Song Meaning: 薛之謙 Joker Xue – 演員

Singer: 薛之謙 Joker Xue
Song: 演員 Yan Yuan ‘Actor’

Song meaning: The lyrics are about a failing relationship. The singer notices that his partner is putting on an act by telling lies and acting sad (in a superficial manner) because she wants to end the relationship. He pretends not to notice her bad acting and acts oblivious to it. He wonders how he should act to go with her “play.” He also notices that his partner is reluctant to break up. He thinks it’s better to break up than to drag on the relationship. This song is about acting and the title 演員 means ‘Actor’ so in the Final Act, the singer acts heartless to finally end the relationship.

Thoughts: I think the lyrics are really poetic. I think that the singer feels a lot of pain by being in the position of realizing everything going on, while acting oblivious to it all. In the end when he acts heartless, he does it because he is aware that his partner wants to break up. He does it because he loves her, no matter how painful it feels.

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6 thoughts on “Song Meaning: 薛之謙 Joker Xue – 演員

  1. Ohhh … he called her in the subtitles an “untalented actress”…
    Oh, I know what he means (cough, in bed, cough) so it has a double meaning …

    BURN!!!!!
    DOUBLE BURN!!!!

    (Sorry if I am making light of a song you like. You know I respect you.)

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