Music Video: “Please Return Soon” By Tenzin

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song by Tibetan singer Tenzin called “Please Return Soon”, taken from his most recent album. Tenzin is a singer from Derge in Kham and is therefore sometimes also known as Derge Tenzin.

Derge Tenzin appeared in a music video previously featured on High Peaks Pure Earth titled “Hold Onto The Ancestral Land” that was sung together by six singers, all from Kham. Derge Tenzin has many political songs praising the Dalai Lama and Lobsang Sangay in his new CD which seems to have come out in either 2011 or 2012. A selection of his music videos were uploaded onto YouTube in August 2012.

“Please Return Soon” addresses a lot of pressing issues including the longing for the Dalai Lama’s return, the reduction in the numbers of Tibetans in Tibet and the culture and the environment degrading whilst Chinese control increases and crackdowns become more severe. Unlike previous more uplifting songs featured in this series, this song seems to have a more pessimistic and negative edge.

This is the thirty first music video translated by High Peaks Pure Earth since the music video series started at the end of last year. Be sure to go back and watch our other videos using this link: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/music-from-tibet/ Do check back next Wednesday for an exciting new music video from Tibet.

Below are the subtitled music video and translated lyrics of “Please Return Soon”:

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“Please Return Soon”
By Tenzin

Lyrics: Tsenlha
Composer: Tenzin
Singer: Tenzin

The suffering of the Snowland is worse each day
The longing for the Protector of black-haired Tibetans is greater each day
The number of humble people left behind is less each day
The methods of the cunning fox are crueller each day
Ah! Ho! Protector, please return soon
The methods of the cunning fox are crueller each day

The fatherland of snow-capped mountains degrades each day
The people of slaves without their Protector are sadder each day
The five-starred red flag increases each day
The loyalty of kinsmen decreases each day
Ah! Ho! Protector, please return soon
The loyalty of kinsmen decreases each day

Lawless punishment by the Reds is harsher each day
The livelihood of the ancient way of life is degraded each day
The long-term path of the six million is deluded each day
Students of our own customs decrease each day
Ah! Ho! Protector, please return soon
Students of our own customs decrease each day

Ah! Ho! Protector, please return soon
Students of our own customs decrease each day
Ah! Ho! Protector, please return soon
Students of our own customs decrease each day
Students of our own customs decrease each day

[Translation by High Peaks Pure Earth]

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