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NOSTALGIA


When I was young,

Nostalgia was a tiny, tiny stamp,

Me on this side,

Mother on the other side.

小时候

乡愁是一枚小小的邮票

我在这头

母亲在那头



When I grew up,

Nostalgia was a narrow boat ticket,

Me on this side,

My bride on the other side.

长大后

乡愁是一张窄窄的船票

我在这头

新娘在那头


But later on,

Nostalgia was a lowly grave,

Me on the outside,

Mother on the inside.  

后来啊

乡愁是一方矮矮的坟墓

我在外头

母亲在里头


And at present,

Nostalgia becomes a shallow strait,

Me on this side,

Mainland on the other side.  

而现在

乡愁是一湾浅浅的海峡

我在这头

大陆在那头