About Pink Floyd

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

总有一些场景在你的脑海中挥之不去,就好像你在那一刻按下了快门键。又或者是你真的按下了快门,想记下这个瞬间。在我脑海中冲洗出的那些照片里,有一张特殊的快照,那是我第一次在耳机里听清 Echoes 这句歌词的那个瞬间。第一次听到 Echoes 是在 Live at Pompeii 的演出录像里,当时的我只被 Roger Waters 的 Bassline 所吸引住了,直到后来我认真地听清了歌词。照片显示,那是一个没有标明日期的午后,不知为何,一直习惯宅在宿舍的我正坐在公交车上,前往一个未标明的地点。我正懒散的看着窗外,形色匆匆的人,排队跑过的树,这句歌词从耳机中缓缓飘出,却一下击到我的心上。

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》
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 的录音室去看他们了。乐队差点没认出来多年未见、剃光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。再一次感叹 Pink Flyod 创作的功力,旋律、节奏和歌词的配合让这首歌如此富有张力。毕业前在杭州实习的那段日子,每天晚上下班后,我都会听着这首歌,沿着余杭塘河狭长的绿道走回去。

*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》
这是我听过的第一首 Pink Floyd,当时我根本不知道什么是 Pink Floyd、什么是迷幻摇滚和艺术摇滚。我只知道这是一支很有名气和地位的摇滚乐队。一次我心情非常低落的时候,脑海中突然响起了 Comfortably Numb 缓慢升高的合成器的音调,我躺在床上,脑中继续播放着这首歌。还好我们有这样的音乐,还好在失落的时候还能有这样的音乐陪伴着我们。对我们所有人来说,这都是一种慰藉。