A Love Before Time 月光爱人 – by Coco Lee

A lot of people may have watched the film ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ and thrilled and fascinated by the Gongfu and stories developed in it. But the most impression I got from it is the music, especially the beautiful theme song and its music. Interestingly Later on I noticed the lyrics to it are actually in two completely different versions – the Chinese Version (The Moonlight Love) and the English Version (A Love Before Time). Both content are beautiful but reflect different aspects of our life. The former a romantic and affectionate love, and the later a spiritually up-lifted Shining Light. Here are the English lyrics

A Love Before Time

Music by Jorge Calandrelli & Tan Dun Lyric by James Schamus
from: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

If the sky opened up for me,
And the mountains disappeared,
If the seas ran dry, turned to dust
And the sun refused to rise
I would still find my way,
By the light I see in your eyes
The world I know fades away
But you stay

As the earth reclaims it due
And the cycle starts anew
We’ll stay, always
In the love that we have
Shared before time

If the years take away
Every memory that I have
I would still know the way
That would lead me back to your side
The north star may die
But the light that I see in your eyes
Will burn there always

Lit by the love we have
Shared before time

When the forest turns to jade
And the stories that we’ve made
Dissolve away
One shining light will still remain

When we shed our earthly skin
And when our real life begins
There’ll be no shame
Just the love that we have made before time

Chinese Translation




After listening to it, do you feel extended and uplifted by the Shining Love we’ve all shared ‘before’ we were born?

‘Sharing’ is a remedy for healing, is a good quality for a life of well-being. Would you like to share your feelings with me? I’d like to hear!


Posted by Helen Zhu  Copyright@www.learnwithuniversalmind.com

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