‘The Wonderful Life’ by Yoga Lin (Lin Youjia)

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美妙生活 ‘The Wonderful Life’ is included in 25-year-old Taiwanese singer 林宥嘉 Yoga Lin aka Lin Youjia’s 2011 album Perfect Life (available on Amazon). Despite being only in his early twenties, Lin has proven his ability to deliver a wide variety of musical performances, and he continues to experiment with new music genres and vocal styles.’The Wonderful Life’ discusses the effect of modernity on interpersonal communication and our attitudes towards life.

Music Video:

Composer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Lyrics: Lin Xi/Albert Leung
Singer: Yoga Lin/Lin Youjia

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

道理好多 不够消息嘴巴多
dào lǐ hǎo duō bú gòu xiāo xi zuǐ ba duō
So many truths/principles, but not as many as messages and mouths

只要热闹不分对错都不错
zhǐ yào rè nào bù fēn duì cuò dōu bú cuò
As long as it’s exciting, it’s alright regardless of right or wrong

朋友好多 不够社交网络多
péng yǒu hǎo duō bú gòu shè jiào wǎng luò duō
So many friends, but not as many as social networks

感情丰富泛滥又神出鬼没
gǎn qíng fēng fù yòu shén chū guǐ mò
Emotions and relationships are abundant, but come and go unpredictably

 

CHORUS #1:

wow 这么美妙的生活
wow zhè me měi hǎo de shēng huó
Wow, what a wonderful life

怎么好意思不活
zěn me hǎo yì si bù huó
How could you not live it?

怎么好意思不快活
zěn me hǎo yì si bú kuài huo
How could you not be happy?

wow 这么奇妙的生活
wow zhè me qí miào de shēng huó
Wow, what a magical life

只怕把甚么错过
zhǐ pà bǎ shén me cuò guò
Fear only missing something

不怕有心情说寂寞
bú pà yǒu xīn qíng shuō jì mò
Fear not saying you’re lonely

 

发明好多 不够新鲜玩意多
fā míng hǎo duō bú gòu xīn xiān wán yi duo
So many inventions, but not as many novelties

有的没的都有 没机会执着
yǒu de méi de dōu yǒu méi jī huì zhí zhuò
I have all sorts of things at hand, but I have no opportunity to hold on to them

新闻好多 不够爆笑材料多
xīn wén hǎo duō bú gòu bào xiào cái liào duō
So much news, but not as many amusements

随便恶搞一下 再恶补洒脱
suí biàn è gǎo yí xià zài è bǔ sǎ tuō
Make fun as you please, then cram for the free and easy-style

 

CHORUS

 

抗议
kàng yì
Protest

我要抗议 没想到抗议甚么
wǒ yào kàng yì méi xiǎng dào kàng yì shén me
I want to protest, but I have no idea of what to protest

我想甚么变甚么就像甚么
wǒ xiǎng shén me biàn shén me jiù xiàng shén me
I want something to become something just like something

比现实更真实
bǐ xiàn shí gèng zhēn shí
is even more real than reality

平庸剪贴 再剪贴到诱惑
píng yōng jiǎn tiē zài jiǎn tiē dào yòu huò
cut and paste and cut and paste the mediocre until it becomes appealing

裸眼看到的美满没话说
luǒ yǎn kàn dào de měi mǎn méi huà shuō
The wonderful seen by the naked eye is indisputable

 

wow 这么美妙的生活
wow zhè me měi miào de shēng huó
Wow what a wonderful life

怎么好意思不活
zěn me hǎo yì si bù huó
How could you not live it?

比快活更快的生活
bì kuài huó gèng kuài de shēng huó
A life happier than happiness
wow 这么美妙的生活
wow zhè me měi miào de shēng huó
Wow what a wonderful life

怎么舍得不去活
zěn me shě de bú qù huó
How could you bear to not live it?

活到每天值得直播
huó dào měi tiān zhí dé zhí bō
Live until every day deserves to be broadcasted live

 

wow 这么美妙的生活
wow zhè me měi miào de shēng huó
Wow what a wonderful life

又怎么好意思不活
yòu zěn me hǎo yì si bù huó
How could you not live it?

美就美在不缺甚么
měi jiù měi zài bù quē shén me
It’s wonderful in that there’s nothing we lack

wow 这么美好的生活
wow zhè me měi hǎo de shēng huó
Wow what a wonderful life

还是要好好的活
hái shì yào hào hào de huó
It should be lived

好就好在不愁寂寞
hǎo jiù hǎo zài bù chóu jì mò
The good thing is there’s no need to worry about loneliness

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  • mr.wiener

    Taiwan’s secret plans to metrosexualize the mainland continues apace I see. Less of a MWUhwahwahwa!! and more of a “Teeheheeheehee!” I think

  • Jusco

    what a wonderful song

  • Sam

    Love the weekly music posts, thanks. Keep up the good work!

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