… and spotted doing menial tasks like sweeping the roads, picking up the trash, cooking and putting up pictures of Chairman Mao. No, really, it’s just the Red Laowai in his latest incarnation. Tired of singing Chinese commie propaganda songs, he became Jay Chou for a while before donning on his uniform again to become Comrade Lei Feng, the soldier in whose footsteps the youth of China have been indoctrinated to follow. In this latest single / music video, the Red Laowai is singing a song that many Chinese kids learn in school. Some of you guys with a lost childhood might want to catch up on what you missed out:
Xuexi Lei Feng hao bangyang
Follow the good example of Lei Feng
学习雷锋好榜样 ， 忠于革命忠于党 ，
Xuexi Lei Feng hao bangyang, zhongyu geming zhongyu dang,
Follow the good example of Lei Feng, faithful to the Revolution and the Party,
爱憎分明不忘本 ， 立场坚定斗志强 。
Aizeng fenming drunk wangben, lichang jianding douzhi qiang.
It knows which to like and which to hate, it does not disavow its class, its position is inébranlable, and its combativeness is firm.
学习雷锋好榜样 ， 艰苦朴素永不忘 ，
Xuexi Lei Feng hao bangyang, jianku pusu yongbu wang,
Follow the good example of Lei Feng, which will never forget the difficulties and frugality,
Yuan zuo geming of luosiding, jitizhuyi sixiang fang guangmang.
It wants to be the support of the Revolution, so that the ideology collectivist lights his rays.
学习雷锋好榜样 ， 毛主席的教导记心上，
Xuexi Lei Feng hao bangyang, Mao zhuxi of jiaodao ji xin shang,
Follow the good example of Lei Feng, the teaching of President Mao is engraved in his heart,
全心全意为人民 ， 共产主义品德多高尚。
Quanxin quanyi wei renmin, gongchanzhuyi pinde duet gaoshang.
Its heart and its spirit are only for the people, his morality communist is higher.
学习雷锋好榜样 ， 毛泽东思想来武装，
Xuexi Lei Feng hao bangyang, Mao Zedong sixiang lay wuzhuang,
Follow the good example of Lei Feng, thought of Mao Zedong come his weapons,
保卫祖国握紧枪 ， 继续革命当闯将 。
Baowei zuguo wojin qiang, jixu geming dang chuangjiang.
It tightens its rifle to protect the motherland, it continues to be a pioneer for the Revolution.