[Lyrics] The brightest star in the night sky

The most popular song of 2014 was not a pop song, but one released in 2011 by indie band Escape Plan.   “The brightest star in the night sky 夜空中最亮的星” resonated with listeners with its catchy tune and lost but still hopeful lyrics, and the song slowly gained a cult following. The song was later covered in various singing competitions, notably Zhang Jie in I am Singer 2 and Zhang Hengyuan in The Voice of China 2.  Three highly recommended versions (harmonica, Qin Lan, Qin Lan and child) also appear in the eeMedia musical Journey to the Song & War.  

English translation by me:

The brightest star in the night sky,
can you hear?
deep in the heart of those gazing above,
the sighs of loneliness
the brightest star in the night sky
can you remember
Those who walked with me
the shapes that disappeared in the wind

I pray to have a clear spirit
and eyes that tears
to give me the audacity to believe again
to cross the lies to embrace you
whenever I can’t find the meaning of existence
whenever I’m lost in the dark
oh, the brightest star in the night sky
please lead me to you

The brightest star in the night sky
do you know
where the figure who shared her heart with me
is today?
The brightest star in the night sky
do you care
whether I wait for for the sun to rise again
or if I’ll be first caught surprise

I would rather keep all the sorrow in my heart
than forget your eyes
that gave me the audacity to believe again
to cross the lies to embrace you
whenever I can’t find the meaning of existence
whenever I’m lost in the dark
oh, the brightest star in the night sky
please light my way

I pray to have a clear spirit
and eyes that tears
to give me the audacity to believe again
to cross the lies to embrace you
whenever I can’t find the meaning of existence
whenever I’m lost in the dark
oh, the brightest star in the night sky
please lead me to you

I pray to have a clear spirit
and eyes that tears
to give me the audacity to believe again
to cross the lies to embrace you
whenever I can’t find the meaning of existence
whenever I’m lost in the dark
oh, the brightest star in the night sky
please light my way

 

2 thoughts on “[Lyrics] The brightest star in the night sky

  1. I LOVE this band. I’m quite a fan of c-indie bands like 果味VC,旅行團,卡奇社and Escape Plan too. Their song, 一萬次悲傷 is also very lovely.

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