曲目If She Would Have Been Faithful

專輯Chicago 18

歌手Chicago

曲風類型:抒情

發行年1987

Billboard Hot 10017

Youtube MV連結https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vtPd_bb5W0

[Introduction]

Chicago是我一直很喜歡的樂團,也算是我進入西洋音樂的敲門磚,因有位高中同學向我推薦了Chicago,所以我跑去中華商場陸續買了16171819這四張專輯卡帶,而這四張專輯正是Chicago的最高峰。

Chicago一直都是雙主唱,Peter CeteraBill Champlin是樂團靈魂,兩人唱腔和風格截然不同,第三位Robert Lamm的唱法更是獨特而慢,每張專輯總是會有一兩首歌是由他演繹。Peter Cetera在第17張專輯之後單飛了,Jason Scheff加入成為首席主唱,他的嗓音和Peter Cetera有點類似,都是清亮高亢型。

接連的1617兩張專輯都很暢銷,也產出了好幾首經典歌曲,不可諱言Peter Cetera的出走帶來極大的影響,也不禁令歌迷憂心,18會不會走下坡?Jason Scheff是否扛得起Chicago這塊老招牌?結果,1819的聲勢的確是稍稍下滑了,但金曲仍是一首接一首,尤其19裡的Look Away以兩周冠軍,拿下了1989年終排行的冠軍,Chicago的成績在這年達到最高峰,但卻再也沒能續創佳績,逐漸走入歷史。

Chicago 18中的”If She Would Have Been Faithful”,是我很喜歡的一首,原因是歌詞,尤其是第一、二段,Jason Scheff道地唱出了被背叛的傷感與失落。這首歌很有意思,我因為這首歌學了幾個單字和成語,a blessing in disguiseparadox等,都很常見也實用。

 

[Lyrics]

 

I was thinking about her

Visiting the past

Reconstructing details with old photographs

(I was) Studying the faces

With an objective point of view

Suddenly remembering doesn't haunt me

 

At the time you couldn't tell me

That one day I'd be glad

That something that I thought was love was misinterpreted

She had another lover

She emphatically denied

But they were doin' me a favor, a blessing in disguise

 

If she would have been faithful

If she could have been true

Then I would've been cheated

I would never know real love

I would've missed out on you

 

I watch you sleeping - your body touchin' me

There's no doubt about it

This is where I want to be

It's so ironic

I had to lose to win

I want to thank her (thank her again!)

 

If she would have been faithful

If she could have been true

Then I would've been cheated

I would never know real love

I would've missed out on you

 

It's a paradox, full of contradiction

How I got from there to here

It defies a logical explanation

 

If she would have been faithful

If she could have been true

Then I would've been cheated

I would never know real love

I would've missed out on you

 


    文章標籤

    Chicago樂團 Chicago 18

    全站熱搜

    airainjoey 發表在 痞客邦 留言(0) 人氣()