说好的听歌学英文,你真的学了吗 - Top of the World

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"Top of the World" 作为 Carpenters 的歌,已经非常古老了(1973年,咳……)。不过这样节奏鲜明的歌还是非常朗朗上口的,第一次听的时候就觉得,自己马上就能哼出来~这首歌的歌词并不算难,没有很艰涩的词汇,只有些常见歌曲都有的词句倒装和比喻。






Top of the World


Such a feeling's coming over me. 
There is a wonder in most everything I see.
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes,
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream.
Everything I want the world to be 
Is now coming true especially for me.
And the reason is clear,
It's because you're here.
You are the nearest thing to heaven
That I've seen.

I'm on the top of the world
Looking down on creation,
And the only explanation 
I can find is the love that I've found 
Ever since you've been around.
Your love's put me on the top of the world.

Something in the wind has learned my name,
And it's telling me that things are not the same.
In the leaves on the trees,
And the touch of the breeze,
There's a pleasing sense of happiness for me.
There is only one wish on my mind,
When this day is through
I hope that I will find 
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me.
All I need will be mine if you are here.



1. There is a wonder in most everything see.
这句话其实是 There’s a wonder in almost everything that see(眼中所见几乎都充满神奇)。这里的 most everything 是非正式的用法。
wonder 表示“奇迹”时,可以是可数名词也可以是不可数的。
例:It was a wonder that the dog could rescue the girl.

2. l’m the top of the world looking down on creation.

这句话的意思是“我站在世界顶端,俯瞰地球”。
creation 原意为“创作、创造”,此处指地球。
be on (the) top of the world = be at the top of the world
例:There is a house on top of the hill.

3. Something in the wind has learned my name.
这句话的意思是“似乎有人在风中叫我的名字”。
learn 这个词作为“学习”我们都不陌生,不过也可以用作“知道、获悉、了解”。
例如: He has learned the secret.这个秘密他已知道。

 

4. In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze, there's a pleasing sense of happiness for me.
表达感受的一些词组:
a pleasing sense of happiness = a pleasant feeling of happiness 令人愉快的幸福感
a sense of beauty 美感
a sense of satisfaction 满足感
a sense of responsibility 责任感
a sense of shame 羞耻感
a sense of direction 方向感

 

5. on one's mind = 脑中一直想着
例:The final examination is on my mind recently.

6. be around = be about在附近;来(访);关于,到处逛
例:I'll be around by ten tomorrow morning.






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