A migrant worker’s meals
Lyrics: edited from a poem Mr. YangQinghaiwrote for his worker colleague
Music: Sun Heng
Cannot afford buying fruits for a long time,
Cannot afford buying tea for a long time,
For the new school year is to start soon,
His boy is waiting at home.
Have quit smoking for a long time,
Have quit drinking liquor for a long time,
For his mother is sick at home,
She is sighing and waiting in bed.
Have not bought any new clothes for a long time,
Have not had fish and meat for a long time,
For the flood attacked his hometown again,
His wife is waiting anxiously at home,
Everyday when the Sun rises,
He waits outside the factory gate,
He waits for the one,
Who sells steamed bread.
He has steamed bread and drink plain water for lunch,
His lunch is rice and vegetable, costs 0.3 US$,
The living cost is so high and the income is so low,
And the salary can never catch up with the rise of price.