Patrick Bruel

Patrick Bruel
Elie (English translation)

French
English
Elie
Elie
Il t'a regardé

Puis il m'a souri

Depuis si longtemps

Il n'avait rien dit

Y'avait presque un siècle

Qui vous séparait

Le long de sa joue

Une larme coulait

Il t'a pris au bout de ses bras

Dans un éclat de rire

Toi, bébé, tu sa pris son doigt

Comme pour le retenir

Puis il t'a parlé

De cette vie passée

Il t'a raconté

La tienne qui commençait

Toutes tes colères

Toutes tes peines, tes joies

Tes plus belles guerres

Celles que l'on ne gagne pas

Et puis ses yeux se sont posés

Doucement sur chacun,

Et chacun de nous y lisait

Quelques mots pour demain

Vivre pour pouvoir revivre

C'est là ton seul devoir

Celui de dire pour rester libre,

Celui de ta mémoire

Ses yeux chantaient merci, merci,

J'ai plus peur de partir

Et puis vient Céline,

Celle qui aimait tant

Elle n'aimait que lui

Depuis soixante-deux ans

Il la regardait,

Pas besoin de mots,

Ses yeux lui disaient

Ne tarde pas trop...
He looked at you
Then he smiled to me
It had been so long
Since he had said anything
There was almost a century
Keeping you apart
Down his cheek
A tear rolled
He tool at arm's length
In a burst of laughter
You, baby, you took his finger
As if you wanted to hold him back
Then he told you
Of that past life
He told you about
Yours, which was just beginning
All of your anger
All of your sorrows, your joys
Your most beautiful wars
Those which we don't win
And then his eyes fell
Slowly on each of us
And each of us could read in them
Some words for tomorrow
To live to be able to live again
That is your only duty
The duty to talk to remain free
The duty of your memory
His eyes sang 'thanks, thanks,
I'm not afraid of leaving anymore'
And then came Celine,
The one he loved so much
She'd been loving only him
For sixty-two years
He looked at her
No need for words
His eyes told her
'Don't make me wait too long...'
OptimusPrime

Submitted by OptimusPrime at Mon 02 Dec, 2013 9:28 am

OptimusPrime

Translation submitted by OptimusPrime at Sun 16 Feb, 2014 8:45 pm

Author: Patrick Bruel
Composer: David Moreau
Publisher: 14 Productions
Published in: 2001
Language: French
Available on: Best Of - 3 CD - CD 2 (2009), Triple Best Of (2005)

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