Zhang Xiaofei 张小斐【 Daylilies 萱草花】Pinyin & English Lyric

Zhang Xiaofei – Daylilies

Xuān cǎo huā 萱草花

Zhāng Xiǎofěi 张小斐

gāo gāo de qīng shān shàng xuān cǎo huā kāi fàng
高高的青山上萱草花开放
On the high green hills, daylilies bloom

cǎi yì duǒ sòng gěi wǒ xiǎo xiǎo de gū niang
采一朵   送给我   小小的姑娘
Pick one and give it to me, little girl
 
bǎ tā bié zài nǐ de fà shāo pěng zài wǒ xīn shàng
把它别在你的发梢   捧在我心上
Pin it to the end of your hair, hold it in my heart
 
péi zhe nǐ zhǎng dà le zài kàn nǐ zuò xīn niáng
陪着你   长大了   再看你做新娘
Grow up with you and see you as a bride
 
rú guǒ yǒu yì tiān xīn shì qù le yuǎn fāng
如果有一天   心事去了远方
If one day my mind went far away
 
zhāi duǒ huā bàn zuò chì bǎng yíng zhe fēng fēi yáng
摘朵花瓣做翅膀迎着风飞扬
Pick a petal to make wings and fly in the wind
 
rú guǒ yǒu yì tiān dǒng le yōu shāng
如果有一天   懂了忧伤
If one day understand the sadness
 
xiǎng zhe tā jiù huì yǒu hǎo mèng yì chǎng
想着它就会有好梦一场
Thinking about it will have a good dream
 
yáo yáo de tiān zhī yá xuān cǎo huā kāi fàng
遥遥的天之涯萱草花开放
Far away, daylilies bloom
 
měi yì duǒ kě shì wǒ qiān guà de mó yàng
每一朵   可是我 牵挂的模样
Every flower is what I care about
 
ràng tā kāi biàn wǒ děng zhe nǐ huí jiā de lù shang
让它开遍我等着你回家的路上
Let it go all over me waiting for you on your way home
 
hǎo xiàng wǒ cóng bù céng lí kāi nǐ de shēn páng
好像我   从不曾   离开你的身旁
As if I never leave your side
♬
rú guǒ yǒu yì tiān xīn shì qù le yuǎn fāng
如果有一天   心事去了远方
If one day my mind went far away
 
zhāi duǒ huā bàn zuò chì bǎng yíng zhe fēng fēi yáng
摘朵花瓣做翅膀迎着风飞扬
Pick a petal to make wings and fly in the wind
 
rú guǒ yǒu yì tiān dǒng le yōu shāng
如果有一天   懂了忧伤
If one day understand the sadness
 
xiǎng zhe tā jiù huì yǒu hǎo mèng yì chǎng
想着它就会有好梦一场
Thinking about it will have a good dream
 
yáo yáo de tiān zhī yá xuān cǎo huā kāi fàng
遥遥的天之涯萱草花开放
Far away, daylilies bloom
 
měi yì duǒ kě shì wǒ qiān guà de mó yàng
每一朵   可是我   牵挂的模样
Every flower is what I care about
 
ràng tā kāi biàn wǒ děng zhe nǐ huí jiā de lù shang
让它开遍我等着你回家的路上
Let it go all over me waiting for you on your way home
 
hǎo xiàng wǒ cóng bù céng lí kāi nǐ de shēn páng
好像我   从不曾   离开你的身旁
As if I never leave your side
 
La la la ~
♬
 
hǎo xiàng wǒ cóng bù céng lí kāi nǐ de shēn páng
好像我   从不曾   离开你的身旁
As if I never leave your side

The Song and The Movie

Daylilies by Zhang Xiaofei is the theme song from 2021 Chinese comedy film Hi, Mom (Chinese: 你好,李焕英; pinyin: nǐ hǎo, Lǐ Huànyīng). The film is written and directed by Jia Ling and starring Jia Ling, Shen Teng, Chen He, and Zhang Xiaofei (the singer also plays Li Huanying in the Movie). 

The film has grossed over US$792M at the box office, making it the second highest-grossing non-English film of all time.

The Story

After her mother Li Huanying is fatally injured in a car accident in 2001, grief-stricken Jia Xiaoling finds herself transported back in time to the year 1981, where she becomes her mother’s close friend. Jia Xiaoling feels that she has not been a good enough daughter in the present, so back in 1981 she does all she can to make Li Huanying happy, including setting her up with a factory manager’s son, Shen Guanglin, in the hope of giving her mother a better husband, a better daughter, and a better life than she had the first time around.

The lady on the left is Zhang Xiaofei, the singer of Daylilies and plays as the young Li Huanying. The lady on the right is Jia Ling, the director, writer, and plays as Jia Xiaoling in the movie.

The film is adapted from Jia Ling’s 2016 sketch comedy of the same name. It is also based on stories of Jia Ling’s own mother, also named Li Huanying, who died in 2001 shortly after Jia started college. Jia made the film as a tribute to her mother.

The movie has won praise for its authentic emotions and its portrayal of 1980s Xiangyang. Audiences found the film moving; many were moved to tears, and some called their families soon after leaving the theatre.