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by 708-z

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サッチャー政権下の時代の、下層階級の若者の心情をしるべく、The Smithsを聴いてみる。

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT

Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
And they're young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one
Anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and I
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don't drop me home
Because it's not my home, it's their
Home, and I'm welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
(But then a strange fear gripped me and I
Just couldn't ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one, da ...
Oh, I haven't got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Oh, There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

かなりの現実逃避の歌だ。とにかくあなたの横で死にたい、今すぐ。
サッチャー政権により二極化が進行。富める者と貧しくなる者。その暗部を歌ったThe Smithsの歌詞は、ブリットポップムーブメントを考えるにあたって非常に重要だ。

この二極化は、映画「トレインスポッティング」に描かれている若者達にも通じる。
ただ、あの陰惨さをともするとコメディタッチに描くことと、The Smithが下層階級の陰惨さを歌って成功したことから、イギリス人の弱みを転化するしたたかさと皮肉精神を感じる。
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by 708-z | 2006-06-30 17:13