海外旅行:飛行機の中で時間潰しに聞きたい曲(15)Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid Of Orleans+Joan of Arc

今回はイギリスのポストパンクバンドOMD(Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)の姉妹曲2曲、Maid Of OrleansとJoan Of Arcをご紹介します。 

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Joan Of Arcと言う言葉はのは聞き慣れない方も多いと思いますが、ジャンヌダルク(フランス語:Jeanne d'arc)の英語式の呼び方です。Maid Of Orleans(オルレアンの乙女)もジャンヌダルクの別名(英語圏)です。と言う訳で、この二曲は何もジャンヌダルクのことを歌った曲で、ビデオもそんな感じの作りになっています。


Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid Of Orleans

私はオリジナルよりも寧ろ、Altrocityのこちらのカバーの方が好きかも知れません。


Altrocity Maid Of Orleans

静かな方が好きな方はGregorianのバージョンをどうぞ。


Gregorian - Maid Of Orleans

 


Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc (2003 Digital Remaster) TOTP 1980

歌詞

Maid Of Orleans

If Joan of Arc had a heart

Would she give it as a gift

To such as me who longs to see

How a legend oughta be

Had dreams to give her heart away

Like an orphan along the way

She cared so much

She offered up her body to the grave

 

Joan of Arc

A little Catholic girl who's fallen in love
A face on a page, a gift from above
She should have known better than to give her heart
She should have know better than to ever part

Without me
Without me

I gave her everything that I ever owned
I think she understood though she never spoke
She shouldn't oughta try to be that way
She shouldn't have to go there ever again

Without me
Without me

Now listen to us good and listen well
Listen to us all and everything we tell
We should have known better than to give her away
We should have know better to this very day

Without me
Without me

Now listen Joan of Arc
All you gotta do
Say the right words and I'll be coming through
Hold you in my arms and take you right away

Now she's on her way to another land
We never understood why she gave her hand
She shouldn't oughta promise because it's just pretend
I hope she doesn't mean it and she'll leave again

Without me
Without me
Without me
Without me