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Lyrics Project #12: Snail, Ant, and Hedgehog - Liao Juanjia


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Liao Juanjia’s fanciful lyrics describe a whimsical daydream featuring various plants and animals. However, the line about high heels somewhat grounds the proceedings in reality, suggesting the second verse is actually about someone’s commute. The third verse is essentially about the game Plants vs Zombies (a pretty popular game to play on one’s phone during a commute). The stars of the show finally appear in the fourth verse: a pair of hedgehogs who want to embrace but fear getting pricked by each others’ quills. An apt metaphor for modern dating!
 
This is part of the Grand Chinese Lyrics Project.
 

Chinese title: 蜗牛蚂蚁与刺猬

Artist: 廖隽嘉

Listen: https://artist.douban.com/m/liaojunjia/tracks?play=tSd1lz&pl=pS975v3wb&pz=1

Type of lyrics: Third-person story

Genre: Jazz pop

Difficulty: Medium? No fancy expressions and only one semi-rare word (向日葵).

 

Lyrics

 

蒲公英它轻轻飞
白云在它身后追
La La La
鸟儿跟着夕阳沉睡

 

蜗牛蜗牛驼着背
蚂蚁蚂蚁排成队
La La La
高跟鞋它永远不会累

 

僵尸和植物作对
阳光最爱向日葵
La La La
谁的大脑更有智慧

 

两只恋爱的刺猬
渴望拥抱的滋味
La La La
多远的距离才算完美

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