林宥嘉 - 捨荒

拾別人心碎的荒
織一串美麗的謊
賺人熱淚 佔據暢銷排行

那些傷越是心酸
情節越曲折刁鑽
療效越強 人們就愛這樣

都對我崇拜
都為我瘋狂
單憑想像 捏造雷同的遺憾
哭完就算 誰管作者的孤單

將沉默暗淡的疤
渲染出鮮豔的畫
好讓渴望 得以靠近希望

有些痛越是隱瞞
夢醒發作越野蠻
天就快亮 埋頭驅趕空蕩

都對我崇拜
都為我瘋狂
任憑寂寞 躲進故事裡糾纏
如有氾濫 請成全我的妄想
誰讓我受傷
誰為我拾荒
我的完整 全賴別人的荒唐
我的燦爛 竟然跟自己無關

A song about what songwriters and singers do.

Turning the garbage, the pain, the ugly things in their own stories and in other people’s stories into potential sites of beauty… that is very much a big part of the creation process. Often times, songs give new meaning or significance to pain that we feel is pointless, or situations we don’t see purpose in.

The intentional manipulation of a singer/song-writer, the artifice of aestheticized suffering, as a focal point of a song is really refreshing, since songs are always re-spun versions of other people’s pain.

The self-reflexivity in this song is a brilliant concept, and is also the inspirational concept for this blog.

To collect the words and thoughts of other people in this music industry, and reflect on how I re-spin them into my own works, my own way of thinking, and my own constructed aesthetic.

Posted by:jasmine

Jasmine is an editor, poet, and community arts organizer. She comes to poetry by way of Chinese music. This blog is a mapping of ways.

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