稻香(周杰伦): English Translation

周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
稻香 (Fragrant Paddy)
作词 / Lyricist:周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
作曲 / Composer:周杰伦 (Jay Chou)
【第20届台湾金曲奖最佳年度歌曲奖】

对这个世界如果你有太多的抱怨
If you have too many complaints about this world
跌倒了 就不敢继续往前走
If you are too afraid to carry on when you fall
为什么 人要这么的脆弱 堕落
Why is it that we have to be so fragile and depraved?

请你打开电视看看
Please switch on your television and watch
多少人为生命在努力勇敢的走下去
How many people are still bravely fighting for life
我们是不是该知足
Shouldn’t we be contented
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
And cherish everything even those we don’t own

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
and the beginning of beauty and peace

不要这么容易就想放弃 就像我说的
Don’t think about giving up so easily
Remember what I said
追不到的梦想 换个梦不就得了
If you can’t realize your dream then just change one
为自己的人生鲜艳上色
Paint and colour your life brightly
先把爱涂上喜欢的颜色
First of all start with painting love in your favourite colour

笑一个吧 功成名就不是目的
Come on,
Give me a smile
Fame or success aren’t our goals
让自己快乐快乐这才叫做意义
Making ourselves happy is the real meaning of life
童年的纸飞机 现在终于飞回我手里
Now the paper plane of my childhood
Flies back to my hand at last

所谓的那快乐
Barefooted, chasing dragonflies in the paddy field till tired
赤脚在田里追蜻蜓追到累了
The so called happiness
偷摘水果被蜜蜂给叮到怕了
Stung by the bees while stealing fruits,
Swearing never doing this again
谁在偷笑呢
Who’s sniggering there?
我靠着稻草人吹着风唱着歌睡着了
I’m leaning against the scarecrow in the wind,
singing songs till finally fallen asleep
哦 哦 午后吉它在虫鸣中更清脆
Oh Oh The guitar sounds even more crunchy in the Insect-singing afternoon
哦 哦 阳光洒在路上就不怕心碎
Oh Oh Fearless of heartbreaking when the sunshine spreads on the roads
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有
Cherish everything even those we don’t own

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
And the beginning of beauty and peace

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡
I still remember you saying home is the only castle we have
随着稻香河流继续奔跑
Keep on running along with the fragrant paddy and that little stream
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
Slightly smiling
I’ve always known my childhood dream

不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑
Stop crying
Let the fireflies take you away
乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
Country music is always there when we need it
回家吧 回到最初的美好。
Go back home
Go back to the good old times
And the beginning of beauty and peace

Translated by Albert Cai.

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