If you rescue me… after hours

scienceofsleep

心血來潮拿出 DVD 重看上映時十分喜歡的 The Science of Sleep《戀愛夢遊中》。

主角 Stephane 他在父親死後一個人在墨西哥無親無故,與父親離異已久,長居法國的母親勸服他到法國,並替他找了工作。但刻版的工作與他原先預期的相去甚遠,於是他就沉醉在自己的幻想世界中,天馬行空。這時,他遇上鄰居 Stephanie,原來她也愛幻想,也是唯一一個相信他那些奇怪發明的人。有人覺得本片沒有結局,不算完整,但我覺得應該要當這電影是一個寓言,不需要深究情節的起承轉合,看到結局就會滿意得多。

正如很多自己喜歡的電影一樣,每一次重看都會發現一些之前從來沒有留意的細節。今次,我就特別留意到裡面插曲 If You Rescue Me :

If you rescue me, I’ll be your friend forever,
Let me in your bed, I’ll keep you warm in winter,
All the kitties are playing and they’re having such fun,
I wish it could happen to me,
But if you rescue me, I’ll never have to be alone again.

Oh the cars drive so fast and the people are mean,
and sometimes it’s hard to find food,
let me into your room, I’ll keep you warm and amused,
all the things we can do in the rain.

If you rescue me, I’ll be your friend forever,
Let me in your bed, I’ll keep you warm in winter,
Oh someday I know, someone will look into my eyes and say,
“Hello, you’re my very special kitten,”
So if you rescue me, I’ll never have to be alone again.

當年沒有特別留意,但細心聽著歌詞,才發覺是關於一隻貓希望有主人收留牠的心聲。難怪演員們都穿上貓服登場演唱。

不過,這首歌的旋律很熟悉,應該是一首老歌填上新詞。找了一會,知道原曲是 Velvet Underground 的 After Hours:

可能因為這是人的故事,歌詞寫得更「到」。

If you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the sunshine out, and say hello to never
All the people are dancing and they’re having such fun,
I wish it could happen to me

But if you close the door, I’d never have to see the day again

If you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the wine-glass out, and drink a toast to never
Oh, someday I know someone will look into my eyes and say,
“Hello you’re my very special one”

But if you close the door, I’d never have to see the day again

Dark party bars, shiny Cadillac cars
and the people on subways and trains
Looking gray in the rain, as they stand disarrayed
oh, but people look well in the dark

And if you close the door, the night could last forever
Leave the sunshine out, and say hello to never
All the people are dancing, and they’re having such fun,
I wish it could happen to me,
Cause if you close the door, I’d never have to see the day again
I’d never have to see the day again, once more
I’d never have to see the day again

One Comment Add yours

  1. Stannum says:

    剛剛才發覺導演 Michel Gondry 的新作 Mood Indigo (戀愛幻遊) 會於本週在香港上映,有 Romain Duris 和 Audrey Tautou ! 看了預告片,發覺風格跟 The Science of Sleep 有點相似,不過澳洲要到九月份才會上映。

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