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2011年09月07日 Bruce Springsteen之The River  

2011-09-07 20:52:37|  分类: 每日一首英文歌 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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2011年09月07日 Bruce Springsteen之The River - MonicaQ - Monica庆相宜的地盘!

     Bruce Springteen的声音典型的是那种我听一次就会爱上的类型,我对有颗粒感和空气感的老男人声线完全没有抵抗力~他是70年代美国爆红的创作型歌手,歌词很有才气~Folk Rock的代表人物!

    我听的第一首歌是Born in the U.S.A.,视频看的现场版,又是万人空巷级别的演出,和Queen在Wembley Stadium的那场的震撼程度不相上下,全场的观众跟着他一起吼"Born in the U.S.A.~“,很带感!!

    然后第二首听的是Street of Philadelphia,MV里他一边走一遍哼唱,没有太多锐气,很沉静~很有点儿Mark Knopfler的感觉~费城这个地方不知道是不是风水特别好,只要跟他有关的歌,都很好听,歌手都相当大牌~比如Mark Knopfer的Sailing to Philadelphia,又比如Neil Young的Philadelphia~

    当然,我最喜欢的还是今天推荐的这首The River,Bruce Springsteen的嗓音除了有Mark Knopfler的深沉之外,还惊喜的有超强的爆发力和粗糙感,这首The River恰好吧两种特质都体现的淋漓尽致~歌词关于年轻时的青涩、冲动,和现实生活带来的选择和无奈,隐隐的有Bruce自己年轻时经历的影子~我还是听歌太少,这首歌开头是Bruce的一小段儿单音口琴(10孔的布鲁斯,大概~),然后我就想回忆听过的歌里面有口琴开头的有哪些,想来想去也只有Piano Man~今天推荐的这段儿视频里面,Bruce的造型很“史泰龙”,难怪在美国歌坛他的外号是“老大”~

把维基上的两句话评论摘下来:

Writer Robert Hilburn described the song as "a classic outline of someone who has to re-adjust his dreams quickly [, facing] life as it is, not a world of his imagination."

Throughout the song the river is viewed as a symbol for the dreams of the future. The narrator keeps his hopes alive even as they realistically begin to fail.

歌词:

I come from down in valley
where mister when you're young
they bring you up to do
like your daddy done
Me and Mary we met in high school
when she was just seventeen
we'd drive out of this valley
down to where the fields were green

We'd go down to the river
and into the river we'd dive
oh down to the river we'd ride

Then I got Mary pregnant
and man that was all she wrote
and for my nineteenth birthday
I got a union card and a wedding coat
we went down to the courthouse
and the judge put it all to rest
no wedding day smiles
no walk down the aisle
no flowers
no wedding dress

That night we went down to the river
and into the river we'd dive
oh down to the river we'd ride
I got a job working constrction
for the johnstown company
but lately there ain't been much work
on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
well mister they vanished right into the air
now I just act like I don't remember
Mary acts like she don't care
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
at night on them banks I'd lie awake
and pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse
is a dream a lie if it don't come true
or is it something worse
that sends me down to the river
though I know the river is dry
that sends me down to the river
tonight
Down to the river
My baby and I
oh down to the river we ride

我来自山谷里的丘陵草原
先生,当时你还很小
他们养育你,让你去做你爸爸做过的事

我和玛丽在中学认识
当时她只有十七岁
我们乘车离开那山谷
下去一处满是绿油油田野的地方

我们去到河边
然后在河里,我们潜水
啊!我们乘车去到河边

然后,我使玛丽怀孕
老兄,这就是结局了
在我十九岁生日
我得到了一张工会会员证和一套结婚礼服

我们去到法院
那法官把一切都搁置
没有婚礼日的微笑,没有走过红地毯
没有花,也没有婚纱

那夜我们去到河边
然后在河里,我们潜水
啊!我们乘车去到河边

我在约翰城公司找到一份建筑的工作
但因为经济萧条的缘故,工作不及以前多了

现在,全部那些从前看似很重要的事
嗯,先生,它们消失得无影无踪
现在我只装作我记不起
玛丽装作她不在乎

但我记得我们驾驶我哥哥的车
就在蓄水池,她晒成古铜色的身躯湿透了
在夜里,在那些河岸之上我清醒地躺卧着
而且把她拉近至可以感到她的每一次呼气

现在那些记忆回来缠扰我
它们像诅咒般缠扰着我
一个梦想假如不能实现,是否只是个谎言?
或是一些更坏的东西?
那送我去到河边
虽然我知道河流已经干涸

今晚,那送我去到河边
去到河边
我的宝贝和我
啊!我们乘车去到河边
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