有些事,只能一个人做

Furr-Blitzen Trapper
曲名:Furr
艺人:Blitzen Trapper
专辑:Furr
年代:2008
风格:民谣,独立摇滚
介绍:来自美国Portland的Blitzen Trapper出自于著名的独立厂牌Sub Pop Records。《Furr》专辑在滚石2008年最佳唱片中获得了第13名的好成绩,同名单曲“Furr”在年度最佳单曲排名中获得了第4名的佳绩。

Blitzen Trapper的这张《Furr》,展示了一个男人的多种性格,狂暴如火也好,兴高采烈也好,柔情似水也罢,不一样的心境,出不一样的感触,你都能在这张妙趣横生的专辑中找到,每一首歌都是独具特色,层出不穷变化,尽显一个“真”字。Alt-country、Indie Rock、Folk、Experimental 的巧妙搭配,动静自如,烈似酒,柔似水,表现的如此深刻,别有一番风味。同名主打歌“Furr”一听就让人喜欢,木吉他贯穿全曲,口琴搭配,还时不时地传来远处的狼嚎声,浓浓的country味道尽展无疑,让人想起了M. Ward,虽然风格不同,但他们的歌都会让人有在听故事的感觉,他们都会通过自己的音乐表达一些略有哲学性的思想。

展开歌词


Yeah, when I was only 17,
I could hear the angels whispering
So I droned into the words and wandered aimlessly about
Until I heard my mother shouting through the fog
It turned out to be the howling of a dog
Or a wolf to be exact, the sound sent shivers down my back
But I was drawn into the pack and before long
They allowed me to join in and sing their song
So from the cliffs and highest hill, yeah
We would gladly get our fill
Howling endlessly and shrilly at the dawn
And I lost the taste for judging right from wrong
For my flesh had turned to fur, yeah
And my thoughts, they surely were
Turned to instinct and obedience to God.

You can wear your fur
like a river on fire
But you better be sure
if you're makin' God a liar
I'm a rattlesnake, Babe,
I'm like fuel on fire
So if you're gonna' get made,
Don't be afraid of what you've learned
On the day that I turned 23,
I was curled up underneath a dogwood tree
When suddenly a girl with skin the color of a pearl
She wandered aimlessly, but she didn't seem to see
She was listenin' for the angels just like me
So I stood and looked about
I brushed the leaves off of my snout
And then I heard my mother shouting through the trees
You should have seen that girl go shaky at the knees
So I took her by the arm
We settled down upon a farm
And raised our children up as gently as you please.

And now my fur has turned to skin
And I've been quickly ushered in
To a world that I confess I do not know
But I still dream of running careless through the snow
An' through the howlin' winds that blow,
Across the ancient distant flow,
It fill our bodies up like water till we know.

You can wear your fur
Like a river on fire
But you better be sure
If you're makin' God a liar
I'm a rattlesnake, Babe,
I'm like fuel on fire
So if you're gonna' get made,
Don't be afraid of what you've learned

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有些事,只能一个人做

文/龙应台

有些事,只能一个人做;有些关,只能一个人过;有些路啊,只能一个人走。人生其实就像一条从宽阔的平原通往森林的路。在平原上,人们可以结伴而行,欢乐地前推后挤、追打嬉嬉戏;一旦进入森林,因为草丛和荆棘挡路,所以各人专心走各人的路,寻找各人的方向。那推推挤挤的群体感情,那无忧无虑无猜忌的同伴深情,在人的一生中也只有少年时期有。离开这个纯洁而明亮的阶段,路其实可能越走越孤独。你将被家庭羁绊,被责任捆绑,被自己的野心套牢,被人生的复杂和矛盾压抑……你往丛林深处走去,愈走愈深,不再有阳光似的伙伴。到了熟透的年龄,即使在人群中,你都可能寂寞无比。你的工作能给你多少自由?走进人生的丛林之后,自由往往要看你被迫花多少时间去闪避道路上的荆棘。

有些青年人追求时尚,不谈政治,实际上就是只关心自己的事情。社会就像一个巨大的开动着的车,总有人在里面自顾自地行乐。所幸的是,总有人探出头来看看这辆车究竟在往哪里跑。

思想需要经验的积累,灵感需要感受的沉淀,最细致的体验需要最宁静、透彻的观照,哪一样可以在忙碌中产生呢?我相信:奔忙,使作家无法写作,使音乐家无法谱曲,使画家无法作画,使学者无法著述;奔忙,是思想家变成名嘴,使名嘴变成娱乐家,是娱乐家变成聒噪小丑。闲暇、逗留,确实是创造力的有机土壤,不可或缺。

我其实也在诚实地问自己,思考了之后我自己觉得:天啊,如果我的孩子能够平安而且快乐,不管杰出不杰出,我都已经很感激了。所谓的“成功”好像真的不重要。事实上,这种情形已经发生了。我的很多台北、香港的朋友,他们的孩子在哈佛、剑桥读书,都很优秀,而我的儿子还在寻找人生的意义和方向,且并不以“杰出”作为人生志向。以“不能输在起跑线上”的逻辑来说,他已经差一大截了。但是那一次的“阳台夜话”后,我整理了自己的思绪。是的,我可以接受我的孩子“平庸”,重要的是他们要能在自己的人生里找到意义。

人本是散落的珍珠,随地乱滚,文化就是那根柔弱又坚韧的细线,将珠子串起来成为社会。当社会不再依赖皇权或神权来巩固它的底座时,文化、历史就是社会最重要的黏合剂。

一个社会特立独行的人越多,天分、才气、道德、勇气就越多。

每个时代都有思考和不思考的人。

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