Kathryn Williams – Fell Down Fast

Kathryn Williams – Fell Down Fast

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Kathryn Williams很早以前就声明,她再也不会在某些公开的现场演唱这首《Fell Down Fast》了。原因很简单,这么一首听起来清新可人的小曲,实际上,是为纪念某位逝去的友人而写的。The Smashing Pumpkins的Billy Corgan有这么一句歌词我始终记得:“I can’t go on, digging roses from you grave。”意思大概说的是,自己终归无法从死去的母亲的回忆中去不停攫取需要的情感。人生在世,不该怕各种情感的经历,怕的是不知该如何处置这林林总总。适可而止的纪念,避开某些容易勾起往事的节点并不是没心没肺的终结,反而恐怕远胜喋喋不休的悼念。小歌一首,不唱就不唱,我看行。

让我忍不住想提起这首曲子的关键在于,用轻巧的手法去表达本应沉重阴郁的主题,Kathryn Williams居然能够这样去处理。以至于如果不是细细去追寻歌曲创作的背景,再来对应解读歌词的含义的话,我绝不会发觉这是一首悼念逝者的纪念曲。在小女子的想法里,一个人的离去,是生命的结束但也可能是获得某种解脱某种自由,再也无需金钱、欲望的羁绊。无欲无求的状态,圣人恐怕也莫能如此,若真是死去可以达到这样的境界岂非善莫大焉?所以恐怕还是应该开心的,于是歌谣一曲基调便不该是苦闷哀怨的元素,没有漫天泼洒的白色纸钱和哭天抢地,只将心中挂念轻轻诉出,用隐晦的字句让绵绵的思念似水长流,音符搭造起来的是属于自我内心的一座纪念碑。

独特的意识在精巧的构造中体现,如此打造出来的作品往往便能是水到渠成的佳作。回头再来品读Kathryn Williams的这张《Little Black Number》,穷乡僻壤小女子清心寡欲生活里磨砺出来的各种平凡念想无处不在,与清雅的表现手段完美结合后,反倒拥有对抗光鲜世界里浮躁恐慌症候的力量。人们在太多莫名其妙的人造潮流里奔跑着,在太多败絮其中的通俗偶像后面模仿着,精疲力竭只为似乎可以抓住的满足,却往往在无力前行的时候,回头才发现生活中最基本最简单的元素里各种正能量其实早就应有尽有。Kathryn Williams 的《Little Black Number》,一定是是用音乐点醒了某些人这样简单而又真实的道理。于是,综合各项,《Little Black Number》提名入围2000年度英国水星奖,便似乎是理所当然的一种认可了。

据说,当年的Kathryn小女子,因为名不见经传且自己倔强着不愿听大唱片公司的吆喝使唤出道,所以一直低处生活,获提名后甚至还得借着钱去参加水星奖的颁奖典礼。最终当年的水星奖魁首花落别家,Kathren Williams恐怕也失去了人生中最可能大红大紫的一次机会。虽说开始小有名气,但一切终归没有太大的改变。2000年后至今的十三年里发行了七张作品,伊人如旧,略微丰满而已,音乐居然也如旧,更加丰满而已。这么看来在这疯狂改变中的世界里,多年过去还能保了一块难得开发出来的自留地,产品稳定质量稳定地有所产出,当时不出名倒也还不一定就是坏事了呢。

I fell down fast, I fell down free

Lost my money, lost my greed

I just want the prize you gave to them

Became a saint from just a friend

Mending boats on white hot sands

We all want to still think you are there

‘Cause you were the one that spoke out

We were the ones you tried to stay awake

We were the ones sorting our lives out

You were the one who made the break

You fell down fast, you fell down free

Found a freedom, lost the needs

I just want to prize you away

We carry on, we carry memories

With every day you’re turning into dreams

I just want one more argument

‘Cause you were the one that spoke out

We were the ones you tried to stay awake

We were the ones sorting our lives out

You were the one who made the break

You fell down fast, we fell down fast

Fell down fast

In just a flash you fell down fast

Fell down fast

You fell down fast, you fell down fast

Fell down fast

In just a flash you fell down fast

Fell down fast

Slowghost

2013.11.28.

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