2009年12月2日星期三

gilbert o'sullivans

Gilbert O'Sullivan 原名Raymond Edward O'Sullivan,
1946年生於愛爾蘭, 是1970年代著歌手及作曲家,
兩首著名作品Alone Again和 Clair在歐洲和美國都有好成績,
這兩首意識不良的歌曲反影了那年代西方的反社會心態正在萌芽。

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again
描寫一個双親去世的人,因孤寂而有自殺的念頭


Oh in a little while from now
if I'm not feeling anyless sour
I promise myself to treat myself
and visit a nearby tower
and climbing to the top
will throw myself off
in an effort to make it clear
to whoever what it's like when you're shattered
left standing in the lurch at a church
where people saying 'my god
that's tough she's stood him up
no point in us remainig
we may as well go home'
as I did on my own
alone again naturally.

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerrful
bright and gay
looking forward to well who wouldn't do
the role I was about to play
but as if to knock me down
reality came around
and without so much
as a mere touch
cut me into little pieces
leaving me to doubt talk about
god in his mercy who if
he really does exist
why did he desert me in my hour of need
I truly am indeed
alone again naturally.

It seems to me that there are more hearts
broken in the world that can't be mended
left unattended what do we do what do we do
alone again naturally.

Now looking back over the years
and whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
never wishing to hide the tears
and at sixty-five years old
my mother
God rest her soul
couldn't understand why
the only man she had ever loved had been taken
so badly broken despite
encouragemant from me no words were ever spoken
and when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
alone again naturally.

Claire


Clair
The moment I met you, I swear.
I felt as if something, somewhere,
Had happened to me,
which I couldn't see.
And then, the moment I met you, again.
I knew in my heart
that we were friends.
It had to be so,
it couldn't be no.
But try as hard as I might do,
I don't know why.
You get to me in a way
I can't describe.
Words mean so little
when you look up and smile.
I don't care what people say,
to me you're more than a child
Oh, Clair.
Clair

Clair
If ever a moment so rare
Was captured for all to compare.
That moment is you
in all that you do.
But why in spite of our
age difference do I cry.
Each time I leave you
I feel I could die.
Nothing means more to me
than hearing you say,
"I'm going to marry you.
Will you marry me, Uncle Ray?
Oh, Clair.
Clair

Clair
I've told you before
"Don't you dare!"
"Get back into bed."
"Can't you see that it's late."
"No you can't have a drink."
"Oh all right then,
but wait just a minute."
While I, in an effort to babysit,
catch up on my breath,
What there is left of it.
You can be murder
at this hour of the day.
But in the morning the sun
will see my lifetime away.
Oh, Clair
Clair
Oh, Clair


Happiness is me and you



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