Tom’s dinner

By | 2006 年 04 月 29 日

Suzanne Vega,又一个出色的民谣女歌手。初次接触是因为《民谣流域》的节目,一档《一组女歌手的作品》和一期《Suzanne Vega》的特辑。

这首完全清唱的歌曲不期间给听者安静的打动。歌曲描述了Suzanne清晨走进咖啡厅的所见所闻,简单而生动。当然,此曲也被改编过很多次,衍生出很多的版本。而Suzanne也在她01年的一张精选辑《The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True》里重新编排了这首歌。

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Tom’s Diner

I am sitting in the morning
At the diner on the corner
I am waiting at the counter
For the man to pour the coffee

And he fills it only halfway
And before I even argue
He is looking out the window
At somebody coming in

“It is always nice to see you”
Says the man behind the counter
To the woman who has come in
She is shaking her umbrella

And I look the other way
As they are kissing their hellos
I’m pretending not to see them
And instead I pour the milk

And I open up the paper
There’s a story of an actor
Who had died while he was drinking
It was no one I had heard of

And I’m turning to the horoscope
And looking for the funnies
When I’m feeling someone watching me
And so I raise my head

There’s a woman on the outside
Looking inside. Does she see me?
No she does not really see me
Cause she sees her own reflection

And I’m trying not to notice
That she’s hitching up her skirt
And while she’s straightening her stockings
Her hair has gotten wet

Oh, this rain it will continue
Through the morning as I’m listening
To the bells of the cathedral
I am thinking of your voice…

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time before the rain began…
I finish up my coffee
It’s time to catch the train

Da da da da…

2 thoughts on “Tom’s dinner

  1. 蜗牛

    偶尔的状态下听到这首作品。。。惊讶。。
    完美而干净的声音。。。没有任何挑剔。。。
    我想只能静静的闭上眼睛才能体会到Suzanne Vega所要表大的概念:::

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