2009年4月13日星期一

Windflowers

Windflowers
是美國歌手兼作曲人 Dan Seals 所作的名曲,
由Seals and Crofts 灌成唱片,
(Jim Seals 和Dash Crofts)
Dan Seals是Jim Seals的弟弟,
因喜歡Beatles, 而且喜用英國口音說話,
所以有England Dan 的花名。
這首七十年代的歌在香港和台湾都非常流行,
但非常奇怪, 在西方網頁中, 包括Google, wiki 和youtube
都很難找到相關資科。
我只能猜想是當年Windflowers 被指是暗示罌粟花,
故西方電台都避免播出, 所以不流行, 也少人談論。

(如各位網友收藏了這原版唱片或有多一些资料, 可否供諸同好?)

在西方windflower是希臘神話愛神維納斯的傳說,
愛神維納斯一直愛慕山中打獵的美少年,
而他卻在一次與野獸撕鬥中不幸喪命,
維納斯為此天天以淚洗面,
最後雙眼竟流出了血來,泣血滴落在花瓣上,
隨風飄散。

Windflowers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujetLp0lwGw

Windflowers .
my father told me not to go near them.
He said he feared them always .
and he told me that they carried him away
Windflowers, Beautiful windflowers
I couldn't wait to touch them,
to smell them I held them closely.
And now I cannot break away.
Their sweet bouquet disappearsl
ike the vapor in the desert.
So take a warning, son.
Windflowers . Ancient windflowers.
Their beauty captures every young dreamer who lingers near them.
But ancient windflowers,
I love you.
Windflowers,
my father told me not to go near them.
He feared them always,
said they carried him away.
Windflowers, I couldn't wait to touch them,
to smell them, I held them closely.
Now, I cannot break away.
Their sweet bouquet disappears
Like the vapor in the desert.
Take a warning, son.
Windflowers,
their beauty captures every young dreamer who lingers near them .
Ancient windflowers, I love you.


Seals & Crofts " Summer Breeze" 1972
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BthCLLO-PY0&feature=related

Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5b65hociXU




Seals 兄弟和Dash Crofts是Baha'i Faith教徙
巴哈伊教(巴哈伊信仰,舊譯大同教)立教於十九世紀的波斯(伊朗),
現有遍布200多個國家逾600萬信徒。
巴哈伊教創始人為伊朗人巴哈歐拉(Bahá'u'lláh),
意為「上帝之榮耀」,由此產生巴哈伊教的教名。
根據巴哈伊的教訓,宗教的歷史是神差遣先知,
對人類進行教化的進化過程。
神派遣列代聖使亞伯拉罕、摩西、佛陀、瑣羅亞斯德、
耶穌基督、穆罕默德和巴孛。
巴哈歐拉是其中最新的一位。
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B7%B4%E5%93%88%E4%BC%8A%E6%95%99
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