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Challenge #61: In reality, a small pedestrian bridge makes a small town even smaller

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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

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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

 

 



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