Beyond was a Hong Kong rock band that formed in 1983. The band became prominent in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Mainland China. The band is widely considered as the most successful and influential Cantonese music group from Hong Kong. In 1993, the founder of the group Wong Ka Kui died due to an accident while filming a show at Fuji Television in Tokyo. Beyond continued to perform and record after Wong Ka Kui’s death. In 2005, the remaining members Paul Wong, Wong Ka Keung and Yip Sai Wing decided to pursue their own solo careers, and Beyond officially disbanded.

This song was released in memory of the founder of the group. For the benefit of those who don’t understand cantonese, here’s the translation of the lyrics.

Today I saw snow drifting through the cold night
With the cold, my heart and mind drift off to faraway places
Trying to catch up in the wind and rain,
In the fog you can’t tell the shadows apart
Vast sky wide ocean, you and I,
Who would change? (Who wouldn’t change?)

Many times I’ve faced the cold shoulder and ridicule
Never have I gave up my heart’s hopes and ideals
A moment of absentmindedness,
There’s also the feeling of loss
Without realization, it faded,
The love in my heart (Who understands me?)

Forgive me this life of uninhibited love and indulgence of freedom
Although I’m still afraid that one day I might fall, oh no
Abandon your hopes and ideals, anyone also can do
I’m not afraid if someday there’s only you and me

Still I am free, still I am independent. Always loudly singing my song, Traveling thousands of miles

Abandon your hopes and ideals, anyone also can do
I’m not afraid if someday there’s only you and me

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