Damien Rice – The Professor

Damien Rice – The Professor

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爱尔兰民谣歌手Damien Rice(江湖人送爱称:大米),干着大多数欧美民谣歌手一样的事情,一个人,一把琴,弹弹唱唱,简简单单。然而他比其他大多数类似的民谣歌手更出众的地方,除了精致的嗓子和出众的谱曲以外,歌词的编写更是出类拔萃。歌手还是诗人?我看都行。

2004年的一首The Professor就是个中极品。五分钟出头的一首情感悲歌,不算长但歌词其实却连篇累牍。大米用含糊不清然而语速极快半吟半唱的方式倾诉了所有想说的话,而那种絮絮叨叨仿佛神志不清的风格,加上高潮时歇斯底里的发泄,真让人惊叹大米收放自如的表现能力。从一开始唱到 “Well I don’t know if I’m wrong Cause she’s only just gone / 我不知道是不是我的错,她就这么离开了”,继而不断地在歌词里提出各种假设、回忆、反问、反省和自我嘲讽,表达一些更隐晦的或者更深层的想法,可谓内容丰富至极。比如下面这段歌词:

Loving is good if your dick’s made of wood
如果你的老二像木头做的一样威尔刚那爱起来当然不错,
And the dick left inside only half understood her
但是就算你让她夜夜高潮不断,你也只能说你部分地了解了她而已。

(呵呵,这段真是精辟得可以。如果性能代表一切的话,那爱就无趣和枯燥了。)

可惜的是笔者自身英语水平不高,没办法完整翻译好这段歌词,但求某位英语能人听后有感,能发力协助。

Well I don’t know if I’m wrong
Cause she’s only just gone
Here’s to another relationship
Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease
I’m sure when I’m older I’ll know what that means
Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Here’s to the man with his face in the mud
And an overcast play just taken away
From the lover’s in love at the centre of stage yeah
Loving is fine if you have plenty of time
For walking on stilts at the edge of your mind
Loving is good if your dick’s made of wood
And the dick left inside only half understood her

Chorus:
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What make the animal run, run away yeah
What makes him stall, what makes him stand
And what shakes the elephant now
And what makes a man?
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
No I don’t know you any more
No, no, no, no…

I don’t know if I’m wrong
‘Cause shes only just gone
Why the fuck is this day taking so long
I was a lover of time and once she was mine
I was a lover indeed, I was covered in weed

Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Well closer to god is the one who’s in love
And I walk away cause I can
Too many options may kill a man
Loving is fine if it’s not in your mind
But I’ve fucked it up now, too many times
Loving is good if it’s not understood
Yeah, but I’m the professor
And feel that I should know

Chorus 2:
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What make the animal run, run away and
What makes him tick apart from his prick
And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
No I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
No I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
Hell I don’t know you any more
No, no, no no…

Well I don’t know if I’m wrong
‘Cause she’s only just gone
Here’s to another relationship
Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease
I finished it off with some French wine and cheese

La fille danse
Quand elle joue avec moi
Et je pense que je l’aime des fois
Le silence, n’ose pas dis-donc
Quand on est ensemble
Mettre les mots
Sur la petite dodo

Slowghost
2010.12.31.

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