周杰倫 – 牛仔很忙 / Jay Chou – Cowboy on the Run (from Album “我很忙”)

Jay Chou - On The Run

Preview Song: 牛仔很忙 / niú zǎi hěn máng / Cowboy on the Run

Album: 我很忙 / wǒ hěn máng / On the Run

Artist: 周杰倫 / zhōu jié lún / Jay Chou

To Be Released On: November 2, 2007

Jay Chou has always maintained a punctual schedule of coming out with a new album every year, and this year, he finally is coming out with his 8th album – 我很忙 (literally, “I’m Busy”), or “On the Run“. This album is his first full-length album (not counting the soundtrack for Secret) to be released under his own record label, JVR Productions. If one glance at the album art/preview imagery doesn’t give you an idea of what’s in store for you, then you obviously haven’t heard of cowboys.

That’s right – “On the Run” actually has – *gasp* – country/Western music? Quite interesting, and that would be an understatement. I confess, I was shocked when I found out. According to 周董 (A honorific meaning something like President Chou) himself, he’s never had a song in the style of Western music, and he had wanted to try it out. Hence, the cowboy hats, the chaps, and the bandanna.

This will surely be one of the more controversial releases of the year. Overall, the net consensus of people is confusion. There are those who really admire 周董 for going out and trying new styles, while there are those who criticize him for coming out with a “kiddie” song.

Myself? I’m split. First off, I’ve never liked country or Western music at all, and I actually have always derided it as the music of cowboys, with them singing about how they lost their horse or got gored by a steer. (The other type of music I really dislike is heavy metal.) At the same time, however, I think that a huge part of Jay’s success is that he’s been able to branch out into many styles and genres of music, and that he’d be pretty boring if all he did was stick to a single genre. Of course, I’m sure there will be other non-Western songs in the album, and that Jay will not become a country musician any time soon. I guess this a type of self-discovery then?

Let me know what you think in the comments. I’m interested in hearing what people think about “Cowboy on the Run.” Is Jay still 屌 or not?

Update: Another preview single found here.

Update: Full album review posted here.

Song Link | Lyrics

Jay Chou - On the Run Album牛仔很忙

曲:周杰倫 詞:黃俊郎

嗚啦啦啦火車笛 隨著奔騰的馬蹄 小妹妹吹著口琴 夕陽下美了剪影
我用子彈寫日記 介紹完了風景 接下來換介紹我自己

我雖然是個牛仔 在酒吧只點牛奶 為什麼不喝啤酒 因為啤酒傷身體
很多人不長眼睛 囂張都KAO武器 赤手空拳就縮成螞蟻

不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了 不用麻煩不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了
你們一起上 我在趕時間 每天決斗觀眾都累了 英雄也累了
不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了 副歌不長你們有幾個 一起上好了
正義呼喚我 美女需要我 牛仔很忙的

我啦啦啦騎毛驢 因為馬跨不上去 洗澡都洗泡泡浴 因為可以玩玩具
我有顆善良的心 都只穿假牛皮 喔跌倒時盡量不壓草皮

槍口它沒長眼睛 我曾經答應上帝 除非是萬不得已 我盡量射橡皮筋
老闆先來杯奶昔 要逃命前請你 順便餵餵我那隻小毛驢

不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了 不用麻煩不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了
你們一起上 我在趕時間 每天決斗觀眾都累了 英雄也累了
不用麻煩了 不用麻煩了 副歌不長你們有幾個 一起上好了
正義呼喚我 美女需要我 牛仔很忙的

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6 responses to “周杰倫 – 牛仔很忙 / Jay Chou – Cowboy on the Run (from Album “我很忙”)

  1. To be honest, I don’t really like this song. Hopefully the other songs on this album are better…

  2. When I first heard it, I literally gasped. It was unheard of…country music performed by a chinese artist in chinese, It sounded quite weird because Jay does this weird thing with his voice during the cowboy-e parts. But! This song shows Jay’s creativity. I love how he keeps reinventing himself. The chorus is very very catchy. I definitely will not be putting this on repeat, but it’s a cute song. As long as the rest of the album includes some of Jay “signature” songs I will be happy.

  3. Craziest fan of Jay

    I love the song so much! It’s so funky, catchy and completely ‘fresh’! Can’t wait for the album to release!
    Go Jay!

  4. Immabe_atJayconcertinLAonDecsittinatrownumba7

    Hey y’all. I live in Texas – which does NOT make me a cowboy or a country music lover. But I gotta say, this track really isn’t THAT country. It’s fun. Try dressing up as cow….people for Halloween and run around play musical chair drunk to this song, ain’t it fun?

  5. haahaaaaaaaaaa,,,
    jay

  6. aaaaaa….. jay chou!!!!
    soooooo cool!!!