中譯 – Elliott Smith – Miss Misery

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Elliott Smith – 一個外表靦腆的美國歌手。可以說是因為受到Gus van Sant的邀請為Good Will Hunting一片作幾首歌而讓更多人接觸到他的音樂。該片電影的主題曲Miss Misery也獲得1997年奧斯卡金像獎最佳電影主題曲提名。

長期的沮喪﹐酗酒和毒癮讓他於2003年以匕首自刺胸部結束自己的生命﹐年僅34。

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Miss Misery

Artist: Elliott Smith

I'll fake it through the day,
with some help from Johnny Walker Red,
send the poison rain down the drain
to put bad thoughts in my head
Two tickets torn in half
and a lot of nothing to do
Do you miss me, miss misery,
like you say you do?

A man in the park read the lines in my hand,
told me I'm strong
Hardly ever wrong, I said, man, you mean … (you)

You had plans for both of us
that involved a trip out of town
to a place I've seen in a magazine
that you left lying around
I don't have you with me
but I keep a good attitude
Do you miss me, miss misery,
like you say you do?

I know you'd rather see me gone
than to see me the way that I am
but I am in the life anyway

Next door the TV's flashing
Blue frames on the wall
It's a comedy of errors, you see
it's about taking a fall
To vanish into oblivion is easy to do
And I try to be but you know me
I'd come back when you want me to
Do you miss me, miss misery
like you say you do?

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思念悲傷

我會整日假裝
借助紅標約翰走路
下毒像下雨就這麼逐流而去
往腦子裡注入糟糕的想法
兩張撕裂為二的票
一堆的無所是事
你想我嗎﹐想念悲傷
就像你說你會的﹖

在公園裡有人讀看我的掌線
告訴我說我是堅強的
那可是一點也不假﹐我說﹐老兄﹐你說的可是 … (你)

你曾計劃著讓我們倆
出趟門離開這個城市
到一個地方﹐一個我在一本雜誌裡看過的地方
在一本你隨手留下的雜誌裡
我的身邊沒有你
但我儘量保持樂觀
你想我嗎﹐想念悲傷
就像你說你會的﹖

我知道你寧可看到我消失
也不願看見我現在的樣子
但是我偏偏還活著

隔壁的電視還在閃映
藍色的畫面映在牆上
演著有關錯誤的喜劇﹐你看
演著有關沉淪
消失到沒有感覺的遺忘裡是很容易的
我在試著﹐可是你知道的
我會回頭的﹐如果你要我
你想我嗎﹐想念悲傷
就像你說你會的﹖

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