Zhao Chuan – I’m Ugly But Tender

Zhao Chuan – I’m Ugly But Tender

November 9, 2019 35 By Luis Garrison


In the nightly wilderness of my dreams I stand a proud giant. But every morning before the bathroom mirror I realize I’m living on the razor’s edge In a jungle of reinforced concrete in a life of being ordered around I think about the gulf between dreams and reality I’m ugly but I am so tender Cold on the outside passionate inside That’s who I am I’m ugly but I have music and beer A little lowly a little fearful but I’ll never cower Every morning at the edge of the city I wear a lonely mask But in the nightly wilderness of music I turn into a heartfelt, roaring giant On a stage that stretches forever on the other side of not being understood I come alive with ego and dignity I’m ugly But I am so tender Dull in the day Eternal at night That’s who I am I’m ugly but I have music and beer Sometimes soaring Sometimes humble But always good at waiting I’m ugly but I am so tender Cold on the outside passionate inside That’s who I am I’m ugly but I have music and beer A little lowly a little fearful but I’ll never cower