歌曲的風格緩慢慵懶,還以為是個很休閒的的歌呢!其實Waterfall(瀑布)在這首歌裡,指的是危險、走向自毀的人生。出身貧困的男孩想要賺大錢,所以就選擇了販毒,染上了愛滋病,最後殺了人。

Waterfalls
原唱者:TLC
發行年:1994

A lonely mother gazing out of her window
(孤單的母親,看著窗外…)

Staring at a son that she just can't touch.
(看著她的兒子,那個她無法再保護的兒子)

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If at any time he's in a jam she'll be by his side,
(如果,他惹上麻煩,她會在他身邊)

But he doesn't realize he hurts her so much.
(他不知道,他傷了母親的心)

But all the praying just ain't helping at all,
(所有的禱告,都沒有用了)

'Cause he can't seem to keep his self out of trouble.
(因為,他已經陷得很深)

So, he goes out and he makes his money the best way he know how,
(所以,他在外面,用他擅長的方式賺錢)

Another body laying cold in the gutter.
(不久之後,水溝裡又會多一具冰冷的屍體…)

Listen to me.
(聽我說…)

Don't go chasing waterfalls.
(不要去追逐刺激的瀑布…)

Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.

(請忍耐冗長的河流,和平淡的湖泊)

I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,

(我知道,你要不然成有錢人,不然就淪落到一無所有)

But I think you're moving too fast.
(但是,你太著急了)

Little precious has a natural obsession for temptation,
(小朋友的身邊,總是會有很多誘惑)

But he just can't see.
(但是他卻看不到)

She give him loving that his body can't handle,
(她給他被愛的感覺,他控制不住他的身體)

But all he can say is, "Baby, it's good to me."
(他只知道,這樣很爽啊!)

One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror,
(直到有天,他從鏡子裡看到自己…)

But he doesn't recognize his own face.
(才發現他不認識自己了)

His health is fading and he doesn't know why.
(他的身體越來越差,但他不知道為什麼)

Three letters took him to his final resting place.
(只到他死,他才知道他得了愛滋病)
(註:Three letter 指的是三個字母,HIV)

Y'all don't hear me.
(你聽得到我說的嗎?)

Don't go chasing waterfalls.
(不要去追逐刺激的瀑布…)

Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
(請忍耐冗長的河流,和平靜的湖泊)

I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
(我知道,也許你會成暴發戶,或是一無所有)

But I think you're moving too fast.
(但是,你太著急了)
 

I seen rainbow yesterday
(昨天,我看到了彩虹)

But too many storms have come and gone
(但那是在很多暴風雨之後才出現的…)

Leavin' a trace of not on God-given ray
(彩虹狂野的放射,不像平常的感覺)

Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
(是因為,我的人生有太多不確定性了嗎?)

I pray all ten fade away
(我希望這些灰色地帶都會消失…)

Seldom praise Him for the sunny days
(我很少在晴天的時候祈禱)

And like his promise is true
(好像祂說的都是真的一樣)

Only my faith can undo
(很多事,再也無法還原了,但只有我的信念,還可以重來)

The many chances I blew
(我曾經錯過了很多機會…)

To bring my life to anew
(好讓我自己重生…)

Clear blue and unconditional skies
(無瑕的藍色、一視同仁的天空之下…)

Have dried the tears from my eyes
(我的眼淚不再流了)

No more lonely cries
(我不會再偷偷的哭)

My only bleedin' hope
(我唯一還沒癒合的盼望是…)

Is for the folk who can't cope
(就是那些無力的人們…)

With such an endurin' pain
(在痛苦之中的人們…)

That it keeps 'em in the pourin' rain
(還在淋雨的人們…)

Who's to blame
(你還能怪誰呢?)

For tootin' caine in your own vein
(於是你把毒品打進自己的血管裡…)

What a shame
(真是太悲哀了)

You shoot and aim for someone else's brain
(接著你開槍射了別人的腦袋)

You claim the insane
(你說自己只是神經病,你不是壞人)

And name this day in time
(但你的名字,日期,從此都會被人記住)

For fallin prey to crime
(因為你變成殺人犯了)

I say the system got you victim to your own mind
(我說,這個世界讓你以為自己是個受害者)

Dreams are hopeless aspirations
(夢想只是無助的渴望)

In hopes of comin' true
(我希望夢想能成真)

Believe in yourself
(相信你自己)

The rest is up to me and you
(你還有生命啊!未來是掌握在你我手上的)

Don't go chasing waterfalls.
(不要去追逐刺激的瀑布…)

Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
(請忍耐無趣的河流,和無聊的湖泊)

I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
(我知道,也許你會成有錢人,或是身敗名裂)

But I think you're moving too fast.
(但是,你太著急了)

 

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