Song of ordinary people (fan2 ren2 ge)
Singer : Jonathan Lee (李宗盛）, who is a famous song writer as well.
 Jie – all
 Za2 nian4 – distracting thoughts
 fen fei Yan4 – the swallow flying in different directions–> part from each other
 Han3 yuan – cry out grievance
 Meng4 mei4 yi3 qiu2 – dream of one’s desire
 tong lin niao – birds which live in the same wood –>couples, married couples
My translation (with help from Patricia):
You and I are odinary people, living in this world.
Rushing about all day, no time to relax.
As we are no angels,it’s hard to avoid distracting thoughts.
Putting morality aside, self interest is main concern.
how many men become enraged for the sake of beautiful women
how many couples have separated like swallows flying in different directions.
Life is short, why need to have bitter love ?
Lover is gone. To whom you could complain?
have you ever seen the world changed for people’s sake?
when they have someone they longed for, is it considered the spring time for them?