Bohemian Rhapsody & Space Oddity

Queen的Bohemian Rhapsody和 David Bowie的Space Oddity也是我極喜歡的timeless經典作品。
今天懶洋洋的星期六,我就躺著床上,開大我的Bose speaker,讓自己耳朵無限次懷孕🤰

其實兩首歌也是有點“”的元素。

Bohemian Rhapsody整首歌的結構雜亂無章,是一首零重複也沒有chorus歌,整首歌都是激昂的高潮(Rhapsody本來就是狂想曲的意思)。由於歷來對這首歌也有不同的解釋,樂隊也保持神秘,所以我也不評論什麼了,自己讀讀歌詞吧。

Space Oddity是一首關於太空人Major Tom在太空漂流的歌曲,整首歌充滿空洞感和孤獨感。他的太空船出了問題,在地球的ground control說“Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong, Can you hear me, Major Tom?”

太空人當然聽不到,他只能一邊漂浮一邊無助地自言自語,”Here am I floating ’round my tin can, far above the moon, planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do”。氧氣稀薄,當中其實他已經出現幻聽 – 太空人說“Tell my wife I love her very much”,突然有一把聲音立刻肯定地回應 “— she knows”。可能都是太空人自己潛意識的心願吧。

歌曲結尾的音樂也是夠神了,奇怪的音響360度迴轉(就像機器故障一樣),音量慢慢減弱,就像太空人慢慢在黑暗的宇宙消失一樣….

20th Century Fox 也即將推出直接名為”Bohemian Rhapsody”的電影,講述Queen的成名路。有興趣可以看看trailer

[Intro]
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go, little high, little low
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me

[Verse 1]
Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooh, didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

[Verse 2]
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body’s aching all the time
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh, (any way the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

[Verse 3]
I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo. Galileo Figaro magnifico
I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go
(Let me go) Will not let you go
(Let me go) Will not let you go
(Let me go) Ah
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh mamma mia, mamma mia) Mamma mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me!

[Verse 4]
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby!
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here!

[Outro]
Nothing really matters, anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me
Any way the wind blows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check ignition and may God’s love be with you (two, one, liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare
“This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you “Here am I floating ’round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do”

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