Eunuchs Tend To Have Headaches

Translation/pinyin/lyrics by

Eunuchs Tend To Have Headaches

Composer: Jay Chou (周杰倫) (周杰伦)
Lyricist: Vincent Fang (方文山) (方文山)

OS (Ju Pao):
Hahaha~~this joke of yours
It's hard to laugh
Someone come~take him away and have him executed!
OS (Vincent Fang): Eunuch~eunuch~eunuch~~~

The eunuch tends to have headaches, the eunuch tends to have headaches
He says the silver tael isn't heavy enough, eunuch eunuch eunuch
The eunuch is so corrupt, the eunuch is so corrupt
The funds and provisions for the troops have been exhausted, there are 3000 beauties in the inner palace but yet he can't touch them

Close to the lanterns, these past 10 years of hard studying no one can understand, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
Yet helplessly the cold night winds penetrate the screen tonight
It blows over a few pages of the Biographies of the Assassins, I calmly recite it
Before doing oblique tones you must first understand verses, ditties, odes and songs in order for it all to fit
The 5 script forms of calligraphy are the fundamentals
The flourishing dynasty that passes by changes as fast as it came
The contents of the Legalist School of Philosophy
The calmness of the Daoist School of Thought
The leniency of the Confucian School of Thought
You should understand all of these

I'm a poor scholar, I got in by getting the top score in the palace examination
Yet I'm always out of place and being framed by the eunuch
The people who work for that eunuch are everywhere
The bodyguards in the Imperial Palace are bad, they smashed the sign of the Imperial Court


I've come to the capital to take the exam, from time to time unavoidably I shake my head in joy while learning
The East's zither, Go, calligraphy and painting have more appeal than the West's
Playing the lute and the guzheng, it's important to put effort in for my tone
I want to thank the folks back home and the elders again
For providing me with funds for food and enough for extra dumplings
Lao Zi I read Lao Zi, Lao Tzu leaves and can be free, I say the Tao can be told
You say it is not the eternal Tao, I say the wind is moaning, you say you know

I'm a poor scholar, I reason and know right from wrong
I'm like dust in the imperial palace, no one cares about me but someone loves me
I'm not scared of being one with authority, fiercely sending memorials to the emperor
That eunuch stands up, he is nearly blowing up with anger

Eunuch, eunuch, he's not reasonable
The people are singing praises, he steps off stage and bows (bows)