Unwritten Law – Save Me

Here's to the Mourning

Unwritten Law,又是圣地亚哥的,一支五人庞克团。译“不成文法”!?哈~外国的乐队名真的是没有起不了的只有想不到的,像 Switchfoot 译“浪行者”看来已经是酷的很难得的了~~~不是新人了,但好像也不是很红,国内连首MP3都找不到,最后只好去到 AllTheWeb 才终于如愿以偿,看来姜果真还是老的辣呢,哈嚏!

在大多数人眼中,他们是 Alternative 多点,我也是这样认为。因为是他们让我如此觉得……这首 Save Me 无论从词或曲都很简单,正是这种简单最容易使人动容——无法拯救、无法改变,一切都是我的错。

PS: Mourning 不是 Morning,也不是 Mountain,而是 Mourning,感谢他们,我又学了个单词……悲痛!

名称:Here’s to the Mourning
歌手:Unwritten Law
发行:2005.02.01
官方:http://www.unwrittenlaw.com/

专辑曲目:

1. Intro
2. Get Up
3. Celebration Song
4. Because of You
5. No Control
6. Save Me [MV]
7. The Way
8. Slow Dance
9. She Says
10. Rejection’s Cold
11. F.I.G.H.T.
12. Walrus

Unwritten Law – Save Me [MV]

Had a bad day, don’t talk to me
gonna ride this out
My little black heart, breaks apart
with your big mouth
And I’m sick of my sickness
Dont touch me you’ll get this
I’m useless, lazy, perverted
and you hate me

You can’t save me
You can’t change me
Well I’m waiting for my wake up call
And everything, everything’s my fault

Went to the doctor, and I asked her
to make this stop (whoa)
Got medication a new addiction
Fucken thanks a lot
Had to relapse, I’m outta rehab
It ruined everything (whoa)
So point your finger at the singer
He’s in the pharmacy

You can’t save me,
You can’t change me,
Well I’m waiting for my wake up call
and everything’s my fault.

You can’t save me
You can’t blame me
Well I’m waiting here to take a fall
and everything and everthing’s my fault

And I’m a death threat haven’t slept yet
Baby wide awake at dawn
Helmet bad boy, tell the tabloids
everything’s my fault

Whoa whoa yeah, write it write it
Whoa whoa yeah, write it write it
Whoa Whoa everthing’s my fault
everthing’s my fault

I went to heaven, couldn’t get it
For what I had done
I said forsake me, you said you’re crazy
you were too much fun

You can’t save me
You can’t change me
Well I’m waiting for my wake up call
and everything’s my fault

You can’t save me
You can’t blame me
Well I’m waiting here to take a fall
and everything,everthing’s my fault

You can’t save me
You can’t change me
You can’t save me
You can’t change me
You can’t save me
You can’t change me (everthing’s my fault)
You can’t save me
You can’t change me

Everything’s my fault

About Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law, one of the finest bands to emerge from the late 90’s SoCal rock scene are back with an incredibly solid, new studio effort entitled Here’s To the Mourning. Taking a page from Rock n’Roll 101, Unwritten Law’s frontman Scott Russo is consistently one of the most unpredictable and volatile singers on the scene today.

So you say you want to write artist bios for record companies. Believe me, it’s not as glamorous as you think. You don’t get to frolic in debauched backstage scenes. You don’t become buddies with the band. You do get to interview the artists and learn something about how they feel about what they’re doing. That, at least, is standard practice-but not this time.

Unwritten Law, whose slamming, melodic, big-beat style has already rocked major houses from hometown San Diego to distant Atlantic shores, needs a bio to go with Elva, their new album. Sure, I tell the nice folks at Interscope, I’d be happy to write this one. Unwritten Law is one of the tightest, most passionate, and lyrically eloquent bands I’ve heard in recent years. Judging from what I’ve encountered in recent years from these guys, they’re smart, they’re dedicated to what they do, and I’m sure they’ve got a lot to say. And indeed they probably do … but they wouldn’t tell me.

Here’s the deal. Unwritten Law doesn’t want a regular bio. They want something different. How different? Well, first of all, they don’t want to talk to the bio writer. I can live with that. In fact, when my copy of Elva shows up, I figure it’s no problem. From the opening, overdriven guitar arpeggio on the first track, an intriguing and ambiguous paean to non-love titled “Mean Girl,” this album burns with blazing beats and attitudinal narratives. Scott Russo’s vocals, sometimes raw, sometimes plaintive, surf the bristling rhythms laid down by bassist Pat Kim and drummer Wade Youman, with Steve Morris and Rob Brewer laying down massive guitar washes that cut like waves of razors. Their range has grown terrifically on Elva: They nod toward reggae on the verses before slamming into a wall-of-sound chorus and fading to a wistful finale on “How You Feel. They harmonize like Gen-Y Everlys on “Sound Siren,” and break Mach-One on the tempo meter with the explosive jump-jive “Blame It On Me.”

Yeah, that’s cool, but the guys don’t really want the usual P.R. excess in this bio. They want something more minimal. How minimal? Well, is it possible to break the whole thing down to one word? And so here sits the bio writer, staring at a screen already crawling with hyperbole. Maybe that’s just how hired-gun wordsmiths look at the world. If something hits us as hard as Elva, we’ve got to put it into words. How else can I let you know about the astonishing compact power of this band, how they’re able to begin with hushed intimacy, build quickly to volcanic climaxes, take it back down again, and leave the listener exhilarated in less than four minutes of “Seein’ Red.” Or satirize social priorities with goofball finesse and a sing-along hook on “Actress, Model …” Or slash through the punk straitjacket that misguided observers locked on them through their friendship with Socal pals blink-182.

You can’t really appreciate how far Unwritten Law has come even since their eponymous, chart-busting album three years ago unless somebody points out the tasty bits of synth that add sonic dimension to “Evolution,” or the retro folk strum that drifts the listener into “Rest of My Life.” But, of course, you and I both know that this is a lie. You don’t need anyone to tell you how much these guys rawk. All you need is your copy of Elva. Put it on. Reach your own conclusions. As for that one word, what can the bio writer say? Consider it Unwritten. You can provide the second word yourself.

5 thoughts on “Unwritten Law – Save Me

  1. mjjlp

    港片《法外情》
    不过这只乐队的旋律确实很不错

  2. Link

    嗯,BINGO。事物本来就是不断在否定和肯定中交替进行……

  3. Joint

    有的时候你会突然领悟一些想当然的事实,然后在今后的日子里又发现领悟的还不够深刻,hehe

  4. Guest

    哈,你到现在才领悟到这点!?虽说有点迟,却总比不觉悟好啊,咳~

  5. Joint

    看了这篇文章以后觉得音乐确实是很主观的东西。