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王菲《冷战》原唱:Tori Amos《Silent All These Years》

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1991年,整个乐坛都在注视着Tori Amos,这位来自北卡罗莱纳的姑娘身材娇小,一头红发是她的重要标志,眉眼长得不算漂亮,但轮廓颇有性格,倔强中透出几分狡黠。人们都在谈论Tori Amos和她的“Little Earthquakes”,并将她与Kate Bush相提并论。

Tori Amos的确与Kate Bush有许多相似之处,她们都是创作型的女歌手,都爱用高亢的假嗓演唱,爱用钢琴伴奏,乐风清丽飘逸。你能很容易在Tori Amos的作品中找到Kate Bush,甚至Joni Mitchell的影响的痕迹。

Tori Amos的成功也与当时另在音乐的盛行有关,她与Bjork、P J Harvey被公认为是90年代最具代表性的3位另类音乐创作女歌手。

TORI AMOS是近几年活跃于另类摇滚乐坛著名的女歌手之一。与PJ HARVEY、LIZ PHAIR、ALANIS MORISSETTE、JILIANA HATFIELD、BJORK、DOLORES O'RIORDAN相比,TORI AMOS的音乐显得更为成熟和自然,同时也不失其桀骜的个性与深刻的内涵。

TORI AMOS原名ELLEN AMOS,1964年出生在美国北卡罗来纳州,后移居马里兰。从13岁到21岁,AMOS在酒吧中弹了8年钢琴。8年后,她把自己的名字改为TORI AMOS,并来到大地市洛杉矾追寻自己的理想--“成为一个摇滚歌手”,她父亲这样说,“她从11岁起就一直嚷着要成为一个摇滚歌手。”

就在这时,发生了一件很不幸的事--AMOS被她多年以来一直很信任的好友强奸了。这事不仅在AMOS的心灵上留下了重创,也影响了她以后的音乐创作。

在洛杉矾时,AMOS曾组过一支名为Y KANT TORI READ的乐队,GUNS N'ROSES乐队鼓手MATT SORUM曾是这个乐队的成员。AMOS把全部精力都倾注到乐队的音乐创作之上。不久,乐队即与ATLANTIC唱片公司签约。1988年,乐队推出了一张专辑,但只售出约7000张。这个数字让AMOS感到很窘迫。“他们可以嘲笑我,但我不会放弃。总有一天我会证实自己音乐的价值。”她说。

AMOS回到家中,一连几个月闭门不出,不停地写歌。不久,《LITTLE EARTHQUAKES》(小地震)便完成了。这是AMOS在音乐上的一次突破,也是她一次极具冒险性的尝试。这张专辑中的一曲“ME AND A GUN”细致地描写了女性对于暴力犯罪的厌恶与仇恨,歌词与旋律都颇为感人。此曲一推出便赢得了众多女歌迷的心。鉴于此歌引起的社会反响很大,美国一个反性犯罪组织授于AMOS一枚荣誉勋章。

ATLANTIC唱片公司副总裁DOUN MORRIS对《LITTLE EARTHQUAKES》倍加推崇,他把AMOS请到伦敦,使她能有更广阔的施展才能的天地。一开始AMOS对在英国的生活方式很不习惯,但她最终克服了来自各方面的困难和压力。几个月后,《LITTLE EARTHQUAKES》就在英国成为金唱片;一年后,又在美国成为金唱片,AMOS不懈的努力终于得到了回报。

歌词:

Excuse me but can I be you for a while
My dog won’t bite if you sit real still
I got the anti-Christ in the kitchen yellin’ at me again
Yeah I can hear that
Been saved again by the garbage truck
I got something to say you know
But nothing comes
Yes I know what you think of me
You never shut-up
Yeah I can hear that

But what if I’m a mermaid
In these jeans of his
With her name still on it
Hey but I don’t care
Cause sometimes
I said sometimes
I hear my voice
And it’s been here
Silent All These Years

So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thougts
What’s so amazing about really deep thoughts
Boy you best praya that I bleed real soon
How’s that thought for you
My scream got lost in a paper cup
You think there’s a heaven
Where some screams have gone
I got 25 bucks and a cracker
Do you think it’s enough
To get us there

Cause what if I’m a mermaid
In these jeans of his
With her name still on it
Hey but I don’t care
Cause sometimes
I said sometimes
I hear my voice
And it’s been here
Silent All These…

Years go by
Will I still be waiting
For somebody else to understand
Years go by
If I’m stripped of my beauty
And the orange clouds
Raining in head
Years go by
Will I choke on my tears
Till finally there is nothing left
One more casualty
You know we’re too easy Easy Easy

Well I love the way we communicate
Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape
Let’s hear what you think of me now
But baby don’t look up
The sky is falling
Your mother shows up in a nasty dress
It’s your turn now to stand where I stand
Everybody lookin’ at you here
Take hold of my hand
Yeah I can hear them

But what if I’m a mermaid
In these jeans of his
With her name still on it
Hey but I don’t care

Cause sometimes
I said sometimes

I hear my voice
I hear my voice
I hear my voice

And it’s been
here
silent all these years

I’ve been here
silent all these years
Silent all these
Silent all these years 

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