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SHIN (信)- 长生咒 ~ lyrics + English Translation

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长生咒

长生咒 不老方 一面墙 两面光
酒肉臭 马屁香 你糟糕 我遭殃
梦未醒 夜未央 听天命 开天窗
天慌慌 地慌慌 穷算命 富烧香

放!
没钱就闭嘴 有钱快去烧香
要钱就卖命 要命别耍花腔
要耳根清静 先把电视关上
要多活几年 不要打开冰箱
没事多喝水 有事不要乱讲
觉多睡一点 脑袋不要乱想
有菩萨心肠 就让菩萨先过江
能四大皆空 地狱也像是天堂

黑白一模一样 是非一模一样 善恶一模一样
天无边 地无尽 人无常

见水不是水 见山依然是山
做事很容易 做人并不简单
自扫门前雪 莫管他人瓦上霜
能六根清净 管他世事多无常

黑白一模一样 是非一模一样 善恶一模一样
天无边 地无尽 人无常
黑白一模一样 是非一模一样 善恶一模一样
天无边 地无尽 人无常
真假一模一样 爱恨一模一样 悲欢一模一样
笑一场 哭一场 梦一场
真假一模一样 爱恨一模一样 悲欢一模一样
笑一场 哭一场 梦一场
笑一场 哭一场 梦一场
笑一场 哭一场 梦一场


English #1 – Mantra of Longevity

Mantra of Longevity, for not getting old: a wall1 smooth on both sides2,
Wine and food are stinky3, horse’s backside is fragrant4, you’re in trouble, I’m in distress,
Still not awaken from a dream, the night is still young, listen to the Heaven’s will5, open the Heaven’s window6,
Heaven is anxious, Earth is anxious, the poor do fortune telling, the rich burn incense for the gods.

Let’s go!
If you don’t have money then shut your mouth, if you do have some then go burn some incense,
If you want money then work without sparing your own life, if you wanna take someone’s life then spare your nonsense.
If you wanna have peaceful ears, first of all you should turn off your TV,
If you wanna live a few years longer, do not open your fridge.
If you have nothing to do then drink more water7, if you have something to do then stop talking bullshit,
Sleep a little bit more so that your head wouldn’t be so full of anxiety.
If you’re kindhearted like a bodhisattva8 then let the bodhisattva cross the river first9,
If you can understand that all four elements are void10 then the Hell itself will be like Paradise to you.

Black, white – it’s all the same, right, wrong – it’s all the same, good, bad – it’s all the same,
Heaven is boundless, Earth is limitless, people are inconstant.

Seeing water not as water, seeing mountain once again as a mountain11,
Doing things is simple, behaving properly12 isn’t simple at all.
Sweep the snow from your own door step, don’t worry about the frost on your neighbor’s roof13,
If you can keep your six roots of sensations clean14 than who cares how fickle this world is.

Black, white – it’s all the same, right, wrong – it’s all the same, good, bad – it’s all the same,
Heaven is boundless, Earth is limitless, people are inconstant.
Black, white – it’s all the same, right, wrong – it’s all the same, good, bad – it’s all the same,
Heaven is boundless, Earth is limitless, people are inconstant.
True, false – it’s all the same, love, hate – it’s all the same, sadness, joy – it’s all the same,
Laugh a little, cry a little, dream a little.
True, false – it’s all the same, love, hate – it’s all the same, sadness, joy – it’s all the same,
Laugh a little, cry a little, dream a little.
Laugh a little, cry a little, dream a little.
Laugh a little, cry a little, dream a little.

1.面墙 can also mean “narrow-minded”
2.Can also mean “trying to please both sides”
3.From Du Fu’s poem “Five hundred words”, the whole line (朱門酒肉臭,路有凍死骨) means that in rich houses there are so many food and wine that it all gets rotten while on the outside there people starving to death
4.”Horse’s backside” (馬屁) can also mean “flattery”, “adulation”
5.Can also mean “to submit to the will of Heaven”
6.Can also mean “to leave something undone until the deadline” or “to intentionally leave a section blank in a newspaper to protest against censorship”
7.”Drink more water” is a common Chinese expression, sometimes ironically used as an advice for all occasions
8.In Buddhism, bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment
9.This line refers to a proverb “A clay bodhisattva crossing the river can’t even save oneself.” (泥菩薩過河(自身難保)) which is used to describe someone who is in a situation where they are not even able to save oneself from peril
10.四大皆空 (all the four big are empty) is a Buddhist expression, “the four big” can either mean “the four elements” (earth, water, air, fire) or “the four directions” (North, South, West, East)
11.This line refers to a famous saying by a Zen master Qingyuan Weixin: “Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and waters are not waters. But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest. For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains, and waters once again as waters.”
12.Literally “doing a person”
13.A Chinese proverb meaning “mind your own business”
14.Six roots of sensations (六根) is a Buddhist expression referring to eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. “Six roots of sensations are clean” means that one is free from human desires and passions

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Shin is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter and actor. He is known as the former lead singer of the rock band Shin and a Golden Melody Awards nominee for Best Mandarin Male Singer. Shin had been singing in pubs for around ten years before becoming a singer. Wikipedia

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