Both Sides, Now

因為JY的關係,我跟著認識也喜歡上他很愛的一位歌手Joni Mitchell。這位音樂帶有濃厚民謠氣息的歌手誕生於1943年的加拿大,再過兩天就是她的生日呢!

能寫能唱的Joni Mitchell最受大眾歡迎的一首歌,應該就是「Both Sides, Now」了。這首歌,也曾出現在我很愛的一部電影電影「Love Actually」中。
Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at cloud that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost but something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose, and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

第一部影片,是27歲時Joni Mitchell的現場演唱,聲音清亮無暇。第二部影片,則是30年後她的演唱。在經過人生歷練後娓娓唱出「Both Sides, Now」,更加打動人心。旋律簡單但歌詞極富深意,在人生不同階段聆聽,總會有新的領悟。對於現在的我來說,見過什麼的兩面了呢?是台灣、美國還是科學呢?可以確定的是,I really don't know life at all。

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At 11/06/2010 03:19:00 下午, Anonymous nanamon said...


At 11/06/2010 11:09:00 下午, Anonymous MochiMa said...

電影Love Actually裡頭由Emma Thompson演出的角色也很喜歡這位歌手,電影裡後來播放的就是這一首歌! 我很喜歡她的聲音,有動人心弦的地方!

At 11/08/2010 02:52:00 下午, Blogger Euphtw said...

To Nanamon,

To MochiMa,
嗯,我記得這一段。只是so sad......

At 12/01/2010 08:24:00 下午, Anonymous Fasheng said...

年紀大了就會憶舊,這首歌讓我想起年少讀書時,really touch my heart.

At 12/02/2010 04:52:00 下午, Blogger Euphtw said...




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