Harry Chapin – Arti Lagu There Was Only One Choice

Harry Chapin | Arti Lirik Lagu Terjemahan There Was Only One Choice

There's a kid out on my corner — hear him strumming like a fool
Ada anak di sudut saya – dengar dia memetik seperti orang bodoh
Shivering in his dungarees — but still he's going to school
Menggigil dalam dungareenya – tapi tetap saja dia akan pergi ke sekolah
His cheeks are made of peach fuzz — his hopes may be the same
Pipinya terbuat dari bulu persik – harapannya mungkin sama
But he's signed up as a soldier out to play the music game
Tapi dia mendaftar sebagai tentara untuk memainkan permainan musik


There are fake patches on his jacket — he's used bleach to fade his jeans
Ada patch palsu di jaketnya – dia menggunakan pemutih untuk memudarkan jinsnya
With a brand new stay pressed shirt — and some creased and wrinkled dreams
Dengan kemeja yang baru ditekan – dan beberapa mimpi berkerut dan keriput
His face a blemish garden — but his eyes are virgin clear
Wajahnya taman yang cela – tapi matanya masih bersih
His voice is Chicken Little's — But he's hearing Paul Revere
Suaranya adalah Chicken Little’s – Tapi dia mendengar Paul Revere


When he catches himself giggling — he forces up a sneer
Saat dia terkekeh sendiri – dia memaksa sebuah ejekan
Though he'd rather have a milk shake — he keeps forcing down the beer
Meskipun dia lebih suka minum susu – dia terus-terusan minum bir
Just another folkie — late in coming down the pike
Lain folkie – terlambat turun tombak
Riding his guitar — he left Kid brother with his bike
Mengendarai gitarnya – dia meninggalkan Kid saudara dengan sepedanya


And he's got Guthrie running in his bones
Dan dia menyuruh Guthrie berlari di tulangnya
He's the hobo kid who's left his home
Dia anak jalanan yang meninggalkan rumahnya
And his Beatles records and the Rolling Stones
Dan catatan Beatles-nya dan Rolling Stones
This boy is staying acoustic.
Anak laki-laki ini tinggal akustik.
There's Seeger singing in his heart
Ada Seeger bernyanyi di dalam hatinya
He hopes his songs will somehow start
Ia berharap lagunya akan dimulai
To heal the cracks that split apart
Untuk menyembuhkan retakan yang terbelah
America gone plastic
Amerika pergi dari plastik


And now there's Dylan dripping from his mouth
Dan sekarang Dylan menetes dari mulutnya
He's hitching himself way down south
Dia menaiki jalannya sendiri ke selatan
To learn a little black and blues
Untuk belajar sedikit hitam dan blues
From old street men who paid their dues
Dari orang jalanan tua yang membayar iuran mereka
'Cause they knew they had nothing to lose
Karena mereka tahu mereka tidak akan rugi
They knew it
Mereka tahu itu
So they just got to it
Jadi mereka harus melakukannya


With cracked old Gibsons and red clay shoes
Dengan Gibsons tua yang retak dan sepatu tanah liat merah
Playing 1-4-5 chords like good news
Bermain 1-4-5 akord seperti kabar baik
And cursed with skin that calls for blood
Dan dikutuk dengan kulit yang membutuhkan darah
They put their face and feet in mud
Mereka memasang muka dan kaki mereka dengan lumpur
But oh they learned the music from way down there
Tapi oh mereka belajar musik dari sana
The real ones learn it somewhere
Yang sebenarnya mempelajarinya di suatu tempat


Strum your guitar — sing it kid
Strum gitar Anda – menyanyikannya Nak
Just write about your feelings — not the things you never did
Tulis saja perasaan Anda – bukan hal-hal yang tidak pernah Anda lakukan
Inexperience — it once had cursed me
Pengalaman – pernah dikutuk saya
But your youth is no handicap — it's what makes you thirsty
Tapi masa muda Anda bukan cacat – inilah yang membuat Anda haus


Hey, kid you know you can hear your footsteps as you're kicking up the dust
Hei, Nak kau tahu kau bisa mendengar jejakmu saat kau menendang debu
And the rustling in the shadows tells you secret
Dan gemeresik dalam bayangan memberitahu rahasia Anda

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