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Nirvana - Come As You Are (1991)

 

 

1987年,Nirvana於美國華盛頓州Aberdeen成軍,成員包括主唱兼吉他手Kurt Cobain、貝斯手Krist Novoselic與鼓手Aaron Burckhard。後來成員雖多次更替, Kurt一直是該團的靈魂人物。1991年,樂團的第二張專輯Nevermind》成功將之引領的Grunge另類搖滾風潮打入主流市場,亦為搖滾史上的經典之作。

 

Kurt的父母在他8歲的時候離異,自此他的性格變得內向、孤僻和憤世。因此,面對突如其來的成名壓力令他難以適應,多次因吸毒過量而昏迷。199445日,27歲的他選擇舉槍自盡來結束自己的人生,留下遺孀和年僅19個月大的女兒。或許Kurt的一生對我們來說絕非良好典範,而他的音樂卻永為世人所緬懷並傳頌著。

 

Come As You Are

 

Come, as you are. As you were.

As I want you to be. As a friend.

As a friend. As an old enemy. Take your time.

Hurry up. The choice is yours. Don't be late.

Take a rest. As a friend. As a old memory, memory, memory, memory.

 

Come. Dowsed in mud. Soaked in bleach.

As I want you to be. As a trend. As a friend.

As an old memory, memory, memory, memory.

 

And I swear that I don't have a gun.

No I don't have a gun. No I don't have a gun.

 

Memory, memory, memory, memory (don't have a gun).

 

And I swear that I don't have a gun.

No I don't have a gun. No I don't have a gun.

No I don't have a gun. No I don't have a gun. Memory, memory...

 

() 單字解說:

    1. Aberdeen[͵æbɚˋdin]  n.名詞

       阿伯丁,美國華盛頓州格雷斯港縣的一座城市

 

    2. Grunge [grʌndʒ]      n. 名詞 

       美國俚語,原有乏味、醜陋和髒亂等諷刺意味,這裡指由龐克

       (punk)所發展出來的一個另類搖滾分支

 

    3. Dowsed [daʊzd]  vt. 及物動詞    ...浸入水中

       She dowsed the clothes in soapy water.

       她把衣物浸入肥皂水中。

 

    4. bleach [blitʃ]  n.名詞[U]  漂白劑

       He wants to buy a strong household bleach.

    他想買強力家用漂白劑。

 

    5. swear [swɛr]  vt. 及物動詞  發誓

                          (動詞三態swear- swore-sworn)

       He swore that he had never talked with the girl.

       他發誓他從未與那女孩說過話。

 

() 延伸討論:

    Why do great artists die so young? Which one do you miss so much?

 

資料來源:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/nirvana-p5034

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_%28band%29

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