Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

在 2004 年的格莱美奖上,一曲《Dance With My Father》感动无数乐迷,令他一举拿下年度最佳单曲、最佳蓝调歌手和最佳蓝调专辑三项大奖。可惜他因健康情况未能出席,以录影带的方式带去了他的祝福和感言:“记住,我一定会再回来的,因为,我相信爱的力量!”这份意志曾打动过不少人的心。歌后 Celine Dion 还 cover 了一首 Live 版,可以找不到连接,只有 MV

范德鲁斯的嗓音别具风格,很少有人能够模仿,这也正是他最为得意的地方。他的音乐几乎具备了我们认知领域中蓝调灵魂乐所有必备的优秀特质,黑人特有的华丽厚实的嗓音,来自下层民间的平和简朴,一曳三摇的柔缓,流畅舒展的抒情格调从未改变,他唱的也从来就是我们最普通不过、最世俗不过的生活,惟其真切所以感人,惟其诚实所以动听

同名主题曲来自于 Luther Vandross 自己真实的故事,一个7岁孩子的记忆,一点点忧伤更多地却是那些遥远而温暖的细节和情绪,在这样一个特殊的日子到来之时,为全天下的父亲唱了一曲由衷的赞歌。

随着前奏缓缓响起,一些很原始的情感也会开始慢慢地涌动。返璞归真的歌词极尽平凡,轻盈弥漫的节奏带走所有沉重。一时之间,脑海只剩下那把完美的男声在轻声吟唱。感动,好感动,真的好感动!

常常有人问我为什么会如此喜欢英文歌?大概是因为我还从没从没发现过能平凡而又如此打动人的中文歌。也许是我孤陋寡闻吧。可是,我还需做何奢望呢?

专辑名称:Dance With My Father
专辑艺人:Luther Vandross
发行时间:2003年07月07日
发行公司:J Records (BMG)

专辑曲目:

  1. If I Didn’t Know Better
  2. Think About You
  3. If It Ain’t One Thing (feat. Foxy Brown)
  4. Buy Me A Rose
  5. The Closer I Get To You (Duet with Beyonce Knowles)
  6. Lovely day ft busta rhymes
  7. Dance With My Father [MV]
  8. She Saw You
  9. Apologize
  10. Hit It Again (feat. Queen Latifah)
  11. Right In The Middle
  12. Once Were Lovers
  13. Lovely day part ii ft busta rhymes
  14. They said you needed me

Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father [MV]

Back when I was a child
before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
and dance with my mother and me
and then Spin me around ’til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance,
another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
How I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance,
one final step,
one final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
‘Cause I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again

Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
And I’d hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me

I know I’m praying for much too much
But could you send back
the only man she loved
I know you don’t do it usually
But dear Lord she’s dying
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
and this is all I ever dream

14 thoughts on “Dance With My Father

  1. judgewangbo

    每一次听这首歌都要留泪,在这首歌之前我从不听英文歌的,从这以后,我爱上了英文歌。伟大的爱,伟大的歌手……

  2. 南宋的鲨鱼

    我有那首歌的席琳迪翁的版本,要的话可以传。

  3. bowie7

    哇,在这里逛了这么久,才发现啊飞原来有写关于<Dance with my father>这首歌,真是怪我眼大睇过“龙”了。偶然机会,当听完,“Various.Artists”整张专辑后,就对这首歌念念不忘了,感觉很温馨、很温暖。

  4. mafiahero

    yes,it’s a great son! everyday i play this song on my PC. that make me cherish everyday when i stay with my father.

  5. NL

    我是第一次听这首歌, 没想到眼泪竟然不由自主的流了下来。他让我想到了我的父亲,我应该要珍惜的亲情。

  6. angelmargarett

    i really love this song ! really moved !wish he still alive so that i can hear more songs! a great song !! what a great man ! what a pity! but i know he ‘s in heaven right now ! coz there he doesn’t feel pain !and still a singer there !

  7. sky

    i was moved by this song!!! so wonderful

  8. Link

    既然连接失效,顺便更新整张专辑和两个 MV。

  9. wanshi

    自从从报纸上看到我就深深地喜欢上了这首歌,每个人对父亲都有深深的感情,只是表达的方式不同而已.Luther Vandross采用唱出自己的心声,也许也唱出了我和你的内心想表达的那份感情.现在赶紧去听听.

  10. J-MaC

    是啊,是内心的歌声,内心的心声,世界上没有任何歌声可以超越了,如果可以我愿唱给我的父亲听

  11. Guest

    虽然淡淡的感动,却是来自内心最深处的,如果可以,我愿用自己的生命换取他的复活