【英语•欧美音乐】On a Slow Boat to China - Luke Thompson

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发表于:2015-02-02 14:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]



【词汇学习】

embark on  着手,开始做某事

e.g. He is about to embark on a new business venture. 他就要开始新的商业冒险活动。

undeterred  adj. 未受阻的;未被吓住的

e.g. It was raining heavily but he set out undeterred. 雨下得很大,他仍不顾一切出发了。

weathered  adj. 饱经风霜的;风化的

e.g. The man had a worn, weathered face. 这个男人有张饱经沧桑的脸。

ark  n. 方舟;避难所

e.g. My home is warm and cozy, just like Noah's ark. 我的家温暖舒适,简直像诺亚方舟。

 

【艺人简介】

Luke Thompson is a singer songwriter from New Zealand.
Following the release of 'the Water EP' in late 2011 Luke got together with friends, Mark Myers (The Middle East) multi-instrumentalist Tim hart (Boy & Bear) and Stu Larsen, to embark on a new project. Together, with about four microphones and a laptop they recorded a collection of Luke's songs in a little borrowed space in the Welcome Bay hills. Plagued(v. 困扰,烦恼) by power cuts and torrential(adj. 倾泻的;急流的) rain, the boys remained focused and undeterred. Being holed-up in the dark, served as inspiration rather than hindrance, giving rise to some of the poignant moments of intimacy and intensity on the record.
Influenced by icons across the generations – McLean, Dylan, Cohen, LaMontagne – Luke has spent the last few years writing and recording music in his homeland, drawing the attention of audiences and critics alike. No pretension here, just a whimsical, melancholy song with a distinct clear voice. Recent tours with Avalanche City and Tim Hart have seen Thompson take to larger stages, with his homely folk tunes. Of these songs, Luke comments, "Sometimes songs just need time to grow, I don't mean slaving over songs, I mean you just have to wait for a few years to write the ones you want to hear, and the things you want to say in the way you wanted to say them, that was the case with this record."

 

【歌曲简介】

On a Slow Boat to China is a song of New Zealand singer Luke Thompson.


【扩展】

The slang a "slow boat to China" means anything that takes an extremely long time.

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【歌词】

I was young when I set out
I can hardly remember
Oh the tales that I could tell you
If I only could remember
And the fog it is drumming
And the new world is coming
Oh this song I will be humming (v. 哼歌)
When the words wont come out
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be
In the sea, when we get there
We will see what will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be
We will see when we get there
What will be
Now I'm old I am weathered
my beard is long and white
I have seen many crawling winters
on this sleepy ark
still we go for our fathers
and we go for the lost
still we go ever on
into the common dark
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be
In the sea, when we get there
We will see what will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be
We will see when we get there
What will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be, I will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be, in the sea, in the sea
On a slow boat to China
I will be, I will be,  I will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be, in the sea,  I will be
On a slow boat to China
I will be,  I will be
We will see when we get there
What will be

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【作业】

1. 翻译划线歌词
1. 说说你最想去哪里旅行?


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