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"London Calling"收录在摇滚组合The Clash在1979年推出的首张同名专辑London Calling中。The Clash是英国朋克三巨头之一,专辑"London Calling"堪称摇滚音乐史上最伟大的朋克专辑,稍带有政治色彩,表现了The Clash的音乐在政治上的革命性,是一种很成熟的朋克。在美剧Friends第四季第二十三集中,JoeyChandler的伦敦之行开始时的背景音乐正是这首应景的"London Calling"。

 
Artist: The Clash
Title: London Calling
 
London calling to the faraway towns
call to: 呼唤 faraway: 遥远的
Now war is declared
declared: 公开宣布的
And battle come down
battle: 战争 come down: 降临,来临
London calling to the underworld
underworld: 尘世
Come out of the cupboard
come out of the cupboard: 【出柜,喻指同性恋者公开自己的同性性取向】 cupboard: 橱柜
You boys and girls
London calling
Now don't look to us
Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
phoney: 骗子 Beatlemania: 披头士狂热者 bite:  dust: 灰尘
London calling
See we ain't got no swing
ain’t: <> = am/are not 不是 swing: 摇摆
Except for the ring of that truncheon thing
except for: 除了  truncheon: 棍子
 
The ice age is coming
ice age: 【冰河时代】
The sun's zooming in
zoom: 急速上升
Meltdown expected
meltdown: 融化 expected: 预期的,预料中的
The wheat is growing thin
wheat: 小麦 grow thin: 变小,变少
Engines stop running
engine: 引擎
But I have no fear
fear: 恐惧
Because London is drowning
drown: 淹死
 
And I live by the river
London calling to the imitation zone
imitation: 仿造品 zone: 地区
Forget it, brother
You can go it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
zombies: 僵尸
Quit holding out
quit: 停止  hold out: 摒住,保持
And draw another breath
draw breath: 吸气
London calling
And I don't wanna shout
wanna: <> = want to想要 shout: 大声说
But when we were talking
I saw you nodding out
nod out: 烂醉,失去知觉 nod: 点头
London calling
See we ain't got no high
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes
yellowy: 淡黄的,略带黄色的
The ice age is coming
The sun's zooming in
Engines stop running
The wheat is growing thin
A nuclear era
nuclear era: 原子时代 nuclear: 原子能的 era: 时代
But I have no fear
Because London is drowning
And I live by the river
 
The ice age is coming
The sun's zooming in
Engines stop running
The wheat is growing thin
A nuclear era
But I have no fear
Because London is drowning
And I live by the river
 
Now get this
London calling
Yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said?
Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
at the top of: 最高位置,在顶端 dial: 拨号盘,刻度盘
After all this
Won’t you give me a smile?
London calling
I never felt so much alive, alive, alive, alive
alive: 活着的
 
词汇解析:Chiky    校对:Cockeye
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