这张专辑是DT20年的总结之作,专辑的旋律很不错,制作貌似也有很深的内涵,但是,有一些只是一些把戏罢了,我就不研究了。翻译的时候,为了通顺和更好的表达内涵,
我删减和添加了一些词汇。
毕竟本人水平有限,绝对需要大家指正。


1. The Root Of All Evil
   所有罪恶的根源
   

[VI. Ready]

Proud enough for you to call me arrogant
我目中无人 众所周知的高傲
Greedy enough to be labeled a thief
我贪得无厌 似一个十足的盗贼
Angry enough for me to go and hurt a man
我愤怒无边 肆意伤人
Cruel enough for me to feel no grief
我残忍无情 内心毫无悲哀

Never could have just a part of it
从不满足只拥有一部分
I always need more to get by
从来都是要索取更多
Getting right down to the heart of it
吞下所有才肯罢休
The root of all evil has been running my whole life
那罪恶之根,伴我行走一生

Dirty enough for me to lust
足够肮脏,渴望充满全身
Leaving nothing left to trust
没有什么可以信任
Jealous enough to still feel envious
不可抑制的嫉妒,如鬼魅般缠身
Lazy enough to sleep all day
无可救药的懒惰,昏睡度日
And let my life just waste away
吸食着我的生命
Selfish enough to make you wait for me
无底的自私,你只有为我等待的份儿。

Driven blindly by our sins
那些罪行蒙蔽了我的双眼
Misled so easily
我如此轻松的被误导
Entirely ready to leave it behind
整装待发,准备自我救赎
I’m begging to break free
解脱的欲望由心底而起

Take all of me
The desires that keep burning deep inside
拾起燃烧在我心底那所有的欲望和罪恶
Cast them all away
全部抛到一边
And help to give me strength to face another day
给予我力量,去面对新的一天
I am ready
我已整装待发
Help me be what I can be
助我找回自我
[VII. Remove]

Self-centered fear has got a hold of me
Clutching my throat
心底的恐惧将我牢牢抓住,捏住了我的喉咙
Self righteous anger running all through me
Ready to explode
自我保护的愤怒,在全身闯荡,濒临爆炸

Procrastination paralyzing me
持续麻木的头脑
Wanting me dead
似把我推向死亡
These obsessions that keep haunting me
思想的迷结持续浮现
Won’t leave my head
无法挣脱

Help to do for me what I can’t do myself
帮助我做我能为自己所做的一切
Take this fear and pain
带走这些痛苦和恐惧
I can’t break out this prison all alone
我没用独自打破这牢笼的力量
Help me break these chains
所以请帮助我挣脱这些锁链

Humility now my only hope
请看到我这唯一的谦卑的恳求吧
Won’t you take all of me
Heal this dying soul
你能带走我的罪恶,治愈我这垂死的灵魂吗?

I can feel my body breaking
我感觉到自己的身体在破裂
I can feel my body breaking
我感觉到自己的身体在破裂
I’m ready to let it all go
我已准备挣脱所有
I can feel my body shaking
我感觉到自己的身体在颤动
Right down to the foundation
直至根基
The root of it all
直至那所有罪恶的根源

Take all of me
The desires that keep burning deep inside
拾起燃烧在我心底那所有的欲望和罪恶
Cast it all away
全部抛到一边
And help to give me strength to face another day
给予我力量,去面对新的一天
I am ready
我已整装待发
Help me what I can be
请助我重拾自我
I am ready
我已整装待发
Come to me
请过来
Take me away
带我走

MEGADETH式的RIFF,入耳的CHORUS,结实的鼓点,一首着实OK的作品。抵住那心底的罪恶之根。


2. The Answer Lies Within
   答案就在心中
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: John Petrucci]

Look around,
环视四周
Where do you belong
何处才能放置你的心?
Don’t be afraid,
但你不必害怕
You are not the only one
因为你并不孤单

Don’t let the day go by,
不要任时光流逝
Don’t let it end
不要就此放弃
Don’t let a day go by in doubt,
不要任时光在猜疑中溜走
The answer lies within
其实答案就在心中

Life is short, so learn from your mistakes
人生既然短暂,就要从不足中完善
And stand behind, the choices that you made
然后在背后支持,你的每一个抉择。
Face each day with both eyes open wide
敞开心灵,认真面对每一天
And try to give, don’t keep it all inside
要懂得给予,不要把所有尘封于心底

Don’t let the day go by
不要任时光流逝
Don’t let it end
不要就此放弃
Don’t let a day go by, in doubt,
不要任时光在猜疑中溜走
The answer lies within
其实答案就在心中

You’ve got the future on your side
未来在你自己的手中
You’ve gonna be fine now
一切慢慢好起来
I know whatever you decide
我知道你只要下定决心
You are gonna shine!!! (shinee)
你一定会放出自己的光芒!

Don’t let the day go by
不要任时光流逝
Don’t let it end
不要就此放弃
Don’t let a day go by, in doubt
不要任时光在猜疑中溜走
You re ready to begin
你已经整装待发

Don’t let a day go by in doubt
不要任时光在猜疑中溜走
The answer lies within
其实答案就在心中

优美的旋律,仿似一个知心的朋友在你耳边安慰着你。


3. These Walls
   迷墙
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: John Petrucci]

This is so hard for me
To find the words to say
寻觅不到要说的话语
My thoughts are standing still
思想停滞
Captive inside of me
内心迷乱
All emotions start to hide
所有情感沉淀于脑海深处
And nothing’s getting through
那一切都已戛然而止。

Watch me,
Fading
看着自己,渐渐凋谢
I’m losing
All my instincts,
丢掉了所有的本能
falling into darkness
陷入无尽的黑暗

Tear down these walls for me
请为我拆掉这些迷墙
Stop me from going under
将我从失败中拯救
You are the only one who knows
I’m holding back
只有你知道我正踌躇不前

It’s not too late for me,
现在还不算太迟
To keep from sinking further
来阻止我陷得更深
(I’m trying to find my way out,
Tear down these walls for me now)
我正在努力挣脱,请为我拆掉这些迷墙吧

So much uncertainty
I don’t like this feeling
我讨厌那种充满不确定和猜疑的感觉
I’m sinking like a stone
我就像一块石头,不断沉入更深的水底
Each time I try to speak
每当我说出这些
There’s a voice I’m hearing
总会听到一声回音
And it changes everything
它会改变一切

Watch me,
看着自己
Crawl from
The wreckage
Of my silence
从我沉默的残骸中爬出
Conversation
Failing
无法与人交谈

Tear down these walls for me
请为我拆掉这些迷墙
Stop me from going under
将我从失败中拯救
You are the only one who knows
I’m holding back
我正在努力挣脱,请为我拆掉这些迷墙吧

It’s not too late for me,
现在还不算太迟
To keep from sinking further
来阻止我陷得更深
(I’m trying to find my way out,
Take down these walls)
我正在努力挣脱,请为我拆掉这些迷墙吧


Everytime you choose to turn away
每一次你转身离去
Is it worth the price you pay?
想不到这代价有多大么?
Is there someone who will wait for you
One more time? [x2]
还有人能够再一次为你等待么?


唱片内页里,那个迷宫,是没有出口的。

4. I Walk Beside You
   与你同行
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: John Petrucci]

There’s a story in your eyes
你的眼中令藏着故事
I can see the hurt behind your smile
我能看到你微笑背后的伤痕
For every sign I recognize
每一个征兆都显示着
Another one escapes me
又一位挚友在离我远去

Let me know what plagues your mind
让我明白你的苦恼吧
Let me be the one to know you best
让我成为那个最了解你的人
Be the one to hold you up
成为那个一直在背后支持你的人
When you feel like you’re sinking
当你不断退缩的时候

Tell me once again
请再一次告诉我
What’s beneath the pain you’re feeling
你心底的想法
Don’t abandon me
别离我远去
Or think you can’t be saved
或认为你不可被救赎

I walk beside you
我会与你同行
Wherever you are
无论何处
Whatever it takes
无论怎样
No matter how far
无论多远
Through all the may come
穿过未来
And all that may go
越过过去
I walk beside you
我都会与你同行
I walk beside you
我都会与你同行

Summon up your ghosts for me
为了我重新振作起你的灵魂吧
Rest your tired thoughts upon my hands
让你那疲累的思绪在我手掌上休息
Step inside this sacred place
重新踏入那神圣的领域
When all your dreams seem broken
当所有的梦想似已破灭

Resonate inside this temple
让我们的心灵产生共鸣
Let me be the one who understands
让我成为那个最了解你的人
Be the one to carry you
成为那个能够携你前行的人
When you can walk no further
当你不能继续向前时

Tell me once again
请再一次告诉我
What’s below the surface bleeding
什么使你的心在滴血
If you’ve lost your way,
如果你已迷失
I will take you there
我会带你到目的地

I walk beside you
我会与你同行
Wherever you are
无论何处
Whatever it takes
无论怎样
No matter how far
无论多远
Through all the may come
穿过未来
And all that may go
越过过去
I walk beside you
我都会与你同行
I walk beside you
我都会与你同行



Oh, where everything is wrong
陪着你越过那个一切都不正常的地方
Oh, where hopelessness surrounds you
陪着你闯出那绝望的包围圈
Oh, the sun will rise again
你的太阳会再次升起
The tide you swim against
那与你相搏的海潮
Will carry you back home
也会带你回家
So don’t give up
以不要放弃
Don’t give in
不要认输


貌似很简单的一首,听起来很舒服,如果大家想参加唱歌比赛的话,建议尝试这首。爱相随,与你同行,都算是好名字。

5. Panic Attack
   惶恐来袭
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: John Petrucci]

All wound up
On the edge
为利刃所伤
Terrified
恐惧的心灵

Sleep disturbed
睡眠受阻
Restless mind
思绪无章
Petrified
麻木的神经

Bouts of fear
畏惧的较量
Permeate
向我逼近
All I see
弥漫四周

Heightening
越陷越深
Nervousness
过度神经质
Threatens me
无边的惊恐

I am paralyzed
我已麻木
So afraid to die
如此惧怕死亡
Caught off guard
思想仿似不设防
Warning signs
那警报
Never show
从未拉响

Tension strikes
痛苦来袭
Choking me
将我窒息
Worries grow
忧虑滋生

Why do I feel so numb
为何感觉如此麻木?
Is it something to do with where I come from
是否与我从何处而生有关?
Should this be fight or flight
是要战斗还是逃跑?
I don’t know why I’m constantly so uptight
为何那无边的恐惧总缠绕着我?

Rapid heartbeat pounding through my chest
极速的心跳重击我的胸膛
Agitated body in distress
迷乱的躯体濒临崩溃
I feel like I’m in danger
我觉得我已经很危险
Daily life is strangled by my stress
生活慢慢被窒息
A stifling surge
一阵暗流
Shooting through all my veins
在我的身躯闯荡
Extreme apprehension
极端的恐惧
Suddenly I’m insane
让我突然失去神智
Lost all hope for redemption
救赎的希望顿时灰飞烟灭
A grave situation desperate at best
一个接近绝望的境遇在等着我

Why do I feel so numb
为何感觉如此麻木?
Is it something to do with where I come from
是否与我从何处而生有关?
Should this be fight or flight
是要战斗还是逃跑?
I don’t know why I’m constantly reeling
为何那痉挛一般的眩晕总缠绕着我?

Helpless hysteria
无助的癔病
A false sense of urgency
一阵虚假的超脱感
Trapped in my phobia
陷入恐怖的深渊
Possessed by anxiety
焦虑占据了我的全身

Run

Try to hide
四处躲藏
Overwhelmed by this complex delirium
迷乱的精神错乱将我压倒

Helpless hysteria
无助的癔病
A false sense of urgency
一阵虚假的超脱感
Trapped in my phobia
陷入恐怖的深渊
Possessed by anxiety
焦虑占据了我的全身

Run

Try to hide
四处躲藏
Overwhelmed by this complex delirium
迷乱的精神错乱将我压倒

这首给我的感觉就是——————焦急  

6. Never Enough
   永不满足
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: Mike Portnoy]

Cut myself open wide
我将自己切开
Reach inside
让你潜入心底
Help yourself
To all I have to give
别客气,拿走那些你渴望已久的吧
And then you help yourself again
然后,你还真的不客气
And then complain that
然后,你又抱怨
You didn’t like the way
你不喜欢这种方式
I put the knife in wrong
说我找错了切口处
You didn’t like the way
你不喜欢这种方式
My blood spilled on your brand new floor
而我的鲜血 溅到了你那崭新的地板上

What would you say
你又能说什么呢?
If I walked away
如果我真正离开了你
Would you appreciate
就算感激
But then it’d be too late
也为时已晚了
Because I can only take so much of your ungrateful ways
因为我已经见识了你对我的不领情
Everything is never enough
你对所有都永不满足

Sacrifice my life
我牺牲了我的生活
Neglect my kids and wife
丢下了妻子和孩子
All for you to be happy
只是为陪你玩这游戏,让你开心
All those sleepless nights
只是为了陪你度过那些无眠之夜
And countless fights to give you more
只是为了与你并肩经历那些填满你的渴望的无尽的战斗
And then you say how dare that
然后你又说
I didn’t write you back
说我怎么敢不理睬你
I must be too good for you
说我必须还要更好
I only care about myself
说我只关心我自己

What would you say
你又能说什么呢?
If I walked away
如果我真正离开了你
Would you appreciate
就算感激
But then it’d be too late
也为时已晚了
Because I can only take so much of your ungrateful ways
因为我已经见识了你对我的不领情
Everything is never enough
你对所有都永不满足


这是说咱们这些歌迷么?

7. Sacrificed Sons
   牺牲的孩子
[Music: Dream Theater, Lyrics: James LaBrie]

[Begins with samples from 9/11]

Walls are closing
墙愈来愈近
Anxiously
焦急骤然升温
Channel surfing
楼宇间滑翔
Frantically
势如破竹

Burning City
燃烧的城市
Smoke and fire
烟尘与火海
Planes we’re certain
飞机带着人们的目光
Faith inspired
成全了他们的信仰

No clues
毫无征兆
A complete surprise
完全不知所措
Who’ll be
Coming home tonight
今夜哪些梦魇还将到来?

Heads all turning
Towards the sky
一个个无助的头脑,不约而同的望向天空
Towers crumble
Heroes die
粉碎的大厦,死去的英雄

Who would wish this
On our people
此刻,谁在祝愿我们遭如此大难?
And proclaim
That His will be done
谁在宣称他的意愿已然达成?
Scriptures they heed have misled them
那些俘虏了他们信仰的圣章,将他们导向极端
All praise their Sacrificed Sons
赞扬着他们那些牺牲的孩子

Teach them
What to think and feel
完全的洗脑,完全的控制
Your ways
你们的理论
So enlightening
是如此的启蒙

Words they preach
I can’t relate
他们的所说所言,我不会理解
If God’s true Love
Are acts of Hate
如果上帝的真爱就是他们那些憎恶的行为

God on High
上帝在上
Our mistakes
凝视着这些罪行
Will mankind be extinct?
他会将人类判于死刑吗?
There’s no time to waste
没有时间来浪费
Who serves the truth
For Heavens’ sake
谁能以天堂的名义,讲出真正的真理?


911,谴责恐怖主义和中东一些伊斯兰教国家的宗教洗脑。

8. Octavarium
   八之循环
[Music: Dream Theater]

[I. Someone Like Him]
1 像他那样的人
[Lyrics: John Petrucci]

I never wanted to become someone like him so secure
我从没想过要做像他那样的人,那么平淡
Content to live each day just like the last
满足得过着每一天,就像那是他最后的日子
I was sure I knew that
This was not for me
我那时曾肯定,那种生活不属于我
And I wanted so much more
因为我还要追求更多
Far beyond what I could see
多的超过我现在能想到的一切
So I swore that I’d
所以我发誓
Never be someone like him
永远不做像他那样的人

So many years have passed
很多年过去了
Since I proclaimed
My independence
自从我开始了独立的生活
My mission
有了属于自己的任务
My aim
有了属于自己的目标
And my vision
有了属于自己的世界
So secure
而这一切,又似乎变得如此平淡
Content to live each day like it’s my last
满足得过着每一天,就像那是我最后的日子
It’s wonderful to know
That I could be
Something more than what I dreamed
这令我惊奇的发现,我现在的生活,超过了曾经的预期
Far beyond what I could see
而且比我预期的更加令我不可思议
Still I swear that I’m
我还要发誓
Missing out this time
我要摆脱现在

As far as I could tell
现在
There’s nothing more I need
我好像没有更高的追求
But still I ask myself
但我又问自己
Could this be everything
我不是已经得到所有了么?
Then all I swore
我发誓
That I would never be was now
我不再是从前那个充满渴望的人
So suddenly
如此的突然
The only thing
I wanted
To become
而那我唯一想做的
To be someone just like him
就是像他那样的人

[II. Medicate (Awakening)]
  2  用药治疗(清醒)
[Lyrics: James LaBrie]

A Doctor sitting next to me
那个医生坐在我身边
He asks me how I feel
他问我感觉如何
Not sure I understand his questioning
我也不确定自己是否明白他的提问
He says I’ve been away a while
他说我已经隔离了有一阵
But thinks he has cured me
From a state of catatonic sleep
但是他认为他已经能够让我安心入睡

For 30 years
这三十年
Where have I been
我身在何处?
Eyes open
双眼睁开
But not getting through to me
但带不来影像

Medicate me
治愈我
Infiltrate me
药物渗入我的身体
Side effects appear
副作用逐渐显出
As my conscience slips away
意识逐渐远去

Medicate me
治愈我
Science failing
科学也不管用了
Conscience fading fast
意识迅速流失
Can’t you stop what’s happening
你能将它抵挡住么?

A higher dosage he prescribes
他开出了更高的药量
But there’s no guarantee
但是他也不能保证安全
I feel it starting to take over me
我感觉全身失控,一种无法承受的感觉
I tell him not to be ashamed
我告诉他,不要因此而惭愧
There’s no one who’s to blame
你不该受到责备
A second shot
再试一次
A brief awakening
我鼓励着他

I feel the relapse
Can’t break free
旧病复发,我无法挣脱
Eyes open
双眼睁开
But not getting through to me
但带不来影像
[III. Full Circle]
      圈形迷宫
[Lyrics: Mike Portnoy]

Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem’s ready
Jack the ripper Owens Wilson Phillips and my supper’s ready
Lucy in the sky with diamond Dave’s not here I come to save the
Day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again
(这段文字有诸多老摇滚的歌名,人名,和其他诸多词语组成,在这一部分开始的时候,有一句“IS WHERE WE CAME IN”,我想这就是所谓的八之循环的开始,而这段文字
因该是记叙了DT的音乐历程,换句话说就是曾经影响过他们的音乐和人,在此我就不把这些名词拼接起来翻译了,只给出列表)
列表:
(Sailing on the seven seize – QUEEN的Seven Seas Of Rhye
Seize the day
Day Tripper – Beatles
Diem’s Ready -?
Jack the Ripper – Morrissey(THE SMITH)
Ripper Owens – Iced Earth主场,前Judas Priest
Owen Wilson – 导演
Wilson Phillips – 乐队
Supper’s Ready – Genesis
Lucy in the sky with diamond – Beatles
Diamond Dave – David Lee Roth
Dave’s Not Here – Cheech & Chong
Here I Come To Save The Day – Mighty Mouse
Day for night – Spock’s Beard
Nightmare Cinema –应该是DT在考虑叫DREAM THEATER之前的考虑过的名字吧,也因该是一段JAM,官网的播放器的名字
Cinema Show – Genesis
Get back – Beatles)



Running forward
想要前进
Falling back
却又后退
Spinning round and round
在原地兜兜转转

Looking outward
向往外面
Reaching in
被迫退回
Scream without a sound
发出干涸的尖叫

Leaning over
想弯下身
Crawling up
却又爬起
Stumbling all around
到处都磕磕绊绊

Losing my place
失去了位置
Only to find I’ve come full circle
却发现自己已经回到原地

Flying off the handle with careful with
That axe Eugene gene the dance machine
Messiah light my fire gabba gabba
Hey hey my my generation’s home again
(这段同这一部分开头那段。
列表
Flying off the Handle 发怒的意思
Handle with Care – Travelling Wilburys
Careful with that Axe, Eugene – Pink Floyd
Gene, Gene the Dance Machine – Memorable act on The Gong Show
Machine Messiah – Yes
Light My Fire – The Doors
Gabba Gabba Hey Hey – The Ramones 的歌词
Hey Hey, My My – Neil Young
My Generation – The Who
Home Again – TIME里的歌词)

Running forward
想要前进
Falling back
却又后退
Spinning round and round
在原地兜兜转转

Looking outward
向往外面
Reaching in
被迫退回
Scream without a sound
发出干涸的尖叫

Leaning over
想弯下身
Crawling up
却又爬起
Stumbling all around
到处都磕磕绊绊

Losing my place
失去了位置
Only to find I’ve come full circle
却发现自己已经回到原地


[IV. Intervals]
     间幕
[Lyrics: Mike Portnoy]

[First]

Our deadly sins feel his mortal wrath
Remove all obstacles from our path
我们那些无法饶恕的罪行,发出了临终前的愤怒
从我们的过径,移去所有的障碍
(THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL)

[Second]

Asking questions
不懈的提问
Search for clues
搜寻快乐的线索
The answer’s been right in front of you
你会看到答案就在眼前
(THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN)

[Third]

Try to break through
努力挣脱
Long to connect
渴望交流
Fall on deaf ears and failed muted breath
没人领情,几近窒息
(THESE WALLS)

[Fourth]

Loyalty, trust, faith and desire
忠实,信任,信念和渴望
Carries love through each darkest fire
穿过层层黑暗之火,将爱像雪中送炭一般带到你身边
(I WALK BESIDE YOU)

[Fifth]

Tortured Insanity
狂乱的折磨
A smothering hell
一个窒息的地狱
Try to escape but no avail
想要逃脱,但只是徒劳
(PANIC ATTACK)

[Sixth]

The calls of admirers
Who claim they adore
那些宣称仰慕你的人
Drain all your lifeblood while begging for more
榨干你的生命,永不知足

[Seventh]

Innocent victims of merciless crimes
残忍罪行的无辜牺牲者
Fall prey to some madmen’s impulsive designs
被一些疯子的冲动的企图掠食着
(SACRIFICED SONS)

[Octave]

Step after step
一步接一步
We try controlling our fate
我们想要掌控自己的命运
When we finally start living it has become too late
而当我们开始时,已经太迟了
Trapped inside this Octavarium
陷入这个谜样的八之循环
Trapped inside this Octavarium
陷入这个谜样的八之循环
Trapped inside this Octavarium
陷入这个谜样的八之循环
Trapped inside this Octavarium
陷入这个谜样的八之循环

[V. Razor’s Edge]
    剃刀之锋
[Lyrics: John Petrucci]

We move in circles
我们似画圆般前进
Balanced all the while
On a gleaming razor’s edge
走在那闪烁的剃刀之锋上,努力寻找平衡

A perfect sphere
那个完美世界
Colliding with our fate
与我们的命运相斥
This story ends where it began
而那故事的结尾,就是那故事的开端


这一首我听了好几遍才喜欢上,关于这首的争论也比较多,我想,它即是DT20年音乐历程的概括,也是关于命运的思考。故事的结束 就是开端。

译者:活着便精彩 (8GAMMARAY8 ZCY)