Maternal Grandmother

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Maternal Grandmother

Composer: Jay Chou (周杰倫) (周杰伦)
Lyricist: Jay Chou (周杰倫) (周杰伦)

Today is maternal grandmother's birthday
I change into an old style suit
Carrying maternal grandmother driving my cool curio car going for a ride
In the car her favourite is playing
Retrieve the era that belongs to her
Driving towards the port of Da Dao Cheng, take all the past events with maternal grandfather and recall them
Maternal grandmother, the ripples on her face
Beautiful but cannot hide suppression
Lost love, only hope for family love
Make up for response
Adults think that it is considered as respectful before they go out to leave 600 on the table
Working their hardest day till night
Earn money, less caring, what meaning does it have?

Maternal grandmother, her awaiting
Slowly becoming helpless
Adults still don't understand
What she wants is accompanying
And not $600
It is simpler than what you gave
Maternal grandmother, her helplessness
No way to become expectation
Only love can understand
Running in the fresh water river bank
Listening to her favourite
Put warmth back into the pocket

Remember maternal grandmother's birthday last year
Cousin brought maternal grandmother and I to participate in
The awards ceremony she paid attention to most
The result was that I didn't get half an award
Don't know if I should laugh or not
I smirk at the camera
I only think that I am laughable
I feel sad
Yet feeling sad not because I didn't get an award
I'm depressed
I'm depressed because I see maternal grandmother depressed
Adults simply cannot know cousin's well intention
It seems like they can thoroughly deny it if they are happy to
My work
Decision depends on their mood
Want to persist with style, yet they think it's still ok
No surprises, no changes
I've already heard it for 3 years
I tell maternal grandmother
I haven't lost
No need to change
Cousin said not to feel it's a pity
This is only a game
As long as maternal grandmother thinks it's good to listen to
Now that is a kind of encouragement
Maternal grandmother reveals a smile saying she is proud of me
Shallow smile
Then makes me feel even more honour than getting an award