Saturday, August 1, 2009

For mom

I heard this song today and thought of you and dad and it just gave me shivers. It's a song by Michel Sardou, who is my favorite french singer. The only version I could find was one from about twenty or thirty years ago judging by the style and his age. I really wish you could understand the words as my translation probably won't do it justice but i'll give it a try. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26zKRHiR5Ns

just click on that link.
heres a loose translation

we just married off our last
all our kids are now happy without us
and i just got this idea this evening
what if we thought about us a little

we always loved each other
but never had the time to take care of each other
so i just got this idea this evening
what if we just left like old crazy people.

we'd live in hotels
we'd drink coffee in bed
we'd choose a little hotel in a beautiful town in the midi
i'm getting all kinds of ideas this evening

we always worked hard and often thought we wouldn't make it
now that it's just the two of us, what if we thought about being happy

you gave me beautiful kids
you have earned the right to rest now
so i just got this idea this evening
i would love to travel

but we don't have to go so far away, only leave a couple of days
and if you hold my hand, i'll talk to you again about love
i'm getting all kinds of ideas this evening

we'll relive these happy days
and to the end i'll only see you
these days that have aged us haven't changed my heart for you

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

btw mom i'm not trying to say you're old
i juqt love this and think it's so beautiful!

memeto12 said...

listened, loved them, just wish was in english. you know how bad i am at speaking french, haha. thanks for sharing. love mama

carolinej said...

That's a really lovely song. Very touching.