Strangers passing in the street
by chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me

一直有一些场景在我脑海中挥之不去,或许是我刻意想记下它们。其中一个特殊的时刻就是我第一次在耳机听到 Echoes 中这句歌词的时刻。一个被遗忘的午后,不知道为什么,一直习惯宅在宿舍的我却坐在公交车上,前往一个被遗忘的的地点。正当我百无聊赖的看着窗外,看着街上的行人匆匆而过时,这句歌词突然从耳机中传出来,我差点激动到热泪盈眶。虽然第一次听到 Echoes 是在 Live at Pompeii 的演出录像里,但当时我只是被贝斯的旋律所吸引。直到我第一次认真听清了歌词。

How I wish
how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here

《Wish you were here》
没看这首歌的演出视频之前,我一直以为中间那一段 David Gilmour 哼唱的部分是用电吉他演奏出来的。

You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom
Blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond

《Shine on you crazy diamond》
Wish You Were Here 这张专辑是写给因为精神问题退出乐队的前主唱 Syd Barrett 的。值得一提的是,在给这首歌混音时,Barrett 恰好去 Abbey Road 录音室去看他们了。乐队差点没认出来多年未见、剃掉了自己头发和眉毛的 Barrett。

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

这应该是 Pink Floyd 最通俗易懂的一首歌了,应该也是能引起最多人共鸣的一首吧。不得不再一次感叹 Pink Flyod 的歌词如此的精准,旋律、节奏和歌词的配合也如此完美。毕业前在杭州实习的时候,每天晚上下班我都听着这首歌沿着余杭塘河的绿道走回去。

*There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb *
《Comfortably Numb》
这是我听的第一首 Pink Floyd,当我还不知道什么是 Pink Floyd,什么是迷幻摇滚和艺术摇滚的时候。只知道这是一支很出名,很重要的摇滚乐队。一次我心情非常低落的时候,脑海中突然响起了这首歌,我躺在床上,还好我们有这样的音乐,还好在失落的时候我们还能听到这样的音乐。Such a solace for us all.