The A Team可不是什麼職業球隊的A軍,B組喔,在這首歌裡是暗指「毒癮很重的人」。這首歌是Ed Sheeran在當遊民的志工時,認識了一個遊民女孩,她的名字叫Angel, 歌裡說的就是她的人生故事。

The A Team
原唱者:Ed Sheeran
發行年:2011

White lips, pale face
(她的唇無血色,臉也是蒼白的…)

Breathing in snowflakes
(她呼吸時,唇邊會綻放一朵朵雪花…)

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Burnt lungs, sour taste
(她的肺燒焦了,一開口,就聞到酸敗的氣息…)

Lights gone, days end
(燈關了,妳的一天結束了)

Struggling to pay rent
(她很努力的工作,想要付得起房租)

Long nights, strange men
(但夜晚一切才要開始,陌生的男子一個接一個……)

And they say
(他們說……)

She's in the class A team
(她的毒癮很重了)
(註:Class A暗指一級毒品,如海洛因)

Stuck in her daydream
(但她再也出不來了,只能這樣活著)

Been this way since eighteen
(從十八歲開始,她就是如此)

But lately her face seems
(但是最近,她的臉開始變得…)

Slowly sinking, wasting
(雙頰凹陷,越來越瘦…)

Crumbling like pastries
(整個人像酥餅一樣,一捏就碎)

And they scream
(他們吶喊著…)

The worst things in life come free to us
(為什麼悲劇,總是免費發生在我們身上?)

'Cause we're just under the upper hand
(因為我們出身弱勢,所以就該死嗎?)

And go mad for a couple grams
(然後,為了再得到幾克的海洛因,我們什麼都能做)

And she don't want to go outside, tonight
(今晚,她不想出門了)

And in a pipe she flies to the motherland
(一根吸管,可以讓她回到自己的家)
(註:一根吸管,暗指吸一口毒品)

Or sells love to another man
(或是再跟另一個男人作愛)

It's too cold outside
(外面真的很冷)

For angels to fly, for angels to fly
(只有天使能待在外面,外面只有天使…)

 

Ripped gloves, raincoat
(破手套,雨衣)

Tried to swim and stay afloat
(她努力踢著水,想要不沉下去)

Dry house, wet clothes
(一個不會風吹雨淋的家,裡面有溼的毛巾)

Loose change, bank notes
(散亂的零錢,鈔票)

Weary-eyed, dry throat
(疲累的雙眼,脫水的喉嚨…)

Call girl, no phone
(她是一個,沒有電話號碼的援交妹……)

And they say
(他們說……)

She's in the class A team
(她的毒癮很重了)
(註:Class A暗指一級毒品,如海洛因)

Stuck in her daydream
(但她再也出不來了,只能這樣活著)

Been this way since eighteen
(從十八歲開始,她就是如此)

But lately her face seems
(但是最近,她的臉開始變得…)

Slowly sinking, wasting
(雙頰凹陷,越來越瘦…)

Crumbling like pastries
(整個人像酥餅一樣,一捏就碎)

And they scream
(他們吶喊著…)

The worst things in life come free to us
(為什麼悲劇,總是免費發生在我們身上?)

'Cause we're just under the upper hand
(因為我們出身弱勢,所以就該死嗎?)

And go mad for a couple grams
(然後,為了再得到幾克的海洛因,我們什麼都能做)

And she don't want to go outside, tonight
(今晚,她不想出門了)

And in a pipe she flies to the motherland
(一根吸管,可以讓她回到自己的家)
(註:暗指吸一口毒品)

Or sells love to another man
(或是再跟另一個男人作愛)

It's too cold outside
(外面真的很冷)

For angels to fly, for angels to fly
(只有天使能待在外面,外面只有天使…)

For angels to fly
(天使還能飛…)

An angel will die
(天使也會死…)

Covered in white
(白雪會蓋著她)

Closed eye
(安息吧!)

And hoping for a better life
(希望妳的來生,能過得比較好)

This time, we'll fade out tonight
(這次是真的要結束了,今晚會漸漸無聲…)

Straight down the line
(直到最後…)

 

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