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離開紐約快三個禮拜了,瘋狂迷戀紐約還不足以形容我對紐約的感覺,New York 真的能為你製造夢想,激發靈感,它絕對不是一個完美的城市,恐怖的哈林區,骯髒的街道,老舊的地鐵,數不清得街頭流浪漢,不過這個城市之所以如此偉大如此閃耀,就是因為它的不完美與完美相互結合,造就了一個這麼特別,讓人眷戀流連忘返的紐約.

歌手Alicia Keys唱了一首歌,Empire State Of Mind (Solo)我覺得把紐約的氛圍詮釋的恰到好處,在紐約不時就會聽到這首歌,大家都會跟著唱,似乎紐約客都很認同這首歌慾望城市也使用這首歌來代表紐約,當初在曼哈頓的公寓內,我聽到室友放這首歌,讓我不自覺的一邊唱一邊流淚,因為Empire State Of Mind徹底呈現出紐約帶給你的感動,我最喜歡的兩句歌詞也是最能代表紐約的:Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,There's nothing you can't do!在紐約,你可以徹底做個你想成為的人,只要你敢做,在紐約你可以最自在的做你自己。

Alicia Keys和Jay-Z合唱的版本

 Empire State Of Mind 有兩個版本,第一個版本是Alicia Keys和Jay-Z合唱的版本,是最為知名的版本。第二版是Alicia Keys獨唱的抒情SOLO版,歌詞和曲風都呈現出非常道地的紐約。

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兩個版本我都很喜歡,Solo版的歌詞比較簡短。(歌詞翻譯參考奇摩知識家

Grew up in a town. That is famous as a place of movie scenes
我成長的城鎮美麗得好像電影一樣
Noise is always loud.There are sirenes all around
聲戎犬馬 川流熙攘
And the streets are mean
到處都是窮街陋巷
If I could make it here.I could make it anywhere
如果我能征服這裡,我就能征服任何地方
That's what they say
這是他們說的
Seeing my face in lights. Or my name in marquees found down Broadway
霓虹燈下閃現我的臉龐,我的名字也出現在百老匯的演出名單上
Even if it ain't all it seems. I got a pocketful of dreams
雖說這樣有些誇張,但我有一口袋的夢想
Baby, I'm from New York.
寶貝,我來自紐約。
concrete jungle where dreams are made of
這個由夢築成的鋼筋混凝土的城市裡
There's nothing you can't do
沒有你做不了的事
Now you're in New York
你現在在紐約
These streets will make you feel brand new
街道會讓你感覺煥然一新
Big lights will inspire you
巨大的霓虹燈將給你啟迪
Hear it for New York, New York, New York
聽聽紐約告訴你些什麼

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On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew
林蔭大道旁,永遠沒有宵禁
Ladies work so hard
女士們很忙碌
Such a melting pot, on the corner, selling rock, Preachers pray to God
就像一座大熔爐,有人販毒,有牧師向上帝祈禱
Hail a gypsy cab
叫上一輛出租車
Takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
把我從哈萊姆區帶到布魯克林大橋
Someone sleeps tonight with a hunger
今晚仍有人帶著飢餓進入夢鄉
For more than from an empty fridge
而身邊卻只有空空如也的冰箱
I'm going to make it by any means I got a pocketful of dreams
無論如何我都要實現我那滿滿一口袋的夢想
Baby, I'm from New York.
寶貝,我來自紐約。
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
由夢築成的鋼筋混凝土的城市裡
There's nothing you can't do
沒有你做不了的事
Now you're in New York
你現在在紐約
These streets will make you feel brand new
這裡的街道會讓你感覺煥然一新
Big lights will inspire you
巨大的霓虹燈將給你啟迪
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!
聽聽紐約告訴你些什麼

One hand in the air for the big city
一隻手放入這個大城市的空氣中
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
街燈,夢想都看起來那麼漂亮
No place in the world that can compare
沒有任何一個地方能匹敵
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
在空氣中點燃打火機,所有都說yeah

In New York 在紐約
concrete jungle where dreams are made of
這個由夢築成的鋼筋混凝土的城市裡
There's nothing you can't do
沒有你做不了的事
Now you're in New York
你現在在紐約
These streets will make you feel brand new
這裡的街道會讓你感覺煥然一新
Big lights will inspire you
巨大的霓虹燈將給你啟迪
Now you're in New York!
你現在在紐約

concrete jungle where dreams are made of
這個由夢築成的鋼筋混凝土的城市裡
There's nothing you can't do
沒有你做不了的事
Now you're in New York
你現在在紐約
These streets will make you feel brand new
這裡的街道會讓你感覺煥然一新
Big lights will inspire you
巨大的霓虹燈將給你啟迪
Hear it for New York!
聽聽紐約告訴你些什麼

還有一首經典老歌,說得就是紐約。在紐約也是人人都會唱。New York, New York,歌手是Frank Sinatra,我覺得Empire State Of Mind中有寫歌詞的發想是源自於這首囉!

Start spreading  the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York

I want to wake up in a city that doesn't sleeps
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap

These little town blues are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York..New York

New York...New York
I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps
And find I'm A number one, top of the list
King of the hill, A number one....

These little town blues, are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York..New York New York !

紐約真的是個很特別很不可思議的地方,沒去之前其實很害怕,很多負面評價;髒亂、治安差、冷漠,去了紐約之後,發現大家說得都沒有錯,不過這就是紐約,我喜歡紐約的矛盾,紐約的種族大熔爐,隨時都會出現意想不到的事情,流浪漢在電車上使出渾身解術就是要換得一枚硬幣,這就是紐約的可愛之處。看到生活在紐約的人,你會開始思考你的夢想是什麼,你該怎麼做,所以大家都說這是一個夢想之都,來紐約做夢吧!紐約真的如歌名所說的是很多人心目中的Empire State。

*之後再補單篇的紐約XD

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