‘Love Changes Love’ by Laure Shang (Shang Wenjie)

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《越爱越明白》 “Love Changes Love” is included in mainland singer-songwriter 尚雯婕 Laure Shang aka Shang Wenjie‘s latest album Graceland, released this past October 16th.

Shang Wenjie rose to fame as the champion of the third (2006) season of the Chinese singing contest Super Girl. Dubbed as an “electronic singer-songwriter,” Shang Wenjie reached a higher level of popularity through I Am A Singer, a well-received reality singing competition produced by Hunan Satellite TV in 2013.

Since 2010, Shang Wenjie has worked with several international fashion designers and brands. In February 2011, she was invited by Louis Vuitton to perform at the Louis Vuitton VIP Show as the only singer. Shang Wenjie attended the Paris Spring-Summer Fashion Week in 2012 and 2013.

She is also a spokeswoman for PETA, Guy Laroche, Visit Ireland Year, and other charity groups.

At time of translation, this song had generated 3,537,127 listens on QQ Music.

The Song:

Composer:Laura Shang/Shang Wenjie
Lyrics: Albert Leung/Lin Xi
Singer: Laura Shang/Shang Wenjie

Lyrics (Original Chinese, Pinyin Romanization, and English Translation):

你当时的表情 难过得那么可爱 我忽然想起来
nǐ dāng shí de biǎo qíng nán guò de nà me kě ài wǒ hū rán xiǎng qǐ lái
Your expression, was sad in such a lovely way. I suddenly remembered

你对我那么好 好让我不小心把你亏待
nǐ duì wǒ nà me hǎo hǎo ràng wǒ bù xiǎo xīn bǎ nǐ kuī dài
you were so nice to me that I inadvertently treated you unfairly,

好让当时那么轻率 说我们合不来
hǎo ràng dāng shí nà me qīng shuài shuō wǒ men hé bù lái
that I was so hasty, saying we couldn’t get along.

好在知道了你 现在过得还不赖
hǎo zài zhī dào le nǐ xiàn zài guò de hái bú lài
Luckily I know, now you are doing pretty well

我才开始明白
wǒ cái kāi shǐ míng bái
I finally began to realize

 
都因为快乐不能重来今天才难以释怀 难忘怀
dōu yīn wèi kuài lè bù néng chóng lài jīn tiān cái nán yǐ shì huái nán wàng huái
It’s all because happiness can’t be repeated that today I can’t let it go, can’t forget about it

都因为悲伤不想重复今天更懂得关怀 才开怀
dōu yīn wèi bēi shāng bù xiǎng chóng fù jīn tiān gèng dǒng dé guān huái cái kāi huái
It’s all because sorrow can’t be repeated that today I know more about caring, and feel happy [for being caring]

过去的不该 都变成应该
guò qù de bù gái dōu biàn chéng yīng gāi
All the “shouldn’t” in the past have all became “should” [meaning the things in the past that I thought shouldn’t have happened, I now understand how they happened for a reason]

不能不离开 只能够想开
bù néng bù lí kài zhǐ néng gòu xiǎng kāi
I could not not leave, I can only make peace with it [the decision to leave a relationship]

 
CHORUS:

怕什么愉不愉快 只记得痛不痛快
pà shén me yú bù yú kuài zhǐ jì dé tòng bú tòng kuài
Why fear things like whether the relationship was pleasant, [I] only remember whether I loved heartily

谁不是这样更好活下来
shuí bú shì zhè yàng gèng hǎo huó xià lái
Who doesn’t survive like this and lead a better life?

对上一个伤害 对下一个悔改
duì shàng yí gè shāng hài duì xià yí gè huǐ gǎi
Hurt the last one, show repentance toward the next one [meaning correcting the mistakes made in the previous relationships in the new relationship]

谁不是这样越爱越明白
shuí bú shì zhè yàng yuè ài yuè míng bái
Who doesn’t wise up through relationships?

 
没有好坏 只有缅怀
méi yǒu hǎo huài zhǐ yǒu miǎn huái
There’s no [relationship that is] good or bad, there’s only reminiscence

还能缅怀 不算失败
hái néng miǎn huái bú suàn shī bài
If we can still reminisce, then [those relationships] are not failures.

我们都是从美好回忆伤痛追悔走过来 走出来
wǒ men dōu shì cóng měi hǎo huí yì shāng tòng zhuī huǐ zǒu chū lái zǒu chū lái
We all come from fond memories and pains and regrets, and came out [moved on]

因为尊重爱 才选择离开
yīn wèi zūn zhòng ài cái xuǎn zè lí kài
It is because [we] respect love, that [we] chose to leave

人虽然离开 还一直在爱
rén suī rán lí kāi hái yì zhí zài ài
And although we left, we keep loving

想你的好 想我的坏 都为了爱
xiǎng nǐ de hǎo xiǎng wǒ de huài dōu wèi le ài
Thinking about your good, thinking about my bad, all for love

对你的好 对你的坏 都为了爱
duì nǐ de hǎo duì nǐ de huài dōu wèi le ài
The good I was to you, the bad I was to you, all for love

 
CHORUS x2

还能缅怀 不算失败 爱改变爱
hái néng miǎn huái bú suàn shī bài ài gǎi biàn ài
If we can still reminisce, then [those relationships] are not failures. Love changes love.

不用后悔 只能悔改 爱改变爱
bú yòng hòu huǐ zhǐ néng huǐ gǎi ài gǎi biàn ài
No need to regret. You can only change. Love changes love.

真心的在一起 真心的要离开 都是真实的爱
zhēn xīn de zài yì qǐ zhēn xīn de yào lí kái dōu shì zhēn shǐ de ài
[We] genuinely wanted to be together, [and] genuinely wanted to leave. It’s all genuine love.

过去的不过去 未来的不会来 越爱才越明白
guò qù de bú guò qù wèi lái de bú huì lái yuè ài cái yuè míng bái
[If you don’t] let bygones be bygones, the future will never come. The more you love, the more you understand.

 
CHORUS

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  • Probotector

    In the first picture, she looks like Cher in “Do you believe…”; not a good sign.

    Also, sofa!

    • Cauffiel

      Chinese Sonny Bono gonna hit a tree on his bike!

    • MrC

      probably whats she trying for.Most just copy the western stars.
      The locals never the wiser never ever stepping out the box.

      • Cauffiel

        I’d still bang her before I bang (young) Cher.

        It seems the photographer of the last photo is not concerned that Shang is about to be attacked by the black man. :-O

        • Probotector

          What the hell? Look at her hair! Was she showering in that limo?

          Perhaps the black dude wanted his spare jacket back.

          • Riddler

            The black guy looks a little befuddled, look at his legs, he can’t even walk. God knows what happened in the back of that limo. That might explain the frazzled state of her hair.

          • Daqing Li

            He is a bodygaurd hired by Laure during her apperance at Fashion Show Spring Summer 2014 Paris

          • Riddler

            Tell that to the one who thinks he’s about to attack her.

          • Riddler

            He must be guarding her body well, in the back of that limo. She does look rather dishevelled if not satisfied…

          • Cauffiel

            Yes, we all know that. We are just being silly.

          • Cauffiel

            She doesn’t have much of a rack, but look at that gap! Delicious!

  • MrC

    “Who doesn’t wise up through relationships?”
    Chinese girls..

    • Probotector

      Got that right

      • Riddler

        Is there a chinese rendition for ‘you got a have a j.o.b. if you want to be with me’? Remember that? Reminds me of Eddy Murphy Raw…

        • 二奶头发

          LOL! I remember watching Eddy Murphy in The Golden Child
          —————–
          Chinese herb shop guy: Yak loin. Good to keep the Yang up.

          Eddy Murphy: Nothing wrong with my Yang.
          —————————-
          Also:
          I want the knife. LOL

          http://youtu.be/orErAdC9Y8c

    • maybeabanana

      Funny. No.

    • 用开水烫我!

      your avatar is so cute, hahaha!

  • maybeabanana

    I think this may be the first post about a song that I felt like I didn’t need to insult. Decent lyrics as most songs are commonly about love and mostly people like I can relate to it.

    • Daqing Li

      I would suggest you to check out her last two album: “In” and “Ode to the doom”. It is a pity that she can not promote her music outside of China.

      • Riddler

        I wonder why?

        • Daqing Li

          Because her music is way above the typical Chinese pop and I just want to share some good music.

  • Daqing Li

    There is an English version of the song in the same album. You can check it out at http://www.laureshang.comuf.com

    • Riddler

      I was joking bro! I don’t like that song at ALL. But thanks for taking a look and replying.

      • Daqing Li

        You’re welcome. But this is not a reply to your comment.

        • Riddler

          I stand corrected. :-)

        • Probotector

          Then why did you reply to him?

          • Riddler

            Methinks the hairy one has returned…

    • 二奶头发

      I checked it out…. that was a waste of time.

      She need to work on her english… it’s YOU not CHEW . it’s THE not DA. and in some parts I had to read the lyrics to understand what she was saying in english.

      • Daqing Li

        It is kind of funny that the complaint of her English always came from someone whose native language is Chinese. There are already two reviews of her new album written by English native speakers and there is no complain at all on her English.

        • 二奶头发

          I would like to see those reviews. Supply links please.

          • Daqing Li
          • 二奶头发

            Just took a quick glance at the two reviews… I didn’t see any comments regarding her english pronunciation.

            The first link is just a review to get the reader to buy the CD. It’s a fluff article

            The second one was more critical though. And the writer only commented on the music track sounding better in the english version than the chinese.

          • Daqing Li

            But none complain about her English. I think that if they as native English speaker has no problem with her English then your complain sounds vain to me. You want to show off your perfect English will only make yourself a joke here.

          • 二奶头发

            ….speakers (plural form) have no problem….

            …..your complaint (not complain) sounds vain to me.

          • Daqing Li

            thanks for correcting my poor English. What a pity that I can not pay you.

      • Cauffiel

        Probably because your English blows.

        • 二奶头发

          LOL! and you like to “BLOW” people

  • Probotector

    “Love changes love”…how exactly?

    • Riddler

      I think that must be part of the instructions on a Durex packet.

      • Probotector

        Don’t you love how Chinese girls refer to their bfs as their lover?

        • Riddler

          They do?! Hmmmm, do they even comprehend the distinction I wonder?

          • Probotector

            No they don’t.

          • Riddler

            I will tell you something, this is a true story, happened in Beijing some years back, but before i get into it, will remind you of a few things. In china, mostly, locals cannot pronounce ‘account. They say ‘c–t’. Also, in Mandarin, they don’t say ‘invest in stocks’ they say ‘play’.

            So, I was speaking with a stockbroker. A female. I asked her to explain the whole thing and how it works and, how she got involved. The conversation proceeded like this:

            “At first, before i got married, i had a very small c— and my boyfriend, didn’t have a c— to play with so he asked if he could play with my c—. My boyfriends best friend, had a little c— so my boyfriend asked if we could all play with c— together. Slowly, my c— was getting bigger and bigger and we all made a lot of money from my c—…..”

            Have you ever tried to keep a straight face while almost bursting at the seams?

          • Middle_Kingdum

            Her “cunt” was expanding?

          • Riddler

            Hey man, that word be problematic around here. But yes, that what she said. She wanted to say her ‘account’ was getting bigger but her pronunciation was all off. Try asking someone about opening a bank account. See what happens. Just make sure you keep a straight face when they tell you that opening a —– is easy:-)

          • There was a great video of some lift guide in the Taipei 101 on youtube being teased by two canadian guys, for saying yes I swallow, not realising what they were really laughing at.

  • 二奶头发

    Graceland… HEY Elivs is BACK!

  • 用开水烫我!

    i am sorry that i met some snob dog ruined my dignity and at the same time dick head who always has to hide up like a dick never dare to get out from pants!
    snob dog, open your eyes read carefully, and hide your dick head forever.
    no one gives you a shit any more.

    • Middle_Kingdum

      What are you talking about?

      • I get a headache from reading her posts, so I never bother. Save yourself the migraine man!

        • Nessquick Choco

          Seems he/she is Silva. we know here from ecities. the way of post is totally same and lame… she changed nickes already 500times at least and still can be recognized :D

          • 用开水烫我!

            go away, go home take care of your son.

          • Nessquick Choco

            Sure, I will do :)

    • Riddler

      Bunny, i think someone has made you angry. Again. Lets try and show our anger in a funny way, then everyone can smile a little no? We don’t want to get banned, we don’t want you to get banned either.

      Right guys? I for one have made a solemn promise to be cool with bunny. Although at times….

    • Zappa Frank

      do not mind, she’s talking to me.
      Dignity? you never had, and you spoiled all by yourself..
      @mr weiner is this enough or does she has an endless credit and cannot be banned?

      • 用开水烫我!

        who is talking to u?
        are you dumb?

        • Guest

          what happen? is there crisis in the bar were you used to hook?

        • Zappa Frank

          what do you plan to do for your problem? tell us…

      • mr.wiener

        She has been banned before and allowed to come back. I missed her original comment. I think she has deleted it herself.
        If it didn’t breach the rules regarding trolling, sockpuppeting or being disruptive I’m not going to reluctantly let it pass as micro managing this site and what people say and think would be a very bad move.
        I can’t moderate people for being dum-arses [tempting as it is to do so]
        I can request that people stop squabbling and swapping insults, and delete that thread if it goes on for too long.
        I sympathies with how you feel, but I think you are letting an embittered and angry person with little real idea of how to behave or what to say around normal people, get to you, and you are better than that.

  • Middle_Kingdum

    This song is so deep, so meaningful! You could spend hours understanding the complex meanings behind such thought-provoking words!! But I won’t.

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