MoShang – Chinese Chill
Journal of a sound jeweler.

Jui-Chuan Chang – The Hope Is Here (Freedom Mix)

The Freedom Mix of Jui-chuan Chang’s track The Hope Is Here (off his Genesis album) is finally done. You can have a listen to it in the MoShang Radio player and it will soon be available on the Podsafe Radio Network for podcasters to play.

If I spent somewhat longer than usual brooding on this one, it was because I wanted to do justice to Jui-chuan’s powerful anthem. Here is Jui-chuan’s own translation of the lyrics:

THE HOPE IS HERE

They say there’s a gulf between us

’Cause we fight and badmouth each other

Born and grew up on the same land

Without you, I can’t fly

No more yelling, no more name-calling

Let’s sit together. Let’s sing and drink

Only when you’re here with me

Freedom will blossom like the spring

 

Feeling so good, standing here

It’s our voice that they will hear

On this land there’s no passer-by

’Cause as one we unite

 

(Chorus)

Come here

No longer separate

Truly free on this ocean with no shores to be seen

Come here

It’s a colorful world

Let me sing you this song ’cause the hope is here

 

They say we daydream too much

We’d surrender as soon as we get scared

Ancestors’ blood and sweat drop into soil

Protect democracy and let it soar

You worship the Buddha, I believe in Jesus

We’re actually on the same path

Only when you’re here with me

Mercy will be blowing in the wind

 

Feeling so good, standing here

It’s our voice that they will hear

On this island there’s no passer-by

’Cause as one we unite

 

(Chorus)

Come here

No longer separate

Truly free on this ocean with no shores to be seen

Come here

It’s a colorful world

Let me sing you this song ’cause the hope is here

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2 Responses to “Jui-Chuan Chang – The Hope Is Here (Freedom Mix)”

  1. This is some mighty sh*t! People should listen to this thing, both lyrically and musically well-written. Highly recommended!

  2. […] some remixes are harder to do than other; or at least take me longer. My last remix for Jui-chuan took upwards of three weeks to complete, as did this one – my second for Kou Chou Ching. Actually, […]


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