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Music Video: Bubbles

Song Title: 泡沫 (Bubble)
Music Composer: 邓紫棋 (Gloria Tang Tsz-Kei, aka G.E.M.)
Lyrics Composer: 邓紫棋
Performed by: 邓紫棋
MV Director: Tan Chang
Published: July 5, 2012

 

Background: “Bubble” was a sad song G.E.M. composed after breaking up with her significant other. At that time, she had felt very depressed emotionally and it even affected her work. Thus, she bought a plane ticket and went to New York by herself and stayed there for a week.
One day, she saw a clown blowing bubbles on a busy street. It was beautiful, but at that time, it occurred to her that the bubbles were like lies. They were beautiful, but as soon as one touched them, it would burst, causing one’s heart to break. Based on that inspiration, she wrote this song.
This MV was also a one-shot MV that was filmed over the course of two days. They spent an entire day doing dummy runs and had to make a lot of adjustments in order to get the timing and scenarios just right.
The reason why they decided on a one-shot MV was because they felt that it was a very sincere song, so cutting and editing scenes to make them appear more perfect would take some of the realism out of the music video. In any case, the music video came out very nice! Check the second link for the behind the scenes.

Original Music Video:

Behind the Scenes Video:

Lyrics:
yáng guāng xià de pào mò  shì cǎi sè de
阳光下的泡沫 是彩色的
jìu xiàng bèi piàn de wǒ  shì xìng fú de
就像被骗的我 是幸福的
zhūi jīu shén me dùi cùo  nǐ de huǎng yán
追究什么对错 你的谎言
jī yú nǐ hái ài wǒ
基于你还爱我

The bubbles beneath the sunlight are rainbow-colored,
Just like how the me that was lied to had been happy.
What’s the point of figuring out what’s right and wrong? When your lies,
Show that at least you still love me.


měi lì de pào mò  sūi rán yī shā huā hǔo
美丽的泡沫 虽然一刹花火
nǐ sǔo yǒu chéng nùo  sūi rán dōu tài cùi rùo
你所有承诺 虽然都太脆弱
dàn ài xiàng pào mò  rú gǔo néng gòu kàn pò
但爱像泡沫 如果能够看破
yǒu shén me nán gùo
有什么难过

Beautiful bubbles, although they’re just a burst of fireworks,
All your promises, although they were all too weak,
But love is like a bubble. If it could be seen through,
What else was there to be sad about?

zǎo gāi zhī dào pào mò  yī chù jìu pò
早该知道泡沫 一触就破
jìu xiàng yǐ shāng de xīn  bù shèng zhé mó
就像已伤的心 不胜折磨
yě bù shì shúi de cùo  huǎng yán zài dūo
也不是谁的错 谎言再多
jī yú nǐ hái ài wǒ
基于你还爱我

I should have already known, that bubbles burst upon touch,
Just like how an injured heart, continues to be tormented.
It’s not anyone’s fault, no matter how many lies there were,
At least it meant you still loved me.

měi lì de pào mò  sūi rán yī shā huā hǔo
美丽的泡沫 虽然一刹花火
nǐ sǔo yǒu chéng nùo  sūi rán dōu tài cùi rùo
你所有承诺 虽然都太脆弱
dàn ài xiàng pào mò  rú gǔo néng gòu kàn pò yǒu shén me nán gùo
但爱像泡沫 如果能够看破 有什么难过

Beautiful bubbles, although they’re just a burst of fireworks,
All your promises, although they were all too weak,
But love is like a bubble. If it could be seen through, what else was there to be sad about?

zài měi de huā dǔo  shèng kāi gùo jìu diāo lùo
再美的花朵 盛开过就凋落
zài liàng yǎn de xīng  yī shǎn gùo jìu zhùi lùo
再亮眼的星 一闪过就坠落
ài běn shì pào mò  rú gǔo néng gòu kàn pò  yǒu shén me nán gùo
爱本是泡沫 如果能够看破 有什么难过
wèi shén me nán gùo  yǒu shén me nán gùo  wèi shén me nán gùo
为什么难过 有什么难过 为什么难过

Even the most beautiful flower, wilts after it blooms.
Even the most beautiful star, falls after streaking across the sky.
But love is a bubble. If it could be seen through, what else was there to be sad about?
Why were you sad? What was there to be sad about? Why are you sad?

quán dōu shì pào mò  zhǐ yī shā de huā hǔo
全都是泡沫 只一刹的花火
nǐ sǔo yǒu chéng nùo  quán bù dōu tài cùi rùo
你所有承诺 全部都太脆弱
ér nǐ de lún kùo  guài wǒ méi yǒu kàn pò  cái rú cǐ nán gùo
而你的轮廓 怪我没有看破 才如此难过

They’re all bubbles, just a burst of fireworks.
All your promises, they were all too weak.
As for your silhouette, it’s my own fault for not seeing through it, and ending up being so hurt.

xiàng ài de bǎ wò  yào rú hé zài sōu sǔo
相爱的把握 要如何再搜索
xiàng yōng zhù jì mò  nán dào jìu bù jì mò
相拥著寂寞 难道就不寂寞
ài běn shì pào mò  guài wǒ méi yǒu kàn pò  cái rú cǐ nán gùo
爱本是泡沫 怪我没有看破 才如此难过

How can faith in love be found again?
Could it be that being lonely together was less lonely?
Love was a bubble from the start, it’s my own fault for not seeing through it, and ending up being so hurt.

zài yǔ xià de pào mò  yī chù jìu pò
在雨下的泡沫 一触就破
dāng chū chì rè de xīn  zǎo yǐ chén méi
当初炽热的心 早已沉没
shūo shén me nǐ ài wǒ  rú gǔo piàn wǒ
说什么你爱我 如果骗我
wǒ nìng yuàn nǐ chén mò
我宁愿你沉默

The bubbles in the rain burst with a single touch.
The once passionate heart, had long sunk into stillness.
You say you love me, if you’re lying,
I’d rather you remain silent.