主唱Bill Joe Armstrong生在一個工人家庭,他爸是個卡車司機,他在高中的時候就有音樂的夢想,但天生沒有好的家世背景,在年輕同儕間,勢必不是很吃得開。

Too Dumb to die是他當年用來激勵自己的話,因為我這個人太真誠、太笨了,所以我一定死不了,我一定會成功。最後他真的成功了,雖然有點憤世,但是卻又轉化為奮鬥的力量,這首歌真是超正面的。

Too Dumb to Die
原唱者:Green Day
發行年:2016

Oh, oh I love you
(哦哦,我愛你)

Oh, oh I do
(哦,我願意)

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I got a sentimental illness for you
(我為妳得了心病)

Please don't go away, oh yeah
(請不要走,哦耶)

I was a high school atom bomb
(我是根~~大~~炮)

Going off on the weekends
(每到週末,我就會衝上天)

Smoking dope and mowing lawns
(抽著煙睡覺,醒了就割草)

And I hated all the new trends
(而且我很討厭看新聞)

Me and my friends sang
(我和我朋友唱著…)

Woh-uh-oh-oh-oh
(嗚,哦、哦哦)

It's true, the middle of the road
(是真的,大馬路中間)

At least it's better than here

(比這個地方舒服)
(註:這裡是要讓人看出他的瘋狂行為,喝醉了睡在大馬路中間)


Looking for a cause
(我在找一個理由)

Well all I got was Santa Claus
(結果找到聖誕老公公…XD)

I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
(我有個夢,我相信傻人有傻福)

I feel like a cello
(我覺得自己就是下一個馬友友,我快要爆紅了…)

Lost somewhere over the rainbow
(現在我只是在彩虹裡暫時迷路)

Way up high, too scared to dream
(因為站得太高了,所以不敢作夢)

But too dumb to die
(但我還是死不了,因為天公疼憨人)

 

My daddy always was on strike

(我爸是個卡車司機,他常常在搞罷工)

Going off with the teamsters

(還有他的拖拉古朋友一起罷工)
(註:主唱Bill Joe Armstrong的爸爸真的是卡車司機,專門幫一間全國性的超市送貨,在美國跑透透)


He said that everything will be alright
(他說沒有什麼好擔心的啦,一切都會沒事)

Not every Sunday can be Easter
(本來就不是每個星期日,都像復活節那麼歡樂)

The picket line screamed woh-uh-oh-oh-oh
(罷工的時候,廖耙仔們圍成一條線,還會唱嗚嗚哦哦來嚇你)

Don't cross, don't cross the line
(不要超過,不要超過那條線!)

Because you'll be a scab, not a martyr
(因為你會被圍毆,這樣可進不了忠烈祠哦!……XD)
(註:這裡可以想像那個粗獷的景象,被一群卡車司機包圍)

Looking for a cause
(我在尋找一個理由,想知道我為什麼生在這麼魯的家庭)

Well all I got was camouflage
(結果我只發現自己已經上了保護色)
(註:這裡可以感覺出來,他當時應是個有點憤世的年輕人…)


I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
(但是我還是有個夢想,我知道天公疼憨人)

I feel like a cello
(我覺得自己就是下一個馬友友)

Lost somewhere over the rainbow
(我已經在彩虹裡,但只是還沒站上舞台而已)

Way up high, too scared to dream
(我站得很高,但是還沒有勇氣夢想)

But too dumb to
(但是我知道,因為我太天真了,所以我一定會成功!)

Looking for a cause
(我在尋找一個理由,想知道我為什麼生在這麼魯的家庭)

Well all I got was camouflage
(結果我只發現自己已經上了保護色)

I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
(但是我還是有個夢想,我知道天公疼憨人)

I feel like a cello
(我覺得自己像把大提琴)

Lost somewhere over the rainbow
(我已經在彩虹裡,但只是還沒站上舞台而已)

Way up high, too scared to dream
(我站得很高,但是還沒有勇氣夢想)

But too dumb to
(但是我知道,因為我太天真了,所以我一定會成功!)

 

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