然後是，就完全愛上Tamas Wells徹底沉淪在Valder Fields裏，像中了毒一樣一停止音樂即全身顫抖，一聼又歡暢得想找條街狂跑狂跑的程度。（限時發作：今夜）
（更不關Bridge to Terabithia的事，只是youtube上找不到其他版本。喜歡純淨版的話可至此收割。）
Tamas Wells 是一支樂隊的名字也是主唱的名字，來自澳洲，生活在緬甸。Valder Fields是樂隊的成名曲，歌詞在網絡上有非常多的版本—— 原版是這樣子：
I was found on the ground by the fountain at Valder Fields/And was almost dry/Lying in the sun after I had tried/To climb over the wall of the fountain side/We had agreed that the council should end at three hours over time/Shoeslaces were tied at the traffic lights/I was running late/I could apply for another one I guess/They say that department stores are best/But that would be some delays/And only temporary pay/She was found on the ground in a gown made at Valder Fields/And was sound asleep/On the stairs above the door/To the man who cried/When he said that he loved his life/We had agreed that the council should take his keys to the bedroom door/In case he slept outside and was found in two days in Valder Fields with a mountain view.
I was found on the ground by the fountain at Valder Fields/ And was almost dry/ lying in the sun after I had tried/ lying in the sun by the side/ we had agreed that the council would end at three hours over-time/ shoelaces were tied at the traffic lights/ I was running late/ could apply for another one I guess/ If department stores are best/ they said there would be delays/ only temporary pay/ for another one I guess/ if department stores are best/ they said there would be delays/ only temporary pay/ she was found on the ground in a gown made at Valder Fields/ and was sound asleep/ on the stairs out the door/ to the man who cried/ when he said that he loved his life/ we had agreed that the council should take his keys to the bedroom door/ case he slept outside and was found in two days in Valder Fields with a mountain view
//Thursday, December 06, 2007
Valder Fields Lyrics
Thanks to everyone who has sent messages etc for your interest in the song Valder Fields and its lyrics. I received a friend request last week from someone whose profile was called "Valder Fields"- so I felt obliged to offer some explanation of the song....
Please feel free to add any thoughts, comments or questions and I will do my best to answer whatever questions you pose about the song (or other songs).
As a quick disclaimer, with all lyric writing there is a conscious level and a subconscious level. I don't say that in a pretentious way but simply to say that when you write a melody, the things that you sing are often complete nonsense. But.... sometimes in between the nonsense and stream of consciousness there is something that is you desperately want to express. So in a song like Valder Fields there is a stitching together of some of these moments within a broader stream of potential nonsense.
Some people would disagree and say that good song writing is about clear narrative or analogy but I prefer to stick to a method that is based in a degree of chaos. So for that reason I am not going to proceed to surgically dissect every word in the song and explain how it fits into some jigsaw puzzle esque coherent whole, but rather give you some ideas about what the song may be about.
So.... after that long preface and disclaimer, the song Valder Fields is about the tension between our life of responsibility and the life of chaos. There are many times that I feel like lying down and falling asleep on the warm concrete next to a fountain in the city square but I dont do that because I am late for a job interview or worrying about getting back to work in a department store (btw I dont actually work in a department store but i do know many fine people who do !) .
On the other side there are some people do live that life of complete abandon and irresponsibility but unfortunately they often find themselves locked up in psych wards after they get found lying asleep outside someones door in a bizarre gown or start crying uncontrollably when they say that they love their life.
So many of us end up living a life partway between responsibility and the chaos of complete abandon. I read a book by a Dutch economist who said that the "modern" man (or woman) is beset by the twin thrusts of modernity: one toward "progress" and a desperate striving for success (as we see in the way our global markets are structured with an absolute need for growth) and the other toward an ideal of individual freedom where we have the liberty to choose not to succeed or "progress".
So as I said people end up with a life partway between these.....Perhaps I am straying off the topic a little but hopefully that gives you a little more background to the song- or perhaps if you are reading this blog you may be more confused.
anyway I look forward to hearing your thoughts//
* 關Tamas Wells什麽事呢其實，而事實上是不關事的，只不過在平靜乾枯太久的旱季思維中忽然被注入這一道傳説中的陽光，忽然激起這些日子以來的塵塵與埃埃。上一篇是12月7日，至今天，這些無字可寫的日子以來我過得很澎湃也很安靜；以這大抵是今年最後一篇文來紀念你，為全新的應該更通透的2011深呼吸（17嵗那年愛用的字忽然冒出來呢，當年5嵗的你如果看見了給我回應下）然後什麽也不想的繼續生活。
還有一件事：其實我不理解Tamas Wells 的前塵往事壯志雄心也不想去懂，就這樣的距離也好。這一點，和我對你的態度完全一樣— 對實質的你，我什麽也不想知道。