Substitute – The Who 備胎:歌詞及意思

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原圖來源:Discog

目錄

#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱

#4 相關歌曲







Substitute 意大利單曲
Substitute 意大利單曲 // 圖片來源:Wikimedia

Substitute (1966) – The Who

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mom
At least I’ll get my washing done…

Substitute (1966) – The Who

今天為大家介紹的是著名英倫樂隊The Who演唱出的Substitute,歌曲在1966年推出,英版歌曲長達4分鐘,而美版則長達3分鐘。歌曲為The Who第四首單曲,作曲填詞由The Who的結他手及創作人Pete Townshend打理。在當時發行首月,在英美等地音樂榜榜上有名。歌曲後來更被收錄於專輯《Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy》,更獲得各大媒體好評。

Pete Townshend稱歌曲意思一個悲慘愛情故事,原來自己是「備胎/水泡」,對響往浪漫的愛情瞬間幻滅,歌曲中的Substitute me for him「自己是替代品」。還有,Pete稱歌曲是受到當時心情影響,他覺得在粉絲眼中的The Who是The Rolling Stones的替代品。

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據稱歌曲是受到1965年由Smokey Robinson and the Miracles組合的The Tracks of My Tears歌曲啟發,Pete Townshend非常著迷於這首歌曲,因而作下作品Substitute向組合The Miracles致敬。另外,歌曲的英美兩版本有很大的差別。美版中,歌曲長度比英版短1分鐘(本文的版本是版本)。而在歌詞方面,因為種族問題及歌詞過於激進問題,由原本英版,”I look all white but my dad was black”改為I try walking forward but my feet walk back。

資料來源:nightswithalicecooper.com

歌詞方面

填詞作曲由Pete Townshend創作

You think we look pretty good together
You think my shoes are made of leather
But I’m a substitute for another guy
I look pretty tall, but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
Look pretty young, but I’m just back dated, yeah

Substitute your lies for fact
I can see right through your plastic mac
I look all white, but my dad was black
My fine-looking suit is really made out of sack.

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
It’s a genuine problem, you won’t try
To work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mom
At least I’ll get my washing done…

I’m a substitute for another guy
I look pretty tall but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
Look pretty young, but I’m just back dated, yeah…

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
It’s a genuine problem, you won’t try
To work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mom
At least I’ll get my washing done

Substitute your lies for fact
I can see right through your plastic mac
I look all white, but my dad was black
My fine-looking suit is really made out of sack

翻唱方面

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