Spanish Pop Lyrics

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L’AMOUR PARFAIT by BRIGITTE FONTAINE August 19, 2016

Filed under: 1970s,Brigitte Fontaine,French Pop Lyrics — spanishpoplyrics @ 7:57 am

FRENCH POP LYRICS

Let’s stick with Brigitte, but jump back a decade…

NB This song is Track 2, Side 2 and it starts at 18:47 in the above video.

‘Vous et Nous’ (‘You & Us’) was released in 1977 by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem. It’s an unusual double album, and most of the tracks are short with sparse, minimal arrangements. It suggests that Fontaine would have had little trouble fitting in with the post punk scene, but as mentioned in the previous post, she stopped recording for most of the 1980s, concentrating instead on the theatre.

This track is something of a hidden gem, one of the most beautiful and accesible songs she has ever recorded.

Thanks to Domuro at Lyrics Translate who made some corrections to my original translation.

L'AMOUR PARFAIT

Les rivières de l’amour parfait
Doucement coulaient
Sur les pierres au soleil de minuit
Une nuit

Les chansons comme des oiseaux
À travers les monts
Et les mots demandaient leur chemin
En chemin

Tu hésitais sur le bord
Du secret aux flots d’or
Et tu courais en pleurant
Tu tombais en riant

Les chevaux tout chargés de fleurs
Chargés de cadeaux
Et d’erreurs marchaient vers un palais
Le palais

Ils suivaient l’étoile du jour
L’astre sans retour
Ils dansaient au-dessus de la mort
Sans remords

Tu découvrais que le roi
Du secret c’était toi
Depuis toujours tu jouais
Dans la cour du palais

Les rivières de l’amour parfait
Doucement coulaient
Sur les pierres au soleil de minuit
Une nuit
PERFECT LOVE

The rivers of perfect love
Were gently flowing
Over the stones under the midnight sun
One night
 
Songs like birds
Over the Mountains
And the words were asking their way
On the way
 
You hesitated on the edge
Of the secret of the streams of gold
You were running in tears
You fell down laughing
 
The horses laden with flowers
Laden with gifts
And with mistakes, were walking towards a palace
The palace
 
They followed the star of day
The star of no return
They danced over death
Without remorse
 
You found out that the king
Holding the secret was you
You have always been playing
In the palace courtyard
 
The rivers of perfect love
Were gently flowing
Over the stones under the midnight sun
One night

 


		
 

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