【影片分享】美國出櫃男同志歌手 John Grant的最新作品 Glacier

這是才氣驚人的美國出櫃男同志歌手 John Grant的最新作品 Glacier

長達八分鐘的mv,剪輯了「同性戀」在美國媒體、文化、社會以及法律、政治…從被病態化、遭厭惡與迫害、集體抗爭到逐漸出現改變曙光的進程,其中也包括許多跨國界的歷史記憶,例如殘害同性戀的德國納粹、例如恐同的各種警力「掃蕩」、街頭運動。還有很多電影裏的經典鏡頭,包括李安的斷背山、王家衛的春光乍洩以及新近的「藍是最溫暖的顏色」…(算一算其中你可以認出幾部有同志角色的電影^^)

歌詞直言宗教恐同勢力假冒「愛」之名的偽善與虛矯,John Grant對徬徨的靈魂說:

「不要聽信任何人,去找到你自己的答案
即使它意味著你有時候會覺得很孤單
在這個星球上沒有人能告訴你該相信什麼
人們喜歡高談闊論,他們喜歡欺騙」

對遭受苦難、疼痛的靈魂,他說:

「這種痛 –
它是穿過你的冰川
雕刻出深谷
創造壯觀的風景
以珍貴的礦物質和其他的東西 滋養土地
所以你不要被恐懼癱瘓
即使事情看起來特別艱難」

我想,他試圖說的是:
我們應該珍視創痛帶來的,改變的力量。

John Grant- Glacier

You just want to live your life
The best way you know how
But they keep on telling you
That you are not allowed

They say that you are sick
That you should hang your head in shame
They are pointing fingers
And want you to take the blame

There are days when people are
So nasty and convincing
They say things beyond belief
That sting and leave you wincing
And to boot they say their words
Come straight down from above
And they really seem to think
That what they’re doing counts as love

(Chorus)
This pain –
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So don’t you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough

(Verse)
Don’t you pay them fuckers as they say no never mind
They don’t give 2 shits about you it’s the blind leading the blind
What they want is commonly referred to as theocracy
And what that boils down to is referred as hypocrisy

Don’t listen to anyone, get answers on your own
Even if it means that sometimes you feel quite alone
No one on this planet can tell you what to believe
People like to talk a lot and they like to deceive

(Chorus) x2
This pain –
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So don’t you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough