Dao Xiang – Jay Chou


I’m sharing a Taiwanese song this time from one of my favorite artists. Actually, I haven’t been listening to mandarin songs as I’m currently on my Korean phase (thanks to Boys before Flowers and We Got Married). But one day I was chatting with a friend of mine and she shared this song to me. It’s one of the tracs from Jay Chou’s Capricorn album. Its called Dao Xiang (Fragrant Rice). I like the melody of the song and its a very meaningful one also. The melody kind of reminds you of the fields and the country. When I hear it, its like I’m watching a movie where in the scene where the characters are running around the rice fields! ahahaha. This song was written and composed by Jay Chou — so talented! Anyway here’s the video and the song.

Dao Xiang (Romanization)

dui zhe ge shi jie ru guo ni you tai duo de bao yuan
die dao le jiu bu gan ju xu wang qian zou
wei shen me ren yao zhe me de cui ruo duo luo
qing ni da kai dian shi kan
duo shao ren wei sheng ming zai nu li yong gan de zou xia qu
wo men shi bu shi gai zhi zu
zhen xi yi qie jiu suan mei you yong you
hai ji de ni shuo jia shi wei yi de cheng bao
sui zhe dao xiang he liu ji xu ben pao
wei wei xiao xiao shi hou de meng wo zhi dao
bu yao ku rang ying huo chong dai zhe ni tao pao
xiang jian de ge yao yong yuan de yi kao
hui jia ba hui dao zui chu de mei hao
bu yao zhe me rong yi jiu xiang fang qi jiu xiang wo shuo de
zhui bu dao de meng xiang huan ge meng bu jiu de le
wei zi ji de ren sheng xian yan shang se xian ba ai tu shang xi huan de yan se
xiao yi ge ba gong cheng ming jiu bu shi mu di
rang zi ji kuai le kuai le zhe yang cai jiao zuo yi yi
tong nian de zhi fei ji xian zai zhong yu fei hui wo shou li
suo wei de na huai le chi jiao zai tian li zhui qing ting zhui dao lei le
tou zhai shui guo bei mi feng gei ding dao pa le shui zai tou xiao ne
wo kao zhe dao cao ren chui zhe feng chang zhe ge shui zhao le
o o wu hou ji ta zai chong ming zhong geng qing cui
o o yang guang sa zai lu shang jiu bu pa xin sui
zhen xi yi qie jiu suan mei you yong you
hai ji de ni shuo jia shi wei yi de cheng bao
sui zhe dao xiang he liu ji xu ben pao
wei wei xiao xiao shi hou de meng wo zhi dao
bu yao ku rang ying huo chong dai zhe ni tao pao
xiang jian de ge yao yong yuan de yi kao
hui jia ba hui dao zui chu de mei hao

Dao Xiang (Translation)

If you have too many complaints towards this world
When you fall down you don’t dare to continue walking forward
Why must people be so weak, depraved
I ask you to turn on the TV and see
How many people bravely try hard to continue walking for their life
Shouldn’t we be content with what we have?
You should cherish everything even if you don’t possess it

I still remember you said your home was the only castle, you continue to run with the fragrance of the rice and the flowing river
Smiling, the dreams when you were young, I know
Don’t cry, let the fireflies lead you to escape, the eternal dependence of the folk song in the country
Just go home
Go back to the happiness at the very start

Don’t be so easy to give up, it’s just like I say
For dreams you can’t achieve, switch it for another and it’ll be fine
Put some colour into your life, firstly paint the colour you like on love
Come on and smile, merit and fame aren’t the goals
Let yourself be happy, this is what you call meaning
The paper airplane from my childhood, it’s finally flown back to my hand now
That so called happiness, running barefoot in the fields chasing crickets and getting tired
Picking fruits without permission and getting scared from being stung by bees, who’s sniggering?
I lean on the scarecrow while being blown by the wind while singing while sleeping
Oh oh, if the sunshine sprinkles on the road then I won’t be afraid of being broken-hearted
You should cherish everything even if you don’t possess it

I still remember you said your home was the only castle, you continue to run with the fragrance of the rice and the flowing river
Smiling, dreams when you were young, I know
Don’t cry, let the fireflies lead you to escape, the eternal dependence of the folk song in the country
Just go home
Go back to the happiness at the very start

** i got the lyrics from jpopasia, romanization was posted by sabriel, credits to http://www.jaychoustudio.com for the translation.

If you like the song click here.

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