2015年7月1日 星期三

曾經那麼年輕過


除非你開始真的有點老了,

你是永遠不會察覺,你曾經是那麼年輕過!

那時真的那麼年輕啊!

你此時也會記起,你年輕時,
你曾經說過一些話,
現在的你已不敢再說出口; 

你曾經做過一些事,
現在的你已不敢再做;或及

你曾經交過一些朋友,
現在的你已不敢再聯絡他們... 

又或者,

你經歷過一些往事,
現在的你根本一點都不敢再記起。。。

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Mark Knopfler - Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes - 
Cologne Lanxess Arena - 21 June 2015




Laughs and jokes
And drinks and smokes
And no lights on the stairs
We were young, so young
And always broke
Not that we ever cared
Not that we ever cared

Well, the holes in the walls
Were such a lot
Welcome to London town
But when you’re new to it all
And you think you’re hot
You’re not planning on hanging around
People would go on their different ways
I left to start a band
A note came through the letter box
In your childlike hand

Oh, laughs and jokes
And drinks and smokes
And no lights on the stairs
We were young, so young
And always broke
Not that we ever cared
Not that we ever cared

One day I rode to where you were
The doorbell jangled a note
They buzzed me in
I climbed the stairs
In my boots and leather coat
There’s an old brass
Standing there at the top
Without her witch’s broom
It almost seemed like a knocking shop
When the girls came out of their rooms

And they all stood around
And stared at me
Two brunettes and a blonde
Then the old brass shrugged and said
We don’t know where she’s gone
Later on I picked up the ball
And I took off down the line
I suppose by then I’d realised
You’d run into hard times

Oh, laughs and jokes
And drinks and smokes
And no lights on the stairs
We were young, so young
And always broke
Not that we ever cared
Not that we ever cared