Friday, May 1, 2015

Jean Ferrat - Comrade


Jean Ferrat Camarade
Original title: "Camarade"
It's a pretty name
Comrade
It's a pretty name
You know

Which marries cherry and pomegranate
To the blood flower of the month of May

For years
Comrade
For years
You know

With only your name as dawn serenade
Lips blossomed

Comrade
Comrade

It's a dreadful name
Comrade
It's a dreadful name
To say

When the time of a masquerade
It does nothing else but quiver

What are you coming to do
Comrade
What are you coming to do
Here

It was at 5pm in Prague
That the month of August grew dark

Comrade
Comrade

It's a pretty name
Comrade
It's a pretty name
You know

In my heart beating wildly
So that it lives again forever
Marry cherry and pomegranate
To the blood flower of the month of May

1 comment:

  1. I think that:
    "Au Cent Fleurs de mois de mai" might allude to The 100 Flowers campaign in China which backfired on the government, resulting in a another clampdown on the freedom of speech, and thus achieving nothing in the long run. Likewise the Prague Spring.

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