Here is my attempt at translating the themesong of Sisters of Pearl (Full Version) 🙂 At first I thought the song was pretty straight forward, but the more I read into the lyrics the more confused I got since the different combination of Chinese characters can be interpreted differently. I guess what confuses me about this particular themesong is that I only have 2 more episodes before the end of the series, and yet I can’t quite figure which character it’s supposed to relate to lol Here are my interpretation of the themesong, feel free to share your own/discuss!
Forget Myself (Sisters of Pearl Theme Song) by Myolie Wu
English translations by KTVB
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When you are scared, use my hands- even if they get dirty, I’ll still enjoy it
Realise that even if you give out/sacrifice, it’s still not enough. Why still accept?
I suddenly hope that you say it out- you don’t feel you have tasted enough of the glory
Emotions let the story last long, to see/understand who will go
For you, I have brought you success, yet never let you know
I have not yet prepared for the grief
Have tears but no feelings, how will you remember, when you can’t obtain appreciation, how can you deceive yourself?
I brought you success and forgot myself in the process
I have not left a leeway, so how to hide/avoid?
After that, who can let go of memories (Afterwards, if can remember to forget)
Be able to withstand separation and sadness, hearts dependent on each other
In times of happiness, don’t be too conscience. Obtain for a moment, lose peacefulness
Why have you not treasured lack of reaction/response? Why hasn’t it ever
When you’re weak, hoping you’d tell me, speak to him- I’m willing to listen aside
My presence unexpectedly destroys the scene, only here is the last act
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KTVB’ s comment: As I’ve mentioned above, I’m not quite sure which character this song is sung in the perspective of. It seems to be describing a woman who is willing to do everything to help a man achieve his goals- to the extreme point of losing herself in the process. Which female character could this be? Kiki for Bowie? She does not even see his intentions, and not smart enough either XD Unless it’s talking about the episodes towards the end where she blindly lets him take his revenge..but still.
Doesn’t seem fitting for Joyce or Macy either, which leaves Jessica- which also does not seem to fit the description when considering her relationship with Michael Tao. yes, I’m confused.
So I thought, ok. Maybe the “person singing” is supposed to be a guy! Would be fitting if Bowie was a good man (what he appeared to be in the early part of the series), who did lots of things for either his wife Kiki or perhaps Jessica (whom he actually loves) which eventually lead him to become evil. This was not the case though as Bowie loses himself through his vengeful heart and hatred towards the Chu family.
Nevertheless, I love the song and think the lyrics fit to the feel of the series overall!