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"JE VEUX CHANTER POUR CEUX"
 de Michel Berger



You should listen to this song if : You want to listen to a typical humanitarian song of the 80's period.

About this song : Michel Berger was genuinely and deeply commited to humanitarian causes. Hence the lyrics of this song.

About the author : Michel Berger was a pianist, and an author-composer-interpret whose greatest successes happened in the 80's. He was France Gall's husband, and he wrote many songs for her, as well as for other artists. He composed one of French most famous musical comedy, Starmania. His other best songs are "La groupie du pianiste", "Diego", "Celui qui chante" and "Le paradis Blanc". To know more about him, click on Michel Berger (in English) or Michel Berger (en français).



Les paroles, and their approximate translation :

Celui-là passe toute la nuit                                         This one spends all the night
A regarder les étoiles                                                   to look at the stars
En pensant qu'au bout du monde                              thinking that at the end of the world
Il y a quelqu'un qui pense à lui                                 there’s somebody thinking of him
Et cette petite fille qui joue                                         And this little girl who’s playing
Qui ne veut plus jamais sourire                                 who doesn’t want to smile ever
Et qui voit son père partout                                       and who sees her father everywhere
Qui s'est construit un empire                                    who build for herself an empire
Où qu'ils aillent                                                               Wherever they go
Ils sont tristes à la fête                                                 they are sad at the party
Où qu'ils aillent                                                               Wherever they go
Ils sont seuls dans leur tête                                       they are alone in their mind

Je veux chanter pour ceux                                         I want to sing for those
Qui sont loin de chez eux                                           who are away from home
Et qui ont dans leurs yeux                                          and who have got in their eyes
Quelque chose qui fait mal                                        something that hurts
Qui fait mal                                                               that hurts
Je veux chanter pour ceux                                         I want to sing for those
Qu'on oublie peu à peu                                               who are gradually forgotten
Et qui gardent au fond d'eux                                     and who keep deep inside
Quelque chose qui fait mal                                        something that hurts
Qui fait mal                                                                 that hurts

Qui a volé leur histoire                                                 Who has stolen their story
Qui a volé leur mémoire                                             Who has stolen their memory
Qui a piétiné leur vie                                                    Who has trampled their lives
Comme on marche sur un miroir                             as you walk on a mirror
Celui-là voudra des bombes                                      This one will want bombs
Celui-là comptera les jours                                        This one will count days
En alignant des bâtons                                                 by aligning sticks
Comme les barreaux d'une prison                                like the bars of a jail
Où qu'ils aillent                                                               Wherever they go
Ils sont tristes à la fête                                                 they are sad at the party
Où qu'ils aillent                                                               Wherever they go
Ils sont seuls dans leur tête                                       they are alone in their mind

Je veux chanter pour ceux                                         I want to sing for those
Qui sont loin de chez eux                                           who are away from home
Et qui ont dans leurs yeux                                          and who have got in their eyes
Quelque chose qui fait mal                                        something that hurts
Qui fait mal                                                               that hurts
Je veux chanter pour ceux                                         I want to sing for those
Qu'on oublie peu à peu                                              who are gradually forgotten
Et qui gardent au fond d'eux                                     and who keep deep inside
Quelque chose qui fait mal                                        something that hurts
Qui fait mal                                                                       that hurts

Quand je pense à eux                                             When I think about them
Ça fait mal ça fait mal                                             It hurts it hurts
Quand je pense à eux                                              When I think about them
Ça fait mal ça fait mal                                                  It hurts it hurts


 


 
 

What would I buy for my best friend  ?

(click on the album image corresponding to your country,
it will connect you to the right page on Amazon)
 

 
Your country

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Michel Berger
"best" album
on Amazon
(including "chanter pour ceux")
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 "Chanter pour ceux"
(single mp3 download)
not available, just the album above
not available, just the album abovenot available, just the album abovenot available, just the album abovenot available, just the album above not available, just the album above
 not available, just the album above
 
Note : Why do I suggest different  albums for different countries ? Well, strange as it may seems, there is sometimes a HUGE difference of price for the same album in different countries (supposing it's available) ; and what is a good bargain somewhere is a total rip-off elsewhere. So, for each country, I usually look for the two or three albums that have all (or most of) the "must have" songs, and then I compare the prices and carefully weigh the pros and cons...






 

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