Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman

Words by Yu Wen
Music by Wang Shuangyin

Sailing the seas depends on the helmsman,
Life and growth depend on the sun.
Rain and dew drops nourish the crops,
Making revolution depends on Mao Zedong Thought.

Fish can't leave the water,
Nor melons leave the vine.
The revolutionary masses can't do without the communist party.
Mao Zedong Thought is the sun that shines forever.