Our musical selection for KTV Wednesday today is "The Meaning of Travel" by Taiwanese singer Chen Qizhen, known to her fans as Cheer Chen. Born in Taipei on June 6, 1975, Chen is a popular if low key singer-songwriter. This selection is from her 2004 album EP:
If you click through to the text section and read our annotated lyrics for this song, you will be hit on line three - as we were - with a metaphor that is so profoundly illogical it is impossible to translate. You may be tempted at this point to abandon mandarin and pick up German. We suggest resisting the urge, because the rest of the song isn't that bad. Also note that our embedded video is streaming courtesy of Youtube. If you're in China and are having trouble getting it to load, check out this version on Youku.