KATARA

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Welcome to Katara’s official website. Katara is an American songwriter who performs original songs in English and Chinese.

Throughout mainland China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Katara’s television performances have been viewed by millions of people. She has been seen on Zhejiang SatelliteTV’s hit program “The China Dream Show”, CCTV’s “Loud Echo”, Taiwan Television’s “Super Star”, and many more. Katara’s self-produced videos have been featured on the homepage of the largest video sharing platforms in China including Youku, 56.com, and YinYueTai.

In 2014, Katara was chosen from hundreds of contestants to attend FGM’s “Play and Sing” competition in Shenzhen. Because she gave a deeply moving performance of her original Chinese song “深深爱你”, Katara won glowing reviews from the judges and took home the coveted “Most Loved by the Audience” award.

In addition to her online and television exposure, Katara has been interviewed by the largest Chinese language newspaper in North America, The World Journal, iconic China Daily in Beijing, and The Global Times.

Katara directs and edits her own music videos. As an independent artist without the support of a record label, Katara writes, publishes, and promotes her original music herself. If you would like to find out how you can support Katara’s original music, please visit Katara’s new online music shop http://music.katara.com. Thank you for your support!

 
 

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Katara's Original Chinese and English Songs

Music and Lyrics by Katara

“The China Doll” Lyrics in Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as English translations and Pinyin!  Download “The China Doll” here.

Track 1 -倒影 (Reflection) Simplified Chinese

倒影
你看什么看?
你敢不敢不那样看着我

倒影
你哭的时候
哇,你太丑,眼泪继续流

我不要让他们
看到你哭泣
流鼻涕
请你保守我们的秘密
我可不可以相信你?

听清我的意见
洗干净我们的脸

倒影
用你的口红
画出一个新的笑容

我不要让他们
看到你哭泣
流鼻涕
请你保守我们的秘密
我可不可以相信你?

假装它没有伤害
好女孩,你很厉害

我只要让他们
看我的微笑
但睫毛膏花掉了
我是掩饰的艺术家
把软弱隐藏在胭脂下

倒影
用你的口红
画出一个新的笑容

Track 1 -倒影 (Reflection) Traditional Chinese

倒影
你看什麼看?
你敢不敢不那樣看著我

倒影
你哭的時候
哇,你太醜,眼淚繼續流

我不要讓他們
看到你哭泣
流鼻涕
請你保守我們的秘密
我可不可以相信你?

聽清我的意見
洗乾淨我們的臉

倒影
用你的口紅
畫出一個新的笑容

我不要讓他們
看到你哭泣
流鼻涕
請你保守我們的秘密
我可不可以相信你?

假裝它沒有傷害
好女孩,你很厲害

我只要讓他們
看我的微笑
但睫毛膏花掉了
我是掩飾的藝術家
把軟弱隱藏在胭脂下

倒影
用你的口紅
畫出一個新的笑容


Track 2 – 你是谁 (Who Are You) Simplified Chinese

你要折去我的羽翼
所以我便不能飞翔
你以为你是谁?
你带走我的友谊
还给我粉碎的梦想
你以为你是谁?
你以为你是谁?
My heart is not here for you to break
我要相信我的直觉
一直都无怨无悔
不会飞跃万水千山
我必须要背水一战
抓住扨一天
你以为你是谁?
你以为你是谁?
你不能折去我的羽翼
退后一步,我正要起飞
一直坚持不懈
我这不是半途而废
妈妈较我有坚强的意志力
Now, watch me seize the day
These dreams are mine now to make or break
我要相信我的直觉
一直都无怨无悔
不会飞跃万水千山
我必须要背水一战
抓住扨一天
你以为你是谁?
你以为你是谁?

Track 2 – 你是誰 (Who Are You) Traditional Chinese

你要折去我的羽翼
所以我便不能飛翔
你以為你是誰?
你帶走我的友誼
還給我粉碎的夢想
你以為你是誰?
你以為你是誰?
My heart is not here for you to break
我要相信我的直覺
一直都無怨無悔
不會飛躍萬水千山
我必須要背水一戰
抓住扨一天
你以為你是誰?
你以為你是誰?
你不能折去我的羽翼
退後一步,我正要起飛
一直堅持不懈
我這不是半途而廢
媽媽較我有堅強的意志力
Now, watch me seize the day!
These dreams are mine now to make or break
我要相信我的直覺
一直都無怨無悔
不會飛躍萬水千山
我必須要背水一戰
抓住扨一天
你以為你是誰?
你以為你是誰?


Track 3 – 真爱 (True Love) Simplified Chinese

友谊不会很快到来
爱情不会轻易到来
但我知道你值得等待
我会等你
Until the day I die
是不是真爱?
是不是真爱?
我不能存在
If I can’t look in your eyes
我的生命没有精彩
我的倒影变的黑白
我没有她温柔
But I can love you in ways she won’t
我的愿望就这样
我只想牵你的手
我不想只做你的朋友
牵着我手
我担心机会已经错过
我不能存在
是不是真爱?

Track 3 – 真愛 (True Love) Traditional Chinese

友誼不會很快到來
愛情不會輕易到來
但我知道你值得等待
我會等你
Until the day I die
是不是真愛?
是不是真愛?
我不能存在
If I can’t look in your eyes
我的生命沒有精彩
我的倒影變的黑白
我沒有她溫柔
But I can love you in ways she won’t
我的願望就這樣
我只想牽你的手
我不想只做你的朋友
牽著我手
我擔心機會已經錯過
我不能存在
是不是真愛?


Track 5 – 深深爱你 (I Deeply Love You) Simplified Chinese

男:
我觉得样子不重要
你的灵魂我能感受到

女:
今晚我睡不着
我很想念你的拥抱
和你的微笑

一起:
我会告诉你一个秘密
我深深爱你
我深深地爱你
在一起每天都是七夕
神仙也妒忌
我深深地爱你

男:
你的呼吸听起来像
窃窃私语的海洋

女:
这一刻我的心在想
我会成为你的姑娘

男:我的姑娘

一起:
我会告诉你一个秘密
我深深爱你
我深深地爱你
在一起每天都是七夕
神仙也妒忌
我深深地爱你

女:
不如我们一起相爱
直到头发都变白

男:
让我好好照顾你
直到最后一次呼吸

一起:
直到用尽我生命
我深深爱你
我深深爱你
你总出现在我梦里
在梦里我们的孩子笑起来像你
直到死亡将我们分离
因为我爱你
我深深地爱你
我深深爱你
我深深爱你

Track 5 – 我深深愛你 (I Deeply Love You) Traditional

男:
我覺得樣子不重要
你的靈魂我能感受到

女:
今晚我睡不著
我很想念你的擁抱
和你的微笑

一起:
我會告訴你一個秘密
我深深愛你
我深深地愛你
在一起每天都是七夕
神仙也妒忌
我深深地愛你

男:
你的呼吸聽起來像
竊竊私語的海洋

女:
這一刻我的心在想
我會成為你的姑娘

男:我的姑娘

一起:
我會告訴你一個秘密
我深深愛你
我深深地愛你
在一起每天都是七夕
神仙也妒忌
我深深地愛你

女:
不像我們一起相愛
直到頭髮都變白

男:
讓我好好照顧你
直到最後一次呼吸

一起:
直到用盡我生命

我深深愛你
我深深愛你

你總出現在我夢裡
在夢裡我們的孩子笑起來像你
直到死亡將我們分離
因為我愛你
我深深地愛你
我深深愛你
我深深愛你


English Translations of Chinese Lyrics as well as Pinyin Versions

English Translations of Chinese Songs

“The China Doll” contains eight of Katara’s original Chinese songs.  English translations and Pinyin for her lyrics are found below!  Download “The China Doll” here.

Track 1 – (Reflection) English Translation

Reflection,
What do you think you’re looking at?
How dare you look at me that way.
Reflection,
When you cry, wow, you’re so ugly
Go on and keep letting the tears fall

I don’t want to let them see you cry
to see your runny nose
let’s keep this our little secret
Reflection, can I count on you?

Listen carefully to my advice
Let’s wash our face really good.

Reflection, use your lipstick
to paint on a new smile

I don’t want to let them see you cry
to see your runny nose
let’s keep this our little secret
Reflection, can I count on you?

Pretend it doesn’t hurt
Good girl! You’re awesome at this.

I only want to let them see my smile
but my mascara has smeared
I’ll make an art of this deception
and hide my weakness under blush

Reflection,
use your lipstick to paint on a new smile.

Track 1 – (Reflection) Pinyin

Dàoyǐng
nǐ kàn shénme kàn?
Nǐ gǎn bù gǎn bù nàyàng kànzhe wǒ

dàoyǐng
nǐ kū de shíhou
wa, nǐ tài chǒu, yǎnlèi jìxù liú

wǒ bùyào ràng tāmen
kàn dào nǐ kūqì
liú bítì
qǐng nǐ bǎoshǒu wǒmen de mìmì
wǒ kěbù kěyǐ xiāngxìn nǐ?

Tīng qīng wǒ de yìjiàn
xǐ gānjìng wǒmen de liǎn

dàoyǐng
yòng nǐ de kǒuhóng
huà chū yīgè xīn de xiàoróng

wǒ bùyào ràng tāmen
kàn dào nǐ kūqì
liú bítì
qǐng nǐ bǎoshǒu wǒmen de mìmì
wǒ kěbù kěyǐ xiāngxìn nǐ?

Jiǎzhuāng tā méiyǒu shānghài
hǎo nǚhái, nǐ hěn lìhài

ó

wǒ zhǐyào ràng tāmen
kàn wǒ de wéixiào
dàn jiémáo gāo huā diàole
wǒ shì yǎnshì de yìshùjiā
bǎ ruǎnruò yǐncáng zài yānzhī xià

dàoyǐng
yòng nǐ de kǒuhóng
huà chū yīgè xīn de xiàoróng


Track 2 – (Who Are You) English Translation

You want to cut off my wings
so I can’t fly
Who do you think you are?
You took away my friendship
and gave me back shattered dreams
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
My heart is not here for you to break
I need to trust my own instincts
Live each day without regret
I won’t fly over my problems
I will stand with my back to the water and fight
Seize this day
(Who do you think you are?)
(Who do you think you are?)
You cannot clip off my wings
Take a step back
I’m about to take flight
relentlessly persistent
I’m not someone who gives up halfway
My Mom taught me what it means to have strong willpower
Now, watch me seize the day
These dreams are mine now to make or break
I will trust my own instincts
Live each day without regret
I won’t fly over my problems
I will stand with my back to the water and fight
Seize this day
(Who do you think you are?)
(Who do you think you are?)

Track 2 – (Who Are You) Pinyin

Nǐ yào zhé qù wǒ de yǔyì
suǒyǐ wǒ biàn bùnéng fēixiáng
nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
Nǐ dài zǒu wǒ de yǒuyì
huan gěi wǒ fěnsuì de mèngxiǎng
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
My heart is not here for you to break
wǒ yào xiāngxìn wǒ de zhíjué
yīzhí dōu wú yuàn wú huǐ
bù huì fēiyuè wànshuǐqiānshān
wǒ bìxū yào bèishuǐyīzhàn
zhuā zhù rèn yītiān
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
Nǐ bùnéng zhé qù wǒ de yǔyì
tuì hòu yībù, wǒ zhèng yào qǐfēi
yīzhí jiānchí bùxiè
wǒ zhè bùshì bàntú’érfèi
māmā jiào wǒ yǒu jiānqiáng de yìzhì lì
Now watch me seize the day
These dreams are mine now to make or break
wǒ yào xiāngxìn wǒ de zhíjué
yīzhí dōu wú yuàn wú huǐ
bù huì fēiyuè wànshuǐqiānshān
wǒ bìxū yào bèishuǐyīzhàn
zhuā zhù rèn yītiān
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?
Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ shì shéi?


Track 3 – (True Love) English Translation

Friendship does not come quickly
Love does not come easily
But I know you’re worth the wait
I will wait for you
Until the day I die
Is that real love?
Is that real love?
I can’t exist
If I can’t look in your eyes
My life isn’t colorful
My reflection turns black and white
I’m not as gentle as she is
But I can love you in ways she won’t
My wish is only this
I just want to hold your hand
I don’t want to only be friends
Hold my hand
I’m afraid we may have already missed the chance
I can’t exist
Is that real love?

Track 3 – (True Love) Pinyin

yǒuyì bù huì hěn kuài dàolái
àiqíng bù huì qīngyì dàolái
dàn wǒ zhīdào nǐ zhídé děngdài
wǒ huì děng nǐ
Until the day I die
shì bú shì zhēn ài?
Shì bú shì zhēn ài?
Wǒ bù néng cúnzài
If I can’t look in your eyes
wǒ de shēngmìng méiyǒu jīngcǎi
wǒ de dàoyǐng biàn de hēibái
wǒ méiyǒu tā wēnróu
But I can love you in ways she won’t
wǒ de yuànwàng jiù zhèyàng
wǒ zhǐ xiǎng qiān nǐ de shǒu
wǒ bùxiǎng zhǐ zuò nǐ de péngyǒu
qiānzhe wǒ shǒu
wǒ dānxīn jīhuì yǐjīng cuòguò
wǒ bù néng cúnzài
Shì bú shì zhēn ài?


Track 5 – (I Deeply Love You) English Translation

M –
I think looks aren’t what matters
I can feel your spirit

F –
Tonight, I won’t be able to sleep
I’m missing your embrace
and your smile

Together –
I’ll let you in on a little secret
I deeply love you
I love you dearly
With you, every day is Valentine’s Day
We make the Gods jealous
I love you dearly

M –
Your breathing sounds like the quiet whisper of the ocean

F –
At this moment, my heart knows that I’m your girl

M – My girl

Together –
I’ll let you in on a little secret
I deeply love you
I love you dearly
With you, every day is Valentine’s Day
We make the Gods jealous
I love you dearly

F – Let’s love each other until our hair all turns white

M – Let me take care of you always until my last breath

Together – I’ll give you all of myself

I deeply love you
I love you dearly

You’re always in my dreams
In my dreams, our children have your laugh
Until death do us part
Because I love you

F – I love you dearly

M – I deeply love you

Together – I love you dearly

Track 5 – (I Deeply Love You) Pinyin

Nán:
Wǒ juédé yàngzi bù zhóngyào
nǐ de línghún wǒ néng gǎnshòu dào

nǚ:
Jīn wǎn wǒ shuì bù zháo
wǒ hěn xiǎngniàn nǐ de yǒngbào
hé nǐ de wéixiào

yīqǐ:
Wǒ huì gàosu nǐ yī gè mìmì
wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn de ài nǐ
zài yīqǐ měitiān doū shì qīxì
shénxiān yě dùjì
wǒ shēn shēn de ài nǐ

nán:
Nǐ de hūxī tīng qǐlái xiàng
qièqiè sīyǔ dì hǎiyáng

nǚ:
Zhè yīkè wǒ de xīn zài xiǎng
wǒ huì chéngwéi nǐ de gūniang

nán: Wǒ de gūniang

yīqǐ:
Wǒ huì gàosu nǐ yī gè mìmì
wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn de ài nǐ
zài yīqǐ měitiān doū shì qīxì
shénxiān yě dùjì
wǒ shēn shēn de ài nǐ

nǚ:
Bù xiàng wǒmen yīqǐ xiāng’ài
zhídào tóufà dōu biàn bái

nán:
Ràng wǒ hǎohǎo zhàogù nǐ
zhídào zuìhòu yīcì hūxī

yīqǐ:
Zhídào yòngjìn wǒ shēngmìng

wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ

nǐ zǒng chūxiàn zài wǒ mèng li
zài mèng li wǒmen de háizi xiào qǐ lái xiàng nǐ
zhídào sǐwáng jiàng wǒmen fēnlí
yīnwèi wǒ ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn de ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ
wǒ shēn shēn ài nǐ


Katara's Thoughts

A Special Thank You

I want to personally extend a special thank you to my executive producer Jack who has so generously supported my music videos. His support helped contribute to the production of some of my best work, and I am proud of what we’ve accomplished. As independent artists, we rely on the support of patrons who believe that art is both important and valuable in order to help us bring it to life. Thank you Jack for believing and helping to make this dream a reality.  

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