Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Song Touches Millions

October 4, 2014 3:05 pm Last Updated: October 14, 2014 2:11 pm

HONG KONG—To support the ongoing student protests in Hong Kong, Denise Ho and Anthony Wong sang the song “Holding An Umbrella” at the “Citizens Against Violence — Peaceful Resistance” rally in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district. The song was composed in two days for the rally by lyricist Albert Leung, who is also known by the penname Lin Xi.

On Denise Ho’s Facebook page, she dedicated the song “to those selfless people who held up an umbrella or were soaked for countless nights. To those who have contributed to the destiny of the city, to those young people who do not fear what tomorrow may have in store for them, and to those who have make Hong Kong a beautiful city, you are not alone.”

“Holding Up an Umbrella”

Written and Composed by: Pan/ Lin Xi

Sitting among the crowds
It’s not that you and I aren’t afraid
Terrified at what will happen from here
But at this very night
Nothing is more terrifying when
Silence prevails and words are not spoken
Standing at the very front
Courage will not be subdued
Believing destiny will be bleak
If fear gets the better of you
But whoever wants to see through this absurdity
Tears surely will come to his opening eyes
Together holding up an umbrella,
Holding each other up
Uneased but not alone
Am I right?
Together holding up an umbrella,
Bravely fighting for what should be ours
Are you afraid?
Whatever violent rain may fall
Our determination will not fade
Umbrellas are like flowers
They neither wither nor disappear
For the sake of tomorrow
We must remember this night
You and I must remain calm in the face of hardship
Whoever misses out on this night
Will never again get the chance to cry out”

A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers lights their phones in the night sky of Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)
A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers lights their phones in the night sky of Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

 

A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers gathered in the Admiralty, in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)
A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers gathered in the Admiralty, in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

 

Students-organizers of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong speak with a crowd in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)
Students-organizers of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong speak with a crowd in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

 

A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers gathered in the Admiralty, in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)
A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers gathered in the Admiralty, in Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

 

A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers lights their phones in the night sky of Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)
A large number of pro-democracy Hongkongers lights their phones in the night sky of Hong Kong, on Oct. 4, 2014. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

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