鄉村歌手Lori Mckenna人到中年和她心目中的“家”

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如果有心,會發現Lori Mckenna和很多鄉村音樂大咖的名字聯係在一起,比如大名鼎鼎的Tom McGrawFaith Hill 夫婦,Carrie Underwood, Keith UrbanTaylor Swift, Little Big Town 組合等。2016年,她近48歲,歌曲創作生涯達到頂峰時期,獲格萊美最佳鄉村歌曲《Girl Crush》創作獎(和Liz RoseHillary Lindsey合作),2017年再次獲得格萊美最佳鄉村歌曲創作獎,即Tom McGraw的《Humble and kind》(謙卑和善良)(2016) ,隨後,格萊美提名多次,今年提名歌曲(五位合作之一) A Beautiful  Noise》(美麗的噪音)。她被讚譽為鄉村音樂界最炙手可熱的寫歌者,實至名歸。 如果感興趣,不妨關注一下音樂評論人推薦她寫的10首歌曲【1】。

這裏首先分享她為鄉村歌手David Nail 寫的歌《Home》(ft.Lori Mckenna) ,正如“Your Life In A Song ”網站【2】介紹:要從一張專輯裏選擇一首出眾的單曲非常難,但“Home”除外,它無疑帶有Lori McKenna鮮明獨特的風格,讓人陶醉,至今仍然是我們最經常聽(播放)的歌曲之一。”  在自己看來,此歌如山間清澈的小溪,她心目中的娓娓道來。

https://youtu.be/c9fTwBayCgA

 

來自馬薩諸塞-斯托頓(Stoughton),她近期歌曲與中年女性的生活有關,比如《The Bird & The Rifle》(鳥與來複槍)(2016),它把深陷瑣碎日常生活中的家庭主婦的籠中鳥心態表達了出來。還有歌曲《People Get Old》(老了)(來自她為父親寫的專輯《Tree2018),第一句歌詞就這樣:  Someone said, ‘Youth is wasted on the young.’(曾經有人說過:青春消耗在孩子身上),生活細節在她眼睛裏既樸素又生動,充滿溫馨,父愛有加,如歌中唱道:你總覺得他隻有45歲(不會老),他待你如花兒(孩子)。盡管她自認為嗓音聽起來天然憂傷,但創作的大多數歌曲是歡樂的,而且她希望聽者能夠有所思、有所想。

https://youtu.be/d4yVj0MdhmI

 

或許因為她是五個孩子的母親,Lori Mckenna更願意用自己的歌聲和後生、包括自己的孩子分享她的人生感悟,比如那首《Humble and kind》(2016),表達了簡單而永恒的做人之道,這不是我們的父母常常教導我們的?再比如《Old Men Young Women》(老男人年輕女人)(2016),能夠感受到一位母親的擔憂,並試圖諄諄教導那些女孩,不過,她關閉2016年上傳YouTube視頻評論,或許話題比較敏感,難以評說,2017年又再次上傳YouTube一次,視頻信息中包括了她個人網站鏈接,YouTube頻道鏈接,而且打開了評論區,上次兩次比較少見,一種糾結或者風格?不管歌唱的內容如何,這首歌的曲調非常優美大氣。 她在《When you’re my age》(當你到我這個年紀)(2020)中同樣含蓄表達了母親對孩子未來特有的擔憂,以至於她自己無法說清楚其中的五味雜陳,於是,隻有讓好朋友Liz Rose Hillary Lindsey 幫助完成了這首歌,我們可以從音樂視頻(YouTube)中看到三個合作者的身影。

https://youtu.be/bp3n8xG34-g

 

當然,生活裏總會有矛盾衝突,在她看來,隻不過是一次《Good Fight》(2020

作為一位卓有成就的歌曲創作者,一次媒體視頻采訪她並問了一個有趣的問題【4】,我自己也非常想知道答案,如果世界上有一首歌,你最希望是自己寫的,會是哪一首?”  她毫不猶豫地回答道:有很多歌曲,如果要從中選一首,那就是Mike Reed Alan Shambling 寫的《I can’t make you love me》(1991(非常經典的歌曲),由此可見,就是她歌曲創作的主題,從1999年專輯《Paper Wings & Halo》(紙翼和光環)開始,至今她已經發布了數張專輯,她如鄉村音樂裏樸素又親切的博客寫作者,充滿著對生活的愛和一位母親的智慧。

最後,用Lori McKenna自己的一句話【3】恰如其分地評價了她本人的音樂旅程:我喜歡慢慢變老,年輕時我不知道這是怎樣一回事,它其實是一個不斷求索、不停自我成長進步的過程,身在其中非常受用。人到中年,認識這一點難能可貴。其實,當心裏有愛,生活必然帶來滿足。

 

 

2,商場看到這個漂亮的咖啡杯《Humble and Kind

 

寫於2022-06-19父親節!

 

1TOP 10 SONGS BY LORI MCKENNA

https://theboot.com/top-lori-mckenna-songs/

 

2Song Of The Day: David Nail – ‘Home’ (feat. Lori McKennahttps://yourlifeinasong.com/song-day-david-nail-home-feat-lori-mckenna?amp=1

3http://www.lorimckenna.com/bio

4https://youtu.be/aGBEnq0iohA

 

歌詞來自網絡

Home — Lyrics

Got the window rolled down

Hand in the air

Ain't a much better feeling

Then the feeling of the freedom there

Mississippi River

Start singing to me

I got the window rolled down

I was always a dreamer

Misunderstood

Guess I would have been different

If I could

But who I've been

And who I'm trying to be

Always a dreamer

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

We were just babies

Thinking love was a race

Always taking it further

Than everybody else our age

We were grain in the gravel

We were still green

Yeah we were just babies

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

If you were just driving through town, you'd be telling yourself

This is just nowhere, somewhere, bypass, don't care, on your way to somewhere else

Bu damn that ain't the way it felt

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

Home

Home

Home

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Sylvian

Home lyrics © Scrambler Music, Pulse Nation, Hoodie Songs, These Are Pulse Songs, Creative Pulse Music, Be Barry Quiet, Songs Of Universal Inc.

 

When You're My Age

When you're my age

I hope the world is kinder

Than it seems to be right now

And I hope the front page isn't just a reminder

Of how we keep letting each other down

When I was your age

Things didn't seem to be this hard

Riding bikes out on the street

Playing tag in the back yard

You'll outgrow your shoes

You'll outgrow your bed

You'll outgrow this house

Just don't forget

When you're all grown up

But you don't feel that way

You're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

When you're my age

You'll still be full of questions

That I wish I had the answers to right now

And those dark times might make you second guess it

But I bet love will still be making the world go round

When I was your age

I didn't worry like I think you do

Back then innocence was something

You could hold onto

You'll outgrow your shoes

You'll outgrow your bed

You'll outgrow this house

Just don't forget

When you're all grown up

But you don't feel that way

You're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

When you have kids someday

I hope you teach them the Lord's Prayer

Before they go to bed at night

Like my daddy did for me and his mother before him

Well something about it just keeps you right

And I hope you don't work too much overtime

So you can be right there beside them

When they close their little eyes

'Cause they'll outgrow their shoes

They'll outgrow their beds

They'll outgrow that house

And you can't stop it

Life will line your face

Time will turn the page

But they're still gonna be your babies

Just like you're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

Even when you're my age

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Liz Rose / Hillary Lee Lindsey / Lori Mc Kenna

When You're My Age lyrics © Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Creative Pulse Music, Maps And Records Music, Concord Sounds

 

People Get Old

Someone said, "Youth is wasted on the young"

I spilled every last drop of time that summer in the sun

My daddy had a Timex watch

Cigarette in his hand and a mouthful of scotch

Spinnin' me around like a tilt-a-whirl on his arm

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Kids, come on in before your supper gets cold

Collection plates and daddy's billfold

And that's how it goes

You live long enough, people get old

I sat up right beside him in the cabin of that truck

Goin' thirty miles-an-hour down a side road talkin' 'bout the fish we caught

And I'm older now than he was then

If I could go back in time, I would in a second

To his beat-up blue jeans and a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Kids growin' up and seekin' out the window

Hittin' every small-town dirt road

And that's how it goes

You live long enough and people get old

Yeah, people get old

Daddy keeps busy in the aftenoons playin' cards by himself

And he shouldn't be shovelin' that first snow, but you know he won't take the help

Full of pride and love, he don't say too much but hell, he never did

And you still think he's forty-five and he still thinks that you're a kid

One day you'll find yourself sayin' the things that he said

You'll be walkin' down the hallway, turnin' off every light switch

When you twirl your kids in your arms

Before you know it, it won't take too long

They'll be runnin' off makin' a life just like you did

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Nothin' says "love" like a band of gold

Babies grow up and houses get sold

And that's how it goes

Time is a thief, pain is a gift

The past is the past, it is what it is

Every line on your face tells a story somebody knows

That's just how it goes

You live long enough and the people you love get old

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lori Mckenna

People Get Old lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

豆青 發表評論於
回複 'spot321' 的評論 : “通透”,太對了。也祝夏安!
spot321 發表評論於
哈哈,剛剛真的聽了一遍,確實比較適合婚禮上新婚夫婦翩翩起舞。典型的男性鄉村歌手的聲音,通透!祝夏安!
豆青 發表評論於
回複 'spot321' 的評論 : 問點點好!也很喜歡田震和Adele的歌。另外,David Nail 的另外一首歌“Chamagne Promise”也非常不錯,聽起來有一種翩翩起舞的感覺,怪不得很多人用它伴舞—》
https://youtu.be/hlVrooz3d-w
spot321 發表評論於
聲音很好啊。我比較喜歡聲線特殊的聲音。像英國的Adele ,中國的田震就都很好聽。謝謝豆青分享精彩!
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