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A Beijing Love Song by Feichang Fresh [Youtube]


A Beijing Love Song – Feichang Fresh, Pu Che, Wei Xiang & Jin Kun Run –
Gei Bei Jing De Qing Ge

This is not by any stretch representative about how everyone feels about Beijing. But this tiny glimpse into how some overseas students in Beijing feel about their stay in the Chinese capital has caught attention in China. The rap, entitled ‘A Beijing Love Song’ caught the eye of the Chinese public when it was broadcast on CCTV. In this instance the group Feichang Fresh (translates to Very Fresh) was started by a German student studying Mandarin in China. This song on their page on Youku has had in excess of 450,000 views, 1529 comments and 1324 favourites.

More evidence of cross-pollination which personally brings a smile. The paradigms of East versus West are certainly not as distinct here; a kind of intercultural ‘osmosis’ is evident in a tongue and cheek way! Western-styled dress, Chinese flags, and a crew of non-Chinese rapping in Mandarin with a sprinkling of English. Now this is a sprinkling of cultural evidence of a harmonious re-ascension. If youths from both sides of the antiquated imaginary line can get along, share a language and like each other, surely it is a start.

And the lyrics here –
我们又来了
We’re back
非常非常非常fresh
Extremely extremely extremely fresh
大家都举手来
Everyone put up your hands
准备好了吗
Are you ready?

Chorus:
每到黎明听着你的声音来把我叫醒
Every morning I wake up to your voices
对这城市我是怀着十分激动的心情
I’m full of excitement towards this city
北京的灵魂氛围难以用语言来表达
Beijing’s spirit and atmosphere is difficult to describe in words
我会永远记得你请你别把我忘记呀
I will always remember you, please don’t forget me

羊肉串是我老伙伴儿
Yangrouchuanr [lamb skewer/kebab] is my old companion
我只天天跟美女聊天儿
I chat with beautiful women every day
北京烤鸭再来一块儿
Peking Duck, let’s have one more piece
特别喜欢的是北京话儿
I especially like the Beijing dialect/accent

朝阳区数你最牛比
Chaoyang District, you are the most niubi
海淀区我想更懂你
Haidian District, I want to learn more about you
我们之间的大秘密
The big secret between us
我觉得你倍了不起
I think you are so amazing

Chorus

每天在大学上上课
Every day attending class in the university
不管去哪骑自行车
Riding bicycles no matter where I go
燕京啤酒是忒好喝
Yanjing Beer is the best
在这的日子很快乐
My life here is very happy

在后海我玩得很high
At Houhai, I have a lot of fun
在工体我们都在fly
At the Beijing Workers Stadium we are all flying
靓妹认为我非常帅
Pretty girls think I am extremely handsome
我真是舍不得离开
I really can’t bear to leave

Chorus

一二三环不管什么地方
First, second, third ring, no matter where you are
一块唱这首歌 (大省点儿)
Let’s all sing this song (Louder)
四五六环不管什么地方
Fourth, fifth, sixth ring, no matter where you are
一块唱这着歌 (我听不见)
Let’s all sing this song
x2

Chorus

(Lyrics from China Smack 2011)

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Filed under: China Smack, Culture, Domestic Growth, Education, Lifestyle, Media, People, Social, The Chinese Identity, The construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese identities, Youtube

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