New meme song from Li Shuangjiang: American Soldiers Are Good For Nothing

Alia | February 27th, 2013 - 6:06 am

The name of popular Chinese singer Li Shuangjiang has been mentioned in both Chinese and foreign news quite frequently in the past week, not because of his new album or anything, but because his 17-years-old son who was detained for gang rape.

Li is a member of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Naval Song and Dance Troupe (Isn’t it nice that the PLA has its own song and dance troupe?) And guess what, Li is a general. His fame and rank only make Chinese netizens more outrageous at his son, who, two years ago, was detained for a road rage assault, and now, for gang rape.

Anyway…that’s the background. This post is really about an earlier song by Li that was dug out by netizens after his son’s case broke last week. Within days, this song became a new meme song on the Chinese Internet, and its name is American Soldiers Are Good For Nothing. The biggest irony here is that Li used to send his son to the US for education.

Exact information on when this song was written cannot be found, but it’s not hard to tell from its lyrics.

American soldiers,

They are good for nothing.

Paper tigers with only empty shells.

We used to fight with them in North Korea.

With arms in the air and necks straight, their legs were shaking.

They handed in their guns without resistance and became a captive.

Ha ha!

They were clumsy, regardless of their height and build.

 

American soldiers,

They are good for nothing.

Paper tigers with only empty shells.

They were beaten in Vietnam.

Their planes were down, tailed with black smoke.

Their battleships were sunk.

Their crew were drowned,

with nowhere to land, nowhere to reach,

Their legs trembled, eyes flipped, and stomachs inflated.

They wished to go back to the US, but it’s impossible.

Ha ha!

They became a feast for the fish.  

 

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