2008年2月7日

Personal-Stars



這是Stars的專輯In Our Bedroom After The War裡面收錄的Personal。
我其實聽英文歌不太注意歌詞的,可是Stars的歌詞還真是精彩,往往以暗喻的方式表現出歌中主角的悲傷與無奈。在這首Personal歌詞中,男女對唱的對話其實是幾則徵友的佈告,歌詞不是以敘述的方式說故事,但從佈告中的「隔空」對話,我們可以整理出到底發生了怎麼樣的事,女主角的哀愁就在sorry to be heavy, heavy is the cost.中散開...

這首歌暗喻的敘事精采極了,老實說我平唱看到有網誌po歌詞我也不太看的,不過這邊我呼籲大家瞄一下,真的蠻值得品嚐一下的。

Wanted: Single F
Under 33
Must enjoy the sun, must enjoy the sea
Sought by single M
Misses destiny
Send photo to address
Is it you and me?

Reply to Single M
My name is Caroline
Cell phone number here, call if you have the time
28 and bored
Grieving over loss
Sorry to be heavy
But heavy is the cost
Heavy is the cost

Reply to Caroline
Thanks so much for response
These things can be scary
Not always what you want
How about a drink?
The Sage Hill Club at noon?
I’ll phone you first, I guess
I hope I see you soon

I never got your name
I assume you’re 33
Your voice it sounded kind
I hope that you like me
When you see my face
I hope that you don’t laugh
I’m not a film star beauty
I sent a photograph
I hope that you dont laugh

Note to single M
Why did you not show up?
I waited for an hour
I finally gave up
I thought once that I saw you
I thought that you saw me
I guess we’ll never meet now
It wasn’t meant to be
It wasn’t meant to be
I was sure you saw me
But it wasn’t meant to be

Wanted: Single F
Under 33
Must enjoy the sun
Must enjoy the sea
Sought by single M
Nothing too heavy
Send photo to address
Is it you or me?

3 意見:

josh 提到...

無意看見你的這篇文章
Stars一直都是我最喜歡的樂團
其中我在愛的就是calendar girl跟這首
personal
是一種無可言喻的悲傷
很淡卻很深刻的在歌詞中潑散
it wasn't meant to be...

潔膚症 提到...

我也是很喜歡這兩首,基本上都是很悲傷的歌曲。可惜上次去聽stars的時候都沒有唱到。

juli 提到...

非常非常喜歡這首歌 :)