20041110

BLACK TANGERINE



Today my feelings are a bit strange
But I cannot tell the reason why
Like there is some suffering on the way
But not knowing what kind of disease
Above my head the orange light of the California sun
But in my pocket there are only black tangerines
I still have a blue kind of feeling
Please don't ask me why
I really want to speak up
But there is nothing left to say
I only hate myself
For not escaping the blues
Maybe I am just a worthless little worm
Condemned for dreaming too much

You are not a hero
The leaves used falling to verify autumn
But I am still in a slumber, unable to wake
Are you willing to be a hero
Or do you want to let go?
The day is bright
Overcast by darkening clouds
All the ways led by the rays became dead ends
What kind of hero do you want to be?
I can see you are only a pawn
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry

Today when I wake up, my head hurts
No matter how many phials of medicine I took
It's no use
My feelings are strangely subdued
It's best to stay as far away from me as you can
Outside the orange light of the California sun
But I stay in my own lonely black hole
I only have a very small request
And that's to ask you to leave me alone
I really want to speak up
But there is nothing left to say
I only hate myself
For not escaping the blues
Maybe I am just a worthless little worm
Condemned for dreaming too much

You are not a hero
The leaves used falling to verify autumn
But I am still in a slumber, unable to wake
Are you willing to be a hero
Or do you want to let go?
The day is bright
Overcast by darkening clouds
All the ways led by the rays became dead ends
What kind of hero do you want to be?
I can see you are only a pawn
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry

Today my feelings are a little hazy
But I cannot tell the reason why
Like there is some suffering on the way
But not knowing what kind of disease
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry
I want to cry, want to cry, want to cry

Music by David Tao, lyrics by David Tao & Wah Wah, sang by David Tao in Black Tangerine album

2 comments:

dav10_714 said...

Hey, Zhaodi. Thanks for the english translation of BT. Although that's my favourite song from David, I never really understood the Chinese lyrics - throughly, I mean. I felt that there was no need to as the song has already represented itself. You can immediately feel the pain once you hear the song. That's David's power. Hope he will do more of this kind of songs in the future.
Keep up the good work, Zhaodi. I love your blog.

Zhao said...

Agreed dav10_714, this song remind my other fav When my guitar gently weeps, nvr knew it was Beatles song. I played them over & over again when depressed. Both songs r such anti-heroic songs if u noe what I mean.