Needle of Death (1965) – Bert Jansch 不值得的死亡,自我摧殘

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#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱







Bert Jansch 專輯大碟
Bert Jansch 專輯大碟 // 圖片來源 Wikimedia

Needle of Death (1965) – Bert Jansch

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death.

Needle of Death (1965) – Bert Jansch

今天會是一個較為簡短的介紹,因為手上沒有太多資料在這首歌曲(連維基百科也沒有提供任何基本資料),所以在較短時間就可以整合資料。筆者非常喜歡歌曲的Chords,及歌詞Your troubled young life,Had made you turn,To a needle of death,是一首值得推介給大家的歌曲。

歌曲Needle of Death在1965年由Bert Jansch「自彈自唱」,創作更是一手包辦,歌曲長達3分半鐘,屬於民謠(Folk)類型。在1965年,推出首張以個人名字為名的專輯大碟,錄製專輯地方相當簡陋:在倫敦一個小單位的廚房錄製,而且資源亦相當匱乏:一支麥克風及問朋友借來的結他。

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即使在這個沒有械材及技術的錄製程況下,亦無阻Bert Jansch對音樂的熱情及執著,作品更令不少人受到影響,當中有Neil Young,Nick Drake及Jimmy Page等。

歌曲主要受到他的朋友Buck Polly啟發—Buck Polly因服用過量毒品而死亡,此事令Bert Jansch創作出Needle of Death。該歌曲有教育的作用及影響性,呼籲禁毒等訊息。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲Bert Jansch

When sadness fills your heart
And sorrow hides the longing to be free
When things go wrong each day
You fix your mind to ‘scape your misery

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death.

How strange, your happy words
Have ceased to bring a smile from everyone
How tears have filled the eyes
Of friends that you once had walked among.

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death.

One grain of pure white snow
Dissolved in blood spread quickly to your brain
In peace your mind withdraws
Your death so near your soul can’t feel no pain.

Your troubled young life
Had made you turn
To a needle of death.

Your mother stands a crying
While to the earth your body’s slowly cast
Your father stands in…

翻唱方面

Neil Young 版本

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