daddy what if

最近不曉得為何在幾個不相干的地方都聽到Shel Silverstein,突然想到我有一張買了很久都沒聽過的專輯(Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein),所以拿出來聽了一下。大部分的歌都是Shel Silverstein寫的,由不同的歌手演唱,Andrew Bird唱的那首曲則他寫的。

裡面有一首可愛的歌,叫做Dadday What If,歌詞是女兒一直問爸爸問題,然後爸爸耐心回答的溫馨對話。然後就順便從Youtube的影片看到唱歌父女的長相(可愛),然後又發現這個兒子35年前曾經和他的爸爸唱了這首歌。可愛的詞加上可愛的故事(還有可愛的寶寶),真是可愛。

Bobby Bare Jr. & Isabella Bare

Bobby Bare & Bobby Bare Jr.

Daddy What If

(Daddy what if the sun stop shinin’ what would happen then)
If the sun stopped shinin’ you’d be so surprised
You’d stare at the heavens with wide open eyes
And the wind would carry your light to the skies
And the sun would start shinin’ again

(Daddy what if the wind stopped blowin’ what would happen then)
If the wind stopped blowin’ then the land would be dry
And your boat wouldn’t sail son and your kite wouldn’t fly
And the grass would see your troubles and she’d tell the wind
And the wind would start blowin’ again

(But daddy what if the grass stopped growin’ what would happen then)
If the grass stopped growin’ why you’d probably cry
And the ground would be watered by the tears from your eyes
And like your love for me the grass would grow so high
Yes the grass would start growin’ again

(But daddy what if I stopped lovin’ you what would happen then)
If you stopped lovin’ me then the grass would stop growin’
The sun would stop shinin’ and the wind would stop blowin’
So you see if you wanna keep this old world a goin’
You better start lovin’ me again again you better start lovin’ me again
You hear me Bobby you better start lovin’ me again
You love me Bobby you better start lovin’ me again