20140115-1  

OneRepublic is an American rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2003 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unsigned act. In 2003, the band were discovered by actress Kelly Barrett in Hollywood and signed to Sony BMG for three years, before moving to Mosley Music Group.
In 2007, OneRepublic released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud. Its lead single, "Apologize" was notably remixed by Timbaland, becoming a huge international success, reaching number one in sixteen countries, subsequently earning them a Grammy Award nomination. The band's second album, Waking Up, (2009) produced the successful singles, "All the Right Moves", "Secrets", "Marchin On", and "Good Life".

 

共和世代OneRepublic來自美國科羅拉多州科泉市,是在2003年由Ryan(大家都說好帥的主唱)和Zach成立的搖滾樂團,起初是在網路上發跡,後來受演員Kelly Barrett賞識,將他們簽下。
2007年發行第一張專輯「勇敢夢」,主打單曲Apologize混音版由知名製作人Timbaland操刀,是他們最暢銷的成名作,總計登頂16國排行冠軍,這首歌也獲得葛萊美的提名。2009年的第二張專輯「甦醒」也為他們帶來不少暢銷曲,包含"All the Right Moves","Secrets","Good Life"等等。

 

● Notably (ad.) 尤其
The organization had many enemies, most notably among feminists.
這個組織有許多敵人,特別是在男女平等主義者中。
● Subsequently (ad.) 其後;接著
Brooke was arrested and subsequently sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
布魯克被逮捕,其後被判五年監禁。
● Nomination (n.) 提名
Competition for the nomination was very keen.
爭取提名的競爭非常激烈。

20140115-2  

OneRepublic's third album, Native (2013) became the band's first top ten album on the Billboard 200, and highest charting album to date, charting at number four. The album's third single, "Counting Stars", became the band's most successful single in recent years, obtaining top five placements in Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.

 

今年發行第三張專輯【Native原始天性】,成為他們名次最高的專輯(空降專輯榜#4),專輯當中表現最亮眼的是第三首主打歌"Counting Stars",在澳洲、德國、愛爾蘭、紐西蘭、英國皆有前五名的佳績。

 

● To date 到目前為止
This is the biggest donation we've had to date.
這是到目前為止我們所收到的最大一項捐贈。
● Obtain (v.) 得到
He failed to obtain a scholarship.
他沒有獲得獎學金。

 20140115-4  

Ryan表示【Native】是一張非常摩登的專輯,是一張2013年的生活快照,專輯中的歌曲有關生死、愛、希望、絕望、信念、失敗,包含了所有的人類情感,試著在沒有說教色彩的情況下為歌詞增添一點份量,做出一種能夠與人們產生連結的音樂。

 

說了這麼多,現在就來聽聽這首正夯的"Counting Stars"吧!

 

Lately I been, I been losing sleep /最近的我 心神不寧 無法入眠
Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be /想像著我們原本 可以發生的一切
Baby I been, I been prayin' hard /寶貝!我一直 一直努力祈禱著
Said no more counting dollars /不要在讓金錢 介入你我之間
We'll be counting stars /我們何不抬頭
Yeah, we'll be counting stars /耶!我們來 細數星空

I see this life,Like a swinging vine /我認為人生 就有如擺蕩的藤蔓般
Swing my heart across the line /晃盪著我的意志 越了界線
In my faces flashing suns /照射在我臉上的 溫暖陽光
Seek it out and ye shall find /看清了 自然會發現到
Old, but I'm not that old /陳老,但我又沒那麼雍容
Young, but I'm not that bold /盛華,但我又沒那麼敢勇往直前
And I don't think the world is sold /而我想 我的世界並沒有被出賣
I'm just doing what we're told /我也只是遵循 我們之間的約定
I, feel something so right /我感到如此的確信
But doing the wrong thing /但它卻是 執迷不悟
I, feel something so wrong /我感到如此得迷惑
But doing the right thing /卻又是如此真實
I could lie, coudn't I, could lie/我撒了個謊 瞞天大謊 卻騙不了自己
everything that kills me makes me fell alive /傷害我的種種 使我感覺活的如此真實

Lately I been, I been losing sleep /最近的我 心神不寧 無法入眠
Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be /想像著我們原本 可以發生的一切
Baby I been, I been prayin' hard /寶貝!我一直 一直努力祈禱著
Said no more counting dollars /不要在讓金錢 介入你我之間
We'll be counting stars /我們來細數星空
Lately I been, I been losing sleep /最近的我 心神不寧 無法入眠
Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be /想像著我們原本 可以發生的一切
Baby I been, I been prayin' hard /寶貝!我一直 一直努力祈禱著
Said no more counting dollars /不要在讓金錢 介入你我之間
We'll be, we'll be counting stars /我們來 來仰望星辰 細數星系

I feel the love /我感受著愛情
And I feel it burn /感受它 激情四射
Down this river every turn /每一次 都陷入這愛河
Hope is a four letter word /希望就是那四個字
Make that money /賺取金錢
Watch it burn /再看著 它燃燒殆盡
Old, but I'm not that old /陳老,但我又沒那麼雍容
Young, but I'm not that bold /盛華,但我又沒那麼敢勇往直前
And I don't think the world is sold /而我想 我的世界並沒有被出賣
I'm just doing what we're told /我也只是遵循 我們之間的約定
I, feel something so wrong /我感到如此得迷惑
But doing the right thing /卻又是如此真實
I could lie, coudn't I, could lie/我撒了個謊 瞞天大謊 卻騙不了自己
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly /每件將我打擊的事物 卻讓我結蛹 展翅飛翔

Lately I been, I been losing sleep /最近的我 心神不寧 無法入眠
Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be /想像著我們原本 可以發生的一切
Baby I been, I been prayin' hard /寶貝!我一直 一直努力祈禱著
Said no more counting dollars /不要在讓金錢 介入你我之間
We'll be counting stars /我們來細數星空
Lately I been, I been losing sleep /最近的我 心神不寧 無法入眠
Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be /想像著我們原本 可以發生的一切
Baby I been, I been prayin' hard /寶貝!我一直 一直努力祈禱著
Said no more counting dollars /不要在讓金錢 介入你我之間
We'll be, we'll be counting stars /我們來 來仰望星辰 細數星系

Take that money /不要管錢財了
And watch it burn /看著 它燃燒殆盡吧
Sink in the river /沉沒在那河流
The lessons I learned /這是我學到的最後一堂課
(4x)

Everything that kills me makes me so alive /那些傷害我的種種 使我感覺活的如此真實

 

參考資料:維基百科;歌詞來源:修羅. 豆豆先生

 

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