Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan:歌詞及意思

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Subterranean Homesick Blues 單曲
Subterranean Homesick Blues 單曲 // 資料來源: Wikimedia

Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) – Bob Dylan

Watch the plain clothes
You don’t need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) – Bob Dylan

今天再一次為大家介紹Bob Dylan的歌曲,在音樂全盛的六十年代,不得不提Bob Dylan。歌曲Subterranean Homesick Blues在1965年發行,歌曲長達2分20秒,屬於民謠搖滾Folk Rock類型,作曲填詞由Bob Dylan親自打理。另外,歌曲曾經打入美國音樂榜中頭四十位,而在英國音樂榜中則位於頭十位。不得不提的是,被滾石雜誌列入最偉大歌曲之一,歌曲歌詞更被地下政黨作為政治座右銘。

You don’t need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

在當時60年代,美國激進左翼組織(學生民主運動)—地下氣象組織The Weather Underground Organization (WUO),作為政治啟蒙。

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至於歌曲的靈感,主要來自1958年Jack Kerouac的書The Subterraneans,歌曲中歌詞主要圍繞當時反文化運動,反政府,美國民權運動,越戰,娛樂性藥用議題及青年文化,歌曲可喻為代表當時的時代精神(Zeitgeist)。

除此之外,歌曲有趣之處在於它,前衛的拍攝MV手法, 我們可以在影片上得知Bob Dylan在歌曲獨特的風格。以當時來說,可喻相當個性,Bob Dylan 在影片中手持紙牌,紙牌中的文字都是歌詞每一句的最後的一兩個詞語,慢慢從中發現,有蠻多地方有押韻Rhyme 元素。

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歌詞方面

填詞作曲由Bob Dylan 一手包辨

Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I’m on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he’s got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It’s somethin’ you did
God knows when
But you’re doing it again

You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
A man in the coonskin cap, in the pig pen
Wants eleven dollar bills, you only got ten

Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin’ that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone’s tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the D.A. Look out kid
Don’t matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes

Don’t tie no bows
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don’t need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

Oh, get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Hang bail, hard to tell
If anything is goin’ to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You’re gonna get hit
But losers, cheaters

Six-time users
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin’ for a new fool
Don’t follow leaders, watch the parkin’ meters

Oh, get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance
Learn to dance, get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don’t steal, don’t lift
Twenty years of schoolin’
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole

Light yourself a candle
Don’t wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don’t want to be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don’t work
‘Cause the vandals took the handles

(資料來源: lyricfind.com)

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