周璇 ❀ 〈真善美〉 (Truth, Virtue, Beauty) 🎶

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Title: 真善美 (Truth, Virtue, Beauty)
Singer: 周璇 Zhou1 Xuan2
Lyrics: 李雋青
Music: 侯湘 (李厚襄(1916─1973))
Source: 《鸞鳳和鳴》(1964) 電影插曲
Translation: 李杀 (Xah Lee)
真善美,真善美,
它们的代价是脑髓,
是心血是眼泪,
哪件不带酸辛味?

真善美,真善美,
它们的代价是疯狂,
是沉醉是憔悴,
哪件不带酸辛味?

多少因循多少苦闷,
多少徘徊,
换几个真善美?

多少牺牲多少埋没,
多少残毁,
剩几个真善美?

真善美,真善美,
它们的欣赏究有谁?
爱好的有谁?
需要的有谁?
几个人知这酸辛味?
Truth, Virtue, Beauty; Truth, Virtue, Beauty.
They are the nervous breakdowns,
Sweat, and tears.
How do they taste?

Truth, Virtue, Beauty; Truth, Virtue, Beauty.
Their cost is insanity,
Intoxication, and despondency.
Are they not bitter?

How many failings, dejections,
and futilities,
Buys how much truth, virtue, and beauty?

What sacrifices, oblivion,
What wreckage,
For how much truth, virtue, and beauty?

Truth, Virtue, Beauty; Truth, Virtue, Beauty.
Just who appreciates them?
Who loves them?
Who needs them?
Have you tasted their costs?
“周璇 ❀ 〈真善美〉”

God help me, for, i'm expiring, but i refuse to desist. If i'm deranged, so i am.

For some bio info about the singer, see Zhou Xuan (周璇) (1918 〜 1957). She is a orphan, was the biggest Asian superstar, and she died of a nervous breakdown at age 39.

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