Allez viens!

19 November 2010 § Leave a comment

“He goes to the limit of his strength because, through his singing, he expresses his reason for living and each line hits you in the face and leaves you dazed.”
– Édith Piaf on the singer, Jacques Brel

No, Jef, you’re not alone
Will you stop crying?
Like this in front of everyone
‘Cause a half-oldwoman
‘Cause a fake blonde
Dumped you again
No, Jef, you’re not alone
But you know you’re putting me to shame
Sobbing like this
Stupidly in front of everybody
‘Cause a three-quarter bitch
Died on you
No, Jef, you’re not alone
But you’re pitiful to see
People are making fun of us
Let’s get off this sidewalk
Come, Jef, come, come, come!

{Refrain:}
Come, i still have three cents
We will go drink’em
At La Mère Françoise
Come, Jef, Come
Come, i still have three cents
And if it’s not enough
Well i’ll still have the slate
And then we’ll go eat
Mussels and then fries
Fries and then mussels
And Moselle wine
And if you’re still sad
We’ll go see the girls
At the lady Andrée
I heard they have new ones
We’ll sing again like before
We’ll feel so good, the two of us
Like when we were young
Like when when it was the time
When i had money

No, Jef, you’re not alone
Will you stop it with your grimaces?
Pick up your hundred kilos
Move your bum
I know you’re sad (lit. you have your heart big)
But you got to pick yourself up, Jef
No, Jef, you’re not alone
Will you stop sobbing?
Stop ‘spilling yourself out’
Stop repeating yourself
That you’re good for topping yourself in the water
That you’re good for hanging yourself
No, Jef, you’re not alone
But it’s not a sidewalk anymore
It’s becoming a theatre
Where people come to see you
Come, Jef, come on, come, come!

{Refrain:}

Come, i still have my guitar
I will light it up for you
And we’ll be spanish
Jef, come, come
Like when we were kids
Even if i didn’t like it
You’ll imitate a nightingale
Jef,
Then we’ll find ourself a bench
We’ll talk of America
Where we’ll go, you know
When we’ll have cash
Jef, come
And if you’re still sad
Or if you even just look like you are
I’ll tell you about how
You’ll become Rockefeller
We’ll feel good, the two of us
We’ll sing like before
Like when we were handsome
Jef,
Like it was in the old days
From before we were drunkards

Come on Jef, come
Yes! Yes, Jef, Yes, come!

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