似曾相識的女性自覺好歌 – 「I’ve Never Been To Me」

by Vince
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Charlene的「I’ve Never Been To Me」這首歌,我相信大家都聽過,甚至聽過很多人的翻唱,旋律也真的動人雋永,但是可能很少人會去注意到,它的歌詞寫些什麼⁉

我也是以上的普普聽眾之一,小時候聽到就是單純覺得好好聽的歌,直到幾年前有人介紹這首歌,才發現到這首歌富有這麼多的人生哲理,聽起來更是增添許多韻味…

先不論它的歌詞論點是否對或錯,值不值得我們去效仿,但我欣賞這種寓教於樂的創作,把自己的個人觀點放入歌詞裡,談到自省、談到社會、談到更多更廣的範圍,它更是能展現自我的搖滾樂包容前進精神,而不太過於限縮在男女情愛面的糾纏。

Hey lady, you lady

Cursing at your life

You’re a discontented mother

And a regimented wife

I ‘ve no doubt

You dream about the things you’ll never do

But I wish someone had a talk to me like I wanna talk to you

Ooh, I’ve been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run

Took the hand of a preacher man

And we made love in the sun

But I ran out of places and friendly faces

Because I had to be free

I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me…

Please lady please lady

Don’t just walk away

‘Cause I have this need to tell you

Why I’m all alone today

I can see so much of me

Still living in your eyes

Won’t you share a part

Of a weary heart that has lived a million lives

Ooh, I’ve been to Nice and the Isle of Greece

When I sipped champagne on a yacht

I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo

And showed them what I’ve got

I’ve been undressed by kings

And I’ve seen some things that a woman ain’t s’posed to see

I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me…

Hey, you know what paradise is?

It’s a lie

A fantasy we created about people and places

As we like them to be

But you know what truth is?

It’s that little baby you’re holding

And it’s that man you fought with this morning

The same one you are gonna make love to tonight

That’s truth that’s love

Sometimes I’ve been to crying for unborn children

That might have made me complete

But I, I took the sweet life

I never knew I’d be bitter from the sweet

I spent my life exploring

The subtle whoring

That costs too much to be free

Hey lady I’ve been to paradise

But I’ve never been to me…

I’ve been to paradise – never been to me

(I’ve been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)

I’ve been to paradise – never been to me

(I’ve been to Nice and the isle of Greece

While I sipped champagne on a yacht)

I’ve been to paradise – never been to me

我連天堂都去過了,但我還沒找到自己….

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