Pray For Me Brother
もう先週の話になってしまいますが、インド帰りの"女優"さんから何ともテンションの騰がるインド土産を頂いてしまいました。
どうも ޝުކުރިއްޔާ です~。

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Pray For Me Brother

 アーティスト:A.R. Rahman
 販売:Universal Music India


いやはやA.R.ラフマーンの新作、しかも作曲のみならず自ら作詞&ヴォーカルなようです。この前の「Guru」の"Tere Bina"とかもよかったけど、やっぱ彼自ら歌う曲っていいですね。なんか最近ずっとこの曲を聴いてます。

さらに特別限定版でDVD付きってのも何だかすごいですな。その中に収録されてる曲のビデオ・クリップも何かいいですな。このビデオ・クリップを制作した監督のインタビューが同じくDVDに収められてましたが、 それによると画面が縦長比率なことが多いのは携帯電話の液晶画面の縦長ディスプレーを意識したのだとか。
ちなみにビデオクリップを見るならここ、同じくDVD収録のA.R.ラフマーンのインタビュー(曲の内容やビデオ撮影時の裏話について)はここで見れます。便利な世の中ですな。

歌詞が気になるという奇特な人もおるかと思うので、ネット上に載ってたのを貼っておきます。

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Pray for me, brother...
Pray for me, brother...


c0072728_07212.jpgLookin for the answer,
To all the questions,
In my life

Will I be alone,
Will you be there,
By my side

Is it something he said,
Is it something he did,
I wonder why,

He is searchin,
For the answers,
To stay alive...


c0072728_073565.jpgCould you ever listen,
Could you ever care,
To speak your mind.

Only for a minute,
for only one moment,
In time...
The joy is around us,
But show me the love,
That we must find.

Are you searchin,
For a reason,
To be kind...

Pray for me, brother...
Pray for me, brother...
Pray for me, sister...
Pray for me, brother...

Say what you wanna say now, but keep your heart open,
be what you wanna be now, let's heal the confusion...

Pray for me, brother...

c0072728_075322.jpgDon't let me take,
When you don't wanna give
Don't be afraid,
Just let me live.
Don't let me take,
When you don't wanna give
Don't be afraid,

Say what you wanna say now,
but keep your heart open,
be what you wanna be now,
let's heal the confusion...

Pray for me, brother...


I'm ashamed ah, brother be dyin of poverty,
When he's down on his knees, it's only he prays,
And it's a shame ah, brother dyin of ignorance, cause the world is a trip and everybody's hypocrite,
Need to stop ah, takin a look at the other, I'm not ashamed of poverty need to be maikin his life better,
So thinking about it, think about it once more, cause life is a blessing and it's not just a show - ah...


c0072728_08796.jpgRound and round the world is spinnnig around, we need to be singin a prayer, we need to be singin it now, round and round the world is spinnnig around. we need to be singin a prayer. we need to be singin it now, need to be feelin the power, need to be feelin the faith, need to be comin together, just win this race, need to be feelin the faith, need to be comin together, just win this race.

Are you searching,
For a reason,
To be kind...?

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こういう歌詞なので、この曲にかける願いもジャケットに書いてありました。
THIS SONG IS DEDICATED TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO ERADICATE POVERTY FROM OUR WORLD...
...AND TO GIVE HOPE TO ALL PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM OPPRESSION, INJUSTICE AND CRUELTY DUE TO FOREIGN FORCES OR THEIR OWN CRUEL LEADERS...
...AND TO THOSE THAT ARE DEPRIVED OF LOVE AND COMPASSION
...AND TO FILL THE VOID WHICH EXISTS IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US
...AND TO THOSE THAT ARE SEARCHING FOR A REASON TO BE KIND...


というわけで、具体的にこういうことになっているようです。
This song is dedicated to the U.N. Millenium Development Goals that have been promised by the worlds governments to end poverty, hunger and disease by 2015.

間接的に貢献できて良い気分です。・・・って、自分の身銭を切って貢献してるわけではないんですがね、はい、どうもすいません。
[PR]
by ek-japani | 2007-03-26 00:56 | 音楽


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