The Best Kept Secret

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Nothing left
Nothing left but beauty
All passed
All passed but still here
An illusion
An illusion you created
To bathe yourself in ever hot tears

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The Beginning

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They have no idea
No idea how tough it was
How tough it was for us to meet
And to talk
And to touch
And to hug
Our first kiss
Only after too much hardship
Came with too much heartache
We began with an end
We parted ways
A stronger force pushed us back together
And here we are
They have no idea

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The Bin

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If you can let go of stuff so easily
Why can’t you live without those memories
Dump them into the sea
Like you dumped old stuff in that bin
Cut them off
Cut them clear
Let them all go
Leap

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The Scented Girl

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Spring sadness
Heart drunk in spring sadness
Speechless
I’ve left myself speechless
Chilly evening rain
Shaky iced vodka
Sweet dreams or nightmares
A picture without colour
A blossom too old
An ice cube that’s not cold
Million words behind her grim smile
Perhaps her confessions, perhaps her rejections
Rock, rock, rocking
Sway, sway, swaying
But her scent never fades
How can I ever escape

Translation of Jacky Cheung’s Li Xiang-lan

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The Passing Rain

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Those teeth, veins, roars
That kind of burning glare
I know them all
I know them all
This shaking, chattering
This type of inaudible begging
What else can I do
What more can I ask for

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