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[MJ] 1987 / Bad / Man In The Mirror
2009/12/03 12:50
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全球氣候變遷,溫室效應日益增強,不斷升高的地球溫度讓南北兩極冰山融化、海面上升,許多電影藉由這樣的題材,加上高科技創造的特效,拍出類似地球末日的景象,雖然電影是商業導向,卻也引導出人類對末日來臨的恐慌。

而在【麥可傑克森 ­­ -未來的未來 (This Is It) 】電影中, Michael Jackson 說了讓我印象很深刻的一段話。那段話的大意是說,地球環境被破壞得太嚴重,而人類還有四年的時間可以挽救,不過大家都覺得「他們」已經在進行了-「他們」是誰?拯救地球要從「我們」做起!

這就是 Michael Jackson 一貫的態度,他很早就開始關心人類的生活 ( 尤其是孩童 ) 、關注生態與環保的議題,他也一直藉著歌聲傳達警訊,例如 Earth Song 、 Heal The World 等歌都傳唱一時。而「從我們做起!」這樣的態度,也由他的【 Bad 】專輯中的 Man In The Mirror ( 鏡中人,也就是『自己』 ) 歌詞中清楚傳達:如果你想要這個世界變得更美好,就從你自身開始做起吧。

  If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
      Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change

這首歌可以說是 MJ 理想主義的投射,他總是很渴望藉由自身的影響力改善這個世界,所以某方面來說還蠻像是『勸世歌』。而這首歌的 MV 與他的其他知名歌曲比起來也非常不同,?頭沒有炫目的舞步、沒有讓人驚奇的特效、也沒有 MJ 本人 ( 其實在片尾有 MJ 身著紅夾克站在人群中的短暫鏡頭 ) ;這首歌的 MV 由一連串的歷史事件串連而成,例如核子彈爆炸的蕈狀雲、甘迺迪總統被暗殺的事件、民權運動、種族隔離、饑荒、遊民等, MJ 希望觀眾能更關注戰爭、種族和平、環保、人權等議題。

MJ 的最後一張專輯【Invincible】 也有一首『勸世歌』- Cry ,這首歌的 MV 從頭到尾他本人也都沒有現身,片中只有不同地方的各種種族、不同膚色的人排成一列,手牽著手,提醒世人改變世界需要所有人同心協力才能完成。

MJ 曾說,不是真心的話他不說,他唱出來的歌曲就是他想說的話,他就是這樣真誠的一個人。雖然直到他過世,人們才正視他的正面 ( 相對於『負面』新聞來說 ) ,直到死亡才能扭轉人們對他的印象,既是種悲哀,對於遲來的肯定,也算是一種安慰了吧。


Bad / 1987 / Man In The Mirror

I'm Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life
It's Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My Favourite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin' My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street, With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind? Pretending Not To See Their Needs
A Summer's Disregard, A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man's Soul
They Follow Each Other On The Wind Ya' Know
'Cause They Got Nowhere To Go
That's Why I Want You To Know

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror

I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah)

I've Been A Victim Of A Selfish Kind Of Love
It's Time That I Realize
That There Are Some With No Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
Could It Be Really Me, Pretending That They're Not Alone?
A Willow Deeply Scarred, Somebody's Broken Heart
And A Washed-Out Dream(Washed-Out Dream)
They Follow The Pattern Of The Wind, Ya' See
Cause They Got No Place To Be
That's Why I'm Starting With Me
(Starting With Me!)

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror (Ooh!)
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways (Ooh!)
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change)

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror (Ooh!)
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
(Change His Ways-Ooh!)
And No Message Could've Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make That . . .
(Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make That . . .)
Change!

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror,
(Man In The Mirror-Oh Yeah!)
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
(Better Change!)
No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
(Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make The Change)
(You Gotta Get It Right, While You Got The Time)
('Cause When You Close Your Heart)

You Can't Close Your . . .Your Mind!
(Then You Close Your . . .Mind!)
That Man, That Man, That Man, That Man
With That Man In The Mirror
(Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)
That Man, That Man, That Man
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
(Better Change!)

You Know . . .That Man
No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah
(Oh Yeah!)
Gonna Feel Real Good Now!
Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah
(Ooooh . . .)
Oh No, No No . . .
I'm Gonna Make A Change
It's Gonna Feel Real Good!
Come On!
(Change . . .)
Just Lift Yourself
You Know
You've Got To Stop It.
Yourself!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
I've Got To Make That Change,
Today!
Hoo!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Got To
You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
Brother . . .
Hoo!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
You Know-I've Got To Get
That Man, That Man . . .
(Man In The Mirror)
You've Got To
You've Got To Move! Come On! Come On!
You Got To . . .
Stand Up! Stand Up! Stand Up!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Stand Up And Lift
Yourself, Now!
(Man In The Mirror)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Aaow!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Gonna Make That Change . . .
Come On!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know . . .
(Change . . .)


Make That Change


 

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2樓. 甜水窩蜂鳥
2009/12/16 21:30
勿因善小而不為

勿因惡小而為之

勿因善小而不為

做大事,從小做起!

MJ的肺腑之言,值得深思!


哎呀,好像有人回應之後又自己砍掉了?

所以我以為回應沒有增加,不知道蜂鳥曾飛來過呢~

蜂鳥的想法也很棒哩~

每個人小小的善念,匯集起來就會讓世界大大改觀的!

離ing2009/12/22 16:09回覆
1樓. 心理師Rachel(母逝,暫緩回覆)
2009/12/04 07:47
寫得好啊!
音樂也很棒!

千呼萬喚始出來。等你的新作很久了呢!還很忙嗎?

姊姊有所不知,我現在是內外交攻;工作上有新的改變(以後有機會跟你講),然後貓咪都長耳疥蟲,被 Jacky 傳染的,每天光是早晚幫他們擦藥就要花掉我'好多時間~~ 我已經長出化妝也蓋不住的黑眼圈了(也可能我技術太差),精神脾氣最近算是低潮點。

MJ 的文章都是有事件發生,觸動到我與他的歌曲產生連結,我才會寫。所以一定是久久才寫一篇的呢!

離ing2009/12/04 08:29回覆
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