Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jacques Bertin - Henri Gougaud - The time to live


Original Title: "Le Temps de vivre"

Barely do we have the time to live
that we find ourselves ash and frost
Farewell !
And though I'd have so much to do
before the hands of the earth
close my eyes forever

I'd like to make a day of glory
from a woman and a guitar
from a tree and a summer sun
I would like to do a clear dawn
to see until the end of the earth
men who live free
Sitting between two balances
In this world who believes itself free
And who built watchtowers
I would like that noone dies
before having one day, one hour
loved in full sail

Barely do we have the time to live
that we find ourselves ash and frost
Farewell !
And though I'd have so much to do
before the hands of the earth
close my eyes forever

With my two hands color of clay
I'd like to build a city
White to the rooftops and above
It'd be beautiful like a
song of the time of the Commune
kneaded of an outlawed happiness
And then let the spring come back
to see again in Paris on sorrow
Children bursting with laughter
Lorca wandering in Barcelona
While the bee buzzes
In the fresh perfume of the lilacs

Barely do we have the time to live
that we find ourselves ash and frost
Farewell !
And though I'd have so much to do
before the hands of the earth
close my eyes forever

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