Don't say whether I look good or bad.
Don't ask whether if I am old or young.
Don't worry about why my name is *Lu Gouqiao.
Don't blame me for telling you I know nothing.
I've heard enough of people laughing and crying.
I've had enough of carriages, sedans, cars, and cannons.
Just let me hear the sound of rivers flowing and birds singing.
Just let me have a nice comfortable sleep.

Carriages, sedans, cars, and cannons.
Yelling, shouting, laughing, and crying.

Don't keep at me with your constant chattering.
Just pick up your legs and keep moving.
Go west and it's a deep silence.
Go east and it's a boisterous cacophony.
Everybody stop all this noise!
You've got to realize how tormented I am.
The truth is that I'm really annoyed.
Because I haven't had a good sleep in such a long time.

* Lu Gouqiao refers to The Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7, 1937 when the Japanese Imperial
Army claimed the abduction of a Japanese national as pretense for the invasion of Beijing and then China.

music and lyrics: Cui Jian
translation: kemaxiu

Cui Jian: vocals, guitar
Eddie Randriamampionona: lead guitar
Liu Yuan: suona (Chinese oboe)
Kassai Balazs: bass
Zhang Yongguang: drums
Zhuang Biao: keyboards