This green island is like a boat,
floating in the moonlight.
My darling, you too
are floating in the sea of my heart.
Let the sound of my song follow the breeze,
blowing open the curtain of your window.
Let my love follow the flowing water,
endlessly pouring out its feelings for you.
The long shadows of the palm trees
cannot conceal my love;
the bright beauty of the moonlight
casts its brilliance into my heart.
This green island night is so calm and serene
my darling, why are you silent, saying nothing?





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Green Valley Serenade song meanings
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    General CommentThis is the translation of a song, which is actually called Green Island Serenade. It is a Taiwanese folk song that has a lot of political and nationalist undertones as is obvious from the lyrics. (my Chinese is terrible but this loses a lot in the translation)
    Camhion August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually a major theme in the novel I'm currently writing. The lyrics are beautiful, both in English and the original Mandarin, and I decided that I would like to write about it. And to reiterate an earlier point, it's Green ISLAND Serenade, not valley.
    AlexanderWon February 04, 2015   Link

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