Corner Café

February 16, 2020

Onion 洋蔥 – ‎Aska Yang 楊宗緯

Filed under: Music — SeaDragon @ 6:00 pm
Tags: , , ,

An old song from 2008 that is still so beautifully sad to listen to… The song was written especially for Aska by Ashin (阿信). Ashin is the vocalist of the Taiwanese band Mayday (五月天), who also recorded the song in 2013. Also in May, 2013, TF Family (TF家族, now known as TFBoys), a young boy band from Chongqing recorded the song on video, using the song to look for the mother of one of the band members, who abandoned him when he was very young, and the video went viral. Ashin saw the video and posted it on his facebook, and in 2019, invited Karry (王俊凱), one of the TFBoys members, to sing the song in one of their concerts.

如果你眼神能夠為我  片刻地降臨
如果你能聽到  心碎的聲音
沉默地守護著你  沉默的等奇蹟
沉默地讓自己 像是空氣
大家都吃著聊著笑著  今晚多開心
最角落裡的我  笑得多合群
盤底的洋蔥像我  永遠是調味品
偷偷地看著你  偷偷地隱藏著自己
如果你願意一層一層一層地剝開我的心
你會發現 你會訝異
你是我最壓抑 最深處的秘密
如果你願意一層一層一層地剝開我的心
你會鼻酸 你會流淚
只要你能聽到我 看到我的全心全意
聽你說你和你的他們 曖昧的空氣
我和我的絕望  裝得很風趣
我就像一顆洋蔥  永遠是配角戲
多希望能與你  有一秒專屬的劇情
如果你願意一層一層一層地剝開我的心
你會發現  你會訝異
你是我最壓抑  最深處的秘密
如果你願意一層一層一層地剝開我的心
你會鼻酸  你會流淚
只要你能聽到我  看到我的全心全意

If only your eyes could stay on me for a moment
If you could hear the sound of my heartbreak
Silently guarding you, silently waiting for a miracle
Silently letting myself be invisible like air
Everyone is eating, chatting and laughing, how happy we are tonight
But I am in the corner, laughing along most amiably
The onion in the plate is like me, always only a flavouring ingredient
Secretly looking at you, secretly hiding myself
If you are willing to peel layer by layer by layer, to reveal my heart
You will discover, you will be surprised
You are my, most repressed, deepest secret
If you are willing to peel layer by layer by layer, to reveal my heart
You will be sad, you will tear up
If only you could hear me, see my wholehearted sincerity
I heard that you and them, have an atmosphere of ambiguity
Here I am with my despair, disguised by humour
I am like an onion, always a supporting character
How I wish, for just a second, to have a story for you and me
If you are willing to peel layer by layer by layer, to reveal my heart
You will discover, you will be surprised
You are my, most repressed, deepest secret
If you are willing to peel layer by layer by layer, to reveal my heart
You will be sad, you will tear up
If only you could hear me, see my wholehearted sincerity

Here’s the video from TF家族…

I can’t resist linking another performance of this song from 2014 by a Malaysian singer, Shila Amzah (茜拉), who sang it in season 2 of I Am A Singer (我是歌手)… However I can’t find the individual song segment of the song on YouTube, only from the episode, so click here (at 14:50 minutes mark) to go straight to the song with introduction if you don’t want to search for it in the video below.

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: