This song was an OST (theme song) for Show Luo’s recent hit series “Hi My Sweetheart”.
I know I give lyrics full credit often, but I really love this song. It’s about how the singer can find love, and has been loved, but has never been happy. They are waiting for the person who they will love forever and who will love them. It is similar in content to Nickelback’s “Gotta Be Somebody”. It is a slow-paced song which contains great hope for the future.
Translation Note: It features the line “Love is just a few simple strokes”, referring to the character 爱 which means Love in Mandarin.
“Love, it’s just a few simple strokes/ but more complicated than believed/ hate keeps love from changing/ I’ve loved a few people/ and have also been loved a few times/ but still am unable to hold on to happiness./ Love, can’t it be counted?/ Why do I still believe it isn’t a loner?/ I’m waiting for someone/ Waiting for my eternity/ to tell me that love doesn’t travel alone, not to be afraid.”
This is actually a rarity for Show Luo, who is a solo singer/ dancer. But he is stationary in this MV.
I’m a bit biased here because I recently finished watching the series this song belongs to. The shots from the show in the MV are meant to reflect the show itself. So I’ll give a little cap of it, the full summary is with the review of “Hi My Sweetheart”. Show Luo’s character fell in love with a girl who made his heart break when she betrayed him. Years later he sees her again and she doesn’t recognize him. He decides to make her fall in love with him so he can hurt her, but starts to love her again.
My only concern with the overall effect is that if you haven’t seen the show you won’t be able to follow the storyline. As someone who *has* seen the program, I give it a 5/5, but I took a point off assuming *you* haven’t seen the show, since these reviews are for whoever reads them. I love the song and the video fits the pace very well.
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I highly recommend watching the MV, even if you’ve never heard of the show, it is full of meaning and is really quite beautiful.