VERSE 1
Yeah, yeah I’m up at Beida, now I’m down in Guomao
I started as a student, but I run the show now.
I’m the nouveau expat, livin’ in the CBD,
Ridin’ on my dianpingche, everybody stares at me.
It ain’t because I’m laowai, probably cause I’m handsome,
Yeah I’m the only pimp wearin’ seer-sucker pants, and,
Did my share of modeling, acted with Ge You.
I’m droppin’ mad tracks I be hotter than Jay Chou.
I’m cruisin’ down to Houhai, people drivin’ slow I
Can’t believe the traffic or the awful drivin’, so I
Hop onto the subway, the smell it ain’t so lovely,
But at just 2 kuai I don’t mind gettin’ cuddly.
I say what up to Jintao, Hu defines the in crowd,
But don’t forget Jiabao, Wen he goin’ change his hairstyle?
My boys be chillin’, over there in Zhongnanhai,
When I get the invite, then I’ll know that I’ve arrived in…

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In Beijing, commie jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can do, now you’re in Beijing.
Taiqi will make you feel brand new;
The sights will inspire you, let’s hear it for Beijing, Beijing, Beijing.

VERSE 2
Y’all can catch me wid my boys at Gongti at a Guo’an game
I made the Guo’an shirt more famous than the Guo’an can.
Yeah I watch the Dragons, I’m courtside at the Ducks
Even though the halftime dancing show really sucks.
But that ain’t important, that ain’t why I came here.
I came for the history, like the Tiananmen Square.
Forbidden City, the hutongs always gritty,
Tiantan is hoppin’, dancin’ like P. Diddy.
15 million people, half the dudes is naked,
Pullin’ up their shirts cause the summers they can’t take it.
Long fingernail, pinky on the right hand,
Cause the left won’t pick your ear as well as your right one can
Babies on the prowl, defecating on the pavement
I just wanna scowl, sayin’, “Son, why don’t you save it?”
But that’s the way it is, that’s how we do it here,
If y’all don’t like it, you’re welcome to steer clear of, yeah, yeah!

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VERSE 3
The migrants they come here, kids they are shunned here,
Can’t get a hukou, so outta pocket health care,
No fear, they leave their kids for the year,
Grandparents take care, no one sheds a tear.
Gaokao it’s over, the pressure done abated,
So off to the university, to get edumacated.
But he becomes jaded, after he’s graduated,
Cause he can’t find a job that’s well compensated.
So he hops on weibo, he surfs kaixin wang
Then he gets on Baidu, to download my song.
Head to Dongdan, hoop it up, forget your problems
A plate of hot jiaozi on the corner might solve them.
We come here with dreams, then reality hits us,
Bendi, waidi, laowai drifters,
But we love the energy, that’s why this city’s great,
So we all work late to “protect the Eight” (保八) in, in…

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BRIDGE
One hand in the air for the old city.
Gugong, Bird’s Nest all looking pretty.
No place in the world that can compare,
Fly your kites in the air,
Everybody say yeah, yeah…

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