Ticket to Ride(1965) – The Beatles:這首歌曲是關於甚麼

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目錄

#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱



美國版Ticket to Ride // image from wikimedia
美國版Ticket to Ride // 圖片來源 wikimedia

Ticket to Ride(1965)-The Beatles

She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care

Ticket to Ride( 1965) – The Beatles

在六十年代,不得不提的是披頭四(The Beatles),為人熟悉的英國經典樂隊。為什麼要介紹Ticket to Ride這首歌曲呢?Ticket to Ride屬於流行樂及民遙搖滾,並收錄於專輯(Help!),1965年在英美等地長期位於榜首,值得令人深究的是什麼原因令這首歌曲長時間坐擁冠軍寶座。

Album, The Beatles, Help! // image from wikimedia
Album Help! // 圖片來源 Wikimedia

另外,當時的專輯(Help!)亦有收錄Yesterday,Ticket to Ride 對大家而言比較陌生,有相對大的討論空間。當然,Yesterday可喻為經典名曲,有超過二千二百個翻唱版本,更列入健力士世界紀錄(Guinness World Records)中錄音史上被翻唱次數最多的歌曲之一。

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Ticket to Ride這首歌從字面上,”She’s got a ticket to ride, but she don’t care”,單純地講述一名女子乖搭火車離開當時的生活環境。至今,都未有一個清楚的解釋—Ticket to Ride是什麼意思。一首看似簡單,但其實有很大的想像空間,因為The Beatles每位成員對這首歌都有不同的解釋,並沒有一個共識。

A ticket to ride, 英國鐵路(British Railways)在懷特島(Isle of Wight) - Island Line // Image from Ian Capper @Wikimedia
英國鐵路(British Railways)在懷特島(Isle of Wight) – Island Line // 圖片來源 Ian Capper @Wikimedia

當中,Paul McCartney指主題是英國鐵路(British Railways)在懷特島(Isle of Wight)的賴德(Ryde)小鎮;而John Lennon則表示描述在德國漢堡(Hamburg)性工作者的身體健康證明,實在令人不解。以漢堡(Hamburg)這個地方而言,它是The Beatles早期活躍地。另外,「Ride」一詞在英國俚語中是解「做愛」。充滿疑問的一首歌,開放式,自行想像。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲 John Lennon 及 Paul McCartney

I think I’m gonna be sad
I think it’s today, yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away

She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care

She said that living with me
Is bringing her down, yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around

She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care

I don’t know why she’s riding so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me

Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me

I think I’m gonna be sad
I think it’s today, yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away, yeah, oh

She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care

I don’t know why she’s riding so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me

Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me

She said that living with me
Was bringing her down, yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around, oh

She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care

My baby don’t care
My baby don’t care
My baby don’t care
My baby don’t care

My baby don’t care
My baby don’t care

(來源 musixmatch)

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