Xu Wei – 生活不止眼前的苟且 ~ lyrics + English Translation

Artist: Xu Wei (许巍)
Song: 生活不止眼前的苟且 (Shēng huó bù zhǐ yǎn qián de gǒu qiě)


生活不止眼前的苟且

妈妈坐在门前
哼着花儿与少年
虽已时隔多年
记得她泪水涟涟
那些幽暗的时光
那些坚持与慌张
在临别的门前
妈妈望着我说

生活不止眼前的苟且

还有诗和远方的田野

你赤手空拳来到人世间

为找到那片海不顾一切

她坐在我对面
低头说珍重再见
虽已时隔多年
记得她泪水涟涟
那些欢笑的时光
那些誓言与梦想
在分手的街边
她紧抱住我说

生活不止眼前的苟且
还有诗和远方的田野
你赤手空拳来到人世间
为找到那片海不顾一切

我独自渐行渐远
膝下多了个少年
少年一天天长大
有一天要离开家
看他背影的成长
看他坚持与回望
我知道有一天
我会笑着对他说

生活不止眼前的苟且
还有诗和远方的田野
你赤手空拳来到人世间
为找到那片海不顾一切

生活不止眼前的苟且
还有诗和远方的田野
你赤手空拳来到人世间
为找到那片海不顾一切

生活不止眼前的苟且
还有诗和远方的田野
你赤手空拳来到人世间
为找到那片海不顾一切

生活不止眼前的苟且
还有诗和远方的田野
你赤手空拳来到人世间
为找到那片海不顾一切


Live a More Than Desultory Life

Mum sat at the door
And hummed to flowers and kids she thumbed
Though it’s been past for years
I still recall her brimming eyes
In those dark and gloomy years
Smouldered firmness, fears and sighs
At the door before departure
Mum saw my eyes and said:

“Live a more than desultory life

Open arms to poems and distant lands

You are born to this world with bare hands

To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”

She sat at the opposite side
Her head down, bidding farewell
Though it’s been past for years
I still recall her brimmed tears
Among those joyful beams
Were flaring our oaths and dreams
We parted by roadside
She hugged me tight and said:

“Live a more than desultory life
Open arms to poems and distant lands
You are born to this world with bare hands
To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”

I’ve traveled far and alone.
Now my own kid has been born
He is growing day by day
And will tr​​avel alone someday
Seeing him grow from his back
Stronger and stronger, and look back
As I’ve foreseen, one day,
I will smile to him and say:

“Live a more than desultory life
Open arms to poems and distant lands
You are born to this world with bare hands
To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”
“Live a more than desultory life
Open arms to poems and distant lands
You are born to this world with bare hands
To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”
“Live a more than desultory life
Open arms to poems and distant lands
You are born to this world with bare hands
To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”
“Live a more than desultory life
Open arms to poems and distant lands
You are born to this world with bare hands
To quest for that ocean you ought to strive”

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