‘It’s Not That Simple’ by Tiger Huang

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‘It’s Not That Simple’ was included in Taiwanese singer Huang Xiaohu’s (Tiger Huang) 2009 album Simple, Or Not. Huang Xiaohu started her music career in 1989 and has been dubbed “The Queen of Pub”.

Music Video:


Composer: Xiao Huangqi/Xiao Huang-Chi
Lyrics: Yao Ruolong
Singer: Huang Xiaohu/Tiger Huang

Lyrics (Original Chinese, Pinyin Romanization, and English Translation):

VERSE #1:

没那么简单 就能找到 聊得来的伴
méi nà me jiǎn dān jiù néng zhǎo dào liáo de lái de bàn
It’s not that simple to find a companion you can talk to

尤其是在 看过了那么多的背叛
yóu qí shì zài kàn guò le nà me duō de bèi pàn
especially after seeing so many betrayals

总是不安 只好强悍
zǒng shì bù ān zhǐ hǎo qiáng hàn
Always worried, I can only be strong

谁谋杀了我的浪漫
shuí móu shā le wǒ de làng màn
Who murdered my romantic side?

 
VERSE #2:

没那么简单 就能去爱 别的全不看
méi nà me jiǎn dān jiù néng qù ài bié de quán bú kàn
It’s not that simple to just love without looking at other things

变得实际 也许好也许坏各一半
biàn de shí jì yé xǔ hǎo yě xǔ huài
I became pragmatic, maybe the pros and cons are just equivalent

不爱孤单 一久也习惯
bú ài gū dān yì jiǔ yě xí guàn
I didn’t like loneliness, but I got used to it after a time

不用担心谁 也不用被谁管
bú yòng dān xīn shuí yě bú yòng bèi shuí guǎn
No need to worry about anyone, nor be controlled by anyone

 
PRE CHORUS:

感觉快乐就忙东忙西
gǎn jué kuài lè jiù máng dōng máng xī
When I feel happy, I can keep busy myself with this or that

感觉累了就放空自己
gǎn jué lèi le jiù fàng kōng zì jǐ
When I feel tired, I can just empty my mind

别人说的话 随便听一听 自己作决定
bié rén shuō de huà suí biàn tīng yì tīng zì jǐ zuò jué dìng
Other people’s words, I listen without taking them seriously, and make the decision on my own

不想拥有太多情绪
bù xiǎng yōng yǒu tài duō qíng xù
I don’t want to have too many emotions

一杯红酒配电影
yì bēi hóng jiǔ pèi diàn yǐng
A cup of red wine with a movie

在周末晚上 关上了手机 舒服窝在沙发里
zài zhōu mò wǎn shàng guān shàng le shǒu jī shū fú wō zài shā fā lǐ
On weekend evenings, turn off the cell phone, and nestle into the couch

 
CHORUS:

相爱没有那么容易 每个人有他的脾气
xiāng ài méi yǒu nà me róng yì měi gè rén yǒu tā de pí qi
It’s not that simple for two people to fall in love, everyone has their temperament

过了爱作梦的年纪 轰轰烈烈不如平静
guò le ài zuò mèng de nián ji hōng hōng liè liè bù rú píng jìng
I am past the age of being a dreamer, excitement is not as good as tranquility

幸福没有那么容易 才会特别让人着迷
xìng fú méi yǒu nà me róng yì cái huì tè bié ràng rén zháo mí
Happiness is not that simple [to get], but that’s also why it’s that fascinating

什么都不懂的年纪
shén me dōu bù dǒng de nián ji
When I was at the age when I knew nothing

曾经最掏心 所以最开心 曾经
céng jīng zuì tāo xin suǒ yǐ zuì kāi xīn céng jīng
I used to bare my heart the most, so the happiest [I ever was], was then

 
VERSE #2

 
PRE-CHORUS

 
CHORUS x2

想念最伤心 但却最动心 的记忆
xiǎng niàn zuì shāng xīn dàn què zuì dōng xīn de jì yì
I miss the saddest yet the most moving memories

Jin Zhiwen’s version of ‘It’s Not That Simple’ on the popular The Voice of China singing competition, the Chinese version of The Voice of Holland:

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Huang Xiaohu aka Tiger Huang album Simple, Or Not

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Huang Xiaohu and Xiao Huangqi

Singer Huang Xiaohu and Composer Xiao Huangqi.

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  • Mercurial

    Armchair?

  • encore

    this song is pretty famous, heard a lot of times in china already.
    i think its not bad

  • MrT

    Bucket next to the puter.

  • Kim Jong-un

    karaoke

  • Genxi

    I’ve tried finding this song ever since I heard of it while my parents were watching Voice of China…never knew it was such a famous song :o

    • Jennster

      can’t believe that liangbo guy who sings so average is so well liked…

      i still prefer asian wave (has koreans) and that awesome malaysian girl who won

  • Kukuku

    Request: Next time write about the Grass-Mud Horse song and give us the pinyin and translation!

  • Cleo

    modern song lyrics are about and apparently only FOR people who don’t have true love and don’t even know what it is:

    “It’s not that simple for two people to fall in love, everyone has their temperament.”

    Josef Besserman managed to fall in love with a fellow Holocaust prisoner through a barbed wire fence!

    And Germans should understand that the Josef Besserman’s are going to make sure you pay.

    http://www.onlyanumber.net/

  • SZ

    can we please stop the 流行 bullshit?
    indie!

    • http://inmymelody.wordpress.com/ Rensi

      I have translated some popular indie songs here.

  • El Puma R.

    “Any form of art that is not political is just decoration” -Andy Warhol

  • Jennster

    this song is the theme song for bai li tiao yi

    also it was blasted out loud from guy on motorcyle while i was in malacca in malaysia. random aye

  • 不着相

    (my english is poor , sorry)
    I donot know you gays would to know or not
    in the VERSE #2 ,The first line “别的全不看” do not means “without looking at others”
    in the chinese,it means “do not care your Emotional experience or your status or others”,for example,rich or pool,young or old , health or sick and so on
    BTW, thank google translate..

  • El Puma R.

    I will be waiting for the day Chinese people sing about reality.

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