Bono遊說某個政治家,免除第三世界國家的債務得逞之後,他感覺這世界真美好啊!為何人來世界上走一遭,會封閉自己內心的感受,把自己當機器一樣努力搜括資源?其實人賴以維生的資源,只需要很少就夠了。解除物質的欲望,突然就能看到種種美好風景。

Beautiful Day
原唱者:U2
發行年:2000

The heart is a bloom
(心臟像顆氣球)

Shoots up through the stony ground
(從石地裡升起)

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 There's no room
(這裡沒有房間)

No space to rent in this town
(也沒空間出租)

You're out of luck
(你不再幸運了)

And the reason that you had to care
(所以,你開始在意發生了什麼事)

The traffic is stuck
(因為這個交通不太好)

And you're not moving anywhere
(你哪裡也去不了)

You thought you'd found a friend
(你覺得你有個朋友)

To take you out of this place
(他可以帶你離開這裡)

Someone you could lend a hand
(你可以伸出一隻手)

In return for grace
(然後他會感謝你)

It's a beautiful day
(這是個美麗的日子)

Sky falls, you feel like
(天空離你很近,你覺得…)

It's a beautiful day
(這是美麗的一天)

Don't let it get away
(別讓它逃走了)

You're on the road
(你還在路上)

But you've got no destination
(但是卻不再趕路了)

You're in the mud
(你被困在泥沼裡)

In the maze of her imagination
(卻覺得世界無限廣闊)

You're lovin' this town
(你愛這個小鎮)

Even if that doesn't ring true
(即使生活不完全順利)

You've been all over
(但你已經跟他說再見了)

And it's been all over you
(他們也不再欠你錢了)

It's a beautiful day
(不再負債,感覺真美好)

Don't let it get away
(記住這種感覺)

It's a beautiful day
(這是美好的一天)


Touch me
(摸我一下)

Take me to that other place
(帶我去別處)

Teach me
(教我些什麼)

I know I'm not a hopeless case
(我知道這世界總有希望的)

See the world in green and blue
(看著綠地更綠,藍天更藍)

See China right in front of you
(中國就在你面前:O)

See the canyons broken by cloud
(看白雲默默,繞著峽谷)

See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
(看鮪魚大軍在海裡飆)

See the Bedouin fires at night
(看游牧民族,在夜裡升火)

See the oil fields at first light
(看油田的烈焰,照亮整個黑夜)

And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
(看鳥嘴裡有一片葉子)

After the flood all the colors came out
(在大水氾濫之後,所有的花都開了)

It was a beautiful day
(世界本來就有美好的一面)

Don't let it get away
(別讓你自己忘了這一切)

Beautiful day
(美麗的世界)

Touch me
(摸我)

Take me to that other place
(帶我去其他的地方)

Reach me
(找到我)

I know I'm not a hopeless case
(我知道世界仍有希望)

What you don't have you don't need it now
(關於物質,如果你沒有,那你就不需要)

What you don't know you can feel it somehow
(但是你不知道的是,其實你有感覺)

What you don't have you don't need it now
(你需要的物質,其實很少)

Don't need it now
(其實你賴以維生的資源,真的只需要很少就夠了…)

Was a beautiful day
(如果你懂得欣賞世界的美好)

   

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