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Friday, 13 August 2010

懷念MJ拾貳:They Don't Care About Us


隔了很久才續寫這一系列的文章;MJ離開我們已經一年又一個多月,這些日子發生了許多的事情,也經歷了許多,改變了自己的許多看法,更增長了許多的見聞;唯一不變的,就是對MJ的喜歡以及想念。突然會續寫回這一系列懷念MJ的文章,就是因為剛剛正一面在聽著他的歌,一面在看書的時候,突然有一些“很難形容的感覺”湧上,就馬上來寫下這一篇文章了!喜歡MJ的朋友們,久等了!

They Don't Care About Us,是MJ眾多的歌曲中,我最最最喜歡的一首。這一首歌真是非常非常的好聽,這一點是毋庸置疑。可是我超喜歡這首歌的原因,同樣的,還是歌曲背後的意義!這一首歌的歌詞,飽含了滿滿的憤怒,對種族主義的無盡怒吼!

先說說這首歌的背景。這首歌是在1994年的History中發行,其寫作背景是在1992年的洛杉磯市發生的造成了55人死亡、超過2,300人受傷、1,100多棟建築物被毀、12,000人被逮捕的大暴動。這一場暴動的起因,是因為一名開車超速的黑人,被四名白人警察攻擊而造成(不過其實事後發現,是犯法黑人先攻擊警察,結果白人警察被迫自衛反擊。但當時的美國電視台為了商業利益,剪去了錄影中開頭部分長達15秒鐘的錄影,卻一直重覆播放黑人被四名白人警察毆打的部分)。

當然,這一個被剪輯過的錄影,只不過是壓死駱駝的最後一根稻草。真正引發這一場美國有史以來最大暴動的,是美國黑人一直都被視為二等公民的長期不平等對待及長期受到無理歧視及壓迫所帶來的巨大反彈!而MJ寫這一首歌,其實也是他自己的切身體會,在當時那一個以白人至上,完全由白人壟斷的娛樂圈中,MJ所遭受到的白眼、打壓,也是絕非常人所能忍受的!

因為這些原因,MJ生涯其中一首最有意義,也是最好聽的歌曲--They Don't Care About Us,“他們根本不在乎我們”,終於誕生了!(歌詞的意義我就不多說了,太多人寫過了,隨便找找就有,另外最後我會附上歌詞原文,自己去看看/聽聽感受吧~)

值得一提的是,MJ的這一首歌裡還出現了兩位偉人的名字,也就是美國歷史上唯一一位連任四屆的戰時總統羅斯福,和和平爭取黑人權益的英雄--馬丁路德!MJ在歌曲中毫不掩飾對政府的失望,對警察的暴力、對社會的黑暗,還有一直抹不去的種族隔離陰影完全都毫不避諱的完全給唱了出來,正是這些因素,聽這首歌,你會感覺到一股“爆發”的感覺!而那兩位偉人的名字會出現,就是因為MJ在歌詞中寫出了這倆人絕不會讓這樣的事情在美國發生!

因為MJ的直言不諱,所以這首歌的原版MV(原版拍的監獄中的情形,拍的非常之好,很震撼!強烈建議大家去找來看。MV中有黑人被打的錄影,甚至連64事件的照片也有。後來拍過的是在巴西街頭打鼓的MV,也是不錯,值得一看!),被號稱自由至上的美利堅合眾國政府給禁播了!這首歌的影響力,由此可見一斑~

總而言之,這絕對是一首難得一見的好歌,還沒有聽過的朋友,或是還不認識邁克的人,趕快去找來聽吧!這是一個讓你愛上邁克的一個最佳機會(雖然已經有點遲了....)!

(另,現在MJ已經離世後看來,這一首歌也正是MJ被誤解、被人污衊的最佳反映....反复回味著歌詞,總是感覺到MJ在訴說著的,好像就是他自己的一生....)

"They Don't Care About Us"

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody's gone mad

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don't you black or white me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me of my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
black man, black male
Throw your brother in jail

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame
They're throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can't believe this is the land from which I came
You know I do really hate to say it
The government don't wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Some things in life they just don't wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin'
He wouldn't let this be

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, strike me
Don't you wrong or right me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

繼續閱讀·其他關于MJ的文章

巨星殞落--一個時代的標志 ·Michael Jackson永遠地走了
[轉載] 我眼裡最傻的明星—米高積遜
緬懷永遠的天皇巨星--邁克杰克遜MJ
只有他
懷念MJ壹:We Are The World
懷念MJ貳:Heal The World
懷念MJ叁:Beat It
懷念MJ肆:What More Can I Give
懷念MJ伍:Billie Jean
懷念MJ陸:Black or White
懷念MJ柒:Earth Song
懷念MJ捌:I'll Be There
懷念MJ玖:Smooth Criminal
懷念MJ拾:You Are Not Alone
懷念MJ拾壹:This Is It

6 评论 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good,等你寫這一篇很久了,加油!

HK Wan

~aNG~伟翔 said...

是啊,一年多了!
我會加油的,多謝!

chua1234 said...

小翔,这个应该是写政治评论的热身动作吧?
哈哈

对了,忘了问你:怎么不到correct, correct, correct的律师楼去应征?哈哈,至少也能学学其中一、两招吧?

~aNG~伟翔 said...

知我者莫若蔡兄也!我還真是寫了一篇短短的,明天早上才post,一天一篇嘛!

=.=""那種不學也罷,不過我剛剛接受了另一位著名律師--Tommy Thomas*的律師行!應該九月就會開始上班了!

*Tommy Thomas就是代表陳平和Sivakumar的律師....

小刀 said...

Good post, write more please!

~aNG~伟翔 said...

Thank you!

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