深愛著你 Deeply in love with you (Overview)

Yesterday was a special day for all Danny fans. 23 years has passed but time won’t take away our remembrance of Danny. In this special occasion, I would really like to share the song 深愛著你 Deeply in love with you with everyone.

Danny was famous for his love songs, and Deeply in love with you was definitely one of those famous ones. Like many songs out in the 1980s, a lot of music productions were taken from Japan and the Hong Kong musicians would re-publicize them with Cantonese lyrics. In this case, Deeply in love with you was taken from Junichi Inagaki’s 誰がために. I must say, I really admire Japan’s popular culture. This country has always proven to people all over the world that they are leaders of trends and innovation. If it wasn’t for Japan, Hong Kong’s 1980s wouldn’t have been one of the greatest eras for Canto-pop.

I still remember the first time I listened to this song. The melody was definitely catchy, especially that the Cantonese version has a repetitive line “懷念著你 懷念著你…”. Danny was a genius in delivering sad love songs. His emotions and thoughts were fully translated through his voice, giving the song a real, spiritual interpretation. I am sure that Danny’s life experience was what makes his songs so amazing and authentic. Though I don’t know how Danny actually was behind the camera, I can tell that he generally had a delicate soul. He was the kind of person that if you met him in real person, you would want to pamper and protect him. Anita Mui, in one of her interviews, affirmed that, despite the actual age difference between Danny and her. Now that I think of it, this could have been why I was so drawn to Danny when I first got to know him. He was really a unique individual – handsome, incredibly talented in music, charismatic, a bit stubborn and complacent (which only added much to his cuteness) and very adorable.

The reason why I am bringing up this song now is that recently the “online media guru” of Hong Kong Apple Daily has made a Facebook post paying tribute to Danny.  Apparently, people haven’t forgotten Danny and his music at all. Not only did old fans give comments in that post, a lot of people from the younger generation made responses as well. Here are some of the ones I found:

Leung said, “I still remember when I was in the fifth grade, my family brought me to Hong Kong Coliseum for the very first time. We watched Danny’s 1990 concert together. The organizer distributed big heart-shaped stickers before the show started. When the lights got turned off, everyone in the audience took their stickers out, shook them and created a wave of purple hearts. The special guest that day was Leon Lai.”

Lew said, “He had a je ne sais quoi that spread grace and elegance. No one could be compared with him.”

Wong said, “The singers these days are nothing to equal to Danny.”

(Link to the FB Post: https://www.facebook.com/hk.nextmedia/photos/a.170516952447.149676.105259197447/10154884922392448/?type=3&theater

As of 27/10/2016, the post has been liked by more than 13000 people and has attracted 393 comments.)

I absolutely agree with all of these. But instead of feeling saddened or anything, I decided to celebrate this period of time. Most importantly, we as fans should act as Danny’s spokesmen. We have to remind the Hong Kong population, especially the young, of Danny’s magnificent presence and the excellence of his work. I won’t say all of Danny’s songs have positive energy, but those sad songs that he wrote and sang were ones that could potentially voice your thoughts out. Deeply in love with you was a song that Danny dedicated to an unknown love. But as his fan, I would like to dedicate this song back to him with as much admiration as possible. I want to let him know how much he has always been loved and remembered no matter how much time has passed.

Video of the post this time is, of course, the music video of Deeply in love with you. Danny said in his 1990 concert that this song was actually one of the songs he must pick and sing for special events. To me, whenever I listen to it or just think about it, an image of Danny wearing a nice white outfit pops up. I am sure that a lot of people still remember his princely look.

The lyrics are as follows:

你說過愛在這一生裡 You have said that love in this life
有過快樂與心碎 has both happiness and sadness.
你說過愛在我的身邊 You have said that you love staying next to me
悄悄看我熟睡 silently watching me sleep.
聽說你在這刻想我 I heard that you miss me at this moment
聽說你在記起我 and that you are thinking of me
我也記著每刻往事 I also still remember the past we have been through
也記掛你在哪兒 and I am also wondering where you are now.
時日如飛 Time flies.
今天在我心裡 What is in my heart now
是充滿不褪的記憶 is the memory that will never fade away.
時日如飛 Time flies.
我似呆在這地 I am still waiting at this place
任一天天過去 watching days pass after days
任一生飄過去 watching my life go away
任一切飄去再沒法追 watching everything go away and become un-reachable.
心中想你 I am thinking of you.
如今想你 I am thinking of you now.
懷念昨天的你 I miss yesterday’s you.
懷念著你 I miss you.
懷念著你 I miss you.
紅著淚眼在記起 I think of you with my teary eyes.
心中想你 I am thinking of you.
如今想你 I am thinking of you now.
懷念昨天的一切 I miss yesterday’s everything.
懷念著你 I miss you.
懷念著你 I miss you.
流著淚自覺得深愛著你 In tears, I have come to realize that I am deeply in love you.