Friday, February 02, 2007

Lulu Dedicates This To All Malaysians

who don't "lease" private luxury jets for own travel be it business or pleasure whilst telling the masses to be more prudent.
People like them

The title of the song, 半斤八兩 (translated "half a catty is 8 taels"] refers to two different presentations of the same thing

半斤八兩 - Sam Hui

我呢班打工仔,
Working folks like us
通街走糴直頭係壞腸胃, 
Getting sick, running ourselves ragged
搵個些少到月底點夠洗(奀過鬼), 
Making peanuts, but always broke (less than nothing)
確係認真濕滯。
Always ending up in hot water

最弊波士郁發威(癲過雞), 
Worse of all, the boss is breathing down our necks (crazier than a chicken)
一味係處係唔係亂吠, 
Barking at us without cause, yap yap yap
嗡親加薪塊面拿起惡睇(扭下計),
Always pulling a long face (throwing tantrum)
你就認真開胃。
A raise? No way

(半斤八兩)做到隻積咁樣, 
Half catty, Eight Taels, working like mad
(半斤八兩)濕水炮仗點會, 
Half catty, Eight Taels, a wet firework will not flare
(半斤八兩)夠薑鎗走去搶。
Half catty, Eight Taels, if you have enough guts, go and rob
出半斤力,想話番足八兩, 
Put in half catty of work, can’t get back eight tael of wages
家陣惡搵食,邊有半斤八兩咁理想(吹漲)。
Times are hard to cari makan, things just aren’t that way

我呢班打工仔,
Working folks like us
一生一世為錢幣做奴隸, 
Slaving for peanuts whole life through
種辛苦折墮講出嚇鬼(死俾你睇),
Look at the state we are in (it’s killing us)
咪話冇乜所謂。
Don’t say it’s nothing

(半斤八兩)就算有福都冇你享, 
(Half catty, Eight Taels) Even if the money comes, you ain’t got a share
(半斤八兩)重慘過滾水淥豬腸, 
(Half catty, Eight Taels) It’s so bad, all we get is noodles boiled in water
(半斤八兩)雞碎咁多都要啄。
(Half catty, Eight Taels) Even the crumbs we chase after
出半斤力,想話番足八兩, 
Put in half catty of work, can’t get back eight tael of wages
家陣惡搵食,邊有半斤八兩咁理想(吹漲)。
Times are hard to cari makan, things just aren’t that way

i wanted to post the video here, but dunno what's wrong with youtube (or maybe it's me), it's perpetually "fetching your blog information ... please wait) . i'll post it up later if i can get it work.
the link is here. click it, and enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7-R1iM0Hv4

1 comment:

freelunch2020 said...

hahahhahahahahahhahha...:D