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Walk On

While listening to Beautiful, I suddenly realised that Walk On tells us to follow our instinct, set the trend & not be influenced by others. So in a way its a bit like Kenji's General Command but more wideranging. The music almost like a marching band, makes me wanna get up & run thru the park ^__^ David plays the piano, horn & keyboard but I wonder what kinda horn. Also how many instruments can he actually play? He always said he is not that expert at instruments but he must be pretty adept to be able to play for a recording. His musicality is just so all encompassing. Anyway translated Walk On so those who dun understand mandarin can get to know what this song is all abt.
Walk On
Since we all have a pair of legs
Do not hesitate to start striding
Choose anywhere you want to go
Without using anyone's map
I know you wanna
Run in the direction ahead
No need to explain that you set the trend
You know you wanna
Seek for the future
No one can stop you jumping
And letting go of your imagination
Follow your feelings, don't hold back
Just walk on (walk on)
This is the right kind of feeling
If you perserve, you will be convinced
Listen, listen to your music
Follow the melody and go after it
This is the right kind of feeling
The most sincere happiness
Too many choices can be frustrating
So use your instinct to lead you on
Everywhere in the world there are countdowns
So don't let your senses be distorted
I know you wanna
Run in the direction ahead
No need to explain that you set the trend
You know you wanna
Seek for the future
No one can stop you jumping
And letting go of your imagination
Follow your feelings, don't hold back
Just walk on (walk on)
This is the right kind of feeling
If you perserve, you will be convinced
Listen, listen to your music
Follow the melody and go after it
This is the right kind of feeling
The most sincere happiness
Music by David Tao & Goh Kheng Long, lyrics by David K & David Tao, sang by David Tao in Beautiful
TW fan has posted 2 more clips of David performing at Tainan uni. Full clips this time, over 4 mins. The first he sang Susan Said & it was cute when he got a few girls to come up on stage. Nxt he sang I Love You & he must have been really high cos he kept forgetting lyrics. But even the amateur recording cannot obscure his excellent vocals, pure as a bell & he didn't really let go enough cos he would have shattered the rafters in that confined area *__*

3 comments:

tangerina said...

thanks alot for the translation on Walk On!:)...i've always love that song becos of its meaningful lyric. This song is like a good rebuttal to those criticism out there, it kinda makes me feel that DT actually wrote this song with a foresight of knowing the kind of harsh criticisms he might be subjected to with this album. But still, he reminds us all music lover out there including his fans not to blindly follow the trend but to listen with our hearts and decide for ourselves the kind of music we want to hear.

Noshka said...

Hello,
I am one of his fans who listen to his music with heart since I don't understand mandarin at all. I believe that listen to the song that I don't understand the meaning is also good since I can pay more attention to his voice and music, not lyrics.
All of his songs are great (no doubt). Thank you for the translations. I really appreciate your kindness.

Godfrey said...

Thanks for the translations! I was googling his images and found your blog, this helped a lot!

I just bought his new Bueautiful album (okay it's not that new)
a couple days ago, keep it up!

loved his music from ultrasound - I could enjoy it while understanding a limited amount of his songs. being able to enjoy his voice and composition is great but understanding lyrics makes the song so much better!