Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Dinner

Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Dinner

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1987年推出的《Solitude Outstanding》是Suzanne的转折点,这张专辑不仅获得了商业上的成功,更为她指明了音乐发展的新方向。喜欢这首没有任何伴奏的《Tom’s Dinner》,羡慕歌中庸懒的生活场景,像极了冬日的上午起来,半睁着睡眼喝下的第一杯咖啡,看着窗外雾茫茫的雨景,让大脑比睡着时更加放松。卡尔维诺在他的《未来千年文学备忘录》里谈到了“轻逸”(LIGHTNESS)一词。他说,生活的沉重主要存在于威迫,把我们裹得越来越紧的公共和私人事务的小孔眼大网般的威迫。而艺术则能带人回归“轻逸”,做一个身轻如燕的平凡人。1996年,已成为母亲的Suzanne完成了清凉的绿色专辑《Nine Object of Desire》,也是我个人最喜欢的专辑,其中融合了清新民谣,Jazz, Bassa Nova,无论在造型抑或曲风上都展现出成熟性感的韵味,但“轻逸”则一如往昔。

I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner

I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee

And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue

He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in

“It is always
Nice to see you”
Says the man
Behind the counter

To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella

And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos

I’m pretending
Not to see them
Instead
I pour the milk

I open
Up the paper
There’s a story
Of an actor

Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of

And I’m turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies

When I’m feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head

There’s a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?

No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection

And I’m trying
Not to notice
That she’s hitching
Up her skirt

And while she’s
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Has gotten wet

Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I’m listening

To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice…

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began…

I finish up my coffee
It’s time to catch the train

以泪洗面

2010.12.19.

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