The Innocence Mission – Follow Me

The Innocence Mission – Follow Me

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这辈子活到现在,居然没写过一封情书。这念头昨晚在末日情结与单身终结的双重慌乱之下突然冒出,想来心里居然还是有点遗憾的。私以为,写情书送情书这种事情,实在是颇为文艺的一件事情。在涩生生的年纪,紧张兮兮地堆积好一些甜言蜜语歪歪扭扭写在精心准备的纸张上,偷偷塞进仰慕之人的抽屉或者信箱,然后惴惴不安回家等待下文。或者更大胆一些直接路上拦截,尴尴尬尬地一番交接后,明明是自己被偷了心却偏偏像个正儿八经的贼似地落荒而逃,这样不也挺好玩?

可惜,年少的时候太腼腆,年轻的时候又太固执,浑浑噩噩在命运里跟着感觉走没少吃苦头少受磨练,于是到了三十而立之年再想要去追寻这样的冲动,恐怕便是不识抬举的矫情了。也罢,在正确的年龄做正确的事情,情感上的冲动与迷茫留给没折腾够的年轻人就好,保持一种看似淡然其实稳重悠长的爱与情,这也许才是我现在应该去做的。

所以越来越喜欢The Innocence Mission的这首《Follow Me》,不是没有道理的。Karen Peris,这个来自美国宾夕法尼亚州兰卡斯特的已婚小女子,唱的不是海枯石烂的承诺或者比翼双飞的炫耀,一份小情感在心,求的只是一世同行:

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
跟我走吧,不问何去何从,
Make it part of you to be a part of me.
只愿二人同心。
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
跟我走吧,不管路向何方,
Take my hand and say you’ll follow me.
执我之手,答应我,你会与我同行。

虽然以后如何不得而知,但却依旧无所顾忌只求同在,这确实是一份朴素难得的心境。淡然并不是淡漠,一辈子的情,总要能猛烈如火的话怕是神仙也办不到,倒不如似水一般在世间接地而淌方能婉转流长。其实道理都懂,但恐怕人都是喜欢折腾的自私生物,偏偏却又大多缺乏安全感,于是得把爱情高高挂在显眼的地方或者张口闭口遍提,方能显得珍贵。可不就是这样?

这其实是The Innocence Mission的一首翻唱作品,原作来自John Denver。好玩的是,John Denver大老爷们一个,唱唱绵软的乡村民谣合适,在《Follow Me》稍许小鸟依人的歌词意境笼罩下却显得娘了。倒不如Karen Peris以小女人的姿态简简单单唱起来显得恰如其分,干干净净的女声在干干净净的器乐点缀下稍显童趣嗲劲无妨,更增天真无邪的率真容易让人放下戒备任由音乐入心。可见音乐其实也是有性别之分的。恰如其分,同样的词曲在The Innocence Mission的演绎下极尽可能地契合了的话,John Denver的原唱被无视淡忘也不是不可,脱胎换骨之后,就姑且算是一场功德圆满的撒手归西了吧。

It’s by far the hardest thing I’ve ever known
To be so in love with you and so alone.

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me.
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
Take my hand and say you’ll follow me.

It’s long been on my mind you know it’s been a long, long, time
I’ll try to find the way that I can make you understand
The way I feel about you and just how much I need you
To be there where I can talk to you when there’s no-one else around.

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me.
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
Take my hand and say you’ll follow me.

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me.
Follow me up and down all the way
Take my hand and I will follow you.

Slowghost
2012.12.21.
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