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Travis - Why Does It Always Rain on Me? (1999)

 

 

Travis為一支英國搖滾樂團,1990年成軍於蘇格蘭格拉斯哥(Glasgow)成員包含主唱兼吉他手Francis Healy、吉他手Andy Dunlop、貝士手Dougie Payne及鼓手Neil Primrose四人。

 

他們的曲風以英式搖滾(Britpop)和另類流行/搖滾(Alternative Pop/ Rock)為主,1996年樂團從格拉斯哥至倫敦發展,1999年發行第二張專輯《The Man Who》大受好評,更在專輯銷售及獎項方面取得不俗成績。其中〈Why Does It Always Rain On Me?〉一曲,出色的旋律及主唱動人的嗓音,令小編每遇下雨天心中便響起這首歌曲。


Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

 

I can't sleep tonight

Everybody saying everything's alright

Still I can't close my eyes

I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these      1. __

 

Sunny days

Where have you gone?

I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?

Is it because I     _2.___ when I was seventeen?

Why does it always rain on me?

Even when the sun is shining

I can't avoid the lightning

 

I can't stand myself

I'm being held up by an       3.  __ man

Still life on a shelf when

I got my mind on something else

 

Sunny days

Where have you gone?

I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?

Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?

Why does it always rain on me?

Even when the sun is shining

I can't avoid the lightning

 

Oh, where did the blue skies go?

And why is it raining so?

It's so       4. ___

I can't sleep tonight

Everybody's saying everything's alright

Still I can't close my eyes

I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of the lights

 

Sunny days

Where have you gone?

I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?

Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?

Why does it always rain on me?

Even when the sun is shining

I can't     _5.__  the lightning

Oh, where did the blue skies go?

And why is it raining so?

It's so cold

Why does it always rain on me?

Why does it always rain on....

 

() 單字解說:

    1.Glasgow[ˋglæsgo]     n. 名詞         格拉斯哥(地名)

       蘇格蘭西南部的港埠,是蘇格蘭第一大城與第一大商港,

       也是英國第三大城市。

 

    2. Britpop:英式搖滾

       為另類搖滾的類型之一,源於英國90年代初期,

       受到英國6070年代吉他流行樂團啟發(The Beatles)

       強調以英國為主的觀點,對抗當時美國的Grunge風潮。

 

    3. Alternative Pop/ Rock:另類流行/搖滾

       為搖滾樂中的一種類型,最早出現於80年代,並於90年代廣泛流行。

     「alternative」一詞有不接受世俗準則、非傳統、非主流之義。

 

() 歌辭填空:

    1. lights [laɪts]   n. 名詞    光源;燈;燈火[C]

 

    2. lied[laɪd]     vi. 不及物動詞       撒謊

                                  動詞三態:lie-lied-lied

 

    3. invisible[ɪnˋvɪzəb!]    a. 形容詞    看不見的;無形的

 

    4. cold[kold]                 a. 形容詞    寒冷的

 

    5. avoid[əˋvɔɪd]            vt. 及物動詞   避免

 

() 延伸討論:

    Rainy days always get us down. What is your “Best Rainy Day Song”?

 

資料來源:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_(band)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britpop

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