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老歌亂談(878)Some Days Are Diamonds ( Some Days Are Stone )

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上週日晚,看了Fox電影台的首映片《Logan Lucky》( 台譯:羅根好好運 ),雖然對主角等演員不熟,但應該還算是不錯看 ( 至少在愛睏的情況下,還是將全片給看完了。)。影片以美國西維吉尼亞州作為地緣背景,而採用John Denver的《Take Me Home,Country Roads》作為主題曲,自是頗為相應 ( 該曲開始的歌詞:Almost heaven, West Virginia,  Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River…… )。而此次要介紹的,則是在影片一開始的插曲,John Denver的另首《Some Days Are Diamonds ( Some Days Are Stone )》。
 


其實,此曲在1976即由寫歌者Dick Feller自己錄唱發行,可惜無緣進榜。1980,鄉村歌手Bobby Bare亦錄唱此曲,收錄在他1980的專輯《Down & Dirty》,唯未另發行單曲。而John Denver的版本收錄在他1981的專輯《Some Days Are Diamonds》,並作為主打的單曲,在鄉村榜獲得第6名 ( 流行榜 #36 ),另在加拿大的鄉村榜則為冠軍曲。
 
 


John Denver的父親是美國空軍的飛行員 ( 試飛官 ),Denver或因遺傳或是受到感染也酷愛飛行,並擁有2700小時的飛行經驗。1997年10月12日,Denver駕駛才買不久的Rutan Long-Ez ( 是一架零件組裝的實驗飛機 ),卻不幸墜毀身亡,僅享年53歲。據事後調查墜機的原因,極有可能是副油箱轉換開關的位置設計不良 ( 在駕駛員的左後方 ),Danver必需身體側轉近90度方可執行油料轉換,或因而導致雙腳操作的飛機平衡失控。人生即是如此,雖英年早逝,能留下一些讓人懷念的音樂作品,也算是沒白來人世走一遭了。
 

Rutan Long-EZ



When you asked how I've been here without you
I'd like to say I've been fine and I do
But we both know the truth is hard to come by
And if I told the truth that's not quite true
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone
Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones

Now the face that I see in my mirror
More and more is a stranger to me
More and more I can see there's a danger
In becoming what I never thought I'd be
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone
Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone
But sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone

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