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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.




我的女朋友 ,她的条件高,她要一块罗马表。


我的男朋友 ,他的条件高,他要胸大屁股翘。

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