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"The Square" is from Li Zhi's 2005 album "Mr. Van Gogh."

Square

Where are you riding your scooter to?

You’re gliding in happy circles

They watch you and wish you the best

I used to have a face like yours


Now this square is my grave

This song will be your dirge

You’ll be taught to be a bad guy

A heartless, lazy dick   

Please don’t trust his love

Dawn still hasn’t come

Please don’t believe he cares

His pistol’s pointed at your chest   

Now this square is my grave

This song will be your dirge

You’ll be taught to be a bad guy

A heartless, lazy animal


La la la...


[Spoken]

Yesterday was like a dream

Flew by like a shooting star

I forgot about him

I forgot what those two hands did

I’ll never be so cocky again

I’ll never love you like that again

Suddenly, one day, I woke up

Outside, I saw a white cloud

A low-slung train flew by

And a leaf fell

I feel everything growing up

Everything growing old

Everything, just like you

Everything, just like me

Everything is just a dream

Those times are gone forever


Kill him

Stab him again

Fire

Killed him

Finished him

I still don’t believe it

Still don’t believe it

Killed him


I forgot about his hands


Translation by Anne Henochowicz.