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“Harder Than You Think” 〜パラリンピック TV-CMの紹介

こんにちは。
旅ニュージー.COMの吉村です。 

オリンピック終了後に開催されるパラリンピックですが、今回ロンドンで開催されるパラリンピックのTV-CMがネット上で話題になっています。ブログタイムズというサイトでも紹介されていたのですが、この映像、かなり心に訴えるものがあったので、ニュージーランドの旅行とか全く関係ないですけどこのブログで紹介したいと思います。(8月23日に歌詞追加しました。)


Channel 4 Paralympics – Meet the Superhumans (Annotated Version)

“MEET THE SUPERHUMANS”

動画の最後に出てくるコピーです。

この90秒の映像を見た後なら納得できます。

腕や足がなくとも、義手や義足でこんなに激しくスポーツ出来る。ほんまに凄いなぁと思う。
それにしても、どれほどの精神力が彼らをここまで支えてきたんだろうと。

そこで思い出したのが、「健全なる魂は、健全なる肉体に宿る。」って言葉。

よく聞く言葉ですよね。そして、この言葉ってけっこう「健全な肉体を持ってる人にしか健全な魂は宿らない。=(まずは体を鍛えてなんぼ。)」と間違って解釈されてるというのも事実なんですね。

そもそもは古代ローマ詩人ユウェナリスの「健全なる魂が、健全なる肉体に宿ることを願う」という言葉がオリジナルなんですけど、ナチス・ドイツや軍国主義によって意図的に改竄されて今日に至ってしまったらしいです。英語では、

“It is to be prayed that the mind be sound in a sound body”

 

となります。略されて、A healthy mind in a healthy body. とか A sound mind in a healthy body.とも表現されます。

要は、このユウェナリスという詩人は、

「身体を鍛えるだけでただの運動バカになったらあかんよ。身体を鍛えて、そして精神もしっかり鍛えな意味ないやん。」

そういうことが言いたかったんやと思います。


▲BGMでかかってる曲は懐かしのPublic Enermyの”Harder Than You Think”です。選曲もばっちしですね!

“Harder Than You Think”の歌詞です。前フリの部分も含めると相当に長いし、歌詞も韻を踏ませてるだけの部分もあったりして、これを日本語訳にするのは難しいと思います。一番いいのは歌詞をそのまま英語で理解することやと思います。

Yo, Chuck, what’s the move, man?

I was on my way up here to the studio, you know what I’m sayin’?

And this brother stopped me and asked me

“Yo, what’s up with that brother, Chuckie D, he swear he nice”

I said, “Yo, the brother don’t swear he nice

He knows he’s nice, you know what I’m sayin’?”

So, Chuck, I got a feeling you’re turning into a Public Enemy, man

Now remember that night you was kickin’ to me

On the way out to L.A., [Incomprehensible] and Queens

While we was in the car on our way to the shot

Well, yo, right now, kick the bass for ‘em brothers

And let ‘em know what goes on

Rolling Stones of the rap game, not braggin’

Lips bigger than Jagger, not saggin’

Spell it backwards, I’ma leave it at that

That ain’t got nothin’ to do with rap

Check the facts, expose those cats

Who pose as heroes, take advantage of blacks

Your government’s gangster so cut the crap

A war goin’ on so where y’all at?

By the power comes great responsibility

F the police but who’s stoppin’ you from killin’ me?

Disasters, fiascoes over a loop by PE

If it’s I instead of we, believe in [Incomprehensible]

Spittin’ riches, bitches, this new thing about snitches

Watch them asses move those ‘em masses switches

System dissed them but barely missed her

My sole intention’s to save my brothers and sisters

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Yeah, that’s right, Chuck, man, that’s what you gotta do

You gotta tell them just like that, you know what I’m sayin’?

‘Cause, yo, man, let me tell you a little something, man

These brothers runnin’ around hard hatin’

They get a little jealous, you know what I’m sayin’?

Just like that, you know they try to bring you down with ‘em

But, yo, Chuck, you gotta tell ‘em just like that

Screamin’ gangsta, 20 years later

Of course endorsed while consciousness faded

New generation’s believin’ them fables

Gangsta boogie on two turntables

Show no love so it’s easy to hate it

Desecrated while the coroner waited

Any given Sunday, so where y’all rate it?

With slavery, lynching and them drugs infiltrated

I’m like that dawg Chuckie, baby

Keep comin’ back to live, love life like I’m crazy

Keep it movin’, risin’ to the top

Doug Fresh, clean livin’, you don’t stop

Revolution means change, don’t look at me strange

So I can’t repeat what other rappers be sayin’

If you don’t stand for something you fall for anything

Harder than you think, it’s a beautiful thing

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Hard, get up, just like that

Yeah, that’s right, Chuck, man, that’s what you gotta do

You gotta tell them just like that, you know what I’m sayin’?

‘Cause, yo, man, let me tell you a little something, man

These brothers runnin’ around hard hatin’

They get a little jealous, you know what I’m sayin’?

Just like that, you know they try to bring you down with ‘em

But, yo, Chuck, you gotta tell ‘em just like that

So it’s time to leave you a preview

So you too can review what we do

20 years in this business, how you sell soul, gee wiz

People bear witness

Thank you for lettin’ us be ourself

So don’t mind me if I repeat myself

These simple lines be good for your health

To keep them crime rhymes on the shelf

Live, love life like you just don’t care

5000 leaders never scared

Bring the noise, it’s the moment they fear

Get up, still a beautiful idea

Get up, throw your hands in the air

Get up and show no fear

Get up if y’all really care

PE, 20 years, now get up

Yeah, that’s right

We’re Public Enemy, number one in New York

Public Enemy, number one in Philly

Public Enemy, number one in D.C.

Public Enemy, number one in Cleveland, Ohio

All sold with Public Enemy, number one in St. Louis

Public Enemy, number one in New Jersey, hey, Fuzzy

We are the Public Enemy, number one in Cincinnati

In a manner we been Public Enemy, number one in Chicago

Public Enemy, number one in Detroit

Public Enemy, number one in Oakland

Public Enemy, number one in Baltimore

Public Enemy, number one in Miami

Public Enemy, number one in Indiana

Public Enemy, number one in L.A.

All sold with Public Enemy, number one in Alabama, y’all

Public Enemy, number one in Tennessee

Public Enemy, number one in Mississippi

Just like that

Just like that

Just like that

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