2015/08/09

Post #1587

Tokyo
Paul Weller
Wood Cutter's Son

Sugar town yea has turned so sour
It's people angry in their sleep
There's more small town, oh paranoia
Sweepin' down its evil sheets

Give me the chance
I'll cut you down with a glance
With my small axe, so help me
Though I'm only one and though weak I'm strong
And if it comes to the crunch
Then I'm the woodcutter's son

Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone, yea

You can tell yea, it's witching hour
You can feel the spirits rise
When the room, goes very quiet
Oh and there's hatred in their eyes
(Hatred)

You better give me the chance
I'll cut you down with a glance
Yeh, with my small axe, so help me
Though I'm only one an' though weak I'm strong
And if it comes to the crunch
Then I'm the woodcutter's son

Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone
Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone, yea

There's a silence when I enter
And a murmur, oh when I leave
You can see their jealous faces
Oh I can feel yea, the ice they breathe
(Ice they breathe)

You better give me the chance
I'll cut you down with a glance
Yeh, with my small axe, so help me
Though I'm only one and though weak I'm strong
And if it comes to the crunch
Then I'm the woodcutter's son

Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone
(So)
Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone
(Yea)
Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone
Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone
Cutting down the wood for the good of everyone


ふと、この曲を思い出して、口ずさんでいた。
虚飾も、冷笑も、憎悪も、嫉妬も、心ない人の言葉も、きこりの息子がその小さな斧で切り倒すように蹴散らしてしまうような、素朴で真っ直ぐなニンゲンでいたいと思ってね。
『俺はたった独りで弱いけれど、俺は強いんだ』ってところが、いいのさ。
自分の弱さを知らない奴は、本当の強さを手にすることはできないんだ。
たった独りで現実に立ち向かえない奴は、本当に強いなんて言えないからだ。

読者諸君、失礼する。俺にとっての小さな斧は、いったい何だろう?

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