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“我觉得Lupe Fiasco歌词玩的文字游戏让人精神振奋。”说这话的可不是位普通听众,而是美国说唱界的领袖人物Jay-Z,他对这位自06年开始崛起的新秀可谓赞赏有加。《The Show Goes On》于2010年10月26日发行,后收录在Lupe第三张专辑《Lasers》中。歌曲自发行以来,凭借着其浓厚的电子味,干净的乐器处理,当然还有Lupe那给力的歌词和说唱功力,已经在Billboard Hot 100榜单中停留了30周之久,最高时更是冲到了第9名的位置,巨星潜质显露无遗,成为继Twista之后又一位来自芝加哥的说唱巨匠。

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Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Title: The Show Goes On
 
(Kane is in the building, nigga)
building: 建筑物 nigga: <>黑人【兄弟,哥们】[Slang term for homie, friend, buddy, etc., used primarily by African-Americans but has spread to other races as well. —from Urban Dictionary]
(Let’s go)
 
Alright, already,
alright: 没问题的 already: 已经【一切就绪】[the retard’s way for saying all ready —from Urban Dictionary]
The show goes on
show: 演出 go on: 继续
All night 'til the morning,
’til: <>=until 直到...
We dream so long
dream: 梦想,期待 long: 很久的
Anybody ever wonder
wonder: 想知道
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
remember: 牢记 come up: 走上前来
The show goes on
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
Have you ever had the feeling that you was being had?
ever: 曾经 feeling: 感觉 be had: 受骗
Don't that shit there make you mad?
shit: 【破事,小事】[something of little value —from WordNet] mad: 发疯的
They treat you like a slave
treat: 对待 like:  slave: 奴隶
Put chains all on your soul and put whips up on your back
chain: 枷锁 soul: 灵魂 whip up: 鞭打 whip: 鞭子 back: 背部
They be lying through they teeth,
lie: 说谎 through: 通过 tooth: 牙齿
Hope you slip up off your path
hope: 希望 slip up: 跌倒 off: 脱离 path: 道路
 
I don't switch up, I just laugh,
switch up: 开关向上【关掉,放弃】[to switch off; shut off —from ChineseDic.com] switch: 转换 laugh: 发笑
Put my kicks up on they desk
kick up: 踢起 kick:  they: 他们【他们的】[what most blacks say when they mean “their” —from Urban Dictionary]
Unaffected by they threats,
unaffected: 不受影响的 threat: 威胁
Then get busy on they ass
get busy: 忙碌 ass: 屁股
See, that's how that Chi-Town made me,
see:  Chi-Town: 【芝加哥】[nick name for Chicago —from Urban Dictionary] make: 制造【造就】[make or cause to be or to become —from WordNet]
That's how my daddy raised me
raise: 养育
That glittering may not be gold,
glittering: 闪闪发光的 gold: 金子
Don't let nobody play me
nobody: 小人物 play: 玩耍【玩弄】[to cheat on, to get used —from Urban Dictionary]
 
If you are my homeboy
homeboy: 老乡,同伙
You'll never have to pay me
have to: 必须 pay: 支付,偿还
Go on and put your hands up when times is hard,
put up: 举起 hard: 艰难的
You stand up
stand up: 竖立,站得住脚
L-U-P the man,
'Cause the brand that the fans trust
’cause: <>=because 因为 brand: 牌子,品牌 trust: 信任
So even if they ban us,
even if: 即使 ban: 禁止
They'll never slow my plans up
slow up: 慢下来 plan: 计划
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
One in the air for the people are not here
in the air: 在空中
Two in the air for the father that's there
Three in the air for the kids in the ghetto
kid: 小孩 ghetto: 贫民区
Four for the kids that don't wanna be there
wanna: <>=want to 想要
None for the niggas trying to hold them back
none: 没有的 try to: 设法 hold back: 阻止,抑制
Five in the air for the teachers not scared
scared: 害怕的
To tell those kids that's living in the ghetto
live in: 住进【居住在】[to live, to reside —from ChineseDic.com]
That the niggas holding back that the world is theirs
theirs: 他们的
 
Yeah, the world is yours,
yours: 你们的
I was once that little boy
once: 曾经 little: 幼小的
Terrified of the world,
terrify: 使害怕
Now I'm on a world tour
on: 正在进行中 tour: 巡回演出
I will give up everything even start a world war
give up: 放弃 everything: 一切事物 start a war: 开战 world war: 世界大战 war: 战争
For these ghetto girls and boys,
I'm rapping 'round the world for
rap: 轻敲【说唱】[perform rap music —from WordNet] for: 为了
 
Africa to New York, Haiti, then I detour
Africa: 非洲 New York: 纽约 Haiti: 海地 detour: 绕道
Oakland out to Auckland,
Gaza Strip to Detroit
Gaza Strip: 加沙地带 strip:  Detroit: 底特律
Say hip hop only destroy,
hip hop: 嘻哈文化,嘻哈(乐) destroy: 消灭
Tell them look at me, boy
look at: ...
I hope your son don't have a gun and never be a D-boy
gun:  D-boy: 【吸毒成瘾的人】[dope boy or drug dealer —from Urban Dictionary]
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
So no matter what you been through,
no matter: 不管什么
No matter what you into
into: 进入到...之内
No matter what you see when you look outside your window
outside: 向外面 window: 窗户
Brown grass or green grass,
brown grass: 【枯草】[withered grass, dry grass —from ChineseDic.com] brown: 棕色的 grass:  green: 绿色的
Picket fence or barbed wire
picket fence: 尖桩篱栅 picket: <>尖木桩 fence: 栅栏 barbed wire: 有刺铁丝网 barbed: 有刺的 wire: 金属丝
Never ever put them down,
never ever: 绝不 put down: 镇压,制止
You just lift your arms higher
lift: 举起 high: 高的
 
Raise them 'til your arms tired let them know you here
tired: 疲劳的 let know: 使知晓
That you struggling, surviving,
struggle: 斗争,挣扎 survive: 生存
That you gone persevere
persevere: 坚持,不屈不挠
Yeah, ain't nobody leaving,
ain’t: =is not leave: 离开
Nobody going home
go home: 回家
Even if they turn the lights out,
turn out: 关掉 light:
The show is going on
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
Alright, already,
The show goes on
All night 'til the morning,
We dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun go?
Just remember when you come up,
The show goes on
 
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