Michael Learns To Rock

Paint My Love

Michael Learns To Rock,简称 MLTR,译“麦克学摇滚”合唱团,来自丹麦。主唱嗓音独特曲风和煦,九十年代,他们很红。九六那年,我大概是初三,买了第一张英文磁带,就是他们那张金褐色调四个人头的专辑《Paint My Love》。不可否认,当时我喜欢里面的所有歌,好几首悦耳非常的至今我还耳熟能详。那时候我好多同学都买了这张磁带,还有的听过磁带后,还特地去买了VCD——前晚喝酒,聊起了MLTR当年这张磁带,所以有感而发想写个专题……

说到 MLTR,一定要说说专辑里的第一首歌:That’s Why (You Go Away),如果和着那VCD中那黑白电影的画面来看,容易让人联想到“老掉牙”三字。这首经典的成名作,可以说基本上奠定了他们的创作基调和音乐风貌。实际上他们的走红几乎都来自亚洲,这不是个偶然。先说说团名,麦克学摇滚,是个非常虚心不带个性的名字;他们的音乐,多自怨自艾自怜自惜;低调,含蓄,传统,淳朴,抒情。而所有这些结合起来,正对了亚洲人的审美观……

That’s Why (You Go Away) 同时是他们最最自怨自艾的代表作,当另一方离开,成为不再;而男的,还要独自数落自己的不是,说“因为这样你才会离开”,多年以后再听回这歌,旋律还是那么悦耳,但这样的感情基调实在让我不敢恭维,所以本人在翻译时尝试让他更有自尊一点,哈……

Michael Learns To Rock – That’s Why (You Go Away)

baby won’t you tell me why
there is sadness in your eyes
i don’t wanna say goodbey to you
love is one big illusion
l should try to forget
but there is something left in my head

you’re the one who set it up
now you’re the one to make it stop
i’m the one who’s feeling lost right now
now you want me to forget
every little thing you said
but there is something left in my head

i won’t forget the way you’re kissing
the felling’s so strong
were lasting for so long
but l’m not the man ur heart is missing
that’s why you go away l know
(that’s why you go away l know)

you were never satisfied
no matter how l tried
now you wanna say goodbye to me
love is one big illusion
i should try to forget
but there is something left in my head

yes l know
sitting here all alone
in the middle of nowhere
don’t know which way to go
there airn’t so much to say now between us
there ain’t so much for you
there ain’t so much for me anymore

麦克学摇滚 – 你走吧……

宝贝 你不语 但眼里写满哀伤
我说不出再见 爱是场幻想
我想忘却 但无法抹去

是你让我爱上 现在你要说拜拜
剩下失落的我 你让我忘记
一起的点滴 怎可能抹去

我不会忘记我们的吻 浪漫永恒
但我不是你心中所想念的人
所以你离我而去 我知道

你从不满足 无论我如何努力
你让我忘记 爱是场幻想
我想忘却 但无法抹去

是的我知道 孤坐在一个莫名的地方
不知道你身在如方 你我已不再是什么
从此以后 你是你 而我是你

Breaking My Heart,也是首比较受伤的情歌,节奏缓慢,但感情较前坚定了,细数过往的一点一滴,犹如时钟的一分一秒在跳动……纵使万般难以释怀,时间总会抚平一切。

Michael Learns To Rock – Breaking My Heart

I’m on the floor
Counting one minute more
No one to break the silence
Staring into the night
All alone but that’s alright
It’s the feeling deep inside I don’t like

There is no excuse my friend
For breaking my heart
Breaking my heart again
This is where our journey ends
You’re breaking my heart again

Here in my bed
Counting the words you’ve said
They linger in the shadows
Coming home late at night
Drunk again but that’s alright
It’s the look in your eyes I don’t like

麦克学摇滚 – 心已碎

坐在地板上 数着一分一秒 无人打破这静默
凝视着黑夜 一个人 还好 但这感觉 我不喜欢

朋友 不要再找借口 我已心碎
我们之间已经结束 你令我心碎

躺在床上 细数你说过的话 犹如影子还在逗留
深夜 再次大醉而归 还好 你的眼神 我难释怀

Nothing To Lose,依然是首悦耳的情歌,格局和上首相差无几。是首真挚的表白之作:你是我的所有;我不想一无所有……

Nothing To Lose

There are times when you make me laugh
there are moments when you drive me mad
there are seconds when I see the light
though many times you made me cry
There’s something you don’t understand
I want to be your man

Nothing to lose your love to win
hoping so bad that you’ll let me in
I’m at your feet waiting for you
I’ve got time and nothing to lose
(Oh Yeah I’ve got time and nothing to lose)

There are times when I believe in you
these moments when I feel close to you
there are times I think that I am yours
though many times I feel unsure
There’s something you don’t understand
I want to be your man

I’ll always be around you
keep an eye on you
‘cos my patience is strong
and I won’t let you run
‘cos you are the only one

一无所有

无数次 你给我快乐 无数次 我为你疯狂
你让我流泪又给我希望
你难道察觉不到 我想守护着你

我一无所有 除了你的爱
绝望边缘 你给了我晨曦
你石榴裙下 有我一直在守候
除了等 我已一无所有

我已找到信仰 当每次亲近你
总以为我就是你的 但又未敢确定
你难道察觉不到 我只想要守护着你

我就在你身边 注视着你 等下去
我不想失去你 你就是我的唯一

Sleeping Child,是 MLTR 较经典的一首非情歌了。描写一个熟睡安详的小孩,然后应该是他父亲正抚摸着他的头发在喃喃自语……曲风是典型的温暖,如阵阵春风拂过脸颊。记得当时磁带中的版本,是个特别的版本,中间有一段专门的纯音乐,非常好听,但可惜找不到那个版本了。

Sleeping Child

The Milky Way upon the heavens
is twinkling just for you
and Mr. Moon he came by
to say goodnight to you
I’ll sing for you I’ll sing for mother
We’re praying for the world
and for the people everywhere
gonna show them all we care

Oh my sleeping child the world’s so wild
but you’ve build your own paradise
That’s one reason why I’ll cover you sleeping child

If all the people around the world
they had a mind like yours
we’d have no fighting and no wars
there would be lasting peace on Earth
If all the kings and all the leaders
could see you here this way
they would hold the Earth in their arms
they would learn to watch you play

Oh my sleeping child the world’s so wild
but you’ve build your own paradise
That’s one reason why I’ll cover you sleeping child
I’m gonna cover my sleeping child
Keep you away from the world so wild

熟睡的孩子

天空那条白色小径 正为你闪烁
月亮先生走过来 跟你道晚安
我为你歌唱 为母亲歌唱
我们都在为地球祈祷 为所有的人
告诉他们 我们在乎些什么

哦 熟睡的孩子 这世界是野蛮的
但你已经拥有属于自己的天堂
所以我会保护你 熟睡的孩子

如果世人都能跟你一般单纯
我们就不会有争斗和战争
地球就只有永恒的和平了
如果领导者能看到你这般安详
他们会倾力保护地球 看着你玩耍

我会保护我熟睡中的孩子
让你远离那野蛮的世界…

Something You Should Know,是几首比较悦耳的歌之一。格局和歌词也都比较简单,就不翻译了。不过情感就比较激烈一点点,已经有 BackStreet Boys 情歌的味道了,听听还是有点感觉的,哈……

Something You Should Know

Drifting back to a time gone by
she was in my life
Now I’m watching her from my car
Someone bought her rollerskates
God am I too late
Did somebody else take my place
She’s getting closer
and as I roll the window down
I spoke and then she turned around
And I said

There is something you should know
I could never let you go
because I miss you so
Baby when the time is right
together we will fight
to get you in my life

Looking back through misty eyes
but with a fathers pride
I drive away in my car
It doesn’t matter baby
if it takes a year or two
Someday
you’re gonna find the truth
And I thought

最后来到这首几年之后发觉是最喜欢的:Animals。个人认为是 MLTR 最大气的歌了。以前音乐天堂在评论 Michael JacksonEarth Song 时,说大气的歌不是人人都唱得的,例如国内或港台,至今没有人敢唱过这样的歌。现在 MLTR 也有大气的歌了,哈哈……

Animals

Animals
wild rivers and waterfalls
I can hear the planet call
show a little respect

Beautiful
to everything that is beautiful
and if you want to save it all
show a little respect

In the sun
Another day is born
while all the world is sleeping
there’s music in the dawn
See the clouds
phantoms in the sky
changing as the wind blows
right before your eyes

Through these creations
we learn to understand
the wonder of life
we’re holding in our hands

Animals
wild rivers and waterfalls
I can hear the planet call
show a little respect

There’s a place
a green and peaceful place
a place without the borders
to divide human race
It’s been created
in a billion years
don’t tear it apart

Animals
wild rivers and waterfalls
I can hear the planet call
show a little respect
Beautiful
to everything that is beautiful
and if you want to save it all
show a little respect

In the name of progress
everybody’s gone too far
in the name of money
who do we think we are
don’t drive the world to tears

Animals
wild rivers and waterfalls
I can hear the planet call
show a little respect

动物

动物们 野外的河流和瀑布
我能听到天体在叫喊 请心存敬重

多美妙 万物生机勃发
如果你想保持现状 请心存敬重

阳光普照 新一天来临
当世界还在沉睡 黎明已响起了歌声
眺望浮云 那天空的幻影 在你眼前变幻

通过那些创造 我们知道
生命的奇迹 正掌握在我们手中

有那么一个地方 青翠 安宁
没有界限 不分肤色
她早在十亿年前就被创造了
别再令她破碎

为了发展 我们欲无止境
为了金钱 我们早已迷失
不要再让这个地球支离破碎

Michael Learns To Rock

1987 年发迹于丹麦的 Arhus 城,乐队有 Jascha Richter、Kare Wancher、Mikkel Lentz 和 Soren Madson(2000年离团),词曲的创作主要由 Jascha 担纲。曾被形容是斯堪地那维亚音乐传统与西洋流行音乐的甜美相遇。他们深入流行音乐情感层面并从中精确掌握音符组构成果的能力,使得他们成为丹麦流行音乐史上最成功的团体之一。迈克学摇滚在家乡有超过五十万张唱片的销售纪录,但他们在全球的销售数字高达八百万张!其中更在亚洲更是掀起一阵流行狂潮。

如果要听情歌,向来以独特嗓音和以吉他为主旋律的招牌情歌成功征服了东南亚乐迷的“情歌至尊”迈克学摇滚绝对是第一首选!柔似体温般热度的暖式情歌、舒服悦耳的旋律、温柔的合声,90年出到迄今近15年的时间,迈克学摇滚以他们纯熟的演唱、声音、运用旋律,并在不断反复运用的音乐元素中,探寻更深层的声音表情魅力和动人音符,甚至有乐评形容他们是九○年代的“西城男孩”加上八○年代的“Air Supply”!聆听迈克学摇滚的音乐,悦耳、舒服是共通的感受。

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28 thoughts on “Michael Learns To Rock

  1. slaredy

    他们的歌都好好听!