Inner Universe

这两天猛听GITS: S.A.C.的OST。。。


其实开始看S.A.C.的时候就觉得OP和ED很好听。这两首风格迥异的作品都是出自才女菅野よう子(Yoko Kanno)之手,片头的那首“Inner Universe”是和在日本发展的俄罗斯籍歌手Origa合作的,Origa的音域十分宽广,用俄语和英语交织唱出的如天籁般的诗句——背景则是菅野急速有力的电声配器,两种乍听不搭界的效果配合起来确实天衣无缝,难怪老外的GITS fans说:Yuko Kanno + Origa = Awesome。

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ED则是和美籍的Scott Matthew,这首歌从歌词,一听就知道是草薙素子的theme,“She’s so cold and human… And is she really human? She’s just so something new, A waking lithium flower just about to bloom…” 菅野使用较慢速的配乐,颇具黑人音乐特色的旋律配合Scott Matthew低沉的声线,与素子的style十分吻合,也属于很耐听的歌。

Lithium Flower

From the album “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T”

Lyrics : Tim Jensen
Music : Yoko Kanno
Arrangement : Yoko Kanno
Vocal : Scott Matthew

She’s so cold and human
It’s something humans do
She stays so golden solo
She’s so number nine
She’s incredible math
Just incredible math

And is she really human?
She’s just so something new
A waking lithium flower
Just about to bloom
I smell lithium now
Smelling lithium now

How is she when she doesn’t surf?
How is she when she doesn’t surf?
How is she when she doesn’t surf?
I wonder what she does when she wakes up?
When she wakes up

So matador
So calm
So oil on a fire
She’s so good
She’s so goddess lithium flower
So sonic wave
Yeah, she’s so groove, yeah
She’s so groove
Yeah

Wow, where did she learn how to surf?
Wow, where did she learn how to surf?
Wow, where did she learn how to surf?
You know I’ve never seen the girl wipe out

How does she so perfectly surf?
How does she so perfectly surf?
How does she so perfectly surf?
I wonder what she does when she wakes up?

I wanna go surfing with her
I wanna go surfing with her
I wanna go surfing with her
I wanna go surfing with her

Inner Universe

From the album “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T”

Lyrics : Origa/Shanty Snyder
Music : Yoko Kanno
Arrangement : Yoko Kanno
Vocal : Origa

这首歌比较麻烦,因为是俄文和英文混杂的歌词。。。所以这里收了俄文、英文(其中俄文用拉丁字母拼出)、日文翻译和英文翻译四个版本的歌词(-_-bbbb)——这些歌词均转自:http://users.skynet.be/roxfan/lyrics/gits/,是我见到最准确的版本。

[Original Russian]
Ангелы и демоны кружили надо мной
Рассекали тернии и млечные пути
Не знает счастья только тот,
Кто его зова понять не смог…

I am Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
Собой остаться дольше…

Stand alone… Where was life when it had a meaning…
Stand alone… Nothing’s real anymore and…

…Бесконечный бег…
Пока жива я могу стараться на лету не упасть,
Не разучиться мечтать…любить…
…Бесконечный бег…

Calling Calling, For the place of knowing
There’s more that what can be linked
Calling Calling, Never will I look away
For what life has left for me
Yearning Yearning, for what’s left of loving

Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling…
Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing…
Собой остаться дольше…

[English w/ Transliterated Russian]
Angely i demony kruzhili nado mnoj
Rassekali ternii i mlechnye puti
Ne znaet schast’ya tol’ko tot,
Kto ego zova ponyat’ ne smog…

I am Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
Soboj ostat’sya dol’she…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
Soboj ostat’sya dol’she…

Stand alone… Where was life when it had a meaning…
Stand alone… Nothing’s real anymore and…

…Beskonechnyj beg…
Poka zhiva ya mogu starat’sya na letu ne upast’,
Ne razuchit’sya mechtat’…lyubit’…
…Beskonechnyj beg…

Calling Calling, For the place of knowing
There’s more that what can be linked
Calling Calling, Never will I look away
For what life has left for me
Yearning Yearning, for what’s left of loving

Soboj ostat’sya dol’she…
Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
Soboj ostat’sya dol’she…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
Soboj ostat’sya dol’she…

[Japanese]
天使と悪魔が頭上を飛び回り
星のイバラの道と銀河が交差した
幸せを知らないのは
幸せの呼びかけを理解できない人だけ

よんでいる魂 内なる声が響く
ずっと自分であり続けること
よんでいる深く求める場所から 内なる声が響く
ずっと自分であり続けること

一入立って思う、「生きることに、意味があったのは、いつ?」
ここに立って思う、「本物も本当も、もう存在しない。」

果てしなく走り続ける
生きてゆくかぎり
わたしにできるのは
落ちないで飛び続けること
夢見ること、愛することを忘れないこと

よんでいる 巡る情報より大切なことが分かる場所
よんでいる この生が残してくれたものから、けして目をそらさない
あこがれて…残された愛に希望を…
内なる声が響く ずっと自分であり続けること
よんでいる魂
内なる声が響く ずっと目分であり続けること
よんでいる 深く求める場所、
果てしなく走り続けて

[English]
Angels and demons were circling above me
Swishing through the hardships and milky ways
The only one who doesn’t know the happiness
is the one who couldn’t understand his call

I am Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
To stay myself longer…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
To stay myself longer…

Stand alone… Where was life when it had a meaning…
Stand alone… Nothing’s real anymore and…

…Endless run…
While I’m alive, I can try not to fall while flying,
Not to forget how to dream… how to love
…Endless run…

Calling Calling, For the place of knowing
There’s more that what can be linked
Calling Calling, Never will I look away
For what life has left for me
Yearning Yearning, for what’s left of loving

To stay myself longer…
Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
To stay myself longer…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
To stay myself longer…

4 Comments

  1. Alex Ang

    Dear Neo,

    Thank you for all the information, I’m a busy man but I always like to listen to “New Age” kind of music,

    You’ve help me a lot in looking for the information on “Inner Universe”

    Once again, thank you…

    Alex,

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