The clown face drawn on the mask is not a tiger.
Always smiling, the angle of the lips never changing.
Always wishing everyone to be happy as his birthday wishes.
But the concerned greetings and hugs always feel like negative 10 degrees
He’s full of vagueness and his expressions change habitually
His expressions are only skin deep at any way
He’s full of mystery and he performs habitually
Turning the illusionary truth into disarray
Under the clown mask you are happier then everybody
But you can’t hide, the redness around your eyes
The clown mask shows an expression of innocence
Hypnotizing you to sleep in a boundless dream
Who can see my real face?
The pain of not tearing, smiling yet not really
Who can see my real face?
Do a magic trick and take the mask off
Whose duty is it to maintain world peace?
In actuality everyone is scared that their naked opinions will lead to lawsuit
Who can hear the murmuring under the mask?
It’s very tiring to live under a smile that’s only skin deep
Ignoring the calls of your rivals
Heartlessly protecting ourselves
The more cold-heartedly I live
The more addictive the loneliness becomes
The different layers of skins under the mask
All hope to feel some warmth
The more you run away from happiness, the distance grows
I can not catch up, yet others find my situation envious.
Clown Mask is one of the songs listed in Han Geng’s 2nd album. Out of the five songs which have been released, this is the one that appealed to me the most. The lyrics are so appropriate and I can relate to it so well. People in this age and era, tend to hide their true self behind a smile.. This music video is so original that I wished for it to win some kind of award like “Best Music Video” or whatever..
There may be some people out there who are negative about this because they may be affected by the meaning of Clown Mask. They reacted negatively because it hits the very core of their existence and maybe that’s the way they can express themselves.
Some may not like his concept in this 2nd album because they may find it too personal. They may think that Han Geng is still too fresh to take on the world with his personal stand on society. Some would like to see him take the ordinary route and be safe. Knowing Han Geng, he won’t take the safe path. He always like to take risks and he is adventurous too.. He likes extreme sports and live life fully with no regrets.
To those who are antagonists, I would like to say this ” If you don’t eat chilli, you don’t know it’s spiciness”
Please do not say that this song is an insinuation of his time in Korea. This song is what Han Geng feels and can only be expressed in a song.
Since his return from Korea, he has been “lost” in his direction and place in the Chinese entertainment circle. He can’t find a place to fit in. He didn’t want to live on his past glories. He wanted to start out afresh, just like his 1st album GengXin – Geng’s Heart. Whatever glory, success that he has gained in the past, he wants to wipe it off…he is starting his career in China as HAN GENG . That’s the identity he wants people to know, and yet he is beleaguered with anti sentiments and abusive language..! We do not really feel or know of his struggles but we can see his moods in the posts he made in his wei-bo.
It is only from these songs that I fully realised the extent of his sadness and hurt. If he can release his feelings in these songs, then it is safe to say that he was truly hurt and betrayed by those he deems as friends..! Being betrayed by people whom you believed to be your friends really hurts down to the core.!!
I hope that with this 2nd album which contains his hurts and frustrations be finally put to rest his inner turmoils and start to soar fully in the next album. I would like to look at this album as a therapy for him..a healing process to better look at his goals and aspirations for the future. It is like a final goodbye to all the strings that are still attached to him..in other words to bury the past and make a clean cut..!
From some feedback which I received from GengFans in China, this MV is making the waves in the music radio and tv stations. There were a lot of praises from those people and they admire his courage and boldness. Admire because Han Geng spoke exactly what they couldn’t say in public..!
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thanks to YT uploader Ariel Tong for the English subs.
thanks to TianLu for the English translations for Clown Mask