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April 14, 2010

Just a little something...

One of my favorite soundtracks to listen to is from the movie, "House of Flying Daggers". It's my go to music right now as I write my current WIP (for obvious reasons!)

There are two songs that I absolutely LOVE. One is called, "Lovers", and the other is called "The Beauty Song", which is originally a poem written around 80 BCE.

Here are the lyrics to "Lovers":

There was a field in my old town
Where we always played hand in hand
The wind was gently touching the grass
We were so young so fearless

Then I dreamt over and over
Of you holding me tight under the stars
I made a promise to my dear Lord
I will love you forever

Time has passed
So much has changed
But the field remains in my heart
Oh, where are you?
I need to tell you I still love you
So I reach out for you
You fly around me like a butterfly

Your voice still echoes in my heart
You are my true love

There was a field in my old town
Where in Spring all flowers blossomed wide
We were chasing butterflies
Hand in hand till close of day

Your voice still echoes in my heart.


And the lyrics to "The Beauty Song":

bei fang you jia ren
jue shi er du li
yi gu qing ren cheng
zai gu qing ren guo
ning bu zhi
qing cheng yu qing guo
jia ren nan zai de

HAHAHA...had to. 

Anyway, here they are in English...

In the North there's a lady,
stunning and singular.
One look confounds a city;
a touch dooms an empire.
Rather not wishing to know, the ruination that may follow.
Rare beauty is here and now.

or...(as close as you can get to a translation that does any justice to the original poem...)

In the north there is a beauty
Surpassing the world, she stands alone.
A glance from her will overthrow a city;
A second glance will overthrow the State.
Don't I know she can overthrow the city and the State?
But such a beauty cannot be found again!

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