Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

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听过的流行音乐里,有两段口哨旋律赶都赶不走。一段是The Scorpions的《Wind OF Change》,另一段就是这首《Young Folks》了。前者听得较早,话题沉重,因而显得苍老;后者来得较迟,但却信口吹来,展现着随心所欲的年轻。这样的口哨,自己噘着嘴吹上几遍,眉头也会舒展,心头也将随之亮堂起来。这样的口哨,再配上劈头盖脸翻滚而来的鼓声,岂不是更加躁动不安,按捺不住变成“小鲜肉”的冲动了?

Peter Morén,Bjorn Yttling和John Erikkson,就是来自瑞典斯德哥尔摩的三个“小鲜肉”,他们把各自的名字凑合在一起,就成了这样一支给我们带来惊喜的Indie Pop乐队。他们继承了瑞典流行音乐朗朗上口的悦耳传统,又注入了无所顾忌的青春元素。那标志性的口哨和跳跳糖一般的打击乐,让《Young Folks》成为众多英美青春影视剧的点睛配乐,也让每一个人在记住他们的乐队名前,先牢牢抓住了他们的音乐。

当然,歌曲的客串女声Victoria Bergsman也功不可没。这位同样来自斯德哥尔摩的The Concretes乐队的前主唱,声音中尽管带有独立女声应该的淡淡哀愁,但又难以掩饰的清纯气息,恰如其分地将歌曲中这一男一女的微妙情怀轻易地挑逗了起来。谈过传统型恋爱的人,大多了解“爱你在心口难开”、想爱又怕说出来的那种纠结。但是,这样的困境在这首歌里消失了,取而代之的是一种青春的坦率。明快、直接,也许和歌曲给我们的第一印象,人类进化到这个年代,恋爱就成了一个想来就来的不速之客了。歌中唱道:“All we care ’bout is talking,talking only me and you……”就是这么泼辣,就是这么任性!

以前工作的时候,身边的八零后已经让我有了隔膜,而九零后还在苦哈哈的上中小学;现在呢,八零后苦哈哈地开始经营着一家老小,青葱校园里的九零后反而让我亲切感倍增。在他们身上每天翻滚着新奇的花招,竟然都是像人参果一样见也没见过、尝也没尝过的新鲜事物。为了和他们沟通,必须得不断学习和融入,掌握“脑洞大开”的适用范围,了解“也是醉了”的使用语境;知道“被自己蠢哭了”的感情色彩,明白对方说“臣妾”的时候并不是把你当“皇上”……有时为了脑补一种表情,我也是蛮拼的,但是这样,同学,尊的很有意思的!

这就是young folks的young style,old folks的old style,可这又有毛关系呢?我们就是这么一代接一代的主宰这个星球,老的曾经年轻过,小的也将走向成熟,每一代人都有他们自己的方式,吹着各自的口哨潇洒地往前走去,也许团结、也许紧张、也许严肃,也许活泼。这首歌感动我的地方,是它唱出了一种坦荡荡的“骚年”情怀,多么生猛,又多么轻盈;多么令人熟悉,又多么让人羡慕。有诗为证:

江山代有才人出,

各领风骚数百年。

我骚罢了你接着,

莫使青春付等闲。

If I told you things I did before, told you how I used to be
Would you go along with someone like me?
If you knew my story word for word, had all of my history
Would you go along with someone like me?

I did before and had my share, it didn’t lead nowhere
I would go along with someone like you
It doesn’t matter what you did, who you were hanging with
We could stick around and see this night through

And we don’t care about the young folks
Talking ’bout the young style
And we don’t care about the old folks
Talking ’bout the old style too

And we don’t care about our own faults
Talking ’bout our own style
All we care ’bout is talking
Talking only me and you

Usually when things has gone this far people tend to disappear
No one will surprise me unless you do
I can tell there’s something goin’ on, hours seems to disappear
Everyone is leaving, I’m still with you

It doesn’t matter what we do, where we are going to
We can stick around and see this night through

And we don’t care about the young folks
Talking ’bout the young style
And we don’t care about the old folks
Talking ’bout the old style too

And we don’t care about our own faults
Talking ’bout our own style
All we care ’bout is talking
Talking only me and you

And we don’t care about the young folks
Talking ’bout the young style
And we don’t care about the old folks
Talking ’bout the old style too

And we don’t care about our own faults
Talking ’bout our own style
All we care ’bout is talking
Talking only me and you
Talking only me and you

Talking only me and you
Talking only me and you

以泪洗面

2015.01.15.

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