‘Running Away’ by Zhou Bichang

Zhou Bichang Unlock album cover

“Running Away” is included in 27-year-old mainland singer Zhou Bichang‘s latest album Unlock, released on May 16, 2013. At time of translation, this song has generated 38,355 listens on Xiami.

Music Video:

Composer: Frank Fossey
Lyrics: Ge Dawei
Arrangements: Liang Qiaobo
Singer: Zhou Bichang

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

外头阳光耀眼
wài tóu yáng guāng yào yǎn
Outside the sunshine is shining

相机充饱了电
xiàng jī chōng bǎo le diàn
The camera is fully charged

拒绝咖啡续杯
jù jué kā fēi xù bēi
Rejected the coffee refill

今天适合冒险
jīn tiān shì hé mào xiǎn
Today is good for adventure

这次不需要人陪 只凭直觉
zhè cì bù xū yào rén péi zhǐ píng zhí jué
This time I don’t need company; I will rely on intuition only

 
CHORUS:

Cuz I’m running away

别回头无所谓
bié huí tóu wú suǒ wèi
Don’t turn back, don’t care too much

Cuz I’m running away

单程票一路到明天
dān chéng piào yí lù dào míng tiān
A one-way ticket all the way to tomorrow

 

厌倦一成不变
yàn juàn yì chéng bú biàn
Tired of nothing ever changing

我想做个试验
wǒ xiǎng zuò gè shì yàn
I want to do an experiment

出发不设终点
chū fā bú shè zhōng diǎn
To set off without a destination

我会走到哪边
wǒ huì zǒu dào nǎ biān
Where will I find myself?

这次 不需要排练 不说后悔
zhè cì bù xū yào pái liàn bù shuō hòu huǐ
This time, no rehearsal is needed, and no regrets

 
CHORUS

 
不依赖 勇敢推翻
bù yī lài yǒng gǎn tuī fān
Don’t be dependent, must bravely overthrow

昨日此刻 我的存在
zuó rì cǐ kè wǒ de cún zài
my existence of yesterday this moment

我可以 享受孤单
wǒ kě yǐ xiǎng shòu gū dān
I can enjoy loneliness

因为离开所以期待
yīn wèi lí kāi suǒ yǐ qī dài
Because by leaving, I can look forward to [something new]

这次 不需要人陪 只凭直觉
zhè cì bù xū yào rén péi zhǐ píng zhí jué
This time, I don’t need company; I will rely on my intuition only

 
Cuz I’m running away

别回头无所谓
bié huí tóu wú suǒ wèi
Don’t turn back, don’t care too much

Cuz I’m running away

单程票带我走
dān chéng piào dài wǒ zǒu
One-way ticket, take me away

 
CHORUS

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  • James

    hepatitis joke? damn

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  • mr.wiener

    Damn. from the picture I thought this was going to be a hot lesbian song.

    • donscarletti

      Hot lesbian twins man, the only form of incest we like!

      • mr.wiener

        You are a man of taste.

  • Huntly

    Sounds just like Lucinda Williams

  • Yoru

    Bichang no shit!

  • bubblenail

    This is a fun song, and the singer is really pretty, I like the asymmetrical hair cut. ^_^

  • http://sinopathic.com/ terroir

    This is a terrible song. 周笔畅 hasn’t been the same ever since 别爱我 像个朋友; the stage afterwards with the terrible “baseball cap-duckface” look when she first experimented with punk was bad, but not as atrocious as this.

    Faye did angst way better. And that was years ago. And for a Chinese artist to pull off a song written by a laowai, you need a master like Jacky who can put an indelible cultural stamp upon it.

  • Ro

    Running around Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Keukenhof and Kinderdijk mostly. Running away to Dutch tourist traps…

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