2020 First Video from Li Ziqi – BBQ, Chinese Flat Bread, and Singing Solo

Li Ziqi Playing Guitar

Li Ziqi uploaded a new video on December 31, 2019. But in China, it’s already New Year’s Day, so she’s posting it as the first video of 2020. As always, it’s beautifully done. She made barbecue on a frying pan, as well as Chinese flat bread – the palm sized bread with stuffing inside and sesame seeds on top.

But the highlight is that in the end, she sang a solo while playing guitar. She did the same song in another video before, but only a portion of it. This time she finished the entire song in the bitter cold winter of Sichuan. Pretty touching.

This is a song that probably matches her life experience quite well. If you read her story, including losing her parents at a young age and pursuing a failed dream in the city, you’ll understand why she likes this song so much.

The original version can be heard below. I translated the lyrics into English. It was difficult and took me quite a while, because I didn’t want to do a word-to-word translation, which doesn’t do justice to the beauty of this song. Hopefully it’s good enough.

English Lyrics, Translation by Liziqi.fan

“Drink Away The Sorrow” by Mao Buyi

You walk into the club
With all your dreams
You see many faces, and many makeups
But nobody will remember who you are

After a few rounds, you sit in the corner
Singing a bitter song, over and over
Drawn out by the crowd
You raise the glass and make a toast

One to the rising sun, one to the moonlight
Tell me where I’m going, keep me warm in the cold
So I can fly against the wind
Despite ice in my eyes, and rain in my heart

One to my home, one to the road
Keep my kindness, help me grow
So the journey is bearable
I can finally rest my soul

Restless guests, scattered around
Song after song, thinking they’re good
They pretend, they dance, they get tired
You raise the glass and make a toast

One to the rising sun, one to the moonlight
Tell me where I’m going, keep me warm in the cold
So I can fly against the wind
Despite ice in my eyes, and rain in my heart

One to my home, one to the road
Keep my kindness, help me grow
So the journey is bearable
I can finally rest my soul

One to the past, one to the future
Support my body, make me stronger
I never believe in forever
But life is short, why remember the torture

One to freedom, one to the dead
Forgive me for being ordinary, but help me clear my mind

Oh after dawn we all leave in a hurry
Those still sober are the ones that are weird

Those still sober are the ones that are weird

Original Lyrics in Chinese

毛不易《消愁》

词/曲:毛不易

当你走进这欢乐场
背上所有的梦与想
各色的脸上各色的妆
没人记得你的模样

三巡酒过你在角落
固执的唱着苦涩的歌
听它在喧嚣里被淹没
你拿起酒杯对自己说

一杯敬朝阳 一杯敬月光
唤醒我的向往 温柔了寒窗
于是可以不回头地逆风飞翔
不怕心头有雨 眼底有霜

一杯敬故乡 一杯敬远方
守着我的善良 催着我成长
所以南北的路从此不再漫长
灵魂不再无处安放

躁动不安的座上客
自以为是地表演着
伪装着 舞蹈着 疲惫着
你拿起酒杯对自己说

一杯敬朝阳 一杯敬月光
唤醒我的向往 温柔了寒窗
于是可以不回头地逆风飞翔
不怕心头有雨 眼底有霜

一杯敬故乡 一杯敬远方
守着我的善良 催着我成长
所以南北的路从此不再漫长
灵魂不再无处安放

一杯敬明天 一杯敬过往
支撑我的身体 厚重了肩膀
虽然从不相信所谓山高水长
人生苦短何必念念不忘

一杯敬自由 一杯敬死亡
宽恕我的平凡 驱散了迷惘
好吧天亮之后总是潦草离场
清醒的人最荒唐
清醒的人最荒唐

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