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 six 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 (including me).. 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 offended by the lyrics of Clown Mask. They reacted negatively maybe because it hits the very core of their existence and that’s why they reacted so strongly.
Then there are some who do not like his concept in this 2nd album maybe because they 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 lives 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” – Chinese proverb
Please do not say that this song is an insinuation about his time in Korea. This song is about what Han Geng feels and can only be expressed in a song. This songs is a reflection on the past two years since he went solo.. Probably he realised that everything is not what it seems to be.. There are many kinds of people in the world..but categorically there are only 3 groups and they are : 1. Protagonists 2. Antagonists 3. Stoics
Maybe in the past two years, he had learned that…….Society is cruel. People are heartless. Friends are fickle. Friendship is fleeting. Confidences are being exploited. Materialism is a fact. Feelings are fake..!
On a more serious note, I would like to see him win a more substantial award like Best Album or Most Versatile Singer or Best Singer ( dare to dream ..hehehe)..this year.
Someone once told me that generally people (in China) do not buy albums any more. Albums are just a showcase of the artist’s works and what the artist is capable of..the impact is greater when the songs are being played over radio stations where a wider area can be covered..And she also said that HG is getting noticed more by the mainstream public. In general, a lot of them like his songs and its appeal in this 2nd album.Radio stations are raving about the quality of the songs and MVs especially Clown Mask..
YT uploader Ariel Tong for the video and its subs.
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