Monday, July 27, 2009

【MJ】Man In The Mirror─當我需要一點正面能量的時候


當我需要一點正面能量的時候,當那些大聲疾呼的口號法則都失去效用的時候,就聽音樂吧。最近寡不敵眾,一個人很慘澹的在收拾我的萬年二手倉庫,一方面與家人展開「保護區自治」大作戰,一方面也小小陷入回憶的泥沼...自然也翻出不少陳年家當,像是我當年與哥哥合資買的Michael的BAD與Dangerous的卡帶。

這首Man In The Mirror 收錄在MJ1987年的專輯BAD裡,是他繼We are the world之後的第二首勸世金曲,也是1992年Dangerous世界巡迴演唱會的必唱謝幕歌曲。不同於We are the world的大拜拜式的歡樂合唱,Man In The Mirror 曲風輕快又充滿希望,節奏給人一種踏實篤定感,但它的歌詞卻又精準的讓人想哭,真的很複雜阿!這首歌的作者,也是長年擔任MJ首席合音的Siedah Garrett小姐的創作,她同時也是MJ另一首合唱金曲I Just Can't Stop Loving You的作者,兩人總是在演唱會合唱該曲並摸來摸去XD,最後搞個浪漫消失的戲碼也是經典畫面。

《Man In The Mirror》
I'M GONNA MAKE A CHANGE FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
IT'S GONNA FEEL REAL GOOD GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE
GONNA MAKE IT RIGHT

AS I TURN UP THE COLLAR ON MY FAVORITE WINTER COAT
THIS WIND IS BLOWIN' MY MIND
I SEE THE KIDS IN THE STREET WITH NOT ENOUGH TO EAT
WHO AM I TO BE BLIND
PRENDING NOT TO SEE THEIR NEEDS
A SUMMER'S DISREGARD A BROKEN BOOTLE TOP
AND A ONE MAN'S SOUL
THEY FOLLOW EACH OTHER ON THE WIND YA KNOW
CAUSE THEY GOT NOWHERE TO GO
THAT'S WHY I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I'M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
I'M ASKING HIM TO CHANGE HIS WAYS
AND NO MESSAGE COULD HAVE BEEN ANY CLEARER
IF YOU WANNA MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND THEN MAKE A CHANGE

I'VE BEEN A VICTIM OF A SELFISH KIND OF LOVE
IT'S TIME THAT I REALIZE
THAT THERE ARE SOME WITH NO HOME NOT A NICKET TO LOAN
COULD IT BE REALLY ME
PRETENDING THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE
A WILLOW DEEPLY SCARRED SOMEBODY'S BROKEN HEART
AND A WASHED OUT DREAM
THEY FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF THE WIND YA SEE
CAUSE THEY GOT NO PLACE TO BE
THAT'S WHY I'M STARTING WITH ME
I'M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
I'M ASKING HIM TO CHANGE HIS WAY
AND NO MESSAGE COULD HAVE BEEN ANY CLEARER
IF YOU WANNA MAKE THE WOULD A BETTER PLACE
TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND THEN MAKE A CHANGE!!

不管何時聽,我的心情都跟那些歌迷一樣激動!Keep Michaeling!!

2 comments:

Kate Lee said...

太經典了...Q _ Q

狡兔四四 said...

每次聽到都很想哭!Q_Q