13 Nov 2008

The Voice of Wild Berries--Theme music for the students with Lyrics in Mandarin and English


野草莓運動ㄧ野莓之聲 from freshfoliage on Vimeo.

Translation for the subtitles in the video: http://vimeo.com/2205674 (slide number)

(1) The Wild Strawberries Movement;

a group of students with different political views

joined together without prior planning

fighting for a common cause…

(2) we hope to serve as a reminding voice

that the current administration should protect

the invaluable yet often fragile peace and human rights

(3) The Voice of the Wild Strawberries

music & lyrics/ nelleven video/freshfoliage

photos/Andytn/sun_line/freshfoliage/wwaahhaa/hankblue/Nienyi Ho/kaizan/mutolisp

(4) on November 5th, we saw reluctant overworked police during the Grand Formosa Regent Hotel and Sunrise Records incidents

(5) but we also witnessed inappropriate and excessive law enforcement tactics…

(6) on November 6th, we sat peacefully outside of the Executive Yuan building

hoping to show bipartisanship

(7) by wearing all black

we simply hoped for peace

(8) we recognize the difficulty in maintaining public safety but also deeply care for the welfare of our fellow citizens

so we hope to challenge the constitutionality of some of our laws

(9) and appeal to the President and related officials to take responsibility

(10) we hope to use our strength

(11) and let our voices be heard

(12) I was not wrapped in cotton wool

(13) so please save the insincere compassion

(14) I could never understand your hypocrisy

(15) and will always remain true to myself

(16) we have dreams and ideals

(17) we have a few things to say

(18) after you have betrayed yourselves

(19) please do not also sell us out

(20) we have dreams and ideals

(21) we have a few things to say

(22) as you broke all your promises

(23) we chose to rise and join this sit-in

(24) silence does not represent acquiescence

(25) nor does peace indicate acceptance

(26) your arrogance has once again burned us

(27) and this time we will no longer remain silent

(28) we have dreams and ideals

(29) we have a few things to say

(30) after you have betrayed yourselves

(31) please do not also sell us out

(32) we have dreams and ideals

(33) we have a few things to say

(34) as you broke all your promises

(35) we chose to rise and join this sit-in

(36) (protest against police brutality, protect our liberty and human rights)

(37) we are not leaving Liberty Square

with the modest hope that our voices will be heard

(38) please visit our website and check out our statement

(39) if you agree with us

please come and sit with us peacefully

(40) The Wild Strawberries Movement


(41)

http://action1106.blogspot.com

http://taiwanstudentmovement2008.blogspot.com/


歌詞

我已經睜開眼了 撐過甦醒的疼痛
我伸開雙手迎接四方的風 抖落刺骨的操縱
我不是溫室花朵 你也不用假裝溫柔
我學不會你們虛偽的臉孔 只會真實面對自我

*我們有屬於我們的夢 我們有我們的話想說
在你背叛了自己以後 不要連我們一起出售
我們有屬於我們的夢 我們有我們的話想說
在你背棄了信念以後 灰燼裡我們選擇出走*

安靜不代表認同 和平不代表承受
你的傲慢再一次燙傷了我
這一次我不會沉默


Lyrics:

I have opened my eyes

and have withstood the aches of awakening

I opened up my arms to feel the breeze coming from all directions

and shook off the stinging pains of your control


I was not wrapped in cotton wool

so please save the insincere compassion

I could never understand your hypocrisy

and will always remain true to myself


(refrain)

* we have dreams and ideals

we have a few things to say

after you have betrayed yourselves

please do not also sell us out

we have dreams and ideals

we have a few things to say

as you broke all your promises

we chose to rise and join this sit-in*


silence does not represent acquiescence

nor does peace indicate acceptance

your arrogance has once again burned us

and this time we will no longer remain silent

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I support!

Anonymous said...

you are all morons. how the hell does it infringe on human rights? you argument makes no sense at all.

Anonymous said...

before you accuse someone of being moronic, perhaps you'd like to point out the alleged irrationality of the "arguments." two fundamental rights - freedom of speech and freedom of assembly - were clearly violated during the Chinese envoy visit. That is, of course, you consider a nation prohibiting its citizens to carry the national flag or its businesses to play music as a free country.

chibica said...

"you are all morons. how the hell does it infringe on human rights? you argument makes no sense at all."

You're right about "government" at a point, foo. Our current ruler of gov has no sense....at all.

pomo said...

"I am against all forms of violence, be that physical violence or structural violence. And I demand all sorts of freedom, and that includes freedom of speech and freedom from fear. The only way to conquer the embrace of violence is to believe in absolute freedom."

「我反對各種形式的暴力,不管是肢體暴力或結構型暴力。我要求各種自由,包括言論自由和免於恐懼之自由。克服迷戀暴力的唯一方法是堅信絕對自由。」

You may help us spread the message by forwarding the following video that has English subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNvwGYORiA4

Thanks.