Barry Manilow


Barry Manilow 是美國創作歌手,音樂家,編曲家,唱片製作人,指揮家。

1943年生於紐約布魯克林的曼尼洛,自幼即嫻熟鋼琴與手風琴。半工半讀完成茱莉亞音樂學院的學業後,他成為CBS電視台“Callback”節目的音樂總監,並活躍於廣告配樂界。

初涉樂壇時,曼尼洛擔任過鋼琴師、製作人等,為流行靈魂女歌手貝蒂·米德勒(Bette Midler)等人伴奏,也曾給國家農場保險公司、麥當勞和Dr. Pepper汽水等大公司創作廣告歌曲。就銷售成績與歌唱生涯的長度而言,巴瑞曼尼洛無疑是流行音樂史上最成功的抒情歌手之一。

Barry Manilow不僅僅是一位偉大的歌手,他也曾創作數百歌曲,是真正的 Singer-song writer。然而相較於他的創作才華,他柔美的歌聲與爐火純青的唱腔卻更為樂迷們所肯定,因為聆聽曼尼洛的音樂就如同咀嚼美好的回憶,越是經過時間的沉澱,越能感受到他音樂中永恆的純真與浪漫。


At the Copa, Copacabana

短短三分半鐘的歌,用明快的旋律,述說 Lola 一生的故事,

其中有喜有悲,有起亦有伏. 有愛情的燃燒和熄滅. 有事業燦爛與褪色.

回頭看看人生的舞台, 往往亦那樣沖沖而過!


Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl

With yellow feathers in her hair

And a dress cut down to there

She would merengue and do the cha-cha

And while she tried to be a star

Tony always tended bar


Across the crowded floor

They worked from 8 'til 4

They were young and they had each other

Who could ask for more?


At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co-Copacabana)

The hottest spot north of Havana

(Here)

At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co)

Music and passion were always the fashion

At the Copa, they fell in love


His name was Rico, he wore a diamond

He was escorted to his chair

He saw Lola dancing there

And when she finished, he called her over

But Rico went a bit too far

Tony sailed across the bar


And then the punches flew

And chairs were smashed in two

There was blood and a single gun shot

But just who shot who?


At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co-Copacabana)

The hottest spot north of Havana

(Here)

At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co)

Music and passion were always the fashion

At the Copa, she lost her love


Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl

But that was 30 years ago

When they used to have a show

Now it's a disco, but not for Lola

Still in the dress she used to wear

Faded feathers in her hair


She sits there so refined

And drinks herself half-blind

She lost her youth and she lost her Tony

Now she's lost her mind


At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co-Copacabana)

The hottest spot north of Havana

(Here)

At the Copa, Copacabana

(Co)

Music and passion were always the fashion

At the Copa, don't fall in love, don't fall in love

Copacabana (At the Copa)





Mandy

可能沒你有失去或錯過一個, 如Mandy, 曾經深愛你的朋友.

不過一定會有媽媽, 對你無條件付出的愛. 讓你在失意傷心的黑夜,找到安慰和溫暖.

若是尋到天上的真愛,這更是永恒的慰藉及平安!


I remember all my life

Raining down as cold as ice

Shadows of a man, a face through a window

Cryin' in the night, the night goes into mornin'


Just another day

Happy people pass my way

Lookin' in their eyes, I see a memory

I never realized, you made me so happy


Oh Brand, oops

Well, you came and you gave without takin'

But I sent you away, oh Mandy

Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin'

And I need you today, oh Mandy


I'm standing on the edge of time

I walked away when love was mine

Caught up in a world of uphill climbin'

The tears are on my mind and nothin' is rhymin'


Oh Mandy

Well, you came and you gave without takin'

But I sent you away, oh Mandy

Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin'

And I need you today, oh Mandy


Yesterday's a dream, I face the mornin'

Cryin' on the breeze, the pain is callin'


Oh Mandy

Well, you came and you gave without takin'

But I sent you away, oh Mandy

Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin'

And I need you today, oh Mandy


Well, you came and you gave without takin'

But I sent you away, oh Mandy

Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin'

And I need you today, oh Mandy, oh Mandy

Mandy






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