Saturday, 22 August 2015

Jon Bon Jovi sings 月亮代表我的心!

I couldn't believe what I'd heard from this Bon Jovi video: did I just hear a Rock Legend of History covering a Chinese-language love song by songstress Teresa Teng? But I did! And he sang it two days ago, during the Qixi Festival.
Teresa Teng 邓丽君 was a genius polyglot singer from Taiwan who sang in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Malay, English and Japanese from the 1970s until her death in the 1990s. My family is absolutely bonkers about her, and even my grandma would let her hair down and sing her songs.

Will Jon Bon Jovi steal her sunshine? You be the judge :-). As for his pronunciation, I think his teacher could've done better by him. If you're wondering what he's singing, wonder no more, and here's Teresa Teng's version if you want to sing it properly.

月亮代表我的心         The Moon Represents My Heart
你问我爱你有多深    You ask me how deeply do I love you
我爱你有几分            And how I would rate myself in my loving you
我的情也真                [My answer is:] What I feel is true
我的爱也真                And my love is true
月亮代表我的心        The moon represents my heart.

你问我爱你有多深   You ask me how deeply do I love you

我爱你有几分           And how I would rate myself in my loving you
我的情不移               [My answer is:] My feelings won't shift
我的爱不变               And my love won't change
月亮代表我的心       The moon represents my heart
轻轻的一个吻           Just one soft and tender kiss
已经打动我的心       is enough to fire up my heart
深深的一段情           That period of feeling those deep emotions
叫我思念到如今        Still, even now, makes me think about you and miss you
你问我爱你有多深   You ask me how deeply do I love you
我爱你有几分           And how I would rate myself in my loving you
你去想一想               Go and have a think
你去看一看               Go and take a look
月亮代表我的心       The moon represents my heart
轻轻的一个吻          Just one soft and tender kiss
已经打动我的心      is enough to fire up my heart
深深的一段情          That period of feeling those deep emotions
叫我思念到如今      Still, even no, makes me think about you and miss you
你问我爱你有多深      You ask me how deeply do I love you
我爱你有几分              And how I would rate myself in my loving you
你去想一想                  Go and have a think
你去看一看                  Go and take a look
月亮代表我的心          The moon represents my heart