Come dancing

夏になると何故か思い出す不思議な歌、The kinksの「Come dancing」。さわやかなメロディラインのせいかのう・・・と思っていたが、理由が判明。この曲がヒットしたのが、夏だったから。

対訳のサイトが見つからなかったのだが、歌詞もなかなかノスタルジー。PVと歌詞がちゃんと合っていたとは知らなかった(オイオイ・・・)。ロンドンでは9月に、レイ・デービスが曲を書いたcome dancingというミュージカルが公開されるみたいデスよ。ちょっと興味ありますなー。

They put a parking lot on a piece of land
When the supermarket used to stand.
Before that they put up a bowling alley
On the site that used to be the local palais.
Thats where the big bands used to come and play.
My sister went there on a saturday.

Come dancing,
All her boyfriends used to come and call.
Why not come dancing, its only natural?

Another saturday, another date.
She would be ready but shes always make them wait.
In the hallway, in anticipation,
He didnt know the night would end up in frustration.
Hed end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.

Come dancing,
Thats how they did it when I was just a kid,
And when they said come dancing,
My sister always did.

My sister should have come in a midnight,
And my mum would always sit up and wait.
It always ended up in a big row
When my sister used to get home late.

Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight,
Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate.

The day they knocked down the palais
My sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palais
Part of my childhood died, just died.

Now Im grown up and playing in a band,
And theres a car park where the palais used to stand.
My sisters married and she lives on an estate.
Her daughters go out, now its her turn to wait.
She knows they get away with things she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,

Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Dont be afraid to come dancing,
Its only natural.

Come dancing,
Just like the palais on a saturday.
And all her friends will come dancing
Where the big bands used to play.

キンクスが、イギリス4大バンドのひとつだということは、さっきウィキで知った。ついでに、「You really got me」のオリジナルヒットもキンクスだったということも・・・。懺悔。
by rin_oz | 2008-08-25 11:06 | MUSIC