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(114) When The Children Cry

一般台灣樂迷較為熟悉的搖滾樂,多半屬於流行搖滾(pop rock)如Bon Jovi之類。然而,搖滾樂從1940發展至今,近七十年的歷史中,已經衍生出許許多多的搖滾類型,不一定符合主流音樂市場的口味,但各有不同的擁護者~熱衷且死忠。
然而,當某一個重金屬搖滾(heavy metal rock)或硬式搖滾(hard rock)之類的樂團的音樂作品進入主流音樂排行榜時,多半是他們推出了一首唱作俱佳的抒情曲。就像這首White Lion的《When The Children Cry》。

由於去年龍年閏四月的關係,致使今年蛇年來的稍稍晚了些,這個農曆春節假期便與西洋情人節Valentine's Day撞在一起囉!

或許因為農曆年的關係,情人節的氣氛就不是那麼地濃烈。於是outsider我便想說利用這樣的氛圍選幾首音樂形象上有點「衝突」的抒情作品來聽聽。這些歌曲對於台灣樂迷應該不算陌生,但可能就不太熟悉演唱的團體囉!
會先選這首《When The Children Cry》~雖然它不是情歌,主要是因這幾天雖然逢農曆過年,但社會事件、意外事故並沒有因此而跟著放假,特別是當事故發生在自己週遭的場所裡,感觸特別深,感嘆老天爺怎麼提早休假去,以致於沒有好好照顧到努力了大半年的辛苦人!
迎接新的一年,僅願否極泰來!
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When The Children Cry

Little child
Dry your crying eyes
How can I explain
The fear you feel inside?

'Cause you were born
Into this evil world
Where man is killin' man
And no one knows just why

What have we become?
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
'Cause when the the children sing
Then the new world begins

Little child
You must show the way
To a better day
For all the young

'Cause you were born
For the world to see
That we all can live
With love and peace

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world
Under God

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
Cause when the children sing
Then, the new world begins

(guitar solo)

What have we become?
Just look what we have done
All that we destroyed
You must build again

No more presidents
And all the wars will end
One united world
Under God

When the children cry
Let them know we tried
'Cause when the children fight
Let them know it ain't right

When the children pray
Let them know the way
'Cause when the children sing
Then the new world begins.

Artists: White Lion (from the album "Pride", released in 1988)
Songwriters: Mike Tramp, Vito Bratta



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