我想Valerie應該是個人名,是作者的朋友。據說當時Valerie這個人,因為酒醉駕車被抓很低潮,所以寫了這首歌送給他。歌裡也沒什麼大道理,只是在回憶間想起Valerie的感受,一整個就是碎唸。

現在的社交已經網路化,你用一個臉書帳號,就能「管理」好自己的人際關係。伴隨「臉書放閃」與「全民滑手機運動」,人類的自戀與孤立,也達到有史以來的最高點,早沒有人會奢望二肋插刀的好朋友了,現在的朋友,只是知道你偶而也會想到他,就已經很滿足了。

Valerie
原唱者:Amy Winehouse
發行年:2011

Well sometimes I go out by myself and I look across the water
(有時候,我一個人出去走走,然後看著對岸)

And I think of all the things, what you're doing
(然後想起所有的事情,你所做過的一切)

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and in my head I make a picture
(然後我腦中,就出現了一幅圖畫)

'Cos since I've come on home, well my body's been a mess
(自從我回家之後,我的身體就是一團亂)

And I've missed your ginger hair and the way you like to dress
(我很想念你用生薑洗髮精洗完的薑味頭髮,和你的穿搭)

Won't you come on over, stop making a fool out of me
(你為什麼不來找我?別再裝傻了)

Why won't you come on over Valerie, Valerie?
(為什麼不來?瓦拉麗?瓦拉麗)

Did you have to go to jail, put your house on up for sale,
(是因為你坐牢去了嗎?房子也賣了?)

did you get a good lawyer?
(你有找個好律師嗎?)

I hope you didn't catch a tan,
(我希望你沒有晒得太黑)

I hope you find the right man who'll fix it for you
(希望你找到有人幫你處理好一切的問題)

Are you shopping anywhere,
(你有去哪裡買東西嗎?)

changed the color of your hair, are you busy?
(還是換了髮色?還是很忙?)

And did you have to pay the fine you were dodging
(你那張酒駕肇逃的罰單付了沒?XD)

all the time are you still dizzy?
(你還是常常喝得醉醺醺的嗎?)

 

Yeah
(耶!)

'Cos since I've come on home, well my body's been a mess
(自從我回家之後,我的身體就是一團亂)

And I've missed your ginger hair and the way you like to dress
(我很想念你的薑味頭髮,和你的穿搭)

Won't you come on over, stop making a fool out of me
(你為什麼不來找我?別再裝傻了)

Why won't you come on over Valerie, Valerie?
(為什麼不來?瓦拉麗?瓦拉麗)

Well sometimes I go out by myself and I look across the water
(有時候,我一個人出去走走,然後看著對岸)

And I think of all the things, what you're doing
(然後想起所有的事情,你所做過的一切)

and in my head I make a picture
(然後我腦中,就出現了一幅圖畫)

'Cos since I've come on home, well my body's been a mess
(自從我回家之後,我的身體就是一團亂)

And I've missed your ginger hair and the way you like to dress
(我很想念你的生薑洗髮精,和你的穿搭)

Won't you come on over, stop making a fool out of me
(你為什麼不來找我?別再裝傻了)

Why won't you come on over Valerie, Valerie?
(為什麼不來?瓦拉麗?瓦拉麗)

Yeah Valerie
(耶!瓦拉麗…)

 

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