我愛中華 I love China

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I love China

I love China
I love China

Long culture, rich artifacts, great land
A country founded five millenia ago

Home of the Five Races*
The Sons and Daughters of China are the greatest

For the people
For the country

No fear to lay down our lives and devote ourselves – one, two
Let us salute to the principle of self-improvement – one, two

Let us re-establish China

———
* “Five Races Under One Union” was one of the principles at the time of the Xinhai Revolution and the Founding of the Republic of China in 1911/12 (Wikipedia)

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陸軍軍歌 Ground Troops Song

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Ground Troops Song

Wind and clouds rising
The whole country in motion

Famous and great soldiers from Huangpu*
Revolutionary heroes vow loyalty to the end

A powerful army
Fighting on numerous battlefields
Vanguards bringing peace to the land and resisting foreign aggression

Marching unhindered, whiping [it] out
And reestablishing China

Unrivalled laying down great merits

The banner is raised
The golden drum is sounding

Vigorous and active soldiers with power and strength
Holding high loyal spirit, honesty and discipline

Flexible offensive
Courageous and steady

Attacking surprisingly, spontanously, and with great ressourcefulness

Showing total devotion
Uniting in self-improvement

Whiping out enemies and bandits, and singing the victory song

 ———
* Huangpu / Whampoa Military Academy (Wikipedia)

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找自己 Rain (陶喆 David Tao)

Lyrics and details on mojim.com
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Find Myself* (Official English title: Rain)

Yesterday night I had a dream
I was in the Sahara desert
I was all alone standing under the sun
It had 66.6° Celsius
It almost burned my eyeballs to ashes

Suddenly heavy rain started falling
My sweat was washed away by the rain
Ending fourty days of suffering
The barren land became an oasis

Under a rainbow there was a big tree
On the tree there was an apple
After one bite I understood everything

Can you please let me again
Let me once again
Return to that beautiful world
To find myself

Hua lalala,** it is raining
Hua lalala, the clouds are weeping
Hua lalala, dripping into my heart

Don’t tell me that it’s just my imagination
Don’t tell me that it’s just a delusion
Hua lalala, let me get wet in the rain

I only hope that I will be able to
Be able to once again
Return to that beautiful time
To find myself

 

Squeezed into the bus like sardines
Going to work, returning from work, it’s all a daily pattern
So many people, where do they all go?
“No escape” is written on every face
Mum and dad don’t love each other anymore
Hard to believe that this is the meaning of live

Can you please let me again
Let me once again
Return to that beautiful world
To escape

Hiding under my eaves
Sleeping in my sheets
Listening to the drizzling rain: didi dada
didi dada didi dada

Hua lalala,…

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* The title can also be translated as “search (for) yourself/myself/oneself” as the Chinese character 找 can be understood both ways. However, I think that “find myself” fits the meaning of the song best, so I go with that one.
** “hualala” appears to be the Chinese phonetic sound for rushing water. It’s also featured in 三月裡的小雨 by 劉文正. I’m not sure on that, though…

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OAOA (五月天 Mayday)

Lyrics and details on Mojim.com
OAOA on Youtube

OAOA*

I believe in bitter tears
I don’t believe in sweet promises
I believe that music just ought to be music

I believe in the purity of love
I don’t believe in gorgeous poems

I believe in enthusiastic arguments
I don’t believe in silent harmony

I believe in every second of the moment
I don’t believe in forever, year after year
I believe that Rock will be forever

Quickly open your mouth – OAOA
No matter who you are – OAOA

Life is just too short
Don’t think, don’t be afraid, don’t back down
Just this moment is forever

Born that year back then – OAOA
Just a blick of an eye and it’s today – OAOA

Life is just too short
Be crazy, love, and waste your time
Singing with me once more – OAOA

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* According to an interview with the band OAOA does not have any specific meaning. It’s supposed to be something that makes you happy, so “everyone has his or her own OAOA.”

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夜襲 Night Attack

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Interpretation by 陳昇 Bobby Chen: Studio version / Live version

Night Attack

In the boundless dim light of night
Moon and stars not shining

Only the sound of cannons
Echoing from all sides

Only bright flames
Blazing up all around

The tips of our feet touch the ground
Weapons clasped in our hands

Our brave comrades
Advance in the pitch-black open field

Our eyes watch all sides
Our ears listen into all directions

Silently, without a word
Silently, without a word

We make our way into the enemy’s heart
We make our way into the enemy’s heart

Just waiting for the signal to light up
Just waiting for the signal to sound

We are attacking like a bolt of lightning
Fighting a verocious victory

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黃埔男兒最豪壯 The heroic Sons of Huangpu

黃埔男兒最豪壯 on Youtube (starting at 2.30)

The heroic Sons of Huangpu*

Looking at the clear blue sky
The brilliant sunny day

Looking at the national flag waving in the wind
Plum blossoms** blooming all around

Responsibility of defending the country resting on our shoulders
Hot blood rushing in our chest

Having experienced the trials of the ages
The heroic Sons of Huangpu

How many trials and hardships led us
To steel ourselves even more strong

How much blood and sweat of previous generations
Made history been written even more gloriously

The spirit of Huangpu is shining
With large strides we are marching on the battlefield

Sacrificing our lives in exchange for
Peace and strength of the country

 

———
* Huangpu / Whampoa Military Academy (Wikipedia)
** The Plum Blossom is the national flower of Taiwan (Wikipedia)

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傘兵歌 The Paratrooper Song

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The Paratrooper Song

Looking at the numerous clouds
Many specks of falling stars
Floating in the beautiful sky

We are the Three Principles of the People’s* and New China’s paratroopers

For the survival of the people
And the peace of the nation
We are forming a living Great Wall

For this goal we forge ahead
Strictly maintaining discipline
Obeying orders
Courageous and determined to kill the enemy
And not hesitating to sacrifice ourselves

We are the Three Principles of the People’s paratroopers

We are New China’s paratroopers

——–
* Sun Yat-sen’s Three Principles of the People:
Nationalism, Democracy and Livelihood (Wikipedia)

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