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The Legend of 1900

August 13, 2019 • Read: 229 • 阅读笔记

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ðə ɛnd əv ðə wərld
The end of the world.
在世界的尽头,

tek e piæno
Take a piano.
轻抚琴键,

ðə kiz bɪgɪn ðə kiz ɛnd
The keys begin, the keys end.
琴声升起又落下,

no ðɛr ar 88 əv ðɛm ænd no wən kæn tɛl ju dɪfrəntli
You know there are 88 of them and no-one can tell you differently
你知道它们一共有 88 个却没人告诉你他们的区别,

ðe ar nat ɪnfənət ju ar ɪnfənət
They are not infinite, you are infinite.
它们不是无穷无尽的,而你是,

ænd an ðoz 88 kiz ðə mjuzɪk ðæt ju kæn mek ɪz ɪnfənət
And on those 88 keys the music that you can make is infinite.
在音乐里,你可以利用它们创造无限,

aj lajk ðæt
I like that.
我喜欢那样,

ðæt aj kæn lajv baj
That I can live by.
那是我活下去的方式,

bət ju gɛt mi əp an ðæt gangway
But you get me up on that gangway,
但是你让我从舷梯走下去,

ænd rol awt e kibɔrd wɪð mɪljənz əv kiz
and roll out a keyboard with millions of keys,
跟着千万个音符离开键盘,

ænd ðæts ðə truθ ðɛrz no ɛnd tu ðɛm
and that's the truth, there's no end to them,
那是真的,他们是无止境的,

ðæt kibɔrd ɪz ɪnfənət
that keyboard is infinite.
那样的 “键盘” 是无限的,

bət ɪf ðæt kibɔrd ɪz ɪnfənət ðɛrz no mjuzɪk ju kæn ple
But if that keyboard is infinite there's no music you can play.
但如果键盘是无限的你也就没有音乐可以弹奏了,

jʊr sɪtɪŋ an ðə rɔŋ bɛntʃ
You're sitting on the wrong bench.
那条长凳不属于你,

ðæts gadz piæno
That's God's piano.
因为那是上帝的钢琴,

krajst dɪd ju si ðə strits ðɛr wər θawzəndz əv ðɛm
Christ, did you see the streets? There were thousands of them!
你看到那条路了吗?那里有千万个他们啊,

haw du ju tʃuz dʒəst wən
How do you choose just one?
你怎能只选一个?

wən wʊmən wən haws
One woman, one house,
一个女人,一个房子,

wən pis əv lænd tu kɔl jɔr on wən lændskep tu lʊk æt
one piece of land to call your own, one landscape to look at,
一片你自己的地,一片可观赏的风景,

wən we tu daj
one way to die.
一种死亡的方式,

ɔl ðæt wərld weɪŋ dawn an ju wɪθawt ju noɪŋ wɛr ɪt ɛndz
All that world weighing down on you without you knowing where it ends.
你背负着整个世界,却不知道尽头在何处,

arənt ju skɛrd əv dʒəst brekɪŋ əpart
Aren't you scared of just breaking apart,
你不害怕被压垮吗?

dʒəst θɪŋkəŋ əbawt ɪt ðə ənɔrməti əv lɪvɪŋ ən ɪt
just thinking about it, the enormity of living in it?
想一想生活在其中的意义是什么,

aj wəz bɔrn an ðɪs ʃɪp
I was born on this ship.
我在船上出生,

ðə wərld pæst mi baj bət tu θawzənd pipəl æt e tajm
The world passed me by, but two thousand people at a time.
那时,世界从我身旁走过,但那两千人没有,

ænd ðɛr wər wɪʃəz hɪr
And there were wishes here,
那就是希望所在,

bət nɛvər mɔr ðæn kʊd fɪt an e ʃɪp
but never more than could fit on a ship,
但从来都不会多过这艘船,

bətwin praw ænd stərn
between prow and stern.
在船头和船尾之间,

ju pled awt jɔr hæpinəs an e piæno ðæt wəz nat ɪnfənət
You played out your happiness on a piano that was not infinite.
你在钢琴上传达出了你的快乐然而那不是无穷的,

aj lərnd tu lajv ðæt we
I learned to live that way.
我学到那样的生活方式,

lænd
Land,
而陆地,

ɪz e ʃɪp tu bɪg fɔr mi
is a ship too big for me.
对我来说是一艘过大的船,

ɪts e wʊmən tu bjutəfəl
It's a woman too beautiful.
是个太漂亮的美人,

ɪts e vɔjədʒ tu lɔŋ pərfjum tu strɔŋ
It's a voyage too long. Perfume too strong.
是一条太长的航线,太浓的香水,

ɪts mjuzɪk aj dont no haw tu mek
It's music I don't know how to make.
是一首不知该如何弹奏的乐曲,

aj kænt gɛt ɔf ðɪs ʃɪp
I can't get off this ship.
我无法离开这艘船。

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