Ashin – Half a Life (Yi Ban Ren Sheng) with English Translation

Screenshot_20190227-065558Ashin – Yi Ban Ren Sheng
阿信 – 一半人生

在某个清晨 回望我一生
某 : certain; some
清晨 : early morning
回望 : review; to look back
一生 : all one’s life
zài mǒu gè qīngchén huí wàng wǒ yī shēng
early one morning, I looked back on my whole life

活得虽认真 却微小如尘
活 : to live
虽 : although; even if
认真 : serious; conscientious; earnest
却 : but; yet; however
微小 : small; little
如 : like
尘 : dust; dirt
huó dé suī rènzhēn què wéixiǎo rú chén
even if I took my life seriously but it’s still as small as dust

想要唱首歌 去唱哭别人
xiǎng yào chàng shǒu gē qù chàng kū biérén
I wanted to sing a song that can tear someone up

最后却是我 满脸泪痕
却是 : nevertheless; however
满脸泪痕 : face bathed in tears
zuìhòu què shì wǒ mǎn liǎn lèihén
in the end, however, the one who bathed in tears was me

早告别青春
告别 : to leave; part from; to say good-bye to
青春 : youth; youthfulness
zǎo gàobié qīngchūn
have to say goodbye to my youth early

活成了别人
huó chéngle biérén
my life changed to someone else’s life

经历的时代 已如此陌生
经历 : experience
时代 : times; age; era
如此 : so; such; like that
陌生 : strange
jīnglì de shídài yǐ rúcǐ mòshēng
the experience era feels so strange

年少时的话 又不敢承认
不敢 : not dare to do something
年少 : young; junior
承认 : to admit
niánshào shí de huà yòu bù gǎn chéngrèn
when I was young I didn’t dare to admit

低头在人海
低头 : lower (or bow, hang) one’s head; to yield; to give in
人海 : huge crowd (of people)
dītóu zài rén hǎi
that I lowered my head in crowds of people

浮浮沉沉
浮沉 : ups and downs (of life etc.)
浮 : float (opp. 沉)
沉沉 : heavy; deep
fú fú chénchén
life ups and downs

我的一半人生 飘荡就像只风筝
一半 : one half; half
人生 : life
飘荡 : to drift; to wave; to float on the waves; to flutter in the wind
风筝 : kite
wǒ de yībàn rénshēng piāodàng jiù xiàng zhǐ fēngzhēng
the half of my life is waving like a kite

如果命运是风 什么又是我的绳
命运 : destiny; fate
又是 : also (be)
绳 : rope; cord; string
rúguǒ mìngyùn shì fēng shénme yòu shì wǒ de shéng
if destiny is wind, so what’s my string?

我的一半人生 冷暖就让我自己过问
冷暖 : warm and cool; changes in temperature; well-being; sb’s comfort, health, prosperity etc
过问 : concern oneself with; take interest in; bother about; attend to; get involved with
wǒ de yībàn rénshēng lěngnuǎn jiù ràng wǒ zìjǐ guòwèn
the half of my life is well-being. that’s kinda bothering me

有热爱有恨 有未知的前程
热爱 : love ardently; have ardent love (or affection) for; to adore
恨 : hate; regret; hatred
未知 : unknown
前程 : future (career etc) prospects
yǒu rè’ài yǒu hèn yǒu wèizhī de qiánchéng
there is love, there is hate and there is an unknown future

I made a lyric video of this song on my Youtube Channel. You can check out here

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