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Johnny Cash是影响美国近代乡村,流行,摇滚与民谣界最重要的创作歌手之一,他以浑厚而深沉的男中音,简约有力的吉他,创造了属于他自己的独特声音。他12岁的时候就开始玩吉他并且写歌了。高中时,他非常成功地在电台里做了表演。Cash的大部分作品,尤其是他的晚期作品,常常回响着悲伤、精神忧郁和救赎的主题。这首The Mercy Seat是今年大热的美剧《越狱》第一季中的一首插曲,沉重的音乐,荡气回肠。《越狱》在美国热播后很快蔓延到了中国,成为了在中国最受关注的美剧,这部只能通过互联网观看的美剧超过了很多国内热播的电视剧,成为粉丝的最爱。

Artist: Johnny Cash
Title: The Mercy Seat
 
It all began
When they come took me from my home
And put me on Death Row
Death Row: 【监狱的死囚区】
A crime for which I am totally innocent
crime: 犯罪 totally: 完全的 innocent: 无辜的,无罪的
You know
 
I began to warm and chill
warm: 使温暖 chill: 使寒冷
To objects and their fields
object: 目标,物体 field: 土地,田野
A ragged cup
ragged: 粗糙的
A twisted mop
twisted: 扭曲的,弯曲的  mop: 乱蓬蓬的头发
The face of Jesus in my soup
Jesus: 耶稣 soup:
Those sinister dinner deals
sinister: 不吉利的,凶恶的 dinner: 晚餐 deal: 交易,协议
The meal trolley's wicked wheels
meal: 膳食 trolley: 手推车 wicked: 坏的 wheel: 轮子
A hooked bone rising from my food
hooked: 钩状的,有钩的 bone: 骨,骨骼 rise: 上升
And all things either good or ungood 
ungood: 不好
 
And the mercy seat is waiting
mercy seat: 【约柜之金盖(被视为上帝休息的地方),上帝的御座】
And I think my head is burning
burn: 燃烧,烧着
And in a way I'm yearning
in a way: 在某种程度上,从某一点看 yearn: 渴望,想念
To be done with all this weighing of the truth
be done with:  weigh: 衡量,重压 truth: 真相,事实
An eye for an eye
an eye for an eye: 以眼还眼
And a tooth for a tooth
a tooth for a tooth: 以牙还牙
And anyway I told the truth
anyway: 不管怎样,无论如何
And I'm not afraid to die
be afraid to: 害怕,担忧 die: 死亡
 
I hear stories from the chamber
chamber: 房间,会所
Christ was born into a manger
Christ: 基督 born into: 出生于… manger: 槽,牛槽
And like some ragged stranger
ragged: 衣衫褴褛的 stranger: 陌生人
He died upon the cross
upon: 纸上 cross: 十字架
Might I say it seems so fitting in its way?
it seems: 看来,似乎 fit in: 适合
He was a carpenter by trade
carpenter: 木匠 by trade: 就职业而言,职业是
Or at least that's what I'm told
at least: 至少,最少
 
My kill-hand's tattooed E.V.I.L.
tattooed: 纹身图案的 evil: 邪恶,罪恶
Across it's brother's fist
fist: 拳头
That filthy five!
filthy: 污秽的,丑恶的 
They did nothing to challenge or resist
challenge: 挑战 resist: 抵抗,压住
 
In Heaven His throne is made of gold
in heaven: 在天堂 throne: 王座,君主 be made of: 制成
The ark of his Testament is stowed
ark: 箱子,柜 testament: 圣约,与神的誓约,圣约书 stowed: 装满的
A throne from which I'm told
Throne: 王座,君主
All history does unfold
unfold: 展开,显露
It's made of wood and wire
wood: 木头 wire: 金属丝,金属线
And my body is on fire
on fire: 着火
And God is never far away
far away: 遥远的
 
Into the mercy seat I climb
climb: 攀登,上升,爬
My head is shaved, my head is wired
shaved: 修面,刮胡子  wired: 以铁丝围起的
And like a moth that tries to enter the bright eye
moth:  try to do something: 试图做某事
I go shuffling out of life
shuffle out of: 摆脱 shuffling: 笨拙的,缓慢的
Just to hide in death a while
hide: 隐藏 a while: 一会
And anyway I never lied
lie: 说谎
 
And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this weighing of the truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die
 
And the mercy seat is burning
burn: 燃烧
And I think my head is glowing
glowing: 白热的,灼热的
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all this twisting of the truth
twisting: 缠绕的
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway there was no proof
proof: 证据
And I'm not afraid to die
 
And the mercy seat is glowing
And I think my head is smoking
smoke: 冒烟
And in a way I'm hoping
To be done with all these looks of disbelief
disbelief: 怀疑,不相信
A life for a life
And a truth for a truth
And I've got nothing left to lose
lose: 失去
And I'm not afraid to die
 
And the mercy seat is smoking
And I think my head is melting
melt: 融化
And in a way that's helping
To be done with all this twisting of the truth
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
But I'm afraid I told a lie
lie: 谎言,谎话
 
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Death Row: 【监狱的死囚区】
crime: 犯罪
innocent: 无辜的,无罪的
chill: 使寒冷
object: 目标,物体
field: 土地,田野
ragged: 粗糙的
twisted: 扭曲的,弯曲的
mop: 乱蓬蓬的头发
Jesus: 耶稣
soup: 汤
sinister: 不吉利的,凶恶的
dinner: 晚餐
deal: 交易,协议
meal: 膳食
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