乡村歌手Lori Mckenna人到中年和她心目中的“家”

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如果有心,会发现Lori Mckenna和很多乡村音乐大咖的名字联系在一起,比如大名鼎鼎的Tom McGrawFaith Hill 夫妇,Carrie Underwood, Keith UrbanTaylor Swift, Little Big Town 组合等。2016年,她近48岁,歌曲创作生涯达到顶峰时期,获格莱美最佳乡村歌曲《Girl Crush》创作奖(和Liz RoseHillary Lindsey合作),2017年再次获得格莱美最佳乡村歌曲创作奖,即Tom McGraw的《Humble and kind》(谦卑和善良)(2016) ,随后,格莱美提名多次,今年提名歌曲(五位合作之一) A Beautiful  Noise》(美丽的噪音)。她被赞誉为乡村音乐界最炙手可热的写歌者,实至名归。 如果感兴趣,不妨关注一下音乐评论人推荐她写的10首歌曲【1】。

这里首先分享她为乡村歌手David Nail 写的歌《Home》(ft.Lori Mckenna) ,正如“Your Life In A Song ”网站【2】介绍:要从一张专辑里选择一首出众的单曲非常难,但“Home”除外,它无疑带有Lori McKenna鲜明独特的风格,让人陶醉,至今仍然是我们最经常听(播放)的歌曲之一。”  在自己看来,此歌如山间清澈的小溪,她心目中的娓娓道来。

https://youtu.be/c9fTwBayCgA

 

来自马萨诸塞-斯托顿(Stoughton),她近期歌曲与中年女性的生活有关,比如《The Bird & The Rifle》(鸟与来复枪)(2016),它把深陷琐碎日常生活中的家庭主妇的笼中鸟心态表达了出来。还有歌曲《People Get Old》(老了)(来自她为父亲写的专辑《Tree2018),第一句歌词就这样:  Someone said, ‘Youth is wasted on the young.’(曾经有人说过:青春消耗在孩子身上),生活细节在她眼睛里既朴素又生动,充满温馨,父爱有加,如歌中唱道:你总觉得他只有45岁(不会老),他待你如花儿(孩子)。尽管她自认为嗓音听起来天然忧伤,但创作的大多数歌曲是欢乐的,而且她希望听者能够有所思、有所想。

https://youtu.be/d4yVj0MdhmI

 

或许因为她是五个孩子的母亲,Lori Mckenna更愿意用自己的歌声和后生、包括自己的孩子分享她的人生感悟,比如那首《Humble and kind》(2016),表达了简单而永恒的做人之道,这不是我们的父母常常教导我们的?再比如《Old Men Young Women》(老男人年轻女人)(2016),能够感受到一位母亲的担忧,并试图谆谆教导那些女孩,不过,她关闭2016年上传YouTube视频评论,或许话题比较敏感,难以评说,2017年又再次上传YouTube一次,视频信息中包括了她个人网站链接,YouTube频道链接,而且打开了评论区,上次两次比较少见,一种纠结或者风格?不管歌唱的内容如何,这首歌的曲调非常优美大气。 她在《When you’re my age》(当你到我这个年纪)(2020)中同样含蓄表达了母亲对孩子未来特有的担忧,以至于她自己无法说清楚其中的五味杂陈,于是,只有让好朋友Liz Rose Hillary Lindsey 帮助完成了这首歌,我们可以从音乐视频(YouTube)中看到三个合作者的身影。

https://youtu.be/bp3n8xG34-g

 

当然,生活里总会有矛盾冲突,在她看来,只不过是一次《Good Fight》(2020

作为一位卓有成就的歌曲创作者,一次媒体视频采访她并问了一个有趣的问题【4】,我自己也非常想知道答案,如果世界上有一首歌,你最希望是自己写的,会是哪一首?”  她毫不犹豫地回答道:有很多歌曲,如果要从中选一首,那就是Mike Reed Alan Shambling 写的《I can’t make you love me》(1991(非常经典的歌曲),由此可见,就是她歌曲创作的主题,从1999年专辑《Paper Wings & Halo》(纸翼和光环)开始,至今她已经发布了数张专辑,她如乡村音乐里朴素又亲切的博客写作者,充满着对生活的爱和一位母亲的智慧。

最后,用Lori McKenna自己的一句话【3】恰如其分地评价了她本人的音乐旅程:我喜欢慢慢变老,年轻时我不知道这是怎样一回事,它其实是一个不断求索、不停自我成长进步的过程,身在其中非常受用。人到中年,认识这一点难能可贵。其实,当心里有爱,生活必然带来满足。

 

 

2,商场看到这个漂亮的咖啡杯《Humble and Kind

 

写于2022-06-19父亲节!

 

1TOP 10 SONGS BY LORI MCKENNA

https://theboot.com/top-lori-mckenna-songs/

 

2Song Of The Day: David Nail – ‘Home’ (feat. Lori McKennahttps://yourlifeinasong.com/song-day-david-nail-home-feat-lori-mckenna?amp=1

3http://www.lorimckenna.com/bio

4https://youtu.be/aGBEnq0iohA

 

歌词来自网络

Home — Lyrics

Got the window rolled down

Hand in the air

Ain't a much better feeling

Then the feeling of the freedom there

Mississippi River

Start singing to me

I got the window rolled down

I was always a dreamer

Misunderstood

Guess I would have been different

If I could

But who I've been

And who I'm trying to be

Always a dreamer

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

We were just babies

Thinking love was a race

Always taking it further

Than everybody else our age

We were grain in the gravel

We were still green

Yeah we were just babies

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

If you were just driving through town, you'd be telling yourself

This is just nowhere, somewhere, bypass, don't care, on your way to somewhere else

Bu damn that ain't the way it felt

It's where you're from

It's your oldest friend

And you think it will forget you

When you go

But you know it'll take you back in

It won't fade away

It'll watch you leave

Stay sitting there waiting in the fields

In the sky in a storm

In your blood and your bones

Home

Home

Home

Home

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Sylvian

Home lyrics © Scrambler Music, Pulse Nation, Hoodie Songs, These Are Pulse Songs, Creative Pulse Music, Be Barry Quiet, Songs Of Universal Inc.

 

When You're My Age

When you're my age

I hope the world is kinder

Than it seems to be right now

And I hope the front page isn't just a reminder

Of how we keep letting each other down

When I was your age

Things didn't seem to be this hard

Riding bikes out on the street

Playing tag in the back yard

You'll outgrow your shoes

You'll outgrow your bed

You'll outgrow this house

Just don't forget

When you're all grown up

But you don't feel that way

You're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

When you're my age

You'll still be full of questions

That I wish I had the answers to right now

And those dark times might make you second guess it

But I bet love will still be making the world go round

When I was your age

I didn't worry like I think you do

Back then innocence was something

You could hold onto

You'll outgrow your shoes

You'll outgrow your bed

You'll outgrow this house

Just don't forget

When you're all grown up

But you don't feel that way

You're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

When you have kids someday

I hope you teach them the Lord's Prayer

Before they go to bed at night

Like my daddy did for me and his mother before him

Well something about it just keeps you right

And I hope you don't work too much overtime

So you can be right there beside them

When they close their little eyes

'Cause they'll outgrow their shoes

They'll outgrow their beds

They'll outgrow that house

And you can't stop it

Life will line your face

Time will turn the page

But they're still gonna be your babies

Just like you're still gonna be my baby

Even when you're my age

Even when you're my age

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Liz Rose / Hillary Lee Lindsey / Lori Mc Kenna

When You're My Age lyrics © Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Creative Pulse Music, Maps And Records Music, Concord Sounds

 

People Get Old

Someone said, "Youth is wasted on the young"

I spilled every last drop of time that summer in the sun

My daddy had a Timex watch

Cigarette in his hand and a mouthful of scotch

Spinnin' me around like a tilt-a-whirl on his arm

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Kids, come on in before your supper gets cold

Collection plates and daddy's billfold

And that's how it goes

You live long enough, people get old

I sat up right beside him in the cabin of that truck

Goin' thirty miles-an-hour down a side road talkin' 'bout the fish we caught

And I'm older now than he was then

If I could go back in time, I would in a second

To his beat-up blue jeans and a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Kids growin' up and seekin' out the window

Hittin' every small-town dirt road

And that's how it goes

You live long enough and people get old

Yeah, people get old

Daddy keeps busy in the aftenoons playin' cards by himself

And he shouldn't be shovelin' that first snow, but you know he won't take the help

Full of pride and love, he don't say too much but hell, he never did

And you still think he's forty-five and he still thinks that you're a kid

One day you'll find yourself sayin' the things that he said

You'll be walkin' down the hallway, turnin' off every light switch

When you twirl your kids in your arms

Before you know it, it won't take too long

They'll be runnin' off makin' a life just like you did

Houses need paint, winters bring snow

Nothin' says "love" like a band of gold

Babies grow up and houses get sold

And that's how it goes

Time is a thief, pain is a gift

The past is the past, it is what it is

Every line on your face tells a story somebody knows

That's just how it goes

You live long enough and the people you love get old

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lori Mckenna

People Get Old lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

豆青 发表评论于
回复 'spot321' 的评论 : “通透”,太对了。也祝夏安!
spot321 发表评论于
哈哈,刚刚真的听了一遍,确实比较适合婚礼上新婚夫妇翩翩起舞。典型的男性乡村歌手的声音,通透!祝夏安!
豆青 发表评论于
回复 'spot321' 的评论 : 问点点好!也很喜欢田震和Adele的歌。另外,David Nail 的另外一首歌“Chamagne Promise”也非常不错,听起来有一种翩翩起舞的感觉,怪不得很多人用它伴舞—》
https://youtu.be/hlVrooz3d-w
spot321 发表评论于
声音很好啊。我比较喜欢声线特殊的声音。像英国的Adele ,中国的田震就都很好听。谢谢豆青分享精彩!
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