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TED2003

Eddi Reader: "What You've Got"

エディ・リーダーが歌う「手にしているもので何をするか」

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シンガーソングライターのエディ・リーダーが、「自分の力と才能でいかに違いを生み出すか」というTEDのテーマにまさに合った瞑想的な曲「手にしているもので何をするか」を歌います。ピアノはトーマス・ドルビー、ギターはブー・ヒュワディーンです。

- Singer/songwriter
In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection. Full bio

- Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City." Full bio

This song is one of Thomas' favorites,
これはトーマスが好きな曲で
00:25
called "What You Do with What You've Got."
「手にしているもので何をするか」です
00:28
♫ You must know someone like him ♫
あんな人を知っているはず
00:46
♫ He was tall and strong and lean ♫
大きく 屈強で 引き締まった
00:49
♫ With a body like a greyhound ♫
グレーハウンドのような体
00:52
♫ and a mind so sharp and keen ♫
鋭く切れる頭
00:55
♫ But his heart, just like laurel ♫
でも心は 月桂樹のように
00:59
♫ grew twisted around itself ♫
ねじけて育ち
01:02
♫ Till almost everything he did ♫
何をするときでも
01:05
♫ brought pain to someone else ♫
誰かを傷つける
01:08
♫ It's not just what you're born with ♫
何を持って生まれたかではなく
01:15
♫ It's what you choose to bear ♫
何を自ら選び取ったか
01:18
♫ It's not how big your share is ♫
自分の分け前がいかに大きいかではなく
01:21
♫ It's how much you can share ♫
どれだけ分け与えられるか
01:25
♫ It's not the fights you dreamed of ♫
夢に見た闘いではなく
01:28
♫ It's those you really fought ♫
本当にした闘い
01:31
♫ It's not what you've been given ♫
与えられたものではなく
01:34
♫ It's what you do with what you've got ♫
手にしているもので何をするか
01:37
♫ What's the use of two strong legs ♫
強い脚が何になるか
01:45
♫ if you only run away? ♫
ただ逃げているだけなら
01:49
♫ And what's the use of the finest voice ♫
きれいな声が何になるか
01:52
♫ if you've nothing good to say? ♫
何も良いことを言わないのなら
01:55
♫ What's the use of strength and muscle ♫
筋肉や力が何になるか
01:58
♫ if you only push and shove? ♫
押し合いへし合いするだけなら
02:02
♫ And what's the use of two good ears ♫
耳が良くて何になるか
02:05
♫ if you can't hear those you love? ♫
愛する人たちの言葉も聞けないのなら
02:08
♫ What's the use of two strong legs ♫
強い脚が何になるか
03:11
♫ if you only run away? ♫
ただ逃げているだけなら
03:16
♫ And what's the use of the finest voice ♫
きれいな声が何になるか
03:18
♫ if you've nothing good to say? ♫
何も良いことを言わないのなら
03:21
♫ What's the use of strength and muscle ♫
筋肉や力が何になるか
03:24
♫ if you only push and shove? ♫
押し合いへし合いするだけなら
03:28
♫ And what's the use of two good ears ♫
耳が良くて何になるか
03:31
♫ if you can't hear those you love? ♫
愛する人たちの言葉も聞けないのなら
03:34
♫ Between those who use their neighbors ♫
周りの人を利用する人と
03:37
♫ and those who use the cane ♫
杖を使う人と
03:40
♫ Between those in constant power ♫
常に力を握っている者と
03:43
♫ and those in constant pain ♫
常に痛みを感じている者と
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♫ Between those who run to glory ♫
栄光に向かって走る人と
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♫ and those who cannot run ♫
走ることの出来ない人と
03:52
♫ Tell me which ones are the cripples ♫
不自由なのはどちらか
03:55
♫ and which ones touch the sun ♫
太陽に触れるのはどちらか
03:58
♫ Which ones touch the sun ♫
太陽に触れるのはどちらか
04:35
♫ Which ones touch the sun ♫
太陽に触れるのはどちらか
04:40
(Applause) Thank you very much.
(拍手)
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Translated by Yasushi Aoki
Reviewed by Takako Sato

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About the Speakers:

Eddi Reader - Singer/songwriter
In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection.

Why you should listen

Scotland-born Eddi Reader was an '80s pop star in the UK, where her band Fairground Attraction had a #1 hit with the supercatchy "Perfect." Now, as a solo artist, her sounds has matured; quiet acoustic arrangements and gentle harmonies put her lush voice front and center. TED Music Director Thomas Dolby calls her his favorite singer of all time.

Albums such as Candyfloss and Medicine and Angels & Electricity established her as a thoughtful songwriter and interpreter, with an affinity for wistful songs of longing and loss -- and a nice sideline in what used to be called "message" songs, which call to the listener to think about war and peace, the Earth and our place in it.

Reader has also become a noted interpreter of the poems of Robert Burns. Her latest album, Peacetime, offers a compelling mix of Burns lyrics, traditional folk tunes and new songs written by Reader and her longtime songwriting partner, Boo Hewerdine. Fun fact: The title song on the album, "Peacetime," Eddi first learned backstage at her 2003 TED performance.

More profile about the speaker
Eddi Reader | Speaker | TED.com
Thomas Dolby - Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City."

Why you should listen

Perhaps best known for blinding us with science, Thomas Dolby has always blurred the lines between composition and invention. As a London teenager, Tom Robertson was fascinated with the convergence of music and technology. His experiments with an assortment of keyboards, synthesizers and cassette players led his friends to dub him “Dolby.” That same fascination later drove him to become an electronic musician and multimedia artist whose groundbreaking work fused music with computer technology and video. Two decades, several film scores, five Grammy nominations and countless live-layered sound loops later, it's clear Dolby's innovations have changed the sound of popular music.

In the 1990s, Dolby re-created himself as a digital-musical entrepreneur, founding Beatnik, which developed the polyphonic ringtone software used in more than half a billion cell phones. From 2001 to 2012, Dolby served as TED's Music Director, programming great music for the TED stage, assembling a wide variety of house bands and collaborations to play between speakers. At TED2010, backed by the string quarter Ethel, he premiered the song "Love Is a Loaded Pistol," from his sweeping, A Map of the Floating City. The album marked his return to recording and touring after a 15-year hiatus, and used seriously retro technology -- '40s-era oscilloscopes and Royal Navy field-test equipment -- to control modern synthesizers, in shows at once nostalgic and cutting edge.

In 2014, Dolby took on a new name: professor. He was named the Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University, teaching the course "Sound on Film."

More profile about the speaker
Thomas Dolby | Speaker | TED.com