Music & Lyrics 曲與詞的比喻

零七年第一齣戲是甜甜的 The Holiday ,豬年看的第一齣,也應該承接著同一種味道吧?Music & Lyrics ,如果喜歡看愛情片的應該一定會喜歡了。最初幾分鐘 Hugh Grant 的八十年代歌手造型,以及原始 MV 手法,對那個時代成長的我們,實在勾起了很多回憶。電影中 Hugh Grant 飾演的過氣歌手,淪落到要做一些例如87年畢業生二十週年聚會之類的懷舊表演。二十年,實在晃眼間就過去了。電影橋段非常簡單,這裡不說了,不過,印象最深的是 Drew Barrymore 打的比喻,說旋律就像情人的外表,乍看就已經立即吸引人,引起性趣;但歌詞卻像情人的內涵,要慢慢細味,才能了解;兩樣要配合得好,才是好歌,好情人。 這個比喻,無論以歌喻人還是以人喻歌,都十分貼切,簡單,卻,到肉。

當然,還有令我衝進戲院對面唱片店找 Soundtrack 的主題曲 Way Back into Love

歌詞:

Way Back into Love

I’ve been living with a shadow overhead
I’ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I’ve been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can’t seem to move on

I’ve been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need em again someday
I’ve been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
Oh, oh, oh

I’ve been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I’ve been searching but I just don’t see the signs
I know that it’s out there
There’s got to be something for my soul somewhere

I’ve been looking for someone to shed some light
Not somebody just to get me through the night
I could use some direction
And I’m open to your suggestions

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess I’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end
Oh, oh, oh

There are moments when I don’t know if it’s real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart to you
I’m hoping you’ll show me what to do
And if you help me to start again
You know that I’ll be there for you in the end
Oh, oh, oh

當然,還有 Hugh Grant 戲中自彈自唱的 Don’t Write Me off ,正!(警告:未看電影勿 click!)

Don’t Write Me Off

It’s never been easy for me
To find words that go along with a melody
But this time there’s actually something on my mind
So please forgive these few brief awkward lines

Since I met you my whole life has changed
It’s not just my furniture you’ve re-arranged
I was living in the past but somehow you’ve brought me back
And I haven’t felt like this since before Frankie said relax

And now I know based on my track record
I might not seem like the safest bet
All I’m asking you is
don’t write me off, just yet

For years I’ve been telling myself the same old story
That I’m happy to live off my so-called former glories
But you’ve given me a reason to take another chance
Now I need you despite the fact that you’ve killed all my plants

And now I know that i’ve already blown more chances
then anyone should ever get
All I’m asking you is
don’t write me off, just yet

Don’t write me off, just yet

12 Comments Add yours

  1. axkit says:

    在戲中 don’t write me off 真的勁 ‘lum’ la..

  2. electra says:

    對啊,看完之後真的讓人有立即去買soundtrack 的衝動!特別想要二人合唱簡簡單單的 way back into love demo 版本..

    我看過戲之後當晚就去hmv想要買了,可惜已經賣清了!!看來我過戲後有這樣的想法的大概有很多人吧。

  3. the inner space says:

    Thanks thanks thanks,棧主 “Way Back into Love” 正

    I link to here via 收買佬的 blog….

    now let me search for “dont write me off”

  4. abby says:

    說旋律就像情人的外表,乍看就已經立即吸引人,引起性趣;但歌詞卻像情人的內涵,要慢慢細味,才能了解;兩樣要配合得好,才是好歌,好情人。 這個比喻,無論以歌喻人還是以人喻歌,都十分貼切,簡單,卻,到肉。

    形容得真妙,簡直是金句.等我抄底佢先.

  5. Stannum says:

    Axkit : Don’t write me off 太令人感動了!雖然唱功不是太高水準,但算不錯啦!

    Electra :有呀, demo 版尤其好聽!唱片店的最後一張都給我買了,哈哈哈!你在 blog 寫你身邊人握著你的手,真甜蜜!

    Inner Space :歡迎來訪!你在 Mad Dog 處說找到了,是 Youtube 嗎?

    Abby :真的是金句,可恨是 IMDB 都未有人將對白 quote 出,只能夠憑記憶來翻譯。

  6. the inner space says:

    棧主:

    對! 是在YOUTUBE 找到了,“Don’t write me off ” 看來條片同歌都是由
    電影CUT 出來的。

  7. Green Rabbit says:

    嘩今天剛剛看完此片,真忍不住要留個言,因為已很久很久沒有在戲院笑得那麼開懷了,看來豬年第一部電影沒有選錯。開場那段MTV簡直令我笑到捧腹,還有Hugh Grant那個造型姿態台風,真的好舊(>.

  8. Green Rabbit says:

    咦奇怪…怎麼之前的留言自動刪了一截? 後話是: Hugh Grant那股永恆的甜美幽默氣質,即使老了依舊中看。最歲月催人的反而要數Campbell Scott,想起他演過《Dying Young》,哎唷…

  9. Stannum says:

    Green Rabbit :在你留言之前,我在 Mad dog 的站也提過 Campbell Scott 老得嚇死人。不看 credits 也想不出是他呀!

    留言被刪了一半,應該是誤用了半形箭嘴了。

  10. Green Rabbit says:

    Oh你也發現了? 冇辦法啦大家都係Gen-Xers嘻嘻! 我都足足想了幾分鐘才想起是在“Dying Young”演Julia Roberts bf的男演員,當時只知叫什麼Scott。當我對身旁友人說時佢幾乎唔敢相信:「吓!真架?!」

  11. Stannum says:

    我只覺得他有點面善,只以為是在其他影片見到的甘草演員,完全聯想不到會是 Campbell Scott。看年齡,他還比 Hugh Grant 小一歲呢!

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