今日的欢愉乃明日之愁绪。

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

人人皆可自决命运。

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.

精神奴役需要自我解放,除了自己,别人无法解放我们的头脑。

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.

斗争越是艰苦,胜利才更显甜美。

The harder the battle the sweet of jah victory.

石匠丢弃的石头,往往成为坚固的柱石。

The stone that the builder refused, will always be the head cornerstone.

别为外物而迷失自我,智慧比金银贵重。

Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...

关于我,首先你该了解的是:我支持我支持的。其次是,你该知道我的话哪些是谎言。你知道了我支持什么,当我向你阐述的时候,你该从另外一面理解。

The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way from what me a stand for.

甘泉之旁,愚人口渴。

In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.

如果你是参天大树,我们就是砍倒你的小斧子。

If you are the big, big tree, we are the small axe, ready to cut you down.

适者生存,艰难才能求生。

They say: only the fittest of the fittest should survive, stay alive.

在棘手的问题面前,你也许会有杀人的冲动,如果真的做了,问题还是棘手的问题么?我认为非暴力是最合适的方式。

To really solve a problem, you know, you really feel like killin' someone, but whos problem I gonna solve when I kill someone? So I figure peace I the best thing.

为自由而死强于做囚徒而亡。

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

人与人之间,如此不公。

Man to Man is so unjust.

如果我有罪,则必定偿还。

If I am guilty I will pay.

一扇门关闭了,另一扇门总会随之打开。

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.

人们说讽刺不复存在。当然不;它还活着,它住在白宫。

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.

宁愿赢得和平而输掉战争。

It is better to win the peace and to lose the war.

自以为是的解决方式无非是另外一种错觉。

So you think you've found the solution but it's just another illusion.

真相即是光明,不能放弃斗争。

Truth is the light, So you never give up the fight.

根部强壮,果实才能甜美。

When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

人的伟大之处不在于他拥有多少财富,在于他正直的品性,在于他为周遭施加积极影响的能力。

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

自省之前别妄下判断,没有准备自省就不要判断。

Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you're not ready for judgement.

偏见像枷锁一般限制了你,如果怀有偏见,人就不会进步,如果你多年来始终怀有偏见,那将一事无成。

Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.

猫不在家,老鼠称大王!

When the cats away, the mice will play!

愚蠢的狗才会冲着飞鸟狂吠。

Is the foolish dog, bark at the flying bird.

最坏的仇敌可能是最好的朋友,反之亦然。

Your worst enemy can be your best friend; your best friend, your worst enemy.

正义之唇使人受益良多,愚昧者死于智虑匮乏。

The lips of the righteous teach many, But fools die for want of wisdom.

在种族主义观念为人质疑、唾弃之前,遍地都是战火。在任何国家不再有一等和二等公民的区分之前,在人们因为肤色和眼睛颜色而被加以区别对待之前,在基本人权能够不分种族得到充分保障之前,除非有那么一天,关于持久和平、世界公民、国际道德准则的梦想,才有实现的可能,尽管这些听起来像是错觉和臆想一样永远无法实现……如你所见,现在的世界,遍地都是战火。

Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.

哲理中蕴含的力量在我脑中闪念而过,看似轻如鸿毛,却实实在在引导着我。

The power of philosophy floats through my head, Light like a feather, Heavy as Led.

当没有能力竞争的时候,就不要逞能。

When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the pace.

最强大的人也曾经是婴儿。

The biggest man you ever did see was once a baby.

生活类

在生活的大路上有许多标志。当你告别了年少轻狂的岁月,别让你的思想复杂化。远离仇恨、伤害、嫉妒与猜忌。别埋没了你的思想,把目光投向现实。觉醒吧,直面生活!

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

不要遗忘你的历史和使命。

Don´t forget your history nor your destiny.

人不能以消极的方式生活……那何不为想方设法积极进取?

Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day.

我曾经来过,还会再来,但我尚未完成这次旅程。

I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.

人生之路艰难险恶,你也许会步履维艰,对别人指手画脚也是评判自己。

The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you.

睁开双眼,审视内心,你是否对现状感到满意?我们知道去向何方,也知道从何而来。

Open your eyes and look within, are you satisfied with the life you are living? We know where we are going, we know where we are from.

热爱你选择的生活,选择你热爱的生活。

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

人以为烦忧最沉重的,体会过的人才知道,我的主啊。

Every man think his burden is the heaviest, who feels it knows it, lord.

凭什么要对我的生活指手画脚?我知道自己并非完美亦无法完美。在你指手画脚前,还是看看自己的脏手吧。

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.

子弹不能阻止我们,我们既不乞求也不卑躬屈膝。

No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor will we bow neither can be bought or sold.

政治是魔鬼的事情,我没有兴趣……他们玩弄人们的头脑。绝不要玩弄人们的头脑。

Politics no interest me. Dem devil business.... Dem a play with peoples minds. Never play with peoples minds.

我有一个志向。我期待人类能够和同一家——无论黑人,白人,中国人,所有人——就是这样。

Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.

起来,站起来!为你的权利站起来!起来,站起来!不要放弃斗争!

Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights! Get up, stand up! Don't give up the fight!

那些祸乱世界的行凶者他们从来不休息……我怎么能休息?我要照亮黑暗。

The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.

如果每天陷于沮丧和争吵之中,我要说:这是在向魔鬼祈祷。

If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.

别担心,一切都会好起来。

Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.

没有人可以领导别人,我们必须联合起来。

No man can lead man, we have to have unity.

你可以在某些时间欺骗某些人,但是你不能在所有的时间里欺骗所有的人。

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time.

如果我受过教育,那我才是个傻瓜呢。

If I was educated, I`d be a damn fool.

我不会成为政客或者加入某个党派。对我而言,履行生活、顺应自然是最伟大的事情。。

I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.

生活比金子贵重。

Life is worth so much more than just gold.

变革引发了革命。

It takes a revolution to make a solution.

告诉孩子们事实的真相。

Tell the children the truth.

你终究成为某种人。

You have to be someone.

关于爱

我已经得到爱的激励。无论处境怎样……我们都能从容应对,免于沮丧。

I have got a running stream of love you see. So no matter what stages.. they put us through, we'll never be blue.

只要一点点爱就可以战胜魔鬼!

Conquer the devils with a little thing called love!

如果小猫小狗能够和睦相处,我们为什么不能呢?

If puss and dog can get together, why can't we love one another?

一路走来,我们有过多少好友,又失去多少至交?前景光明,你却不可忘记过去,听我说,擦干你的眼泪,别,亲爱的,不要哭泣,别,亲爱的,不要哭泣。亲爱的,不要让泪水滴下来。别,亲爱的,不要哭泣。

Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way. In this bright future you can't forget your past So dry your tears I say No woman, no cry No woman, no cry Little darlin' don't shed no tears No woman, no cry.

我要给你爱,充满深情的爱。

I want to give you some love, I want to give you some good good lovin'.

爱永远不会离我们而去。

Love would never leave us alone.

你不是她的第一个男人,不是最后一个或者唯一一个。她爱你之前也许已经爱过多次,但如果她爱你,这些又有什么关系呢?她不是完美无缺的——你也一样,你们两个都不是完美无缺的。如果她能使你开怀大笑,她能宽容你的错误和人性的弱点,就该紧紧把握住她的感情,给予她全部你能给予的。她也许不会每时每秒地思念你,但她会把她的心交给你——你会让她受到伤害。不要伤害她,不要试图改变她,不要揣测她,也别要求她做出力不能及的付出。她让你开心时你便要对她微笑,让她知道你为她感到疯狂。她不再身边时,你要思念她。

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. she loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, and admit to being human & making mistakes, hold onto her & give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, & miss her when she's not there.

同一个爱,同一颗心,让我们走到一起来共享美好。

One love, one heart, let's get together and feel alright.

就我个人而言,我的心可以坚如铁石,也可以温柔如水。

Yuh see, I personally know my heart can be hard as a stone, and yet soft as water.

我们应该在平和与融洽中彼此关爱,而不是在被迫害的妄想中彼此争斗。

We should really love each other in peace and harmony, instead we're fussin' n fighting like we ain't supposed to be.

关于信仰

生活和主乃是一体。主是先验的存在。这么说来,我是不可被复制的。

Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated.

万能的主使我的双手强健有力。

But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty.

有人说:“别投票!”拉斯特法理派拒绝投票。

Here come a man like me saying 'Don't vote!' Rasta no vote.

我属于主,我在人间为主劳作。

I'm a man of God and me come to do God's work.

人们渴望从主那里得到指引,哪怕是只言片语。这可以通过我或其他任何人完成,我不是领袖。吸引人们的是歌曲的内容,而不是我这个人。

People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader... The word of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.

拉斯特法理派引起的震动将要传遍世界!就像河流汇入大海。

Rastaman vibrations gonna cover the earth! Like the water cover the sea.

我相信主的存在,我知道他是谁。

And me, I know that there is a god. Cause I know who god is.

有人说主会从天而降,带走所有,还使所有人感觉美好。但是如果你了解什么样的生活是值得一过的,你会在大地上找到属于自己的主。

Some people say great God come from the sky take away everything and make everybody feel high, but if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.

无法描述我对于拉斯特法理派的理解,它是纯然的知觉。

Me can't tell you how me know Rastafari. It is pure vision.

在主面前人们无处躲藏。

There ain't no hiding place from the father of creation.

我曾经承诺为了正义劳作。主给予我鼓舞。他是主宰,告诉我该做什么。

I pledged to work for righteousness. God's given me inspiration. God's the boss, he tell me what to do.

主不会把力量赐予浅薄无知的人!

Jah will never give the power to a baldhead!

拉斯特法理派不是一种文化,它是现实。

Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.

我对自己的出生没有偏见。我的父亲是白人,母亲是黑人,他们叫我混血儿或者其它什么。我不会站在白人或黑人的任何一边,我和主站在一边,是他创造了我,创造了一个黑白混血的人。

I don't have prejudice against myself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.

我们是拉斯特法理派的孩子,是那些目眩神迷的人们的孩子。

We are the children of the Rastaman we are the children of the higher man.

没有主,人什么也做不了。犹如口渴需要饮水,人不能没有主。

Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can't go without God.

我会像锡安城的狮子一样刚强。

I'm gonna be iron like a lion in Zion.

说说香草

香草燃起,人便会返璞归真。

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

偶尔喝点小酒就好。酒精让人精神萎靡。香草则一定要种。

A little wine sometimes, that's all. Spirits (are) bad. Alcohol wrong. Herb does grow.

香草能够拯救和治愈一个国家和民族,酒精则是摧毁。

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

政府当局说:吸食大麻对你没有好处,你不能那么干。如果你不老实,他们会把你投进监狱。我想,在外边自由自在的抽大麻总比在监狱待着强多了。

The authorities tell you that you mustn't smoke herb because it's bad for you. Yet if they catch you at it they'll carry you off to prison. I think it's better to be smoking herb out here free than being in prison.

野草给驴,香草予人。

Grass is for the ass, herb is for mankind.

政府当局顾左右而言其它,人们需要救助他们总是视而不见。他们为什么不允许人们吸食大麻?大麻不过一种植物而已,对吧?让我们想想,好像找不到禁止的理由。于是政府当局又会说:“吸食大麻会使人们变得不够驯顺”,你明白了吧,他们反对的是什么呢?

All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they're here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?

你在津巴布韦抽过大麻么?是的,某天夜里我们去一个兵营,游击队员叫我一起抽,他们给了我一点大麻。谁都知道他们怎样赢得的战争!告诉你吧,年轻人,他们依靠大麻赢得了战争,他们说大麻让他们更加勇敢,还说大麻甚至让他们成为能够隐形的战士。

You smoke herb in Zimbabwe? Yeh, One night we go to a soldier place and a guerilla call out to me and give me a touch of something...and that was it. No wonder they won the war! Tell ya boy, dem mon smoke some good herb mon! De tell me they smoke that herb and feel brave. Them tell me it make them...invisible.

你要抽多少大麻?多多益善!

How much do you smoke? Plenty;

香草是人民的融合剂。

Herb is the unifier of the people.

人们抽大麻越多,罪恶之都崩塌的越快。

The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.

个人生活

鲍勃·马利不是我的姓名,我甚至不知道自己的姓甚名谁。

Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.

我开的是辆旧吉普车。这样就不会再有人拿我开宝马说事儿了。我受不了了,哈哈哈!宝马可真是个大麻烦!

I drive a jeep. An old jeep, so nobody will say I'm driving a BMW anymore. I couldn't stand that BMW, ha ha ha! BMW make pure trouble!

我曾因无照驾驶而被投入监狱。

I go to jail one time for no driver license.

哦,因为游泳不好,我就不去水深的区域。

Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep.

我始终对于婚姻缺乏信心……对我而言,那是限制我的圈套。女人懦弱胆小,男人勇敢强悍。

Me never believe in marriage that much...marriage is a trap to control me; woman is a coward. Man strong;

齐格,在你有所长进的时候我也会感到欣慰,在你失落的时候却不要让我跟着失望。斯蒂芬,金钱不能买来你的想要的生活。

Ziggy, when you go up bring me up and when you go down don't let me down. Stephen, Money can't buy you life.

我有一辆宝马,可那是乐队的,不是因为我要开一辆昂贵的车。

I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.

你钦佩过某个女人么?比如一位美国妇女……安吉拉·戴维斯,一个有操守的女人,我由衷地欣赏她。

Do you admire any women? Dat woman in America...Angela Davis. A woman like that who defends something; me can appreciate that.

谈论音乐

我的音乐不会磨灭。也许这是痴人说梦,但是每当我意识到事实,我便会把事实说出来。言论自由与聆听自由是相伴的。

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

音乐的妙处之一是:当它打动了你,你便不会感到痛楚。

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

嘿,这听起来太棒了。我不能抗拒音乐的美妙。

Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can't refuse it what to be got to be.

我的音乐与体制对立、斗争,它教你如何生活,如何死去。

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

我爱我们的音乐,这是我的兴趣所在。你知道我们是如何想法设法发展自己的音乐么?音乐发展着,每天有人带来新的作品。音乐将被永远传承。

I love the development of our music, that's what I really dig about the whole thing. How we've tried to develop, y'know? It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever.

我翻唱过一首披头士乐队的歌曲,是那首“但是我爱她”。“给你我所有的爱,这是我全部能做的”。关于我们的会面——我们握手,寒暄致意——他们衣着光鲜,我为和他们会面感到开心。主爱根源化的东西,披头士乐队是根源化的音乐家。他们很棒,你知道,就像国王和王后——他们是根源化的。

Me sing one of The Beatles song. Cover one of The Beatles songs - 'And I Love Her'. 'I give ya all my love, that's all i dooo'. The thing was we meet and shake hand and say great - them dude they nice. I really like meet them. They're are bredrens. Jah just love roots. Those guys are roots. Them guys are all right, ya know. There is like a king and a queen, ya know - those guys are roots.

雷鬼乐里充满了斗争的精神,这种音乐应该如此,但人则不同。

Reggae is a music that has plenty fight. But only the music should fight, not the people.

我本想说:“向警察开枪”,但是政府当局小题大做,我就换了个说法:“我向警长开枪”……但是这两种说法是一个意思:正义。

I want to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instead... but it's the same idea: justice.

你不能扭过头去装作视而不见,它是真实存在的。我的歌曲没有什么秘密,不算什么。真诚才是一切。

You can't look away because it's real. You listen to what I sing because I mean what I sing, there's no secret, no big deal. Just honesty, that's all.

我喜欢看到你跟着节奏起舞;当你发自内心起舞的之时,尤其让我欣喜。

I like to see you move with the rhythm; I Like to see when you're dancing' from within.

你有唱片合同吗?我有唱片协议。两者有什么不同,一个是协议而另一个是合同!我是用耳朵做音乐的人。

Do you have a record contract? I have a recording agreement. What's the difference? One is an agreement and one is a contract! I am a man who deals by ear.

哦,知更鸟,你是否听过我不曾听过的词句?

Oh Mockingbird have you ever heard words that I've never heard