2008年12月9日星期二

Mecca麥加 / Istanbul伊斯坦堡

Gene Pitney - Mecca


I live on the West side, she lives on the East side of the stree-ee-eet.
And though they say that East is East, and West is West
And never the twain shall meet.
Each morning I face her window, and pray that our love can be.
'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives.Is Mecca
(Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca, Mecca) to me-e-e-e-e-e.
Oh she's my dream goddess, and her ruby lips are so div-i-ine.
And though her folks say we're too young, to know of love.
I worship at her shrine. (Mecca, Mecca)Each morning I face her window,
and pray that our love can be.'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives.Is Mecca (Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca, Mecca) to me-e-e-e-e-e. ---
(Musical Interlude)---
Each morning I face her window, and pray that our love can be.
'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives.
Is Mecca (Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca)

七世紀時伊斯蘭教先知穆罕默德在麥加宣揚伊斯蘭教,
所以成為最神聖的城市, 麥加意為「榮譽的麥加」。
每個有經濟能力的穆斯林在有生之年必須親臨伊斯蘭教的聖城朝聖一次或以上,
故每年十二月中都曾有近300萬人到此朝覲,這是伊斯蘭教的五功之一。


Istanbul not Constantinople


伊斯坦堡Istanbul 是土耳其 Turkey西北部的最大城市,
也是文化金融中心, 位處歐亞兩洲交界,
在羅馬帝國統治其間開始, 使名為君士坦丁堡,
土耳其共和國立國後,在1930年正式將城市名命為
伊斯坦堡或伊斯坦布爾。
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