‘Used Guitar’ by Chang Chen-yue (Zhang Zhenyue)

Chang Chen-yue album I'm Ayal Komod

《破吉他》 ‘Used Guitar’ was included in 39-year-old Taiwanese singer-songwriter and guitarist 张震岳 Chang Chen-yue aka Zhang Zhenyue‘s 2013 album 《我是海雅谷慕》 Ayal Komod [literally “I’m Ayal Komod”], released on July 5th. Ayal Komod is Chang Chen-yue’s Amis name. At time of translation, this song has generated 1,000,291 listens on Xiami.

Music Video:



Composer:Chang Chen-yue/Zhang Zhenyue
Lyrics: Chang Chen-yue/Zhang Zhenyue
Singer: Chang Chen-yue/Zhang Zhenyue

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

最好是艳阳天 约在海边
zuì hǎo shì yàn yáng tiān yuē zài hǎi biān
A sunny day would be best, meet by the sea

不散不见
bú sàn bú jiàn
Before seeing each other, we’ll not leave

一定有人爽约
yí dìng yǒu rén shuǎng yuē
There is always someone who fail to show up

喝太多起不来之类
hē tài duō qǐ bù lái zhī lèi
Having drank too much, can’t get up, and the like

理由总是有太多
lǐ yóu zǒng shì yǒu tài duō
The reasons are always too many

时间浪费在上网 游戏之间
shí jiān làng fèi zài shàng wǎng yóu xì zhī jiān
Their time wasted on the Internet, on playing computer games

难得假日星期天
nán dé jià rì xīng qí tiān
A rare holiday or Sunday

何不骑着单车去 看看河岸
hé bù qí zhe dān chē qù kàn kàn hé àn
Why not ride a bike to visit the riverside

夕阳很美 不要再睡
xī yáng hěn měi bú yào zài shuì
The sunset is beautiful, don’t sleep anymore

一阵浪花打来 夏天皮肤特别黝黑
yí zhèn làng huā dǎ lái xià tiān pí fū tè bié yōu hēi
A wave hits, our skin especially tanned in the summer

远方几个辣妹 浓妆艳抹照样戏水
yuǎn fāng jǐ gè là mèi nóng zhuāng yàn mǒ zhào yàng xì shuǐ
In the distance are some hot girls, wearing heavy makeup but still splashing around

漂浮在平静海面
piāo fú zài píng jìng hǎi miàn
Floating on the ocean surface

脑子空空没所谓 一只海龟
nǎo zi kōng kōng méi suǒ wèi yì zhī hǎi guī
Nothing on the mind, carefree like a sea turtle

有点不想回台北
yǒu diǎn bù xiǎng huí tái běi
I suddenly don’t want to go back to Taipei

幻想退休养老要 在花莲 买一块农地
huàn xiǎng tuì xiū yǎng lǎo yào zài huā lián mǎi yí kuài nóng dì
I fantasize about retiring and buying a farm in Hualian

养鸡种田
yǎng jī zhòng tián
to raise chickens and take up farming

 
CHORUS:

任何事都为别人 自己摆在最后面
rèn hé shì dōu wèi bié rén zì jǐ bǎi zài zuì hòu miàn
Anything I do I do for others, putting myself last

来一次远走高飞 再犹豫就会后悔
lái yí cì yuǎn zǒu gāo fēi zài yóu yù jiù huì hòu huǐ
Just escape for once. If you continue to hesitate, you’ll regret it

择期不如就今天 bye bye blue Monday
zé qī bù rú jiù jīn tiān bye bye, blue Monday
Better today than picking a later date, bye bye blue Monday

肩上一把破吉他 流浪到天边
jiān shàng yì bǎ pò jí tā liú làng dào tiān biān
Sling a used guitar over your shoulder, and wander to the ends of the earth

 
CHORUS X2

 
流浪到天边 流浪到天边 再见呀再见
liú làng dào tiān biān liú làng dào tiān biān zài jiàn ya zài jiàn
Wander to the ends of the earth. Wander to the ends of the earth. See you, see you.

Chang Chen-yue 2013 Hongkong Concert poster

Chang Chen-yue at the Spring Wave Music and Art Festival 2013 in Kending

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  • MrT

    Pathetic lyrics as per usual.
    I hope he wanders off the flat earth he lives on.

    • MrT

      also Chinese girls hate beards.

      • MrT

        reminds them of the street beggars.

      • Sad they hate real men
        Afterall, the only disgusting thing about a beard is a man who can’t grow one.

        • MrT

          they also dont like the roughness up against that shiny cat.
          I aim to please so off it comes!

          • Grow it long and keep it oiled. It goes from being sandpaper to the exotic thigh ticklers.

          • MrT

            ah I shall try that on the long haired cats i come across!
            Cuts my tongue!

          • Don’t get tangled up into a knot

          • Baphomet

            fair enough!

        • mr.wiener

          This dude can grow a beard because he is Amis tribe. Big dudes that look a bit like Maoris down around Taidong

          • Aren’t they more closely related the Pacific Islanders like the Maoris than they are to East Asians?

          • mr.wiener

            Yep, plenty of east Asian in their genes now, but the language is related to Polynesian.

        • takasar1

          no…stubble is good, a beard is disgusting

      • Baphomet

        Dare we ask why, don’t they like it when men head, ahem, south?

        • MrT

          I got mixed results on that, some love it and guide your head exactly where they want the job doing.(young birds)

          But tonight i at to fight my way down there, she cracked in the end, but was a struggle.(older woman)
          Maybe a cultural brainwashing problem some had gone through in the “old” days.
          Still I’m up one up on their husbands)

          • Baphomet

            Just shaved my 4 day old beard off, too humid in guangdong, to grow a beard out. Where are you china wise comrade?

    • takasar1

      likewise

    • Andy

      The lyrics are better than you think, its just the translation is for you to understand the meaning but its not an exact translation and sounds more beautiful in chinese. Go back home already if you don’t understand that you might not understand everything about China or the language.

      • MrT

        oh ok , i go now.
        you so great,
        bye.

        • MrT

          ok, I home now.

          • MrT

            still sounds sht.

          • DongDong

            Lyrics aren’t that bad.
            “I fantasize about retiring and buying a farm in Hualian”
            Anyone who’s traveled to Hualian can relate to that I’m sure.

          • I would in a heartbeat

    • Guest

      I gotta say, I don’t understand a word and the songs really cheerful to me. Oh, sweet ignorance, have fun with your language knowledge~ :D

  • MizKiwi

    Another single no one listened to

  • Did his voice hit puberty yet?

  • death_by_ivory

    Tall,dark cute.I didnt even listen to the song yet.

    • Serpico

      He cute? My ego problems are gone~

  • beijingbuck

    BLARGH! Former ZZY fan here. Unhappy with this backstreet boys nonsense. More SHIT FROM THE MOUTH please.

  • Lebron James

    he looks like me.

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