Saturday, March 26, 2016

Léo Ferré - Our love


Original Title: "Notre amour"
Text: Léo Ferré
As long as we will write our names
On the sick trees of Fall
Birds will be able to sing
We will be able to love one another

I am the one you are expecting
I am the one who loves you so much
For a long time
Oh such a long time
If it happened that you forgot me
You know that I, I will never forget

When our names will be withered
On the sick trees of Fall
The birds will be able to leave
We will be able to die from it

I was the one you are expecting
I was the one who loved you so much
For a long time
Oh such a long time
If it happened that you forgot me
Know that I, I will never forget
Because my love is stronger
Than love.
Jacques Douai's version:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Serge Reggiani - Venice is not in Italy


Original Title: "Venise n'est pas en Italie"
Text: Claude Lemesle
You don't have enough money to take a plane or even a train
You wouldn't be able to offer her a one way trip to Melun
But you take her away
As you love her
On oceans of which the sailors
Have never seen the end
You have the sky that your windows have drawn
And the sun on a theater movie
But you don't care
But you are rich
You are since you love one another

Venice isn't in Italy
Venice it's at anyone's place
Make love to her in an attic
And make fun of the gondoliers
Venise is not where you believe it is
Venise today is at your place
It's where you go, it's anywhere you want
It's the place where you are happy

You aren't in that room a bit common
This evening you have a date on the canal
Firework
The small boat glides
You are going to see everything, discover everything
Included the Bridge of Sighs
It'll last a year or an eternity
The time for a god to come and tell you "enough sung"
Does it matter
It's the holidays
All that because you love one another

Venice isn't in Italy
Venice it's at anyone's place
Make love to her in an attic
And make fun of the gondoliers
Venise is not where you believe it is
Venise today is at your place
It's where you go, it's anywhere you want
It's the place where you are happy

Venice isn't in Italy
Venice it's at anyone's place
It's anywhere, it's important
But it's not any time
Venise it's when you see some sky
Run under cherry plum bridges
It's the other side of rainy mornings
It's the place where you are happy

Mouloudji - We have to live

Original Title: " Faut vivre " Despite the big eyes of the void "It's to better eat you, child" And the silence...