Concrete Angel

在這趟印州及芝加哥之旅中, 女兒在車上放了一首英文歌曲 concrete angel 給我們聽, 讓我聽了幾乎心碎. 回家後, 趕緊上網查出完整歌詞. 看完之後, 更是讓我當場淚如雨下.

歌詞敘述一個受虐的小女孩, 在鄰居和教師的冷漠及疏忽下, 孤獨地忍受著家人的虐待. 面對殘酷的命運, 弱小的心靈, 有時甚至 “但願自己從來不曾降生到這個世界”. 想到之前寫到的 “折翼的天使” 中, 有個可憐的小女孩, 也是在世人還沒來得及發現拯救前, 就不幸從這世界消失. 真實的事例, 對照歌詞裡的情境, 更是令人感到說不出地沉痛.

 

Concrete Angel

She walks to school with the lunch she packed Nobody knows what she’s holdin’ backWearin’ the same dress she wore yesterday
She hides the bruises with linen and lace
The teacher wonders but she doesn’t ask
It’s hard to see the pain behind the mask
Bearing the burden of a secret storm
Sometimes she wishes she was never born

Through the wind and the rain
She stands hard as a stone
In a world that she can’t rise above
But the dreams give her wings

And She flies to a place where she’s loved Concrete angel

Somebody cries in the middle of the night
The neighbors hear, but they turn out the lights
A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate When morning comes it’ll be too late
Through the wind and the rainShe stands hard as a stoneIn a world that she can’t rise above But the dreams give her wings And she flies to a place where she’s loved Concrete angel
A statue stands in a shaded place An angel girl with an upturned face
A name is written on a polished rock

Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In a world that she can’t rise above But the dreams give her wings And she flies to a place where she’s loved Concrete angel

*** Martina Mcbride ***

這首歌不僅歌詞賺人熱淚, 曲調也十分淒美. 上網鍵入 Concrete Angel 查詢,就可找到不少網站提供這首哀傷歌曲的試聽.我打算明天就去買張 CD, 回來聽它個夠也哭它個夠. 但更希望, 這世界再也不要有任何暗夜裡, 躲在角落哭泣的 concrete angel .

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