(英語の歌♪32) The answer is blowin’ in the wind

「答えは風の中に」

せっかくですのでこの機会に、時の人、ノーベル文学賞に選ばれたボブ・ディランの歌詞を選んでみました。代表曲のひとつBlowin’ in the Wind「風に吹かれて」は、こう歌いだします。”How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man? ” 「一人前の人間と認められるまで、どのくらい歩き続けなければいけないんだ?」同じパターンの繰り返しで、聞く人をはっとさせるような問いかけを続けます。そして、答えは風の中に。反骨を生きるボブらしい、シンプルだけれども奥が深い、いい曲です。

Blowin’ In The Wind
by Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.