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4
Nov

W.S Landor’s epitaph

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌, tune 曲

{originally posted on researchgate.net: “Today marked the departure of a 105 years old Chinese writer/translator 杨绛  (1911年7月17日-2016年5月25日).  She was most fond of and translated W.S Landor’s epitaph:
“我和谁都不争,和谁争我都不屑;我爱大自然,其次就是艺术;我双手烤着生命之火取暖;火萎了,我也准备走了。”

Unsatisfied with others rendition, I attempted to make my own on May 25th, 2016:

我与世无争,凡事无需我的走火入魔。
自然,我爱过。与自然相伴的艺术,亦然;
我用双手为生命之火 加碳取暖;火熄魂散 。

Image is from MengJin science.cn blog:
MengJin

《渔光曲》插曲歌词[编辑]
云儿飘在海空,鱼儿藏在水中。
早晨太阳里晒鱼网,迎面吹过来大海风。
潮水升,浪花涌,鱼船儿飘飘各西东。
轻撒网,紧拉绳,烟雾里辛苦等鱼踪。
鱼儿难捕租税重,捕鱼人儿世世穷。
爷爷留下的破鱼网,小心再靠它过一冬。
东方现出微明,星儿藏入天空。
早晨鱼船儿返回程,迎面吹过来送潮风。
天已明,力已尽,眼望着渔村路万重。
腰已酸,手也肿,捕得了鱼儿腹内空。
鱼儿捕得不满筐,又是东方太阳红。
爷爷留下的破鱼网,小心还靠它过一冬[1]。

7
Jun

Easter Eve

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌

EASTER EVE – Muriel Rukeyser
Wary of time O it seizes the soul tonight
I wait for the great morning of the west
confessing with every breath mortality.
Moon of this wild sky struggles to stay whole
and on the water silvers the ships of war.
I go alone in the black-yellow light
all night waiting for day, while everywhere the sure
death of light, the leaf’s sure return to the root
is repeated in million, death of all man to share.
Whatever world I know shines ritual death,
wide under this moon they stand gathering fire,
fighting with flame, stand fighting in their graves.
All shining with life as the leaf, as the wing shines,
the stone deep in the mountain, the drop in the green wave.
Lit by their energies, secretly, all things shine.
Nothing can black that glow of life; although
each part go crumbling down
itself shall rise up whole.

Now I say there are new meanings; now I name
death our black honor and feast of possibility
to celebrate casting of life on life. This earth-long day
between blood and resurrection where we wait
remembering sun, seed, fire; remembering
that fierce Judaean Innocent who risked
every immortal meaning on one life.
Given to our year as sun and spirit are,
as seed we are blessed only in needing freedom.
Now I say that the peace the spirit needs is peace,
not lack of war, but fierce continual flame.For all men: effort is freedom, effort’s peace,
it fights. And along these truths the soul goes home,
flies in its blazing to a place
more safe and round than Paradise.

Night of the soul, our dreams in the arms of dreams
dissolving into eyes that look upon us.
Dreams the sources of action, the meeting and the end,
a resting-place among the flight of things.
And love which contains all human spirit, all wish,
the eyes and hands, sex, mouth, the whole woman–
fierce peace I say at last, and the sense of the world.
In the time of conviction of mortality
whatever survive, I remember what I am–
The nets of this night are on fire with sun and moon
pouring both lights into the open tomb.
Whatever arise, it comes in the shape of peace,
fierce peace which is love, in which move all the stars,
and the breathing of universes, filling, falling away,
and death on earth cast into the human dream.
What fire survive forever
myself is for my time.

6
May

Tunes from SoundCloud

   Posted by: sye   in tune 曲


chinese_music_paradise – 在水一方 二胡


10
Apr

Reply to Li Shuyi

   Posted by: sye   in Bilingual 双语, verse 词

reply to Li shuyi

Reply to Li Shuyi

I lost my proud Poplar and you your Willow,
Poplar and Willow soar to the Ninth Heaven.
Wu Gang, asked what he can give,
Serves them a laurel brew.

The lonely moon goddess spreads her ample sleeves
To dance for these loyal souls in infinite space.
Earth suddenly reports the tiger subdued,
Tears of joy pour forth falling as mighty rain.
Read the rest of this entry »

6
Apr

The Poet And the Pendulum – Nightwish

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌



The Poet And The Pendulum


SnapzProX2 ( or JingPro) + VisualHub (FilmDedux..) + KaraTune

11
Dec

As she climbed across the table

   Posted by: sye   in book 书

Chapter 1-11

Chapter 12-19

Chapter 20-26

Chapter 27-33

Chapter 34

11
Dec

Alkaline Trio – Agony & Irony

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌

Calling All Skletons Here it is again, yet it stings like the first time Seems it never ends, double nickels on your dime I thought we were friends, I guess, it just depends who you ask These feelings tend to leave me with a hole in my chest Woah, a hole in my chest Now the time has come I just wish I could erase All the damage done to your name and your keepsakes It’s only just begun, it’s been fun, we were blind, deaf and dumb There’s a body in my closet calling all skeletons All skeletons, calling all Where did you go when the lights went black And what’s become of me? I’ve come to love your disappearing act Do one more pretty please Now the time has come I just wish I could erase Saw the damage done, all this pain, all this heartache It’s only just begun, its been fun, we were fucked up and numb There’s a killer on the corner and he’s looking for love He’s looking for love Yeah, he’s looking for love (You my love) Where did you go when the lights went black And what’s become of me? I’ve come to love your disappearing act Do one more pretty please And to tell you the truth I lost my faith in you You gotta stop sneaking up on me And these unspoken lies appear at the worst times You gotta stop sneaking up on me They’re hiding just beyond your eyes Where did you go when the lights went black And what’s become of me? I’ve come to love your disappearing act Do one more pretty please


Help Me Here you’ll find me in between heaven and hell, my dear Where nothing’s what it seems It’s just as well, I fear I’m giving you the creeps And a farewell kiss to go into the unknown Saw you standing there outside the music hall You come out for some air A certain curtain call and everyone just stared When you took the stage that night Something’s not right You’re up there, took the stairs to the stars all alone You left all the lights burning but nobody’s home I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long And they sing (Love) Help me, help me, won’t you? Sing me, sing me one last song Help me, help me, somebody help me Save me from myself Here I’ll find you in between heaven and hell again Where nothing’s what it seems It’s just as well my friend, I’m giving me the creeps And a farewell to arms and legs and heads and heart You’re up there, took the stairs to the stars all alone You left all the lights burning but nobody’s home I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long And they sing (Love) Help me, help me, won’t you? Sing me, sing me one last song Help me, help me, somebody help me Save me from myself, take me from this hell And they sing La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la You’re up there, took the stairs to the stars all alone You left all the lights burning but nobody’s home I believe they deceived your tuneful heart too long And they sing (Love) Help me, help me, won’t you? Sing me, sing me one last song Help me, help me, somebody help me Save me from myself


In Vein My point of reference makes me afraid to begin convincing But you might as well just change your name ‘Cause I only recognize this shadow Kinda blackened superhero with nobody’s best interests in mind Now there’s blood in the water, that heart bleeds from this stone here And we turned into our cheap wine And I swallowed every drop, yes, I could feel my stomach rot And you were so supportive as I drank through the pain You recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand (Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah (Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) And I don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein Dove off that east side platform, jack knifed a bone dry floor One broken ankle save my name And this eraser burn, I dig in deep at every turn It keeps getting darker and the fear stays the same You recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand (Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah (Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) And I don’t wanna be the one who takes this place Don’t wanna be the one who takes I don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh I don’t wanna take, I don’t wanna take this place, no I don’t want to take, I don’t wanna take this place, no No oh, no oh, I don’t wanna take this place, no No oh, no oh, I don’t wanna take this place, no You recognize this shape, it’s the back of your hand ((Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) You placed it on my face here again, and again, yeah ((Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh) And I don’t wanna be the one who takes this place Don’t wanna be the one who takes I don’t wanna be the one who takes this place in vein


Over And Out “Over and out,” she said from a hospital bed “For what it’s worth, it doesn’t hurt, don’t cry” “Over and out,” he said with a .45 to his head “The war has taken everything from me, it’s all I’ve seen” So run for cover as fast as you can We’re fighters, lovers, enemies, friends And guns and knives, apologize for leaving you tonight Leaving you tonight “Over and out,” he sighed, “It seems I’ve run out of time Please, tell my wife I loved her more than life itself” “Over and out,” she sang as the telephone rang “There’s no pain, no answering no more, no” So run for cover as fast as you can We’re fighters, lovers, enemies, friends And guns and knives apologize for leaving you Run for cover and you’ll find us there We’ll take out the anguish, make it disappear With hand grenades and napalm flames I’m leaving you tonight Let this candle burn ’til you get home Never forget your face, never lose hope tonight Run for cover as fast as you can We’re fighters, lovers, enemies, friends And guns and knives apologize for leaving you Run for cover and you’ll find us there (Over and out) We’ll take on the anger, make it disappear (Over and out) With razorblades we’re softly serenading you


I Found A Way Storming through the dark with a broken heart All alone at it once again Seeping in like a feeling You haven’t felt since way back when In the dead of that night Like the summer of Sam I got word of the promotion You caused me a telegram And got all worked up We got all worked up I found a way Through the fear and through the flames I’m diving in, don’t follow me Stay right here, I’ll be back for you someday I found a way It’d be best if you just stayed It’s not safe, don’t follow me I found a way// Frozen in the lights of a locomotive Tied to the tracks again You said you haven’t felt this comatose Since you can’t remember when Fly off the handle every time We sleep straight off with it I found a way Through the fear and through the flames I’m diving in, don’t follow me Stay right here, I’ll be back for you someday I found a way It’d be best if you just stayed It’s not safe, don’t follow me I found a way// Oh whoa// From the top of my lungs The truth shall be sung Sharp and damning Violently stabbing at secrecy That look on your face It’s more than I can take It scaring the living hell straight out of me I found a way Over the fear and through the flames I’m diving in, don’t follow me Stay right here, I’ll be back for you someday I found a way It’d be best if you just stayed It’s not safe, don’t follow me I found a way////


Live Young, Die Fast It’s not big surprise we turned out this way It’s in our eyes like shallow graves But we are one with the lover and grace We don’t discriminate at all for what it’s worth So live young, die fast, no one will last So sit back and relax, enjoy the crash You’re fading to black and you’re gone Live young, die fast, die fast Young easy life and untimely death This doesn’t work at all for me so save your breath You took your time and stashed it away Deep down inside of a cardboard box marked rainy day So live young, die fast, no one will last So sit back and relax, enjoy the crash You’re fading to black and you’re gone Live young, die fast And I feel a miracle in every breath that I breathe Won’t let this miracle end in tragedy I sense a miracle in all that I see Won’t let this miracle slip away from me Live young, die fast, no one will last So sit back and relax, enjoy the crash You’re fading to black and it’s gone Live young, die fast, live young, die fast, die fast Live young, die fast, no one will last So sit back and relax, enjoy the crash You’re fading to black and it’s gone Live young, die fast, die fast


Ruin It I’ve waited a long time for this life Just to ruin it, so please, don’t ruin this for me Yes, to understand this lie, hell I crossed those T’s I scratched out all these eyes myself last night What I promise not to find So this is what I’m looking like these days I’m all grown up, so full of hate But I don’t wanna let go of my age ‘Cause it’s the salt, that brings the taste So where am I to decide that I’m not right? ‘Cause I might break and I might bend Your heart strings out of tune again And I might try to apologize one a good day On my best day if you stick around Did I stay inside to sterilize this knife? Am I being to careful? Does this seem right? Did I open up the shades to expose this sunny rays? To show what burned this sight Take a close look, hold me right up to the light ‘Cause I might break and I might bend Your heart strings out of tune again And I might try to apologize one a good day On my best day if you stick around I’ve waited for so long (I’ve waited for so long) Spread me out, rake me in This scorched and rocky field Will camouflage my skin And I might break and I might bend Your heart strings out of tune again And I might try to apologize one a good day On my best day if you stick around//


Lost and Rendered Found out the hard way that you were lost And rendered all alone in the dark forest of your thoughts Forever following a trail or field that seems to lead To more dead ends and mysteries, I’m losing hope of ever solving Can anybody hear me? Is anyone out there? I’ve fallen and I’m broken down, I’m dying over here If anybody’s listening I hope you hear my cries My will to live is wearing thin, I’m running out of time Sounding the alarms inside of me Hoping like hell the sound cuts through the water and the broken trees And reaches you before the creatures of the night Descend on me, no help in sight, won’t be long before we lose daylight Take a deep breath, could be the cure Could be our last, can’t know for sure Is it the hate they tried to show? Is it the love that you’ll never know? I guess, we’ll never know Can anybody hear me? Is anyone out there? I’ve fallen and I’m broken down, I’m dying over here If anybody’s listening I hope you hear my cries My will to live is wearing thin, I’m running out of time


Into The Night w which way this road is gonna turn You can’t be sure how quick your wick is gonna burn So sing to me your darkest secrets Time to leave behind your regrets Before we got lost in the blink of an eye This carrion has been forgotten Left for dead in the sun, rotting The answer lies here in this tragedy It ends with you and me When we’re dragged from the light into the night We have been warned which way the storm is gonna blow But where the riptide takes us to, we’ll never know Now you’re screaming out for Jesus Or for anyone, please save us Before we get lost in the blink of an eye This carrion has been forgotten Left for dead in the sun, rotting The answers lie in endless tragedy It ends with you and me When we’re dragged from the light into the night So sing to me your darkest secrets Time to leave behind your regrets Before we got lost in the blink of an eye This carrion has been forgotten Left for dead in the sun, rotting The answers lie in endless tragedy It ends with you and me When we’re dragged from the light into the night

10
Dec

If I Ever Leave this World Alive

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌


If I Ever Leave This World Alive
If I ever leave this world alive/I’ll thank for all the things you did in my life/If I ever leave this world alive/I’ll come back down and sit beside your feet tonight/Wherever I am you’ll always be More than just a memory/If I ever leave this world alive/ If I ever leave this world alive/I’ll take on all the sadness/That I left behind/If I ever leave this world alive/The madness that you feel will soon subside/So in a word don’t shed a tear/I’ll be here when it all gets weird/If I ever leave this world alive/So when in doubt just call my name/Just before you go insane/If I ever leave this world/Hey I may never leave this world/But if I ever leave this world alive/She says I’m okay; I’m alright/Though you have gone from my life /You said that it would/Now everything should be all right/She says I’m okay; I’m alright/Though you have gone from my life/You said that it would, Now everything should be all right Yeah should be alright

10
Dec

Zeke and Ned – best reading in audio

   Posted by: sye   in book 书

Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors — two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke’s gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine.

At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared — and for the women they loved.

Part 1

Part 2


10
Dec

Flogging Molly

   Posted by: sye   in song 歌


Death Valley Queen
Death valley queen where have you been/Since they crowned you in glory/Filled your head with dreams/But it still goes to show in every desert/There’s a rose that’s blooming for all to be seen/I remember you well from that town/You did dwell with the face of an angel/In a dump hot as hell/When I asked for a kiss/You kindly dismissed/So i lead my poor heart to the slaughter/Tell me dear what did you fear/I’d do you no wrong though no stranger to sin/So death valley queen go marry your king/Or an old maid you’ll end up for certain/Off I did set on my trail of regret/Where I thought of you now in your castle and crown/So I found me a whore with a face just like yours/After several gallons of porter/When I awoke, she had scarpered I was broke/Laying cold in the bed with a whale for a head/So death valley queen go marry your king/Or an old maid you’ll end up for certain/Then the ball dropped why everything fell by the way/As your teardrops were falling I forgot to say/That I have always loved you/Yeah I have always loved you/Yeah I/Yeah I/I have always loved you/When I returned downtrodden and burned/There were billy goats grazing/Where once you’d be found/So I hung out to dry/On this limb for a lie/Take me back for I’m cursed on the mainland/Tell me dear what did you fear/I’d do you no wrong though no stranger to sin/So death valley queen go marry your king/Or an old maid you’ll end up for certain/I said death valley queen go marry your king/And a-roving I’ll end up for certain.