AKA: 鄭國江; 鄭一川, 江羽, 江上風 (pennames for earlier works) Born: 1941 in Hong Kong
Mr Cheng was a primary school teacher (1965-1996) who began writing lyrics as a hobby (under the pennames Cheng Yat Chuen 鄭一川 and Kong Yu 江羽). Along with Lo Kwok Tsim and James Wong, he's one of the pioneers of Cantopop. He has over 2000 songs to his name.
Most Well-Known Works
theme for TVB's Police Cadet 84 妳令我快樂過 theme for TVB's The Fearless Duo 誰可改變 theme for TVB's Once Upon an Ordinary Girl 儂本多情 theme for TVB's Legend of the Ching Lady 願死也為情
and here we come to one of the most prolific lyricists of all time--he's still writing! but those who only listen to tv themesongs (esp wuxia ones) are not going to know his work as well as the others. worthwhile taking the time, though!
星 Star 曲︰谷村新司 composer: Tanimura Shinji 詞：鄭國江 lyrics: Cheng Kwok Kong 唱：關正傑 artist: Michael Kwan
閉起雙眼睛 心中感覺清靜 close both eyes, calmness of mind 再張開眼睛 怕觀望前程 open both eyes, fear of the road ahead 夜冷風更清 這一片荒野地 a cold night, a crisp wind, in this barren land 沿途是岐路 我方向未能明 a treacherous road ahead, my direction unclear
＊啊…不見朗月 導我迷途 只有星＊ oh, can't see the moon, only stars to guide my unknown path 啊…荒野路 伴我獨行 是流螢 oh, deserted road, meteors walk with me
縱步獨行 沿途寂靜 walking alone, a silent path 似只有呼吸聲 only the sound of breathing 緩步前往 決意走崎嶇山徑 soft steps forward, resolved to walk the treacherous mountain path
踏過荊棘 苦中找到安靜 pass obstacles, comfort in the pain 踏過荒郊 我雙腳是泥濘 pass the wilderness, my feet are muddy 滿天星光 我不怕風勁 the sky full of stars, i fear not the wind 滿心是期望 過黑暗是黎明 a heart full of hope, dawn beyond the darkness
啊…星也燦爛 伴我夜行 給我影 oh, brilliant stars accompany on my night's journey, give me a shadow ＃啊…星光引路 風之語 輕輕聽 oh, starlight guides my path, listen to the wind's words
帶著熱情 我要找理想 filled with passion, i seek my ideals 理想是和平 ideals of peace 尋夢而去 那怕走崎嶇險徑＃ follow my dreams, why fear the treacherous mountain path 明日誰步過 這星也帶領 whoever seeks tomorrow has the stars to guide them
相對無言 - 關正傑 Speechless Face-to-Face, sung by Michael Kwan 曲︰Randy Sparks (melody is Sparks' "Today") 詞︰鄭國江 lyrics: Cheng Kwok Kong
朋友 記得那天共你初初見面 friend, do you recall the day we met 談到你的理想 並祝他朝兌現 when, talking about your ideals, i wished they came true? 誰不知分開只有數年 共你相逢 who knew that a few years later, reunited, 先感覺到兩家亦在變 we realized we've changed
講起理想 大家苦笑共對 we can only grimace when speaking of ideals 說起往年 共你相對無言 speechless as we recall that past 如今雙方痛楚 在於只顧實際 we're both suffering from dealing only with the practicalities 才令你我理想改變 which have changed our ideals
朋友 放聲痛哭或者得到快樂 friend, let out a wail--perhaps happiness can still be found 時間永不再返 夢想不可再現 we can't go back and dreams can't be realized 人一生匆匆三數十年 莫怨當年 life's too short to mourn what ifs 輕輕錯失機會萬遍 and missed opportunities
要若回頭 未必可再遇見 even if we go back, we might never meet again 你的往年 未必勝目前 your past isn't necessarily brighter than your present 大家舉杯痛飲 大家一再互勉 let's toast and give each other encouragement 期望你我運氣轉變 that our fortunes will change
漣漪 - 陳百強 Ripples 曲︰陳百強 composer and singer: Danny Chan 詞︰鄭國江 lyrics: Cheng Kwok Kong
生活靜靜似是湖水 全為你泛起生氣 life was a calm lake until you gave it a new lease 全為你泛起了漣漪 you caused a ripple 歡笑全為你起 there's laughter because of you
＊生活淡淡似是流水 全因為你變出千般美 life was a gentle stream until you made it beautiful 全因為你變出百樣喜 you gave it joy 留下歡欣的印記 leaving behind happy memories
＃植物亦似歌 那感覺像詩 vegetation as song--a poetic feeling 甜蜜是眼中的癡癡意 sweet is the tender infatuation 做夢也記起 這一串日子 dreams recall those days 幻想得到的優美 visions of having achieved that exquisiteness
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