空谷中的元素之音

第一次听到《Elemental》专辑中那首与专辑同名的歌,就觉得很爽——层次丰富的器乐,充满磁性和穿透力的歌唱,说不出的舒服,属于我称之为“有洗涤肠胃功效”的音乐。于是认识了Tears for Fears这支颇为异类的“乐队”,打上引号,是因为其实也就是Roland Orzabal一个人而已,当我知道整张专辑所有词曲、每一轨录音(器乐、主唱、和声)全部出自这家伙一人之手(口),真是吓了一跳(原来世界上真的有全才啊)!

这张专辑比较短,一共只有十首歌,但是却花了Roland整整4年来创作——1989那张声明显赫的《Seeds of Love》(那里面的一首“Sowing the Seeds of Love”没听过的人大概不多了)之后,到1993年《Elemental》之前,TFF只出了一张精选集《Tears Roll Down/Greatest Hits》。所以,这十首歌每一首都很优秀,每一首都值得一听再听,听完之后就知道,原来摇滚也可以如此动听,尤其是那种绚丽的的吉他(一如其早期名作“Everybody Want To Rule The World”),犹如意识流小说般的曲名和梦幻般的歌词意境,Roland极具穿透力的歌喉(信不信,Aska就跟这位老兄学了不少)。如果要说有点什么不够完美,那就是Roland的歌词离传世大作的境界还有那么一点点距离(例如SP的《Mellon Collie》),不过此人驾驭电声乐器的能力实在是大牛,也就顾不得歌词那么多了 :D 况且歌词也决非平庸,尤其是在那种亦真亦幻的意境中,颇有独到之处。总之,这个属于不怎么用太多描述的专辑,反正你一听就会喜欢的。


Elemental

This race is already run
Get off your horse, get on this train
” welcome to the real world ”
I said ” welcome to the real world ”
Are we rushing like the wind ?
Naked out and naked in
” welcome to the free world ”
I said ” welcome to the me world ”
Are we rushing like the wind ?

Put your lovin’ arms around

Did you lose your faith in god, no ?
Does your conscience always get you down ?
Fall to pieces, rough and tumble
Does your conscience always get you down ?

These days it’s all the mind
It’s elemental
Don’t say your up when your down
It’s elemental

Put your lovin’ arms around

This your new year’s resolution
Put your lovin’arms around
Nothing doing resolution
Put your lovin’ arms around

Take another leap in the dark
With a humble heart
Do yourself some good
What did you become ?
Patience, be sure
Baby, baby

These days it’s all the mind
It’s elemental
Don’t say your up when your down
It’s elemental

Fish Out Of Water

You always said you were the compassionate one
But now you’re laughing at the sun
With all your high class friends you think you’ve got it made
The only thing you made was that tanned look on your face
With all your cigarettes and fancy cars
You ain’t a clue who or what you are

You’re dreaming your life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water

We used to sit and talk about primal scream
To exorsice our past was our adolescent dream
But now it’s sink or swim since your memory fails
Now in neptune’s kitchen you will be food for killer whales
And on the crucifix his mother made
Hangs one more martyr to the hit parade

You’re dreaming you’re life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water

You’re dreaming you’re life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water

Brian Wilson Said

My life, nothing was easy till now
Hope like the morning will paint the dawn
More than ordinary ( deep down )
Make it more than merry ( deep down )
Take me to the jamboree ( deep down )
And shine a light on me
Draw back the curtains and smile
Everything’s wow !

Girls are ten penny janet, joy and jenny, judy, joan and jackie g
Hear me now i warn you
Girls from california break your heart and set you free
My life

Shame to rely, but i swear it’s the best i can do
Like a flame, like an i with a dot i am not you
Call me guilty i swear i’m a man who can fly ( deep down )
I keep coming back, i’ll get back to you

My life, nothing was easy till now

Article by Neo

互联网架构师,产品设计,创业者,终生游戏迷和音乐迷。

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