Economy class

This is about a song by KAFE.HU,《经济舱》. He performed it in the tenth episode of Rap of China 2020.

The song went viral a couple of months ago with its catchy tune and lyrics that many listeners resonated with.

English translation

Top verse partner with Li Ronghao
Thank you to all of you, who voted for our team
But for this live song, I have no existing lyrics that fits
So I was preparing my soul, to stay up and write all night
When I turned on my computer, the competition I went through
Become yet another draft

As I sat in the economy-class, and flew to this place
From the hotel window, I watched the moon and think of home
My age, you could say I’m young but not that young
When it comes to new things, I can’t take my eyes of them
Thinking of how I can become the champion

Let the cheers no longer remain, illusions in the deep of night
I treat rhyming, like playing the piano
While my melancholy, perhaps needs a Band-Aid
To protect some wounds, to protect some secrets
Let them ferment then uncover, and I’ll write a song for you

I sat beside the window at seat 46A
I met a fan, and he looked slightly astonished
Are you kidding
A rapper sitting in economy-class, doesn’t it hurt your pride
I said this is, the road leading to success
Ended our conversation, silent thousands of metres in the sky
The silence reminded me of, my own mother
To think that was our, final phone call, Mum

Every time I mourn that you in the heavens
At the moment the moonlight shines through the clouds into the window
I hope my hopes won’t be dashed by a speck of dust
That person’s hope floats lightly in economy-class
I hope expressions in the front and back rows won’t be somber
I hope the distance between you and I are not obstructed
Have your trajectory gone off course
Are your hopes still rooted in reality

Ladies and gentlemen
Key.L Liu Cong

Busy phone lines, are everywhere this starry night
Sing along gently with me, even if you’re sitting in economy-class
Busy phone lines, no signal above the clouds
Don’t be nervous when in love, life is not an arena

A steady heart fears stopping in mediocrity the most
Like a piece of ice, forgetting what it’s like to be water
Homie, you are so desperate, of course you need confidence
A hawk, can’t remain attached to the horizon
This cabin seat can’t see, that people outside the window get what they ask for
Before a seed sprouts it fights with the soil, until it is neighbours with the sky
Incredible tenacity, comes from experience
Don’t doubt, the unchanging nights
Those footprints overcome hardships, helping me defeat pride and laziness
When I’m disheartened by the pressure, and forced to the threshold
I understand the meaning of the word champion

Yeah let’s begin
Like-minded people, don’t stop thinking about them
Debride the wounds, and face the bitter cold once more
I sit in economy-class, but my heart is in the horizon
Sing along gently with me, sitting in economy-class

Busy phone lines, are everywhere this starry night
Seeing the mountains beyond mountains, despite sitting in economy-class
Come on
Busy phone lines, no signal above the clouds
To become best of the best, even if he sits in economy-class
He said
Busy phone lines, are everywhere this starry night
Sing along gently with me, even if you’re sitting in economy-class
Everybody
Busy phone lines, no signal above the clouds
Don’t be nervous when in love, life is not an arena

Like-minded people, don’t stop thinking about them
Debride the wounds, and face the bitter cold once more
I sit in economy-class, but my heart is in the horizon
Sing along gently with me, sitting in economy-class

Like-minded people, don’t stop thinking about them
Debride the wounds, and face the bitter cold once more
I sit in economy-class, but my heart is in the horizon
Sing along gently with me, sitting in economy-class

The broadcast announced our arrival, leaving an echo
During the trip, I didn’t close my eyes to catch any sleep
In the night, like a signal light in the sea
The stewardess said see you again, mister, very courteous
My headphones ran out of battery, without music I’m brought back to reality
Certain emotions I can’t forget, as ai jump onto the noisy stage from economy-class

Original lyrics in Chinese

上端verse合作给李荣浩
感谢所有人 投给我们的票
但这首歌的现场 我没词可以套
所以灵魂继续熬 准备写一个通宵
当我打开了电脑 经历的比赛
又成为草稿

坐上经济舱 来到这个地方
隔着酒店的窗 望着月亮思故乡
我的年龄 说新不算新
对于新事物 总目不转睛
心里面想怎么拿冠军

让喝彩不在成为 深夜的幻听
我把押韵 比喻成钢琴
而我的忧郁 是否需要张邦迪
保护一些伤 保护一些秘密
等他发酵揭开后 我写歌送给你
46A我靠窗边坐下

遇见了歌迷 他略显得惊讶
开玩笑吗 Rapper坐在经济舱
面子伤不伤 我说这是
通往成功的方向 结束谈话
沉默在万米高空上 耳机隔音
仿佛身旁空荡荡 安静让我容易想起
自己的妈妈 没想到那是我们
最后一通电话妈妈

每次当我想悼念你在天上
透过窗月光洒下云层的刹那
希望不会因为一粒灰尘而泡汤
那人的希望轻轻飘在经济舱
希望前后排的表情别哭丧
希望我和你之间的距离没阻挡
你的轨迹有没有偏航
你所希望的是否发生在实际上

Ladies and gentlemen
Key.L刘聪

拨不通的电话 遍布星辰的晚上
跟我轻轻唱 就算你在经济舱
拨不通的电话 信号丢失云层上
爱就别紧张 生活不是竞技场

平常心最怕平常中停歇
像块冰 忘了 be water 的经验
Homie 说你这么拼 当然需要信心

鹰 不可以留恋地平线
这仓位毕竟看不见 窗外的人有求必应
种子发芽前和泥土比拼 直到足以和天空比邻
不可思议的韧性来自经历 你别不信
一律千篇的夜 那些足印涉过艰险
帮我灭却骄傲惰性 当被压抑沮丧逼到临界
了解 champion 的翻译是冠军 Yeah let’s begin
心心相印的人 别停止想念
伤口清清创 并着疯再次凛冽
身在经济舱 可我心在天边
和我轻轻唱在经济舱

拨不通的电话 遍布星辰的晚上
看到山外山 虽然我在经济舱
Come on
拨不通的电话 信号丢失云层上
要做人上人 虽然他在经济舱
他说
拨不通的电话 遍布星辰的晚上
跟我轻轻唱 就算你在经济舱
Everybody
拨不通的电话 信号丢失云层上
爱就别紧张 生活不是竞技场
心心相印的人 别停止想念
伤口清清创 并着风再次凛冽
身在经济舱 可我心在天边
和我轻轻唱 在经济舱
心心相印的人 别停止想念
伤口清清创 并着风再次凛冽
身在经济舱 可我心在天边
和我轻轻唱 在经济舱

广播通知到达 留下回声
旅途中 没有闭眼睛睡一觉
黑夜中 像在海上的信号灯
空姐说再见先生 很有礼貌
耳机用光了电池 没有音乐我又回到了现实
某种情绪再忘不掉 从经济舱跳上舞台的喧闹