Lacuna Coil – When A Dead Man Walks

Lacuna Coil – When A Dead Man Walks

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据说人在死之时,能隐约地看到自己走在一条幽长深邃的甬道中,它的尽头有一道强烈的充满诱惑的光亮。你慢慢地走,那光芒也渐渐朝你延伸过来,直到最后将你吞噬,或者说将你环抱、消融。

没有被征求过同意,你便被带到了这个世上。而突然有一天,你会悲凉地明白,自己的降生便意味着朝向死亡。生是偶然,死是必然,永远没有回头路。我情愿将这首《When A Dead Man Walks》理解为我们在生命之路尽头的吟唱,而不仅仅是一次割腕自杀的最终幻觉。因为从第一句歌词开始,我便听出了现代人的畸形生存状态:Paranoia,in which I think that I’m not confident——陷入癫狂的妄想而丧失自身的确证感。如何证明自己是“生”的存在呢?

优美古典的女声、阴暗嘶吼的男声配以铺排华丽的金属旋律,欧洲大陆哥特\前卫金属的这一股风潮带来了别样的金属体验。Lacuna Coil来自意大利,地中海海风孕育了女主唱Cristina Scabbia略带潮湿的嗓音,并不高亢嘹亮,也不飘渺行空,但却有一股朦胧氤氲的气息,恰到好处地装饰了男主唱的平庸声线。《When A Dead Man Walks》选自乐队的第二张录音室专辑《Unleashed Memories》,是乐队开始走向成熟创作的一个起点。在这首演绎死亡的赞歌之中,你可以清楚地听到这支既没有惊艳的主音,又缺乏绚丽演奏的乐队,是如何将“美女+野兽”的典型风格唱出南欧大陆的幽怨风情。

死亡对于每个人来说只有一次,因此显得尤其珍贵。对少数人来说,更是一种幸福的诱惑。1978年,法国思想家福柯在大街上被一辆汽车撞倒,差点丢了命,后来他这样回忆了那一瞬间的体验:“当时我正在走路,在大约两秒钟的时间里我似乎感到自己正在死去——那真是一种非常非常强烈的快乐。天气也好极了。那是夏日傍晚7点钟的时候,太阳正在下落,天空美极了,蓝极了,等等。那曾经是而且在今天依然是我最美好的回忆之一。”

能看见死去瞬间的光芒,是我们生命中奇特的欢乐。意识到自己正在死去的男人说,I don’t look back,while I’m waiting to die;充满蛊惑的女声在耳畔面无表情地唱道:Living in their cage, living in their cage,they are killing me。在这里,死成了逃离生之世界对自己囚禁和谋杀的唯一道路。难怪我们听不出恐惧与罪孽,只有解脱与欢畅。在这里,欢庆死亡便是欢庆自己存在的诞生。子曰:“未知生,焉知死。”我却说,只有死才能带来生的确认,无死无生,向死而生。

Paranoia

In which I think that I’m not confident

Blood into my hands, blood into my hands,

Blood in to my hands I can’t deny

A buzz into my ears that makes me mad

But I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to die

I don’t look back

In a weird lullaby

I’ll carry on

And the hope in my heart is dry

But I don’t look back

And I cannot reply

I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to lie

I’ll carry on

While they want to decide for me

Once again, once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me

Once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me

Paranoia

In which I think I’m not that confident

A tiny hope that burns into my breath

A bitter smile delights me at the end

But I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to die

I don’t look back

In a weird lullaby

I’ll carry on

And the hope in my heart is dry

But I don’t look back

And I cannot reply

I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to lie

I’ll carry on

While they want to decide for me

Once again, once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me

Once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me, killing me.

But I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to die

I don’t look back

In a weird lullaby

I’ll carry on

And the hope in my heart is dry

But I don’t look back

And I cannot reply

I don’t look back

While I’m waiting to lie

I’ll carry on

While they want to decide for me

Once again, once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me

Once again

Living in their cage, living in their cage,

They are killing me

以泪洗面

2012.04.22.

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