New Amsterdam 是著名摇滚乐队Travis的一首非常好听的歌曲。光看名字,几乎也可以引起我无限的美好想象。因为人们总是很容易由此联想到荷兰的黄金时代。

事实上,这首歌的歌词的确是充满了诗意:

"New Amsterdam"

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francois Truffaut,
Robert Zimmerman and de Niro
Paris, Texas - end of the world

New York, New York,
Good bye girl

And they meet
On Blaker Street
Or the Park that is Central
Oh no
I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground
And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.

The stranger in the moonlight,
Looks stranger in the moonlight

And they meet
On Blaker Street
Or the Park that is Central
Oh no
I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground
And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.

And we meet
On Blaker Street
Or the Park that is Central
Oh no
I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground
And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.

在歌词的开头提到了很多名字,都与新阿姆斯特丹——如今的纽约很有关系:Jean-Michel Basquiat是纽约著名的涂鸦画家,Francois Truffaut是著名的法国导演,写过一篇抨击法国电影的文章被纽约的出版商Simon Schuster发表, Robert Zimmerman换成另一个名字Bob Dylan,即是名闻天下的摇滚艺术家,而de Niro则是出生曼哈顿的美国最伟大的演员之一。

除此之外,Paris Texas是一部电影名,其主人公Travis则是Travis乐队名字的来源。

曲子各段之间意向比较独立,但都充满了意境。在Fran的磁力声线下,堪称完美。