Lisa Loeb / Tails (US, Geffen Records , GEF-24734) <September 26, 1995>


Lisa Loeb / Tails (US, Geffen Records , GEF-24734) <September 26, 1995>
(1) GEF 24734-A-GL1
(2) GEF 24734B GL1

UKでいわゆる「ブリット・ポップ」の全盛期だった頃、USでは女性ミュージシャンの台頭が見られました。1993年のSherl Crowのデビュー作が1994年ごろに売れはじめ、1995年ごろから急速に「女性もの」が注目されるようになり、ざっと思い出すだけでも Alanis Morissette / Jagged Little Pill(June 13, 1995), Joan Osborne / Relish (March 21, 1995), Jewel / Pieces of You(February 28, 1995) ・・・などが次々と大ヒットしました。また同時期にもてはやされた「スウェディッシュ・ポップ」もThe Cardigans / Life (March 1, 1995) のほか Sophie Zelmani(1995)やPineforest Crunch(1996),Meja(1996)なども、全部実は女性ばかりでした。

いまでは半分忘れられたリサ・ローブは、そのブームのなかで出てきた人です。青春群像を描いた1994年の映画「リアリティ・バイツ」で使用された"Stay"は「まだメジャー契約していないのにNo.1ヒットになった唯一の曲」として伝説になっています。この曲のヒットの1年後にようやく発表されたデビュー作は、曲想がめまぐるしく変化する"It's Over"で驚かせ、また"Taffy"などパンキッシュな曲も収録し、生ギターを中心とした曲だけでない、懐の深さで聴かせる名作でした。



You say I only hear what I want to
You say I talk so all the time. So?

And I thought what I felt was simple
And I thought that I don't belong
And now that I am leaving
Now I know that I did something wrong cause I missed you
Yeah, I missed you

And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don't listen hard
I don't pay attention to the distance that you're running
Or to anyone, anywhere
I don't understand if you really care
I'm only hearing negative: no, no, no (bad)

And so I, I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up
And this woman was singin' my song:
The lover's in love and the other's run away
The lover is crying cause the other won't stay

Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was
Dying since the day they were born
Well. Well, this is not that:
I think that I'm throwing, but I'm thrown

And I thought I'd live forever, but now I'm not so sure

You try to tell me that I'm clever
But that won't take my anyhow, or anywhere with you

You said that I was naive
And I thought that I was strong
I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave."
Oh, but now I know that I was wrong, cause I missed you
Yeah, I missed you

You said you caught me ‘cause you want me
And one day you’d let me go
You try to give away a keeper, but keep me cause you know you're just so scared to lose
And you say, "Stay."

And you say I only hear what I want to