你岂能说寂寞?--《伦敦街道》

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这几天夜里我们家飘扬着《伦敦街道》这首歌。我非常喜欢那个吉他plucking,简单又纯朴,最棒的还是歌词,那样沧桑、寂寥。这样的歌,行驶蜿蜒路上时听最有味道。

在歌声中,我抬头对老大说:“你知道吗,从前妈咪就是听到你爸爸用吉他弹唱这首歌,然后心折的。”---不然,你爸爸那个样貌,我会看得上么?---后面是心底话,不能说出口。

先生在CD店找到一些碟,里面有儿子们从动画片里听到的老歌,如《You got a friend---老幺一听到,马上吩咐大家暂停动作留意,脸上笑嘻嘻的,开心得很。他记得《史瑞克4》里史瑞克对驴子唱这首歌。

后来老大居然吵着爸爸要学吉他。老大声明他只喜欢听英语歌曲,而且是英语老歌,如ABBA、迈克杰孙(几时他们已经变老歌了?我还会意不过来。迈克可是迪斯科的金曲呀---哦,现在的猴孙子不跳迪斯科,只忙着摇头?)。儿子主动要学东西,真是太阳从西边升起。

听着他们随唱机唱《Cotton field》,死板板的音调,笑死我。这首是碟里他们最喜欢的乡村歌曲。

伦敦我去过,怎么没碰见这种老人?他们在哪里寂寞着?

歌曲:Streets Of London

歌手:Ralph Mctell

Have you seen the old man

In the closed down market

Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes

In his eyes you see no pride

Hands held loosely at his side

Yesterday's paper, telling yesterday's news

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

I'll show you something

To make you change your mind

Have you seen the old girl

Who walks the streets of London

Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags

She's no time for talking

She just keeps right on walking

Carrying her home in two carrier bags

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

I'll show you something

To make you change your mind

In the old night cafe at a quarter past eleven

The same old man sitting there on his own

Looking at the world over the rim of his teacup

Each tea lasts an hour, and he wanders home alone

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

I'll show you something

To make you change your mind

Have you seen the old man

Outside the seaman's mission

Memory fading with the minor ribands that he wears

In our winter city the rain cries little pity

For one more forgotten hero

And a world which doesn't care

别以为只有弹钢琴可以耍帅,抱着木吉他plucking的男生,也是魅力无边,看在女的眼里都忍不住眼睛发亮。

Comments

  1. country是我除了jazz和bossa nova之後最喜歡的音樂形態。 真是好聽啊。
    maileng姨可以去youtube Alan Jackson的 ,歌曲不但很好聽,像maileng姨這樣結婚已經有一段時間的看了歌詞應該會有共鳴。

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  2. 歌曲名字不見了,是alan jackson的remember when

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  3. 玫瑰,我去看了remember when,是吉他的基本课哦。大学时我学过几天吉他,手指受不了疼,放弃了。很逊。

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  4. 对吉他的旋律情有独钟,不管民谣、摇滚、雷鬼或蓝调,吉他在手就是一种态度。想当年谁不想学吉他泡妞,我还想背着吉他去流浪呢,可惜没有这种机遇~~~~:(

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  5. 普普,那嫂夫人是如何被你拷來的?
    大概是你的外表嗎?

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  6. 话说我哥哥也是因为学吉他钓到女朋友的……
    是不是有艺术细胞的男生特别吸引女生?

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  7. 小桥,如果抱着吉他,但是像李宗盛怎办?两段婚姻都留不住。呵呵。

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  8. maileng姨,你这样说话可不好哦~~~小心来个李大师第二告你。再说你这可是什么话嘛……
    其一、长得像李宗盛却有两段婚姻,你怎么可以看不起他?
    其二、我们女生不像男生般肤浅,光看外表有何用,口袋满满比较重要不是吗?
    :-P

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  9. 小桥,我很早前就瞧他不顺眼。财大气粗的男人,老了没学好谦虚,果真出来丢人了。

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  10. 好一句财大气粗……男人!!!何止“气”粗,口也很粗———粗口一大堆!
    不粗会变成女人咩?!!

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