Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Léo Ferré - Verlaine - Oh sad, sad was my soul.


Original Title: "Ô triste, triste était mon âme"
Text: Paul Verlaine
Oh sad, sad was my soul
Because, because of a woman

I did not console myself
Even though my heart has gone away

Even though my heart, even though my soul
Had fled far away from that woman

I did not console myself
Even though my heart has gone away

And my heart, my too sensitive heart
Said to my soul: Is it possible?

Is it possible? - was it -
This proud exile, this sad exile?

My soul said to my heart: Do I know
Myself what this trap wants from us

To be present although exiled
Even though gone so far

Oh sad, sad was my soul
Because, because of a woman


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