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‘Mr. Lonely’ by Gary Chaw (Cao Ge) and Hua Chenyu

Cao Ge
Hua Chenyu (Left) and Gary Chaw aka Cao Ge
Hua Chenyu (Left) and Gary Chaw aka Cao Ge

《寂寞先生》 ‘Mr. Lonely’ was included in Taiwan-based Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter 曹格 Gary Chaw aka Cao Ge‘s 2009 album 《超级4th场》 Supermarket. This song became popular recently when Gary Chaw appeared on the September 27th episode of 《快乐男声》 Super Boy, Hunan Satellite TV’s well-known singing contest for male contestants, and sang the song with Hua Chenyu who eventually went on to win the final.

At time of translation, this song has generated 1,217,291 listens on QQ Music, while the most popular video clip of Gary Chaw and Hua Chenyu’s performance on Youku has generated 225,788 views.

Music Videos:

The Official MV:

Gary Chaw and Hua Chenyu’s performance:

Composer: Gary Chaw aka Cao Ge
Lyrics: Xiaohan
Singer: Gary Chaw aka Cao Ge

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

你的笑容是恩惠
nǐ de xiào róng shì ēn huì
Your smile was a blessing

世界难得那麽美
shì jiè nán dé nà me měi
The world was rarely so beautiful

於是追 要你陪
yú shì zhuī yào nǐ péi
So I chased [you], for you to be with me

可惜本能终会将美丽汗水化成泪水
kě xī běn néng zhōng huì jiāng měi lì hàn shuǐ huà chéng lèi shuǐ
Unfortunately instinct eventually turned beautiful sweat into tears [meaning the object of affection eventually stopped fulfilling the admirer’s needs]
黑夜之所以会黑
hēi yé zhī suǒ yǐ huì hēi
The reason the dark night is dark

叫醒人心里的鬼
jiào xǐng rén xīn lǐ de guǐ
is to awaken the ghost in a person’s heart

在游说 在萦回
zài yóu shuì zài yíng huí
to lobby, to haunt

在体内是什麽 在把我摧毁在伤痕累累
zài tǐ nèi shì shén me zài bǎ wǒ cuī huǐ zài shāng hén lěi lěi
What’s in my body, that destroys me and riddles me with scars?
CHORUS #1:

我可以无所谓
wǒ kě yǐ wú suǒ wèi
I can pretend I don’t care

寂寞却一直掉眼泪
jì mò què yì zhí diào yǎn lèi
But loneliness keeps shedding tears

人类除了擅长颓废 做什麽都不对
rén lèi chú le shàn cháng tuí fèi zuò shén me dōu bú duì
Human beings, other than excelling at decadence, are good for nothing

Oh…I’m not okay
CHORUS #2:

我假装无所谓
wǒ jiǎ zhuāng wú suǒ wèi
I pretend I don’t care

才看不到心被拧碎
cái kàn bú dào xīn běi nǐng suì
So my shattered heart can’t be seen

人在爱情里越残废 就会越多安慰
rěn zài ài qíng lǐ yuè cán fèi jiù huì yuè duō ān wèi
The more disabled [dispirited] people are in love, the more comforting they will get

无论多虚伪
wú lùn duō xū wěi
No matter how fake
空虚并非是词汇
kōng xù bìng fēi shì cí huì
Empty is not [only] a word

能够形容的魔鬼
néng gòu xíng róng de mó guǐ
It’s a monster that can be described

它支配着行为
tā zhī pèi zhe xíng wéi
It controls human behavior

能摆脱寂寞我什麽都肯给 就像个傀儡
néng bǎi tuò jì mò wǒ shén me dōu kěn gěi jiù xiàng gè kuí lěi
To cast off my loneliness I am willing to give anything, just like a puppet [under the control of emptiness]
CHORUS #1
CHORUS #2 x2

无论多虚伪
wú lùn duō xū wěi
No matter how fake

Cao Ge
Cao Ge
Hua Chenyu
Hua Chenyu
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Written by Rensi

A translator of trending Chinese Internet humor and Chinese pop music.

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