Aerial是天線,天線不斷發出訊號,告訴每個社會上的每個人「要怎麼生活」。你最好是跟別人一樣,努力工作、力爭上游、追求名利、抹殺自己的差異性,盡可能搜括資源,破壞你賴以生存的自然環境也沒關係,把災難留給別人就好。

這些天線,又是誰放的呢?基本上就是少數利益團體,披著「政府」的外皮,透過教育,媒體、家庭所建立出的價值,要社會上每個人去做。人在無法獨立思考的情況下,自然就會接受這些洗腦訊號,歌曲聽起來頗是陰森,又有點哀傷。陰森的是這些訊號在暗處操縱著人類的生活,隨時會爆發什麼災難你都不知道;哀傷的是,人心難道就這麼無力嗎?

Aerials
System of a Down
發行年:2001

Life is a waterfall,
(人生,就像瀑布)

We're one in the river,
(我們都是河裡的幾十億浮游生物的…其中一隻)

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And one again after the fall.
(順流而下,一直下……一直下)

Swimming through the void
(你有想要力爭上游,但努力游過的,卻只是空洞)

We hear the word,
(是的,我們聽到他們說的話了)

We lose ourselves,
(接著我們變成另一個別人…)

But we find it all?
(到了最後,我們能找到什麼答案?)

Cause we are the ones that want to play,
(因為,人天生就是賤,他們需要快感)

Always want to go,
(永遠想要靠著追逐某些東西而活)

But you never want to stay,
(你不想停在原處)

And we are the ones that want to choose,
(我們總是想要選擇,想有更好的選擇)

Always want to play,
(總是想要賭一把)

But you never want to lose.
(但卻只想要贏,以為輸家不會是自己)

Aerials, in the sky,
(天上有張網,發出訊號,告訴你要變得跟別人一樣…)

When you lose small mind,
(當你看穿你所追逐的東西,其實都是小事時……)

You free your life.
(那你就自由了)

Life is a waterfall,
(人生,就像瀑布)

We drink from the river,
(我們必須要依靠自然環境活下去)

Then we turn around and put up our walls.
(但是我們一轉身,就大力搜括破壞,然後築起自己的堡壘)

Swimming through the void
(繼續力爭上游,但游過的只是一場空洞)

We hear the word,
(我們聽到「別人」說的話了)

We lose ourselves,
(接著我們變成跟其他人一樣)

But we find it all?
(最後我們會找到什麼?寶藏嗎?)

Cause we are the ones that want to play,
(因為,人天生就是賤,需要快感)

Always want to go,
(他需要一個目標才能活下去…)

But you never want to stay,
(你不想停在原處)

And we are the ones that want to choose,
(我們總是想要選擇,想有更好的選擇)

Always want to play,
(總是想要賭一把)

But you never want to lose.
(但卻只想過贏,接受不了失敗)

 

Aerials, in the sky,
(有很多天線,在天上吱吱叫著,發出訊號,想要封鎖你…)

When you lose small mind,
(當你放棄追逐)

You free your life.
(你的人生就自由了)

Aerials, so up high,
(天線,在高高的天上,它發出的訊號,織成了網)

When you free your eyes,
(當你的眼光自由,能看穿這張網的時候)

Eternal prize.
(那你這一生,就沒有白活了…)

Aerials, in the sky,
(天線,在高高的天空上)

When you lose small mind,
(當你放下那些名利的小事時)

You free your life.
(你就自由了)

Aerials, so up high,
(有很多天線,在天上吱吱叫著,想要鎖住你…)

When you free your eyes,
(當你願意張開眼睛看的時候)

Eternal prize.
(你這一生,就不白活了)
 

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