原鄉人 - 鄧麗君

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This song echoes the deep wishes of many oversea immigrant who would like to return or visit their home town. The words come alive in Teresa Teng's voice, lingering in one's heart and mind ...

詞:王景羲 (莊奴,黃河) 曲:翁清溪 (湯尼)

我張開一雙翅膀 背馱著一個希望
I spread my wings, carrying on my back a wish
飛過那陌生的城池 去到我嚮往的地方
Flying over the unfamiliar cities and lakes, toward the place I have been yearning for.
在曠野中我嗅到芬芳
In the open field I smell the fragrance of the flowers.
從泥土裡我攝取營養
From the soil I absorb the nutrients.
為了吐絲蠶兒要吃桑葉
To spin silk the silkworms have to eat mulberry leaves.
為了播種花兒要開放
To sow seeds flowers have to blossom.
我走過叢林山崗 也走過白雪茫茫
I have walked through forests, humps, and boundless white snow,
看到了山川的風貌 也聽到大地在成長
Having seen the magnificence of mountains and streams and heard of the growth of the Earth.

在曠野中我嗅到芬芳
In the open field I smell the fragrance of the flowers.
從泥土裡我攝取營養
From the soil I absorb the nutrients.
為了吐絲蠶兒要吃桑葉
To spin silk the silkworms have to eat mulberry leaves.
為了播種花兒要開放
To sow seeds flowers have to blossom.
我走過叢林山崗 也走過白雪茫茫
I have walked through forests, humps, and boundless white snow,
看到了山川的風貌 也聽到大地在成長
Having seen the magnificence of mountains and streams and heard of the growth of the Earth.

1980年李行導演的電影《原鄉人》主題曲

〈原鄉人〉上映前後,葉石濤、鍾肇政、林毓生、林海音等陸續撰寫感文,不只細細敘述鍾理和堅持理想的文人風骨,李行一貫嚴肅認真的拍片態度,亦對秦漢、林鳳嬌的演技稱讚有加。備受期待的〈原鄉人〉,上映時卻慘遭滑鐵盧,賣座異常清淡,一位甫欣賞此片的觀眾細膩分析:「從李行導演的電影『原鄉人』走出,我終於知道為什麼許不了主演的『大人物』賣座會遙遙領先了。在今天,每一個人為了生存,都需要付出『競爭』和『代價』……無不經歷一段滄桑,大家追尋『樂子』—即使是短暫的『嘻哈』或膚淺的『笑鬧』—還來不及,誰肯花了錢坐進電影院買它一段傷心呢?」確實,〈原鄉人〉沒有大悲大喜,卻處處凝結渾厚凝重的氣氛,及「不放棄夢想」的艱苦代價。真實人生背負沈重壓力的觀眾,花錢又是一番現實教誨,怎麼不爭相走避?

「挺好的」平妹個性純樸,甚至將理和的求婚詞:「願不願意跟著我去做飯?」錯誤解讀:「我沒讀過書,傻傻的,想著家裡窮嘛,幫他做飯可以賺點錢,就答應了!」訪問者好奇她既然願意私奔,想必很愛鍾先生?這時平妹答:「我根本不想愛他啊!他讀了那麼多書,我只是個草地人。他說他愛我,我就怕,我的心都跳了,我對他說,我不敢啊……」

理和與平妹這對夫妻組合奇妙,一個走精神路線,多愁善感,喜愛觀察細微人事;另一個活在現實,單純樸質,支持丈夫照顧家庭,差異大到恰好互補。很難想連「同姓結婚」都視為禁忌的社會裡,女主外、男主內的兩人將面臨多大的壓力?特別是四處打工的平妹,若不是擁有簡單清澈的心靈,如何對抗這些流言誹語。「晚上我回來了,問我那裡痛嗎?這裡痛嗎?要是有個地方弄破了皮,就跟我擦藥、按摩,就是這樣子,你忙死了、累死了,都會感到心甘情願……」平妹雖然看不懂丈夫至死不渝的告白,卻透過點滴相處體會理和對自己的愛,也為這份感情,忍受超乎常人想像的身心壓力。