这是一首“儿歌” by Harry Chapin. 说的是刚上学的小男孩,第一天描画,小男孩把花儿涂的五颜六色,老师说young men, flowers are red, green leaves are green, there is no need to see  flowers any other ways. 接下来是我最喜欢的副歌部分,小男孩回答:

But there are so many colours in the rainbow

so many colours in the morning sun

so many colours in the flowers and I see every one

每次听到这部分我就眼含热泪,心情激动,等同于教徒见着了上帝。这一段欢快明亮的副歌就是一个大眼睛小男孩仰着脸告诉你他的世界,色彩缤纷,喜气洋洋,顿时我也成了小男孩,欢呼雀跃的看彩虹看朝霞,回家涂着五颜六色的花。

后面的故事很悲伤,老师孤立了小男孩,谁叫你和别人不一样。小男孩妥协了,告诉老师说Flowers are red, green leaves are green. There is no need to see flowers any other ways than the way they always  have been seen.再后来小男孩转学了,新老师说画画是为玩儿的,小朋友们随便涂啊。但是小男孩画的是红的花,绿的叶。老师问为什么啊。小男孩慢慢唱到:flowers are red, green leaves are green. There is no need to see flowers any other ways than the way they always have been seen. So many colours in the rainbow 没有了,So many colours in the morning sun没有了。小男孩被抹杀了。呜呜呜呜呜。

我跟德福都同意,要是小牛以后的老师这样教育孩子,我们就把这个歌词打印出来贴满学校。

There are so many colours in the rainbow

so many colours in the morning sun

so many colours in the flowers and I see every one.

这个才是孩子的世界。也应该是大人的世界。我们都期待着重温童年,两个老朋友带领小朋友一起再长大一次。