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"Goddess," an allegory about the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/05/goddess-of-democracy-erected-in-beijing-workers-resistance-lags/ Goddess of Democracy] built by pro-democracy protesters in 1989, is on [[Li Zhi]]'s 2011 album "[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id1098508168 F]."
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An allegory about the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/05/goddess-of-democracy-erected-in-beijing-workers-resistance-lags/ Goddess of Democracy] built by pro-democracy protesters in 1989, "Goddess" is on [[Li Zhi]]'s 2011 album "[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id1098508168 F]."''
  
 
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I have a friend
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<h3>Goddess</h3>
She’s 21
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Who always wears a white windbreaker
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I have a friend, she’s 21
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Always wears a white windbreaker
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She lives behind a box
 
She lives behind a box
Where there hangs a photo
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A photo hangs there
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The people in the photo are inside the box
 
The people in the photo are inside the box
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Each morning, a red diaper rises from a phallus
 
Each morning, a red diaper rises from a phallus
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So she can’t see the people’s faces on the tombstones
 
So she can’t see the people’s faces on the tombstones
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This friend of mine,  
 
This friend of mine,  
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she says she’s a treasure
 
she says she’s a treasure
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Why did Daddy leave her here?
 
Why did Daddy leave her here?
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He says he’ll come back
 
He says he’ll come back
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He says he’s waiting  
 
He says he’s waiting  
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The blue ocean is quiet and distant
 
The blue ocean is quiet and distant
She stays barely alive on the past’s fresh blood
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Waiting’s only brought a hunting dog in makeup
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She survives on the fresh blood of the past
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Waiting’s only brought a makeup-wearing hound
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A house sits to the west  
 
A house sits to the west  
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The spring brings applause
 
The spring brings applause
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The shameless adults disgust her
 
The shameless adults disgust her
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A house sits to the east  
 
A house sits to the east  
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The autumn brings laughter
 
The autumn brings laughter
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The ignorant children disgust her, too
 
The ignorant children disgust her, too
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She’s in the corner, forgotten by the rich
 
She’s in the corner, forgotten by the rich
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Her clothes dirtied by the flowing colors of time
 
Her clothes dirtied by the flowing colors of time
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I have a friend
 
I have a friend
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Sometimes I go see her
 
Sometimes I go see her
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She never sees the color of the sky
 
She never sees the color of the sky
  
 
This photo under the sky
 
This photo under the sky
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Like the paper I use
 
Like the paper I use
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I love it, I hate it, I feel sorry for it
 
I love it, I hate it, I feel sorry for it
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Spectacular two-faced world uniting all living things
 
Spectacular two-faced world uniting all living things
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Another dizzy spell and the blood on the ground will disappear
 
Another dizzy spell and the blood on the ground will disappear
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The world is changing
 
The world is changing
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My fucking ideals still can’t come true
 
My fucking ideals still can’t come true
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The world is changing
 
The world is changing
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My fucking ideals still can’t come true
 
My fucking ideals still can’t come true
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''Translation by Little Bluegill.''
  
 
[[Category:June Fourth]][[Category:Li Zhi]]
 
[[Category:June Fourth]][[Category:Li Zhi]]

Revision as of 18:26, 3 June 2016

An allegory about the Goddess of Democracy built by pro-democracy protesters in 1989, "Goddess" is on Li Zhi's 2011 album "F."

Goddess

I have a friend, she’s 21

Always wears a white windbreaker

She lives behind a box

A photo hangs there

The people in the photo are inside the box

Each morning, a red diaper rises from a phallus

So she can’t see the people’s faces on the tombstones


This friend of mine,

she says she’s a treasure

Why did Daddy leave her here?

He says he’ll come back

He says he’s waiting

The blue ocean is quiet and distant

She survives on the fresh blood of the past

Waiting’s only brought a makeup-wearing hound


A house sits to the west

The spring brings applause

The shameless adults disgust her

A house sits to the east

The autumn brings laughter

The ignorant children disgust her, too

She’s in the corner, forgotten by the rich

Her clothes dirtied by the flowing colors of time


I have a friend

Sometimes I go see her

She never sees the color of the sky

This photo under the sky

Like the paper I use

I love it, I hate it, I feel sorry for it


Spectacular two-faced world uniting all living things


Another dizzy spell and the blood on the ground will disappear


The world is changing

My fucking ideals still can’t come true


The world is changing

My fucking ideals still can’t come true


Translation by Little Bluegill.