• 2010-07-29

    听歌记Ⅱ⊙布鲁斯•斯普林斯汀/《Nebraska》

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    不爱听鲁斯·斯普林斯汀(Bruce  Springsteen),专辑《Nebraska例外,尤其喜欢《Mansion On The Hill》:

     

    There’s a place out on the edge of town sir
    Risin’ above the factories and the fields
    Now ever since I was a child I can remember

    that mansion on the hill

    In the day you can see the children playing
    On the road that leads to those gates of hardened steel
    Steel gates that completely surround sir

    the mansion on the hill

    At night my daddy’d take me and we’d ride

    through the streets of a town so silent and still
    Park on a back road along the highway side
    Look up at that mansion on the hill

    In the summer all the lights would shine

    there’d be music playin’ people laughin’ all the time
    Me and my sister we’d hide out in the tall corn fields
    Sit and listen to the mansion on the hill

    Tonight down here in Linden Town I watch

    the cars rushin’ by home from the mill
    There’s a beautiful full moon

    rising above the mansion on the hill

     

    每次听,都想到美国诗人马斯特斯(Edgar Lee Masters1869-1950年)和他的《匙河集》。

    Nebraska》和《匙河集》挺像,都讲美国小镇的普通人,平淡得有些压抑,比如:

     

    你在那边,马洛伊神父,
    彼处是圣地,每座墓都有十字架做标记,
    不与我们同在这山岗为伍……。
    你真讲人情,马洛伊神父,
    有时与我们友好地饮一杯
    与我们站在一起
    把匙河从乡村道德的冷酷与沉闷中解放出来……

    我们有人差点皈依了你,马洛伊神父

     

    创作《Nebraska》,鲁斯·斯普林斯汀花了几个月漫游美国,观察乡镇上的穷人和边缘人。或许他也为此读过马斯特斯。

    马斯特斯很勤奋,一生写了五十多本书,除了《匙河集》,其他书都被人忘得干干净净了。鲁斯·斯普林斯汀呢?除了《Nebraska》,将来还有人听他的歌吗?

     

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