This is the one - 宇多田光

 

Album:This Is The One(2009)
Lyrics/Music:Utada Hiraru

The rain falls on my windows
And a coldness runs through my soul
And the rain falls, oh the rain falls
I don't want to be alone

I wish that I could photoshop all
Our bad memories
Cause the flashbacks, oh the flashbacks
Won't leave me alone

If you come back to me
I'll be all that you need
Baby, come back to me
Let me make up for what happened

(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) I'll be everything you need
(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) Boy, you're one in a million

(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) I'll be everything you need
(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) You're one in a million
(One in a million)

On the east side of Manhatten,
She goes shopping for new clothes
And she buys this, and she buys that
Just leave it alone

I wish that he would listen to her
Side of the story
It isn't that bad, it isn't that bad
And she's wiser for it now

I admit I cheated ('mit I cheated)
Don't know why I did it (why I did it)
But I do regret it (do regret it)
Nothing I could do or say can change

(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) I'll be everything you need
(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) Boy, you're one in a million

(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) I'll be everything you need
(Come back) Baby come back to me
(Come back) You're one in a million
(One in a million)

Everything I ever did
Heaven knows I'm sorry, but
I was too dumb to see
You were always there for me
And my curiosity
Got the better of me
Baby take it easy on me

Anything from A to Z
Tell me what you want it babe
I open my heart to thee
You are my priority
Can't you see you've punished me
More than enough already
Baby take it easy on me

Baby, take it easy on me
Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me


 這首歌不說還真的會以為是哪個西洋歌手的R&B作品,這其實是宇多田光2009年的新作品。我自己常常下載很多歌來聽但卻沒有去注意是誰唱的,尤其是非中文歌曲,聽到這首歌後覺得與過去聽過的R&B有非常大的差別才去注意誰唱的,宇多田的英文專輯是用名字的羅馬拼音Utada發行,所以在特別去查之前我還真的以為是哪位西洋歌手的作品。

 這張專輯採取的行銷策略是先在亞洲發行實體專輯並同步在iTune上付費下載,之後才到美國發行實體專輯。這張是英文專輯理論上應該是先發行西洋,但美國發行實體CD卻是在線上付費下載後的一個半月後的事,亞洲則是直接同步發行實體CD,某種程度我猜是為了杜絕盜版,亞洲盜版問題比歐美嚴重多了。實際上這張專輯的銷售數字非常驚人,專輯僅靠著下載,Billboard首週進榜位於第178名,銷售量為3,062張;日本發行三日,初動77,832張;美國實體專輯發行首週6915張,為Billboard專輯榜第69位。日本歌手上次進入Billboard前百位是1986年的LOUDNESS樂團。目前全球銷售大約20多萬張。

 這張專輯真的非常好聽,非常值得購買,銷售數字反映出主流聽眾口味,本人表示「與我的日文作品相比,這張更有美國味。這次主要走R&B曲風,就是因為我想作一張主流的,流行的專輯。從這角度來說,這次做R&B,只是因為R&B是主流的。當然裡面也有一些歐陸風格,也有受日本音樂影響。但整體來說,我會說這張是主流口味。」「這可能是我生涯以來最刻意走 pop路線的一次了」。

 每首歌我喜歡的歌對我來說都有她的畫面,這首歌我最常聽到的地方是清大重訓室,清大重訓室很愛放R&B曲風的歌,只是太常放某些CD,所以感覺CD被刮的很嚴重常跳針。最近為了紓解壓力去重訓室的時間更頻繁了,一周會去2~3次,我習慣晚上做重訓,但周末只開到下午,會去的時間大都是興農沒比賽或是先發投手不吸引我的時候。

 說到重訓我昨天做了一件事,有一位男生帶著不知道是不是女朋友的女生來重訓室,我想他大概重訓的經驗不多,不太會使用器材,我多事的個性又發作了,先是教他調高度是用拉的不是用轉的(以前老式的機器會設計用轉的但很快就會鬆掉),後來又跟他說肌力的訓練方法,其實我最主要不是想教他怎麼用,是怕他把機器弄壞(他都是每次拉放都直接到底撞擊鉛塊)。我覺得我改變很多,至少比十幾歲時愛出風頭的年紀好多了,我儘量避免在他帶來的女生面前教他,顧慮一下別人的感受也是件功德。

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