专辑解析+歌词

十四卷
早年写的,整理发出来。


Nicholas(尼古拉斯)
TheHypnotherapist(催眠治疗师)
TheOldMan(神秘老者)
【以上三人来自现实世界,即1999年(专辑发行那一年)】
VictoriaPage-Metropolis/Love(维多利亚)
Sen.EdwardBaynes-TheMiracle(爱德华)
JulianBaynes-TheSleeper(朱利安-尼古拉斯的前世)
【以上三人来自1928年】

Scene One: Regression(第一幕:回溯)

TheHypnotherapist(催眠师):
Close your eyes and begin to relax.
闭上双眼 全身放松
Take a deep breath,
深吸一口气
and let it out slowly.
慢慢呼出
Concentrate on your breathing.
专注呼吸
With each breath you become more relaxed.
身心沉浸
Imagine a brilliant white light above you,
想象你被一道白光笼罩
focusing on this light as it flows through your body.
注视着它 感受自己正在被它占有
Allow yourself to drift off
意识逐渐模糊
as you fall deeper and deeper into a more relaxed state of mind.
睡去吧
Now as I count backward from ten to one,
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早年写的,整理发出来。


Nicholas(尼古拉斯)
TheHypnotherapist(催眠治疗师)
TheOldMan(神秘老者)
【以上三人来自现实世界,即1999年(专辑发行那一年)】
VictoriaPage-Metropolis/Love(维多利亚)
Sen.EdwardBaynes-TheMiracle(爱德华)
JulianBaynes-TheSleeper(朱利安-尼古拉斯的前世)
【以上三人来自1928年】

Scene One: Regression(第一幕:回溯)

TheHypnotherapist(催眠师):
Close your eyes and begin to relax.
闭上双眼 全身放松
Take a deep breath,
深吸一口气
and let it out slowly.
慢慢呼出
Concentrate on your breathing.
专注呼吸
With each breath you become more relaxed.
身心沉浸
Imagine a brilliant white light above you,
想象你被一道白光笼罩
focusing on this light as it flows through your body.
注视着它 感受自己正在被它占有
Allow yourself to drift off
意识逐渐模糊
as you fall deeper and deeper into a more relaxed state of mind.
睡去吧
Now as I count backward from ten to one,
现在我开始倒数
you will fill more peaceful, and calm.
你将带出自身 带入静虑
Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six.
十 九 八 七 六
You will enter a safe place
你来到一个安全空间
where nothing can harm you.
没有什么可以伤害到你
Five. Four. Three. Two.
五 四 三 二
If at any time you need to came back,
如果你想回来
all you must do is open your eyes. One.
你只需要睁开双眼

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
Safe in the light that surrounds me
白光笼罩着我
Free of the fear and the pain
恐惧与痛苦已经远去
My subconscious mind
我的潜意识
Starts spinning through time
正在进行一场时空旅行
To rejoin the past once again
我又回到了过去
Nothing seems real
多么的不真实啊
I'm starting to feel
我的感觉回来了
Lost in the haze of a dream
却在梦中迷失
And as I draw near
我慢慢走进
The scene becomes clear
一切变得清晰
Like watching my life on a screen
好似在荧幕上回顾一生
Hello Victoria so glad to see you
久违了 维多利亚
My friend.
我的朋友
【尼古拉斯近日总被噩梦困扰,他决定寻求催眠师的帮助。故事,就是从这里开始。齿轮转动,牵动时钟滴答作响,催眠师温柔的声音引导尼古拉斯进入潜意识中。随着吉他拨弦的加入,尼古拉斯远离了痛苦的噩梦,催眠师似乎和尼古拉斯梦的审查机制做了场交易,让梦卸下伪装,自我得以短暂压抑。我们得以和催眠师一同进入尼古拉斯的思绪之中,而在潜意识畅游的尼古拉斯,终于有机会能够靠近时常在脑海中闪现的记忆碎片,一切都那么真实,那么的触手可及。时间回到1928年——尼古拉斯的前生。】


 Scene Two I. Overture 1928(第二幕第一部分:序曲1928)
【随着愈加靠近的鼓点和更有力量的吉他拨弦,尼古拉斯开始他的1928时空旅行。作为整张专辑的序曲,Overture1928可谓是包罗万象——Rudess的键盘和Petrucci的吉他或浑然一体,或针锋相对。Myung的贝斯存在感超强,和鼓点相呼应。(在DT今年发布的新专辑<The Astonishing>中,Myung的贝斯明显存在感降低了很多QAQ)当然,无论或悦或悲、或欣喜或绝望……回忆总是苦乐半参的,但对于真相的憧憬安抚了尼古拉斯所有的不安情绪。细心的朋友一定发现了,序曲与后面许多曲目存在相似的段落,比如Strange Deja Vu,比如home,比如被誉为摇滚史上节奏最复杂的The Dance Of Eternity,还比如故事的尾声One Last Time。在尼古拉斯前面的,是一股令人不安的似曾相识。】


Scene Two II: Strange Deja Vu(第二幕第二部分:陌生又似曾相识)
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
Subconscious Strange Sensation
潜意识里 我经验着奇异
Unconscious relaxation
我变得轻松
What a pleasant nightmare
多么美好的梦啊
And I can't wait to get there again
我已等不及要再次经历它们了
Every time I close my eyes
每当我闭上双眼
There's another vivid surprise
总有一个情境
Another whole life waiting
一段生活 召唤着我
Chapters unfinished, fading
故事只剩残片 没有终章
Closer now- Slowly coming into view
那情境慢慢显现
I've arrived- Blinding sunshine beaming through
我已身在其中 刺眼的阳光将我笼罩
There's a house I'm drawn to
我走进一栋房
Familiar settings nothing new
熟悉的摆设呈现眼前
And there's a pathway leading there
附近有一条小路
With a haunting chill in the air
通向深幽 让人不寒而栗
There's a room at the top of the stairs
楼梯尽头的一间小屋
Every night I'm drawn up there
是我每晚入睡的地方
And there's a girl in the mirror
镜中有个女孩
Her face is getting clearer
她的轮廓渐渐清晰
Young child won't you tell me why I'm here?
年轻人 你能告诉我为什么我在这吗
In her eyes-
她的双眼
I sense a story never told
向我诉说一段从未提起的往事
Behind the disguise-
在伪装之后
There's something tearing at her soul...
我看到她被撕裂的灵魂

Victoria(维多利亚):
Tonight I've been searching for it
今夜我在寻觅
A feeling that's deep inside me
内心深处的秘密
Tonight I've been searching for
今夜我在寻觅
The one that nobody knows
无人知晓的真理
Trying to break free
逃离这一切
I just can't help myself
我无法控制自己
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
我头痛欲裂
Tears my heart into two
灵魂被撕扯两半
I'm not the one the sleeper thought he knew
我不再是沉睡者熟悉的我了

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
Back on my feet again
我又能自由活动了
Eyes open to the real world
我回到现在
Metropolis surrounds me
大都市(双关语:也指维多利亚)在我心头萦绕
The mirror's shattered the girl

女孩的脸庞犹在镜中
Why is this other life
为什么她
Haunting me every day
像鬼一样缠着我
I'd break through to the other side
如果我有办法
If only I'd find the way
我一定拼尽全力找出真相
Something's awfully familiar
这一切似曾相识
The feeling's so hard to shake
这感觉难以忘怀
Could I have lived in that other world
我在那个世界生活过吗
It's a link that I'm destined to make
这一定是命运的安排
I'm still searching but I don't know what for
我忙乱 却是枉然
The missing key to unlock my mind's door
我毫无头绪
Today I am searching for it
今夜我在寻觅
A feeling that won't go away
那挥之不去的感觉
Today I am searching for
今夜我在寻觅
The only one I know
只有我知道的真相
Trying to break free
逃离这一切
I just can't help myself
我无法控制自己
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
我头痛欲裂
Tears my soul into two
灵魂被撕扯成两半
I'm not the one I thought I always knew
我不再是我熟知的我了
I just can't help myself
我无法控制自己
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
我头痛欲裂
Uncanny, Strange Deja Vu
陌生又似曾相识
But I don't mind- I hope to find the truth
我不害怕 我要找寻真相
【尼古拉斯在自己的过往中探寻真相,我们和他一起回到了1928年,那个梦中的熟悉场景。】


SceneThree I:ThroughMyWords(第三幕第一部分:我的留言)
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
All your eyes have ever seen
一切如你所见
All you've ever heard
一切如你所闻
Is etched upon my memory
都被我铭记在心
I spoken through my words
我用语言锚固记忆
All that I take with me
你留下的一切
Is all you've left behind
都属于我
Were sharing one eternity
我们共享不灭的灵魂
Living in two minds
经历不同的此生
Linked by an endless thread
命运把我们相连
Impossible to break
让我们无法分离
【在一片温暖琴声的浸淫,尼古拉斯明白了被噩梦所困的原因,同时他也意识到,若他无法获得前世的真相,亦无法在今世获得安宁。】

SceneThree II:FatalTragedy(第三幕第二部分:最终的悲剧)
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
alone at night
凄冷的夜
i feel so strange
我感到不安
i need to find
我需要去寻找
all the answers to my dreams
困扰我的梦境的真相
【低沉的琴音过后,是充满疑惑、渴求真相的的吉他声。尼古拉斯明白,只要他受到林散片段的困扰,对生活的信念一定会逐渐溜走,更不用说平静的思索人生。因而,尼古拉斯的不安变为主动积极。】
when i sleep at night
每当我入睡
i hear the cries
总听到有人哭泣
what does this mean?
这意味着什么
i shut the door and traveled to another home
我关上门 来到另一个住处
i met an older man, he seemed to be alone
我遇到了一位老者 他孤身一人
i felt that i could trust him
他看起来值得信任
he talked to me that night:
他和我说起了那晚发生了什么
The older man(老者):
lad did you know a girl was murdered here?
你知道吗 有个女孩在这被谋杀了
this fatal tragedy was talked about for years
这桩惨案被人谈论多年
【陈年旧案的主角居然是自己的前身,突如其来的噩耗使得早已思绪混乱的尼古拉斯陷入混沌。在暗淡街灯的映照之下,尼古拉斯努力让自己恢复平静,但似乎是徒劳的。】
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
victorias gone forever
维多利亚已经死去
only memories remain
只留下只剩记忆
she passed away
她死的时候
she was so young
如此的年轻
without love
没有爱
without truth
无处找寻的真相
there can be no turning back
没有回头路可走
without faith
没有信念
without hope
近乎绝望
there can be no peace of mind
心灵永不会平静
as the night went on
夜幕降临
i started to find my way
我尝试理清思绪
i learned about a tragedy
我了解了这个悲剧
a mystery still today
但是还存在许多疑点
i tried to get more answers
我想得到更多的信息
but he said, youre on your own
但是老者说 你需要自己找到答案
then he turned away and left me
他转身离去
as i stand there all alone
留下我一个人
he said, you'll know the truth
他说 真相终会显现
as you future days unfold
你会得到答案
without love
没有爱
without truth
无从找寻的真相
there can be no turning back
没有回头路可走
without faith
没有信念
without hope
近乎绝望
there can be no peace of mind
心灵永不会平静

Hypnotherapist(催眠师):
now it is time to see how you died
是时候解开死亡的真相了
remember that death is not the endbut only a transition
请记住 死亡不过是生命的终点
【而此时,催眠师再度出现,施展魔法,在诡异的单音琴声伴奏下,他引导着尼古拉斯更加接近真相。】

SceneFour:BeyondThisLife(第四幕:此生过后)
[Headline:] "Murder, young girl killed
头条新闻:谋杀!年轻的女孩遇害
Desperate shooting at Echoe`s hill
枪鸣响彻山谷
【承接上一幕的金属味极重的结尾,尝试以仅有线索整理出概况的这一幕以同样的风格为开始,在一段激情澎湃的开端之后,充满嘲讽意味的琴声,为解开真相的旅程增添了些诙谐。】
Dreadful ending, killer died
嫌疑人死亡
Evidently suicide"
这无疑是自杀
A witness heard a horrifying sound
目击者听到了可怕的声响
He ran to find a woman dead and
他发现一个女孩已经死亡
Lying on the ground
倒在血泊中
Standing by her was a man
女孩身边的男子
Nervous, shaking, gun in hand
手里有枪 不知所措
Witness says he tried to help
他似乎在寻求帮助
But he`d turned the weapon on himself
却把抢对准了自己
His body fell across that poor young girl
他的尸体在女孩冰冷的尸体旁
After shouting out in vain
呼救无果
The witness ran to call for assistance
目击者拨通了急救电话
A sad close to a broken love affair
真是一段凄惨的爱情故事
Our deeds have traveled far
前世的因
What we have been is what we are
今世的果
She wanted love forever
她想和他永远在一起
But he had another plan
他却另有打算
He fell into an evil way
他沉迷赌博无法自拔
She had to let him down
她只能让他放任自流
She said "I can`t love a wayward man"
她说 我不能爱一个赌鬼
She may have found a reason to forgive
她在寻找原谅他的理由
If he had only tried to change
如果他能改过自新
Was their fatal meeting prearranged?
一切都是命中注定吗
Had a violent struggle taken place?
种种迹象表明
There was every sign that lead there
他们生前发生过争斗
Witness found a switchblade on the ground
目击者在地上发现了一把弹簧刀
Was the victim unaware?
被害人是否没有发现
They continued to investigate
警方继续调查
They found a note in the killer`s pocket
他们在凶手的口袋中发现一张便条
It could have been a suicide letter
看似是一封遗书
Maybe he had lost her love
也许他失去了挚爱
I feel there`s only one thing left to do
如果不能和你在一起
I'd sooner take my life away than live with losing you
我将死去
Our deeds have traveled far
我们所做的一切
What we have been is what we are
影响深远
All that we learn this time
我从彼生
(What we have been is what we are)
Is carried beyond this life
获得生命的真谛

Scene Five: Through Her Eyes(第五幕:她的双眼)
【第五幕的音乐风格与节奏与之前截然不同,由充满能量、速度的旋律】
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
She never really had a chance
那个可怕的夜晚
On that fateful moonlit night
她无处可逃
Sacrificed without a fight
她无力反抗
A victim of her circumstance
她只是一个可怜的牺牲品
Now that I've become aware
如今我终于明白
And I've exposed this tragedy
这场悲剧背后的真相
A sadness grows inside of me
悲从中来
It all seems so unfair
这一切太不公平了
I'm learning all about my life
通过她的眼睛
By looking through her eyes
我读懂了自己的一生
Just beyond the churchyard gates
来到教堂的墓地
Where the grass is overgrown
杂草丛生
I saw the writing on her stone
看着她的墓碑
I felt like I would suffocate
我难过得快要窒息
In loving memory of our child
怀念我们可爱的孩子
So innocent, eyes open wide
天真无邪
I felt so empty as I cried
我仿佛被掏空
Like part of me had died
身体的部分正在死去
I'm learning all about my life
通过她的双眼
By looking through her eyes
我读懂了自己的一生
And as her image wandered through my head
我哭得像个孩子
I wept just like a baby
脑海里满是她的影像
As I lay awake in bed
我从床上醒来
And I know what it's like
这感觉
To lose someone you love
和失去一生挚爱
And this felt just the same
毫无差别
She wasn't given any choice
她没有选择的机会
Desperation stole her voice
她因绝望而失声
I've been given so much more in life
我拥有一切
I've got a son, I've got a wife
我有可爱的孩子 一个好的妻子
I had to suffer one last time
我要再次经历痛苦
To grieve for her and say goodbye
为她纪念
Relive the anguish of my past
经历那本属于我的痛苦
To find out who I was at last
寻找我遗失的过去
The door has opened wide
门已敞开
I'm turning with the tide
我回到过去
Looking through her eyes
通过她的双眼 见证一切
【这首歌的词美的像一首婉转的现代诗,简洁的语句把尼古拉斯的内心世界勾画得淋漓尽致。Jordan的钢琴,James的演唱亦是亮点。截至第一章位置,尼古拉斯由主动的寻求帮助,尝试将脑海中的碎片拼凑,开始逐渐的接近真相。现在他决定克服一切,找出真相,让前世今生的自我都得到解脱。】


Scene Six: Home(第六幕:家)
【第二部分的故事以带神秘波斯风味的旋律开头,我们随尼古拉斯进入了乌烟瘴气的房间,房间内充斥着让人堕落之物——酒精、毒品,房间里正在进行着那让尼古拉斯前身无法自拔的赌博活动】
The Sleeper(沉睡者):
Shine-lake of fire
火焰之湖 火光冲天
Lines take me higher
湖中波澜 让我兴奋
My mind drips desire
欲望充斥胸中
Confined and overtired
我不能控制自己
Living this charade
生活在迷局中
Is getting me nowhere
让我止步不前
I can't shake this charade
我解不开谜底
The city's cold blood calls me home
城市在召唤我
Home it's what I long for
我渴望回家
Back home where I belong
家是心之所向
The city, it calls to me
城市在召唤我
Decadent scenes from my memory
脑海里中记忆
Sorrow, eternity
痛苦恒永久
My demons are coming to drown me'
我内心的恶魔快要将我吞没
Help I'm falling, I'm crawling
我在堕落
I can't keep away from its clutch
我无处可逃
Can't have it, this habit
我不能自已
It's calling me back to my home
家正在召唤我
The Miracle(奇迹者):
I remember the first time she came to me
我记得她第一次来到我身边
Poured her soul out all night and cried
向我倾诉心事
I remember I was told there's a new love that's born
一段爱情逝去
For each one that has died
就有一段爱情诞生
I never thought that
我从未想过
Could carry on with this life
要继续这样的生活
But I can't resist myself
但是 无论我多么努力
No matter how hard I try
就是无法放弃
Living their other life
他们已经分开
Is getting them nowhere
分道扬镳
I`ll make her my wife
我要娶她为妻
Her sweet temptations calls me home
她呼唤着我回家
Home it's what I long for
我想回家
My home where she belongs
那是她的心之所向
Her ecstasy, means so much to me
她是那么的迷人
Even decieving my own blood
为了她我愿意付出一切
Victoria watches and thoughtfully smiles
维多利亚微笑着
She's taking me to my home
我们在回家的路上
Help, he's my brother, but I love her
帮帮我吧 他是我的兄弟 但是我爱她
I can't keep away from her touch
我不能不回应她的爱
Deception, dishonor
谎言 毁誉
It's calling me back to my home
这一切召唤我快快回家
Her story, it holds the key
她的故事是解开谜题的关键
Unlocking dreams from my memory
我的记忆正在解锁
Solving this mystery
能解开这个谜题
Is everything that is a part of me
这一切我都参与其中
Help, regression, obsession
帮帮我 我心头满是疑惑
I can't keep away from her touch
我不能拒绝她的爱
Leave no doubt, to find out
我必须离开
It's calling me back to my home
家正呼唤着我
【当然,对于这首歌的名字Home我们必须看到它的隐藏意义。Home当然指的是一个家,更重要的是,它是心之所向。我们不妨审视一下目前的人物关系和人物的状态。朱利安(即尼古拉斯的前世)嗜赌如命,爱德华爱上了自己兄弟的情人,维多利亚接受了爱德华的爱并与其发生了关系。所有人都知道,自己做的是“不对的”,他们的内心都在挣扎,都希望能够解脱,获得内心的安宁,而Home,就是他们的庇护所,在这里他们可以获得解脱。我们回过头来检视,在前面的两首歌裏我们只知道,尼古拉斯经由催眠了解到维多利亚与自己的前生。但是并没有交代他在催眠的过程中还看到什 麼异相,这首歌就是在为这个过程做补充,更重要的是从这个异象中,尼古拉斯发现维多利亚与自己兄弟之间的畸恋,引发他认为 维多利亚的死因恐怕没那麼单纯,进而让他再作进一步的催眠而找到事情的真相。这首歌以第三人称的角度,分别描述出这两个男人的心结,也陈述他自己的看法。】


Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity(第七幕第一部分:永恒之舞)
【紧接着Home最后数秒的延续,接下来是被成为摇滚史上节奏最为复杂的The Dance of Eternity,短短的六分钟里有128词的节奏变换。在鬼魅的低音吉他与JP标志式的浑厚吉他相继加入后,以从Overture 1928取样的前奏将我们带入了另一个截然不同的世界。值得一提的是,除了乐曲本身的演奏难度之外,此曲的看似混乱却有序的编曲值得我们反复琢磨。起初听这首歌,大概会觉得在乐曲结构上无迹可寻,但若仔细聆听,则可抓到其纹理。当然,这首歌不仅对演奏技巧和器材的要求高,对于听众的播放器材一样有高要求。在3:30左右开始的混沌式段落可谓是对器材的巨大考验。2000年,乐队曾在巡演中完整的表现过整张专辑,有幸的是,在2014年的Breaking the Fourth Wall上,这首神曲终于被再次演绎,而且,管弦乐队的加入实在是让人振奋!!
哦,对了,这首歌为什么叫永恒之舞呢?官方的解释是,爱就是永恒之舞。维多利亚在和奇迹者交谈后,迅速爱上了他,所以,在这首歌里,可以听到他们XXOO的声音……是啊,爱是一瞬,又是永恒。】

Scene Seven: II. One Last Time(第七幕第二部分:最终):
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
it doesn't make any sense
这场悲剧的结局
this tragic ending
毫无意义
in spite of the evidence
证据成列面前
there's something still missing
仍然有所缺失
【经过千百次的拍子变换之后,混乱的思绪也随之平静,伴随着尼古拉斯独白的,是幽寂的琴声,尽管他离真相越来越近,但依然有许多疑问。】
heard some of the rumor's told
传言说
a taste of ones wealth
因为金钱的关系
did victoria wound his soul?
是维多利亚伤了他的心吗
did she bid him farewell?
她送别了他吗
victoria(维多利亚):
one last time
最终
we'll lay down today
我们都将死去
one last time
最终
we'll lay down today
我们都将死去
one last time
最终
we'll lay down today
我们都将死去

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
here i am inside his home
他的家里
it holds the many clues
一定有很多线索
to my suspicions
待我发现
and as im standing here right now
如今我站在这儿
i'm finally shown what i have always known
似曾相识的感觉
coincidence i can't believe
这是巧合吗
as my childhood dreams slowly come true
我不敢相信
are these her memories
她的记忆
awakened through my eyes
在我脑海掠过
this house has brought back to life
这栋房子仿佛鲜活了起来
an open door
敞开的门
i walk on through
我走了过去
into his bedroom
进入他的卧室
feeling as cold as outside
房间气温很低
the walls disappear
墙壁消失了
to some woman who's screaming
化作一个女人的尖叫
a man pleads forgiveness
一个男人在祈求她的原谅
his words i can not hear
我听不到他在说什么


Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On(第八幕:精神永存)【【本人最喜欢的一首,每次听都要泪目qwqqqqq
【在奇迹者的家中,尼可拉斯似乎看到了维多利亚让奇迹者离开她,和奇迹者祈求的声音,似乎维多利亚要回到沉睡者(朱利安)身边了.. 在一系列的探查后,尼可拉斯意识到前世和今生的紧密连,认识到死亡并不是终结,只是一个过渡,这让他更有勇气面对面漆的困难和人生,而维多利亚的声音也来到了现代,她告诉尼可拉斯要勇敢面对,并不要忘记她。 】
Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
Where did we come from?
我们从何而来
Why are we here?
又将去往何方
Where do we go when we die?
死后我们将何去何从
What lies beyond
来世是什么
And what lay before?
前世又是什么
Is anything certain in life?
一切都是命中注定吗
【在沉迷之后,尼古拉斯在探索自己的前世生命的同时,也在思考着生命的意义与存在的本质。】
They say, Life is too short,
人生苦短
The here and the now
把握当下
And You're only given one shot
你只有一次机会
But could there be more,
生命是否有
Have I lived before,
更多可能呢
Or could this be all that we've got?
或者说 我已经拥有一切了
If I die tomorrow
如果我将在明天死去
I'd be allright
我不会害怕
Because I believe
因为我相信
That after we're gone
生命消逝
The spirit carries on
灵魂不灭
I used to be frightened of dying
我也曾惧怕死亡
I used to think death was the end
相信死亡是一切的终结
But that was before
如今
I'm not scared anymore
我不再恐惧
I know that my soul will transcend
因为我的灵魂不灭
I may never find all the answers
也许我永远找不到答案
I may never understand why
也许我永远都理不清前因后果
I may never prove
也许我永远都不能证明
What I know to be true
我知道的是真相吗
But I know that I still have to try
但我不会停止寻找
If I die tomorrow
如果我在明天死去
I'd be allright
我不会害怕
Because I believe
因为我坚信
That after we're gone
生命消逝
The spirit carries on
灵魂永存

Victoria(维多利亚):
Move on, be brave
加油 振作起来
Don't weep at my grave
别在我墓碑前哭泣
Because I am no longer here
因为我已不在
But please never let
请不要让我的记忆
Your memory of me disappear
在你脑海中消逝

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
Safe in the light that surrounds me
暖光包围着我
Free of the fear and the pain
没有痛苦
My questioning mind
我企图从混乱的思绪中
Has helped me to find
理清线索
The meaning in my life again
重拾生命的意义
Victoria's real
维多利亚她真的存在
I finally feel
我终能在梦中
At peace with the girl in my dreams
与那女孩共享平静
And now that I'm here
如今我在这里
It's perfectly clear
谜底已经解开
I found out what all of this means
我已找到答案
If I die tomorrow
如果我将在明天死去
I'd be allright
我不会恐惧
Because I believe
因为我相信
That after we're gone
生命逝去
The spirit carries on
精神永存
【这首歌传达的似乎是一个乐观的结论;If I die tomorrow, I'd be allright,
Because I believe that after we're gone, the spirit carries on.但仍然让人鼻酸,惹人落泪的。今年年初,David Bowie去世了,他是我特别喜欢的一位艺术家,一位真正的艺术家,我特别伤心,就总听这首歌。当然,他确实做到了,他去世的前几天正逢他69岁生日,他也在这一天发布了自己的新专辑BlackStar,专辑中有首歌叫做Lazarus,拉撒路是圣经中的人物,死后被耶稣复活,最终被祭司长杀死。Bowie打算用这样一则预言宣告自己的离世吧……好的扯远了qwq说回这首歌,James的唱腔明显有Roger的风格,其实这很容易理解,JP曾说过乐队里的所有人都受Pink Floyd的影响。Pink的音乐总有点“置身事外”的冷漠感,一种孤芳自赏,冷眼旁观的超脱感。】

Scene Nine: Finally Free(第九幕:终于自由)
【最后的场景是尼古拉斯未曾揭晓的答案,真正的凶手就是奇迹者,他伪造了沉睡者的遗书,伪装过现场后,他又以目击者的身份报了案,这就成了BeyondThisLife里的一切。
由于沉睡者最终离开了那沉沦的生活方式,回到了维多利亚的身边,维多利亚发现她爱的还是沉睡者,她拒绝了奇迹者,奇迹者因此生狠,在沉睡者和维多利亚暗地约会之时,杀死了他们两个。 】
Hypnotist(催眠师):
You are once again surrounded by a brilliant white light.
你将再次被白光笼罩
Allow the light to lead you away from your past and into this lifetime.
你将回到现实
As the light dissipates you will slowly fade back into
当白光消逝
consciousness, remembering all you have learned.
你的意识就会逐渐恢复 记得所有的一切
When I tell you to open your eyes you will return to the present,
当我要你睁开双眼时 你将会回到现实
Feeling peaceful and refresh.
放松身心
Open your eyes Nicholas.
睁开双眼 尼古拉斯
【在了解一切的真相后,尼古拉斯终于可以从困扰不已的前世今生中得以解脱,带着旅途中学到的一切回到现实生活中,结束所谓的一分为二的生命,重拾自己的生活。】
Miracle(奇迹者):
Friday evening
周五的夜晚
The blood still on my hands
鲜血沾满我的双手
To think that she would leave me now
她因为那个忘恩负义的男人离开我
For that ungrateful man
我胸中充满愤怒
Sole survivor
我已平静
No witness to the crime
没有目击者
I must act fast to cover up
我必须抓紧时间
I think that there`s still time
伪造现场
【奇迹者开始伪造纸条 】
He`d seem hopeless and lost with this note
他的遗书流露出的悲伤和绝望
They`ll buy into the words that I wrote
让人深信不疑
纸条的内容:
This feeling
这种感觉
Inside me
在我心中回荡
Finally found my love
找回挚爱
I`ve finally broke free
重获自由
No longer
我们将
Torn in two
再也不分开
I`d take my own life before losing you
没有你我宁愿死去
【故事又来到了周五的下午,这是描写在维多利亚和沉睡者被杀之前,维多利亚急于去间回家的沉睡者的焦急心情。 】
Victoria(维多利亚):
Feeling good this Friday afternoon
周五的下午 心情很好
I ran into Julian
我奔向朱利安
Said we'd get together soon
告诉他我们永远在一起
He`s always had my heart
他是我的挚爱
He needs to know
他需要知道这一点
I`ll break free of the Miracle
我决定离开奇迹者
It`s time for him to go
是时候说再见了
This feeling
这种感觉
Inside me
回荡心中
Finally found my love
我找回真爱
I`ve finally broke free
重获自由
No longer
没有什么
Torn in two
可以将我们分开
He`d kill his brother if he only knew
将如他知晓 他一定会杀了他的兄弟

Their love renewed
他们旧情复燃
They`d rendezvous
在那幽静的小路上
In a pathway out of view
他们幽会
They thought no one knew
他们坚信无人知晓
Then came a shot out of the night
但一声枪响划破夜空
【沉睡者和维多利亚终于见到了对方,但就在这时,Miracle出现了,沉睡者拔出刀向奇迹者刺去,但是被奇迹者躲开,奇迹者拔出枪,射倒了沉睡者,他把枪口对准了维多利亚,在杀死她之前,他对她说】

"Open your eyes, Victoria"
睁开双眼!维多利亚

【随后两机枪声,他杀死了自己的爱人,随即逃跑。 此时sleeper还没有死,他慢慢爬到维多利亚的身边... 】

Sleeper(沉睡者):
One last time
最终
We'll lay down today
我们将倒下
One last time
最终
Until we fade away
我们将逝去
As their bodies lie still
他们的倒在地上
And the ending draws near
结局渐进
Spirits rise through the air
他们的灵魂升入天际
All their fears disappear
恐惧消失
It all becomes clear
一切都已明了
A blinding light comes into view
刺眼的光笼罩四野
An old soul exchanged for a new
新旧更替
Familiar voice comes shining through
我听到熟悉的声音

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
This feeling
这种感觉
Inside me
在我心中回荡
Finally found my love
找回挚爱
I`ve finally broke free
重获自由
No longer
我们将
Torn in two
再也不分开
Living my own life by learning from you
从你的一生我获得了生命的意义
We`ll meet again my friend
我们会再见的
Someday soon
就在不久的将来

CNN report(CNN报道):
"... their lead story,
all anticipating the outcome of the man considered to be a member of American nobility.
所有人都在猜测结局是什么
And as you can imagine, as the skies have grown darker
如你所见 白宫变暗
here over Washington,
天空褪色
The moon has grown darker as well and people here are
人们心情沮丧
beginning to resign themselves to the possibility that they are
他们相信
witnessing yet another tragedy in a long string of misfortunes.
自己目睹了一场悲剧
Reaction from everywhere, from Washington and certainly
各地回应
from around the world has guess..."
传来消息

Hypnotist(催眠师):
"Open your eyes, Nicholas'"
睁开双眼!尼古拉斯!

Nicholas(尼古拉斯):
"AAAH!"
啊啊啊啊!!!!
【因为从歌曲的开头我们知道,尼古拉斯已经结束了那一轮的回归治疗,开车回家了。他自己已经不再被那梦靥困扰,正在在家看电视听歌时,突然 另一辆车停在了他们家门口,催眠师来了,就像奇迹者杀死维多利亚那时说的“openyoureyes!尼可拉斯!”其实催眠师就是奇迹者的转世.他杀死了尼古拉斯 】
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