ノリの悪い日記

古今東西の映画、ポピュラー音楽、その他をいまここに交錯させながら随想します。

Stop! In the Name of Love

1965 年の The Supremes のこの曲は、キャンディーズやピンクレディーですら歌っており、ここであえて取り上げる積極的な理由など、どこにも見出せないのだが、バックのドラムが不気味なまでの機械的反復を刻む中で、ダイアナ・ロスが、そのリズムを超えた等時性に英語の音節をのせて歌っているのに、なにか説明ができない実存的な戦慄を感じたので掲載することにした。

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Baby, baby

I'm aware of where you go
Each time you leave my door
I watch you walk down the street
Knowing your other love you'll meet
But this time before you run to her
Leaving me alone and hurt
(Think it over) After I've been good to you?
(Think it over) After I've been sweet to you?

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

I've known of your, 
Your secluded nights
I've even seen her,
Maybe once or twice
But is her sweet expression
Worth more than my love and affection ?
But this time before you leave my arms
And rush off to her charms,
(Think it over) Haven't I been good to you ?
(Think it over) Haven't I been sweet to you ?

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

I've tried so hard, hard to be patient
Hoping you'd stop this infatuation
But each time you are together
I'm so afraid I'll be losing you forever

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Baby, think it over
Think it over, baby
Ooh, think it over baby