I’d Rather Go Blind (1968) – Etta James

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I’d Rather Go Blind (1968) – Etta James

Whoo and baby, baby, I’d rather, I’d rather be blind, boy
Then to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Whoo, baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind…

I’d Rather Go Blind (1968) – Etta James

歌曲I’d Rather Go Blind在1968年,由Etta James唱出,歌曲長達2分32秒,音樂屬於藍調及靈魂類型。填詞作曲由Etta James,Ellington Jordan及Billy Foster。歌曲被喻為藍調及靈魂樂的經典曲,填詞作曲靈曲主要來自Ellington Jordan的創作。

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在Etta James 自傳中《Rage To Survive》提到,該歌曲是因為Etta James 在監獄探訪他的好友Ellington Jordan時。Ellington Jordan在監獄中所創作的歌曲,啟發了Etta James,歌曲餘下的部份由Etta James創作。在創作過程中,Billy Foster亦都有給Etta James意見,所以最終創作部分由三人完成。

歌曲在當時亦都擠進了當時歐美等地的音樂排行榜中,得到了一個不錯的成績。著名美國音樂評論人Dave Marsh指出,Etta James在發行該歌曲的時候,正處於戒毒療程。該歌曲可喻為成為了一個服用海洛英的暗喻及加強歌曲的故事性。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲Etta James,Ellington Jordan及Billy Foster

Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talkin’
Something deep down in my soul said, ‘Cry, girl’
When I saw you and that girl walkin’ around

Whoo, I would rather, I would rather go blind, boy
Then to see you walk away from me, child, no

Whoo, so you see, I love you so much
That I don’t wanna watch you leave me, baby
Most of all, I just don’t, I just don’t wanna be free, no

Whoo, whoo, I was just, I was just, I was just
Sittin here thinkin’, of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips now, baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah

Whoo and baby, baby, I’d rather, I’d rather be blind, boy
Then to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Whoo, baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind…

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