這是Bono在911之後,去了紐約一趟之後所寫的。City of Blinding Light 指的就是在恐攻後,失去光芒的紐約市。這首歌描寫災難後復原的人們。從歌中感受的出來,人越是想逃離災難,累積再多的知識、 資源來保護自己都沒用,你只會發現自己被恐懼束縛得更緊了。要超越恐懼,你需要的是~~~~愛。

City of Blinding Lights
原唱者:U2
發行年:2004

The more you see the less you know
(你看過的事情越多,會發現自己懂得越少)

The less you find out as you go
(你的心越陳舊,你能了解的也越少)

更多西洋歌詞翻譯,請見三分鐘熱度的音樂地下室 

I knew much more then than I do now
(現在,我的心又重新歸零了)

Neon heart, day-glo eyes
(此時我的心像霓虹般閃亮,眼中有螢光)

The city lit by fireflies
(螢火蟲照亮了這個城市)

They're advertising in the skies
(他們照亮了天空)

For people like us
(為我們弱弱的閃著……)

And I miss you when you're not around
(你不在的時候,我很想你)

I'm getting ready to leave the ground
(我也準備好要升天了)

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
(噢,你看起來真美)

In the city of blinding lights
(住在這個發出微光的城市裡…)
(註:這是指911事件之後的紐約)

Don't look before you laugh
(在你能重拾笑容之前,不要看它一眼)

Look ugly in a photograph
(不然照片會拍得很醜)

Flash bulbs, purple irises the camera can't see
(我看到閃爍的燈泡、還有紫色的鳶尾花,這些照片是拍不出來的)

I've seen you walk unafraid
(我看過你,曾經無懼地走在路上)

I've seen you in the clothes you've made
(我看你穿著A&F的潮T)

Can you see the beauty inside of me?
(那你看到我心中的美嗎?)

What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?
(我的內在美發生了什麼事?)

And I miss you when you're not around
(你不在的時候,我很想你)

I'm getting ready to leave the ground
(我已經準備好要坐上飛機了)

 

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
(噢,你今晚看起來真美)

In the city of blinding lights
(在這微亮的城市中)

Time, time, time
(時間、時間、時間)

Time won't leave me as I am
(時間會改變我)

But time won't take the boy out of this man
(但是時間不會帶走我心中的孩子)

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
(噢,你今晚真美)

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
(噢,你今晚看起來真美)

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
(真的很美)

Yeah, the city of blinding lights
(這個微光的城市)

The more you know, the less you feel
(你腦中堆積的知識越多,你內心能感受的就越少)

Some pray for what others steal
(災難偷走了你的家人,與你心中的愛、信任、安全感,但把這些交給上帝,為這一切禱告吧!)

Blessing's not just for the ones who kneel, luckily
(讓那些無法禱告的人,也能得到上帝祝福…)

 

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  • Blessing's not just for the ones who kneel, luckily

    這對照對近的世界混亂

    顯得多麼的寫實....