【歌詞翻譯】The xx - On Hold


英倫獨立流行三人組 The xx 在今年 1/13 推出睽違四年多的第三張創作專輯《I See You》,收錄 10 首作品。團員兼製作人 Jamie xx 於前年發行個人專輯《In Colour》,以舞曲為基底混合各類曲風,拼貼採樣來豐富音樂創作。兩位男女主唱 Oliver Sim 和 Romy Madley Croft 也特別獻唱三首歌曲,讓期待許久的歌迷提前聽見熟悉的聲音。《In Colour》憑藉優異製作一舉入圍當年水星音樂獎、全英音樂獎年度專輯,還有第 58 屆葛萊美獎最佳舞曲/電子專輯獎。而這也為 The xx 的新專輯《I See You》風格定調,在過往元素上增添多元色彩,像是加入管弦樂編曲,主題則圍繞愛情的難以預料與考驗。

Where does it stop, where does it stop
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?

首支單曲「On Hold」特意選在去年美國總統大選公布結果的隔天發行,希望透過音樂給人一點寬慰。歌曲描述戀人之間的破碎關係,彼此的心態差異將戀情推向終點。歌名 On Hold 和歌詞中的 hold on,用講電話時的等待來比喻愛情狀態,在愛情中,一方以為情感濃烈把對方緊緊抓牢,另一方卻被逼到邊界無法再堅持,最後選擇掛斷。副歌採樣 1981 年美國雙人組 Hall & Oates 經典曲「I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)」,原歌曲含義主要針對工作上的過度要求,「On Hold」則延伸至愛情層面,歌曲結尾顯示面對關係的突然結束,內心的混亂與不知所措。

When and where did we go cold?
I thought I had you on hold

命中注定很美好夢幻,但凡事不能全靠感覺,不管是在一起還是分離,如何拿捏兩人之間的距離,只能不斷試探摸索。在愛情裡學會成長,變得成熟,好好品嚐其中苦甜參半的浪漫。

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Directed by Alasdair McLellan


Lyrics & Translation 歌詞:(by 好青年 中譯)

Written by Oliver Sim & Romy Madley Croft

[Verse 1: Romy Madley Croft]
I don't blame you
我不責怪你
We got carried away
我們失去自我
I can't hold on
我無法堅持
To an empty space
到荒蕪之地

[Pre-Chorus: Oliver Sim]
Now you've found a new star to orbit
如今你已找到新星環繞
It could be love
可能是愛吧
I think you're too soon to call us old
我想你太早說我們老去
When and where did we go cold?
何時何地我們變得冷淡?
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢

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[Chorus 1: Oliver Sim]
And every time I let you leave
而每次我讓你離開
I always saw you coming back to me
總是見你又回來我身邊
When and where did we go cold?
何時何地我們變得冷淡?
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢

[Post-Chorus 1: Oliver Sim & Hall & Oates]
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(請適可而止)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(別試探底線)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(別試探底線)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(就到此為止)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我

[Verse 2: Romy Madley Croft]
My young heart chose to believe
我稚嫩的心選擇相信
We were destined
我們是命中注定的
Young hearts all need love
年輕的心都需要愛
Call it a lesson
把這當作一個教訓
The stars and the charts
綜觀星象與星象盤
And the cards make sense
塔羅牌是有意義的
Only when we want them to
也只有當我們相信時
When I lie awake staring in to space
當我清醒地躺在床上盯著太空
I see a different view
我看到不同的景色

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[Pre-Chorus: Oliver Sim]
Now you've found a new star to orbit
如今你已找到新星環繞
It could be love
可能是愛吧
I think you're too soon to call us old
我想你太早說我們老去
When and where did we go cold?
何時何地我們變得冷淡?
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢

[Chorus 2: Oliver Sim]
And every time I let you leave
而每次我讓你離開
I always saw you coming back to me
總是見你又回來我身邊
When and where did we go cold?
何時何地我們變得冷淡?
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢

[Post-Chorus 2: Hall & Oates]
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(請適可而止)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(別試探底線)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(別試探底線)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我
Where does it stop, where does it stop
在哪停止,到哪才停止?
Where do you dare me to (draw the line)?
究竟要激我到什麼地步(就到此為止)?
You've got the body, you've got the body
你已得到我的身體,擁有我
Dare me to, dare me to
你還真好膽,不要激我

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[Chorus 2: Oliver Sim]
And every time I let you leave
而每次我讓你離開
I always saw you coming back to me
總是見你又回來我身邊
When and where did we go cold?
何時何地我們變得冷淡?
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢
I thought I had you on hold
我以為我把你緊緊抓牢

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