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諾亞方舟 Noah’s Ark

Music by Masa, Lyrics by Ashin
作曲:瑪莎,  作詞:阿信
Good-bye to strawberry donuts, the corner coffee shop, rain is falling
Good-bye to old black and white photos, the nostalgic movie theater is being buried in the earth

Good-bye to the garden where we first met, that day who kissed whom first, the forgotten swing set
Good-bye to all those brand name cars, brand name watches, brand name shoes, in the end all we take with us is our garden of memories

If you have to take your leave, if this very night you have to take leave of everything
If you could only make one phone call, whom would you call?

Good night, parrots and peacocks, leopards and humans, look out toward the sea
Good night, photonegatives and record albums, bobbing up and down on the waves, like a psalm

Good night, the Statue of Liberty drifts toward Wall Street, from the ship’s deck we can touch the tip of the tower in Dubai
Good night, dolphins leap from the rafters of Tibet, as it turns out, this day is more beautiful than it ever was in our fantasies

You still must take your leave, you still must abandon the world beneath these waves
You can keep some mementoes in your luggage

It’s finally time to take leave, there are finally no more tomorrows to pursue
What regrets do you still have that you have not made good?

When comets streak across the sky, meteorites fall like rain
When radiation blazes more powerfully than sunshine
When love becomes concentrated, when every act of fate is fulfilled
When forever becomes a kind of faraway, when a period becomes a point of view
Making humanity finally become one

Bravely taking leave, bravely taking leave of past and future
Taking leave of every bloodline, rank, or position, intelligence or stupidity

At last take leave, at last a dream learns how to fly away
Fly across the lost mountain grasslands, starry nights and blue skies

Let Noah’s Ark sail toward the horizon
Let Noah’s Ark sail toward the dateline
Let Noah’s Ark sail toward the skyline
Let Noah’s Ark sail toward infinity

再見 草莓甜甜圈 街角咖啡店 落下雨點
再見 黑白老照片 回憶電影院 埋進地面
再見 我們初識的那個公園 那天是誰先吻了誰 被誰遺忘的鞦韆
再見 那麼多名車名錶名鞋 最後我們只能帶走 名為回憶的花園

如果要告別 如果今夜就要和一切告別
如果你只能打一通電話 你會撥給誰

晚安 鸚鵡和孔雀 花豹和人類 望著海面
晚安 底片和唱片 沉浮在浪間 就像詩篇

晚安 自由女神漂到華爾街 我們在甲板上摸到 杜拜塔頂的塔尖
晚安 海豚躍出西藏的屋簷 原來幻想中的這天 會比幻想更唯美

還是要告別 還是放棄海拔以下的世界
你會裝進什麼回憶紀念 在行李裡面

終於要告別 終於沒有更多的明天要追
你有什麼遺憾依然殘缺 還沒有完美

當彗星燃燒天邊 隕石像雨點
當愛變得濃烈 當每段命運 更加壯烈
當永遠變成一種遙遠 當句點變成一種觀點

勇敢的告別 勇敢地向過去和未來告別
告別每段血緣身分地位 聰明或愚昧

最後的告別 最後一個心願是學會高飛
飛在不存在的高山草原 星空和藍天

讓 諾亞方舟 航向了 海平線
讓 諾亞方舟 航向了 換日線
讓 諾亞方舟 航向了 天際線
讓 諾亞方舟 航向了 無限

Language: Mandarin
Copyright 2011 by B'in Music/Rock Records
Translated by Merry

Notes:  “The Lord, told Noah, to build an arky, arky...."  Sorry.  I grew up on Sunday Schools songs about Noah's Ark (Genesis 6-9 in the Hebrew Bible), though I quite like what Ashin did with the story here.