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Lyrics Project #2: Hooligan Song AKA Roamer Watch - Common People


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Folk rock band Common People rails against materialism and beauty standards taken to extremes, along with the jerks who perpetuate them. This song actually contains two stories, the first one is about a bloke who resorts to petty theft to pay for the Roamer watch his girlfriend covets. The second story concerns a lass who gets breast augmentation surgery to please her boyfriend. Both stories end poorly, and with the same vulgar retort.
 
This is part of the Grand Chinese Lyrics Project.
 

Chinese title: 流氓歌又名罗马表

Artist: 布衣乐队

Listen: https://artist.douban.com/m/buyiband/?play=tS1ucx&pl=pSx3ejlu&pz=1

Type of lyrics: First-person story

Genre: Folk

Difficulty: Medium. Simple grammar, no rare words, some cursing.

Related: A much more raucous live version: https://youtu.be/iWVRp758V0Y. A slower and easier-to-understand female cover: https://youtu.be/FYro6DFrass.

 

Lyrics

 

我的女朋友 ,她的条件高,她要一块罗马表。
我是个穷光蛋,我怎能买的起,买的起。
我去偷钱包,被人抓住了,她在一旁哈哈笑。
我笑你妈个逼,我都是为了你,为了你。

 

我的男朋友 ,他的条件高,他要胸大屁股翘。
我的小气场,我怎能满足他,满足他。
我去做隆胸,手术失败了,他在一旁哈哈笑。
我笑你妈个逼,我都是为了你,为了你。

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