Friday, 28 September 2007

The Age of Aquarius

剛剛看完《四十處男》(The 40 Year Old Virgin),劇情、評論之類的網路上很多,我只是想挑我有興趣的記錄下來。

片子結尾的歌舞場面我很喜歡,歌很好聽。在Youtube上找來找去的時候,看到有人的評論:「我好愛這首歌!讓我好開心,而且準備好要去學校上課了!耶!」瞧瞧這嘻皮歌曲愛與和平的精神多偉大。



這首歌的歌名是《Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In》,或是《The Age of Aquarius》。來自音樂劇《Hair》的組曲。最早的單曲是由【The Fifth Dimension】這五人團體所發行。蟬聯1969年美國告示榜六周冠軍,並獲白金唱片。



音樂劇《Hair》是美國六零年代嬉皮文化和性解放的產物,很多劇中的音樂後來都變成代表性的反戰歌曲。而劇中描述嬉皮文化、嗑藥經驗還有全裸演出,在當時造成許多正反面不ㄧ的評價。不過因為是當時第一部用搖滾樂寫成的音樂劇,所以音樂劇發展過程中占有重要地位。電影版的《Hair》也在1979年發行。





歌詞的精神是在講,根據占星術,相信二十世紀末整個世界將進入水瓶座時代,愛的、光明的、人性的時代,(實在有夠嬉皮的)。不過照天文學來看,所謂的水瓶座時代的來臨要直到西元2654年。

The Fifth Dimension lyrics - Medley: Aquarius / Let the Sunshine in

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

[instrumental and tempo shift]

Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in

[continue to end with concurrent scat]

Oh, let it shine, c'mon
Now everybody just sing along
Let the sun shine in
Open up your heart and let it shine on in
When you are lonely, let it shine on
Got to open up your heart and let it shine on in
And when you feel like you've been mistreated
And your friends turn away
Just open your heart, and shine it on in

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