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TED2003

Eddi Reader: "Kiteflyer's Hill"

エディ・リーダーが歌う「カイトフライヤーズヒル」

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シンガーソングライターのエディ・リーダーが、失恋をやさしく回想する「カイトフライヤーズヒル」を歌います。ピアノはトーマス・ドルビー、ギターはブー・ヒュワディーンです。

- Singer/songwriter
In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection. Full bio

This is about a place in London
この歌にあるのは ロンドンの
00:12
called Kiteflyer's Hill
カイトフライヤーズヒル(凧揚げの丘)
00:15
where I used to go and spend hours
私がいつも時を過ごしていた場所です
00:17
going "When is he coming back? When is he coming back?"
「彼はいつ戻ってくるの?」と思いながら
00:19
So this is another one dedicated to that guy ...
だからこれも あいつに捧げる歌…
00:22
who I've got over.
もう乗り越えました
00:25
But this is "Kiteflyer's Hill."
この「カイトフライヤーズヒル」は
00:28
It's a beautiful song written by a guy called Martin Evan,
美しい歌で マーティン エヴァンが 私のために
00:30
actually, for me.
書いてくれました
00:34
Boo Hewerdine, Thomas Dolby,
ブー ヒュワディーンと トーマス ドルビーです
00:35
thank you very much for inviting me. It's been a blessing singing for you.
お招きいただいて ありがとうございました ここで歌えるのは光栄です
00:38
Thank you very much.
本当にどうもありがとう
00:41
♫ Do you remember when we used to go ♫
よく行っていた頃のこと覚えている?
00:47
♫ up to Kiteflyer's Hill? ♫
カイトフライヤーズヒルに
00:52
♫ Those summer nights, so still ♫
あの夏の夜々 とても静かだった
01:02
♫ with all of the city beneath us ♫
下に見える街も
01:07
♫ and all of our lives ahead ♫
先へ続いてく私たちの生活も
01:12
♫ before cruel and foolish words ♫
冷たい愚かな言葉が
01:17
♫ were cruelly and foolishly said ♫
冷たく愚かに言われるまでは
01:22
♫ Some nights I think of you ♫
時々 夜にあなたのことを考える
01:27
♫ and then I go up ♫
そうして登るの
01:30
♫ on Kiteflyer's Hill ♫
カイトフライヤーズヒルに
01:33
♫ wrapped up against the winter chill ♫
冬の寒さに凍えながら
01:42
♫ And somewhere in the city beneath me ♫
眼下の街のどこかには
01:47
♫ you lie asleep in your bed ♫
あなたがベッドの中で眠っているんだと
01:53
♫ and I wonder if ever just briefly ♫
たとえほんのわずかな間でも
01:57
♫ do I creep in your dreams now and then ♫
私はあなたの夢の中に出てくるのかしら
02:02
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
02:07
♫ My wild summer love ♫
激しい夏の恋
02:16
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
02:26
♫ Have the years been kind? ♫
ずっと変わりはない?
02:33
♫ And do you think of me sometimes ♫
時には私のこと思い出してくれた?
02:37
♫ up on Kiteflyer's Hill? ♫
カイトフライヤーズヒルで
02:41
♫ Oh, I pray you one day will ♫
いつかそうしてくれるように祈っている
02:50
♫ We won't say a word ♫
私たちはきっと黙っている
02:55
♫ We won't need them ♫
言葉は必要ないから
03:00
♫ Sometimes silence is best ♫
沈黙が一番いいときだってある
03:03
♫ We'll just stand in the still of the evening ♫
夕暮れにじっとたたずんで
03:06
♫ and whisper farewell to loneliness ♫
孤独にさよならと言うの
03:11
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
03:16
♫ My wild summer love ♫
激しい夏の恋
03:26
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
03:34
♫ Do you think of me sometimes? ♫
時には私のこと思い出してくれた?
03:42
♫ And do you ever make that climb? ♫
そしてあの丘に登った?
03:45
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
03:49
♫ My wild summer love ♫
激しい夏の恋
03:57
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
04:07
♫ Have the years been kind? ♫
ずっと変わりはない?
04:12
♫ And do you ever make that climb ♫
あの丘には登った?
04:17
♫ up on Kiteflyer's Hill? Kiteflyer's ... ♫
カイトフライヤーズヒルに?
04:21
♫ [French] ♫
カイトフライヤーズ…
04:40
♫ Where are you? Where are you now? ♫
どこにいるの? ねえ どこにいるの?
04:55
♫ Where are you now? ♫
ねえ どこにいるの?
05:52
♫ Kiteflyer's ... ♫
カイトフライヤーズ…
06:00
(Applause)
(拍手)
06:07
Gracias. Thank you very much.
グラシアス どうもありがとう
06:10
Translated by Yasushi Aoki
Reviewed by Takako Sato

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About the Speaker:

Eddi Reader - Singer/songwriter
In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection.

Why you should listen

Scotland-born Eddi Reader was an '80s pop star in the UK, where her band Fairground Attraction had a #1 hit with the supercatchy "Perfect." Now, as a solo artist, her sounds has matured; quiet acoustic arrangements and gentle harmonies put her lush voice front and center. TED Music Director Thomas Dolby calls her his favorite singer of all time.

Albums such as Candyfloss and Medicine and Angels & Electricity established her as a thoughtful songwriter and interpreter, with an affinity for wistful songs of longing and loss -- and a nice sideline in what used to be called "message" songs, which call to the listener to think about war and peace, the Earth and our place in it.

Reader has also become a noted interpreter of the poems of Robert Burns. Her latest album, Peacetime, offers a compelling mix of Burns lyrics, traditional folk tunes and new songs written by Reader and her longtime songwriting partner, Boo Hewerdine. Fun fact: The title song on the album, "Peacetime," Eddi first learned backstage at her 2003 TED performance.

More profile about the speaker
Eddi Reader | Speaker | TED.com