2008年09月13日

India Arie - "Heart of the Matter"

第4弾はIndia Arieのアルバム『Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship』より"The Heart of the Matter"。これはアメリカ合衆国のロックバンドEaglesのメンバーであるDon Henleyの曲をカバーしたもの。二人ともいい声してます。そしてかっこいい!

多少速いところもありますが、テンポはほどほど。何度も聞いていれば余裕を持って歌詞を追っていけると思います。スピードに慣れてきたら、言葉をしみじみと味わいながら歌ってみましょう。
I got the call today, I didn't wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And all the struggles we went through
How I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

I've been learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again
I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

These times are so uncertain
There's a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age
And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They're the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us,
You know it doesn't keep us warm

I've been trying to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
And all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my heart is so shattered
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

All the people in your life who've come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
Better put it all behind you; cause life goes on

You keep carrin' that anger, it'll eat you up inside

I wanna be happily everafter
And my heart is so shattered
But I know it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if you don't love me anymore
Even if you don't love me anymore

"The heart of the matter"とは「問題の核心」という意味。forgiveness(許し)がテーマの愛に満ち溢れたほんとうにいい歌だなあと思います。特に赤字部分が好き。
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