Monday, December 23, 2013

Serge Reggiani - Paul's song


Original Title: "La Chanson de Paul"
This evening, I drink!
You can still turn the light off
And your white hand gliding on the rail
Go up to your bedroom
To look for your dark sleep
Me, I stay downstairs tonight
And I drink!

Yes I promised
Yes but I drink anyway!
Go I love you
Go in your night

I drink...
To the women who didn't love me
To the children I didn't have
But to you who wanted of me
I drink...
To those houses that I left
To the friends who made me fall
But to you who kissed me
But to you who kissed me

That evening
We were coming out of the cinema
The weather was bad
In the Vivienne street
I was very elegant
I was wearing my fur-lined jacket
You, you had your red coat
And I see your mouth again
Like a fruit under the rain
Like a fruit under the rain

This evening, I drink!
Thankfully, I am never drunk.
Sleep...Tonight, I will write my book.
It's time, it's been ages
It's my novel, it's my story
There are things you only write
only when it's very late
only when it's well into the night
Sleep, I love you
Sleep, in my life

I drink...
To the letters I didn't write
To bastards who deserve them
But I don't remember where they live
I drink...
To all the ideas I had
I drink to the ideas who got me
But to you who defended me
But to you who defended me

That day,
In a café of the 15th
You told me: "I love you"
I wasn't listening
There was a whole team
We were talking politics
I fight with a guy
And you took me away
Like a wounded child
Like a wounded child

I drink
To the combat you lead
To take me away from the party
Tonight, I drink to your defeat
I drink
To the time spent cursing you
making you laugh, cherishing you
To the time spent aging you

I drink...
To the women who didn't love me
To the children I didn't have
But to you who wanted of me
But to you who wanted of me

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