這是Bruce Springsteen寫不出歌的時候,他內心的恐懼、憤怒、還有被害妄想,他想自殺。(其實這是所有研究生也都經歷過的,論文寫不出來,但是又要跟老師報告進度了…)

Dancing in the Dark
原唱者:Bruce Springsteen
發行年:1984

 

I get up in the evening
(我傍晚睡醒)

And I ain't got nothing to say
(我什麼都不想說)


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I come home in the morning
(我忙到早上才回家)

I go to bed feeling the same way

(上床的時候,這是覺得很煩)

I ain't nothing but tired

(我只覺得很累)

Man I'm just tired and bored with myself

(老闆,我只覺得很累,而且覺得自己很無趣)

Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

(親愛的,我只需要一點幫助)

You can't start a fire

(你沒有熱情)

You can't start a fire without a spark

(沒有熱情,怎麼會有好的作品?)

This gun's for hire

(我想自殺)

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

(我現在什麼方向都沒有…)

Message keeps getting clearer
(好吧,我腦中有想法,越來越清楚了)

Radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place

(收音機開者,然後我在房間裡走來走去)

I check my look in the mirror

(我看著鏡中的自己)

I want to change my clothes, my hair, my face

(我想換衣服、髮型、連這張臉也換掉好了)

Man I ain't getting nowhere

(天啊,我什麼都沒寫出來)

I'm just living in a dump like this

(我簡直是個廢物)

There's something happening somewhere

(外面的世界一定很有趣,哦?)

Baby I just know that there is

(我知道那些是什麼)

You can't start a fire

(你不能發光發熱)

You can't start a fire without a spark

(如果你連一點靈感也沒有)

This gun's for hire

(這裡有把槍,我想殺人)

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

(因為我不知道自己在做什麼)

   

You sit around getting older
(你坐在那裡變老)

 

There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
(一定有很多人在嘲笑我)

I'll shake this world off my shoulders

(我會寫出一首歌,把你們這些人全嚇死)

Come on baby this laugh's on me

(來吧,笑吧,笑我啊!)

Stay on the streets of this town

(你走出這個房子,到了外面)

And they'll be carving you up alright

(他們會凌遲你至死)

They say you gotta stay hungry

(他們說,作音樂,你一定會餓死的)

Hey baby I'm just about starving tonight

(嘿,沒錯,今晚我就快餓死了)

I'm dying for some action

(我很想要做些事情)

I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book

(我討厭坐在這裡寫書)

I need a love reaction

(我需要來做個愛)

Come on now baby gimme just one look

(來吧,施捨我一個關愛的眼神)

You can't start a fire sitting 'round crying over a broken heart

(如果你只是在這裡哭,你仍然寫不出歌來)

This gun's for hire

(來吧,這裡有把槍)

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

(我還是沒有方向)

You can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart

(你擔心你的小小世界,會因此毀滅)

This gun's for hire

(那就死一死吧!)

Even if we're just dancing in the dark

(我覺得這感覺就像在黑暗中跳舞,不知道自己在做什麼)

 

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