Shanghai 1943


Translation/pinyin/lyrics by Ho@multistars.com

Shanghai 1943

Composer: Jay Chou (周杰倫) (周杰伦)
Lyricist: Vincent Fang (方文山) (方文山)


The drifting yellow lucky inscription still remains on the wall
I can scarcely see a few words that say year after year can be safe and secure
In the crock of rice in the old home that I have not come back to before
Grandpa used standard script of handwriting to write a full
The patio door full of carvings is crawling with Golden Pothos
Setting sun going down reflects in mottled brick wall
Paving beech plank inside the house is still hazy
Grandma in her former years fermented bean sauce
I face the black and white photograph and start to imagine
The appearance of my father and mother in their former years
The girl who is speaking a mouthful of Shanghai dialect slowly walks pass the Bund
The vanished old times
1943
On the road of memories
Time becomes very slow
Old neighbours
Small playing hall
It belongs to that era, the white walls' and the black tiles' light sadness
The vanished old times
1943
The part watched when turning back
There's a bit of weather-beaten
Old vinyl
Old leather suitcase
The iron box full of postcards hides a rose petal