Welcome to my home ~郭大路

Welcome to my home ~郭大路

2008年1月12日 星期六

Streets Of London ~ Ralph McTell

Streets Of London是69年的作品74年重新灌錄,打上英國十大。Ralph McTell以戰後經濟不景氣的英國作為背景,描繪倫敦街頭各階層的眾生相。副歌中對政府的無能諷刺,充份表現敏銳觀察力及對社會的関懷。
我想,有沒有人作一首Streets Of香港,會是怎樣的描繪、、、、馬照跑、舞照跳,或是老人檢拾廢紙、小孩被獨自遺在家裡,或滿街都是雙失青年???

Streets Of London ~ Ralph McTell

Have you seen the old man in the closed down market
Kicking up the paper with his worn out shoes
In his eyes you see no pride
And held loosely by his side,
yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news
How can you tell me you're lonely
And say, for you, that the sun don't shine
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
I'll show you something to make you change your mind
Have you seen the old girl
who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags
She's no time for talkin,
she just keeps right on walkin'
Carryin her home in two carrier bags
How Can you tell me..... ...
In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven
Same old man sitting there on his own
Looking at the world over the rim of his tea-cup
Each tea lasts an hour
and he wanders home alone
How can you tell me........
Have you seen the old man
outside the seaman's mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears.
In our winter city, the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero in a world that doesn't care
How can you tell me ..........