In Chinese the phrase ‘dark comes/ night comes’ is made up of two words. The first one means starting to do something when next one means decline. Allis all, it risesa sense of subtle darkness spreading slowly. So why don’t you come back?
Because of my emperor!
Even though there are varieties version of interpretation, the writer regards Mr. Yu’s comprehension as the best one. He thought this song is a voice of discontent from normal people. If he wouldn’t like to work for their emperor and career, he will never suffer labor and difficulty.
He was set in the fire and nobody could save him.
I associated it with the Great Wall. In Kafka’s <At the building of the Great Wall of China>, he established an image of a great and ridiculous kingdom full of imperious governments and ignorant emperor. And it contains a claim: the Great Wall is equal to China. Is it?
In a way, it is a facet of this great country since China didn’t have its own symbol before the Great Wall’s establishment. However, the Qin dynasty was only an insignificant part of Chinese history and people repaired the wall again and again afterwards for thousands of years. It was more than a symbol that contributed by most of the poor people, not an exist of wealth and strength. It was the previous song, even mountains of similar songs.
Furthermore, it is interestingthat government recorded this song for succeeding era, which is complaining about the government and the political system.
Or we can call it: Tolerance is a kind of virtue.