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[音楽][Charlene [シャーリーン]]
Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo(シャーリーンマリリンダンジェロ)
1950年6月1日生まれ 出身米カリフォルニア)
代表作「I've Never Been to Me(愛はかげろうのように)」は日本人でも聞いたことのない人はいないでしょう!CM・ドラマ・映画・ラジオでよく耳にする筈!椎名恵や小柳ゆきなどがカバーを歌っています。シャーリーンは1977年モータウンレコードからデビュー、しかしこの曲は米で97位、米3位になるのは5年後の1982年でした。
「I've Never Been to Me(愛はかげろうのように)」、この曲のメロディーが、日本の結婚式の歌としてよく使われます。実は原曲の歌詞の和訳としても彼女の人生からしても決して好ましくないものなのです。元々は男性の観点から歌われた曲で好ましくない詩が書かれていたため書き直されたとこ事。

日本のアコースティックギターのデュオ「DEPAPEPE」のファーストアルバム「Let's Go」(2005年5月18日発売)に収録された曲「START」(アルバム2曲目)がシャーリーンの「I've Never Been to Me(愛はかげろうのように)」(1976年発表)に酷似していると話題になるがここで聞かれてもわかるがほんの1部でありこのような曲は良くある話。
I've Never Been to Me(愛はかげろうのように) / Charlene(シャーリーン)

Hey lady, you lady, cursin' at your life
You're a discontented mother
and a rich inventive wife
I've no doubt you dream about
the things you'll never do
But I wish someone had a talked to me like
I wanna talk to you

I've been to Georgia and California, Oh, anywhere I could run
Took the hand of a preacherman and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because
I had to be free
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me

Please lady, please lady, don't just walk away
'Cause I have this need to tell you
why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me
still living in your eyes
Won't you share a part
of a weary heart
that has lived a million lies

I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece
While I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things
That a woman ain't s'posed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie
A fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding, and it's that man you fought with this morning
the same one you're going to make love with tonight.
That's truth, that's love

Sometimes I've been to cryin' for unborn children
That might have made me complete
But I, I took the sweet life and never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that cost too much to be free
Hey lady
I've been to paradise
but I've never been to me〜

I've been to paradise
(never been to me)

(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise
(never been to me)
(I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece While I sipped champagne on a yacht)
I've been to paradise
(never been to me)



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