Our selection this week is a cover of the famous Wang Fei
song of the same name. If you've spent any time in China we're sure you've heard the original version. But you may not have run into this cover yet, as recorded by Khalil Fong, an up-and-coming Chinese-American singer who is beginning to make waves in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
"No-one knows what Wang Fei was really writing about," Echo tried to explain to us. "It's about loneliness and pain, and wanting to be with someone who doesn't want you." There was silence as the room digested this. "I don't know what the bit about red bean stew is about, although red beans are symbols for missing someone in China," she added, "so it's suggestive even if it doesn't make sense literally."
As with all of our songs on KTV Wednesday, if you have any trouble understanding the lyrics just click through to our text page. There, you can consult our manually edited word-by-word popups and consult our line-by-line translations of the original Chinese. And if you enjoy this song, be sure to check out the other songs we have from Wang Fei as part of our KTV Wednesday series. A version of the song is also available on Youtube