拉娜德芮Lana Del Rey – Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

Lana Del Rey - hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it

 

Lana Del Rey – Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

[Verse 1]
I was reading Slim Aarons and I got to thinking that I thought
我读著社会名流的杂志,心想着
Maybe I’d get less stressed if I was tested less like
要是我未曾经过磨难,或许会倍感轻松
All of these debutantes
就像那些初出社会的高贵少女
Smiling for miles in pink dresses and high heels on white yachts
身穿粉红洋装与高跟鞋,在白色游艇上欢笑
But I’m not, baby, I’m not
但我并非那种人
No, I’m not, that, I’m not
但我并非那种人

[Chorus 1]
I’ve been tearing around in my fucking nightgown
我曾穿着该死的睡衣到处游荡
24/7 Sylvia Plath
日日夜夜,我就像希薇亚·普拉斯一样
Writing in blood on the walls
用血在墙上写字
‘Cause the ink in my pen don’t work in my notepad
只因为我的笔在笔记本上并不管用
Don’t ask if I’m happy, you know that I’m not
你明知我不快乐,就别再多问
But at best, I can say I’m not sad
最好也只能说我不难过
‘Cause hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
因为对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险了
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险了

[Verse 2]
I had fifteen-year dances
我十五岁时常去跳舞
Church basement romances, yeah, I’ve cried
在教堂地下室里谈过恋爱,我也曾痛哭
Spilling my guts with the Bowery Bums
我曾对其他醉鬼吐露真心
Is the only love I’ve ever known
那是我唯一感受到爱的时刻
Except for the stage, which I also call home, when I’m not
除了在舞台上,舞台也是我熟悉的地方
Servin’ up God in a burnt coffee pot for the triad
我为神送上滚烫的咖啡
Hello, it’s the most famous woman you know on the iPad
已成名的我出现在iPad上
Calling from beyond the grave, I just wanna say, “Hi, Dad”
打了通电话给我死去的父亲,对他说声嗨

[Chorus 2]
I’ve been tearing up town in my fucking white gown
我曾穿着该死的白衣到处游荡
Like a goddamn near sociopath
像个反社会份子一样
Shaking my ass is the only thing that’s
只有靠跳舞
Got this black narcissist off my back
我才能击败自己抑郁而自我中心的一面
She couldn’t care less, and I never cared more
那个我什么都不在意,真正的我却事事都上在心上
So there’s no more to say about that
所以没有什么好说的了
Except hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
只能说对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman with my past
我经历过这一切,抱有希望对我来说太过危险

[Bridge]
There’s a new revolution, a loud evolution that I saw
新的革命来临,我见证了激烈的改变
Born of confusion and quiet collusion of which mostly I’ve known
生于混乱与阴谋的世代
A modern day woman with a weak constitution, ’cause I’ve got
身为一个现代女人,却得对抗我的心魔
Monsters still under my bed that I could never fight off
因为我的床底下住着许多怪兽,我怎么也打不过
A gatekeeper carelessly dropping the keys on my nights off
我的心灵之门,总是没有做好防守

[Chorus 3]
I’ve been tearing around in my fucking nightgown
我曾穿着该死的睡衣到处游荡
24/7 Sylvia Plath
日日夜夜,我就像希薇亚·普拉斯一样
Writing in blood on your walls
用血在你的墙上写字
‘Cause the ink in my pen don’t look good in my pad
只因为我的笔写在笔记本上不好看
They write that I’m happy, they know that I’m not
他们说我很快乐,但他们明知我并非如此
But at best, you can see I’m not sad
但最好的情况下,你看得出我并不难过
But hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险了
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险了

[Outro]
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
对我这样的女人来说,抱有希望太过危险了
But I have it
但我仍抱有希望
Yeah, I have it
我仍抱有希望
Yeah, I have it
我仍抱有希望
I have
抱有希望

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Lana Del Rey – Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

Lana Del Rey 的第六张专辑Norman Fucking Rockwell没有辜负众人的期待,一如往常呈现出她典型的风格。前几天这首歌发布时,一听就浑身鸡皮疙瘩,怎么会有办法把一首歌唱得如此悲伤又美丽呢?

Hope is a dangerous thing中提到两个人物,一是第一段的Slim Aarons,他是知名摄影师,专门替社会名流拍照。第二是副歌里的Sylvia Plath,她是美国作家兼女权运动人士,患有心理疾病,后来自杀身亡。

Black narcissist

这首歌很大程度上是对Sylvia Plath致敬,包括副歌提到的穿着睡衣到处游荡,这是在说Sylvia Plath笔下的一个人物,而这样的行为让他被视为患有精神病(或许就是副歌第二段说的反社会份子),其他反常的征兆还包括用血在墙上写字等等。Lana认为某一部份的自己也是如此疯狂,而她把自己疯狂的一面称为black narcissist ,直译就是黑暗的自恋狂,其实指的就是忧郁并以自我为中心的那个她。她心中忧郁的这一面常常与另一个所谓“正常”的她打仗,她总是处于挣扎的状态,正如同歌词Bridge的部份所说的,那个黑暗的她总是没有守好心防,让可怕的怪物闯进来骚扰“正常”的她。

歌名来源

歌名叫作Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have-but i have it,有可能是源自电影《刺激1995》里的对白,其中一句台词是“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”(“希望”是一件很危险的事,“希望”可能会让人发疯)。这首歌中可以看到,作者显然并不快乐,或许正是因为曾经抱有希望,让她在失望以后倍感失落。

歌词Verse 2中也提到不少Lana的童年经历,像是她青少年时期曾严重酗酒,被父母送到寄宿学校,而她离开学校后并没有回到家与父母同住,而是去住在其他亲戚家,这也显示出她与家人复杂的关系。

在翻译时其实遇到满多不肯定的地方,我觉得Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have不只是一首歌,在许多手法上更像是一首诗,所以充满了比喻和象征。在叙述上当然也会有满多跳跃的地方,不是很容易理解,以上只是我依照查到的资料,再加上我自己的解读做出的诠释。不过我想,听音乐很多时候都是这样,即使你无法逐一解释这些字句,但你好像明白作者想说什么,那也就够了。

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One Response to “拉娜德芮Lana Del Rey – Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have”

  1. Phy

    等了很久的中译
    你写的她一直是最好看的
    这首已经在我心中排名她的第一了
    觉得她这几年也有真的掏出自己 歌都越来越写实了

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