Nine Million Bicycles-Katie Melua《Piece By Piece》

《Nine Million Bicycles》选自Katie Melua的专辑《Piece By Piece》。凯蒂·梅露(Katie Melua,原名Ketevan Katie Melua)是名英国创作歌手,凯特·玛露Katie Melua是英国最畅销的女艺人及欧洲最畅销的欧洲女艺人。Katie Melua声线兼备蓝调、民谣、爵士味道,她那甜美清澈的年轻嗓音,让人遥想起已逝的跨界流行爵士美声Eva Cassidy。

《Nine Million Bicycles》背景解析:某日,晴,北京,外事旅游的大巴上,窗外是年中最好的秋天,车内有热情美丽的导游小姐,如你所想,小喇叭,导游旗……任何合格的导游在北京大概都不会缺乏素材去解说,长城、故宫、天坛等导游词或者你也会即兴来段,总之北京,抬头望去皆是胜迹,随手便是历史,甚至数字都是奇迹。“There are nine million bicycles in Beijing”,北京有九百万辆自行车,九百万,想来数字对于某些外国友人来说是相当震撼的,举座皆是啧啧称奇,座上便有一秃顶老头拿出小本认真记下了。 十月,这位“琼斯”以一首叫做“Nine Million Bicycles”的单曲横扫欧洲各国排行榜,所在专辑《Piece By Piece》也荣登英国专辑排行冠军,凯蒂·玛露Katie Melua的“Nine Million Bicycles”这首歌很有民乐的范式,序曲部分用陶笛低音衬垫,高音部分用了爱尔兰短笛婉转回旋,一个演唱技巧相当出色的女声闪亮出现,雅致深情。

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《Nine Million Bicycles》Katie Melua 英文歌词:
There are nine million bicycles in Beijing.
That’s a fact,
It’s a thing we can’t deny.
Like the fact that I will love you till I die.

We are twelve billion light years from the edge.
That’s a guess,
No one can ever say it’s true,
But I know that I will always be with you.

I’m warmed by the fire of your love everyday,
So don’t call me a liar,
Just believe everything that I say.

There are six billion people in the world,
More or less,
And it makes me feel quite small,
But you’re the one I love the most of all.

We’re high on the wire,
With the world in our sight,
And I’ll never tire,
Of the love that you give me every night.

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing,
That’s a fact,
It’s a thing we can’t deny,
Like the fact that I will love you till I die.

And there are nine million bicycles in Beijing,
And you know that I will love you till I die.