‘Years like Fire’ by Li Yuchun (Chris Lee)

Li Yuchun, Brother Chun, Chinese singer.

Released on July 30th, 2012, ‘Years like Fire’ by Li Yuchun (aka Chris Lee and commonly known as 春哥 “Brother Chun” by Chinese netizens amused by her boyish looks) is included in her latest eponymous album. The song was composed by Li Yuchun and the lyrics were written by Han Han. They both want to express the idea that “if we don’t do something crazy now, we’ll be too old to do it” through this song. Li Yuchun started her “Crazy” World Tour 2012-2013 in Beijing on August 26th, 2012, the seventh anniversary of her winning the the nationwide singing contest Super Girl in 2005.

Song: 

Composer: Li Yuchun
Lyrics: Han Han
Singer: Li Yuchun

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

PRE-CHORUS:

世界之大 人之浮夸
shì jiè zhī dà rén zhī fú kuā
The hugeness of the world, the boastfulness of the people

我的坚持 像个笑话
wǒ de jiān chí xiàng gè xiào huā
My perseverance, is like a joke

那就笑吧 那就笑吧
nà jiù xiào ba nà jiù xiào ba
Just laugh at it, just laugh at it

你不懂得 那是你傻
nǐ bù dǒng dé nà shì nǐ shǎ
You don’t understand it [my perseverance]. That’s (due to) your stupidity

你傻到家 我爱到瞎
nǐ shǎ dào jiā wǒ ài dào xiā
You are stupid to the extreme, I love (what I’m passionate about) until I am blind

天造地设 不再保留
tiān zào dì shè bú zài bǎo liú
(My passion and me are) created by Nature. I won’t restrain myself anymore

赌这一把 不要害怕
dǔ zhè yì bǎ bú yào hài pà
Take a chance with it [your passion]. Don’t be afraid of

别人的喧哗
bié rén de xuān huá
others’ noises

 
CHORUS #1:

再不疯狂青春就荒了
zài bù fēng kuáng wǒ měn jiù huāng le
If we still don’t do something crazy, our youth will go wasted

再不疯狂我们就忘了
zài bù fēng kuáng wǒ men jiù wàng le
If we still don’t do something crazy, we are gonna forget it [our passion]

荒了就像白活了一场
huāng le jiù xiàng bái huò le yì chǎng
(When our youth is) wasted, it’s like leading a meaningless life

忘了就像没有了过往
wàng le jiù xiàng méi yǒu le guò wǎng
(When our passion is) forgotten, it’s like our past is lost

 
PRE-CHORUS

 
CHORUS #1 2X

 
CHORUS #2:

再不疯狂青春就荒了
zài bù fēng kuáng wǒ měn jiù huāng le
If we still don’t do something crazy, our youth will go wasted

再不疯狂我们就忘了
zài bù fēng kuáng wǒ men jiù wàng le
If we still don’t do something crazy, we are gonna forget it [our passion]

总有一天你要回忆吧
zǒng yǒu yì tiān nǐ yào huí yì ba
Eventually one day you’ll be nostalgic

庆幸曾有似火的年华
qìng xìng céng yǒu sì huǒ de nián huá
Then you’ll feel lucky you’ve had years like fire

 
REPEAT CHORUS #2

Li Yuchun, Brother Chun, Chinese singer.

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  • Dan

    (My passion and me are) created by Nature. Chillin here on the sofa.

  • eattot

    im so disgusted by this ladyboy…
    i hope nobody give her a shit so wont jump out posion our eyes and ears.
    no any skill, even bellow average voice…with a big brick frame yaoming’ face….
    i do not know who are those crazy fans for her…..maybe those ugly dinosaurs teenage girls…
    i do like good singers, no matter how ugly as along as good skills and voice,but she is just a good day dreamers’ idol for those ugly school girls…

    • jin

      atleast she sings better than you, looks better than you.
      your jealousy lvl is over 9000.

      • eattot

        go away!
        if i went to music school i do not think i would sing worse than her…
        my voice is good…about looks…maybe your wife or sister looks like her?good luck!
        i am not jealous….i like fan bingbing very very much, i like coco lee, i like 韩红,林忆莲,邓丽君,张靓颖…i do not think i can sing better than 张靓颖,or looks better than her…but i just like her so much.she is really a good singer.that’s it.

        • jin

          im going to china at end of januari, wanne have a date? i like spicy girls :)

          • Winter B4 Spring

            eatot is getting marrried.

          • jin

            dont worry, i dont mind :)

          • Winter B4 Spring

            …o.O…

          • eattot

            thanks for your concern…..
            haha, just ordered wedding dress,need to wait one month to get it…happy!

          • linette

            Congratulations eattot! I wish everything is coming along great for you planning the wedding. Planning wedding can be stressful. I helped one of my girlfriend planning her wedding with the Church and reception. So take it easy and not too much stress okay. The most important is you looking beautiful on your wedding day.

            The wedding planning takes months for a one day event. Very stressful. My girlfriend was so nervous all the time and even angry on the day of her wedding. We had to always calm her down. hahaha….. Have fun enjoy the whole process and smile no matter what. Don’t fight with your husband over it. Always smile and be happy. It’s going to be a happy day. :)

          • eattot

            haha!
            in fact now i am very moody everyday already…
            this and that,guest lists and hotels and restaurants and travle plans…and yes,lost weight…
            my mum even not allow me go out so that wont get dark…

          • linette

            hahahha….You are having the bridezilla symptoms. Don’t worry. Everything will be okay. Don’t you have girlfriends or cousins to help you? It will take some loads off you. But of course you have to supervise to make sure everything is the way you want it.

          • eattot

            try to find a decent host already not easy……
            i want sb can speak english , a big aged, and decent…
            i try to visit my middle school english lady latter.she is a good match i can think out.

    • waihang

      goes something like this..
      man who wants to look like a woman = ladyboy
      woman who wants to look like a man = tomboy

      ToT ^o^

  • Winter B4 Spring

    dammit, 3rd in the comments

  • If not now, when?

    • Winter B4 Spring

      Maybe tomorrow?

  • MrT

    Oh it’s been too many times and I can’t go back
    Night bars, guitars, rundown motels like shacks
    What it mounts up to I don’t want it at all
    Lost you and I want you today

    Misty green and blue
    Love to love to love you
    Misty green and blue
    Love to love to love you

    To be something, to be near you
    Don’t say that youll never know
    Love to love to love you

    Half the time it could seem funny
    The other half is just too sad
    This west bound moon’s only rise and fall
    Lost you and I want you today

    To be something, to be near you
    I don’t know where I’m goin’ to
    I’ve tried and I need you to stay

    • Winter B4 Spring

      My child arrived just the other day
      He came to the world in the usual way
      But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
      He learned to walk while I was away
      And he was talkin’ ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
      He’d say “I’m gonna be like you dad
      You know I’m gonna be like you”

      And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
      Little boy blue and the man on the moon
      When you comin’ home dad?
      I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then son
      You know we’ll have a good time then

      My son turned ten just the other day
      He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let’s play
      Can you teach me to throw”, I said “Not today
      I got a lot to do”, he said, “That’s ok”
      And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
      And said, “I’m gonna be like him, yeah
      You know I’m gonna be like him”

      And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
      Little boy blue and the man on the moon
      When you comin’ home son?
      I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then son
      You know we’ll have a good time then

      Well, he came home from college just the other day
      So much like a man I just had to say
      “Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while?”
      He shook his head and said with a smile
      “What I’d really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
      See you later, can I have them please?”

      And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
      Little boy blue and the man on the moon
      When you comin’ home son?
      I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then son
      You know we’ll have a good time then

      I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away
      I called him up just the other day
      I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
      He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I can find the time
      You see my new job’s a hassle and kids have the flu
      But it’s sure nice talking to you, Dad
      It’s been sure nice talking to you”

      And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
      He’d grown up just like me
      My boy was just like me

      And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
      Little boy blue and the man on the moon
      When you comin’ home son?
      I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then son
      You know we’ll have a good time then

    • jin

      ‘Cause it’s nine in the afternoon and
      Your eyes are the size of the moon
      You could ’cause you can so you do
      We’re feeling so good
      Just the way that we do
      When it’s nine in the Afternoon

      Your eyes are size of the moon
      You could ’cause you can so you do
      We’re feeling so good

      Back to the street
      Down to our feet
      Losing the feeling of feeling unique
      Do you know what I mean?!

      Back to the place
      Where we used to say
      Man it feels good to feel this way
      Now I know what I mean

      Back to the street, back to the place
      Back to the room where it all began
      Hey!
      Back to the room where it all began

      • linette

        It’s 5 o’clock in the morning
        Conversation got boring
        You said you’re going to bed soon
        So I snuck off to your bedroom
        And I thought I’d just wait there
        Until I heard you come up the stairs
        And I pretended I was sleeping
        And I was hoping…

        It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, and I want ya
        And you want me, don’t ya?
        I can see it
        Cause you’ve been waiting on me since
        I said that I was hittin’ the club
        Something coming up on me
        And I know you be getting so horny
        Cause you be sending me texts saying
        Like boy just get your ass up in that car
        And come get all of this love

        (It’s 5 o’clock in the morning)
        You ain’t got to remind me
        She already said if I don’t come home on time
        She might go crazy
        And she’ll be waiting on me naked
        With one of my chains on
        She might come and find me
        And then ask me kindly
        Do I want her to go crazy?
        We do this every night
        And then we always wake up singing the same song…….

  • elizabeth

    Still trying to figure out the attraction of the androgynous look. Didn’t know whether she was male or female from looking at the first photograph. The name didn’t help either. She’s pretty, above average, if only she keeps her hair longer and wear something more feminine.

    Btw, is blind pronounced as ‘xia’ or ‘jia’?

    • Winter B4 Spring

      |blīnd|

      • elizabeth

        Thank you, that is very enlightening.

        • Winter B4 Spring

          Sure. Most welcome. Anytime =D

          For real, i believe is Xia.

    • linette

      The first photo I thought she’s a man. East Asians many men dress so girly and many women dress like boy. :(

  • jeffli

    hang on a minute,
    chun ge can’t sing for diddlies,

    so before we discuss the only other possible redeeming feature that gets a person in the entertainment business…… is this singer male or female?

    Awww heck who cares!,…… as long as freshly shaven then from the back -all the same: no tits and a tight box ..o_<..

  • moop

    d-yikes!

  • XiaoHei

    He, She, It?

    • starting

      same he she here figting in beijing

  • Nanny Hiccups

    I think short hair on women is beautiful.

  • Joe

    This totally got me laughing at those Chun Ge as Jesus pictures again

  • donscarletti

    I think the biggest thing keeping me from experimenting with homosexuality is not being able to become sexually aroused when I can smell another man in the vicinity. I figure Li Yuchun probably smells like any other woman.

    Also, testicles are ugly, dangly and more often than not lopsided and penises look gross and smell like man, Li Yuchun does not have any of that stuff.

    I figure everything else is probably OK, she’s not even that butch looking, more like a cute Asian twink, many gays would kill for a boyfriend like that. If I had her, I’d take her to Brighton and make everyone jealous, it would be terrific.

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