“Back Then” (那些年) is one of the two songs listed on Zhang Liyin’s “Agape” single. It is a cover song of Hu Xia’s original “Those Bygone Years” (那些年), a Chinese song released in 2011 for the popular Taiwanese movie You Are The Apple Of My Eye. Various SM Entertainment artists have covered Hu Xia’s song over the years, particularly live in concert or during interviews. Most notably, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun during the group’s fan meeting tour in 2013. However, Zhang Liyin is the first artist under the label to release an official recorded version of the song.

Liyin performed “Back Then” several times during “Agape” promotions in 2014. Her first performance occurred during the May 31st, 2014, episode of Mad for Music, prior to the official release of the “Agape” single.

Translations are accredited to amerscha.


English

Once again back to where it all began
In my memory, I see your young face
We have finally reached this day
The old photographs under the table
Linking to countless memories

Today a boy will keep his last date with a girl
Once again back to where it all began
Standing dumbly in front of the mirror
Clumsily tying a red tie
Combing my hair to look like an adult
Putting on a handsome suit
When we meet in a bit, you’ll definitely look more beautiful than I imagined

I wish we could go back to those years so much
Back to the classroom where I sat in front of you and intentionally sought your gentle scolding
The permutations and combinations on the blackboard, are you willing to solve them
No matter who sits with who, he will still love her
Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed
I really want to hold you and embrace the courage I should have had
I once dreamed of conquering the whole world

But looking back in the end, I realized
Everything little thing in this world is all you
Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed
I really want to tell you, tell you that I never forgot
That night, when the sky was full of stars
In parallel time and space, we made a promise
If we meet again, I will hug you tightly
Hug you tightly
Once again back to where it all began
Standing dumbly in front of the mirror
Clumsily tying a red tie
Combing my hair to look like an adult
Putting on a handsome suit
When we meet in a bit, you’ll definitely look more beautiful than I imagined
I wish we could go back to those years so much

Back to the classroom where I sat in front of you and intentionally sought your gentle scolding
The permutations and combinations on the blackboard, are you willing to solve them?
No matter who sits with who, he will still love her
Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed
I really want to hold you and embrace the courage I should have had
I once dreamed of conquering the whole world
But looking back in the end, I realized
Everything little thing in this world is all you
Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed

I really want to tell you, tell you that I never forgot
That night, when the sky was full of stars
In parallel time and space, we made a promise
If we meet again, I will hug you tightly
Hug you tightly

Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed
I really want to hold you and embrace the courage I should have had
I once dreamed of conquering the whole world
But looking back in the end, I realized
Everything little thing in this world is all you

Back then, the heavy rains that I had missed
Back then, the love that I had missed
I really want to tell you, tell you that I never forgot
That night, when the sky was full of stars
In parallel time and space, we made a promise
If we meet again, I will hug you tightly
Hug you tightly


Simplified Chinese

回到最初的起点
记忆中你青涩的脸
我们终于来到了这一天
桌垫下的老照片
无数回忆连结

今天男孩要赴女孩最后的约
又回到最初的起点
呆呆地站在镜子前
笨拙系上红色领带的结
将头发梳成大人模样
穿上一身帅气西装
等会儿见你一定比想像美

好想再回到那些年的时光
回到教室座位前后故意讨你温柔的骂
黑板上排列组合
你舍得解开吗
谁与谁坐他又爱着她
那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想拥抱你
拥抱错过的勇气

曾经想征服全世界
到最后回首才发现
这世界滴滴点点全部都是你
那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想告诉你
告诉你我没有忘记
那天晚上满天星星
平行时空下的约定
再一次相遇我会紧紧抱着你
紧紧抱着你
又回到最初的起点
呆呆地站在镜子前
笨拙系上红色领带的结
将头发梳成大人模样
穿上一身帅气西装

等会儿见你一定比想像美
好想再回到那些年的时光
回到教室座位前后故意讨你温柔的骂
黑板上排列组合
你舍得解开吗
谁与谁坐他又爱着她
那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想拥抱你
拥抱错过的勇气
曾经想征服全世界

到最后回首才发现
这世界滴滴点点全部都是你
那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想告诉你
告诉你我没有忘记
那天晚上满天星星
平行时空下的约定

再一次相遇我会紧紧抱着你
紧紧抱着你
那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想拥抱你
拥抱错过的勇气
曾经想征服全世界
到最后回首才发现
这世界滴滴点点全部都是你

那些年错过的大雨
那些年错过的爱情
好想告诉你
告诉你我没有忘记
那天晚上满天星星
平行时空下的约定
再一次相遇我会紧紧抱着你
紧紧抱着你

Author

Ji has been a fan of Zhang Liyin since 2006 when she debuted with "Timeless". Through this, she was introduced to Chocolyn and fellow Chocolates! Outside of this, Ji is a fan of TV shows, in particular, Marvel and DC. She loves to travel, especially meeting Chocolates all over the world!