Sunday, February 14, 2016

#6 Fidelity


《Love & Other Drugs》让我印象最深刻的是,电影结束前主角最后的一段话: 

#Sometimes the things you want the most don't happen and what you least expect happens. I don't know - you meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed ... forever.#

还有片尾曲。


Fidelity, by Regina Spektor:


I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind all this music

And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart

And suppose I never ever met you
Suppose we never fell in love
Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose we never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall
Just to break my fall
Just to break my fall
Break my fall
Break my fall

All my friends say that of course its gonna get better
Gonna get better
Better better better better
Better better better

I never love nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting by heart truly
I got lost
In the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind
All this music
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart

I hear in my mind all of these voices
I hear in my mind all of these words
I hear in my mind all of this music

Breaks my Heart
Breaks my heart

Sunday, January 31, 2016

#5 Comes And Goes (In Waves)


美国加州圣地亚哥的音乐唱作人Greg Laswell在08年有张专辑

“Alto Nido”在西班牙语中为“荫蔽处”,其专辑名字意思为“走在寻找安乐窝的路上”。

关于Greg Laswell与专辑里的第四首歌:

#I’m writing it to all my friends and family who all had a really difficult year in 2007 for some strange reason. I kind of wanted to write a song to them to let them know it’s going to be OK.#


Comes and Goes (In Waves), by Greg Laswell:

This one's for the lonely, the one's that seek and find
Only to be let down time after time
This one's for the torn down, the experts at the fall
Come on friends, get up now, you're not alone at all

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves

This one's for the faithless, the ones that are surprised
They're only where they are now regardless of their fight
This one's for believing if only for it's sake
Come on friends get up now love is to be made

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why I try

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones who think they can

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why, why I try

Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Sunday, January 10, 2016

#4 To Know Him Is To Love Him


前阵子坐长途飞机时看了部以英国已故歌手Amy Winehouse生平为题材的紀錄片電影,叙述她在感情漩涡中的挣扎,身陷毒瘾和酒瘾,以及如何与恶魔抗争走出困局,从成名至坠落的故事。

她曾经酗酒后上台无法演出,被倒喝彩,导致表演被终止。就算如此,无法否认她是个多么有天赋的歌手,招牌的蜂巢发型、猫眼妆与纹身、我行我素的创作风格,一开口唱就让人陶醉在她那独特口音与天生沧桑的声线,如黑洞的吞噬,让人无法自拔。

可惜爱情、酒精与毒癮,摧毀了她的人生,就在27岁那年(23.07.2011),她因酒精中毒而在家中死亡,結束了短暫的一生。就如香港「盛夏艺术祭」写的影片简介:「名字里有酒,声音醉人,却比任何人都先醉倒,死于酒精中毒。」

猝死前的那個晚上她忽然感怀对保镖(Andrew Morris)说:

「If I could give it back just to walk down that street with no hassle, I would.」

世界始终不明白。

片末Tony Bennett那句:

「I would have said to her, slow down. Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough.」

让人为她传奇而短暂的一生,更觉得惋惜。

放慢腳步走下去,生活自会让你懂得怎样好好地活下去。

她戒不掉的瘾,留下世界与我戒不掉的她。
一首她翻唱也没有正式收录在专辑里的歌:


To Know Him Is To Love Him, by Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011)
(Originally by The Teddy Bears):  

To know, know, know him 
Is to love, love, love him
Just to see that smile, 
Makes my life worthwhile

To know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
And I do, I do, I do 

Oh, I'll be good to him, 
I'll bring joy to him
Oh, everyone says 
There'll come a day 
When I'll walk alongside of him
To know him is to love, love, love him
And I do, I really do, I do

Why can't he see, 
How blind can he be
Someday he'll see 
That he was meant for me

Oh oh, to know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
Just to see that smile, 
Oh, it makes my life worthwhile
To know, know, know him
Is to love, love, love him
And I do, I really do, and I do.