Eyes on Me
A song by Faye Wong
Eyes on Me is a song from the video game Final Fantasy VII. I think it holds a special place in my heart.
I once was very into Cantopop. The lyrics play the most crucial part of a song in the Chinese language. Lyrics come first, and melodies follow. I thought that the beauty and aesthetics of words and phrases it achieved where other languages couldn’t come close. Just like listening to a poem. It’s timeless. But in recent years, I stopped listening to Cantopop. Because most of the song’s subjects mostly are about love. Too narrow. I’m being subjective and I’ll need to widen my taste in music.
I realize one may find echoes from songs even if you don’t know the lyrics. Eyes on Me. A song sung by Faye Wong. It has been a while since I listened to the song. When I was young, I had no understanding of the lyrics and I don’t think that I cared. Not after I played the game and learnt the story. The lyrics are about a scene from the game. About a pair of lovers in the past where they’re being separated. Their story continues through their children even though they weren’t together.
The melodies still linger after all these years. Time flies. Hopefully, a remake for the game in the near future. And this song has to be in it. The song is the spirit and soul of the tale.
This is #Day30 of #100DaysToOffload.