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給阿公的歌
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給阿公的歌
GRANDPA
作詞&作曲&獻唱 洪思瑞 

阿公.....這首歌是唱給你..我很想念你

growing up I always knew
winter came and with the snow
you would leave the hot and humid
show up at our door
a cap covered your head and a suitcase in your hands
heavy with life’s stories bound in paper rubber bands
a child of the countryside
two countries in your mind
your look was far away
but your eyes were always kind
you were black and white photos
bicycles and red kimonos
chinese satellite tv shows
i am remembering all those
times you would slap our little behinds
tryin' to get us straight before we straight in our minds
and you'd walk two miles to the market in the cold
to bring back white radish that the vendor had sold
lookin' back i wish i took the chance for you to be told
that you were never really old
you were never really old
you were never really old

you were

calm as a psalm perpetual meditation
you took in the world appreciation of creation
i remember your shoes like i remember your hands
embodiment of gentleness you were the greater man
ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more.

ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more
you you affected me more.

a man's soft embrace as he holds his grandchild
is that of childlike wonder pure and undefiled
the skin starts to sag and the hair starts thinning
he holds between his hands new life that's just beginning.
and there's nothing too scary bout the moment when we're dead
but it terrifies me to think of all the words unsaid.
for in our silence there are poems
there are songs and there are rhymes
we would sing them all if we weren’t running out of time
and I’m sorry that I never got to sing my song to you
but I think we’re gonna be just fine.

I say I’m sorry that I never got to sing my song to you
but I think we’re gonna be just fine.

a voice carries a tune through the room but
you were never a great singer
I swayed to the rhythm as you would crack your fingers
as you watch the world content in your place
a smile so wide takes over your face
and you remind me of gentle falling snow
to this day I don’t understand why you had to go.

Cause you were

calm as a psalm perpetual meditation
you took in the world appreciation of creation
i remember your shoes like i remember your hands
embodiment of gentleness you were the greater man
ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more.

ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more.

memories of slow steps you would take as you would walk
matching the slow words of wisdom you would talk
memories of the smell of grease and hair oil
glistenin’ on your head like aluminum foil
memories of going to Taiwan when we would meet
memories of us out and all the favorite food that we would eat
memories of your laugh when my brother would climb on you
memories of you in our home
do you remember too?

memories of riding on the bus through Taipei
memories of visiting your old home in the country
memories of the way you would talk with my mother
memories of you are like memories of no other
memories of the weekends when you’d take us to the mall
memories of children hand in hand with grandpa
memories of your flannel shirts and your dark rimmed glasses
memories of memories these things they will outlast us

yes these memories they outlast us

Cause you were

calm as a psalm perpetual meditation
you took in the world appreciation of creation
i remember your shoes like i remember your hands
embodiment of gentleness you were the greater man
ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more.

ripples slowly spread and reach towards the shore
affecting those around you you affected me more.

從小長大你每天 都走在我們旁邊 大微笑在你的臉 永遠年輕都不變
你是我母親的爸 冬天都來我們家 跟你一起不會怕 一頭光光沒頭髮
洪思瑞思遠思峰 都很愛我們阿公
現在希望聽你說 你們真是太倥倥 

匆忙生活真的滿 你現在休息一點 
思慕記憶太懷念 阿公
我們很思念

阿公
我們很思念

要好好照顧自己




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親情之愛
2009/12/14 21:21
阿公和外孫女﹐好溫馨的畫面。。
悅己(joana93) 於 2009-12-19 13:04 回覆:
這些照片,此刻回首,真是很珍貴