Little Wooden Boat – Yuan Hang

When I was six
You made me a little wooden boat
It was such a small, small boat,
You said it would take me on a long journey
But I didn’t know which direction to choose,
I didn’t want to go by myself.

When I was twelve
You took me on a ship to Shanghai,
The first time I ever saw the sea, so very wide and deep.
I wondered when my boat would depart,
I dreamt it would take me to a place
Where I could sing with joy, laugh with an open heart.

When I was eighteen
You bought me a suitcase; it was a suitcase with wheels.
I went alone, far from home,
Telling you I would find my place,
Telling you not to worry, promising I would not let you down.

I went from North to South, I went from East to West
Bringing my little wooden boat, bringing my suitcase with wheels.
I am still on that road, still searching for that place,
Where I can sing with joy, laugh with an open heart,
Where you will not worry, and you will know I have not let you down.

Hang Yuan, 2013

六歲的時候
你給我做了一艘小船,一艘小小的木船
你说它能帶我去遠航
我不知道哪裡是我的方向, 我更不想一個人去流浪

十二歲的時候
你帶我乘船去旅行,那是我第一次見到大海
它是如此的遼闊,深遠
我不知道何时我可以启航
我梦想着有个地方,在那里我可以开怀大笑,尽情歌唱

十八岁的时候
你给我买了一个旅行箱,一个带轮子的旅行箱
我离开家,一个人去了远方
我告诉你我要找到一个地方,在那里你不会有担忧,不会有失望

我从北走到南, 我从东走到西
带着我的小木船,带着我的行李箱

我还在路上, 努力寻找那个地方

在那里我可以开怀大笑,尽情歌唱
在那里你不会有担忧,不会有失望

远航,2013