改變自己 (Gai Bian Zi Ji) by 王力宏 (Wang Leehom)

April 5, 2008 at 12:11 am (** Medium, Chinese lyrics, Japanese, Male Singers, Pinyin lyrics, Taiwanese) (, )


Wang Leehom is, with Jay Chou, one of the first singers I began to listen to when I arrived in Taiwan. It would have been impossible to miss him, with his face plastered on billboard advertisements, on commercials (one of my favorites being the 黃綠紅 commercials for McDonald’s, his name being a play on words with the yellow, green, and red dipping sauces for McNuggets), and in the video for his song “Kiss Goodbye,” which played nonstop on MTV that year.

In 2007, he released his latest album, 改變自己 – Change Me, which contains this title track. It has been on my iPod since the day after I heard it, and both the message and the energetic beat make great morning music. Plus, the video is, well, incredibly cute. Enjoy!

* Notes: (1) The term kuso in the song is borrowed from Japanese, and my own translation would be: so bad, it’s good. The Back Dorm Boys are a good example of this. And yes. I love those guys. (2) This song also contains Taiwanese pronunciation – the characters 龜毛, while pronounced gui mao in Mandarin, are pronounced ku mo in Taiwanese. Although Taiwanese folks seem to generally use the Mandarin pronunciation, this term (meaning high-maintenance or nitpicky) is said to have originated in Taiwanese. The history of the term is debatable.

Intro

很久沒 很久沒
hen jiu mei hen jiu mei

不如用 唱歌好了
bu ru yong chang ge hao le

我很久沒 聽見那
wo hen jiu mei ting jian na

又新鮮 又熟悉 的聲音
you xin xian you shu xi de sheng yin

請準備 改變 自己 ~ yeah ~ yeah …
qing zhun bei gai bian zi ji ~ yeah ~ yeah …

我回來了
wo hui lai le

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今早起床了 看鏡子裡的我
jin zao qi chuang le kan jing zi li de wo

忽然發現我髮型睡的有點KUSO
hu ran fa xian wo fa xing shui de you dian KUSO

一點點改變 有很大的差別
yi dian dian gai bian you hen da de cha bie

你我的力量也能改變世界
ni wo de li liang ye neng gai bian shi jie

最近比較煩 最近情緒很DOWN
zui jin bi jiao fan zui jin qing xu hen DOWN

每天看新聞都會很想大聲尖叫
mei tian kan xin wen dou hui hen xiang da sheng jian jiao

但髒話沒用 大家只會嫌兇
dan zang hua mei yong da jia zhi hui xian xiong

我改變自己發現大有不同
wo gai bian zi ji fa xian da you bu tong

新一代的朋友我們 好好的加油
xin yi dai de peng you women hao hao di jia you

大家一起大聲的說 Na Na Na Na Na~
da jia yi qi da sheng de shuo Na Na Na Na Na~

(Chorus)

我可以改變世界 改變自己
wo ke yi gai bian shi jie gai bian zi ji

改變龜毛 改變小氣
gai bian ku mo gai bian xiao qi

要一直 努力努力 永不放棄
yao yi zhi nu li nu li yong bu fang qi

才可以 改變世界 C’mon 改變自己
cai ke yi gai bian shi jie C’mon gai bian zi ji

今早起床了 覺得頭有點痛
jin zao qi chuang le jue de tou you dian tong

可能是二氧化碳太多 氧氣不夠
ke neng shi er yang hua tan tai duo yang qi bu gou

一點點改變 有很大的差別
yi dian dian gai bian you dian da de cha bie

你我的熱情也能改變世界
ni wo de re qing ye neng gai bian shi jie

只能代表自己 沒有政治立場
zhi neng dai biao zi ji mei you zheng zhi li chang

即使這世界讓我看得十分緊張
ji shi zhe shi jie rang wo kan de shi fen jin zhang

要調整自己
yao tiao zheng zi ji

恩~
en~

沒想到一點就能 畫龍點睛
mei xiang dao yi dian jiu neng hua long dian jing

新一代的朋友我們 好好的加油
xin yi dai de peng you wo men hao hao di jia you

大家一起大聲的說 Na Na Na Na Na~
da jia yi qi da sheng de shuo Na Na Na Na Na~

(Repeat chorus 2x)

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/web_info/0QdEKoJ6m0tsiha00MG7008l.html

Wang Leehom’s Official Site: http://www.wangleehom.com/

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