一位藝術家的故事

Daniel Johnston - The Story Of An Artist
From the album "Don't Be Scared"

Listen up and I'll tell a story  聽著,我要跟你說一個故事

About an artist growing old  關於一位藝術家的故事

Some would try for fame and glory  部分的藝術家追求名聲及榮譽

Others aren't so bold  但也有部分不這麼想

Everyone, and friends and family  每個人、朋友及家人

Saying, "Hey! Get a job!"  總是說著:「欸!去找個工作吧!」

"Why do you only do that only?  「為什麼你老是在做一樣的事情?」

Why are you so odd?  「為什麼你這麼怪?」

We don't really like what you do.  「我們不喜歡你做的一切」

We don't think anyone ever will.  「我們也不覺得會有人喜歡」

It's a problem that you have,  「這一切都是你自己的問題」

And this problem's made you ill."  「而這問題令你病的很重」

Listen up and I'll tell a story  聽著,我要跟你說一個故事

About an artist growing old  關於一位藝術家的故事

Some would try for fame and glory  部分的藝術家追求名聲及榮譽

Others aren't so bold  但也有部分不這麼想

The artist walks alone  藝術家獨自走著

Someone says behind his back,  有人在他背後說著:

"He's got his gall to call himself that!  「他真好意思稱自己是藝術家!」

He doesn't even know where he's at!"  「我看他根本還搞不清楚狀況!」

The artist walks among the flowers  藝術家走在花叢間

Appreciating the sun  讚嘆著太陽

He does this all his waking hours  這是他大部分的時光

But is it really so wrong?  這有甚麼錯嗎?

They sit in front of their TV  他們坐在電視機前

Saying, "Hey! This is fun!"  說著:「嘿!這真的很有趣!」

And they laugh at the artist  接著他們嘲笑那位藝術家

Saying, "He doesn't know how to have fun."  說著:「這傢伙八成不知道甚麼是”有趣”」

The best things in life are truly free  生命中最美好的事物都是免費的

Singing birds and laughing bees  高歌的鳥兒、歡笑的蜜蜂

"You've got me wrong", says he.  「我想你們都搞錯了」藝術家說

"The sun don't shine in your TV"  「太陽並沒有在你們的電視機裡閃耀」

Listen up and I'll tell a story  聽著,我要跟你說一個故事

About an artist growing old.  關於一位藝術家的故事

Some would try for fame and glory  部分的藝術家追求名聲及榮譽

Others just like to watch the world.  但也有部分只喜歡靜靜的,欣賞這世界
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這位患有精神分裂及雙相情緒障礙症的藝術家,
2019/9/11,最後還是在疾病中離開了我們,
替這首歌翻譯了中文歌詞,以茲紀念。