时光小偷

主唱:孙燕姿
作曲:李伟菘
填词:易家扬

过去像一滴汗
静静的蒸发在马路上

偶尔担心很烦
我总是爱穿过捷运站
看着时间变幻
时光像小偷拿走眼泪
从不同的地方
也许把泪滴在琴上
所以我有了歌能唱
回忆很美 未来很慢
我的故事因此写到一半
风吹着 我跑向远方
我知道爱也甜也酸
人要学会 停止流浪 我也一样.

天空从黑到白 继续的转换
热闹后的孤单 让人更加了解珍惜平凡

I love this song..and the melody just keeps repeating in my head.

What struck me the most was the bridge:

热闹后的孤单 让人更加了解珍惜平凡

I can totally appreciate the feeling..it’s quite sickening sometimes, which is why I don’t really like big crowds or noisy places buzzing with activity.

I hate the feeling after a party, when everyone starts leaving and soon you’re back to being alone. Well, not really alone – you have a shitload of junk with you, which you need to clear up, and you might have been better off without the party coz then you’d still end up alone but you wouldn’t have the junk to clean up in the first place.

(It’s something like the feeling of the last day of school term break; you know the fun and laughter is going to end..and there’s this feeling of dread coz you know you haven’t touched all your holiday homework. For the record, I have never once finished my holiday homework promptly: always last minute -.-)

I dislike going to posh places/functions/dinners as well. We have to dress up for it, wear makeup, suits and tie and everything, and immerse ourselves in all the hype and fun and merry-making and confusion of it all. But towards the end I always feel so tired and exhausted, and heave a sigh of relief when it’s all over and I can remove my burdensome clothes and the mask I put on to conform to social norms and entertain others – I’d much prefer to chit-chat over a cuppa with a best friend any old day. At least then I can be myself, or whatever I feel like being at that moment. (since it’s sometimes really hard to know what is “being yourself”)

I suppose that’s what those two lines mean..or at least that’s how I’d interpret them.

 But then again, as the lyrics say, 没有体验过热闹后的失落感,我们又怎会了解平凡的可贵呢。Maybe I don’t detest crowds that much after all.

(I realise I’ve been writing sad/emo/contemplative stuff recently. I shall try to write about happy things next time.)