星期一, 4月 14, 2008

畫畫話James:嘿!馬,別讓林北去打仗





現在流行馬上就會好!沒想到英倫樂團也刮起馬旋風,沉寂已久的James竟然重回樂壇推出最新專輯《Hey!Ma》遠隔重洋向馬總統表示恭賀之意,不知此舉是否又將引出馬總統其實還有一本英國護照的話題?

James在與本專輯的同名主打歌《Hey!Ma》中,描述英國大兵走著出去碎著回來找媽媽的戰爭慘況,可說是英倫當代版的《媽媽請妳也保重》或是《媽媽請妳毋通痛》。Youtube上已經有人利用戰爭畫面自行剪出該首歌的MV,相當值得一看。



James的長處向來都是聲音高亢而不煽情,亦不穿插一堆編排複雜的樂器,所以本首歌更加令人動容。這首歌透過像極了蔣委員長的主唱Tim Booth之口,發出在地意義之鳴,希望我們的馬總統千萬不要引發爭端,為求任何利益令誠實善良的台灣老百姓捲入戰爭。讓所有阿宅可以在家安安樂樂地打幾發手槍實乃台灣之福!

謹將本作獻給河東獅的心理師037!







Hey Ma

Now the towers have fallen
So much dust in the air
It affected your vision
Couldn't see yourself clear
From the fall came such choices
Even worse than the fall
There's this chain of consequences
Within
Without

Action cause and reaction
Never follows to plan
Black swans on your picnic table
Knocking over the jam
Please don't preach me forgiveness
You're hardwired for revenge
War is just about business
Within
Without

Hey ma the boy's in body bags
Coming home in pieces
Hey ma the boy's in body bags
Coming home in pieces
Hey ma the boy's in body bags
Coming home in pieces
Coming home in pieces

War

The dead live on within us
(In the atoms we trust)
Keep your fingers crossed
We were choking on the smoke and the dust
And the lives that were lost
Scratch the surface of liberals
There's a beast underneath
Others hiding their Jekylls
Within
Without

Hey ma the boy's in body bags
Coming home in pieces
Hey ma the boy's in body bags
Coming home in pieces

War

I can feel the daylight
I can feel the daylight
Raining on me
Raining on me