Snow Patrol  are a Northern Irish/Scottish alternative rock band formed at the University of Dundee in 1994. The group comprises Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Jonny Quinn (drums), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Simpson (piano, guitar, backing vocals). Initially an indie rock band, their first three records, the EP《Starfighter Pilot》(1997), and the studio albums《Songs for Polarbears》(1998) and《When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up》(2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent labels Electric Honey and Jeepster respectively. The band then signed on to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.


另類搖滾樂團 Snow Patrol  發跡於蘇格蘭,由主唱 Gary Lightbody 帶領,加上鼓手 Johnny、吉他手 Nathan、貝斯手 Paul、鍵盤手 Tom 組成。他們早期以獨立樂團的身分發行了一張 EP 和兩張專輯,市場反應平平,並沒有取得商業上的成功,之後便與大廠牌唱片公司簽約。

 

Alternative (adj.) 非主流的

Comprise (v.) 由…組成
The medical team comprises five doctors and two nurses.
醫療隊由五名醫生和兩名護士組成。
Indie (adj.) 獨立製作的

 

 

Snow Patrol rose to national fame with their major label debut, Final Straw, in 2003. The album eventually sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Their next studio album, Eyes Open (2006), and its hit single, "Chasing Cars", propelled the band to greater international fame. The album topped the UK Album Charts and was the best-selling British album of the year, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2008, the band released their fifth studio album, A Hundred Million Suns; then, in 2009, they released their first compilation album, Up to Now; and, in 2011, they released their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires.

 

2003年躍入主流廠的首張專輯《Final Straw 臨界點》終於使他們嶄露頭角  ,全球熱賣300萬張。2006年發行第二張專輯《Eyes Open 大開眼界》誕生了一首赫赫有名的搖滾大作   " Chasing Cars ",使他們在國際間更是聲名大噪,登上英國排行冠軍,並成為該年度最暢銷的專輯,全球熱銷600萬張!之後依序發行了《A Hundred Million Suns 億萬個永恆》、《Up To Now 首張精選》、《Fallen Empires 落日帝國》。

 

Debut (n.) 初次登台
The actress made her debut in the new comedy.
這位演員在那齣新喜劇中首次登臺演出。
Propel (v.) 推進

 

 

 

 

雪警樂團從一支努力想在地下搖滾圈中闖出名堂的團體,轉型成為具有締造大型演唱會爆滿票房、全球專輯銷售超過千萬張,屢獲葛萊美獎與全英音樂獎提名的主流搖滾大團。 

 

在聊到《Up To Now》這套精選輯時,Gary表示:「我們過去在英國有不少成功的單曲,我想把這張專輯當成一個回顧,與大家一起回頭看看過去的15年,我要強調這並不是終點,因為我們還想要再有一個15年,甚至更久。」

 

 

 

 

接下來當然就是要推薦他們最紅的單曲 Chasing Car 
也是小編個人最愛的一首喔~ 抒情搖滾永遠深得我心啊~

 

 

 

 

We'll do it all
我們竭盡所能
Everything
對一切未來
On our own
都靠著彼此

 

We don't need
我們不需要
Anything
無奈世俗
Or anyone
與其他外人

 

If I lay here
如果我躺在這
If I just lay here
就這麼躺在這了
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
妳肯陪著我並一起遺忘這醜陋塵土嗎?

 

I don't quite know
我不完全了解
How to say
怎麼開口
How I feel
我的感受種種

 

Those three words
這三個字
Are said too much
對妳我來說太常出現
They're not enough
也已不夠支撐了

 

Forget what we're told
就忘了彼此的傷言告誡
Before we get too old
在我們還來得及走上最後一程時
Show me a garden that's bursting into life
請給我機會看妳那如花園般艷麗的記憶

 

Let's waste time
我們揮灑著秒分
Chasing cars
追著無終的列車
Around our heads
逐著腦裡的美影

 

All that I am
我的現在
All that I ever was
種種過去
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see
都已攤在妳那完美的雙眸裡,也交叉了我所謂的天堂

 

I don't know where
不清楚身處何處
Confused about how as well
搞混了解決的定義
Just know that these things will never change for us at all
只知道這些難題是不會自己為我們解決的

 

 

【現場 Live 版】

 

 

 

【One Direction 版】

 

 

現在最受歡迎的 One Direction 出道前也在選秀節目中唱過這首歌哦!

其實,這首歌被選秀節目參賽者選唱的頻率滿高的,由此可見,英國人真的很愛這首 Chasing Car 耶!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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