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空有脑洞没文笔的小透明一只

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

先附上个专辑在线地址→【

但是别看评论,太矫情


其实不得不说起初粗听专辑的时候我是有点失望的,因为期待了很长时间,而听到音乐的第一反应确实NW式的乐曲冲击不符合期待值,无论曲子究竟如何这种心理落差足以让人给它个六七分就了事了;但是在结合歌词并静下心来仔细的听完了整张专辑之后我又一次给骚托托跪下了……


《Endless Forms Most Beautiful》是这次的专辑名,源自于《物种起源》,从看到标题开始我大概就觉得这砖主题和大自然挂钩没跑了,在真真正正听过了以后才发现这次的选题非常的大,从天地初开、物种竞争、敬畏自然、回归自然到自由、活力甚至是战争……这次的主题,是世界。

Tuomas的确是个理想的人,理想且风骚的艺术家。


1. Shudder Before The Beautiful

"The deepest solace lies in understanding,
This ancient unseen stream,
A shudder before the beautiful."


Awake, oceanborn
Behold this force
Bring the outside in
Explore the self to epiphany

The very core of life
The soaring high of truth and light


The music of this awe
Deep silence between the notes
Deafens me with endless love
This vagrant island earth
A pilgrim shining bright
We are shuddering before the beautiful
Before the plentiful
We, the voyagers


Tales from the seas
Cathedral of green

The unknown, the grand show, the choir of the stars
Interstellar theatre play, the nebulae curtain falls
Imagination, evolution, a species from the vale
Walks in wonder in search of the source of the tale

个人认为这曲表现的是在天地初始之前不稳定的环境巨变;在华丽恢宏的伴奏中仿佛能看到黑云滚动海洋怒涛汹涌地表岩浆滚滚,在这些塑造了地球表面的地质和天文运动之中Floor的声音像是一个天音高唱着即将来临的美丽乐章,诉说着这些“颤栗”之后世界将会迎来的美好。


2. Weak Fantasy

These stories given to us all
Are filled with sacrifice and robes of lust
Dissonant choirs and downcast eyes
Selfhood of a condescending ape
Behold the crown of a heavenly spy
Forged in blood of those who defy
Kiss the ring, praise and sing
He loves you dwelling in fear and sin
Fear is a choice you embrace

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale


Pick your author from à la carte fantasy
Filled with suffering and slavery
You live only for the days to come
Shoveling trash of the upper caste
Smiling mouth in a rotting head
Sucking dry the teat of the scared
A storytelling breed we are
A starving crew with show-off toys
Fear is a choice you embrace

From words into war of the worlds
This one we forsake with scorn
From lies the strength of our love
Mother’s milk laced with poison for this newborn
Wake up child, I have a story to tell
Once upon a time


这首是Marco作曲,也的确是马口叔叔的风格w不过感叹一下这张砖的歌词真是好难理解啊骚托托饶命……真的是'Write a lyric for the song only you can understand"(在Elan的歌词里看见这句简直笑翻

个人推测这曲是对于弱肉强食的诠释,物竞天择嘛(。

如T叔所说差不多算是专辑里最重的一曲了。


3. Élan

Leave the sleep and let the springtime talk
In tongues from the time before man
Listen to a daffodil tell her tale
Let the guest in, walk out, be the first to greet the morn

The meadows of heaven await harvest
The cliffs unjumped, cold waters untouched
The elsewhere creatures yet unseen
Finally your number came up, free fall awaits the brave

Come
Taste the wine
Race the blind
They will guide you from the light
Writing noughts till the end of time
Come
Surf the clouds
Race the dark
It feeds from the runs undone
Meet me where the cliff greets the sea

The answer to the riddle before your eyes
Is in dead leaves and fleeting skies
Returning swans and sedulous mice
Writings on the garden's book
In the minute of a lover's look

Building a sandcastle close to the shore
A house of cards from a worn out deck
A home from the fellowship, poise and calm
Write a lyric for the song only you can understand

Riding hard every shooting star
Come to life, open mind, have a laugh at the orthodox
Come, drink deep let the dam of mind seep
Travel with great élan, dance a jig at the funeral

Come!


之前simple收录的曲w就不多说了~

这曲推荐去看MV,有种重生般的感觉。

4.yours is An Empty Hope

Tear me to bits enjoy the scene
Of screen name verbal vanity
Churning the words imbued in filth
Your tongue oily water under my bridge
You have the world, it’s all for you
I wish you’d find the lost in you
Grateful for the pain, it proves we’re alive
Can you feel it
I can’t make you want the truth
It’s up to you
Yours is an empty hope
Yours is an empty hope
Feed me to pigs in your fantasies
Your sea roars bitter elegies
Like Narcissus who bribes the pool
A hollow voice, ruin with a roof
Stop! Life is now, still all for you
Turn from the hate, turn from the smoke
I see the parchment of your soul
The notes, the song
Join your voice
I can let you have the world
It’s all for you
Yours is an empty hope
Yours is an empty hope
Yours is an empty hope
Yours is an empty hope
I can let you have the world
It’s all for you
Yours is an empty hope
Yours is an empty hope


Narcissus源于希腊神话,是河神刻佩索斯与水泽女神利里俄珀之子,“孤芳自赏者”、“自我陶醉者”的代名词。

这曲我是真的……没听太懂,觉得是有种让人类认清自身渺小脆弱的含义在里边,也是综合歌词和整张专辑的主旨推测的。


5. Our Decades In The Sun

I climbed off your back
Not so long ago
To a blooming meadow
To a path you’d made for the lightest feet
Mother
I am always close to you
I will be waiving every time you leave
Oh, I am you
The care, the love, the memories
We are the story of one
Father
I am always close to you
I will be waiving every time you leave
Oh, I am you
The care, the love, the memories
You are forever in me
This verse we wrote
On a road home
For you
All this for you
Our walk has been sublime
A soaring ride and gentle lead
You have the heart of a true friend
One day we`ll meet on that shore again


标题的Decades大概应该理解为漫长的时间,岁月那样的概念吧……对日地及在其生存的时日的感慨,应该是主要是表现太阳的;曲子总体有点像之前唐老鸭专辑的主打歌,感觉重点在刻画暖色调的音符、时光的静静流逝和太阳大地的亘古感,还有种空间的广阔感,像是站在高山顶上看日出的感觉,很适合安静的环境下仔细听的曲子。


6. My Walden

【Sain y niwl,
Gaunt y goydwig fwsog,
Gwenithfaen, cen y coed, a'r lleuad,
Un gway f'adenydd I dapestri bywyd】←威尔士语(Troy泥垢了英语部分已经很特么难懂了!


Light shines bright beyond all the cities of gold
On a road of birdsong and chocolate shops
Of buskers, jugglers, innkeeper`s welcoming call
The sound of mist, smell of moss-grown woods

Weaving my wings from many-colored yarns
Flying higher, higher, higher
Into the wild
Weaving my world into tapestry of life
Its fire golden
In my Walden


I will taste the manna in every tree
Liquid honey and wine from the distant hills
An early morning greenwood concerto
Greets my Walden with its eternal voice

I do not wish to evade the world
Yet I will forever build my own
Forever build my own
Forever my home


Walden,T叔叔一个文艺青年肯定是看过《瓦尔登湖》的……虽然书有点催眠我从前也看过,这曲的主旨也很好理解了……回归自然,寻求本真的自然状态,提倡人与自然形成生命的大和谐(×

我觉得瓦尔登湖又有点像桃花源,大概也可以算是一个理想的代名词了。


7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Come on, hop on, let’s take a ride

Come and meet the travelers who came to town
They have a tale from the past to tell
From the great dark between the stars

We are a special speck of dust
A fleeting moment on an ark
A celebration, A resthaven
Of life

Lay on a field of green

With mother Eve
With father pine reaching high
Look at yourself in the eyes of aye-aye
Unfolding rendezvous

Deep into the past
Follow the aeon path
Greet a blade of grass
Every endless form most beautiful
Alive, aware, in awe
Before the grandeur of it all
Our floating pale blue ark
Of endless forms most beautiful
Beyond aeons we take a ride
Welcoming the shrew that survived
To see the Tiktaalik take her first walk
Witness the birth of flight
Deeper down in Panthalassa
A eukaryote finds her way
We return to the very first one
Greet the one we’ll soon become


Tiktaalik提塔利克鱼是一种已灭绝的早期鱼类,生存于泥盆纪晚期,后来逐渐进化成两生类。(泥盆纪啊,3亿7,500万年前啊OTZ那前似乎连蕨类都木有……

无尽的宇宙中,无尽的世界中孕育了最美丽的星球,在这颗星球上经过了漫长的时光进化出了无数形形色色的美好。

大概因为自己的专业是地理对待这方面有些更深层的认识,世界的形成真的是充满了惊喜和美,如果真的有造物主的话我觉得他一定每时每刻都会被这个世界的演化惊吓到的。


8. Edema Ruh 

One by one we light the candles of this show

One by one, enter the theatre of the primal birth
Silently watch the planetary curtain go down
Laugh and rejoice, as the powerful play greets you tonight

We are the Edema Ruh
We know the songs the sirens sang
See us dream every tale true
The verse we leave with you will take you home


We’ll give you a key to open all of the gates
We’ll show you a sea of starlight to drown all your cares
Mirrorhouses, the sweetest kisses and wines
A Debussy dialogue between wind and the roaring sea

Dance to the whistle, to the play, to the story
To infinite encores
Laugh at the royalty with sad crowns
And repeat the chorus once more


Edema Ruh是爱德玛·若阿,出自《弑君者编年史》《The Kingkiller Chronicle》,去Wiki查了一下应该是个类似流浪艺人团体那种感觉的(nomadic cultural group),表演类型主要是故事性挺强的表演和音乐。【"We were telling stories before Caluptena burned. Before there were books to write in. Before there was music to play."】

并不太了解所以有点一知半解……不过似乎小说挺好看的,给自己长个草(×


9.Alpenglow

Once upon a time a song was heard
Giving birth to a child of earth and verse

Together we slay another fright
Every Jubjub bird, spooks of the past
Close your eyes and take a peek
The truth is easy to see

We were here
Roaming on the endless prairie
Writing an endless story
Building a Walden of our own
We were here
Grieving the saddened faces
Conquering the darkest places
Time to rest now and to finish the show
And become the Music, one with alpenglow


Hand in hand guiding me into light
You, the fairytale guise in blue and white

You are my path my home my star
A beautiful tale within the tale
And when the dust needs to move on
I will tuck us in on a bed of snow
Painting white, silencing the valley we built
Together we’ll sleep
Devoured by Life


Jubjub bird是刘易斯·卡罗尔在《猎鲨记》("the hunting of the snark")和诗歌《无聊的话》(Jabberwocky)中提到的一种危险的生物。

这曲也是一曲充满暖音符的曲子w

又是看着歌词会觉得T叔叔真的非常喜欢童话之类的故事,童话中的爱恨理想那些永远也看不到全貌的梦幻之地,很多这些意向在NW的歌词中也会时常的出现,有时候透过这些他大概其实很想展现那些理想之地更想将这些带到现实的世界里。


10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

沙芭特·古拉的眼睛,指1985年登上美国《国家地理》封面的《阿富汗少女》,摄影师为美国著名摄影家史蒂夫·迈凯瑞。17年后史蒂夫又找到了这位绿眼睛的少女。17年前,沙芭特·古拉之所以惊恐是因为,在拍这张照片的几天前,她家的房子被战机轰炸了,父母被炸死了。祖母带着她和哥哥趁天黑把父母埋葬了之后,就开始在冰天雪地中翻山越岭,冒着被轰炸的危险投奔难民营。他们到达难民营以后,遇到了史蒂夫。

照片中的少女有一双幽深的绿眼睛,在听了这曲的时候我的眼中就浮现出了那双绿色的眼睛,甚至是少女带着惊恐的眼神独自穿梭在被战乱破坏的支离破碎的城镇中,周围的人都一声不发的从废墟中走过,悲痛又麻木。

11. The Greatest Show On Earth

1.) Four Point Six(4.6 象征地球46亿年的寿命
Archaean(太古代的) horizon
The first sunrise
On a pristine Gaea
Opus perfectum
Somewhere there, us sleeping

【Gaea地神又称大地之母,希腊神话中最早出现的神,在开天辟地时,由混沌(Chaos)所生。】

2.) Life
The cosmic law of gravity
Pulled the newborns around a fire
A careless, cold infinity in every vast direction
Lonely farer in the Goldilocks zone
She has a tale to tell
From the stellar nursery into a carbon feast
Enter LUCA

【Luca(he Last Universal Common Ancestor)所有物种在分化之前最后的一个共同祖先。】


The tapestry of chemistry

There’s a writing in the garden
Leading us to the Mother of all

We are one
We are a universe
Forbears of what will be
Scions of the Devonian(泥盆纪) sea
Aeons pass
Writing the tale of us all
A day-to-day new opening
For the greatest show on Earth

Ion(离子) channels welcoming the outside world
To the stuff of stars
Bedding the tree of a biological holy
Enter life


We are here to care for the garden
The wonder of birth
Of every form most beautiful
Every form most beautiful


3.) The Toolmaker
After a billion years
The show is still here
Not a single one of your fathers died young
The handy travelers
Out of Africa
Little Lucy(露西,应该都知道) of the Afar
Gave birth to fantasy
To idolatry
To self-destructive weaponry
Enter the god of gaps
Deep within the past
Atavistic dread of the hunted
Enter Ionia, the cradle of thought
The architecture of understanding
The human lust to feel so exceptional
To rule the Earth
Hunger for shiny rocks
For giant mushroom clouds
The will to do just as you’d be done by
Enter history, the grand finale
Enter Ratkind
Man, he took his time in the sun
Had a dream to understand
A single grain of sand
He gave birth to poetry
But one day’ll cease to be
Greet the last light of the library


We were here!
We were here!
We were here!
We were here!
4.) The Understanding
5.) Sea-Worn Driftwood(直译是被海水腐蚀的漂浮木


24分钟的人生,T叔叔饶命你收了神通吧……

完整的听下来的话真的特别震撼,主旨也不用说了……

念白的部分歌词里似乎并没有给出来,当练听力了(×



以上的短评论中我并没怎么涉及对于NW前作和风格的比较,个人认为没有什么价值,毕竟那是乐队本身会去考虑估量的事情。对于我来说NW不单单是个乐队,有着更加特别的存在形态。

大概也正是因此听他家的砖才会这么深入吧……

T叔叔哟你可知道做你家的粉丝要累死多少迷妹,所以你们啥时候来开LIVE啊!(……



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