Dixie Chicks – Travelin’ Soldier

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Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
一身军服 在车站等车准备入伍
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she gives him a smile
他有些腼腆 于是女孩对他笑了笑
And he said would you mind sittin’ down for a while
他说 你介意陪我坐一会儿吗
And talking to me,
I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go
她说 我再一小时就下班了 我知道有个好地方能去

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
他说 你一定有男朋友了吧 但我不在乎
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
除了他 我永远不会喜欢上别人
Too young for him they told her
大家都告诉我 我对他来说太年轻了
Waitin’ for the love of a travelin’ soldier
他们说 我不该浪费青春 等待一个远在他方的士兵
Our love will never end
Waitin’ for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter said
A soldier’s coming home
当我收到他的信 说他马上就回来了
我就知道 我不会再寂寞了

So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
信里 他向我表白
It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
还告诉我 在军中是多么可怕
He said when it’s getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin’ down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
他闭上眼 想起我甜甜的笑脸
Don’t worry but I won’t be able to write for awhile
他说 我有一阵子没办法写信给你 但别替我担心

One Friday night at a football game
周末傍晚 大家看着球赛
The Lord’s Prayer said and the Anthem sang
开赛前 主祷人唱起国歌
A man said folks would you bow your heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
他说 朋友们 请向越战牺牲的士兵们致敬
Crying all alone under the stands
台下 唯一不停哭着的
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read but nobody really cared
主祷人唸著为国捐躯的士兵名单 但其实没有人真的在乎
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair
但这时 绑着丝带的女孩内心无比痛苦




“I got no one to send a letter to, Would you mind if I sent one back here to you”大概就是这句歌词吧!似乎有点能够理解,为什么歌词中的女孩会被一个萍水相逢未曾有过任何交集的士兵给迷住,因为士兵的一句I got no one to send a letter to,就已经透露出自己的一无所有,还有自己是何等的寂寞。先撇开士兵所说的事真是假不管,他所表现的无依无靠,一个年轻的女孩会怎么想呢?她什么也没经历过,看似什么价值也没有,但她却已经是这位士兵唯一能写信的对象了,一瞬间,女孩的存在有了价值,这大概就是为什么她会爱上这士兵吧!还有什么比让人发现自己存在的价值更好的礼物呢?


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