【KTV Help】我是一只小小鸟 wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

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Welcome to our continuing “KTV Help” series, where we [try to] help you learn different staple songs that could make any Chinese crowd erupt in applause…

You can use these posts to practice the songs beforehand, or even open up the article as you’re singing to look at the pinyin, for quick reference in a jam.


Today’s lesson is about the timely ballad “I Am Just A Small Small Bird” because hey, we all just feel like a bird sometimes.

Our favorite version is the original by Chao Chuan 赵传 (趙傳) zhào chuán. Have a listen to the karaoke video at the end.

Heard it before? If not, trust us when we say that when you bust this one out at KTV, almost everyone will join you on the famous chorus.

“Chief” Chao was born in Taiwan in 1961 and rose to prominence in mainland China in the late 1980s largely because of his ugly appearance. That’s correct, we could not make this up if we tried.

This particular song was released in 1990 and if you can find a 30+ year old Chinese person who hasn’t heard this song before, we’ll send you a hongbao.

He’s not that bad looking… 😂

 

我是一只小小鸟

wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

Lyrics 歌词


有时候我觉得自己
yǒu shí hòu wǒ júe dé zì jǐ

像一只小小鸟
xiàng yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞
xiǎng yào fēi

却怎么样也飞不高
què zěn me yàng yě fēi bú gāo

也许有一天我栖上了枝头
yě xǔ yǒu yī tiān wǒ qī shàng liǎo zhī tóu

却成为猎人的目标
què chéng wéi liè rén de mù biāo

我飞上了青天才发现
wǒ fēi shàng liǎo qīng tiān cái fā xiàn

自己从此无依无靠
zì jǐ cóng cǐ wú yī wú kào

每次到了夜深人静的时候
měi cì dào le yè shēn rén jìng de shí hòu

我总是睡不着
wǒ zǒng shì shuì bú zháo

我怀疑是不是只有我的明天
wǒ huái yí shì bú shì zhī yǒu wǒ de míng tiān

没有变得更好
méi yǒu biàn dé gèng hǎo

未来会怎样究竟有谁会知道
wèi lái huì zěn yàng jiū jìng yǒu shuí huì zhī dào

幸福是否只是一种传说
xìng fú shì fǒu zhī shì yī zhǒng chuán shuō

我永远都找不到
wǒ yǒng yuǎn dōu zhǎo bú dào

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo

我寻寻觅觅寻寻觅觅
wǒ xún xún mì mì xún xún mì mì

一个温暖的怀抱
yī gè wēn nuǎn de huái bào

这样的要求算不算太高
zhè yàng de yào qiú suàn bú suàn tài gāo

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo

我寻寻觅觅寻寻觅觅
wǒ xún xún mì mì xún xún mì mì

一个温暖的怀抱
yī gè wēn nuǎn de huái bào

这样的要求算不算太高
zhè yàng de yào qiú suàn bú suàn tài gāo

所有知道我的名字的人啊
suǒ yǒu zhī dào wǒ de míng zì de rén ā

你们好不好
nǐ men hǎo bú hǎo

世界是如此的小
shì jiè shì rú cǐ de xiǎo

我们注定无处可逃
wǒ men zhù dìng wú chù kě táo

当我尝尽人情冷暖
dāng wǒ cháng jìn rén qíng lěng nuǎn

当你决定为了你的理想燃烧
dāng nǐ jué dìng wéi le nǐ de lǐ xiǎng rán shāo

生活的压力与生命的尊严
shēng huó de yā lì yǔ shēng mìng de zūn yán

哪一个重要
nǎ yī gè zhòng yào

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo

我寻寻觅觅寻寻觅觅
wǒ xún xún mì mì xún xún mì mì

一个温暖的怀抱
yī gè wēn nuǎn de huái bào

这样的要求算不算太高
zhè yàng de yào qiú suàn bú suàn tài gāo

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo

我寻寻觅觅寻寻觅觅
wǒ xún xún mì mì xún xún mì mì

一个温暖的怀抱
yī gè wēn nuǎn de huái bào

这样的要求算不算太高
zhè yàng de yào qiú suàn bú suàn tài gāo

这样的要求算不算太高
zhè yàng de yào qiú suàn bú suàn tài gāo

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo

我是一只小小小小鸟
wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

想要飞呀飞却飞也飞不高
xiǎng yào fēi ya fēi què fēi yě fēi bú gāo


 

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