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【The King of Pop in his own words】 MY LIFE by Michael Jackson(中英文对照)

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发表于 2009-8-15 02:59:13 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
本帖最后由 kissmoremj 于 2009-8-16 14:02 编辑

半个多月前我买的加拿大出的一本纪念杂志,里面全是MJ自己说的话,今天我把他打出来和大家一起重温他辉煌的一生。本来我是有翻译成中文的,但是做到一半,我发现自己中文是那么的贫乏,以至担心我的翻译不能很好的表达MJ的意思(我发现翻译真的不仅需要英语好,对中文的词汇和表达水平也有很高的要求,在这里向论坛里一直为大家提供翻译的同学们表示我最由衷的敬意),所以我打消了翻译的念头。我想迈迷应该是懂英语的,因为我一直以为MJ的歌,除了优美的旋律,醉人的歌喉,他的歌词也是很值得仔细品味的。下面他说的话其实不是很难懂,至少比专业评论或者新闻报道要容易懂,甚至比他的某些歌词还容易懂呢。看着他的原话,仿佛他就坐在你面前和你侃侃而谈,你甚至都能感觉他的音容笑貌!真的,相信我,用心去看他的原话,你一定会听见他那醉人而温柔的声音。。。

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" Music was  always natural for me. When I was little,any music would start,they couldn't tie me down. It's just a natural instinct. I have always loved show business and have always enjoyed making people happy,and I would do it all again. But I have also had to live my whole life in a fishbowl. I have every disguise I can think of. My dream is to just go anyplace,like Morph from X-MEN,so nobody would know who I am. There have been so many lies written about me and I want people to know that unless they hear it from me,don't believe it. I'm just a person who wants to be honest and do good,make people happy through the talent that God has given me. To my fans in every corner of the earth,every nationality,every race,every language: I love you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your love and support."
音乐对我来说就是自然,在我小的时候,任何音乐都难不倒我。它对我来说就是一种自然的本能。我一直热爱巡回演出(ms言不由衷哈),并且很高兴能给人们带来快乐,我也总是不断的在这么做。但是,这也使我的整个生活暴露在众目睽睽之下,所以我尽可能的伪装自己。我的梦想就是像X战警里面的变形金刚那样可以去任何地方,这样没有人知道我是谁。关于我的报道有太多的谎言,我希望人们知道,除非他们是亲耳听到我说,否则不要相信。我只是一个诚实,勤奋的,通过上帝赐给我的才能给人们带去欢乐的人.
我的歌迷,不管你在世界任何角落,任何国家,任何民族,任何语言,我从心底爱着你们,感谢你们对我的爱和支持。

1. BRON A  STAR
一颗新星冉冉升起
There was never a doubt about his future

"I used to dance to the rhythm of the washing machine. My mom went to the corner store to wash clothes and people would crowd around and watch me."
我以前经常随着洗衣机的节奏跳舞。那时(我陪)我妈妈去街头洗衣店洗衣服的时候,人们都会围着看我跳舞。

"It was Gladys Knight and a guy named Bobby Taylor who discovered us for Motown. They were on the bill of some the shows we were doing,and they would watch us and were impressed."
是Gladys Knight和一个叫Bobby Taylor(Motown的老板)的家伙发现了我们。那时他们看到我们的演出留下了深刻的印象。

"We went to school,but I guess we were even different then because everyone in the neighborhood knew abous us. We"d win every talent show and we always had money and we could buy things the other kids couldn't,like extra candy and bubble gum. We'd be passing out candy... That made us popular."
我们去上学,但是我猜我们还是与众不同,因为邻居都知道我们。我们在每个才艺表演中获胜并且赢得奖金,这样我们可以买很多别的孩子不能买的东西,比如超大的糖果和泡泡糖,我们把这些分给他们,这使得我们很受欢迎。

"There were times when I had great times with my brothers-pillow fights and things. When we were on the road we were so silly. We played games. It seems like when you're under pressure you find some kind of escapism to make up for that,because the road is a lot of tensions."
我和我的兄弟们曾经度过了一段很伟大的时光——比如玩用枕头打仗之类的游戏。当我们在去演出的路上时是如此的傻。我们玩游戏,看起来就像是在压力下找到某种逃避现实的方法来缓解压力,因为在去演出的路上心里确实很紧张。

"I would do my schooling,which was three hours with a tutor,and right after I would go to the recording studio"
我每天和家庭教师学习3个小时,然后马上就得去录音棚。

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"I don't do sports. It's dangerous,and there's a lot of money being counted on and we don't want to risk anything. My brother hurt his leg in a basketball game and we had to cancel the concert,and just because of him having an hour of fun,thousands of people missed the show and we were being sued left and right.I don't think it's worth it."
我不做运动,这是危险的,我们不想冒任何风险。有一次我的哥哥在一个篮球比赛的时候弄伤了腿,我们不得不取消演唱会,就因为他短暂的快乐,成千上万的人错过了节目,而且我们还被起诉。我觉得这是不值得的。

"I had pimples so badly as an adolescent it used to make me shy. I used to not look at myself. I'd hide my face in the dark,I wouldn't want to look in the mirror,and my father teased me... Every child star suffers through this period because you are not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow and they want to keep you little forever."
青春期的时候长粉刺使我太难堪了,它让我羞于见人。我都不敢看我自己,我把我的脸隐藏在黑暗中,我不敢照镜子,而且我爸爸也嘲笑我。。。每个童星在这个时期都会备受煎熬,因为你不再是从前那个可爱迷人的小孩,你开始长大,可是他们却希望你永远长不大。

"As a little kid I was always busy.We would do concerts,travel to another state or country...Then it would be time to record the next J5 album,then it was another Michael Jackson album..."
在我很小的时侯我就非常忙碌,我们要开演唱会,要不停地穿梭于别的州或者国家之间,然后又要录下一张J5的唱片,然后又是下一张迈克尔杰克逊的唱片。。。

"On stage for me was home. I was most comfortable on stage,but once I got off stage I was very sad."
舞台对我来说就是家,我在台上感觉更舒服自在,但是一旦离开舞台我就觉得非常忧伤。

"Life as part of the Jackson5 was wonderful. There's a lot of wonderment in being famous. I mean,you travel the world,you meet people,you go place--it's great. But then there's the another side,which I'm not complaining about. There's a lots of rehearsal and you have to put in a lot of your time,give a lot of yourself."
作为杰克逊5的一员感觉太好了,出名确实有很多好处,我的意思是,你可以周游各地,大开眼界,可以结识不同的人、去不同的地方,这非常棒。但也有另外一面,我不是在抱怨,会有很多彩排,必须花很多时间,会失去自我。

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2.THE KING OF POP
流行音乐之王
Sensation that changed music forever
改变音乐的不朽神话
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"I said I want to do an album where every songs is like a hit record...and that became Thriller. To this day I believe it is the largest selling record of all time."
我说过我想要做一张唱片,里面每首歌都能够成为冠军歌曲,于是颤栗就产生了,从这天开始,我坚信它将成为史上销量最大的唱片。

"King of Pop was first said by Elizabeth Taylor on one of the award shows...and fans picked up on it. It became something that happened all over the world."
“流行音乐之王”这个称呼第一次是伊丽莎白泰勒在一次颁奖晚会上说的,后来歌迷就开始这么叫,于是就在全世界流传开来。

"Quincy asked me to write a song with a rock edge. The same day,I went to the recording studio and literally just started to sing 'Beat It'. It literally came that fast."
昆西叫我写一首摇滚风格的歌,就在同一天,我去了录音棚并且开始一句一句唱"Beat It",它简直出来的太快了。

"The day after the Motown25 show,Fred Astaire called me. He said,'you're a hell of a dance.Man,you really put them on their asses last night'... It was the greatest compliment I had ever received in my life and the only one I wanted to believe. Later,he invited me to his house and he went over my 'Billie Jean' performance step by step. Then I showed him how to moonwalk."
在摩城25周年晚会的第二天,Fred Astaire给我打来电话,他说,“你简直是个舞蹈魔鬼,伙计,你昨晚真的把那些老顽固惊呆了”我相信这是我一生中收到的唯一一次最伟大的恭维。后来,他请我到他家,一步一步的重复我的Billie Jean舞步,然后我教他怎样月球漫步。

"Once the music plays it creates me. The instruments move me,they control me. Sometimes I'm uncontrollable and it just happens--boom,boom,boom--once it gets inside you."
音乐激发我的创作灵感,那些乐器打动着我,控制着我,有时候我不想被控制,但是它就不知不觉发生了boom-boom-boom,那种感觉直指心灵

"I had been wearing a single glove for years before Thriller. I felt that one glove was cool. Wearing two seemed so ordinary."
我在颤栗之前就戴一只手套了,我觉得一只手套很酷,戴两只看起来太普通了。

"I used to watch James Brown on the television,and I used to get angry at the cameramen because when ever he could really start to dance,they would be on a close-up so I couldn't see his feet. I'd shout,'show him!'show him!' So I could watch and learn.
我以前经常在电视上看詹姆斯布朗表演,每次他真正开始舞蹈的时候我就非常生摄影师的气,他们总是给他一个大特写镜头,我就看不见他的脚,于是我就大叫,“拍他的脚,拍他的脚"这样我就可以学

"Paul McCartney and I frist met at a party in Los Angeles. We shook hands and he said,'I've written a song for you.' I was very surprised,and then he started singing 'Girlfriend.'"
我和保罗第一次见面是在洛杉矶一个晚会上,我们握手时他说,我给你写了一首歌,我很惊讶,然后他就开始唱“女朋友”

"'we are the world'is one of the most favorite things I've done. I'm proud of that...It was reached a lot of people. Touched a lot of people. We raised a lot of money,heightened awareness...It was a beautiful thing.'
“天下一家”是我最喜欢做的一件事,我为它骄傲。它影响了很多人,感动了很多人。我们筹集到了很多钱,让很多人受益匪浅。。。太美好了

"My friend Elizabeth Taylor got me to stop being a recluse. Every Thursday we go to the movies together. I said I could get Warner Bros. to put aside a studio just for us to watch films in private, but she forces me out. We walk into the theater,sit down,and walk out. Every time we leave the audience all stands up and applauds."
我的朋友伊丽莎白泰勒叫我不要隐居。每逢星期四我们会一起去看电影。我说我可以在我的私人影院为我们放映华纳兄弟的电影,但是她一定要逼我出去。我们走进剧院,坐下,然后离开,每次我们离开的时候所有的观众都会站起来向我们欢呼尖叫。

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"I'm a slave to the rhythm. Sometimes I look back at the footage of myself dancing and I go,'did I do that?' If I'm doing a movement and I go 'bam' and I grab myself,it's the music that compels me to do it"
我是节奏的奴隶,有时候我回头看我跳舞的片段,我也会问,“晕死,我真的做了那个动作吗?”。我在做舞蹈动作,然后突然我抓裤裆,那是音乐让我那样做

"I wrote a song called 'Dirty Dianna' about groupies,but I took it out of the show in honor of Princess Dianna. She took me aside and said,'Are you going to do''Dirty Dianna' ? I said no.  And she said,'No,I want you to do it.' When she died,I wept and wept for weeks afterwards."
我写了一首歌叫“卖弄风情的戴安娜”。但是在我给戴安娜王妃的那场演唱会上我取消了这首歌。她把我叫到一边,问我:“你会唱”卖弄风情的戴安娜”吗?我说,不。她说,”不要,我希望你唱这首歌。”她刚去世的那几个星期,我几乎悲痛欲绝。

"I had No.1 records in 1969 and '70 and still entered the charts in 2001 at Number 1. I don't think any other artist has that range. It's a great honor. I'm happy. Today's artidts grew up with my music,so they want to emulate me. When I was little,I was James Brown,Sammy Davis,So I understand. It's a compliment."
我在1969年和70年代就有过冠军歌曲,如今到了2001年,我仍然拥有世界第一。我想这是其他艺人很难达到的成绩。这是一种伟大的荣誉。我的音乐伴随着如今的年轻艺人成长,他们也竭力模仿我。当年我也曾模仿詹姆斯布朗,萨米戴维斯,所以我能够理解(他们模仿我),这对我是一种恭维。

"I believe in God. A lot of entertainers they make money and they spend the rest of their lives celebreating that one goal they reached,and with that celebration comes the drugs and the liquor. And then they try to straighten up and they say,'Who am I? Where am I? What happened?' And they've lost themselves and they're broken. You have to be careful and have some kind of discipline."

3.DREAM PLACE
梦幻国度
A magic home he called Neverland
一个神奇的家他叫它梦幻岛

"you can go to park. I can't go to park,so I created my own at Neverland... my own water space,my own movie theater...my own theme park. That's all for me to enjoy."
你可以去公园,但是我不能,所以我创造我自己的梦幻岛。。。我自己的水上世界,我自己的电影院,我自己的主题公园,这些可以让我尽情享受。

"When you don't have a childhood,like myself and other child stars,you try to compensate for the loss later on and you try to catch up. But what I like to do is help other children who are less fortunate than I am-kids who are terminally ill,kids who have diseases,poor children."
当你像我或者其他童星一样没有童年的时候,你会尽力补偿和找回曾经失去的童年。但是我更愿意帮助那些比我小时候更不幸的孩子,比如那些生病,身患癌症的小孩和贫穷的孩子。

"When I see children,I see the face of God. That's why I love them so much. That's what I see."
当我看见孩子的时候,我看见了上帝的脸。这就是为什么我如此热爱孩子,那就是我所看见的。

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"I love rides and things like that. This brings out the child that lives in everybody."
我喜欢玩旋转木马之类的游戏,这些能够唤起藏在内心深处的童心。

4.A LIFE IN HEADLINES
Fighting back against gossip and rumors
和八卦小报流言蜚语作斗争
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"I gain strength from the fact that I know I'm innocent. None of these stories are true,they are totally fabricated. I'm a warrior,but at the end of the day I'm still a human being,and it does hurt--very,very much."
我坚信我是无辜的。那些故事都不是真的,他们全部是一派胡言。我是一个战士,但是归根结底我还是一个普通人,这些事情深深的伤害了我---真的,非常非常伤害我

"I am a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am... I have a skin disorder that destriys the pigmentation of my skin. It's something that I cannot help."
我是黑人,我以我的种族为荣,我以我自己为荣。。。我得了一种皮肤病,皮肤色素受损,非我所愿、我无能为力。

"People said I was faking during the trail,but I fell coming out of the shower and bruised my lung very badly. There was a scan done and you can see the swelling. There's no faking with this. I was going to court every day in immense pain."
人们说我在庭审期间假装生病,但是我真的是在洗澡的时候摔了一跤,而且摔的非常严重,你可以从照片上看到我的腿肿的有多严重。我绝对没有装。我都每天忍受着巨大的疼痛坚持上庭。

"There's a time when I give a concert...I like to have as many people who would like to come and enjoy the show. And there's a time when you like to be in private-when you cut the light. That's your private space."
在我开演唱会的时候,我喜欢所有热爱我音乐的人都来欣赏我的表演。但是在关掉灯的时候,我希望那是我的私人空间。

"Don't judge a person by what you hear or read... There is so much tabloid sensationalism. Don't fall prey to it. It's ugly. I'd like to take all the tabloids and burn them... Some of them try to disguise themselves,but they are still tabloids."
请不要仅仅凭你听到的,或者读到的信息去判断一个人。。。很多小报都在制造耸人听闻的报道。不要相信小报,它们太丑陋了。我恨不得把所有的小报拿去烧掉。。。虽然其中有些试图掩饰自己,但他们归根到底还是八卦报纸。
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