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Jackie Chan has revealed the lyrics to the new charity song he has recorded with a group of stars in Hong Kong to benefit the people of Japan.

The action star will be headlining a special celebrity charity concert for Japan in Hong Kong on April 1, joining over 100 performers at Victoria Park.

“We as members of the entertainment industry wish to bring hope and support to the people of Japan,” said Chan. “Whenever China has a disaster, it was easy for us to send in planes and supplies to the affected area, but with the Japan earthquake, it was difficult because no transport was going in and out of the disaster areas.”

The new song is called Succumb Not To Sorrow and is based on an old Japanese poem by Miyazawa Kenji. The lyrics are as follows:

not losing to the wind
not losing to the snow nor to summer’s heat
without being praised
without being blamed
when there’s drought, shedding tears of sympathy
when the summer’s cold, wandering upset
called a blockhead by everyone
unfettered by desire
never losing temper
with a strong body
cultivating a quiet joy
in everything count yourself last and put others before you
without being praised
without being blamed
when there’s drought, shedding tears of sympathy
when the summer’s cold, wandering upset
called a blockhead by everyone
not losing to the rain
not losing to the wind
not losing to the rain
not losing to the snow nor to summer’s heat
such a person I want to become.

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