魔鬼的芭樂:〈I Can Wait Forever〉by Air Supply


前陣子不經意在電視看到《Ghostbusters》的結尾,這部片我從來沒有完整看過,也一直沒興趣看(主要是因為我不喜歡Bill Murray),主題曲由Ray Parker, Jr.演唱,很紅,在80年代也是魔音穿腦級的。

不過我印象最深的卻是原聲帶裡面鮮少人知曉的一首──〈I Can Wait Forever〉。

堪稱芭樂天團的Air Supply,自1975年成團迄今,已經是超過卅載的恐龍級團體了。以芭樂曲風見長的他們,靠著Russell Hitchcock高亢清亮又合亞洲人胃口的嗓音,多次造訪台灣開演唱會,歌迷跨越多個世代。

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image 不知為何他們的照片,誰左誰右都是固定的?

他們知名的曲目當然不少,光是精選輯就不知出版過幾回,信手拈來就有〈Lost in Love〉(最高美國#3)、〈All Out of Love〉(最高美國#2)、唯一的冠軍單曲〈The One That You Love〉〈Even the Nights Are Better〉(最高美國#5)、〈Making Love out of Nothing at All〉(最高美國#2,Jim Steinman的作品)等,雖然在1983年之後就無法在美國排行榜取得佳績,不過依舊在亞洲地區吃得開。

底下是他們部份專輯封面。

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cover-1 Forever Love

在他們眾多膩死人不償命的芭樂情歌中,我個人比較能接受的就是這首〈I Can Wait Forever〉,這首歌起承轉合流暢,Russell Hitchcock盛年期的高亢清亮駕馭這首歌輕鬆寫意,雖然一直在五線譜頂端迴繞,卻絲毫不見勉強,讓整首歌呈現甜而不膩恰到好處的適切口感。

1995年在台灣現場演出版

歌詞

When you say,
I miss the things you do
I just want to get back close again to you
But for now, your voice is near enough
How I miss you and I miss your love
And though, all the days that pass me by so slow
All the emptiness inside me flows
All around and there’s no way out
I’m just thinking so much of you
There was never any doubt
I can wait forever
If you say you’ll be there too
I can wait forever if you will
I know it’s worth it all, to spend my life alone with you
When it looked as though my life was wrong
You took my love and gave it somewhere to belong
I’ll be here, when hope is out of sight
I just wish that I were next to you tonight
And though, I’ll be reaching for you even though
You’ll be somewhere else, my love will go
Like a bird on it’s way back home
I could never let you go
And I just want you to know
I can wait forever
If you say you’ll be there too
I can wait forever if you will
I know it’s worth it all, to spend my life alone with you
I can wait forever
If you say you’ll be there too
I can wait forever if you will
I know it’s worth it all, to spend my life alone
I can wait forever
If you say you’ll be there too
I can wait forever if you will
I can wait forever, more
I can wait forever…

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