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杰克逊·布朗可谓创作歌手的典范。他六、七十年代即已成名,是民谣摇滚标志性人物。自从60年代中期于加州民谣圈发迹以来,他就以南加州民谣摇滚客自居,1973年与The Eagles团员Glenn Frey合写畅销金曲Take It Easy打开创作名气,1974年专辑Late For The Sky荣获滚石杂志推选为史上最佳百张专辑之一,他那充满自省风格的歌词文采于1976年TOP 5专辑The Pretender中大放光芒。

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Artist: Jackson Browne
Title: The Pretender  
 
I'm going to rent myself a house
rent:
In the shade of the freeway
shade: 荫凉处 freeway: 高速公路
Going to pack my lunch in the morning
pack: 打包
And go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around
roll around: 到来
I'll go on home and lay my body down
lay down: 放平
And when the morning light comes streaming in
streaming: 像溪流一样
I'll get up and do it again
Amen
Amen: 阿门
Say it again
Amen
 
I want to know what became of the changes
We waited for love to bring
Were they only the fitful dreams of some greater awakening?
fitful: 间歇的 dream:  awakening: 觉醒,醒悟
I've been aware of the time going by
be aware of: 察觉到 go by: (时间)过去
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
in the end: 最后 wink: 眨眼
And when the morning light comes streaming in
You'll get up and do it again
Yeah
 
Caught between the longing for love
longing: 渴望
And the struggle for the legal tender
struggle for: ……而努力 legal tender: 法定货币
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
sirens: 海上女妖 church: 教堂 bell: 钟,铃
And the junk man pounds his fender
junk man: 旧货商 pound: 敲击 fender: 汽车挡板
Where the veterans dream of the fight
veterans: 退伍老兵 dream of: 向往
Fast asleep at the traffic light
And the children solemnly wait for the ice-cream vendor
solemnly: 庄重的 vendor: 小贩
Out into the cool of the evening strolls the pretender
stroll: 闲逛 pretender: 伪装者
He knows that all his hopes and dreams begin and end there
 
Ah, the laughter (of the lovers as) they run through the night
laughter: 笑声 
Leaving nothing for the others but to choose off and fight
choose: 选择
And tear at the world with all their might
tear at: 撕扯 might: 力量
While the ships bearing their dreams sail out of sight
bear: 承载 out of sight: 视线之外,看不见
I'm going to find myself a girl
Who can show me what laughter means
And we'll fill in the missing colors
fill in: 填写 missing: 遗失的
In each other's paint by number dreams
paint by number: 照着数字画
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
dark glasses: 墨镜
And we'll make love until our strength is gone
make love: 做爱 strength: 力气
And when the morning light comes streaming in
We'll get up and do it again
Get it up again
 
I'm going to be a happy idiot
idiot: 白痴
And struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
take aim: 瞄准 lay one’s claim to: 声称所有权
To the heart and the soul of the spender
soul: 灵魂 spender: 挥霍者
And believe in whatever may lie
lie: 欺骗
In those things that money can buy
Though true love could have been a contender
though: 虽然 contender: (有希望获胜的)竞争者
Are you there?
Say a prayer for the pretender
prayer: 祷文
Who started out so young and strong?
Only to surrender
surrender: 投降
 
Say a prayer for the pretender
Are you there?
For the pretender
Say a prayer for the pretender
Are you there?
For the pretender
Are you there?
For the pretender
 
词汇解析:Amber     校对:Cockeye

 

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