【11/08/2005更新】

回答眾多的詢問:我買的原聲帶版本是
Avenue Q (2003 Original Broadway Cast)

【11/05/2005更新】

想聽這首歌的人,請到酪梨壽司的紐約日記首頁右邊「個人資料」欄。

在百老匯當紅音樂劇《Avenue Q》(Q大道) 一堆幽默諷刺又勵志的有趣歌曲中,只有這首「一線之間」(There's a Fine, Fine Line) 帶點憂鬱色彩,卻讓人印象深刻。

猶記得去年在紐約的MBA同學看了Avenue Q後,陸續把MSN暱稱都改成There's a Fine, Fine Line,搞的沒看過此劇的學長一頭霧水,問我:Why does everyone has a fine, fine line?

這是女主角Kate Monster被男主角Princeton以「我要先追尋我的人生目標,不能在愛情上蹉跎光陰」為理由拋棄,獨自神傷時唱的歌。我猜,MBA人﹝或任何社會新鮮人﹞會這麼喜歡,是因為它用簡單幾句就說完了我們面對的曖昧不明與惶惑不安,無論是愛情、工作、夢想、或人生。

There's a Fine, Fine Line
Music & Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Singer: Stephanie D'Abruzzo


There's a fine, fine line
between a lover and a friend
There's a fine, fine line
between reality and pretend
And you never know till you reach the top
If it was worth the uphill climb
There's a fine, fine line
Between love and a waste of time

情人與朋友,只在一線之間
現實與假象,只在一線之間
在到達頂峰前,誰知攀登之路是否值得
愛與蹉跎光陰,只在一線之間

There's a fine, fine line
Between a fairytale and a lie
And there's a fine, fine line
Between you're wonderful and goodbye
I guess if someone doesn't love you back
It isn't such a crime
But there's a fine, fine line
Between love and a waste of your time

童話與謊言,只在一線之間
「你真好」與「再會吧」,只在一線之間
你愛的人不愛你,也不算什麼罪過
但愛與蹉跎光陰,只在一線之間

And I don't have the time
to waste on you anymore
I don't think that you
even know what you're looking for
For my own sanity
I've gotta close the door
And walk away

再也沒有多餘時間
浪費在你身上
你連自己在追尋什麼都不清楚
我得恢復理智
關上門
走開

There's a fine, fine line
Between together and not
And there's a fine, fine line
Between what you wanted and what you got
You gotta go after the things you want
While you're still in your prime
There's a fine, fine line
Between love and a waste of time

廝守與分離,只在一線之間
渴望的與擁有的,只在一線之間
追尋夢想要趁年輕
愛與蹉跎光陰,只在一線之間


【酪梨壽司說】

女主角的歌聲很像卡通人物,是故意的。因為這齣劇是探討美國「芝麻街世代」﹝也就是從小看芝麻街長大的一代,二三十歲左右的年輕人,包括我在內﹞的徬徨,刻意模仿芝麻街的真人+布偶演出。這首歌最有趣的地方是,歌詞就像主題一樣模糊曖昧,不同人會有迥異解讀。

如果不小心被There's a Fine, Fine Line把週一的心情搞的更灰,或對Avenue Q其他比較光明積極的歌曲有興趣,可以到我的個人資料和留言版聽搞笑的「網路為色情而生」(The Internet is For Porn) 和勵志的「當下」(For Now)。

The Internet Is For Porn 歌詞
For Now 歌詞

如果來紐約觀光,別忘了找時間看Avenue Q。家長特別注意:本劇雖然充滿可愛布偶,但有成人限制級畫面,兒童不宜。

【圖說】

Avenue Q的劇照,左邊毛茸茸的是女主角Kate Monster,右邊是男主角Princeton。

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