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The song “聽海”(TING HAI), which means “listen to sea” was released in June 1997, and it is still popular nowadays. The first time I listened to this song, I thought it filled with sadness and bitterness because she did not want to face that she had a breakup, and regretted putting lots of effort into this relationship. According to the introduction of THE MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF CHINESE TAIPEI, this song conveys the concept of love of women in modern society, that is brave to love and hate. The point of view is about “ it is fine that we break up, but I want to know how do you feel at the moment? ”
A-Mei is one of my favorite Asian singers. Her voice is clear and well connecting to lyrics, melody, and feelings of songs, and breaking through my mind every time. You could have different feelings about her songs at any age. Whether you are in KTV with your friends or alone on a quiet night, you could always listen to her music, and here is the song.
而漂泊的你 狂浪的心 停在哪裡
Write to me about the color of the sea today
What’s the feeling of the sea that being with you every night
Gray means silent, blue means gloomy
You are wondering, with a wild heart, where will you stop
Write to me about the dream you want to dream tonight
Whether I make you no choice in the reality
My heart becomes vulnerable, my eyes can’t close through the night
You have a strong feeling, but why don’t you get close to me
聽 海哭的聲音 嘆惜著誰又被傷了心 卻還不清醒
Listen, the crying from the sea lament the one whose heart breaks again but denying it
That is not me, at least I am very calm
But my tear, even my tear don’t believe in myself
聽 海哭的聲音 這片海未免也太多情 悲泣到天明
Listen, the cry from the sea, this sea is too emotional, and weeping till the dawn
Write a letter to me as your last promise
Tell me how do you feel when the time you leave me
張惠妹(Chang Hui-mei, Pinuyumayan: Kulilay Amit) born 9 August 1972, she is a singer and producer. In 1996, A Mei’s debut album was released and reached number one sales on IFPI for nine months. She is an iconic singer with a powerful influence on mandopop music.
The reason I like this song is that the sea is deep and wide and mercurial like a person, and the melody of it likes the wave crashing into my heart. The sea has three different perspectives in the song. First, it might be the feeling of someone who leaves their lover, and then it becomes a spectator mourning for this relationship, the last it represents the person could not stop the sadness from a breakup. The song also shows the changing of a person’s feeling when losing their partner, and I am deeply touched that my mind always comes up with this song while I am seeing the sea alone. I hope you will enjoy it:)
P.S If there are mistakes or you have any comments about my English or the song, please let me know. Thank you so much.