“Lonely” (伶仃) is the first single released by Zhang Liyin after leaving SM Entertainment back in April 2017. The song is an original duet with popular Chinese singer Henry Huo, who is well-known for his original compositions. Liyin travelled to Shanghai to record the song with Henry in January 2018, but the release of the single was not until May 29, 2018.

Written by: Tian Chenming
Composer: Henry Huo
Arranger: Chen Zhiyi
Producer: An Dong
Recording Director: Lu Zhongxun
Recording: Mo Jiawei
Recording Studio: Studio 1, Shanghai Radio Building
Sound Mixing: Zhou Tianche

English translations of the song were sourced from this comment.


English

Henry Huo:
If I haven’t seen you in my dream, smiling and falling into my arms,
How could I remember that I was not born lonely?
In that year, on that night, I loved intensely.

Zhang Liyin:
Eventually we were separated far apart, I might seem relentless.
Time hastily passed, nothing would make me sad again,
Together:
And nothing would make us feel touched.

Zhang Liyin:
I miss you, who were so silent, standing there smiling,
No matter how the world had changed,
Together:
You were always there with me.
At that time, I could never imagine that at last you and I would be lonely,
No matter how much we loved each other truly.

Together:
I want to ask the one who at last disappeared, “Where are you now?”
With whom can I share my sorrow and joy?
The world is still beautiful, and all the flowers are in full blossom,
But without you, the more beauty I see, the more emptiness I feel.

Henry Huo:
Eventually we were separated far apart, I might seem relentless.
Zhang Liyin:
Time hastily passed,
Together:
Nothing would make me sad again, and nothing would make us feel touched.

Together:
I miss you, who were so silent, standing there smiling,
Only my thoughts of you can be used to exhaust the long long time.
At that time, if I knew that everything would eventually be lost,
I would be waiting for you, and would never leave you again.

Together:
I want to ask the one who at last disappeared, “Where are you now?”
The more I indulge in the thoughts of you, the more I regret.
If I meet you again, I would start from the beginning
Telling you how much I’ve missed you.


Simplified Chinese

尊:
若非午夜梦里掠影
你正莞尔扑进怀里
我又怎会想起
我非生来伶仃
那年那夜多情

尹:
最后天各一方散尽
就当我是无情无心
光阴匆匆过去
再没有什么让我伤心
也不再动心

合:
怀念那样沉默一个你
微笑站在那里
无论世事如何地更替
总是如影随形
那时我从未想过
最后你我各伶仃
为何真心
于事无济
想问最后消失那个你
此刻又在哪里
可知我有平常的悲喜
应该说给谁听
这世界依然美丽
人间繁花又开尽
但没有你
越美越是空虚

尊:
终究天各一方散尽
就当我是无情无心

尹:
光阴匆匆过去
再没有什么让我伤心
也不再动心

合:
怀念那样沉默一个你
微笑站在那里
只有思念能用来耗尽
漫漫长长光阴
那时我如果懂得
一切最后会失去
我会等你
不再离去
想问最后消失那个你
此刻又在哪里
可知记忆越让人沉溺
越是让人惋惜
如果我再遇见你
还能从头再说起
说给你听
我曾那么想你


Traditional Chinese

尊:
若非午夜夢裡掠影
你正莞爾撲進懷裡
我又怎會想起
我非生來伶仃
那年那夜多情

尹:
最後天各一方散盡
就當我是無情無心
光陰匆匆過去
再沒有什麼讓我傷心
也不再動心

合:
懷念那樣沉默一個你
微笑站在那裡
無論世事如何地更替
總是如影隨形
那時我從未想過
最後你我各伶仃
為何真心
於事無濟
想問最後消失那個你
此刻又在哪裡
可知我有平常的悲喜
應該說給誰聽
這世界依然美麗
人間繁花又開盡
但沒有你
越美越是空虛

尊:
終究天各一方散盡
就當我是無情無心

尹:
光陰匆匆過去
再沒有什麼讓我傷心
也不再動心

合:
懷念那樣沉默一個你
微笑站在那裡
只有思念能用來耗盡
漫漫長長光陰
那時我如果懂得
一切最後會失去
我會等你
不再離去
想問最後消失那個你
此刻又在哪裡
可知記憶越讓人沉溺
越是讓人惋惜
如果我再遇見你
還能從頭再說起
說給你聽
我曾那麼想你


Pinyin

Henry Huo:
Ruòfēi wǔyè mèng lǐ lüèyǐng
nǐ zhèng guǎn ěr pū jìn huái lǐ
wǒ yòu zěn huì xiǎngqǐ
wǒ fēi shēnglái língdīng
nà nián nà yè duōqíng

Zhang Liyin:
Zuìhòu tiāngèyīfāng sàn jǐn
jiù dāng wǒ shì wúqíng wúxīn
guāngyīn cōngcōng guòqù
zài méiyǒu shé me ràng wǒ shāngxīn
yě bù zài dòngxīn

Together:
Huáiniàn nàyàng chénmò yīgè nǐ
wéixiào zhàn zài nàlǐ
wúlùn shìshì rúhé de gēngtì
zǒng shì rúyǐngsuíxíng
nà shí wǒ cóng wèi xiǎngguò
zuìhòu nǐ wǒ gè língdīng
wèihé zhēnxīn
yú shì wú jì
xiǎng wèn zuìhòu xiāoshī nàgè nǐ
cǐkè yòu zài nǎlǐ
kězhī wǒ yǒu píngcháng de bēi xǐ
yīnggāi shuō gěi shéi tīng
zhè shìjiè yīrán měilì
rénjiān fánhuā yòu kāi jǐn
dàn méiyǒu nǐ
yuèměi yuè shì kōngxū

Henry Huo:
Zhōngjiù tiāngèyīfāng sàn jǐn
jiù dāng wǒ shì wúqíng wúxīn

Zhang Liyin:
Guāngyīn cōngcōng guòqù
zài méiyǒu shé me ràng wǒ shāngxīn
yě bù zài dòngxīn

Together:
Huáiniàn nàyàng chénmò yīgè nǐ
wéixiào zhàn zài nàlǐ
zhǐyǒu sīniàn néng yòng lái hào jìn
mànmàn cháng zhǎng guāngyīn
nà shí wǒ rúguǒ dǒngdé
yīqiè zuìhòu huì shīqù
wǒ huì děng nǐ
bù zài lí qù
xiǎng wèn zuìhòu xiāoshī nàgè nǐ
cǐkè yòu zài nǎlǐ
kězhī jìyì yuè ràng rén chénnì
yuè shì ràng rén wàn xī
rúguǒ wǒ zài yùjiàn nǐ
hái néng cóngtóu zàishuō qǐ
shuō gěi nǐ tīng
wǒ céng nàme xiǎng n

Author

Wendy has been a fan of Zhang Liyin since 2007, when she was introduced to "Timeless" by a friend. Since then, she has led and organized activities for Zhang Liyin fans all over the world. Aside from Zhang Liyin, she is also an avid fan of Rachel McAdams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Real Madrid, and Toronto FC.