the first chinese new year song.  

Posted by Nigel J. W. Ong

the all controversial Namewee is out again!

this time, not with his ISA flirting "negarakuku", but a chinese new year song.

and you know what, its not all those typical "dong dong chiang" kinda chinese new year song, but a mix of that with rap. his lyrics basically poke fun at those hibernating artists that only shows up during CNY, trying to make some quick cash.

not just that, he scolds his own folks for not trying to localizing the lyrics - Malaysia never has 4 seasons, why sing about that?

do check it out. youll love it.



for those who dont understand chinese, ill translate the lyrics when NameWees rappin'

1st verse:

Malaysia's CNY album are full of recycled stuffs,
those who sings for CNY can now even produce their own 'the best of' album,
same old style of singing, and the lyrics are never logical,
and then theres always this group that sings wearing red clothes, as red as old chinese soldiers,
even those teen stars have to be brought in to sing CNY songs,
trying to make the scene more happy and lively, instead its more of a sad thing to see,
i thought your image is supposed to be cool?
but why your record company wants you to come out and sing 'dong dong chiang'?

chorus:
best wishes and hope youll get lucky,
wishing you a good CNY,
wishing you a good encounter with the god of wealth
maybe the god of wealth can even sleep with you.


verse 2:

walaoeh! (a typical hokkien expression denoting feeling flabbergasted)
your lyrics are bothering me so much,
whats with the winter and spring? so you think im kongkam? (stupid)
here, its all about rain, and i have to take the heat everyday,
and now your singing bullshit, i cant take this anymore.
those useless businessman, only knows how to make money,
dont your teacher teaches you that the 4 seasons here in Malaysia are all summer?
im sure youre always late to school, and now youre acting as if you dont know anything,
but theres a big red line called the Equator.


chorus:
best wishes and hope youll get lucky,
wishing you a good CNY,
wishing you a good encounter with the god of wealth
maybe the god of wealth can even eat cakes with you


verse 3:

firecrackers? on your dick!
this lyric sucks,
even my mom knows that its not legal to light firecrackers here!
maybe youre one of those rich man, that can simply give anybody ang pau,
but please, use logic when youre writing your lyric ok?
walao, sucks hearing those crappy artists singing CNY songs.
its CNY songs, but it sure can develop its own flavour,
and you? you just sing whatever that comes from China,
youve live here long enough,
and for your moms sake, dont you know what is called "localized"?


chorus:
best wishes and hope youll get lucky,
wishing you a good CNY,
wishing you a good encounter with the god of wealth
maybe the god of wealth can even light firecrackers with you.

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4 comments

dong dong ciang. haha

February 6, 2010 at 2:25 PM

thanks for the translation...

February 7, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Awesome song!
It's going into my New Year blog post!
haha~~

February 7, 2010 at 1:23 AM

i only liked the ending few seconds.. lol

February 7, 2010 at 4:39 AM

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