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January 12, 2020

Grain in Ear 芒種 – Interesting 音闕詩聽 featuring Wimi 趙方婧

Filed under: Music — SeaDragon @ 1:00 am
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I have been listening to this song the past week, and it has quickly grown on me. It first caught my eyes due to its title, Grain in Ear (芒種), which is the 9th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar created in ancient times to guide agricultural production. The arrival of Grain in Ear signifies the ripening of crops such as barley and wheat, and is a busy period for farmers. So the song is about starting over…

This is another group that has gained popularity in the past year from having their songs posted online, and with this song has started to enter into the mainstream music scene. This official music video was released just a couple of weeks ago…

When I think of you, I start woowoowoowoowoo…
Can’t help being apart, dreaming of you woowoowoowoowoo…
Missing you

From the new buds on the branch
To the timelessness of withering
The price we paid to understand the mystery of life

The last ray of sunset reflects on the hair of a man on a long journey
He elegantly left (this world), leaving all his concerns
Under the bridge (between two worlds)

Your soul from the previous life (passed me by)
Carve our promises on the palm of our hands (so we remember in the next life)
A drop of tear in your eye is like a drop of dark ink, darkening my world

As Buddha teaches
(Don’t mourn the past, don’t worry about the future)
Let go of the stubbornness
(Let go of the past)
But how can I, as if nothing happened?

Loathing that the love in this world is never forever, always falling into the pain of separation and unable to escape
Nurturing the emotion of the past is meaningless, resembling the reflection of falling petals drifting away
Missing you is a waste of time, leaving me with a cynical laugh that our sworn promise is only an imaginery vow
What memory am I chasing after?

I want to ask the world what love is?
The world just ponders away
Forever waiting for the world to answer my question
The rosary beads in my hand are twisting away as if sinking into the muddy depth of time
What’s waiting for me is to finally let go, only then would I truly understand what Buddha taught us
What’s giving us peace is kindness, what’s lifting us out of pain is sorrow

3 Comments »

  1. who sang the song

    Comment by love youuuuu — October 14, 2021 @ 6:35 am | Reply

    • Her name is Zhao Fangjing 赵方婧 (or Wimi is her English name, but not used often).

      Comment by SeaDragon — October 14, 2021 @ 6:43 am | Reply

      • thank you so much

        Comment by love youuuuu — October 16, 2021 @ 12:59 pm | Reply


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