2007年4月14日星期六

How To Save A Life

从昨天晚上确认那件事开始,这首歌就如同病毒一样入侵了我的大脑。只要一有空,它就在我耳边喋喋不休:

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

奇怪的是,这歌要表达的内容和我昨天确认的事貌似没什么关系。

这件事突然却又很自然就发生了。我的反应也和我曾经想像过的一样。

叹口气,这样也好,清醒点了。老天很及时地下了场雨,于是下午的计划也有更好的理由泡汤了。

那是再正常不过的事情,只是我一直沉在自己的梦里而已。



歌曲的含义,维基百科上有解释(原出处被盾,所以这里是Answers.com 的引用):

According to lead singer and songwriter Isaac Slade, the song was composed and influenced by his experience while working as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens:

“One of the kids I was paired up with was a musician. Here I was, a protected suburbanite, and he was just 17 and had all these problems. And no one could write a manual on how to save him. ”

Slade claims that the song is about all of the people that tried to reach out to the boy but were unsuccessful. As Slade says in an interview, his friends and family approached him by saying, "Quit [the problem behavior] or I won't talk to you again," but all he needed was some support.

The verses of the song describe an attempt by an adult to confront a troubled teen. In the chorus, the singer laments that he himself was unable to save a friend because he did not know how.

唔……果然和我的事情没啥大的关系。小的关系倒是有一点……

歌词:

Artist: The Fray
Album: How To Save A Life
Year: 2005
Title: How To Save A Life

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through

Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence

Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed

He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

又太晚了,明天还得上班。于是周末又这样过去了。
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