Thursday, June 25, 2015

Edith Piaf - Lovers for a day


Original title: "Les amants d'un jour"
Text: Claude Delécluse and Michèle Senlis
Music: Marguerite Monnot

Me, I dry the glasses at the back of the café
I have way too much to do to be able to dream
But in that setting, so banal you could cry
It seems to me that I still see them arrive

They arrived, holding each other by the hand
looking filled with wonder
Like two cherubs
Carrying the sun
They asked
With a tranquil voice
A corner to love each other
In the heart of the city
And I remember
That they looked with a melting look
The hotel room with the yellowed wallpaper
And when I closed the door on them
There was so much sun in the bottom of their eyes
That it hurt me
That it hurt me

Me, I dry the glasses at the back of the café
I have way too much to do to be able to dream
But in that setting, so banal you could cry
It's body against body that they have been found
We found them holding hands
The eyes closed up
On other mornings
Filled with sun
They have been laid
Joined and tranquil
In a digged bed
In the heart of the city
And I remember
Having closed the hotel room of the one day lovers
But they planted at the bottom of my heart
A piece of sun and so many colors
Which is hurting me so much
Which is hurting me so much

Me, I dry the glasses at the back of the café
I have way too much to do to be able to dream
But in that setting, so banal you could cry
There is still outside the room to rent.

It has been sung by many other singer, an example below
Daniel Guichard's version:


And most importantly here is Piaf singing the song in an English version:

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