George Benson - The Greatest Love Of All

  "The Greatest Love Of All"的原唱人是美籍知名爵士歌手 George Benson(喬治班森),當年只是用來當作拳王阿里(Ali)的自傳性電影"The Greatest"(1977)的主題曲,電影和歌曲的成績都普通!

  Whitney Houston將這首歌收錄於1986年發行的首張專輯"Whitney Houston"中,重新編曲翻唱,結果這首歌大紅大紫,比原唱的版本還更廣為人知!更受歡迎!

  一首歌好不好聽,編曲和演唱者是否能真正挖掘出這首歌的潛力,佔很重要的因素。桃麗芭頓(Dolly Parton)的鄉村冠軍曲"I will always love you"經惠妮休斯頓的翻唱,搖身一變成為名聞全球的抒情經典。


  葛倫麥德羅斯的"Nothing's gonna change my love for you"也是相同的情形,原唱兼作曲者的喬治班森(George Benson)是位黑人爵士樂手,若非經由葛倫麥德羅斯的翻唱,這首歌不會受到廣大樂迷的迴響。喬治班森還有一首著名的作品"Greatest love of all",被惠妮休斯頓慧眼看上,而介紹給全世界的歌迷,否則這首好歌將只能躲在喬治班森的專輯中,乏人問津。


《The Greatest Love Of All》lyrics︰



I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody's searching for a hero

People need someone to look up to

I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs

A lonely place to be and so I learned to depend on me



I decided long ago

Never to walk in anyone's shadows

If I fail, If I succeed

At least I lived as I believed

No matter what they take from me

They can't take away my dignity



Because the greatest love of all is happening to me

I've found the greatest love of all inside of me

The greatest love of all is easy to achieve

Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all



I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be



I decided long ago

Never to walk in anyone's shadows

If I fail, If I succeed

At least I lived as I believed

No matter what they take from me

They can't take away my dignity



Because the greatest love of all is happening to me

I've found the greatest love of all inside of me

The greatest love of all is easy to achieve

Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all



And if by chance that special place

That you've been dreaming of

Leads you to a lonely place

Find your strength in love



中譯歌詞:



我相信兒童是我們的未來

好好教導他們,讓他們走自己的路

啟發他們的內在美

給他們自尊心

讓孩子們的笑聲

提醒我們的過往



每個人都在尋找英雄

人們需要一位崇拜的偶像

我未曾找到能滿足我需求的人

註定要孤單寂寞

於是我學會了依靠我自己



很久以前,我就已經決定

絕不依賴別人的提攜庇蔭

不論成功失敗,至少我依自己的信念而活

不論我被奪走了什麼

奪不走我的尊嚴

只因為我得到了最偉大的愛

我找到了心中至高無上的愛

至高無上的愛很容易做到

學著愛你自己

那就是最偉大的愛



如果恰巧那個特別的地方

──你的夢想之地

讓你身陷絕境、孤立無援

到愛中尋找力量

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