Changes  Olivia Newton-John

We said a million times we'd change
Can't bring myself to say those words again
A piper never changes tune
You can't grow apples on the moon

The hurtful things we say still penetrate
And whispered sorry always come too late
Then the damage has been done
What are we going to tell our son?

I want to spare his broken heart
Break it gently that we'll live apart
Don't know the proper words to say
He won't be seeing daddy every day

Those weekly outings never work, you know
Buying gifts and candy, picture shows
They can't replace the man around
Your voice, your touch, your manly sound

I guess the trouble is I love you still
And if it comes to that, I always will
No, please don't cry, it's just too late
Now hurry on, she's waiting at the gate
改 變  奧莉薇亞紐頓強

我們說過千萬次情況會有所改變
這種話我已無心再多說
吹笛手改變不了曲調
月球上種不出蘋果(一切都是緣木求魚)

互傷的話語仍然繼續發酵
輕聲道歉總是來得太遲
傷害已經造成
我們該怎麼跟兒子說?

我想修補他破碎的心
分居事實終會漸漸啃噬他
我找不出適當措詞告訴他
以後不會天天見到爸爸

知道嗎,每週小聚根本於事無補 
買禮物、糖果、看電影
無從取代一家之主的相伴
你的聲音,你的撫摸、你男性化的聲響

我想麻煩的是我還愛著你
如果重新來過,我還是不變
不,別哭了,一切已經太遲
快走吧,她在門口等你呢

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 這是 Olivia Newton-John 在 1972 年推出的自作曲。她溫柔的嗓音娓娓道出一位離異母親的無奈和疼惜兒子的用心。在目前離婚率高居不下的台灣,這種心情會讓許多女性份外感概。Olivia Newton-John的鄉村精選集中可以找到這首歌。

 

 

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 Let me be there 讓我在你身旁 ─Olivia Newton-John

 Fly away 遠走高飛 —John Denver & Olivia Newton-John

 Have you never been mellow? 你不曾快樂過? —Olivia Newton-John

 Hopelessly devoted to you 無望的愛上了你 ─Olivia Newton-John

 If not for you 若不是因為你 ─Olivia Newton-John

 If you love me (let me know) 如果你愛我(請讓我知道) ─Olivia Newton-John

 I honestly love you 我真心的愛著你 ─Olivia Newton-John

 I can't help it 我情不自禁 ─Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John

 Magic 神奇 —Olivia Newton-John

 Physical 運動健身 —Olivia Newton-John

 Sam 山姆 ─Olivia Newton-John

 Suddenly 剎那之間 ─Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard

 Xanadu 仙納度 —Olivia Newton-John