美国乡村音乐:Where Were You-Alan Jackson
日期:2009-02-09 09:14



Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning
在九月那个世界停止旋转的日子 你在何处
Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day
Were you in the yard with your wife and children---你是在院子里陪伴着妻子和孩子
Or working on some stage in L.A.---还是在洛杉基的某个舞台上表演?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke---你是否站在那里被深深地震惊?
Rising against that blue sky---浓浓黑烟四起直至遮住那湛蓝的天空
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor--- 你有否大声惊呼 有没有担心你的邻居
Or did you just sit down and cry---或者坐下悲极而泣
Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones---你是否因孩子们失去他们某个所爱的人而落泪
And pray for the ones who don't know---或者为你所不认识的人而祈祷
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble---你是否为从碎石中走出的人们而感到喜悦
And sob for the ones left below---为那些永远留在瓦砾中的人而呜咽
Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue---你是否为飘扬着的国旗而感到自豪
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do---那些英雄们因为救助他人而牺牲
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer---你是否抬起头凝望天空寻找答案
And look at yourself and what really matters---又看看自己 深思生命的真谛
I'm just a singer of simple songs---我只是一个歌手 唱着简单的歌
I'm not a real political man---我不是政客
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I could--- 看着有线新闻网 我束手无策
Tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran---我甚至不知道伊拉克与伊朗之间究竟有何不同
But I know Jesus and I talk to God---但我深信能与神灵对话
And I remember this from when I was young---在孩提时我就记得这些
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us---我们获得信念 希望和爱
And the greatest is love---爱是最珍贵的
Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day---在九月那个世界停止旋转的日子 你在何处
Teaching a class full of innocent children---你正教着那些天真无邪的孩子们
Or driving down some cold interstate---还是正驾车驶在冷清的州际公路上
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor---你是否为自己是一个幸存者而感到过内疚
In a crowded room did you feel alone---在挤满人的屋子里感到孤寂无比
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her---你是否打电话给母亲并告诉她你爱她
Did you dust off that Bible at home---或者在家中默默祈祷
Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened---你是否争开双眼 希望一切都不曾发生
And you close your eyes and not go to sleep---或者闭上双眼却无法入睡
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages---你是否在多年后 第一次注意到日落
Or speak to some stranger on the street---或者同街上陌生的人们开始谈话
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow---你是否彻夜难眠担心着第二天
Go out and buy you a gun---出去给自己买一把枪
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'---你是否因为那些暴力的场面而关上了电视
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns---或者再次转向那些过了时的肥皂剧
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers---你是否开始在教堂和不认识的人握手
Stand in line and give your own blood---排队去献出自己的鲜血
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family---或者呆在家中享受着团聚的温馨
Thank God you had somebody to love---感谢上帝 你拥有着你所爱的人
Alan Jackson是继Garth Brooks之后,90年代最著名的乡村音乐男歌手,他完整的继承了80年代的新传统主义 运动。这位倍受歌迷喜爱的乡村男歌手谦虚而朴实,他擅长自己创作并演唱歌曲,唱法朴实自然,音乐富有深意, 他一共拥有着20多首冠军单曲以及更多的前十名单曲。这首歌曲是纪念“9.11”事件的单曲《Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)》还获得了2002年度,第45届格莱美年度最佳乡村歌曲奖。

  • innocentadj. 清白的,无辜的,无害的,天真纯洁的,无知的
  • rejoicev. 使 ... 欢喜,高兴
  • priden. 自豪,骄傲,引以自豪的东西,自尊心 vt. 以 .
  • clingn. 紧抓,紧贴 vi. 粘紧,附着,紧贴
  • burstn. 破裂,阵,爆发 v. 爆裂,迸发
  • guiltyadj. 有罪的,内疚的
  • violentadj. 暴力的,猛烈的,极端的