Regina Spektor – Samson

Regina Spektor - "Samson" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Regina Spektor – Samson

[Chorus]
You are my sweetest downfall
你是我最甜蜜的负担
I loved you first, I loved you first
起初是我先爱上你的
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
我的歌声谱出我的真心
I have to go, I have to go
但我得走了
Your hair was long when we first met
我俩初识时,你仍留着一头长发

[Verse 1]
Samson went back to bed
Samson回到床上
Not much hair left on his head
头发所剩无几
He ate a slice of Wonder bread, and went right back to bed
他吃了一块面包,又回到床上
And history books forgot about us and the Bible didn’t mention us
所有史书都忘了我们,连圣经也没有提到
And the Bible didn’t mention us, not even once
圣经里一次也没有提及我们

[Chorus]
你是我最甜蜜的负担
I loved you first, I loved you first
起初是我先爱上你的
Beneath the stars came falling on our heads
我们头上星光闪耀
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
但这也只是许久以前的光芒
Your hair was long when we first met
我俩初识时,你仍留着一头长发

[Verse 2]
Samson came to my bed
Samson来到我的床边
Told me that my hair was red
告诉我我从前有着一头红发
Told me I was beautiful, and came into my bed
称赞我的美貌,并与我共眠
Oh, I cut his hair myself one night
噢,一天晚上,我剪去了他的头发
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
昏暗的灯光下,我拿起一把钝了的剪刀
And he told me that I’d done alright
他却告诉我,没什么大不了
And kissed me ’til the morning light, the morning light
他亲吻我,直到清晨
And he kissed me ’til the morning light
他亲吻我,直到清晨

[Verse 3]
Samson went back to bed
Samson回到床上
Not much hair left on his head
头发所剩无几
He ate a slice of Wonder bread, and went right back to bed
他吃了一块面包,又回到床上
Oh, we couldn’t bring the columns down
噢,我们没能抵挡垮下的梁柱
Yeah, we couldn’t destroy a single one
连一根都抵挡不了
And history books forgot about us
所有史书都忘了我们
And the Bible didn’t mention us, not even once
圣经一次也没有提及我们

[Outro]
You are my sweetest downfall
你是我最甜蜜的负担
I loved you first
起初是我先爱上你的

 

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

 

刚听到这首歌时,只是被 Regina Spektor 的那种空灵的声音所吸引,细看歌词,又对这背后的故事感到赞叹。Samson 是圣经中的大力士,他的力量来自头发。他因为遭受许多挫折后开始堕落,便与妓女 Deliah 交往,以致落入陷阱,头发被剪掉而力量全失。后来他真心悔改,神再次赐予他力量。在一次战斗中,他承受不住庙宇梁柱的重量而被击垮。

这首歌虽然是以这个圣经故事为背景,不过却着重在故事的另一面:爱情。歌曲以 Deliah 的角度来写,诉说她与 Samson 相识时的那份真情。歌词中的”Bible didn’t mention us”的意思,我想应该是指里面完全没有提到两人相爱的部分,只是一面倒地将 Deliah 描写成一个恶毒的女人,还有 Samson 堕落的过程。虽然说在圣经中,Samson 确实是因为 Deliah 才丧失力量,但若因为这样的结果就忽略两人相爱的过程,或许也是一种残忍。

 

这首歌还有另一个解读方式,据说 Regina Spektor 曾经有个得癌症病重的男友,而整首歌是在缅怀这位因病而未能有好结果的恋人。因为做化疗的关系,头发渐渐脱落,而 Bible didn’t mention us 指的则是两人未能在神的见证下成婚。

 

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Regina Spektor 的其他歌曲:

Regina Spektor – The Call

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