What became of my hometown
Shanghai skyscrapers grow up and up
As the roads become wider and wider
Where to find familiar places
Sounds from the river rings a bell
Humid air stirs a feeling well
As the highways spread everywhere
As everyone moves faster and faster
Where to find the old spirit
In this city who changes her look every day
And goes after prosperity every way
Can two kids enjoy a moment after school
Just stand by a street vendor’s stove
Waiting for some sizzling stinky tofu
In the busy crowds of people
Under the dazzling world of neon
What relaxes you?
What defines you?
What is your dream?
Do you have the courage to pursue it?
Slow down and take a look
At the Huangpu River in the dusk
See the Suzhou River after dark
See yourself in the water
Flowing peacefully for a thousand years
On the surface the white moonlight falls
Glimmering with my hometown spirit