Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just The Way You Are

Today's Song Of The Day is Just They Way You Are by Aarif Li. Aarif is a Hong Kong singer/writer/actor. Aarif make some different arrangement to the original version, which was sang by Billy Joel.

This is a very romantic song since the lyric said it all. The guy does not want his lover to change anything because he loves her just the way she is. The song is not the one from Bruno Mars but rather from Billy Joel. The melody and the lyrics are totally different! I love both Aarif and Billy's version because the song is just so sweet. Billy Joel is definitely a true legend!

Aarif Li (李治廷)-Just The Way You Are

Original Version
Billy Joel-Just The Way You Are

Monday, February 14, 2011

玉置成実 - Kanashimi No Valentine

Because you left me, I am left with no Valentines. This Japanese song is describing a girl's feelings when the one she loved left her and now she is left with no Valentines on a Valentine's Day. 

玉置成実 - 悲しみのバレンタイン 
(Kanashimi No Valentine)

Gomen to tsubuyaite
Nijindeku hitomi wo sorasa nai de

Sayonara shinjitaku nai kara
Uso da to waratte nee itsumo no you ni

You broke my heart tooku naru
Senaka ga namida de kasunde iru no
You broke my heart omoide ni (So many ways)
Kawatte yuku Valentine’s Day

Mirai he tsuduku michi
Itsuma demo issho ni itakatta naa...

Kanashimi wo norikoeraretara
Itami mo itsuka wa hoshi ni naru no?

You broke my heart ai wa mada
Fuyu no sora no shita samayou keredo
You broke my heart itoshisa ni (So many ways)
Kogoete iru Valentine’s Day

(You never know my heartbreak)
Ano hi no yakusoku sae
(why am I still in love with you?)
Yuki ni kieta hikari

You broke my heart tooku naru
Senaka ga namida de kasunde iru no
You broke my heart omoide ni
Kawatte yuku Valentine’s Day
Hitorikiri no Valentine’s Day


You broke my heart 就在當天你離我遠去 
You broke my heart 我對你的思念
也從這天起改變了的Valentine's Day



You broke my heart  就算在冬天的夜空中
You broke my heart  在愛中的我

You never know my heartbreak
Why am I still in love with you?

You broke my heart 就在當天你離我遠去 
You broke my heart 我對你的思念
也從這天起改變了的 Valentine's Day

是在這冬天中,留下我一個人的Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Two Versions of "Time After Time" Cyndi Lauper and Eva Cassidy

Time After Time is a very classic song from the 80s. I think everyone from the 80s would remember and know this song. I came across this song a few years ago while watching a Taiwanese singing competition. That contestant sang Cyndi Lauper's version of "Time After Time". Immediately I fell in love with this song and search for it. Today while searching for this song's mv, I found another version by Eva Cassidy. This version deeply touches my heart to the point of almost crying. It is like a shock to my heart as if I can understand her feelings. The lyric brings back lots of my past memories and resemble me a bit.
Whether you like Cyndi Lauper or Eva Cassidy's version, it is how they perform the song that makes it touching.

Cyndi Lauper "Time After Time"

Eva Cassidy "Time After Time"

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
and think of you
caught up in circles confusion
is nothing new
warm nights
almost left behind
suitcases of memories,
time after

sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
you're calling to me, I can't hear
what you've said
Then you say
go slow
I fall behind
the second hand unwinds
if you're lost you can look and you will find me
time after time
if you fall I will catch you I'll be waiting
time after time

after my picture fades and darkness has
turned to gray
watching through windows you're wondering
if I'm OK
secrets stolen from deep inside
the drum beats out of time

if you're lost...

you said go slow
I fall behind
the second hand unwinds

if you're lost...
...time after time
time after time
time after time
time after time
My favorite scene from Cyndi Lauper's MV!

My Music Memories

This is my new music blog in addition to my beauty/personal blog. I made this because I want to share my love of music with all of you. I don't want it to interfere with the contents of my beauty blog so I made a new one. In here, you will find lots of different types of music like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, American, etc.

I hope you will love the music that I loved.