【歌詞翻譯】Lorde - Liability


現年 20 歲紐西蘭女歌手 Lorde 將於今年 6/16 推出第二張專輯《Melodrama》,共收錄 11 首歌曲,描述近年戲劇性的瘋狂生活,如螢光閃亮。首支流行主打「Green Light」是她在歷經分手之痛後寫給自己的歌,等待生命中的那盞綠燈,繼續通行下去。送上第二支抒情單曲「Liability」,同「Green Light」一樣與 Jack Antonoff 共同創作與製作,靈感則啟發自 Rihanna 專輯《Anti》的歌曲「Higher」,絕望卻又渴望。每個人都曾有過那種感覺,在任何一段關係中,覺得成為別人負擔的沈重,Lorde 在鋼琴伴奏下痛徹心扉唱出深沈的內心獨白。幸福從愛自己開始,學會與自己相處,也是一種真實的快樂。

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Lyrics & Translation 歌詞:(by 好青年 中譯)

Written and produced by Lorde & Jack Antonoff

[Intro: ]
(One, two)
(一、二)

[Verse 1: ]
Baby really hurt me
寶貝真的傷了我
Crying in the taxi
在計程車裡哭泣
He don't wanna know me
他不想了解我
Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm
說他犯了在我的暴風雨裡跳舞的大錯
Says it was poison
說這是有害物
So I guess I'll go home
所以我想我會回家
Into the arms of the girl that I love
鑽進我心愛女子的懷抱裡
The only love I haven't screwed up
那是我唯一沒有搞砸的愛
She's so hard to please
她是如此難以取悅
But she's a forest fire
就像一場森林大火
I do my best to meet her demands
我竭盡所能滿足她的要求
Play at romance, we slow dance in the living room
耍浪漫在客廳裡跳著慢舞
But all that a stranger would see
但在陌生人眼裡所看到的
Is one girl swaying alone
是一個女孩在獨自搖擺
Stroking her cheek
撫摸著她的臉頰

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[Chorus: ]
They say, "You're a little much for me
他們說:「你對我來說有點多了,
You're a liability
你是一個累贅,
You're a little much for me"
超過我所能負荷。」
So they pull back, make other plans
所以他們選擇退出,重新規劃人生藍圖
I understand, I'm a liability
我明白,我是個累贅
Get you wild, make you leave
讓你抓狂,使你離去
I'm a little much for e-a-na-na-na, everyone
我成為所有人的負擔

[Verse 2: ]
The truth is I am a toy
事實是,我是一個玩具
That people enjoy
供人們賞的玩具
'Til all of the tricks don't work anymore
直到所有把戲都不管用
And then they are bored of me
他們便對我感到厭倦
I know that it's exciting
我知道這很令人興奮
Running through the night, but
度過精彩夜晚,然而
Every perfect summer's
每一個美好的夏天都
Eating me alive until you're gone
將我生吞直到你們離去
Better on my own
我還是一個人就好

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[Chorus: ]
They say, "You're a little much for me
他們說:「你對我來說有點多了,
You're a liability
你是一個累贅,
You're a little much for me"
超過我所能負荷。」
So they pull back, make other plans
所以他們選擇退出,重新規劃人生藍圖
I understand, I'm a liability
我明白,我是個累贅
Get you wild, make you leave
讓你抓狂,使你離去
I'm a little much for e-a-na-na-na, everyone
我成為所有人的負擔

[Outro: ]
They're gonna watch me
他們會看著我
Disappear into the sun
消失在陽光裡
You're all gonna watch me
你們都會眼睜睜的看著我
Disappear into the sun
消失在陽光裡


在電台 Beats 1 接受 Zane Lowe 訪問片段:
I’m really proud of this bit of songwriting. I feel like I got somewhere they hadn’t been before, which is always a nice feeling as a songwriter. It’s interesting because I had this realization that because of my lifestyle and what I do for work there’s going to be a point with every single person around me where I’m gonna be attacks on them in some way. If it is having to give up a little portion of their privacy or their life becoming more difficult or whatever. It was just this moment of sadness and I remember it so vividly. I was in this cab alone listening to “Higher” by Rihanna because Anti and just come out. And I had a little cry and I was just like “it’s always going to be this way, at some point with everyone it’s going to be this way”. But the song kind of ended up turning into a bit of a protective talismans for me. I was like, you know what, I’m always gonna have myself so I have to really nurture this relationship and feel good about hanging out with myself and loving myself. And the tone of the melody, the way it kind of falls around, it’s almost like it’s kind of drunk or it sort of leans around, it’s got this hip hop cadence to it.
I love the song so much and it feels so starkly truthful to me. And I think everyone knows what that’s like, to just feel like a fucking liability. It’s interesting because the viewpoint is such a youth to the writing. And I love that because I am 20 and I’m an idiot determined to keep writing from that place. But the song sounds so traditional. It’s this piano song which is very new territory for me. And I really had this moment of… I was like, a lot of teenage music is kind of expected to sound the same. And I was like, you know what, I could be Paul Simon in this moment. I could be Joni Mitchell or Kate Bush, these people who were very young. I don’t listen to Wuthering Heights and think “oh that was a young person”. Even though the the lyrical perspective, you know there is this kind of this melodrama to it. I was aspiring to that level of young and old all kind of combined.

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