Chinese Rap Made Easy: Chivalry by Jolin Tsai

骑士精神 Chivalry, is one of of Chelsea’s favourite lyrics. It is very well written, and it tells such a beautiful story about how a bravery knight fighting hard to save his princess from attackers, just like the one you will see from Grimm’s fairy tales (A collection of German fairy tales, book available with illustrations and covers 211 stories written by the brothers Grimm) except with the knight as the main character instead of the Prince.

(This video only explains the first part of this song, but in detail).

Here is the full lyrics for the song:

Dāng wǒ kàn jiàn zuǒ jiān pò sǔn de zhàn yī

当我看见左肩破损的战衣

When I saw the broken armour on my left hand shoulder

kuī jiǎ hòu nǐ de biǎo qíng dài zhe xiào yì xiǎng yào duì wǒ shuō

盔甲后你的表情带着笑意想要对我说

With a smile behind your helmet you wanted to say to me that

wài lái de xí jí jí jiāng lí gōng zhǔ yuǎn qù

外来的袭击即将离公主远去

The attack from outside will soon be gone and away from the princess,

nà xiē lìng rén cì’ ěr de shēng yīn

那些令人刺耳的声音

those sharp and annoying voices

wǒ bù tīng wǒ bù tīng

我不听 我不听

I will not listen to it, I will not listen to it!

piān piān wǒ yòu róng yì shòu yǐng xiǎng róng yì shāng xīn

偏偏我又容易受影响 容易伤心

Unfortunately I am easy to be affected and easy to feel sad

méi yǒu yòng wēi xiào de biǎo miàn bù tíng piàn zì jǐ

没有用 微笑的表面不停骗自己

No use, just have to keep smile and lying to myself

tā men de yǔ qì hǎo xiào de gōng jí zì bēi de xīn lǐ

他们的语气 好笑的攻击 自卑的心理

They way they talk, the hideous attack, feeling inferior

sì nián lái dài zhe gè zhǒng miàn jù xiǎng ràng nǐ wǒ gū lì

四年来 戴着各种面具想让你我孤立

over the last four years, they are wearing different kind of masks wanted to isolate us.

mò míng qí miào nà xiē huà yǔ mò míng qí miào nà xiē huà yǔ

莫名其妙那些话语 莫名其妙那些话语

those ridiculous things people said, those ridiculous things people said

rú tóng shā zi diào jìn yǎn lǐ bú yòng kū qì
如同沙子掉进眼里 不用哭泣

Just like sand falling into your eyes, there is no need to cry

mò míng qí miào nà xiē huà yǔ mò míng qí miào nà xiē huà yǔ
莫名其妙那些话语 莫名其妙那些话语

those ridiculous things people said, those ridiculous things people said

bù rú  xià dàng diàn yǐng zhí dé zhù yì
不如下档电影 值得注意

worse than a bad film, not worth of paying attention to 

Wǒ bú yào wáng zǐ kǔ kǔ shǒu hòu de gù shì

我 不要王子苦苦守候的故事

I don’t want the story of prince waiting for a life time

mèng  huàn gù shì wǒ bù xī wàng nǐ shì wáng zǐ

梦幻故事我不希望你是王子

I don’t want you to be the prince in dreamy stories

yīn wèi guī lì tóng huà jié jú wéi zhàn ér sǐ

因为瑰丽童话结局 为战而死

because prince often dies in magnificent fairy tale 

gù shì kāi duān jié jú huì yīn nǐ ér zhēn shí

故事开端结局 会因你而真实

The beginning and end of the story will come true because of you 

Xiàng qí shì de zhōng zhēn bù wèi jù xié’è de yǎn shén

像骑士的忠贞 不畏惧邪恶的眼神

Like the loyalty of the knight, not afraid of the evil looks

Zhè guò chéng yī zhí fàng zài wǒ xīn dǐ

这过程 一直放在我心底

Deep down in my heart I will always treasure this journey

jiù xiàng dǎng zài nǐ xiōng qián de kuī jiǎ
就像 挡在你胸前的盔甲

Just like your the armour blocking in front of your chest

Bǎo hù zhe wǒ ràng wǒ xīn téng

保护着我 让我心疼

protecting me, make me love dearly

Qí shì men fā huī chū nǐ men de jīng shén
骑士们 发挥出你们的精神

All my dear knights, play out your spirit,

jiù zhè yàng qiáng hàn de qí shì chēng dào zuì hòu
就这样 强悍的骑士撑到最后

Just like this, the bravery knight fight till the end, 

jiāo’ào de gōngzhǔ yào huí jiā zhěng zhuāng zài chū fā
骄傲的公主要回家 整装再出发

the proud princess ready to go home

 

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