《Feather》翻译加注解,欢迎指教

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2011-11-30 看过
[Verse 1:]
Light As A Feather
羽毛

When I'm Floatin Through
舒展风我漂浮在空中

Readin Through The Daily News
新的一天新闻又在上演

Measuring The Hurt Within The Golden Rule,
只知道以眼还眼
(golden rule,为人准则,即《圣经》中所说的"你要别人怎样待你,你也要怎样待人",而"己所不欲,勿施于人"按定义可以看做是The Silver Rule)

Centimetres Of Ether I'm Heatin The Speaker
麦克喷射怒火
(Nas的diss名曲《Ether》,Cise Starr在此处应是指代冲突和仇恨,且乙醚本身就是极易燃的)

Motivational Teacher With Words That Burn People
循循善诱大师又将人们蛊惑

Seeing The Headlines Lined With Discord
仇恨、冲突,还有什么别急我们排排坐

It's Either Genocide Or The Planet In Uproar
整个种族屠杀整个星球喧哗
(第一个整个是弄个来个的意思,第二个是所有、全部,自己这样翻着比较顺哈)

Never Good But Rules Of Paradise Are Never Nice
伊甸园的律法从未完美过

The Best Laid Plan Of Mice And Men Are Never Right
最完美的计划也从未有过
(双关,1.the best laid plan of mice and men是一句诗,原句为苏格兰文,源于Robert Burns的诗《To A Mouse》2.下一句老鼠阿尔吉农的计划,通过实验增强人类的智商,但这项计划却有着不可逆的缺陷,通过实验的增高的智商最终都会掉落到原来的水平)

I'm Just A Vagabond With Flowers For Algernon
天地一沙鸥如我只带着献给阿尔吉农的花
(《Flowers For Algernon》是一部小说,里面的阿尔吉农是一只因实验而智商异常聪明的老鼠,冲壳机动队也有提及,推荐阅读,非常棒的小说)

The Average Joe Who Knows What The Fuck Is Goin On
真相被蒙蔽世事难料
(average joe指代美国的普罗大众,张三王五之类)

It's The Hope Of My Thoughts That I Travelled Upon
漂泊四方我最后的愿望

Fly Like An Arrow Of God Until I'm Gone
让我死去像神箭一样飞翔
(“尼日利亚四部曲”之《神箭》,作者钦努阿·阿契贝/Chinua Achebe,文中主人公Ezeulu视自己为神Ulu弓上的箭,神之意愿)

[Chorus:]
So I'm Driftin Away Like A Feather In Air
如羽毛飞去我欲远离尘世

Lettin My Words Take Me Away From The Hurt And Despair
让我的词语带我离开那些绝望和伤势

So I'm Keepin It Vertical Forever Elevator
它化身的电梯永远垂直

Ridin The Escalator To The Somethin That Is Greater
迈出上升的路遇见更伟大的价值

So I'm Driftin Away Like A Feather In Air
如羽毛飞去我欲远离尘世

Lettin My Soul Take Me Away From The Hurt And Despair
让我的灵魂带我离开那些绝望和伤势

So I'm Keepin It Vertical Forever Elevator
它化身的电梯永远垂直

Ridin The Escalator To The Somethin That Is Greater
迈出上升的路遇见更伟大的价值

[Verse 2:]
Taking Chances
只身一人往

Word Tap Dancing With Wolves
与狼共舞击字为鼓

In An Ice Arena Out There, Deep In The Woods Of Arizona
在一个冰竞技场,深藏亚利桑那深邃丛林

The Sun Be High, Life's Ironic
讽刺的阳光却洒在身上

Aint Tryin To Be Talib When I Write
从未想变成Talib当我写出
(说唱歌手Talib Kweli)

Surreal Life I Paint It Vivid Habitat Crazy Insane
如此鲜活的超现实生活让那些狂想有栖身之处

Watch The Propaganda 6 O'clock News That Are Saying
看看那些新闻宣传的后果吧

Cultures Clash For Black Folk And White Trash
黑白人种的文化差异

They Revel In The Cyberspace That Might Crash
对脆弱虚幻网络的沉溺

Dash To Millennium A Million Miles Of Runnin
冲刺一千年去跑一百万公里(有一个专门的网站,百万英里长跑自行google)

At The Speed Of Now Back Don't Return Gunnin
生活太快不是游牧时代

Rambo Style Gungho Child Gunnin
未成年持枪狂扫

Ammo Blao Two Times Loud Stunnin
两声枪响结果揭晓

Stunnin When I Hit Ya Lift You Off The Earth Like
你丫都晕了当我将你超生

Ayo Take You Right Back To Birth
你好像回到最初被超生

And Niggaz Wonder Why They Might Wonder Why
嘿,哥们,纳闷想要发问?

This Shit Might Happen But It Does, They Go
小概率事件,是吧,但他的确发生,走着

[Chorus:]
So I'm Driftin Away Like A Feather In Air
如羽毛飞去我欲远离尘世

Lettin My Words Take Me Away From The Hurt And Despair
让我的词语带我离开那些绝望和伤势

So I'm Keepin It Vertical Forever Elevator
它化身的电梯永远垂直

Ridin The Escalator To The Somethin That Is Greater
迈出上升的路遇见更伟大的价值

So I'm Driftin Away Like A Feather In Air
如羽毛飞去我欲远离尘世

Lettin My Soul Take Me Away From The Hurt And Despair
让我的灵魂带我离开那些绝望和伤势

So I'm Keepin It Vertical Forever Elevator
它化身的电梯永远垂直

Ridin The Escalator To The Somethin That Is Greater
迈出上升的路遇见更伟大的价值

[Verse 3:]
Treat You Better Than Me
爱汝众甚吾身

Because That's The Heavenly Key
终可得道

To Unlock The Inner Strength
心不为形拘

Where My Essence Will Be
故精魂始现

It's The Knowledge Of Self
得心明之智

Understanding Of The Things Around Me
故内外皆明

That Becomes The Wisdom That I Need
此吾之所饥

Living This Life To The Best Of My Ability
罄其力不使年华虚度

Channelling Energy To My Thoughts Into Your Symmetry
开思维新源你我共饮

Remember Me Because My Clothes Remain Gold
不相忘共浴上苍光辉
(希伯来人解释金色使人想到神的爱和智慧,象征死亡)

I Got The Gift Of Gab Like Them Pimps In Kangols
同奋发虽人各有其志
(这里的pimp应该是吊,穿着入时的意思,kangol是一个服装品牌,最出名的是帽子)

It Never Ends I Keep It Rulin Like A Cypher
生生不息
(说唱中的cypher只要人够多,可以不停的接下去)

The First Caveman Bringin Fire
星火相传

Innovating And Higher To Blast Mistakes I Raise The Stakes
追银河之星芒不倦

It's Double Or Nothing In This Vacuum-Less Space
成亡败寇浮世之法

I Will Survive,Divine,The Time To Cry,Fuck A Hold Or Hide,I'm Alive With Pride
皮之不存,吾神!唯留吾魂!

And I Drove The Chevy To The Levee
子在川上曰

But The Levee Was Dry Singin "This Will Be The Day That I Die"
“逝者如斯夫,不舍昼夜”
(出自《American Pie》by Don McLean的最后两句歌词,追忆美好年代不复返)

翻了将近一天,严重谴责Cise Starr的引用癖
最后推荐两个rap歌词网站:
http://understandrap.com/

http://rapgenius.com/

PS:《Feather》里的旋律采样来自Yusef Lateef的《Love Theme from "The Robe"》
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