When the Wind Begins to Blow

Lyrics: Haiyan (the author of the drama);
Music: Meng Ke;
Singer: Hu Ge (the actor playing the leading character Mei Changsu)

变幻 风云几卷
A sudden change of life, storms full of volume
A troubled time, a terrifying wave
血仍殷 何人心念
Blood is still hot, memories are not lost
Justice for Red Flame, is a vow to redeem

慧剑 借别红颜
Borrow a sword of wisdom, cut the tie to his love
Let risk and grief, keep a distance from her life
帝阙巍 豪气仍在
Lofty high are the palace and his drive
Cool mind tears open the long night in gloom

昔年朱弓 壁上空悬
His old bow, hanging on a wall
征途望断 铁甲犹寒
70,000 armours are cold and raw
明眸在心 青山难掩
Blue hills can’t obstruct his lucid view
江山如画 是我心言
Uncontaminated land and heart are his soul

关山横槊 谁可补天
Border wars reignite, who can defend the kingdom’s land
碧血长枪 昨日少年
Long spear and daring spirit, comes yesterday’s favourite
孤影归途 不见烽烟
Bringing peace to home soil, his body left in the battlefield
一笔千秋 后人心间
Also left is a legend, of courage of integrity, forever in the world

The wind begins to blow, the clouds start to grow
Then all disperse into nothingness without a trace

A statue of Mei Changsu at Madame Tussauds Shanghai Wax Museum

A statue of Mei Changsu, the leading character in the Chinese tv drama Nirvana in Fire, at Madame Tussauds Shanghai Wax Museum

Shanghai Wax Museum address: 2-68 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District (right at the heart of Shanghai CBD)


Aug 5, 2016

Branka CI
God Bless You, Hu Ge 💮🌷

Nicole Wildman
What a voice. Was it sung by Hu Ge?

All Things Chinese
Yes, he sang it. Indeed, his voice is so bright like golden rays, so fresh like mountain dew, so sweet and tender like … hmm… caramel and vanilla double flavour ice cream…

I also watched him singing “O Sole Mio” in a video, sounded quite Italian and quite Pavarotti 😉 https://youtu.be/NKMs4tyhULE

Hu Ge’s voice has a quality of gold, like a sunbeam from the sky, closer to Domingo than Pavarotti. Pavarotti’s is like a powerful thunder from a deep ocean.

When the Wind Began to Blow is one of my top favourite songs, for its lyrics, for its melody and for the singer/actor’s soulful interpretation.

Nicole Wildman
Thanks for the link, I’m very impressed. He must have had some professional training. Is this the same guy played the leading role in Nirnava in Fire? 

All Things Chinese
You’re a professional opera singer, yours is an expert opinion.

Yes, he did have operatic training when he temporarily left tv production studio to recover from severe facial injuries from a fatal traffic accident many years ago.

You’re right, he’s the leading actor in Nirvana in Fire, playing Mei Changsu.

mp arthur
I love this song. Didn’t realise he had such a good voice. He is so talented.

Yes, Hu Ge had a horrible accident which killed his assistant. He still bears the scar on his right eye. It’s quite visible. 

All Things Chinese
He’s extremely talented. But what has amazed me most about this guy is his mind, his temperament and his actions which are so closer to the Dao and the state of enlightenment than most professional cultivators.

The progress of enlightenment is not measured by how long one meditates but how one responds to real-life challenges.

Of course, I don’t know him in person, however, each speck of dust can reflect the full spectrum of sunlight because this world is holographic ~_^

Trish Green
I love it, and thanks again for translating it and posting for all of us. 🙂 
I’ve been listening to this song over and over. Would you mind looking for more music on Youtube done by Hu Ge? Thank you!!!

All Things Chinese
Here is a link to more of Hu Ge’s songs.

Nirvana in Fire (1): A Popular Genius

Nirvana in Fire (2): A Wanted Man

Nirvana in Fire (3): Chinese New Year Festival

Nirvana in Fire (4): A Birthday Party

Nirvana in Fire (5): A Plot

Nirvana in Fire (6): A Rescue Operation

Nirvana in Fire (7): A Hunting Excursion

Nirvana in Fire (8): A Military Coup

Nirvana in Fire (9): A True Identity Exposed

Nirvana in Fire (10): A Delayed Justice

Full episodes of the tv drama can be viewed on Youtube

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