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舞蹈│【歌舞99】之80:音樂盒舞者Music Box Dancer

大家知道純音樂演奏也能上排行榜嗎?別懷疑,這首音樂盒舞者Music Box Dancer在70年代就曾經躍上當時流行音樂排行榜,並締造全球500萬張暢銷單曲的銷售量,一舉讓Frank Mills成為加拿大當代最有成就的音樂藝人,更贏得”Mr. Music Box Dancer”的美稱。

大家一定很好奇Frank Mills在1974年如何寫出這首音樂盒舞者Music Box Dancer的吧?那時他正好在思索一首曲子的標題,碰巧他六歲大的女兒拿著音樂盒來找他,原來音樂盒裏會跳舞的小娃娃已經脫落、而且手臂也已經斷了….當他還來不及安慰女兒時,腦海中便已浮現了一個靈感而大叫出來:「就是這首曲子,就是『The Music Box Dancer』!」於是,這首音樂盒舞者Music Box Dancer便這樣誕生了。

現在看到有配上的歌詞,是Norman Pollack於1981.3.17寫出來的喔!接下來請欣賞Frank Mills於1979年所演奏的音樂盒舞者Music Box Dancer吧!

(歌詞)

You walk in the room and you’re wearing a frown,
You reach for the shelf and cradle it down
The Music Box Dancer, what does it prove?
Only that you need to see a statue that moves.
A tutu of satin, bordered with lace,
Slender lines, agile legs, a wonderland face.
Her beauty is balanced, an immovable pose,
Eternally destined to remain on her toes.

Music Box Dancer, she is only a toy,
Project upon her your dreams of wanting life’s joy;
She’s perched on her stand, and never will part,
A final gaze upon her, now the music will start.

You wind the doll up, it’s nostalgic because
You’ve been here before, so give one final pause
To dream of the future, to reflect on the past,
Music Box Dancer start your whirling at last.

The room fills with music, such a cute song,
Watching her go ’round and ’round, she’s where she belongs;
Bring joy to the watchers, spreading a glow,
Whenever wound up, she’ll put on a good show.

Music Box Dancer, do you think or believe
She could step off her box if she wanted to leave?
So easy it is, twirl around with such grace,
Staying in her circle, she remains in one place.

Such a brief moment, a small time to spend,
The dancing will slow soon, the music will end;
In real life we’re plastic, nature’s unfair,
How can we breathe life, how can we share
The knowledge and insights hidden in tombs,
We’re all Music Box Dancers all alone in our rooms;
We sit on our shelves where objects reside,
We don’t allow the music to get right inside.

Music Box Dancer’s now completely alone,
No winder or no listener, because nobody’s home;
How long before someone will re-wind the spring?
The room will now be witness; and silence can’t sing.

歷史上的今天還寫了....
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