只要你享受過它,真誠的人,就會離你遠去,這就是所謂的權力。

Viva La Vida

Cold Play
發行年:2008

I used to rule the world

(我曾經擁有全世界)

Seas would rise when I gave the word
(我也能呼風喚雨)

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Now in the morning, I sleep alone
(但每天早上睡醒,我仍是條孤單的靈魂)

Sweep the streets I used to own

(我只是個掃馬路的,那條街,曾經是我的土地啊!)

I used to roll the dice

(以前,我隨心所欲)

Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes

(看著敵人眼中的恐懼)

Listen as the crowd would sing

(聽著人群對我歌功頌德)

Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!

(老頭葛屁了,現在我才是國王,萬歲!萬歲!萬萬歲)

One minute I held the key

(我剛得到了權力的鑰匙)

Next the walls were closed on me

(馬上就發現……其實全世界都與我作對)

And I discovered that my castles stand

(我的城堡仍然健在)

Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

(沒錯,但其實它們早就不堪一擊)


I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
(我聽見耶路撒冷的鐘在響)

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

(羅馬戰士在唱著戰歌)

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

(當我的鏡子,我的劍,我的盾)

My missionaries in a foreign field

(我要發動戰爭,出征異鄉)

For some reason I can't explain

(我無法解釋,因為那感覺太奇異了)

Once you go there was never, never a honest word

(只要你享受過它,所有真誠的人,就會離你遠去)

And that was when I ruled the world

(這,就是所謂的權力)

 

It was a wicked and wild wind

(那是一場怪風,很大)

Blew down the doors to let me in

(風吹開一扇門,讓我進去了)

Shattered windows and the sound of drums

(我看見破窗戶,聽見不知名的鼓聲)

People couldn't believe what I'd become

(你沒辦法相信,我變成了什麼)

Revolutionaries wait

(還有很多革命等著我去發動)

For my head on a silver plate

(因為,很多人想要砍下我的頭,好証明他們的力量)

Just a puppet on a lonely string

(所以,我是個傀儡,只有一條脆弱的線控制著我)
(註:意指這不是他想要的生活,他只是在權力的更迭中,一個任人宰割的傀儡)

Oh who would ever want to be king?

(哦,這就是擁有權力的感覺嗎?)

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

(我聽見耶路撒冷的鐘在響)

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

(羅馬戰士的戰歌在唱)

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

(成為我的鏡子,我的劍,我的盾)

My missionaries in a foreign field

(我該出發了)

For some reason I can't explain

(我無法解釋,這感覺太奇異了)

I know Saint Peter won't call my name

(我知道,上帝不會讓我上天堂的)
(註:Saint Peter是耶穌門徒,Call my name 意指不會叫他的名字上天堂)

Never rule this world

(永遠不要擁有權力)

But that was when I ruled the world

(但是我卻已經嘗試過了)

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

(哦哦哦哦~~~哦~~~哦)
 

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