Foreigner

English Translation (although no English version exists)

chorus:
i am not just a foreigner
i am not just a foreigner
i am not that strange
just a person

i am not an animal in the zoo
you can’t just take my picture
not unless you pay me first, each shot 100RMB
here’s another good idea: go away!

(chorus)

i go into a restaurant, i want to order
i’m starving “waitress, please come quick!”
she comes to the table and laughingly asks me, “you know how to use chopsticks?”
“please bring my food quickly!”  I’m so uncomfortable!

(chorus)

foreigners are not just one kind of person
we come to Beijing from every corner of the world
we all know how to speak a bit of Chinese, we are all used to Chinese food
some of us even have Chinese spouses, we are not that strange!

(rap: by Niu Mu)

(chorus)

i am not an animal in the zoo…

(chorus)复歌:
我不只是一个老外
我不只是一个老外
我不是那么奇怪
只是一个人

我不是一个动物在一个动物园
你不能总拍我的照片
除非你先付钱,一张一百快
还有一个好注意:走开!
(复歌)

 

我进了一个饭店,我想点菜
饿死我了,“服务员,请你快来,快来!”
她来桌子笑着问我:“你也会用筷子吗?”
“请你快上菜!”我太不自在!
(复歌)

 

外国人不都是一种类型
我们从世界每一个地方来到北京
我们都会说一点中文
都习惯了中国菜
有些也有中国的爱人
我们不是那么奇怪!
(说唱:牛牧)
(复歌)

 

我不是一个动物在一个动物园。。。
(复歌)

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