I’m Not Happy

I’m Not Happy

I’m Not Happy

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Namchak (literally ‘Sky Metal’) is the oldest and the most famous Tibetan rock band. They have released three albums. The band members are: Tenzin Dawa, Sonam Nyandak, Phurbu Nyudup, Tashi Phuntsok, Sonam Tenzin and Sonam Nyima. The band members write and perform their own music, and they are especially popular among the younger generation.

In general, “Namchak” is translated as “Vajra”, which is a religious device that tantric masters use when they perform rituals. There is an interesting story about “Namchak” in Tibetan oral literature. Many Tibetans (religious Tibetans) believed that there was a dragon in the sky. Every time the dragon thundered, there would be lightning. In the spot where the lightning hit, people sometimes found a metal which they called “Namchak:” metal from the sky. The shape of that metal is said to resemble a “Dorjee” which is the Tibetan name for the “Vajra.”

I’m Not Happy

Singer: Namchak band
Composer: Namchak band
Lyricist: Namchak band

I’m not happy, my friend
I’m really not happy, friend
Let’s get together in a bar
Drink a cold beer
Life, meaning, future, hope
Pour them in a beer and drink it up

Don’t say you love me, girl
I have many scars on my heart, girl
I am powerless, poor
No protectors, no power, I am just a humble office boy

I want to go far away tomorrow
Far far away
To the land in my dreams, this beautiful dreamland
I want to borrow the gray eagle’s wings and fly away to this land
I want to borrow the gray eagle’s wings and fly away to this land

From today I know everything
I can’t spend my time like this
To realize my vision, my hope
I must keep my courage always
The land in my dreams, this beautiful dreamland
I want to borrow the gray eagle’s wings and fly away to this land

I’m not the gray eagle
I’m not the small nightingale
I’m not the gray eagle
I’m not the small nightingale
I have no wings, no singing voice and no regrets
I’m not happy, friend
I’m really not happy, friend
Let’s get together in a bar
Drink a cold beer
Life, meaning, future, hope
Pour them in a beer and drink it up
Now I’m happy, my friend

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