Some feel as much guilt as releasing a balloon. Some just can’t let go. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Some feel as much guilt as releasing a balloon. Some just can’t let go. Who’s right and who’s wrong? 你知道我知道…
But there are some things we didn’t know. Who was 林慧萍’s boyfriend when she first started her singing career? They sang the same sad songs. In a twisted way, it was the theme of sorrow that brought them together. They could have made a perfect pair on the Taiwanese music scene but like the stories behind their songs, things didn’t work out for them. They kept their 1.5-year relationship a secret for almost 30 years.
No wonder they could go on singing sad love songs for so many years. Their lives have been so full of disappointment. We often conjure images of our dream lovers from the unfortunate characters that actors and singers portray. We extend our sympathy to people who have been dumped without really knowing why they have been dumped. And we can all sing and act the part of the sad romantic during that stage in our lives called courtship.
This interview revealed a side of 林慧萍 I never knew.
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