2007/06/23

Windmills / 藍天下, 荒地上的風車~盛夏棕櫚泉



這次帶在路上的CD,有一張是美國填詞大師Alan Bergman的專輯(Lyrically, Alan Bergman)。CD裡,大師本人重唱自己的舊作;老來一切風輕雲淡的心情,和當年的Barbra Streisand 或是Stephen Bishop唱來的激情或哀怨全然不同。我喜歡。唯有Windmills of Your Mind這一首,我仍然偏愛Sting聲音裡的不羈和落魄……. Half-remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong ? When you knew that it was over, were you suddenly aware that the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair ?
 
在穿越沙漠的10號公路上,風車是 Palm Spring的地標;只要看到大量的風車在路的兩旁轉動,就知道自己若不是將要離開棕櫚泉,就是正要進入綠洲。如果春天來到這裡,風車的腳下會有花的顏色,流動的空氣裡不會只有熱浪。
 
Palm Spring是美國最大的風力發電廠之一;如果看的仔細一點,會發現它們不在同一個時間全部轉動;因為風向的關係,即使是同一排的風車,都會故意朝著南北或東西不同方位安插,這樣才不會在吹北風時,發生沒電可用的窘境。
 
呵呵,等我很老很老的時候,它們應該還在這裡轉個不停吧?
 
(如果想看 Windmills of Your Mind的歌詞,請按下面的繼續閱讀。)
 
Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel.
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on it's face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of it's own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream.

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on it's face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle your head
Why did summer go so quickly
Was it something that I said
Lovers walking along the shore,
Leave their footprints in the sand
Was the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand

Pictures hanging in a hallway
And a fragment of this song
Half remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong
When you knew that it was over
Were you suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the color of her hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
As the images unwind
Like the circle that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragment of this song
Half remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong
When you knew that it was over
Were you suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the color of her hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

2 則留言:

  1. 面對著不同方向的風車,
    恰巧成了風的表情,粉壯觀喔。
    這是電影裡才看的見的場景、、、你又勝了耶
    阿我們這裡也是有風力發電喔~在濱海
    可是為了要省電,所以常常沒開風車、、
    哈哈,很諷刺喔~
    版主回覆:(07/09/2007 06:43:56 PM)
    嘻嘻,讓我想到有人買粉貴的沙發或餐桌
    卻舖上一層灰濛濛的塑膠布一樣
    唉, 就是不大氣啊
    那幾天常在10號公路上進出
    時間也不一樣
    天總是一樣的藍
    藍到不見一片白雲
    光這樣都覺得寂寞

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  2. 一整排的風車很壯觀
    印象中在台灣新竹、通霄濱海也看過風車
    不過不是這樣多的風力發電
    我一直以為在沿海才是風力發電
    想不到在沙漠裡也可以這麼做
    版主回覆:(06/24/2007 08:30:27 PM)
    我對氣流的科學觀念不足
    以我的觀察是
    它們靠的不儘然是風, 而是一股氣流
    我記得小飛機經過Palm Spring的時候
    整個飛機突然來個很驚人的上下震動
    那真是生平頭一遭的"震撼"
    嚇死我了說
    然後一路到降落我都緊抓著把手耶

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