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This is a series of exercises where you are presented with the translated English lyrics of a Chinese song. Your goal is to use your Chinese search skills to find the title and artist of the mystery song. A brief audio clip is provided as an additional hint.

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feihong

Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 



Oh~oh~
This is a sad song
Oh~this is a sad song

Miss Wang turned 31
When her friends see her
They all ask a question:
When do you plan to get married?

But the problem of marriage
Isn’t something she can decide on by herself
She asks her papa, she asks her mama
They both said, you better hurry

Look, look, look at other people, there there there there
Look, look, look look look there there there there

Over-30 artsy girl
Should marry what kind of person?
Shouldn’t she find someone who does art?
This way, they would be fairly compatible?

But artsy boys who do art
Some of them are only into their art
Also, a very small minority of boys who do art
Do art so they can do girls

Doing girls doesn’t mean just doing her
What’s the point of marrying him?
Doing girls doesn’t mean just doing her
Damn damn damn damn it

Friends introduce quite a few
Some have cars, some have houses, some have kids
They said you should find one who has money
Let him support your creative efforts

But no rich guys like her
They only want to marry those who can cook
Girls who can’t cook
Can only become the other woman
Artsy girls who can’t cook
Can only be used by them

Damn damn damn damn it
Oh~ho~oh~ho~ho

This song is a truthful account
If it’s fictional that’s just coincidence
Please don’t take it personally
And then form an online mob to block me

Look, look, look, she can only make stir fried egg and tomato
Look, look, and eat it with instant noodles
That is really quite tasty
Mia mia mia mia mia mia mia
That is really quite tasty
Mia mia mia mia mia mia mia~
 


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Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 大龄文艺女青年之歌
Artist: 邵夷贝
Link: https://youtu.be/CDi5G9XJ2iY
Translation: https://www.notion.so/7085694f55fa43a68a78d760c3337577

Chinese lyrics

Oh~oh~
这是一首悲伤的歌
Oh~这是一首悲伤的歌

王小姐三十一岁了
朋友们见到了她
都要问一个问题:
你什么时候打算嫁呢?

可是嫁人这一个问题
又不是她一个人 可以决定的
她问她爸爸,她问她妈妈
他们都说,你赶紧的

你看,你看,你看人家,那那那那
你看,你看,你看看看那那那那

大龄文艺女青年
该嫁一个什么样的人呢?
是不是也该找个搞艺术的
这样就比较合适呢?

可是搞艺术的男青年
有一部分只爱他的艺术
还有,极少部分搞艺术的男青年
搞艺术是为了搞姑娘

搞姑娘又不只搞她一个
你嫁给他干什么呢?
搞姑娘又不只搞她一个
奶奶奶奶奶奶的

朋友们介绍了好几个
有车子,房子,和孩子的
他们说你该找个有钱的
让他赞助你搞创作

可是大款都不喜欢她
他们只想娶会做饭的
不会做饭的女青年
只能去当第三者
不会做饭的文艺女青年
只能被他们潜规则

奶奶奶奶奶奶的
Oh~ho~oh~ho~ho

这一首歌纯属雷同
如有虚构实属巧合
请不要自觉对号入座
然后发动群众封杀我

你看,你看,你看她只会做西红柿炒鸡蛋
你看,你看,还要就着方便面
那是非常的好吃的
Mia mia mia mia mia mia mia
那是非常的好吃的
Mia mia mia mia mia mia mia~

 

 

feihong

Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 



Did your mom force you to marry?
Did your mom force you to marry?
If your mom didn’t force you
Why are you forcing yourself, forcing yourself?

Miss Ding is 28 this year
Bright and joyful, lovely as a flower
The house she likes isn’t big
Just wants a small cozy home

Spring festival comes, company vacation
Her mom makes prawns braised in oil
But she’s a little afraid
Afraid her mom will ask, do you have a boyfriend?

Mr Wang is 28 this year
Started a software business with partners
He works day and night, can’t ever go home
No choice but to work overtime banging out code

Spring festival comes, company vacation
His mom makes bullfrog boiled in Szechwan chili oil
But he’s a little afraid
Afraid his mom will ask, do you have a girlfriend?
 



Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 你妈逼你结婚了吗?
Artist: 王胜男
Link: https://youtu.be/7DZp6CTEnE8
Translation: https://www.notion.so/ad27008eec9b4434a86daf18b710b97a

Chinese lyrics

你妈逼你结婚了吗?
你妈逼你结婚了吗?
如果你妈没有逼
何必自己逼自己,逼自己

丁小姐今年28
神清气爽,貌美如花
喜欢的房子并不大
只想要一个小小的家

春节来了,单位放假
她妈做的油焖大虾
可是她的心里有点害怕
怕她妈问她,男朋友呢?

王先生今年28
联合创业,软件开发
他没日没夜,不能回家
只能在公司加班敲代码

春节来了,单位放假
他妈做的水煮牛蛙
可是他的心里有点害怕
怕他妈问他,女朋友呢?

 

 


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feihong

Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 



10:30 on the subway
Finally everyone gets a seat
Gentle breeze
Softly, softly, softly blows

The (fairly chubby) girl sitting next to me
Leaning heavily against me while sleeping
I didn't push, I can't bear to push
She looks very tired

Slide down the seat, lean back
I lazily stretch my legs
The uncle across from me
While snoring, widely opens his mouth

Nearby auntie, rocking to and fro
She sleeps soundly in her unsteadiness
The girl next to me, gossiping with a friend about someone's
Scandals

I'm also tired
This is the only place where I don't experience insomnia
Sorrowful things, difficult things
Here, I don't have the strength to think of them

The city night, above my head
Silently pass through its heart
Even if it's riddled with problems
Still it smiles elegantly and beautifully

I'm already tired
This is the only place where I don't experience insomnia
Serious things, troublesome things
Here, I can temporarily set them aside

Wait until the stop, get out of the train
The remainder of the trip is still pretty long
Don’t think about it, whatever
Let the breeze blow on my face

10:30 on the subway
Finally everyone gets a seat
Gentle breeze
Softly, softly, softly blows

The (fairly chubby) girl sitting next to me
Leaning heavily against me while sleeping
I didn't push, I can't bear to push
She looks very tired
 


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Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 十点半的地铁
Artist: 刘锦泽
Link: https://youtu.be/ojQWM7IfI4E
Translation: https://www.notion.so/9a3419ab3377432aa55b5d98e4e233f3

Chinese lyrics

十点半的地铁
终于每个人都有了座位
温柔的风
轻轻地,轻轻地,轻轻地吹

身边的姑娘,胖胖的她
重重的靠着我睡
我没有推,我不忍心推
她看起来好累

矮下了身子,向后仰
我懒散地伸长了腿
对面的大叔
在鼾声之中张大了嘴

旁边的阿姨,左摇右晃
她睡得找不到北
身边的妹妹 和朋友谈谁
是是非非

我也疲倦了
这是我唯一不失眠的地方
悲伤的,难过的
在这里我没有力气去想

城市的夜,在头上
沉默经过它的心上
尽管它千疮百孔
仍在夜里笑得冷艳漂亮

我已疲倦了
这是我唯一不失眠的地方
沉重的,烫手的
在这里都可以暂时放放

等到了站,下了车
余下的路还有好长
不去想,管它呢
让风吹在我脸上

十点半的地铁
终于每个人都有了座位
温柔的风
轻轻地,轻轻地,轻轻地吹

身边的姑娘,胖胖的她
重重的靠着我睡
我没有推,我不忍心推
她看起来好累

 

 

feihong

Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 



Open the box, leisurely, vestiges of the past
Stacks of ticket stubs, beautifully aged
From a show that played on some day, some month, some year
A movie from the last meeting before farewell
The longing for warmth, it’s all printed here

This is my hoarding complex
Since I can’t live in the moment, might as well collect memories
It feels ridiculous, I want to keep everything, afraid of losing it all at once
Those printed words are blurred with age
Just like we will become blurred with age
It's alright, this is the best evidence of our existence

Find that living is not at all easy, it’s very hard to pause the gears
This kind of compulsive hoarding can be fun to play with, it’s just for killing time
Find that living is a big problem, happiness is even harder
This kind of compulsive hoarding lets you reflect on yourself, where you stand

So I sorted out all the wrinkled things
Those things that look like junk, but have more meaning because of my point of view
Thank you for your company, you picked up my worn-out heart
This kind of compulsive hoarding, how long can I keep it up?
Those messy past incidents, still need to box them up

 


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Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 搜集癖
Artist: Nana高娜娜
Link: https://youtu.be/KvfNi6I8gxw
Translation: https://www.notion.so/d473c9fdb4ce4546bf1a8e222f7bb2bc

Chinese lyrics

打开盒子,慢条斯理,走过的痕迹
票根一张一张,旧得很美丽
是某天某月某年还有的那出戏
是最后一次道别相约的电影
渴望温度的动机 都印在这里

这是我的搜集癖
既然无法活在当下,那就这样珍藏回忆
想来也好笑,什么都要留着,怕一下子就失去
那些印着的字迹模糊不清
就像是我们 也会模糊不清
也好,这是存在的最好证明

发现活着真不容易,齿轮很难暂停
这样的搜集癖 还能玩玩游戏,无聊而已
发现活着是大问题,快乐更不容易
这样的搜集癖 还能看看自己 活在哪里

于是我整理好了 所有皱褶的东西
那些被视为破烂 却因为眼光更具有意义
谢谢你曾经的同行,拾起我破烂的心
这样的搜集癖 还能持续多久下去
那些凌乱的过去 还是要找个盒子装进去

 

 

feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

Old wine glass, old toy, old cologne
Old flame, old emotional wounds, old happiness
Old me, old scents, old heart beats
Old feelings that are lost

Old wine glass, that red wine’s flavor has dispersed
Old flame and her new flame are sleeping together
Old me can perceive their new joy
Old feelings, let them age

Old hunting cap, still haven’t thrown it away
Sitting in my wardrobe like a trap
Every second and every minute reminding me to ask how you’re doing
Old razor blade, still haven’t thrown it away
Fixed into place in the bathroom like a talisman
Every several minutes and several seconds, enter a number only to then delete it, so pointless

Old hunting cap, I threw it out
Its place in my wardrobe has been taken up by my cat
Every instant guarding my heart, don’t care how you’re doing now
Old razor blade, I threw it out
Looking in the bathroom mirror, smile at myself
Every several minutes and several seconds, phone rings and then disconnects, doesn't bother me at all
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

He’s older than her by 3 years
She loudly calls him Old Ghost
They play guitars around the bonfire
Singing that time flows like water

He was once a big drinker
She was once young and lovely
They left home in their twenties
To be heartbroken in a faraway place

They sing that spring wind is like the sea
And sing their dreams for the future
They sing about cherishing each other
And sing about their desire to have children

They sing love songs until morning’s light
And sing about challenging yourself while you’re young
They sing that struggle is short-lived
And sing that when they’re rich and upstanding they’ll return home

He floats through factory jobs
She sells smiles in small stores
Their lives are like rice straws, no one else to rely on
But they embrace every day

He was once destitute and down on his luck
She was once an unreasonable brat
Every day they split up, stubbornly bicker
Neither asks for forgiveness

They sing that life is so fickle
And sing about the disappointment towards reality
They sing about pain and tears
And sing that maybe it’s better to end the show

They about spring grass becoming yellow in autumn
And sing about that autumn yellow turning into summer coolness
They sing about life being so boring
And sing about getting a new house next year

Life goes on
There was no miracle
They didn’t get rich
Always ordinary, then they grew old

He doesn’t sigh as much
She’s not anxious anymore
They count wrinkles and genuine happiness
Finally start to look back

They sing about how crazy those years were
And sing about that young guy, that dumb gal
They sing that life is so hard
And sing that this struggle was so glorious

They sing about how weddings are so stupid
And sing about those long-standing grudges
They sing if there’s another life
They’d like to give it another go

They sing if there’s another life
They’d like to give it another go
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

On the way home from work
Became wet and rainy
Slowly walk
Treat it as a stroll in the rain
Lovers holding hands
Avoiding the rain in the station
I don’t have the heart to disturb them
Lower my head and walk over
In their vicinity, time came to a stop
Rainy day became a subtle poem
Looking on as they hail a taxi
My eyes follow the wetness

The night darkened quickly
The last train still hasn’t come, hasn’t come
Breath out fog
In the air it disperses, disperses
There’s only me left on the platform
Feels like the person I’m waiting for didn’t show up
Not sure if I missed him or if he’s yet to arrive

Waiting for the last train
Waiting for the last train
Waiting for the last train
Waiting for the last train

Quietly sit
Idly thinking
Take out my phone and see reflected
The image of myself
Feel a little hapless
Maybe because
The wind has been blowing the whole time
Waited for a rather long time
Feel a little embarrassed
Passerby glances at me
Continues walking forward
Rain suddenly fell hard, then suddenly fell softly
I’m a little anxious but also helpless

The night darkened quickly
The last train still hasn’t come, hasn’t come
Breath out fog
In the air it disperses, disperses
There’s only me left on the platform
Feels like the person I’m waiting for didn’t show up
Not sure if I missed him or if he’s yet to arrive

Night becomes ever colder, I rub my hands
Want to get some warmth, but it’s no use
I’m even getting a bit pissed off
While sighing, I lift my head
Faintly see hope coming closer
Couldn’t help but dash into the rain
A small pleasant surprise after disappointment
Leave misfortune in the mud
Lean against the window zoning out
Blurred vision, how relaxing
Stop for a while, pass a station
Some time passes, go towards the next station
Warm last train
Other than the driver, there’s only me in the car
Lazily hum a song
It feels like I’m the only one left in this world
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

Your charm extends out to the Milky Way
You wish you could seduce the whole world
When I’m in the corner and you occasionally think of me
Flirting with girls is righteous

Seeing as how you don’t like me that much
Why are you always flirting with me?
Seeing as how it’s loneliness-induced trouble
Why do you come to burden me?

Because I’ll take it seriously
Because I’m too naive
Helplessly I go past the point of no return
Stupid earnestness
Carefully following your every step
Desperately longing earnestness

Your performing skills surpass those of skilled courtesans
I'm a bag of nerves, you're at ease
When my bored-to-death spirit was set aflame

Flirting with girls is righteous
Seeing as how you don’t like me that much
Why are you always flirting with me?
Seeing as how it’s loneliness-induced trouble
Why do you come to punish me?
Because I’ll take it seriously
Because I’m too naive
Helplessly I go past the point of no return
Stubbornly pursue this error
Desperately longing stupidity

All my feelings
Rise because of you
Fall because of you
Totally befuddled by you
Follow you here
Follow you there
Waste my time on you

Why are you always flirting with me?
Seeing as how it’s loneliness-induced trouble
Seeing as how you don’t like me that much
Why do you come to burden me?

Because I’ll take it seriously
Because I’m too naive
Helplessly I go past the point of no return
Stupid earnestness
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

Wenzhou (city) in Zhejiang (province), Wenzhou in Zhejiang, Jiangnan leather factory went bankrupt
Wenzhou’s biggest leather factory, Jiangnan leather factory went bankrupt
Bastard, boss Huang He is a bastard, he leads a debauched life, leads a debauched life
Owes a debt of 350 million, ran off with his wife's sister

We don’t have, don’t have, don’t have any choice, use the wallets to make up for lost wages
Wallets with original price of 100 plus, 200 plus, 300 plus, all are 20 bucks
All are 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks, all 20 bucks, 20 bucks, 20 bucks
Huang He is a bastard, bastard, Huang He is a bastard, you are, you're a piece of crap
Ah, huge clearance sale, ah, everything is 20 bucks
Ah, huge clearance sale, ah, 20 bucks
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

One day when I was twenty
I held hands with you and walked to the pedestrian bridge
You only had 5 bucks in your pocket
We ate a bowl of beef noodles

You said any love will change
You said you don’t have any money now
You said thank you for being with me these past several days
You said don’t get duped again in the future

One day when I was thirty
I was walking with him and passed this street
I said I wanted to eat a bowl of beef noodles
He said he didn’t have any change on him

I’ve already forgotten your face
I also don’t have a photo of you
Time has slaughtered all of the past
We don’t really need to reminisce any more

You said any love will change
You said you don’t have any money now
You said thank you for being with me these past several days
You said don’t get duped again in the future

One day when I'm eighty
Could I picture your face again?
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

Watch Beijing opera, play on a swing, kick a stone by the side of the road
Hallway door’s lantern, outdoor market’s soup noodles
Newly-bought clothes, pocket money from lunar new year
Small cloth shoes, flower print handkerchief
Uncle that makes sugar people and celestial beings from the stories
I put a handkerchief over my face, count to three
You quickly hide behind the old tree

Elder sister, l saw you once last year
You’re laughing, laughing with others and start to talk about the past
Alleys from childhood were long and short
Without realizing it, twenty years have passed

You said you remembered my pigtails from when I was six
Laughing at my craziness, say that I should become a performer
Now, faraway from home, when I come across a street performer girl
Can’t keep myself from giving a few pennies more

Small cloth shoes, flower print handkerchief
Uncle that makes sugar people and celestial beings from the stories
I put a handkerchief over my face, count to three
You quickly hide behind the old tree

Elder sister, l saw you once last year
You’re laughing, laughing with others and start to talk about the past
Alleys from childhood were long and short
Without realizing it, twenty years have passed

You said you remembered my pigtails from when I was six
Laughing at my craziness, say that I should become a performer
Now, faraway from home, when I come across a street performer girl
Can’t keep myself from giving a few pennies more

Elder sister, l saw you once last year
You’re talking, talking with others and start flipping through a photo album
Mottled smudges, bits and pieces
How did twenty years pass without us realizing it?

I’ve already cut off my pigtails
Your looks have a bit more weariness to them
Now, faraway from home, when I come across a girl who loves laughing
Still can’t stop myself, your face pops into my mind

Elder sister, I’ve also been fondly remembering
Childhood fruits were so fragrant and sweet
That year when you were married off, I suddenly grew up
Every day hoping, when will I receive your letter?
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

I raise my eyes and see the outline of Thousand Buddha Mountain
I close my eyes—there’s Lake Daming and the city moat
Spurting Spring is gushing by my ear
But I’m not sure
Jinan
What is it actually like?
What is it really like?

Cheongsam-wearing girls, where are you?
Oldsters performing clapper talk, where are you?
Annoying little kids all grew up
The local accent of the young’uns, is there anyone who remembers it?

Ancient streets and alleys have already been torn down
Republican era train station, I haven't even seen it
For years now, Qingshiban's spring water is nowhere to be found
The beautiful scenery of a weeping willow by every house is already a legend

Jinan, Jinan, where are you?
Jinan, Jinan, I'm too far from home
Jinan, Jinan, I can't go back
Jinan, Jinan, I'm missing you

The Yellow River used to flow through Old Town's west side
East, south, and north, mountains and rivers surround those sides
Sandstorms from Inner Mongolia, they charge straight in
Springwater moistens the city's arteries

Magnificent city walls, all that's left of it is Liberation Pavilion
The neon lights can't illuminate the city moat
Yanxi Temple's sign board is dim and falling apart
Furong Street's restaurants, how many serve Shandong cuisine?

Jinan, Jinan, where are your roots?
Jinan, Jinan, what do you have left?
Jinan, Jinan, do you know
Jinan, Jinan, how much I love you?

I raise my eyes and see the outline of Thousand Buddha Mountain
I close my eyes—there’s Lake Daming and the city moat
Spurting Spring is gushing by my ear
I just want to say to you
Jinan
I miss you
I want to go back home
 

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feihong
Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it.
 

Can't stand how high the waves are and how salty the water is
I just live near the shore
Seaside wind is very cool, coconut juice is very sweet
I just sleep under the trees

Dad says the beach is very muggy, weather is very hot
Can't be suitable for me
Mom says the beach is too far, too many bad guys
Can't stop worrying about me

But since I was little you both said
The sea is the kingdom of freedom
A free, fabulous, tolerant place
How can it not accommodate me
I'll run towards it with all my might
Just treat it as exercising my body
This is how it becomes my own little piece of the sea
 

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I was born in a small northern town, by the banks of the serene Chaobai River
To commemorate her tranquility, my name is Peace

Spring wavering between warm and cold, sparrow flies over open country
White snow quietly melts, my name is Peace

When I was 18, I departed from her gaze
Came to a strange city, maybe I’ll never go back

In a spring wavering between warm and cold, sparrow flies over open country
Fly to a strange city, my name is Peace

My name is Peace, in this strange world

It turns out the world is vast and expansive, no way to see its edges
People drift further and further apart, hearts become ice-cold and apathetic
I found my beloved, now I’ll never go back
I told her my name, my name is Peace

My name is Peace, in this unpeaceful world

Hope you find happiness in the city, find happiness

Hope you find happiness in the city, find happiness
 

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After enduring the winter’s big snowfalls
Have the birds turned around?
After a winter's worth of waiting
Have memories slipped away?

Street lights that turn on too early, evening wind, flickering lights
People you briefly encounter, streets and cities, the presences you don't perceive

Wait until spring is almost here
Wait until spring, green (like the color of jade) is appearing on branches
This spring

Kids, kids, stave off your cravings, after Laba (eighth day of the twelfth lunar month) is the new year
Kids, kids, stave off your cravings, bit by bit to the twenty-third

Twenty-third, malt sugar candy
Twenty-fourth, day for cleaning
Twenty-fifth, buy tofu
Twenty-sixth, cut a piece of meat
Twenty-seventh, buy a chicken
Twenty-eighth, leaven dough
Twenty-nineth, steam buns
Night of the thirtieth, stay up late (until midnight)
New year's day, shake your booty
 

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You live on the fourth floor, I live on the third
Every day I hear you renovating
Monday to the weekend, no rest at all
Neighbors all moved away

I heard after he left
You never wanted to venture outside again
Electric drill head, drill painfully through your heart
Mistakenly believe that he’ll return after the renovation

Unfortunately
His love was worn down by years of neglect
His heart was long ago stolen away by time
After whitewashing
It’s not enough to hide the faded red

However
Your hate can’t be extinguished
Building up a tower to lay siege to love
The master of self-deception
Lives in your memories and refuses to leave
Unable to leave
 

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Let me be a stupid person
Avoid the conflict between knowledge and privilege
Let me be a lowlife
Trade my toil with capitalists to get the youth I deserve

Just got off work, riding a bicycle home
Students buying breakfast cursing next to me
Boring news sliding under fingertips
I’m thinking of my middle class mom and dad

"After you grow up, you must be an educated person
Marry a good husband, live a happy life"
Everyone wants to be a person of means
But who will paint things, who will wipe floors
Who will be the wretched poor beneath our feet?

Just got off work, riding a bicycle home
Homeless people on the side of the road speaking to themselves
A filthy dog is sizing me up
I’m thinking of my mom and dad who have struggled their entire lives
 

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Buskers, go from east to west
In summer on pedestrian bridges, in winter on the subway
Playing a chord, singing popular songs
No one applauds, spare change falls on the ground
Rolls toward legs, bend over to pick up
Every day trying to get three meals, no time to worry about dignity
Use pocket money to buy flatbread, bread is like the moon over my hometown
Hold it with both hands, swallow it whole
Cold day, fingers frozen, cover mouth and blow hot air (on hands)
Don't dare to drink much water, fear the call of nature
Life is like a delicate instrument string, busking is like begging
Be inside the stream of people, can't worry about anything other than the hunger in the stomach
Five grains enter the latrine, all that remains is the hunger in the stomach
 

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Jiajia, the next time we meet, give me a smile
You see it’s been so long and yet no answer, just stop putting on a brave face
Jiajia, let’s both concede to (your) father and mother
I still have freedom, but they only have you

Look Jiajia, you ought to have remembered my drunken words
(I’ll) personally design a wedding dress of your very own
OK Jiajia, don’t keep opening the wounds on your heart
Hang in there a little longer, very soon it’ll be completely healed

Look Jiajia, you ought to have remembered my drunken words
(I’ll) personally design a wedding dress of your very own

OK Jiajia, don’t keep opening the wounds on your heart
Hang in there a little longer, very soon it’ll be completely healed

Forget it Jiajia, stop taking my drunken calls
I'll hang in there a little longer, very soon I'll have forgotten you
 

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She came to listen to my concert
First love at 17, the very first date
The boy stood in line all night for her
Half a year’s savings, bought a pair of tickets

My song enchanted her, my song broke her heart
A three year relationship, ended with a single letter
She remembers the horn on the platform urging them towards farewell
Playing my song, crying along with others
Hey, crying with others

She came to listen to my concert
Love at 25, a radiant vision
Boyfriend sent roses to someone else behind her back
She ignores the phone, night after sleepless night listening to music

My song enchanted her, my song broke her heart
Adults split up and then always act like it’s no big deal
With friends, drink and karaoke
Sing my song and cry along with the image on screen
Hey, cry along

My song enchanted her, my song broke her heart
At 33, how precious is true love
Young girl begs her to relent
Let the man decide who to fly away with
Hey, who’s flying away to a faraway place

My song enchanted her, my song broke her heart
She’s trying hard not to look tired
Time hears us singing that we have no complaints and no regrets
To the sound of applause, sing oneself to tears
Hey, sing oneself to tears

She came to listen to my concert
A woman over forty listening to music, very beautiful
The child asks her why she’s crying
The man by her side, long since slipped into slumber
She quietly listens to our concert
 

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I dated several types, my elder brother was never satisfied
He thinks I’m a diamond or piece of gold that belongs in a palace
Other people are unqualified

The guy from last time, wore a lot of cologne
Like a hooligan, didn’t care for him
Says he does music
Had both looks and talent
Yeah, really didn’t care for him

I said before when you’re outside you gotta be very careful
Dudes have countless slick maneuvers
You need to believe me
Your brother here is the fighter jet of pickup artists
Oh trust me
I don’t want to believe you
Don’t throw a tantrum
Oh no
You’re sick with love
You’re the one who’s sick
Because I care for you

Hey, where are you?
Ugh, you’re really quite annoying

I say, elder brother, based on your standards
I have no choice but to be alone for hundreds of years
And have no idea if I can successfully become a Taoist immortal
Come quick, come quick, come quick, come quick
This guy is well put together

You have to be really careful of these intellectual-looking guys
Often these are the most dangerous types
You gotta take it from me
Your brother here is the MVP of the intellectual world
Oh trust me
I don’t want to believe you
Don’t throw a tantrum
Oh no
You’re sick with love
You’re the one who’s sick
Because I care for you

Yes or no
The impression I get is (that he’s) super dangerous
Has a familiar air, like what I was like when I was young
Yes or no
Of course can’t judge solely on appearances
Your happiness is what’s important
 

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Every young lady is a flower
Wherever it blooms, cow poop will be there
Every dude has a phrase
Don’t know whether or not to say it to a girl

Hey girl, where're you off to?
I haven’t finished saying what I want to say
Hey girl, are you going to come back?
When you get back, let’s finish our conversation

So girl, when you’re thirsty do you drink water?
Me too, this must be fate
Hey girl, when you’re hungry do you eat?
Me too, this must be fate

Hey girl, does your long hair hang over your shoulders?
Me too, this must be fate
Girl, do you like to wear your hair in braids?
Me too, this must be fate

Fate grows wings, it will fly
Without you realizing it, it flies to your side
Fate grows legs, it will run
If you don’t catch him, he’ll be out of sight

So girl, where're you off to?
I haven’t finished saying what I want to say
Hey girl, are you going to come back?
When you get back, let’s finish our conversation

Hey girl, when you’re tired do you sleep?
Me too, this must be fate
Hey girl, when you wake up do you get out of bed?
Me too, this must be fate

Hey girl, do you like listening to this song?
Me too, this must be fate
Hey girl, do you want another one?
Me too, this must be fate

Hey girl girl, when you’re thirsty do you drink water?
Me too, this must be fate
Hey girl girl, when you're hungry do you eat?
Me too, this must be fate

Hey girl girl, does your long hair hang over your shoulders?
Me too, this must be fate
Hey girl girl, do you like to wear your hair in braids?
Me too, this must be fate
 

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Hi everyone, I'm Wang Qiang, guitar teacher Wang Qiang
Let me tune everyone's strings
Firstly, strum the E string, let me listen to see if it's in tune
Uh, this is off, turn it 30 degrees to the left

It's off, it's off, turn it 30 degrees to the right
Still off, another 30 degrees
Teacher, I've turned it as far as it'll go
Oh, if it's all the way then it's alright

Wang Qiang is a guitar teacher
He's not a qualified guitar teacher
First turn a string 30 degrees to the left
Then turn it 30 degrees back to the right

Wang Qiang is a guitar teacher
A guitar teacher who'll lead students astray
He has a priceless
Acoustic guitar tuner

Students, let me tell you
When you study under me, you must buy my tuner
My tuner is 3000 bucks
Special insider price is 2000 to take it home

Wang Qiang is a guitar teacher
Still not up to par with Fenghua Arts Academy's instructor Liu Chuan
Mr Liu Chuan teaches us how to use the pitch pipe
Wang Qiang, all you know is 30 degrees (method)

Wang Qiang's tuner costs 3000 bucks
I really think it's a little too pricey
Mr Wang Qiang, you shouldn't lead students astray
Actually, you're just a fraud

Is Wang Qiang really a guitar teacher?
Actually he's just a big fraud
Is Wang Qiang really a guitar teacher?
Actually he's just a dumbass
 

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Distant islands, no longer vast
Young girl traveling from afar, still silent
In the boat, the song that was playing on arrival is still on loop
On the sea’s surface, silver waves appear

Escaped the past, come here alone
Easternmost island, start a new life
Youth hostel by the mountain, find a job
Only sing her song to stray dogs

Badun, Badun, Badun
I come alone, I leave alone
Badun, Badun, Badun
Is there someone who would wait for you to come home?

Until she encounters her
So out of the ordinary
Like the beam of a lighthouse
Illuminating the forsaken night sky
She said, let’s go together
Badun always disappears in
The grove by the road near the wharf
But where does she go?
Deep in the sea winds, reverberates
The voice of seventeen

Badun, Badun, Badun
I come alone, I leave alone
Badun, Badun, Badun
Is there someone who would wait for you to come home?

Badun, Badun, Badun
I come alone, I leave alone
Badun, Badun, Badun
Is there someone who would wait for you to come home?

Badun, Badun, Badun
I don’t want her to leave alone
Badun, Badun, Badun
Is there someone who would wait for me to come home?

Badun, Badun, Badun
 

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I’m at the stalls of building materials market
Acting as if I’m in auto parts market
Looking at the shop fronts outside Sixth Ring
Setting solar panels in the sun

Turning over xiaolongbao’s cover
Putting on lighting decoration market's airs
Eating yangchun noodle's chopped green onions
Strumming instrument market's strings

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily

Just during these few days, can enjoy free time
Play mahjong and chat, stroll around with old folks
Go visit your relatives, go to the temple to eat candied fruit on skewers
After a few days, there will again be anxiety and busyness
This is how the the New Year gets going

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily

Go to the temple to light incense, pray for a peaceful year
Whose birth sign year is it?
Brother who served in the military, distant people
Longing for the mountain, comforting phone call

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily

Even if you're a small business owner or entrepeneur
To celebrate the new year, you'll go home
Eat a New Year's Eve dinner
Holding your lover, drink merrily
Holding your lover, drink merrily
 

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