December 9, 2012

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前幾天看到電視要播出世界末日特輯

預告畫面上是災難是疾病是洪水是倒塌的大樓崩解的橋樑火海中的森林是怪獸是外星人,是崩潰無助的人類。但從頭到尾僅一首歌,淡淡的,沒有尖銳的高音,或特別的轉折,甚至有些輕快,卻令人全然地不安。

我當下反應是,好熟悉呀,熟悉的不安。是誰?

啊,是十多年前還是國中生時看的一部片,Girl, Interrupted,《女孩向前走》。每次想到這部片,腦海中立刻出現薇諾娜瑞德在海報上逼近的臉,又圓又大又害怕的雙眼。

然後想到了,這首旋律不停不停仿佛無止盡播放的早晨,薇諾娜瑞德在小公主般壁紙是輕快淡色的房子裡,沿著扶把走上二樓。走廊盡頭是浴室傳來的晨光,無限明亮,但這平靜的歌唱得讓人如此心慌,她推開半掩的門,小公主張著如往的大眼,雙腳懸在空中。

這是我第一次對這首歌有記憶,從來不曾去找過歌名,但相隔十多年再次聽到,竟這樣熟悉,同樣不安。

還有什麼歌更適合世界末日呢?那些聳動的配樂,淒厲的唱法,西區考克的經典驚悚配音,全部都比不上木匠兄妹唱過的The End of the World。淡淡歌聲,仿若全然無助,已然失去希望,跟瀕臨末日的景象搭配,更能凸顯毀滅前夕,萬物看似如常,卻已無明日的心慌不安:

Why does the sun go on shining?

Why does the sea rush to shore?

Don’t they know it’s the end of the world

‘Cause you don’t love me anymore?

Why do the birds go on singing?

Why do the stars glow above?

Don’t they know it’s the end of the world

It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder

Why ev’rything is the same as it was

I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand

How life goes on the way it does!

Why does my heart go on beating?

Why do these eyes of mine cry?

Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?

It ended when you said goodbye

Don’t they know It’s the end of the world?

It ended when you said goodbye

然後我要說,岑寧兒唱得真好,真好:

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