Sympathy for the Devil (1968) – The Rolling Stone

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#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱







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Sympathy for the Devil (1968) – The Rolling Stone

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

Sympathy for the Devil (1968) – The Rolling Stone

歌曲Sympathy for the Devil 在1967年,由英國著名搖滾樂隊The Rolling Stones 唱出。歌曲長達6分18秒,類型屬於森巴搖滾。填詞作曲由Jagger–Richards組合,Mick Jagger 及 Keith Richards 拍擋組合為樂隊帶來精彩的作品。歌曲被收錄於《Beggars Banquet》,被喻為世紀流行音樂歌曲之一。除此之外,當然要提到非常寵愛他們的《滾石》雜誌,被列入500首最佳歌曲之一,排行第32位。

歌曲由Jagger–Richards組合創作,有很大部分都是Mick Jagger的風格。至於歌曲的名稱,歌曲本來的名稱是Fallen Angels或The Devil Is My Name。歌曲內容主要由樂隊主Mick Jagger以第一身敘述惡魔,誇大自己殘暴的行為。

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有指歌曲諷刺地要求聽眾對惡魔(歌曲第一身)有禮尊敬 ,當中暗示訊息,批評聽眾(旁觀者)眼見惡魔一連串的殘暴的行為都沒有理會,仍不需付上任何責任。

歌曲的靈感來源相當受歡迎,各大媒體都想得知Mick Jagger及Keith Richards 的想法,當中傳奇作品誕生的觸發點。即使歌曲在60年推出,但在90年及2000年後亦都有媒體去訪問歌曲的靈感。除此之外,在2012年有電影,Crossfire Hurricane,講述關於採訪The Rolling Stones的記錄片。

Sympathy for the Devil 主唱及創作人
Mick Jagger// 圖片來源 Jesus Ortega

另外,主音Mick Jagger在媒體雜誌透露,歌曲的靈感主要受到法國詩人波德萊爾(Baudelaire)(著作惡之花)以及俄羅斯小說家布爾加科夫(Mikhail Bulgakov)的作品大師與瑪格麗特(The Master and Margarita)。

在歌詞方面,他表示雖然接觸波德萊爾的作品,實際上對自己的歌曲沒有太大幫作。主要是因為波德萊爾的作品難以令人明白,但某程度上令Mick Jagger的填詞技巧進步,特別是法式的寫作技巧。在作曲方面,他都有提及曾經創作出類似Bob Dylan曲風的作品。至於歌曲為何會選擇森巴(Samba)搖滾,全賴Keith Richards的意見,將Folk Rock改為森巴(Samba)搖滾。打擊樂器聲明顯,節奏快。

Sympathy for the Devil 就是這樣誕生。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲由Jagger–Richards創作
Jagger–Richards組合:為Mick Jagger 及 Keith Richards兩位鬼才創作家為The Rolling Stones推出不少經典作品。

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long years
Stole million man’s soul an faith

And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed Tsar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made

I shouted out
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me

Let me please introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint

So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politnesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mm yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, mm yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, mm mean it, get down

Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Aah yeah

Tell me baby, what’s my name?
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name?
Tell me baby, what’s my name?
I tell you one time, you’re to blame

What’s my name
Tell me, baby, what’s my name?
Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name?

(資料來源: musixmatch)

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