Mayday’s History of Tomorrow Review: 五月天 自传 好好(想把你写成一首歌) (Song about you)

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好好 (想把你写成一首歌) (Song about you) is another love ballad from the album. This song is composed by Ashin and Guan You. I thought it sounds quite similar to 我不愿让你一个人 (I don’t want you to be alone) which is interestingly composed by the same duo too.

 

想把你写成一首歌 想养一只猫
想要回到每个场景 拨慢每只表

The song talks about writing a song for/about someone who is missed dearly. Reminiscing through the song, the speaker yearns to turn back time and revisits all the important places shared with that someone.

 

你和我背着空空的书包
逃出名为日常的监牢
忘了要长大
忘了要变老
忘了时间有脚

The speaker misses not only that someone but also the youth and innocence of the past. When they were young, they were so carefree and forgot that they had to grow up eventually.

 

你和我曾有满满的羽毛
跳著名为青春的舞蹈
不知道未来
不知道烦恼
不知那些日子 会是那么少

The speaker’s sadness of losing that someone as well as his/her youth is echoed in the second chorus. They were so full of hope and did not realize that their youth had an expiry date.

 

最安静的时刻 回忆 总是最喧嚣
最喧嚣的狂欢 寂寞 包围着孤岛

These verse explores recollections of past memories and  the lingering sense of  loneliness. In the quietest moments, the flood of memories is deafening. In the midst of the crowds, one’s loneliness is amplified.

 

我们都要把自己照顾好
好到遗憾无法打扰
好好的生活
好好的变老
好好假装我 已经把你忘掉

The song concludes with the somber recognition but acceptance that their lives will diverge and their stories will develop separately. My favorite verse of the song “好到遗憾无法打扰” ruminates on living life to the fullest without harbouring any regrets of the past.

 

只求命运 带你去一段 全新的旅程
往幸福的天涯飞奔
别回头就往前飞奔
请忘了我还 一个人

I feel that the ending of the song is quite similar to the melancholic ending of 我不愿让你一个人. While the speaker wishes for that someone to enjoy a fulfilling life, he/she still feels lingering sadness and loneliness.

好好(想把你写成一首歌) (Song about you), in my opinion, will not join the ranks of Mayday’s more outstanding love ballads. However, the simple but touching lyrics will probably tug many heart strings especially on cold, lonely nights.

 


好好(想把你写成一首歌)

作词:阿信
作曲:冠佑+阿信

想把你写成一首歌 想养一只猫
想要回到每个场景 拨慢每只表
我们在小孩和大人的转角 盖一座城堡
我们好好 好到疯掉 像找回失散多年双胞

生命再长不过 烟火 落下了眼角
世界再大不过 你我 凝视的微笑
在所有流逝风景与人群中 你对我最好
一切好好 是否太好 没有人知道

你和我背着空空的书包
逃出名为日常的监牢
忘了要长大
忘了要变老
忘了时间有脚

最安静的时刻 回忆 总是最喧嚣
最喧嚣的狂欢 寂寞 包围着孤岛
还以为驯服想念能陪伴我 像一只家猫
它就窝在 沙发一角 却不肯睡着

你和我曾有满满的羽毛
跳著名为青春的舞蹈
不知道未来
不知道烦恼
不知那些日子 会是那么少

时间的电影 结局才知道
原来大人已没有童谣
最后的叮咛
最后的拥抱
我们红着眼笑

“我们都要把自己照顾好”
好到遗憾无法打扰
好好的生活
好好的变老
好好假装我 已经把你忘掉

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2 Comment

  1. Cindy says: Reply

    Love my talented Guan You with his slow soothing ballads, geeky yet romantic 🙂
    -Twin

    1. Wendy says: Reply

      Haha the cat references in the song remind me of blur Guan You!

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