最重要的決定 (范瑋琪)

I love this song by Fan Weiqi, and it is such an apt song because she just got married after a 10-year courtship! As I was listening to this song, I was moved not just by the melody, but more by the lyrics. Here, I have added my own thoughts to different sections of the lyrics:

我常在想 应该再也找不到
任何人像你对我那么好

We always think that once we lose someone, we would never find someone like that ever again, and these two verses seem to suggest that, but read on…

好到我的家人也被照料
我的朋友还为你撑腰
你还是有一堆毛病改不掉
拗起来气得仙女都跳脚
可是人生完美的事太少
我们不能什么都想要

It is impossible to find that perfect someone, so we can’t have everything in one person. It is not ‘settling for less’, but a realistic (and indeed, beautiful) realization that love sometimes means closing options.

你是我最重要的决定

Sometimes a decision is not about what to do, but a person.

我愿意 每天在你身边苏醒

Yes, I always think this is important! That the person you end up with must be someone that you want to wake up to every morning of your life (including those grouchy ones)

就连吵架也很过瘾 不会冷冰

This is interesting: that if you really understand where each other is coming from and if you really love each other, quarrels need not be icy and rancorous.

因为真爱没有输赢 只有亲密

And the reason for this? Because in real love, it is childish to speak of  ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ an argument. It is the closeness that come forth from quarrels and exchanges which we should cherish.

你是我最重要的决定
我愿意 打破对未知的恐惧

I think the fear of the unknown is a huge one, and to find someone who would make you take that leap is a precious thing!

就算流泪也能放弃 将心比心

I love this 成语, which is difficult to translate. I think it means ‘heart compares heart’, which means putting your heart in someone else’s body and vice versa. I like the imagery of this idiom.

因为幸福没有捷径 只有经营

And of course finally, the knowledge that there are no shortcuts in the path to happiness, only constant effort and work to want to make happiness happen.

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~ by irwin on July 18, 2011.

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