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When I translate things, I usually go from Spanish into English, so when I listened to (and obsessed a little) over Neil Patrick Harris at the Tonys, I thought that it’d be good practice for a quick English to Spanish translation exercise.

Lyrics in English taken from Playbill.com

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I just began listening (truly listen) to Mayday’s discography pre the Born to Love days, finishing off titles/pinyin/title translations, when I ran into this song titled Masquerade (Male, Female, One Body) from their 2003 album, Time Machine (時光機). The thing is, the title of the song is Ci Xiong Tong Ti (雌雄同體), which is the term used to refer to “hermaphrodites” (which, by the way, isn’t longer a term accepted for people, who are now referred to as “intersex”). Perplexed, thinking that Google Translate was giving me a wonky translation, I checked the dictionary to double check.

On a quick google search, I found a pretty terrific (singable) translation of the song.

Rather than you understand me—I’d rather be a mystery
A puzzle you just cannot solve, of what’s false and real, it’ll play at your heartstrings
I’ll play you, or play your opposite form; partake in this game of love that you’ve borne.

via NoStarWords @ LJ + starriheavens

My mind was melted. I mean, it’s not VERY often you get playful duality in music, playing on gender-role conventions and completely avoiding the titillation that seethes from… well, everywhere now.

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I remember the feeling when MJ passed away. Within the family, it’s common to think that you could not possibly cry for people you’ve never met, and that’s true most of the times. I don’t know anyone personally that cried when MJ passed, but I remember the day of the memorial concert, when Jennifer Hudson performed Will You Be There [1]… it wasn’t her performance, it was the moment when Michael does her spoken monologue with that broken voice- I didn’t break down, but I did share a few hazy looks with my TV.

In our darkest hour
In my deepest despair
Will you still care?
Will you be there?
In my trials
And my tribulations
Through our doubts
And frustrations
In my violence
In my turbulence
Through my fear
And my confessions
In my anguish and my pain
Through my joy and my sorrow
In the promise of another tomorrow
I’ll never let you part
For you’re always in my heart

If you were hurt by her very painfully, please, thank her well-intentioned torture. If you feel like you have wronged her, please, thank her gracious tears that flowed. Before we meet and fall in love, it’s all because of her that you’ve matured.

If you feel lonesome right now, please, thank this beautiful intermission. If you are still acting wrongly in love, please, be thankful for not finding me yet. It’s only after we finish walking through all the winding roads that we can finally know what love really is.

My Love.

If it’s celebrated successfully that I’m worth obtaining, please, thank that I was once let go. If I’m admired for my strong yet gentle nature, please, thank that precious hurtful wound. After we meet and fall in love, all regrets will turn into rewards. When we finally find one another in a tight embrace, all the distress and hardship will turn into the sweetest ending, so just let us patiently wander because love will come for sure – at the right moment.

Hebe to be Assimilated not Consumed~

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Miss you as if you were far away,
Miss you as if you were in front of me.
Miss you as if you were in my mind,
Miss you as if you were in my heart.

Capture from here.

Miss You as if You Were in Front of Me

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