曲目Piano Man

專輯:Piano Man

歌手Billy Joel

曲風類型:流行

發行年1973

Billboard Hot 10025

Youtube MV連結https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0

 

[Introduction]

Billy Joel幾乎可算是我最喜愛的歌手,他的歌曲旋律好聽,偏搖滾,又有抒情、敘事詩的特色,而許多作品的歌詞寓意深遠。例如這首成名代表作”Piano Man”,就讓Piano Man成為了Billy Joel的稱號。其他諸如”Leningrad””We Didn’t Start the Fire”,也都是旋律好聽、歌詞饒富故事性和教育意味的經典。

“Piano Man”的鋼琴曲調真是棒,一位歌手這輩子能創作出這麼一首歌,真的就了無遺憾了;而歌詞像詩般優美,以第一人稱的酒吧鋼琴師,娓娓道來酒客們的故事、心聲,陳述這紛亂的世界。更難得的是,整首歌緊緊扣著“Piano Man”這個主題,好像電影一般,邊聽著歌曲,腦海中就浮現出歌曲裡的酒吧場景!

Billy Joel生於1949年,過幾年就70歲了,我想,可親臨他演唱會的機率越來越低,這卻是我的一個夢想。已查過2016年他只在美國和歐洲巡迴,希望來年他會有機會到亞洲來,即便是東南亞、大陸、日本,我想我會安排一個小旅行,朝聖他的演唱會。我其實只看過不到10場的演唱會,可見對於Billy Joel的推崇!

 

[Lyrics]

 

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday

The regular crowd shuffles in

There's an old man sitting next to me

Makin' love to his tonic and gin

 

He says, "Son, can you play me a memory

I'm not really sure how it goes

But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete

When I wore a younger man's clothes."

 

la la, la le la,

La la, le le da dala

 

Sing us a song, you're the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well, we're all in the mood for a melody

And you've got us feelin' alright

 

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine

He gets me my drinks for free

And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke

But there's someplace that he'd rather be

 

He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."

As the smile ran away from his face

"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star

If I could get out of this place"

 

Oh, la la, la le la,

La la, le le da dala

 

Now Paul is a real estate novelist

Who never had time for a wife

And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy

And probably will be for life

 

And the waitress is practicing politics

As the businessmen slowly get stoned

Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness

But it's better than drinkin' alone

 

Sing us a song you're the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well we're all in the mood for a melody

And you got us feeling alright

 

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday

And the manager gives me a smile

'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see

To forget about life for a while

 

And the piano sounds like a carnival

And the microphone smells like a beer

And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar

And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

 

Oh, la la, la le la,

La la, le le da dala

 

Sing us a song you're the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well we're all in the mood for a melody

And you got us feeling alright


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