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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.
 



Small town builds a pedestrian bridge
To residents accustomed to not having a crosswalk
A road that can be crossed in 2 seconds
Why must one ascend stairs that take dozens of steps
Walk down a corridor of more than 10 meters
Then choose an exit
Descend down a spiral staircase to the other side of the street
That really wastes time
Wastes physical energy, wastes emotions
Wastes youth, wastes ink
Wastes natural gas, wastes renminbi
Wastes food, wastes public resources

Very small pedestrian bridge
Was meant to let people stand even
A little bit high high high high high high higher
But in actuality a very small pedestrian bridge just makes
A very small town even smaller
Even smaller even smaller, really quite small
Just as small as a pea
Even a nearsighted person with a magnifying glass couldn’t see it
Oh
Even a nearsighted person with a magnifying glass couldn’t see it
Oh
Even a nearsighted person with a magnifying glass couldn’t see it
Ah
Even a nearsighted person with a magnifying glass couldn’t see it
Impossible
Even a nearsighted person with a magnifying glass couldn’t see it

Therefore (the residents who are) unpretentious, ordinary, hard-working, benevolent
Loving their hometown
Sometimes prone to taking small advantages
Never step onto it
As always, they live in the busy
Giant stream of people
Wake up, have breakfast, go to work
Eat lunch, take a siesta
Wake up, play cards, play Dou dizhu
Get off work, pick up kids from school
Eat dinner, go for a stroll and dancing
Greet acquaintances
Go back home, wash face, wash feet, rinse mouth
Go to bed and speak quietly for a while

 


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Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 小镇天桥
Artist: 张若水
Link: https://youtu.be/N880ge9W8Zg
Translation: https://www.notion.so/73b242dcbe1c4df3b5ea2bc227a4ead7

Chinese lyrics

小城镇修起了天桥
对于习惯了 没有斑马线的居民们来说
两秒钟就可以穿过的马路
何必要先登上几十步台阶
走过十多米走廊
再选择一个出口
沿着螺旋梯下到街对面
那多浪费时间
浪费体力,浪费感情
浪费青春,浪费墨水
浪费天然气,浪费人民币
浪费粮食,浪费公共资源

小小的天桥
本可以让人们站得再
高高高高高高高高一点
但实际上小小的天桥只会让
小小的城镇更小
更小更小,真的好小
只有豌豆儿那么小
近视眼儿用放大镜都看不到
哦吼
近视眼儿用放大镜都看不到
哦吼
近视眼儿用放大镜都看不到

近视眼儿用放大镜都看不到
不可能
近视眼儿用放大镜都看不到

所以朴实,平凡,勤劳,善良
热爱家乡
有时候爱贪点小便宜的居民们
从不登上去
依旧生活在忙碌的
巨大人流之中
起来,早饭,上班
午饭,午觉
起来,打牌,抢地主
下班,接小娃儿放学
晚饭,再去散步和跳舞
跟熟人打个招呼
再回家,洗脸,洗脚,漱口
上床说会儿悄悄话

 

 

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.
 



Draw some moonlight for the lonely night sky
Draw myself singing under the moonlight
Draw a large window on the empty house
Also draw a bed

Draw a girl to keep me company
And draw an embroidered quilt
Draw a stove and firewood
We live together

Draw a flock of birds flying around me
Draw green ridges and blue slopes
Draw tranquility and prosperity
Rain droplets drift down over rice paddies

Draw a rainbow you can touch with your hands
The drawing has a starry sky that I decided not to extinguish
Draw an endless, winding, level path
At the end (of the path), we are dreaming

Draw mother in a serene pose
And conflicts that can be wiped away using an eraser
Draw food that is available in all four seasons
A carefree person has no worries

I don’t have an eraser to wipe away arguments
Just a pen for drawing loneliness
The moon in that night sky isn’t shining anymore
There’s just a melancholy child singing
Draw some moonlight for the lonely night sky

 


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Answer

Spoiler

 

Title: 画
Artist: 赵雷
Link: https://youtu.be/oz55lfyH3Z8
Translation: https://www.notion.so/11cb223ca90b4edcb053dcdab000a80b

Chinese lyrics

为寂寞的夜空画上一个月亮
把我画在那月亮的下面歌唱
为冷清的房子画上一扇大窗
再画上一张床

画一个姑娘陪着我
再画个花边的被窝
画上灶炉与柴火
我们一起生来一起活

画一群鸟儿围着我
再画上绿岭和青坡
画上宁静与祥和
雨点儿在稻田上飘落

画上有你能用手触到的彩虹
画中有我决定不灭的星空
画上弯曲无尽平坦的小路
尽头的人家梦已入

画上母亲安详的姿势
还有橡皮能擦去的争执
画上四季都不愁的粮食
悠闲的人从没心事

我没有擦去争吵的橡皮
只有一只画着孤独的笔
那夜空的月也不再亮
只有个忧郁的孩子在唱
为寂寞的夜空画上一个月亮

 

 

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.
 



Sun hasn’t risen yet, I open my eyes
Good morning, it’s now 6 AM
Change clothes, brush teeth, wash face, put on eyeliner
But forgot to eat breakfast

With great effort
Caught this subway train
After getting off the train
Realize that I’ve almost been squished into meat stuffing
Look down and check my wristwatch
I won’t be late
But must still add a little speed
Jog for a little while
Get through today, there’s no difference from yesterday

I would like to
Get home a bit earlier
To be not too tired
Stroke my guitar strings for a bit
Who could guess
After eating dinner it’s already 9
I want to jog 2 laps
To destroy my love handles

They say
You’d best do this and that
It should be like this and that
Go with the flow all the way to the end
But I don’t want to be facing life and saying sorry
Dadadida dadada
Saying sorry, didada dididi
Saying sorry

 

 


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Spoiler

 

Title: 朝六晚九的日常
Artist: 丁源
Link: https://www.kanjianmusic.com/song/182506/
Translation: https://www.notion.so/2ad34e80025447f39c292087fbb38971

Chinese lyrics

天还没亮,我睁开双眼
早晨好,现在是上午的六点
换衣服,刷刷牙,洗洗脸,画了眼线
却忘了吃早点

好不容易
赶上了 这趟地铁
下车后
发现自己 快被挤成肉馅
低头看了 一下手表
还不会迟到
但还是要 加快速度
来一段小跑
过了今天 和昨天没差别

我想要
到家能够早些
没有太多疲倦
拨一拨我吉他弦
谁知道
吃完饭已九点
我想慢跑两圈
消灭我的游泳圈

他们说
你最该是怎样
就应该是怎样
顺其自然到终点
可我不想 对着生活 说着抱歉
哒哒滴哒 哒啦哒
说着抱歉 滴哒哒 滴滴滴
说着抱歉

 

 

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.
 



Tonight we’re gonna relax
Go to the underground pub, entire body is carefree
Men and women drinking, dancing, singing
There’s black, white, yellow, and green, like a United Nations

Rock ‘n’ roll, one song after another
Rocking to the point where no one knows what day it is
Smoke wafts everywhere, nonstop joyous laughter
Can hear Chinese, English, French, German, as well as Spanish

The TVs on the walls are all showing MTV
Sometimes the DJ will play some cool songs
Because music is a wondrous kind of thing
It’ll make you cry, laugh, dance, scream til you’re old

The bigger and packed the crowd is, the more exciting
Scan front and back, left and right, up and down, it’s a happy scene
All night slowly indulging to your heart’s content
Who cares if you’re sitting, standing, leaning, lying down, or floating

This world is so wonderful
Life is good, so many sensations
This world is so wonderful
Having money is good, don’t lack for anything

Tonight we’re gonna relax
Go to the underground pub, entire body is carefree
Men and women drinking, dancing, singing
There’s black, white, yellow, and green, like a United Nations

This world is so wonderful
Life is good, so many sensations
This world is so wonderful
Having money is good, don’t lack for anything

 


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Spoiler

 

Title: 国际性关系
Artist: 狗毛
Link: https://youtu.be/Ts1CMnA4VTA
Translation: https://www.notion.so/aaf19226727c47c0ad177c9ccb33b327

Chinese lyrics

今天晚上我们要来轻松
走到那地下室的pub,全身都舒畅
男男女女喝酒跳舞唱歌
有黑的白的黄的绿的,像个联合国

Rock 'n' roll 一首接一首
摇得所有人都忘了今夕是何夕
烟雾迷漫,欢笑声不断
有中文英文法文德文还有西班牙文

墙上电视都是MTV
有时候DJ常会放些屌的歌来听
因为音乐是种奇妙的东西
会让你又哭又笑又跳又叫high到老

总是人多拥挤越兴奋
放眼前后左右上下一幅愉悦景象
长夜漫漫尽情地放纵
谁管你坐着站着趴着躺着或是在飘着

这个世界真是多美好
活着真好,感觉真不少
这个世界真是多美好
有钱真好,什么都不少

今天晚上我们要来轻松
走到那地下室的pub,全身都舒畅
男男女女喝酒跳舞唱歌
有黑的白的黄的绿的像个联合国

这个世界真是多美好
活着真好,感觉真不少
这个世界真是多美好
有钱真好,什么都不少

 

 

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.
 

Dark clouds piled high in the sky
Groups of people walking blindly
Cling to momentary bursts of joy
Fill the void inside the heart
Use an invisible web
To link the world
Be consoled, be addicted

Flattering and fawning words
They always like to vie for social dominance
An environment where morals decline by the day
Corroding young souls

Sensationalist news
Blind adoration
False and exaggerated data
To manufacture topics
Manufacture topics

I’ve become a bird in a cage
Shed all the pride I once had
Saying things I don’t believe
Spare no effort to win their favor

Without realizing it I’ve become lonely and forlorn
Lonely and forlorn
But I’m powerless, hard to struggle free
This cage with an iron lock, an endless black hole

Please release me
Please discard me
Please kill me, dear master
Grant me my freedom
Please let me escape
Break free from this cage
Escape from this black hole

Please release me
Please discard me
Please kill me
Dear master

Please forgive me
Please guide me
Please help me attain my goal
Most beloved intimate

Smile
Kill me
Devour me

Dark clouds piled high in the sky
Groups of people walking blindly
Cling to momentary bursts of joy
Fill the void inside the heart
 

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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.
 

Have you already forgotten me?
I quietly left from the deep recesses of your memory
We’ve both changed our numbers
Perhaps we’ve lost touch

Actually it’s a been a really really long time since
I picked up the phone to call you
It’s just that I occasionally think of
The years we spent together

Underneath that tree where we buried the glass bottle
The hidden secret that I very much want to tell you
Actually I’ve wanted to write a letter this whole time
Don’t know where to mail it to

I’m walking by myself on the street
There’s a familiar silhouette
Want to approach but I can’t be sure
In an instant it disappears from my vision

How many people like you will I encounter in this lifetime?
Neither close nor distant, stars in the night sky
If some day I run into you on some corner
I’ll embrace you

Lalala…

After many years I returned to the tree
Unfortunately, things were already completely changed
 

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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.
 

The only home underneath the pedestrian bridge
He speaks to himself
Why does no one admire his paintings?
Old paintings that were once soaked by rain
Keeping him company in his struggle
His only assets are the sand in his shoes

Old French painter
Painting the one he loves
His tears are punishing him but he doesn’t wipe them
Waits for her to come home, come home
Old French painter
His hands are clenching a cross
Just wants to return to 1968 to embrace her

How can he forget her?
Who once wore a snow-white wedding dress for the sake of love
Recalling the words once said under the Eiffel Tower

Old French painter
Painting the one he loves
His tears are punishing him but he doesn’t wipe them
Waits for her to come home, come home
Old French painter
His hands are clenching a cross
Just wants to return to 1968 to embrace her

Old French painter
Painting the one he loves
His tears are punishing him but he doesn’t wipe them
Waits for her to come home, come home
Old French painter
His hands are clenching a cross
Just wants to return to 1968 to embrace her
Just wants to return to 1968 to embrace her
 

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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.
 

Don't need to turn the coil so tightly, treat passersby as scenery
Zoning out is the lesson of the day, getting lost is the goal of the moment
It’s been a good day, just let me chill
Let me face the other stuff when I wake up tomorrow
I’m gon have my way, I’m totally right, the farther my mind the better the experience

Rest a spell, let your body take a vacation
Find a coffeeshop to sit for a while
Rest a spell, bad weather’s no biggie
Pretend not to notice, don’t let your mood be hijacked

No need to fight on the weekend, please don’t persist in going against the flow
Heart beats in time with the rhythm in my headphones, getting lost is the goal of the moment yeah
It’s been a good day, just let me chill
Let me face the other stuff when I wake up tomorrow
I’m gon have my way, I’m totally right, the farther my mind the better the experience

Rest a spell, let your body take a vacation
Find a coffeeshop to sit for a while
Rest a spell, bad weather’s no biggie
Pretend not to notice, don’t let your mood be hijacked

It’s been a good day, just let me chill
Let me face the other stuff when I wake up tomorrow
I’m gon have my way, I’m totally right, the farther my mind the better the experience
Rest a spell, let your body take a vacation
Find a coffeeshop to sit for a while
Rest a spell, bad weather’s no biggie
Pretend not to notice, don’t let your mood be hijacked

I'm gon have my way
Today was a good day
 

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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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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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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.
 

Every day at 7 I wake up, semi-consciously I exit the dorm
No time to eat breakfast, because I have to go attend those stupid classes
Listen to these college professors, expressionlessly reading from the textbook
I lower my head and I’m also looking at my phone, without realizing it I enter dreamland

Sun is in the sky shining on the school, I’m carrying a bookbag filled with explosives
A flower finds out and smiles at me, a small bird says I’m badass
Fellow students aren’t worthless, tell me who’s worthless
You make me sit in the classroom, if I don’t show up you deduct points, this is how China’s colleges are

Basically, if you don’t attend class you fail it, if you fail it you have to retake it
If you retake it you gotta fucking pay up, a single class costs more than 200
You ask him what’s the point, what I’m learning is useless
He said you should just resign yourself, this is how China’s colleges are

Classmate Xiaohua, classmate Xiaohua
Your ideological stance is utterly wrongheaded
Classmate Xiaohua, classmate Xiaohua
Just go home already, just stop coming to study


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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 know very little about your life
As a child you carried a canvas bookbag to school
Your father told you to work hard
More than half of your life, plain tea, cloth shoes, food coupons

Town gate, town gate, how high is it?
Town gate, town gate, how high is it?
Town gate, town gate, how high is it?
How high is it?

I know very little about your life
From the first time I saw you, you were very very old
How come time runs faster than the first-place runner?
In a flash your teeth all start to fall out

Please gift me a clock that turns in reverse
How great it would be for you to tell me the stories within your wrinkles
I’ll come with you to grow flowers, fish, stroll, feed birds
How great it would be for you to hold my child

Please gift me a clock that turns in reverse
How great it would be to return to the stories within your wrinkles
Go with you back to your hometown, even if it’s far away
Let me know about your life, OK?
Town gate, town gate, how high is it?
 

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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.
 

Right at 9, the last alarm sounds
Lazily and dazedly extend my back, half awake, half asleep
She’s in a rush, afraid of being late
I accidentally pee in her shoe

I mistakenly think this habit is a sort of mutual understanding
But she gives me a bitter melon face, very angry
Oh a dog’s mission
I still don’t understand it’s meaning

Want to sleep, want to eat my fill
But still have to continue pondering
Why my master
Is not accepting my ingratiation anymore

Is there some kind of medicine
Swallow it whole
And I can share her struggles
I really really want to see her smile
And in passing tell her
Today I didn’t cause a scene

Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du
Want to open my mouth but I can’t say anything
Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du
No time to do cheap tricks for you

Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du
Go out into the world and look around
Don't dodge or hide
If you’re not satisfied, dress like a person and live like a dog

Like to sniff morning flower scent
Like to observe every day’s sunset
This is what I’m like
Don’t unrealistically expect any more human characteristics

But day after day passes
She’s step by step
Discovering her dream
And time passes unwaveringly second by second
The clock hand ticks heavily on my heart

Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du
Want to open my mouth but I can’t say anything
Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du
Don't want to do cheap tricks for you

Jiu ba li du lu jiu ba li du lu
Go out into the world and look around
Don't dodge or hide
If you’re not satisfied, dress like a person and live like a dog
 

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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.
 

When I become you, the role becomes mine
Sing once more the nursery rhymes of yesteryear
Be good darling, sleep darling
Be good darling, sleep darling

You’re very loud, you have many anxieties
For example when I’m far away, have I eaten well?
Who’s cleaning the room, will the kid fall down??
I’m swiping my phone saying, I got it, I got it
Laughing while you look at me, wondering why I’m so childish
Can’t do anything, how can I take good care of your grandson?
Every day the conversations are about the same
Gabby, you’re too gabby, you repeat everything you say

Once you become a mother, you become strong, no challenge is too tough
Just like when you left our hometown to earn money for me
Didn’t earn much, bought everything for me
You’re very skinny and weak, did your utmost to protect me

When I become you, the role becomes mine
Sing once more the nursery rhymes of yesteryear
Oh darling, sleep darling
Oh darling, sleep darling
When I become you, the role becomes mine
Sing once more the nursery rhymes of yesteryear
Oh darling, sleep darling
Oh darling, sleep darling

Yesterday you pointed out to me the age spots on your face
You said back in the day you were beautiful, suitors piled up like a mountain
You always love to tell old stories, and always carry a grudge against someone who mistreated me, on this point you’re very stubborn
You said my daughter will finally understand the pain of being a mother, when I went into labor you were far away crying uncontrollably
Married too far away, hard to reunite, forget it, don’t talk it, it’s fate
Paid too much for clothes, food is almost cold
Won money at mahjong, don’t bother me when I lose money
Not sleeping well, sleeping too little, holding your grandson singing the folk songs of my youth

Be good darling, sleep darling
Sleepiness slowly takes hold, bad guys stay away
My darling loves to sleep

Oh darling, sleep darling
Oh darling, sleep darling
Oh darling, sleep darling
Oh darling, sleep darling

Never send me to the airport, just ask that when I land I report all is well
The night that I left home, you couldn’t sleep until dawn
They say that when children go far way, mother won't stop worrying until the family is reunited
Hold the child’s hand, teach him how to walk the right path in the future
Sometimes there’s shouting and chaos, sometimes there’s crying and laughter
You always say everything’s for my good, you always say in this world only mama is good
Say mama, say mama, quickly quickly learn to say mama
The responsibility for this title is so heavy, only when I become you can I really experience it

When I become you, the role becomes mine
Sing once more the nursery rhymes of yesteryear
Be good darling, sleep darling
Be good darling, sleep darling

When I become you, the role becomes mine
Sing once more the nursery rhymes of yesteryear
Be good darling, sleep darling
Be good darling, sleep darling

Be good darling, sleep darling
Be good darling, sleep darling
 

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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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Set the time forward one hour, because summer has arrived
Set the time back one hour, because summer has gone
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know
Set the time forward one hour, I can sleep earlier
Set the time back one hour, I should wear thicker clothes
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know

No air conditioner, no cell phone, no DVD
At that time I had no idea what land ownership was
Summer rain falls on my chest
Mama says don’t catch a cold, run back home to study
Didn’t understand being poor, didn’t understand the ways of the world, didn’t understand love
At that time the friends by my side were everything
So-called dreams, anyway it’s not what I do for a living
Seems like I lost myself while living life

Set the time forward one hour, because summer has arrived
Set the time back one hour, because summer has gone
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know
Set the time forward one hour, I can sleep earlier
Set the time back one hour, I should wear thicker clothes
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know

From one side it looks like a ridge, from another side it looks like a peak, distance and height are all different
Cannot see the true face of Mt Lu, because I’m standing on the mountain
From one side it looks like a ridge, from another side it looks like a peak, distance and height are all different
Cannot see the true face of Mt Lu, because I’m standing on the mountain

Set the time forward one hour, because summer has arrived
Set the time back one hour, because summer has gone
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know
Set the time forward one hour, I can sleep earlier
Set the time back one hour, I should wear thicker clothes
But afterwards, why did we stop doing it?
You ask me, how the heck would I know
 

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I guess you won’t be coming back tonight either
Time starts to get slower and slower
Got on the train going in the opposite direction of your home
Going towards a dark night that I'm not familiar with

Don’t fear the dark
When alone, embrace the darkness
Maybe I’ll
Look back fondly on the beautiful purity of blooming love
No matter how dark the night, at least loneliness will keep me company
Don’t fear the dark, maybe what I fear is not being able to see

Just treat it as you playing a small prank
Can’t bear to turn off this light
Perfume has left an impression on the unoccupied pillow
Reminds me I should’ve rehearsed being lonely long ago

Don’t fear the dark
When alone, embrace the darkness
Maybe I’ll
Look back fondly on the beautiful purity of blooming love
No matter how dark the night, don't want to fool myself into thinking it can console me
Don’t fear the dark, maybe what I fear is not being able to see

Close my eyes, as if I could instantly learn
Don’t fear the dark, I'd rather cry while thinking of you
 

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Wind blows through trees full of leaves
Swaying, swaying
By the river, frogs leap
Between the grasses, crickets chirp
The moon is curved

Curved like a baby’s eyes
Laugh, laugh
Layers and layers of clouds
Like an umbrella being held up
Stars wink

Scarecrow’s general store has closed for the day
Sparrows, sparrows go home now
Tiny wings, pulling on the wind
Don’t be afraid
Wind chimes on the window can talk
Baby is laying their head on a camellia couch
Mama softly sings while her hand pushes the cradle

Sway, sway, sway to grandma’s house
Grandma sews a doudou (undergarment covering chest and abdomen) for the baby
Sway, sway, sway beneath the willow tree
Kitty curls up its tail and falls asleep

Sway, sway, sway to the wooden fence
On the fence grows a circle of morning glories
Sway, sway, sway to the grape trellis
Aiya, grapes are as big as the moon

Wind stops, moon is bright
Leaves cover the window lattice
Tiny crickets, crying ”zhengzheng”
Like the strings of an instrument

Sway, sway, sway to grandma’s house
Grandma sews a doudou (undergarment covering chest and abdomen) for the baby
Sway, sway, sway beneath the willow tree
Kitty curls up its tail and falls asleep

Sway, sway, sway to the wooden fence
On the fence grows a circle of morning glories
Sway, sway, sway to the grape trellis
Aiya, grapes are as big as the moon

Sway, sway, flowers bloom in dreams
Baby extends a hand to touch my cheek
Baby, baby, time is like a white horse
But I hope you won’t grow up
I really hope you don’t grow up
 

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Hey mama
This world is constantly changing
There’s no way that my life would be exactly the same as yours

Hey mama
Your son has already grown up
Everyone has to walk their own path

Grandpa always says you didn’t have to bear the hardships of war
You always say we didn’t have to experience the Cultural Revolution
We’ll also say that the each generation is damn inferior to the previous one
But when we’re all old, everything under heaven belongs to those born in the 90s

Hey mama
Society always has many different points of view
What if I was gay?
Is it possible you’d look down on me?

In the past Bruno said
The earth revolves around the sun
But those so-called worldly people
Burned him alive

I have no chance of becoming awesome heroes like them
But I must tenaciously walk the path I’ve chosen
Even though I have nothing at all
However like Pavel (protagonist of Soviet novel How the Steel Was Tempered) I’m still totally satisfied (with life)

Mamama, dear mama, North Korean and South Korea, who is right?
Mamama, dear mama, look at North Korean and South Korea, who is wrong?
Mamama, dear mama, why can’t they peacefully get along?
 

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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?
 

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Wednesday, second class of the day
A beautiful silhouette enters
She’s not Teacher Liu
Teacher Liu is sick

Her family name is Wang, she tells us
She’s our substitute teacher for the day
Her voice is very pleasant
She’s almost the same age as me

Miss Wang, I love you
I answer all of your questions
I haven’t yet experienced love
I’m not from around here

Miss Wang, I love you
These past days you’ve been in my dreams
Coming and going
Close my eyes, see you everywhere

Next Wednesday, second class of the day
Will Teacher Liu take a rest?
I know it’s not possible
Just want to see you

You're just like my sister
I often write to her
Want to think of you as her
Not logical at all

Miss Wang, I love you
When will you come to my class again
To answer your 100 questions
I’ll study hard
Miss Wang, I love you
Are you also not from around here?
People who left home don’t have it easy, have to rely on themselves
 

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When I was young
My family had 6 members
Brothers and sisters
I was the youngest

Papa was handsome
Mama was young and pretty
Energetic workers
Kind characters

After the Cultural Revolution
There were 5 left
Papa was falsely charged
Left us early

Mama was helpless
Remarried to another place
Brothers and sisters
Went to the mountains to work in the countryside

From that time on
My family was basically split apart
Brothers and sisters
East west south north

Every holiday
Just well wishes from afar
Well wishes from afar
Well wishes from afar

Many years later
Look back once more
Brothers and sisters
Don’t need to be consoled

We all remember
Papa wants us to be sincere
And also kind
Never change

We remember
Mama wants us to be resolute
And also happy
Even today

We are singing
Papa and mama’s
Favorite song
Resolute, happy
Kind, sincere

We are singing
Papa and mama’s
Favorite song
Sincere, kind
Live happily
 

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You looked at me for a long time
In your eyes, I can see
You want me to bring you along
I looked at you for a long time
Afraid that on the way there, you’ll
Plead

Every time I go out
You wait for me a long time
As soon as the car pulls up downstairs
You watch for me a long time
All my worries
Are carried away by your tail
Waved away in the wind

I looked at it a long time
Your favorite window
Sunlight shines on your spot
At this time you‘re at the door
Always hoping I’ll take you out for
A walk

I’m still not used to
You not being behind the door
Give my first greeting upon coming home
I still like it
When you nudge me with your head

You just don’t know how to say it
You understand everything about me
You just don’t know how to say it
Inside your heart, there’s only me
You just don’t know how to say it
Inside your heart, there’s only me
 

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Before afternoon
Is sleepy time
I’m by the innermost bookshelf
Dozing off, staring at the sky

Before afternoon
Is a time of one’s own
I’m in the corner smoking
Blow out mist, 2 to 3 rings

Look, look, look, look
Noon clouds drift slowly
Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly
When will they obscure the brilliant sunlight?

Before afternoon
Is a time of freedom
I’m at a lake with no people
Singing how fresh is the sunlight

Before afternoon
Is a time for dreaming
Clouds can’t hide the autumn warmth
Who’s smiling sweetly in their dream?

Listen, listen, listen, listen
Who’s been singing the whole time?
Softly, softly, softly, softly
As if the autumn day was chirping in your ear

Look, look, look, look
Noon clouds drift slowly
Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly
When will they obscure the brilliant sunlight?
Listen, listen, listen, listen
Who’s been singing the whole time?
Softly, softly
As if the autumn day was chirping in your ear

Before afternoon
Is the mellowest time
Suddenly everything
Fades into pre-afternoon
 

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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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