Muse – Unintended

Muse – Unintended

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1997年,Radiohead发表了惊为天人的五星经典《OK Computer》。同年,他们的三个英国同胞在德文郡的特恩毛斯正式组成了MUSE。在Radiohead风格突变之后,这个与希腊文艺女神同名的乐队,从Brit-Pop中开辟了另一种复古、但又不失新锐的独有曲风。1999年,首张录音室专辑《Showbiz》在毫无压力的情况下面世,一举征服了大英帝国和大洋彼岸挑剔的美利坚共和国。

《unintended》便来自这张处女作,是一首颇见主唱Bellamy演唱功力的慢歌。有人认为Bellamy的歌喉与Thom Yorke相似,其实不然。Thom Yorke的神经质和Bellamy的婉转花腔均为各自一绝,岂能草草定其优劣?《unintended》的曲调及歌词,与专辑封面凌空高蹈的神秘女子意象相契,虚幻而又令人沉迷。“其形也,翩若惊鸿,婉若游龙。荣曜秋菊,华茂春松。仿佛兮若轻云之蔽月,飘飘兮若流风之回雪。”Bellamy若能读到曹植的《洛神赋》,一定会将子建老兄引为知己。歌曲中的迷恋、怅惘以及矢志不移的追求,在Bellamy一唱三叹的回旋低声吟喃中尽显无遗,一种永世的牵绊缠绕着一颗无限向往的心,在结尾的“before you……”中无奈地渐隐渐逝,如梦幻泡影握之不住。

《unintended》并非MUSE的代表作(他们的第四张专辑《Absolution》无疑才是其风格的集大成者,也是我个人的最爱),但这首忧伤的歌曲,却值得反复聆听。因为,在这其中,你能找到属于自己的“Unintended Choice(无心之选)”。

You could be my unintended
Choice to live my life extended
You could be the one I’ll always love
You could be the one who listens to my deepest inquisitions
You could be the one I’ll always love

I’ll be there as soon as I can
But I’m busy mending broken pieces of the life I had before

First there was the one who challenged
All my dreams and all my balance
She could never be as good as you

You could be my unintended
Choice to live my life extended
You should be the one I’ll always love

I’ll be there as soon as I can
But I’m busy mending broken pieces of the life I had before

I’ll be there as soon as I can
But I’m busy mending broken pieces of the life I had before

Before you

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2011.1.30

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