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One of the songs, Gong Fai Sooi Yuet 光辉岁月 [Glorious Years], is about racism and the struggle of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.  Wong Ka Kui won the best lyrics award in the Hong Kong Grammy-equivalent award ceremony. The guitar solo opening for the song paints the loneliness of Mandela's struggle. The guitar solo went on to be one of the most recognizable electric guitar rift in Hong Kong rock music.

Nelson Mandela was reportedly touched by the song after he heard with the lyrics translation.

Check out the lyics:
光辉岁月
GLORIOUS YEARS
钟声响起归家的讯号
The clock chimes the signal for returning home,
在他生命里彷佛带点唏嘘
It brings to his life a note of sigh!
黑色肌肤给他的意义
The meaning given him thru his dark skin
是一生奉献 肤色斗争中
Is devotion of his whole life to a struggle of skin colors.
年月把拥有变做失去
The years have changed possession into loss.
疲倦的双眼带著期望
The weary eyes are showing expectation.
今天只有残留的躯壳
Today only the injured body still remains
迎接光辉岁月
To welcome the glorious years
风雨中抱紧自由
To hold tight to freedom amidst wind and rain.
一生经过彷徨的挣扎
Thru faltering struggle in this life,
自信可改变未来
He believes he can change the future.
问谁又能做到
May I ask who else can accomplish this?
可否不分肤色的界线
Could we make no distinction of skin colors?
愿这土地里 不分你我高低
Wish everyone could share everything and be treated equally in this land!
缤纷色彩显出的美丽
A profuse variety of colors emits a sparkling beauty
是因它没有分开每种色彩
Because it makes no distinction of each color.



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Post time 2013-12-6 16:46:39 |Display all floors
If Chinese leaders have only 10 % of Nelson's character ...

this world would be a safer place.

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Post time 2013-12-6 17:36:06 |Display all floors
{:soso_e109:} This song touched my soul!

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Post time 2013-12-6 22:38:56 |Display all floors
Beautiful song, indeed.

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Post time 2013-12-6 22:46:09 |Display all floors
all cantonese like myself would kno how to singalong with tis tune by BEYOND...a classic oldie  
a man who uses his hands is a laborer. one who uses his hands and his mind is a craftsman. but he who uses his hands, his mind, and his heart, is an artist...

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Post time 2013-12-7 11:11:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by LCSULLA at 2013-12-7 11:11

>Look it up on youku
>one of the videos has those images heavily edited to pander empty us propaganda,
like signs edited to say "U.S. Out.." - whilst the US was heavily sanctioning SA over Apartheid.
ISHYGDDT
Otherwise, nice.

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http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjU1Nzg0NDky.html - “用现代文明标准比划中国人,是严重的种族歧视行为。”
„Ich ficke wo, wen, und wann ich will, hast du mich verstanden. Auch du könntest ficken, aber du kannst es ja gar nicht, deine deutsche Genauigkeit... verbietet es dir“. Jean-Claude Juncker

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Post time 2013-12-7 11:21:56 |Display all floors
Any figures in on how many native South Africans were killed by Europeans for their gold and diamonds?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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