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Learn Chinese Through Songs #5 – I Believe

I Believe (我相信) by Yang Pei’an / Roger Yang (杨培安)

This song is a really uplifting pop rock classic from Taiwan. I discovered it a couple of years ago, and to me the singer sounds a little bit like a Chinese version of the lead singer from Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger – with the same incredible vocal range and energy. This song is going to be really difficult to sing, unless you’re really good, so just follow along with the lyrics and enjoy!

The characters in the video are traditional Chinese characters, and the simplified Chinese characters, pinyin pronunciation guide and English translation are below.

xiǎng fēi shàng tiān
想 飞 上天
I want to fly into the sky

hé tàiyang jiānbìngjiān
和 太阳 肩并肩
Shoulder to shoulder with the sun

shìjiè děngzhe wǒ qù gǎibiàn
世界 等着我去 改变
The world is waiting for me to change

xiǎng zuò de mèng
想做的梦
The dream that I want to have

cóng bù pà bié ren kàn jiàn
从不 怕 别人 看见
I’m not afraid of anybody seeing

zài zhèlǐ néng shí xiàn
在 这里 我 都 能 实现
I can do anything here

dà shēng huānxiào ràng nǐ wǒ jiān bìng jiān
大声 欢笑 让 你我 肩并肩
Laughing loudly together puts us shoulder to shoulder

hé chù bùnéng huānlè wúxiàn
何处 不能 欢乐 无限
We can be endlessly happy anyway

pāokāi fánnǎo
抛开 烦恼
Get rid of your worry

yǒnggǎn de dà bùxiàng qián
勇敢 的 大步向前
Step forward bravely

wǒ jiù zhàn zài wǔtái zhōngjiān
我 就 站 在 舞台 中间
I am standing centre stage

wǒ xiāngxìn wǒ jiù shì wǒ
我 相信 我 就是 我
I believe I am who I am

wǒ xiāngxìn míng tiān
我 相信 明天
I believe in tomorrow

wǒ xiāngxìn qīngchūn méiyǒu dìpíngxiàn
我 相信 青春 没有 地平线
I believe that youth has no horizon

zài rìluò de hǎibiān
在 日落 的 海边
By the sea at sunset

zài rènao de dàjiē
在 热闹 的 大街
In the crowded street

dōu shì wǒ xīn zhōng zuì měi de lèyuán
都 是 我 心中 最 美的 乐园
These are all my most beautiful playgrounds

wǒ xiāngxìn zì yóu zì zài
我 相信 自由自在
I believe in being carefree

wǒ xiāngxìn xīwàng
我 相信 希望
I believe in hope

xiāngxìn shēnshǒu jiù néng pèng dào tiān
相信 伸手 就 能 碰到 天
I believe I can touch the heavens when I stretch out my hand

nǐ zài wǒ shēnbiān
有 你 在 我 身边
With you by my side

ràng shēnghuó gèng xīnxiān
让 生活 更 新鲜
I am given new life

měi yī kè dōu jīngcǎi wànfēn
每 一 刻 都 精 采 万分
And every moment is so exciting

I do believe.