Suzanne

By | 2006 年 05 月 15 日

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne Lyrics

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she’s half crazy
But that’s why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you’ve always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.
And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said “All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them”
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you’ll trust him
For he’s touched your perfect body with his mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.

1956年,诗集《Let Us Compare Mythologies》(让我们比较神话), “首本诗集就赢得了文学界的肯定”

1961年,诗集《The Spice Box Of Earth》(大地香盒),“早期书作中最受欢迎、最畅销的一本”。

1963年,小说《The Favorite Game》(最喜爱的游戏),一个蒙特利尔青年犹太艺术家的画像。

1964年,诗集《Flowers For Hitler》(给希特勒的花),Cohen首度有意识地作出摲匆帐鯏姿态。

1966年,小说《Beautiful Losers》(美丽的失败者),“一部乖戾而虔诚却又无比优美的史诗”。

1968年,唱片《The Songs of Leonard Cohen》(Leonard Cohen的歌),初试啼声就成为乐坛偶像;
1968年,诗集《Selected Poems: 1956-1968》(诗歌自选集),凭这本诗集荣获“Gover nor-General Award”奖(加拿大最高文学奖)。

1969年,唱片《Songs from A Room》(来自一间屋子的歌),更迷惘更忧郁的第二批经典歌曲。

1971年,唱片《Songs of Love and Hate》,如专辑标题,爱恨交织,Cohen最为感情丰富的作品。

1972年,诗集《The Energy of Slaves》(奴隶精神),这本伪浪漫主义诗集是Cohen反艺术的又一次尝试。

1972年,现场唱片《Live Songs》(现场歌曲),早期歌曲+新歌的真挚生动的现场演绎。

1973年,唱片《New Skin For the Old Ceremony》(新皮旧仪式),音乐结构和表现力最为丰富的专辑。

1975年,精选唱片《The Best of Leonard Cohen》,前4张录音室专辑的最经典的歌曲精选。

1977年,唱片《Death of a Ladies Man》(一个女士的男人之死),因音乐理念互相抵触,监制Phil Spector和Cohen的合作并不成功。

1978年,诗与散文诗集《Death of a Lady抯 Man》,Cohen在这个时期似乎正经历着一场感情危机。

1979年,唱片《Recent Songs》(近来新歌),思愁和孤独被幽默地化解,Cohen经历了黑暗的混乱后似乎已回复平衡。

1984年,诗集《The Book of Mercy》(宽恕之书),在宗教意义上、精神上都深具启发性。

1985年,唱片《Various Position》(多种立场),歌词隐晦音乐简约,轻涉流行和乡村音乐风格。

1988年,唱片《I抦 Your Man》(我是你的男人),尝试流行的音乐元素,法西斯隐喻使唱片似乎不太畅销。

1992年,唱片《The Future》(未来),号召人们挑战所谓正义的定义和人生的失落。

1993年,作品集《Stranger Music》(陌生人之歌),包括歌词、诗歌和一些游记片段。

1994年,现场唱片《Cohen Live》(Cohen现场),来自他1988-1993年的现场演唱会。

1997年,《Dance Me To The End Of Love》,这本艺术画册中,收有Cohen的最新诗作,配上艺术家Henri Matisse的油画、素描、剪纸、插图、浮雕等21幅作品。
1997年,精选唱片《More Best of Leonard Cohen》,后期歌曲精选+2首新歌+1首现场歌,Cohen从音乐上到演唱上均有改进。

1999年,精选唱片《Greatest Hits》、《So Long, Marianne》,出道至今的最畅销歌曲之精选

《God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot》,2000英国出版这本诗画册,集Cohen的诗歌和伦敦两位有名的艺术家/设计师Sarah Perkins和Ian Jackson的艺术作品于一体。

2001年,现场唱片《Field Commander Cohen—our of 1979》(旷野指挥官Cohen),来自1979年Cohen在英格兰举办的演唱会录音。
2001年10月,唱片《Ten New Songs》(十首新歌)和女音乐人Sharon Robinson的合作。

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