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2021-06-03 14:23:09流浪阿狗

老歌亂談(1052)Made in Japan

此曲為美國鄉村歌手Buck Owens於1972年所推出的歌曲,在告示牌鄉村榜站上了第一名的位置。Buck Owens是所謂Bakersfield sound的先驅者 ( Bakersfield是加州的地名,該「聲音」有別於傳統鄉村音樂,另使用了電子樂器,而形成了一種風潮,此對後來的「鄉村搖滾」及「非法鄉村」產生了一定的影響。),Buck Owens和他的樂團The Bukaroos共有21首鄉村冠軍曲,而此曲為其至2006年過世 ( 76歲 ) 前的最後一首。

看歌名,首令人想到的是「日本製造」,且歌詞第一句的「晶體收音機」更加強了兩者的關聯。事實上,整首歌曲講的是和一位日本女孩的邂逅,並懷念不已。後續和「收音機」根本無關,或是寫歌者自以為的噱頭,想要吸引聽歌者的注意。

早年,短暫的異國戀情常是愛情小說的題材,而現今由於通訊及交通工具發達,異國戀也很容易有完美的結局,就不再那麼地特別和吸引人了。


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這是一個所有成員都有著親戚關係的樂團,父母親看著兒子主唱,有些擔心又也還滿意的心情很容易被體會,小朋友有此表現也算是很不錯了。

My transistor radio comes from far away
And when it's night over here over there it's a breakin' day
I remember all the good times I had a walkin in the sand
With the beautiful girl that I met made in Japan


The beauty of her face was beyond my wildest dreams
Like cherry blossoms blooming in the mountain in the early spring
As we walked by the river and she softly took hold of my hand
That's when I fell deep in love with the girl made in Japan


In the dark of night we would lay on Tokyo Bay
And the singin of the birds woke us up at the break of day
Her smiling eyes always seemed to try to understand
All the love in my heart for the girl made in Japan


My transistor radio comes from far away
And when it's night over here over there it's a breakin' day
She cried when she said she'd been promised to another man
That's when I left my heart with the girl made in Japan
Yes my heart will always be with the girl made in Japan