Friday, January 4, 2013

正義只是遲到,但它從不缺席


我第一次知道《孤星泪》,就是因为〈Do you hear the people sing〉这首歌。八九那年,一个朋友带来唱片,要我们听听看天安门广场上学生们正在合唱的歌。没想到它竟是一首英文歌;但那里头的每一句话我们都不陌生,简直就是为我们而写,为那个时代而写。

自从那年开始,我看过两次《孤星泪》的现场演出,每一次都会在它结尾的时候流泪。并非为了一众剧中人物的命运之哀苦,而是为了这首歌的第二次响起。这一回,它的歌词变了,不再只是愤怒人民的呼召,还多了一层对未来正义的肯定,漂渺虚幻,但又坚信不移。更重要的,是这一回演唱它的演员多半已成亡魂,彷佛再生,又似在来世,纯靠一股信念维系公义之不朽。对于观众来讲,这是最经典的悲剧,灵魂之洗涤与升华。对于我们这些现实上的败者而言,这是一个美好到几乎不真实的许诺:

“正义只是迟到,但它从不缺席”。

这种亡灵与生者在一部戏剧结尾处共同现身,于音乐的万千气象之间达至完美彼岸的场面,也曾见于另一部政治意义十分强烈的电影,那便是近期在大陆备受关注的《V煞》(V for Vendetta)。还记不记得那列载满了炸药以及“V煞”遗体的列车驶向英国国会大楼的场面?在《1812序曲》的伴奏之下,象征统治者的巨大建筑炸出了满城烟火,底下一个个蒙面的人民百姓终于可以摘下面具,坦露真我。仔细看,那里头有一个因为涂鸦反政府标号而被杀的女孩,有一对因为性取向犯禁而死在狱中的情人,还有许多其他被暴政迫害的冤魂。在这一刻,他们全都神奇地“活”过来了。因为此世的解放,便连受难的过去也能得到救赎。

一者企盼未来还我青天,一者功成当下以洗昔日之恨,它们都相信正义必将出入生死,贯穿时间的向度。是的,它从不缺席。

【蘋果日報】梁文道
《孤星淚》 Les Miserables 又名《悲慘世界》

Do You Hear the People Sing?

ENJOLRAS
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

COMBEFERRE
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Courfeyrac:
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

ALL
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

FEUILLY
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

ALL
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

2 comments:

super saiyan 3 said...

你喜歡這首歌,眼光真是太好了.

我是马来西亚人 said...

没有面具的日子将会是最好的日子。

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