【Elias & the Wizzkids】Waste of Time




There is a girl who runs around in this town
有個女孩成天在鎮上跑來跑去,
She’s very pretty, but I am sure she would turn me down
長得如花似玉,但我有預感她肯定打我槍,
If I would ever dare to ask her out
要是我膽敢約她出去的話。
There is no reason to
沒有理由不打啊。
So why should I?
那我幹麻要以身試法?

I’m sure she’s just another hipster girl
非常確定她不過又是一個追求時髦的姑娘,
Probably smart, the kind that actually cares about art
可能有點慧根,還算懂得欣賞藝術,
I bet she did “the London year” after school
打賭她放學之後都拿經典練唱,
And now nothing back here could ever be that cool
在這鄉下小地方大概沒有什麼比這更帥氣了。

I try to follow every step she takes
我試著亦步亦趨跟著她的步伐走,
I work discrete I can’t afford mistakes
沒有回頭路因為一旦失足就成千古恨了。
I know her name I read the blog she makes
我知道她貴姓芳名,看了每一篇她寫的網誌,
I love the way she writes
我愛她的行文筆風。

I wonder where I’ve seen that guy before
我是不是曾經在哪見過這個傢伙?
Maybe just a neighbour living right here next door
可能只是個隔壁的鄰居吧。
He seems to be about the same age as I
他看上去似乎與我年紀相當,
And pretty cute but he’s got no sense of style
還蠻可愛不過審美有待加強。

I am so tired of those play in band guys
真是受夠了那些玩樂團的小鬼,
Met them before and now I know their kind
和幾個約過會就足夠把他們的底摸熟。
I bet he’s lazy and just biding his time
打賭他成天遊手好閒都在混水摸魚,
Waiting for his breakthrough that just will not arrive
癡心妄想著永遠不會降臨的奇蹟出現在他身上。

But I can’t help myself from wondering how
可我情不自禁想著究竟呀,
It would be like to get to know that guy
了解這樣的一個人會是什麼感覺。
I’m pretty sure that he is not my kind but what if he is the one
非常肯定他絕非我類但要是他就是那真命天子…


Well what could happen if I just said hey?
呃,要是我打聲招呼會發生什麼事?
Maybe she’d laugh at me and then just walk her way
搞不好她會取笑我一番然後繼續走她的路。
Or maybe stay, get flattered by my ways
還是也有可能就停下來,接受我的甜言蜜語,
And take me out for a date
然後和我來一場約會。

He has probably never read a book in his life
搞不好在他這一生中還沒看過半本書。
What would he say and what could we talk about?
他會說什麼還有我們又能聊什麼?
Maybe the difference is good for me
可能這樣的鴻溝對我有益也不一定。
And maybe together we could be free
說不定在一起了我們就能一塊被解放。

No this is just a silly waste of time
不,不要好了,這根本就是在浪費時間嘛。
I’ve got to get this person off my mind
我得將這個人從腦海中驅逐出境,
There is nothing there for me but empty ground
眼前那裡什麼都沒有,除了光禿禿地板一片,
Where nothing can be found
空無一物什麼也找不到。

翻譯。少言



這一首真的超級可愛,很有80'復古味道,讓我不斷想到【Music and Lyrics】裡搖屁股的休葛蘭。MV也復古的很可愛。

不過在我腦海裡不斷上演的卻是一個男孩和一個女孩的追逐戲碼:

男孩暗戀女孩,星期六的早晨無意間在街上相遇,女孩沿途經過麵包店、書報攤、露天咖啡廳,每一站都會停下來,鏡頭就在男女之間切換。男孩不敢靠近,一邊唱情歌一邊搥心肝,女孩發現了但又沒戳破,裝作沒發現,假裝看雜誌的同時其實也在暗地偷偷觀察男孩。最後女孩跳上腳踏車,故意加快速度,男孩順手牽了路邊的破爛鐵馬開始追趕。合唱的時候畫面分鏡同時切給兩人並排。最後曲末女孩跳下車,男孩在花攤買了一朵雛菊獻給心儀的對象,女孩咬著下唇害羞地笑了起來。

結束。

腦補的真暢快啊我,但誰要來拍給我看?XD


2011.11.4

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Vin 提到...

good find! :) have a great weekend!

少言。 提到...

Thanks!!

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I'm done here, truly.

我珍惜這裡的每一個字。