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The first song Coco and I ever wrote together in 2007. It was music first and the lyrics second. After a peaceful opening, it's got a driving section in 7/4 and then a latin section. His words reflect a very zen approach to accepting life as it comes, in all its contrasting pleasures and pains.

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如果说, 生活只是场意外
让我静静去等待
被爱, 还是会受到伤害
是福是祸任你猜
不会强求, 只会安然处之过去和未来
意外, 让我一点点明白
生活重要是现在
 
如果爱, 就要爱得很精彩
如果痛就哭出来
释怀, 才能笑得更开怀
海更清澈天更蓝
呵护, 灌溉, 自己心中深处的那片花海
原来, 快乐其实很简单
只要你能想得开


If life is the unexpected,
I accept it silently.
To be loved or to be hurt,
it's a good thing or a bad thing, it's up to you.
I won't hold on too tight.
I'll be at peace with the past and the future.

The unexpected makes me understand
I should live for the moment.
If you love, do it passionately.
If you are hurt, burst into tears.
Once you release the emotions, you can smile from deep in your heart.
The ocean looks clearer and the sky looks bluer.
Take care to water the flower which is growing in your heart.
In the end being happy is very simple
so long as you can let yourself go.

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from Solitary Bird, released September 2, 2011
Music 音乐: Sweeting
Lyrics 歌词: Zhao 赵可

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Steve Sweeting New York, New York

On iTunes:
- Blame Those Gershwins
- The Color of Love
- The Solitary Bird
- Something Jobim


Steve Sweeting is a jazz pianist, composer, and teacher who recently moved back to New York City after living and working in Shanghai for more than seven years.
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