Dìguó Xīngwàng, Dìguó Shuāiluò (帝国兴旺, 帝国衰落)

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    10 American protest songs translated into Chinese and performed in both English and Mandarin by NYC band, SPED. Produced by KEMAXIU 柯马修

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EMPIRES RISE, EMPIRES FALL
帝国兴旺,帝国衰落
Dìguó Xīngwàng, Dìguó Shuāiluò

Back to the time of Sargon,
早在萨尔贡一世,
Zǎo zài Sàěrgòng yīshì,

And others have come and gone.
也有其他的有出现和遗失。
Yěyǒu qítā de yǒu chūxiàn hé yíshī.

For truly what is man?
说真的人类是什么?
Shuō zhēn de rénlèi shì shénme?

Expect some Utopian plan?
期望某些乌托邦的计划?
Qīwàng mǒu xiē Wūtuōbāng de jìhuà?

Addicted to a standard of life,
沉迷于一种生活标准,
Chénmí yú yī zhǒng shēnghuó biāozhǔn,

And sucking the planet dry.
这星球已干燥因被吸吮。
Zhè xīngqiú yǐ gānzào yīn bèi xīshǔn.

All the billions of people,
所有的数十亿的人类,
Suǒyǒu de shù shí yì de rénlèi,

As the world may crumble.
当这世界能够崩溃。
Dāng zhè shìjiè nénggòu bēngkuì.

Oh, the empires rise,
哦,这帝国兴旺,
Ó, zhè dìguó xīngwáng,

Empires fall.
帝国衰落。
Dìguó shuāiluò.

May be moments of nice,
也许有美妙的时刻,
Yěxǔ yǒu měimiào de shíkè,

And that's all.
然后就无所。
Ránhòu jiù wú suǒ.

In this global economy,
在这样的全球经济里,
Zài zhèyàng de quánqiú jīngjì lǐ,

And justice may never be.
永远也不会得到正义。
Yǒngyuǎn yě bù huì dédào zhèngyì.

All the armies remain in place,
所有的军队留在原地,
Suǒyǒu de jūnduì liú zàiyuán dì,

As we fall flat upon our face.
当我们脸朝下的平着倒地。
Dāng wǒmen liǎn cháo xià de píngzhe dǎo dì.

A perpetual state of war,
一个永久的战争状态,
Yīgè yǒngjiǔ de zhànzhēng zhuàngtài,

Decaying to the core.
从外到核心正在腐败。
Cóng wài dào héxīn zhèngzài fǔbài.

You say you want a solution,
你说你要来个决定,
Nǐ shuō nǐ yào lái gè juédìng,

No! - No revolution!
不!~ 别说革命!
Bù! ~ Bié shuō gémìng!

Oh, the empires rise,
哦,这帝国兴旺,
Ó, zhè dìguó xīngwáng,

Empires fall.
帝国衰落。
Dìguó shuāiluò.

May be moments of nice,
也许有美妙的时刻,
Yěxǔ yǒu měimiào de shíkè,

And that's all.
然后就无所。
Ránhòu jiù wú suǒ.

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