Welcome to my home ~郭大路

Welcome to my home ~郭大路

2011年10月14日 星期五

Alone Again, Naturally

Gilbert O'Sullivan 是一位在1970年代備受推崇的創作歌手,學生時代開始創作歌曲,努力把作品寄給各大唱片公司,但始終未受注意。直至Tom Jones的經理人Gordon Mills慧眼識才華簽到旗下,將這首紀念母親的Alone Again (Naturally)於1972年連續六週冠軍榜,一炮而紅;但因後期與公司的合約糾紛而事業呆滯。在嬉皮士捲蓆全美國的氣候下,容不下這位乾淨、温文爾雅的singer song writer,算是鬱鬱不得志吧。

Alone Again, Naturally

In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top will throw myself off
In an effort to make it clear to who
Ever what it?s like when you?re shattered Left standing in the lurch at a church Where people saying: "My God, that?s tough She's stood him up"
No point in us remaining We may as well go home
As I did on my own Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to well wouldn?t do The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down Reality came around
And without so much, as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces Leaving me to doubt
Talk about God and His mercy Or if He really does exist
Why did He desert me in my hour of need I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that there are more hearts broken in the world that can't be mended Left unattended
What do we do? What do we do?
Alone again, naturally

Now looking back over the years And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died Never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old My mother, God rest her soul,
Couldn?t understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken Leaving her to start with a heart
so badly broken Despite encouragement from me No words were ever spoken
And when she passed away I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally Alone again, naturally