憑歌寄意,Damian Lillard被交易後發布歌曲《Farewell》,感動敍述與Portland的故事

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Damian Lillard推出新歌《Farewell》,憑歌寄意,向Trail Blazers道別。(圖片:oregonlive.com)

Damian Lillard除了是一位NBA球星,他同是也是一位很不錯的饒舌歌手,並經已發布多張專輯,更曾經在NBA明星賽上表演。在被Trail Blazers交易至Bucks之後,他隨即發布最新歌曲《Farewell》,憑歌寄意,將他對Portland及Trail Blazers的故事及感情,細膩而又感人地表達出來。

向來對Trail Blazers忠誠的Damian Lillard,今個夏天向球隊提出交易要求,震撼整個NBA。自交易提出後,Damian Lillard一直都沒有正面回應有關事件及原因,直至今天被交易至Bucks,但隨即推出新歌《Farewell》,向Trail Blazers的球迷道別及致謝。歌詞內容透露了他對Portland、Trail Blazers以及球迷的愛及謝意,同時又似乎隱若流露出,Trail Blazers與他意見分歧,以致最終和平分手。

Damian Lillard在歌詞中說:「我永遠無法被替代,他們將很快就會知道。指著那些以為自己更偉大的人。我為這份勞動而獲得的回報感到驚訝,我會繼續留下足跡,只不過再不是Blazers的。對於球迷們,我愛你們,這是無條件的。我離開這座城市的原因沒什麼大不了,所以千萬不要輕信其他的人說話,只需要知道我離開時所留下來的,比起我拿走的更多。我和平地離開,因為我知道最終這也不過是一盤生意。希望你們記得你們曾經所目睹的一切,未來我希望我們能夠以擁抱和親吻相迎。但你們應該要知道,是他們選擇了另一個選擇,他們正在嘗試探索及完成更大的事。」

他又在歌詞中提及,自己一直默默努力,堅持夢想,並在Portland成功及獲得了一切名利,但至今仍然保持著當初的自己,感謝這個城市給予自己的一切。

以下是Damian Lillard歌曲《Farewell》歌詞:

I be in pocket most days but I got some nutty in me
That’s why I pull up in that butter Bentley
Yeah, it’s that perfect balance s*** that all you busters envy
And I’m still cooking s*** just like my cousin Kenny
Passed the stage of thinking about who wasn’t, wasn’t with me
Solo mission with my kids I know they f*** with Disney
Cut from a cloth that guarantee we cut in history
The way these dreams is unfolding gotta pluck or pinch me
Big Dolla not the lil one, come and eat just like a pilgrim
Whole entire family, know I willed ’em out the ghetto
But can’t take it out a n****, every state they cop a picture
Lot of grace in my charisma. I was heaven sent
The accolades across my letterman indicative of blesses and
Touched by the man, not a reverend
All the times that I been severin’
Ain’t worthy to follow me in the rooms that I’m excelling in
It’s nothing fake people can offer
If they get boxed in with me I may turn into Crawford
All the s*** that’s on my plate, it won’t fit on a saucer
I know all this s*** was written and know who the author
I get low for the Father
Yeah
Not as devout as I should be
Falling victim to the flesh like I’m a kid or a rookie
Do I get in line with him or do I get some p****
And all my cousins thuggin’ and they know how to boogie
A lot of praise but still a lot of sinnin’
Questioning my own walk watching Gino Jennings
I mastered bein’ P and now I see no limits
All this pain I done endured but you won’t see no grimace
I’m solid to the finish
Been at the top for a minute, still I’m the real me
I can’t get caught up in the s*** that didn’t build me
Cause it can kill me, more pricey than my bills be
Only my loved ones make me feel free
I said vows just to watch it ended abruptly
Let some people in and now these n***** disgust me
I learned that a wolf can sometimes resemble a husky
Swear that you’re their dog, then sell you shorter than Muggsy
You live and learn and I know it, that’s why I roll with punches
With each attack, all of my gifts you see grows in abundance
It gets spicy when a n***** get told he was munchin’
When you play with good people, your goals in the dungeon
I can never be replaced, they’ll know sooner than later
An arrow pointed at who assumed it was greater
Amazing what I get in return for this labor
I continue leaving trails, but it won’t be for the Blazers
To the fans, man, I love you, it’s unconditional
Reasons for me leaving this city is nothing typical
So it’s imperative not to believe their narrative
Just know that what I left is better than what I inherited
I leave at peace because I know at the end that this is business
Hope you remember all the things you got to sit and witness
In the future, man, I hope we greet with hugs and kisses
But you should know they’re the ones who chose another mission
They fishin’

Damian Lillard是在2012年被Trail Blazers在NBA選秀會上,以首名第6位選中,並效力了球隊長達11年。他去季場均交出32.2分,他在Trail Blazers長達11季的戰績,包括7次NBA全明星、最佳新秀、NBA 75周年陣容、Trail Blazers隊史最多得分、單場攻入71分。單場71分也是NBA史上,第7位球員能夠單場攻入70分或以上,另外6位球員是Wilt Chamberlain(一共5次)、Kobe Bryant、David Thompson、David Robinson、Elgin Baylor及Donovan Mitchell。Damian Lillard的職業生涯,一共有17次得分超過50分,其中有兩次發生在季後賽,他同時也是奧運金牌得主。

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