Master and Margarita

– Sympathy for the Devil –

Please allow me to introduce myself 請讓我介紹我自己
I’m a man of wealth and taste 我是個有錢與品味的人
I’ve been around for a long, long year 我已經徘徊了一段很長的日子
Stole many a man’s soul and faith 抹滅了許多人的靈魂與信仰
And I was ’round when Jesus Christ 我曾在基督一旁
Had his moment of doubt and pain 當他被懷疑與承受苦痛的時刻
Made damn sure that Pilate 去該死的確認 Pilate (Pontius Pilate 向基督下有罪判決的法官)
Washed his hands and sealed his fate 清洗了他的手與封閉他的信仰

Pleased to meet you 很榮幸認識你
Hope you guess my name 希望你能猜猜我的名
But what’s puzzling you 不過這只會混淆你
Is the nature of my game 這天生就是屬於我的遊戲

I stuck around St. Petersburg 我被困在聖彼得堡
When I saw it was a time for a change 當我發現已經是時候做個改變 (俄國二月革命,民主化革命)
Killed the czar and his ministers 殺了沙皇以及他的部長們 (沙皇失權,全家被軟禁最後處死)
Anastasia screamed in vain 安娜塔西亞只能空虛的叫喊 (末代沙皇最小的女兒,有著逃過處死的傳說)

I rode a tank我開著坦克
Held a general’s rank帶著將軍的階級
When the blitzkrieg raged就在閃電戰肆虐
And the bodies stank而屍體發出腐臭的時刻

Pleased to meet you很榮幸認識你
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah希望你能猜猜我的名子,Oh Yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you Ah, 這會混淆你
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah 因為這天生就是屬於我的遊戲,Oh Yeah

I watched with glee 我開心的看著
While your kings and queens 你的眾多國王與皇后
Fought for ten decades 世世代代的戰鬥
For the gods they made為了他們所建立的神明

I shouted out, 我大喊的問道
‘Who killed the Kennedys?’是誰殺了甘迺迪?
When after all畢竟
It was you and me這答案只有你我知道

Let me please introduce myself請容我介紹我自己
I’m a man of wealth and taste我是個富有且有品味的人
And I laid traps for troubadours而我給了那些吟遊詩人打下陷阱的根基
Who get killed before they reached Bombay那些在到龐貝城前就被殺掉的傢伙

Pleased to meet you很榮幸見到你
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah請你猜猜我的名子,Oh Yeah
But what’s puzzling you但這只會混淆你
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby因為這天生就是屬於我的遊戲,Oh Yeah,俯首稱臣吧,寶貝

Pleased to meet you很榮幸見到你
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah請你猜猜我的名子,Oh Yeah
But what’s confusing you但這只會困擾你

Is just the nature of my game只因為這天生就是屬於我的遊戲

Just as every cop is a criminal就像是每個警察都是個罪犯
And all the sinners saints還有那所有抱罪的聖人
As heads is tails就如同頭跟尾巴都無法區別
Just call me Lucifer就叫我 路西法 吧
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint當然我需要節制些

So if you meet me所以當你見到我
Have some courtesy有禮貌些
Have some sympathy, and some taste帶有一些同情以及一點品味
Use all your well-learned politesse用出你學得最好的禮儀態度
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah或著我就會安排你的靈魂在空虛浪費上,um yeah

Pleased to meet you很榮幸認識你
Hope you guessed my name, um yeah請你猜猜我的名子,Oh Yeah
But what’s puzzling you但這只會混淆你
Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down因為這天生就是屬於我的遊戲,我是認真的,放棄吧!

Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!

Tell me baby, what’s my name告訴我吧寶貝,我叫什麼名子
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name告訴我吧蜜糖,你猜得出我的名子嗎?
Tell me baby, what’s my name告訴我吧寶貝,我叫什麼名子
I tell you one time, you’re to blame我已經告訴過你了,這是你的錯

Ooo, who
Ooo, who
Ooo, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Oh, yeah

What’s me name我是甚麼名子
Tell me, baby, what’s my name告訴我吧寶貝,我叫什麼名子
Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name告訴我,甜心,我叫甚麼名子

Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Oh, yeah

In the beginning I wasn’t a fan of the song, maybe because I was never a fan of Rolling Stone’s songs.

Yet the acknowledgement of it based on Baudelaire’s poems and “Master and Margarita” seemed very intriguiting.

When actually listen to the song, it was quite an awesome song,despite rumours of it being Satanic.

While the lyrics was largely based on the Devil in M&M, the noise of the instrument served to emphasize upon his contempt over the world. ..

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