Throughout the Drinkeries of This Planet
Translated by Ji Geng, the lyric writer and bass of Omnipotent Youth Society, and a college professor in English.
Those of extraordinary intellect
believe they have already
acquainted themselves with the disposition of cloud and lighting,
and thus shall be puzzled no longer
and thus need not comprehend themselves,
the world, or their fellow man.
Their daily concerns are reduced to
the caresses from breezes and the flirtations with bestial things.
They require no stair,
but only a window,
and consign their worlds to dreamscape
and to the resplendent tide.
Throughout all the drinkeries of this planet
youth and freedom are all but taken for granted;
Facing the haphazard future,
singing only love songs, they do not see the tanks.
On a night when neither science nor drinks is of consolation
they are disembodies from the seasons,
and commence an uneasy journey.
Throughout all the drinkeries of planet
the far away call cannot be heard.
The ambitious lamplight
suddenly swallows the sullen faces.