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

Li Yuchun, Brother Chun, Chinese singer.

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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Written by Rensi

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

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