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 [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)

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PostSubject: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:43 pm

One look, several falls
I step onto the borders of silence
Under my feet, the snowy high grounds
Travelling through all wilderness
Dreaminess, fantastic love

*It doesn't matter how far my wish is
Accompanying times, searching for the next page
Walking out of the circle you drew
Even the decadent world is gorgeous
Frivolous times, without limits

Yet to see, the brilliant moonlit sky
That night, the height of beauty
The eyes of the ground bring a sense of deja vu
Looking back to that look, in that year

Repeat *

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:07 pm

Thank you very much! While waiting for you to reply on Weibo, I got bored and also translated it Sweat Sweat 

But it's interesting to see the different takes we kinda have on it~!

How many autumns has passed before my eyes
I step onto the silent borders of loneliness
The world spins beneath my feet, the snowy highlands
Traveling through the wilderness, blurring that fantasy longing

*It does not matter how far away my desire is
Accompanying the times, searching for the next page
Walk out of the circle you've drawn
A decadent world is still beautiful
The frivilous years have no limits

Yet to see the brilliant moonlit-skies
That night, the limits of beauty
The earth saw and remembered
Looking back to that year, to that view

* Repeat

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:12 pm

I think our understanding is pretty much the same. I wanted to retain the poetic feel of the lyrics (yup that's totally what I was trying to do ) but using complete sentences definitely make it easier to understand the meaning Handsome
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:17 pm

It's a very small lyrics... but very precious since it was composed by her. By the way thank you so much pommy and 3000smiles
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:22 pm

@3000: I try to use more pronouns cause...it's so confusing! Like are you walking out of the circle you've drawn?! or you're walking out of one someone else drew for you? xD
Ah circles! Stress 

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:50 am

Thanks for translating, both of you <3
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Thanks a lot!~
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:23 pm

Both of. you. are. so. talented,.Your. English. is. quite. good..I. can. just admire you.
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:07 am

I think that circle would better instead by a 'circumstance'.you know,that circle is just a metaphor....wish I'm right..
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:20 am

I read it as (maybe 3000 saw it as the same as me), but as drawing an imaginary circle. One where you're bound to it, so your view of the world is only that of the circle. She is telling herself to walk out because the world is so much more than that.

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Good job both of you, but isn't translating alan's lyrics like really really hard ? XD That's like translating Chinese poetry, I mean I've worked hard on Chinese but while listening to the song I was still pretty lost with the sense lol

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Thanks a lot, chinese is a really hard language
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:10 pm

@eskwen pommy's explanation is what I think too, and I guess both of us felt that the metaphor of the circle is quite evident here, so we both left it as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:12 am

Thx!
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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:16 pm

Updated my translation since the official lyrics is a word off!
I bolded what I changed

How many autumns has passed before my eyes
I step onto the silent borders of loneliness
The world spins beneath my feet, the snowy highlands
Traveling through the wilderness, blurring that fantasy longing

*No matter how far away my desires are, I'm fearless
Accompanying the times, searching for the next page
Walk out of the circle you've drawn
A decadent world is still beautiful
The frivolous years have no limits

Yet to see the brilliant moonlit-skies
That night, the limits of beauty
The earth saw and remembered
Looking back to that year, to that view

* Repeat

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:59 pm

Love the lyrics, thanks for the translation 3000 smiles and pommy

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PostSubject: Re: [Lyrics] 回望 (Looking Back)   Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:00 pm

I love seeing the differences in translation... The poetic take on the first, and how pommy's lyrics almost sound like a diary entry/letter. You're both so talented ;A;
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