You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Why???”

“Why?! I will tell you why. Because it’s 2016. That’s why.”

上面這個對話,不記得聽了多少次了。

去年,無論面對多麽瘋狂的事情,我們都可以解釋。

時間已是2017年,很多人還活在2016。如果2016年可以用一首歌概括的話,那麼最合適的歌莫過於The Rolling Stones的”You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

原因當然不僅僅因為此曲是Trump的“拉力”上的指定結尾曲(甚至RNC上萬眾矚目的nomimation speech亦以此曲作結)。事實上,The Rolling Stones是anti-trump的。但是,2016年,真的沒有任何東西不變的政治化,連我上課的內容也必小心“修正”。

無論你站在哪一方,2016年,我們真的像歌裡所唱的那樣:

You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

我們需要希望,毫無畏懼甚至毫無憑據的希望。希望是我們需要的東西。

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was footloose man

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need

I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration
If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse”

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was “dead”
I said to him

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

You get what you need, yeah, oh baby

I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want

But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

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