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老歌亂談(1047)Islands in the Stream

當Bee Gees樂團的三兄弟感覺到Disco的風潮已過,開始要轉變寫歌的風格,此首《Islands in the Stream》即是以「節奏藍調」的曲風,原是要寫給黑人歌手Marvin Gaye唱的 ( 這位Gaye老兄是位當紅歌手,1984,因為和父親發生衝突,在45歲生日的前一天,被父親用他所送的手槍,槍擊身亡。),後來不知為何找上了Kenny Rogers,但Rogers在錄音室磨了4天後告訴Barry Gibb,他甚至不喜歡這首歌,Barry建議找Dolly Parton一起來錄 ( Dolly當時也在同一家錄音室 ),Dolly加入後,替此曲有了不一樣的詮釋,而終告錄成。另,Gibb兄弟在錄此曲時也做了聲音的貢獻。



此曲作為Rogers 1983發行的專輯《Eyes That See in the Dark》的領頭單曲,成績嚇嚇叫,在告示牌熱門、當代成人及鄉村榜都登上了冠軍,獲得RIAA銷售超過200萬張的「白金唱片」認證。也是Rogers和Dolly分別睽違了3年、2年的第2首冠軍曲 ( 之前倆人僅各有一首 )。2005,美國鄉村音樂電視頻道( CMT )將此曲列為歷來最佳鄉村歌曲二重唱的第一名。

此曲的歌名係取材自小說家海明威 ( Ernest Hemingway ) 於死後的1970所發行的書名 ( 海明威最著名的小說為《老人與海》,替他在1953、54分別贏得了普立茲小說獎及諾貝爾文學獎。而他卻在1961以獵槍轟頭自殺身亡,享年61歲。尊重生命,請撥專線1995),Rogers和Dolly也因此曲建立了雙方的友誼,之後也陸續有合作,直至2017年Rogers退休。而Bee Gees也在1997錄唱自己的版本,收錄在專輯《One Night Only》中。


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Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside, there was somethin going on
You do something to me that I cant explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got somethin goin on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ah
Makin love with each other, ah-ah

Chorus:

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

I cant live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothin if you got no one
And you did walk in tonight
Slowly loosen sight of the real thing

But that wont happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never
We start and end as one, in love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ah
Makin love with each other, ah-ah

Repeat chorus

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Sail away
Oh, come sail away with me