Monday, November 15, 2010

Ani DiFranco - You Had Time

Ani DiFranco - You Had Time






a very comforting song

歌詞很美

有一種"接住"的感覺



很神奇的是歌詞氣氛的轉變



"how can I go home

with nothing to say

I know you're going to look at me that way

and say what did you do out there

and what did you decide

you said you needed time

and you had time"



從開頭的責問

到最後的溫暖



同樣的歌詞 味道卻旋然改變

令人吃驚

留下心中甘甜的餘韻







我試著解釋歌詞



"you had time"這句話有兩面意思

一種是說 "你有過時間"

第二種是 "你經歷了難過的時光"



"a bull in a china shop"是句俚語

形容的是"在瓷器店內的公牛"

想像一頭噴著鼻息 怒氣沖沖的公牛闖進擺滿精緻瓷器的店裡


猜這首歌寫的是這歌手實際的經歷
在舞台上表演 大家都很瘋狂地喜愛
但下台後一身疲憊 還煩惱前一天跟他嚴重得吵架

頭腦一片空白




"my fingers are sore

and my voice is too"

形容得好好 好真實


接著是開始改變的第四段
"horribly"這個字用得真好 好真切

用中文無法翻譯出來


他說"給我提吧,把那給我."

於是

開車在回家的路上
這情境描寫得多好



想像那車窗外出去是一片寧靜的天空和雲朵






最後
回到開頭的第一段



"you had time"

你說需要時間
我了解
我了解






這首歌多麼的溫柔

我想了解

和學習









ANI DIFRANCO
-- "You Had Time"



how can I go home

with nothing to say

I know you're going to look at me that way

and say what did you do out there

and what did you decide

you said you needed time

and you had time



you are a china shop

and I am a bull

you are really good food

and I am full

I guess everything is timing

I guess everything's been said

so I am coming home with an empty head



you'll say did they love you or what

I'll say they love what I do

the only one who really loves me is you

and you'll say girl did you kick some butt

and I'll say I don't really remember

but my fingers are sore

and my voice is too



you'll say it's really good to see you

you'll say I missed you horribly

you'll say let me carry that

give that to me

and you will take the heavy stuff

and you will drive the car

and I'll look out the window making jokes

about the way things are



how can I go home

with nothing to say

I know you're going to look at me that way

and say what did you do out there

and what did you decide

you said you needed time

and you had time



from

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/anidifranco/youhadtime.html

1 comment:

  1. 這首歌的音樂很妙

    會讓我專注在聽旋律~XD

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