违章动物-许嵩 (Illegal Animal-Xu Song)

Xu Song 01
曲:许嵩 (Composer: Xu Song)
词:许嵩 (Lyrics: Xu Song)
演唱:许嵩 (Singer: Xu Song)
MV:违章动物-许嵩 (Illegal Animal-Xu Song)

我目睹街角的蝴蝶飞上了青天
wǒ mù dǔ jiē jiǎo de hú dié fēi shàng le qīng tiān
I witness the butterflies at the corner of the street flew into the clear sky

要上访青天大老爷
yào shàng fǎng qīng tiān dà lǎo yé
[They] wanted to appeal to Grandpa of the Clear Sky [Justice God, the Grand Panjamdrum]

[Note: “The clear sky” is a symbol related to Justice Bao aka Bao Zheng who is is respected as the cultural symbol of justice in Greater China. Bao Zheng’s nickname is “Clear Sky Bao”.]

相关衙门提出了一些指导性意见
xiāng guān yá mén tí chū le yì xiē zhǐ dǎo xìng yì jiàn
Related government office [as in feudal China] gave some guidance

街坊玩命转播真相与流言
jiē fǎng wán mìng zhuǎn bō zhēn xiàng yǔ liú yán
Neighbors eagerly relaid the truth and the rumors

 

卖红薯的姑娘想在学堂门前摆摊
mài hóng shǔ de gū niang xiǎng zài xué táng mén qián bǎi tān
The girl seller of sweet potatoes wanted to sell in front of the school

那不可以没钱 也不可以不陪笑脸
nà bù kě yǐ méi qián  yě bù kě yǐ bù péi xiào liǎn
Then [she] cannot not have money, nor can she not put on a smiling face [to butter up government officers]

有点小权的 时时刻刻都想要用上小权
yǒu diǎn xiǎo quán de  shí shí kè kè dōu xiǎng yào yòng shàng xiǎo quán
Those with a little power, would want to take advantage their little power every single moment

而有大权的 脑子坏了才和你站一边
ér yǒu dà quán de  nǎo zi huài le cái hé nǐ zhàn yì biān
Those with a lot of power, will stand by you only when they are out of their minds

 

CHORUS #1:
一群高贵气质的差人在处罚违章动物
yì qún gāo guì qì zhì de chāi rén zài chǔ fà wéi zhāng dòng wù
A group of lower-ranking panjamdrums of noble disposition were punishing illegal animals

她一身尘土 在街角迷了路
tā yì shēn chén tǔ  zài jiē jiǎo mí le lù
She was covered by dirt, lost at the street corner

一群高贵气质的差人在处罚违章动物
yì qún gāo guì qì zhì de chāi rén zài chǔ fà wéi zhāng dòng wù
A group of lower-ranking panjandrums of noble disposition were punishing illegal animals

缄默的泪 没有人在乎
jiān mò de lèi  méi yǒu rén zài hū
Silent tears, nobody cared

 

这繁华的城池有时让人感到陌生
zhè fán huá de chéng chí yǒu shí ràng rén gǎn dào mò shēng
This prosperous city sometimes sometimes feels strange

当乌云不断堆叠 暴雨也就如期而至
dāng wū yún bú duàn duī dié  bào yǔ yě jiù rú qī ér zhì
When dark clouds keep piling up, a storm will come as expected

“幸福”的定义连番升级 拒绝回到初始版本
xìng fú de dìng yì lián fān shēng jí  jù jué huí dào chū shǐ bǎn běn
The definition of “happiness” keeps upgrading, refusing to return to the original version

就买个红薯吧 否则夜太寒冷
jiù mǎi gè hóng shǔ ba  fǒu zè yè tài hán lěng
Just buy a sweet potato, otherwise the night will feel too cold

 

CHORUS #1

 

一群高贵气质的差人在处罚违章动物
yì qún gāo guì qì zhì de chāi rén zài chǔ fà wéi zhāng dòng wù
A group of lower-ranking panjamdrums of noble disposition were punishing illegal animals

她一身尘土 在街角迷了路
tā yì shēn chén tǔ  zài jiē jiǎo mí le lù
She was covered by dirt, lost at the street corner

一群高贵气质的差人在处罚违章动物
yì qún gāo guì qì zhì de chāi rén zài chǔ fà wéi zhāng dòng wù
A group of lower-ranking panjamdrums of noble disposition were punishing illegal animals

缄默的泪 汇成这方土地的湖
jiān mò de lèi  huì chéng zhè fāng tǔ dì de hú
Silent tears, became a lake at this place

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