2009年4月19日星期日

Elton John - Your song

Elton John - Your song 1970



"Your Song"是一首 由Elton John 作由及主唱的歌謠 ballad,
作詞是由其同性伴侶 Bernie Taupin 所作。
歌曲是民歌與爵士樂的合體,
此曲受John Lennon的讚賞,
而Elton John作這曲只用了十分鐘。

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world
I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on
So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

艾頓·莊Elton John,1947出生,原名Reginald Kenneth Dwight,
華文傳媒喜歡戲稱其「樂壇大姑媽」;爵士,英國流行樂手、
作曲家和鋼琴家,是流行音樂史上成功的獨唱歌手。
他在1997年為紀念戴安娜王妃而錄製的Candle in the Wind為人所熟悉。


這首歌原本是獻給瑪麗蓮·夢露,
原版歌詞裡的「Norma Jean」是瑪麗蓮·夢露的本名。

作爲一個同性戀藝人,他浮誇的衣着和舞台演出、
糾纏不清的私生活和他在音樂方面的天分,
使他成為一個音樂史上的傳奇。
他登上樂壇已有近四十年。
1970年代,艾頓是搖滾樂世界的最主要的商業力量,
他的唱片在美國唱片榜上連續七次登上第一位。
他以鋼琴為基礎的音樂,使鋼琴在結他主導的時代得以立足。
他也致力對抗愛滋病,並成立了「埃爾頓·約翰愛滋病基金」。









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