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"MON AMIE LA ROSE"
de Marie Laforêt



You should listen to this song if : You think that time is precious...

About this song : It's a poetic song about the passing of time and our ephemeral life.

About the author : Marie Laforêt is a French singer and actress. She had a lot of success in the sixites ; her best songs are often adaptations of foreign hits. To get a better idea of her style, you can listen to "Ivan, Boris et moi", "Je voudrais tant que tu comprennes", "Mon amour, mon ami", "Viens, viens", "La tendresse", and if you want to try your luck guessing the original songs : "Marie douceur, Marie colère", "La voix du silence"...  To know more about this artist, go to : Marie Laforêt (in English) or Marie Laforêt (en français).


There is a more famous interpretation of this song by Françoise Hardy.
If you want to listen to it, it's here :

Vidéo YouTube


Les paroles, and their approximate translation :

On est bien peu de chose                                          We are insignificant
Et mon amie la rose                                                  And my friend the rose
Me l’a dit ce matin                                                     Told me so this morning
A l’aurore je suis née                                                 At dawn I was born
Baptisée de rosée                                                      Baptized with dew
Je me suis épanouie                                                   I blossomed
Heureuse et amoureuse                                              Happy and in love
Aux rayons du soleil                                                    Under the sunshine
Me suis fermée la nuit                                                 Closed myself at night
Me suis réveillée vieille                                                 And woke up old

Pourtant j’étais très belle                                           Yet I was beautiful
Oui j’étais la plus belle                                                 Yes I was the prettiest
Des fleurs de ton jardin                                                 Flower in your garden

On est bien peu de chose                                          We are insignificant
Et mon amie la rose                                                   And my friend the rose
Me l’a dit ce matin                                                     Told me so this morning
Vois le dieu qui m’a faite                                            See the divinity who made me
Me fait courber la tête                                                makes me bow my head
Et je sens que je tombe                                             and I feel that I’m falling
Et je sens que je tombe                                             and I feel that I’m falling
Mon cœur est presque nu                                          My heart is almost bare
J’ai le pied dans la tombe                                           I’ve got one foot in the grave
Déjà je ne suis plus                                                     Already I’m gone

Tu m’admirais hier                                                    You admired me yesterday
Et je serai poussière                                                  And I’ll turn to dust
Pour toujours demain.                                                Forever tomorrow

On est bien peu de chose                                          We are insignificant
Et mon amie la rose                                                   And my friend the rose
Est morte ce matin                                                     Died this morning
La lune cette nuit                                                       The moon tonight
A veillé mon amie                                                       Has watched over my friend
Moi en rêve j’ai vu                                                        I, in dreams, I’ve seen
Eblouissante et nue                                                    Dazzling and naked
Son âme qui dansait                                                   Her soul dancing
Bien au-delà des nues                                                 Far above the clouds
Et qui me souriait                                                       And smiling at me

Crois celui qui peut croire                                           Believe those who can
Moi, j’ai besoin d’espoir                                               I, I need hope
Sinon je ne suis rien                                                   Otherwise I’m nothing

Ou bien si peu de chose                                              Or so little
C’est mon amie la rose                                                It’s my friend the rose
Qui l’a dit hier matin.                                                    Who said that yesterday morning




 
 

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