2009年4月6日

歇禮拜,來聽歌:老刀精選 (16) - "Centerfield" by John Fogerty

四月一到,誠濟朋友愛看的米國大聯盟野球季又閣來矣。老刀細漢的時陣嘛真愛摃野球,毋過年歲愈來愈大,雖然球家己早就無閣再摃,但是拜六、禮拜時仔的電視放送嘛是淡薄仔有咧看啦!這擺老刀欲介紹的應景歌曲,著是老歌星 John Fogerty 佇 1985 年冠軍專輯 Centerfield 內底的仝名歌曲。

凡勢你毋捌聽過 John Fogerty 這个人,但是對愛聽 1970s 年代搖滾老歌的朋友來講,以 "Suzie Q", "Proud Mary", "Lodi", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" 等歌曲出名的 Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) 是一定愛聽的團啊;John Fogerty 就是 CCR 的主唱兼吉他手。短命的 CCR 佇 1972 年解散了後,雖然 John 隔年就開始個人事業,推出 The Blue Ridge Rangers (1973), John Fogerty (1975) 2 塊專輯,嘛受著真大的成功。可惜佇 1976 年個人專輯 Hoodoo 完成了後,因為唱片無佮意紲來拒絕推出,當時 John 嘛拄著創作的瓶頸無閣再發片,結果時間一拖就是 9 冬,一直到 1985 推出 Centerfield 為止。

"Centerfield" 是同名專輯的第 2 調主打歌曲(第 1 主打歌曲是 "The Old Man Down The Road")。這調歌的 MV 佇下跤:


John Fogerty - Centerfield
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佮歌名(中外野)仝款,這調歌所唱的,就是球員想欲上場守中外野的心情啦,歌詞佇遮:

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field.
A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

Chorus:
Oh, put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin’ it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out.
So say hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe Dimaggio;
Don’t say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.

Chorus

Yeah! I got it, I got it!
Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!

Chorus
Chorus

Yeah!

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