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1970 年,歌手 Gordon Lightfoot 把離婚的心情寫成 "If You Could Read My Mind",感懷彼此封閉的心與兩人間逝去的愛,歌詞淺顯,旋律優美,成了我少女時期很迷戀的一首老歌。

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If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I'm a ghost you can't see

If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
And heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending's just too hard to take

I'd walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script
And enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now, love, let's be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feeling's gone
And I just can't get it back

If you could read my mind, love,
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
The story always ends
I never knew I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feeling's gone
And I just can't get it back

"If You Could Read My Mind" 被許多歌手翻唱過,包括甜心歌手Olivia Newton-John 在內,她的版本是我對這首歌的初識,可惜找不到音質比較清晰的版本。



"Sara" 是傳奇搖滾詩人歌手巴布.狄倫 (Bob Dylan) 寫給第一任妻子 Sara 的歌,Dylan 與大他近兩歲的模特兒 Sara Lownds 於 1965 年結婚,婚後育有三子一女。面對日漸冷淡的夫妻關係,Dylan 寫下這首歌,並在灌錄《Desire》專輯時當著 Sara 的面唱出了對她的眷戀,用情之深令人動容。

Sara, Sara
It's all so clear, I could never forget
Sara, Sara
Loving you is the one thing I'll never regret.

優美感傷的 "Sara" 成了《Desire》專輯的壓軸曲目,該專輯是 Bob Dylan 商業上最成功的專輯之一,在1976 年間榮登全美專輯排行榜冠軍以及英國專輯排行榜第三名,賣座更達雙白金,只可惜一首好情歌仍舊無法挽救一樁早已瀕臨破裂的婚姻,Sara 仍於翌 (1977) 年向法院訴請離婚。



 Photo: odyssey2001 攝於巴黎艾菲爾鐵塔。 


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