I Started a Joke

我说了个笑话,于是全世界都哭了。可是我没明白这个笑话说的其实是我。我放声痛哭,全世界又都笑了——唉,要是我明白这个笑话其实说的就是我。我仰望苍天,才知道自己那么渺小,微不足道;才知道为自己曾经的傲慢羞愧、懊恼……等到我死翘翘了,全世界依然活得很好!唉,天哪!我怎么才知道——

以上算是张韶涵的这首英文歌曲的歌词大意吧(Mabokov戏译)——经常听到人们会说:要放松心态,要找准自己的位置,要每天多对自己说几遍“真的,你没有那么重要”(白板报王佩语)。可是现实中能够时时刻刻对自己保持清醒认识、放低心态的人又有多少?是不是很多时候,都是在碰了钉子,遭受到挫折之后,才会对自己说“嗨,其实你没那么重要”呢?事后的总结总是比较容易的。张韶涵说的笑话,也算是一种事后的总结……

我不知道这是不是张韶涵的第一首英文歌曲。反正是我听到的第一首。很喜欢——字正腔圆,韵味十足。——其实在欣赏音乐的时候还思考人生、追索真理也挺累的。简单点儿好!还是听歌吧:

张韶涵 – I Started a Joke

I started a joke
which started the whole world crying
but I didn’t see that
the joke was on me, oh no
I started to cry
which started the whole world laughing
oh, if I’d only seen that
the joke was on me

I looked at the skies
running my hands over my eyes
and I fell out of bed
hurting my head from things that I’d said
Till I finally died
which started the whole world living
oh, if I’d only seen that
the joke was on me

I looked at the skies
running my hands over my eyes
and I fell out of bed
hurting my head from things that I’d said
Till I finally died
which started the whole world living
Oh, if I’d only seen
that the joke was on me
Oh no. . .

2 thoughts on “I Started a Joke

  1. 马老师看来最近迷上张韶涵的歌了呀~~~~她的英文歌我知道的还有“over the rainbow”和” long long journey”,你也可以去听听看!好巧,“其实,你没有那么重要”这个主题刚好是我上周写作课一篇journey的主题呢。。。。。。 :lol:

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    mabokov 回复:

    @Rainbow
    :) :D :oops: :lol:

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