and fell in love with him, and wishes to become his wife and serve him for her gratitude. However, since she is a monster as a matter of fact, there lies several obstacles in their union… Here's the white snake is singing, of her devotion to the guy.

(In Chinese mythology, 精 Jing1 are animals who have lived over a thousand years and have gained the ability to transform into human form, and understand human affairs. The type of animals that became 精 are often just fox, spider, snake, and invariably female, and beautiful. Some are good, most are bad, ensnaring men or married men.)

〔➤ Lost in Translation: Madame White Snake; 小青姨……你妈是白娘子吗…