Mandopop Star G.E.M. Encourages “Ordinary Angels” & Thanks Them For Fighting Virus In Song

Popular Mandopop singer G.E.M. – whose real name is Deng Ziqi – is known in the entertainment industry as the girl with “giant lungs” because of her vocal prowess.

Strong vocals aren’t all that she should be known for, it seems, for she’s got a big heart too.

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On Sunday (2 Feb), the singer released a heartwarming song titled Angels, dedicated to the medical workers fighting against the coronavirus on the frontline.

The music video highlights various kind acts and sacrifices of these workers, dubbed “angels” by G.E.M, as well as others who’ve sacrificed their own time to help others.

You can watch the video here.

Lyrics to G.E.M.’s Angels

If you’re looking to sing along, here are the lyrics, as seen on Genius. We’ve also translated it to English at the bottom, so you can understand it better.

[主歌一]
別怕漫長的黑夜
抬頭看看星星
此刻正連成線
也許是一場考驗
看散落的心靈
此刻是否並肩

[導歌]
當你祈禱能看見奇蹟
你是否相信
那答案就是你

[副歌]
你是最平凡,卻最溫暖的天使
此刻風雨裡可幸有你的堅持
你帶淚的笑容有天會帶來雨後的彩虹
世界因為你在痛裡有感動

[主歌二]
多少次沿路顛簸
多少大雨滂沱
我們都曾渡過
儘管會怕會難過
同舟的你和我
再不必退縮

[導歌]
當你祈禱能看見奇蹟
你是否相信
那答案就是你

[副歌]
你是最平凡,卻最溫暖的天使
此刻風雨裡可幸有你的堅持
你帶淚的笑容有天會帶來雨後的彩虹
世界因為你在痛裡有感動

Don’t be afraid of long, dark nights
Look up at the stars, they are forming a constellation now
Perhaps it’s a test
To see if scattered hearts can stand side-by-side

When you pray for a miracle
Do you believe that the answer is you?

You are the most ordinary, yet warmest angel
In this storm, it’s fortunate to have your perseverance
Your teary smile will bring us a rainbow after the rain one day
Because the world has you, we feel touched despite the pain

How many bumps along the road
How many heavy storms that we’ve gone through
Even though we might get scared and feel sad
We’re in the same boat, there’s no need to retreat

When you pray for a miracle
Do you believe that the answer is you?

You are the most ordinary, yet warmest angel
In this storm, it’s fortunate to have your perseverance
Your teary smile will bring us a rainbow after the rain one day
Because the world has you, we feel touched despite the pain

Inspired by kindness of man who left masks for police officers

In the description of the video, she shared that the touching story of the man who dropped a box of 500 masks at a police station was part of her inspiration for writing the song.

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The man’s act of running away without wanting to claim credit for the masks really touched her.

Later, she saw several other heartwarming reports of other “angels” who’re contributing in their own way.

A mother and daughter dropped off bottles of disinfectants for train station staff
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She emphasised that a little kindness goes a long way, especially if everyone contributes.

“Perhaps you might feel like you can’t do much for the overall situation, but you do not know how much warmth you bring to this world with what you see as ‘not enough'”, she said.

A young girl from Wuhan prepares 800 portions of food for hospital staff
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We may not know these angels’ names, but we’re extremely thankful for their kind deeds.

Netizens thank G.E.M. & cheer on Wuhan

Needless to say, netizens were touched by G.E.M.’s surprise gift:

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Many also cheered on Wuhan and the numerous medical staff working round the clock.

“Jiayou Wuhan, Jiayou everyone.”
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They also offered their own tributes to the staff.

“If saving people is a medical worker’s responsibility, then protecting them is everyone’s duty. It’s been hard for all of them, they deserve our respect.”
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Everyone can play a part

Regardless of where we live, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who are affected by the coronavirus.

G.E.M reminds us that we can be the change that we are looking for, as shown in the lyrics of “Angels”:

When you pray for a miracle, do you believe that the answer is you?

Indeed, one small act of kindness can spark off a chain reaction to make the world a better place, and it can start from us.

Let’s all do what we can for others, even if it’s just for 1 person.

Featured image adapted from Sohu and Weibo.