Heaven Knows – 上帝知道

Heaven Knows

Shang di kan jian
上帝知道

His collar is stiff
His shirt pure white
To clean it this well
Took most of the night
A woman is sipping
To warm the chill
As she rubs out the wine stains
Of yesterday’s thrill

Ta de yi ling jian ting zheng jie
他的衣领坚挺整洁
Ta de chen shan liang bai ru xue
他的衬衫亮白如雪
Xi yi fu zheng ye xin lao
洗衣妇整夜辛劳
Jiang yi fu xi shua de zhe yang hao
将衣服洗刷得这样好
Shuang shou fan fu cuo xi
双手反复搓洗
Ta zuo ye ji qing hou de jiu zi
他昨夜激情后的酒渍
Wei di yu shui zhong ci gu de han liang
为抵御水中刺骨的寒凉
Ta min yi kou lie jiu
她抿一口烈酒

Good for nothing she is
Says the man in the brass
I’ve see her drinking
Out there on the grass
“I tell you son,
Your mom’s a disgrace”
But he can’t seem to look
The boy in the face

Ta shi yi ge fei wu
她是一个废物
Ta shi ru ci bu xie yi gu
他是如此不屑一顾
Wo kan jian ta zai he jiu
我看见她在喝酒
Jiu zai na he an bian
就在那河岸边
Gao su ni ba xiao jia huo
“告诉你吧,小家伙
Ni de ma ma shi ge chi ru
你的妈妈是个耻辱。”
Ta shuo zhe hua que si hu
他说着这话却似乎
Kan dou mei kan zhe nan hai
看都没看这男孩

Is it true, dear Martha
What the mayor says
Tell me the truth
Now that she’s dead

Shi zhe yang ma qin ai de ma sha
是这样吗,亲爱的玛莎
Shi zhang xian sheng shuo de dui ma
市长先生说得对吗
Gao su wo shi hua ba
告诉我实话吧
Ru jin ta yi li qu le
如今她已离去了
His brother she loved
And he loved her too
But she was a servant
So their union was doomed
She married another
To do the right thing
While close to her heart
She kept the ring

Ta ai zhe ta de di di
她爱着他的弟弟
Zheng ru ta di di ai zhe Ta
正如他弟弟爱着她
Ta men que zhu ding yao fen li
他们却注定要分离
Yin wei ta zhi shi yi ge nv pu
因为她只是一个女仆
Wei le qu zuo zheng que de shi
为了去做”正确的事”
Ta zhong yu jia zuo ta ren fu
她终于嫁作他人妇
Ran zai ta de xin di
然在她的心底
Cong bu ceng wang ji ta de ai qing
从不曾忘记她的爱情

She lost her fortune
But kept her pride
Took care of her son
When his father died
She washed clothes in the river
So the boy could eat
So he could walk to school
With shoes on his feet

Ta shi qu le cai fu
她失去了财富
Que bao liu le zun yan
却保留了尊严
Dang hai zi de ba ba si qu
当孩子的爸爸死去
Ta yang yu zhe ta de er zi
她养育着她的儿子
Ta zuo le he bian de xi yi fu
她做了河边的洗衣妇
Shi hai zi e shi you chi
使孩子饿时有吃
Ye shi hai zi shang xue shi
也使孩子上学时
You xie chuan zai shuang jiao
有鞋穿在双脚

Heaven knows young man
What the world don’t see
That she as good
As anyone could be

Shi ren kan bu jian de
世人看不见的
Shang di jin dou kan jian
上帝尽都看见
Ta shi yi ge hao ren
她是一个好人
Xiang tian xia hao ren yi yang hao
像天下好人一样好

Translated by Li Hongye
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