Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

如果要用扩写的方式描述《男孩别哭》这首歌到底讲了一个什么故事:那就是一个漂泊异乡的寂寞男孩和炮友在一起的那一夜,炮友用尽温柔安慰他,让他别哭。

有很多经典的台词·故事·对白/旁白·演讲·采访,也有很多优秀的电子音乐,当人声采样(Vocal
Sampling)遇上电音会怎样?

上星期五在公司的电梯里遇见了自己最钟爱的专栏作家芝加哥论坛报普利策奖获得者Mary
Schmich。非常庆幸能够遇见不常来办公室的她,因为和我们一样,大家都要搬出论坛报大楼了。我告诉她,二十年前因为读了她的那篇文章,改变了自己的人生,改变了how
I live my life.
二十年就这么快过去了,青春已逝,但Mary的每句话依然清晰如初: Do one
thing every day that scares you. The real troubles in your life are apt
to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind
side you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.

歌词主要包括三个部分:炮友说的话,男孩说的话,以及旁白(上帝视角,或者说男孩的内心)。那么接下来就直接按歌词顺序来解读惹。(btw,demo的话前面还有一段英文,然鹅找不到音频,就暂且搁置不提吧。)

我整理筛选了一些,推荐给你。

今天和大家共享Mary的Wear Sunscreen
(涂防护霜),她帮我走过人生的二十年,希望好文章也能陪伴你的人生。

“我跟你描述一个灵魂
它拥有不谢的青春
每当夜色降临
就会轻轻歌唱
它唱着一个新鲜的故事
里面的人们相互微笑”

网易云音乐歌单地址:http://music.163.com/\#/playlist?id=629656311

            Wear Sunscreen

联系下文,这一段是炮友说的话。一般来完一发之后,总要吹吹水,进行下个回合,于是炮友就跟男孩讲起了故事。但这段歌词很魔性:炮友对男孩讲故事,故事里有个灵魂在讲故事。(类似我做了个梦,梦里梦到我做了一个梦=
= )

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By Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

不过基友说“里面的人们相互微笑”这一段就想到《三体》,蜜汁出戏。


Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97:

是不是每个夜晚都要这样
为了爱
去用清醒交换
男孩别哭
美丽世界的孤儿

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01  《Wear Sunscreen (Mau Kilauea’s Tropical
Remix)》
 歌手:Mau Kilauea/Baz Luhrmann  所属专辑:Wear Sunscreen (Mau Kilauea’s
Tropical Remix)

02  《Everybody’s Free (To Wear
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 歌手:Baz Luhrmann  所属专辑:Absolute ’99 – The Best of 1999

03  《Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)》
 歌手:Quindon
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If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own
meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

这一段是旁白。从“夜晚”、“爱”这些意向可证明前文总结的这首歌的主题:一个男孩,在每个空虚寂寞冷的夜晚,都牺牲清醒去寻找爱。可以脑补到这样的画面,男孩因为寂寞而泡吧,喝酒,买春,夜夜笙歌。

人声采样来源

这几首电音的人声采样来自原作者是普利策奖获得者,记者 Mary
Schmich的专栏文章(原文在1997年六月被刊登在Chicago Tribune
column上,名为: “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the
young”)。作者本人在2012凭借这个专栏获得普利策奖。

题目Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)源于Mary
Schmich一次看到年轻人做日光浴的经历。


Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But
trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall
in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how
fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

“可 我的心
我的家
在哪里
在哪里呢我的朋友”

金句及相关截图

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Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young

Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some
world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who’d
rather be Rollerblading. Most of us, alas, will never be invited to
sow our words of wisdom among an audience of caps and gowns, but
there’s no reason we can’t entertain ourselves by composing a Guide to
Life for Graduates.

I encourage anyone over 26 to try this and thank you for indulging my
attempt.Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97:

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But
trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you
imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble
gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never
crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on
some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people
who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with
yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed
in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting
40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when
they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe
you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your
choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of
what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll
ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who
knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will
philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize
that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund.
Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one
might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will
look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply
it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing
the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly
parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Copyright © 2017,Chicago
Tribune

相关链接:

Mary Schmich
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary\_Schmich

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young
  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column-column.html

【记得抹防晒霜】Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
 https://music.douban.com/review/6690664/

中文翻译《记得抹防晒霜啊!》
https://music.douban.com/review/7998058/

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed
your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 PM on some idle
Tuesday.

这里是男孩说的话,从“家在哪里”这句话可以看出他是一个漂泊在外的游子。同时也是给上段旁白让他别哭的自嘲式的回应。

Do one thing every day that scares you.

静静地听
有个声音在说爱你
闭上眼
跟随她
跟随她
就像跟着希望

Sing.

这一段可以说是旁白,或者我更倾向于认为是男孩头顶上的欲望小天使吧。这个欲望小天使告诉男孩,别胡思乱想啦,你先用心感受,身边这个人不就是爱你的吗,你可以跟着她到极乐世界啊~这个“她”也就是这个夜晚的炮友。

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people
who are reckless with yours.

那些城市上空飘着一颗颗不安的心
她一定也曾在这儿跳过欢快的舞蹈
清风吹来让我感到一阵迷醉
那婆娑的身影
太阳般光洁
那些男孩一次次的叫着寂寞妈妈
爱是否能抚平他们内心的内心的伤痕
孤独的人呐
我带上你走

Floss.

这一段依然是独白,我认为这是整首歌信息量最大也最深入的地方。

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with
yourself.

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