0404 Matilda, the musical, some songs I'd like to share

認識我的大概知道我很喜歡這齣音樂劇。而我其實很想寫一篇跟他有關的,卻為了自己對於這齣音樂劇的龐大想法跟投射無法化為文字而一直感到氣餒。

剛好最近台灣有學運,有人將這場學運定位成世代戰爭。這個定位讓我想到這齣音樂劇。因為他的劇情也是學生對抗專橫獨裁的校長的世代戰爭(其實這劇很貼近現在台灣的歷史)。劇中 Matilda 最終終於與最愛的 Miss Honey 在一起,也推翻了校長。而台灣呢?

When I grow up

Matilda, the musical "When I grow up"

我最喜歡的,就是這首『When I grow up』,我們每個人從小都有一些想法,但是我們長大了以後,卻往往成為那些我們小時候最討厭的「大人」。

Just because you find that life's not fair, it
doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
nothing will change!

Naughty

Matilda, the musical "Naughty"

這歌在講,如果你將一切讓人覺得不愉快的事情,都當作可以接受、可以忍受的,那是不對的。

學運到現在,有很多反省的聲音,而其實很多人跟我一樣對於一些一開始的事情多半都當作為了要讓目標成功所以可以忍受的。但是我後來想想不對,這樣的邏輯不正是這場運動之所以這麼多人響應反抗的原因嗎?

而如果將一切以緊急避難的方式都去合理化、不思考、不質疑、不辯證,對我來說,只不過一直重複歷史而已。

If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it's OK.
And that's not right!
And if it's not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me!
Nobody but me is going to change my story!
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Revolting children

Matilda, the musical "Revolting children"

這是學生群起反抗 Trunchbull 的高潮。我覺得我不必還寫些什麼。而音樂劇的最後,是個 Happy Ending 。然而,真的會有這麼好的事情嗎?真的推翻了某個人、某件事,就真的是個 Happy Ending 了嗎?我不覺得。我只希望我還能相信有這種可能。

Never again will she get the best of me!
Never again will she take away my freedom.
And we won't forget the day we fought
For the right to be a little bit naughty!
Never again will The Chokey door slam!
Never again will I be bullied, and
Never again will I doubt it when
My mummy says I'm a miracle!
Never again!
Never again will we live behind bars!
Never again now that we know that...

We are revolting children...
Living in revolting times...
We sing revolting songs
Using revolting rhymes.
We'll be revolting children,
'Til our revolting's done,
And we'll have the Trunchbull bolting.
We're revolting!

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