2012年10月28日 星期日

[專題] Story Behind 'Sing About Me'

Kendrick Lamar Tells Tragic Story Behind 'Sing About Me'

K-Dot confirms to MTV News that the standout track from good kid, m.A.A.d city is 'definitely a true' one.




Kendrick的朋友和他死去的兄弟都選擇了街頭生活,他對Kendrick的唯一要求就是,如果有天他也死了,他希望Kendrick能幫他寫一首歌以悼念他的兄弟和他。"他現在八成也已經過世了",Kendrick憂鬱著說。

這首歌曲的第二段歌詞,是延續"Keisha's Song (Her Pain)",這首曲子來自2011年獨立發行的專輯 Section.80,描述一位年輕妓女的悲慘故事 。這段歌詞描述Keisha的真實生活故事,而和第一段歌詞不一樣,Keisha希望Kendrick永遠也不要把她的生活故事公開給大家知道。

"'Keisha's Song' 也是真的,而我不能理解的就是她妹妹",他說,"我遇見了她妹妹,她對我說她姐姐希望當我的專輯發行時,千萬不要唱我的故事、也不要提起我。"

但是Kendrick還是違背了她的意願,這首歌唱出了這種兩面對立的畫面。"And you're right your brother was a brother to me/ And your sister's situation was the one that pulled me/ In a direction to speak on something that's realer than the TV screen" 在第三段歌詞Kendrick如此唱到。

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Rapgenius補充一下,"And you're right your brother was a brother to me/ And your sister's situation was the one that pulled me/ In a direction to speak on something that's realer than the TV screen"得更明確的解釋:


Kendrick takes the time to address the first two speakers in this song

第一段 “Your brother was a brother to me”:
Is aimed at Dave’s brother, Kendrick is validating the statement that Dave’s brother made in verse 1 (I love you cuz you loved my brother like you did) and he’s making sure that Dave’s story is being told because it’s something that the world needs to hear

第二段“Your sister’s situation…”:
Keisha’s sister had it wrong, she assumed that Kendrick was putting Keisha on blast and judging her for the choices that she was forced to make in her life. When in reality none of what Kendrick was saying was coming from an evil place, Keisha’s situation has inspired him to do music he’s doing now. Real Music

不管如何,他們兩人的故事造就了Kendrick Lamar,也是他音樂靈感的來源。



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