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2016年8月10日 星期三

True Colors--Eva Cassidy (原色--伊娃·凱希蒂)

I don't know how many CD's I've bought in my life. I love music. But sometimes, I can be greedy, like those women who window shopped, couldn't resist the temptation because that dress looked "just so beautiful" that she simply "must have it", tried it out, looking at herself in the mirror this way and that and then without a second thought, rummaged through her handbag, removed her credit card from one of the flaps of her small purse inside, signed, picked up her new conquest, tried it out again at home in front of the mirror, imagined how proud she'd look before her beloved and then carefully hung it inside her closet.

The next time when she thought about it, lying so inconspicuously amidst all her own past conquests, that initial passion that prompted her to take it home in the first place had somehow dissipated, vanished into a realm she really didn't know where.

Something rather similar may happen to some of my CD's too. But not Eva Cassidy's CDs though I haven't touched them for a while now. Quite by accident today, one of them caught my eyes whilst I was looking for something else. I put it on. It was as good as when I first decided to take it home.  



Eva Cassidy (1963-1996), was a Washington DC lady who grew up and sang in various small clubs, restaurants and parties there. She loves to play the guitar, sings, often in a simple, folksy or bluesy style in a voice all her own, without any affectation, a voice which is  untarnished by the requirements of a very competitive music industry and yet delicate at the same time. Perhaps that's the secret of her magical powers over me?  



"True Colors"


You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness there inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
See your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember when I last saw you laugh
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I see your true colors
Shining through
See your true colors
That's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Oh....
I can't remember when I last saw you laugh
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I see your true colors
Shining through
See your true colors
That's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
And I see your true colors
Shining through
See your true colors
That's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
Oh....