A song of heroes, 曹操 Cao Cao JJ Lin 林俊杰 Lin Jun Jie: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes about hero, and Hero by Mariah Carey

曹操
Cao Cao
JJ Lin
林俊杰
Lin Jun Jie

不是英雄不读三国
Bu2 shi4 ying1 xiong2 bu4 du2 san1 guo2
(If one) is not a hero, then he or she won’t read about the Three Kingdoms.

若是英雄怎么能不懂寂寞
ruo4 shi4 ying1 xiong2, zhen3 me5 bu4 dong3 ji2 mo4
If (one) is a hero, then how can he or she doesn’t understand loneliness?
(This line means that a true hero will surely understand what loneliness is.)

独自走下长板坡,月光太温柔
du2 zhi4 zou3 xia4 chang2 ban3 bo1, yue4 guang1 tai4 wen1 rou2
Alone (he) walked down the Long Plank Slope; the moonlight was so very gentle.
(The Long Plank Slope is a famous battlefield of Thee Kingdoms period. In the Battle of Long Plank Slope, Cao cao defeated his enemy, 劉备 Liu Bei (220-280). Liu Bei, style name 玄德 Xuande, was a warlord in the late Han Dynasty who founded the state of 蜀汉 Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler.)

曹操不罗嗦,一心要那荆州
Cao2 cao1 bu4 luo1 suo1, yi4 xin1 yao4 na2 jing1 zhou1
Cao Cao was not a wordy person. All he wanted is to acquire the Prefecture of Jing.
(一心 means wholeheartedly. Jing zhou was one prefecture of Liu Bei.)

用阴谋 阳谋 明说 暗夺的摸
yong4 ying1 mou2, yang2 mou2, an4 duo2 de5 mo1
(He) used conspiracy, overt tactics, openly talks, and secretly seizure.

东汉末年分三国,烽火连天不休
dong1 han4 mo4 nian2 fen1 san1 guo2, feng1 hou3 lian2 tian1 bu4 xiu1
In its ending years, the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD) was split into three kingdoms; the flames of beacon fire reached to the sky and burned ceaselessly.

儿女情长被乱世左右,有谁来煮酒
er2 nu3 qing2 chang2 bei4 luan4 shi4 zuo3 you4, you3 shui2 lai2 zhu3 jiu3
Affectionate love between girls and boys was influenced by the chaotic world, and who will cook some wine (for me)?

尔虞我诈是三国,说不清对与错
er3 yu2 wo3 zha4 shi4 san1 guo2, shuo1 bu4 qing1 dui4 yu3 cuo4
Mutual deception is the Three Kingdoms, and it is hard to clearly declare who was right or who was wrong.
(lit.尔虞我诈 means you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost)

纷纷扰扰千百年以后,一切又从头
fen1 fen1 rao3 rao3 qian1 bai3 nian2 yi3 hou4, yi2 qie4 you4 cong2 tou2
(The Three Kingdoms had so much) chaos and disturbance, (however,) after thousands and hundreds years, everything will start all over again.

O……

不是英雄不读三国
Bu2 shi4 ying1 xiong2 bu4 du2 san1 guo2
(If one) is not a hero, then he or she won’t read about the Three Kingdoms.

若是英雄怎么能不懂寂寞
ruo4 shi4 ying1 xiong2, zhen3 me5 bu4 dong3 ji2 mo4
If (one) is a hero, then how can he or she doesn’t understand loneliness?
(This line means that a true hero will surely understand what loneliness is.)

独自走下长板坡,月光太温柔
du2 zhi4 zou3 xia4 chang2 ban3 bo1, yue4 guang1 tai4 wen1 rou2
Alone (he) walked down the Long Plank Slope; the moonlight was so very gentle.
(The Long Plank Slope is a famous battlefield of Thee Kingdoms period. In the Battle of Long Plank Slope, Cao cao defeated his enemy, 劉备 Liu Bei (220-280). Liu Bei, style name 玄德 Xuande, was a warlord in the late Han Dynasty who founded the state of 蜀汉 Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler.)

曹操不罗嗦,一心要那荆州
Cao2 cao1 bu4 luo1 suo1, yi4 xin1 yao4 na2 jing1 zhou1
Cao Cao was not a wordy person. All he wanted is to acquire the Prefecture of Jing.
(一心 means wholeheartedly. Jing zhou was one prefecture of Liu Bei.)

用阴谋 阳谋 明说 暗夺的摸
yong4 ying1 mou2, yang2 mou2, an4 duo2 de5 mo1
(He) used conspiracy, overt tactics, openly talks, and secretly seizure.

东汉末年分三国,烽火连天不休
dong1 han4 mo4 nian2 fen1 san1 guo2, feng1 hou3 lian2 tian1 bu4 xiu1
In its ending years, the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD) was split into three kingdoms; the flames of beacon fire reached to the sky and burned ceaselessly.

儿女情长被乱世左右,有谁来煮酒
er2 nu3 qing2 chang2 bei4 luan4 shi4 zuo3 you4, you3 shui2 lai2 zhu3 jiu3
Affectionate love between girls and boys was influenced by the chaotic world, and who will cook some wine (for me)?

尔虞我诈是三国,说不清对与错
er3 yu2 wo3 zha4 shi4 san1 guo2, shuo1 bu4 qing1 dui4 yu3 cuo4
Mutual deception is the Three Kingdoms, and it is hard to clearly declare who was right or who was wrong.
(lit.尔虞我诈 means you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost)

纷纷扰扰千百年以后,一切又从头
fen1 fen1 rao3 rao3 qian1 bai3 nian2 yi3 hou4, yi2 qie4 you4 cong2 tou2
(The Three Kingdoms had so much) chaos and disturbance, (however,) after thousands and hundreds years, everything will start all over again.

O…

独自走下长板坡,月光太温柔
du2 zhi4 zou3 xia4 chang2 ban3 bo1, yue4 guang1 tai4 wen1 rou2
Alone (he) walked down the Long Plank Slope; the moonlight was so very gentle.
(The Long Plank Slope is a famous battlefield of Thee Kingdoms period. In the Battle of Long Plank Slope, Cao cao defeated his enemy, 劉备 Liu Bei (220-280). Liu Bei, style name 玄德 Xuande, was a warlord in the late Han Dynasty who founded the state of 蜀汉 Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler.)

曹操不罗嗦,一心要那荆州
Cao2 cao1 bu4 luo1 suo1, yi4 xin1 yao4 na2 jing1 zhou1
Cao Cao was not a wordy person. All he wanted is to acquire the Prefecture of Jing.
(一心 means wholeheartedly. Jing zhou was one prefecture of Liu Bei.)

用阴谋 阳谋 明说 暗夺的摸
yong4 ying1 mou2, yang2 mou2, an4 duo2 de5 mo1
(He) used conspiracy, overt tactics, openly talks, and secretly seizure.

东汉末年分三国,烽火连天不休
dong1 han4 mo4 nian2 fen1 san1 guo2, feng1 hou3 lian2 tian1 bu4 xiu1
In its ending years, the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD) was split into three kingdoms; the flames of beacon fire reached to the sky and burned ceaselessly.

儿女情长被乱世左右,有谁来煮酒
er2 nu3 qing2 chang2 bei4 luan4 shi4 zuo3 you4, you3 shui2 lai2 zhu3 jiu3
Affectionate love between girls and boys was influenced by the chaotic world, and who will cook some wine (for me)?

尔虞我诈是三国,说不清对与错
er3 yu2 wo3 zha4 shi4 san1 guo2, shuo1 bu4 qing1 dui4 yu3 cuo4
Mutual deception is the Three Kingdoms, and it is hard to clearly declare who was right or who was wrong.
(lit.尔虞我诈 means you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost)

纷纷扰扰千百年以后,一切又从头
fen1 fen1 rao3 rao3 qian1 bai3 nian2 yi3 hou4, yi2 qie4 you4 cong2 tou2
(The Three Kingdoms had so much) chaos and disturbance, (however,) after thousands and hundreds years, everything will start all over again.

O…

Translated by Shu

For the information about the hero of Chaos, Cao Cao, see his background info, quotes and his most famous poem Duan ge xing 短歌行 Short Song Style at
http://www.chinesetolearn.com/?p=6137

Quotes about hero, heroes:
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”
― Brodi Ashton, Everneath

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ”
― Fred Rogers

“In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.”
― Czesław Miłosz

“No, what he didn’t like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

“There are no heroes…in life, the monsters win.”
― George R.R. Martin

“But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

These great quotes come from:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/heroes

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