"Cybele's Reverie" as written by Timothy John Gane and Laetitia Sadier....
But silence-trera means nothing, or it's just for the rhyme. Cybele's Reverie

Childhood is very nice
Childhood brings magic

What to do when one has done everything?
Read everything, drunk everything, eaten everything?
Given everthing in truth and in detail,
When one has cried on all the rooftops,
Wept and laughed in the towns and in the country?

Childhood is the most real
The garden of new visions

The house, the house, of other times
The house, the house that we have left

And the silence
That penetrates me


Lyrics submitted by leloup

"Cybele's Reverie" as written by Timothy John Gane Laetitia Sadier

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  • +5
    General CommentWhat a surprisingly intimate and nostalgic song for them!

    From the view of someone who's "read everything, drank everything..." and no longer is able to find joy in the limits adult life, so they idealize and reminisce about the wondrous and immaculate aspects of childhood. They seem to be looking at their old childhood house ("the rocks, the trees, the walls narrate"), every part of which has it's own story to tell, comparing it to "the house of the future", or their less-than-magical present house. The "silence will penetrate me" is all of the memories that came from thinking about and looking at these past things, coming back all at once.
    I love how their childlike harmonies emphasize it all!
    Nirgeon September 24, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI don't know French, but I love this song either way.


    Cybele's Reverie (translation)

    sensuous and incoherent matters
    sensuous and incoherent matters
    childhood is much nicer
    childhood brings the magical
    what to do when we've done everything
    read everything, drank everything, ate everything
    given everything loose or retail
    when we have screamed on all the rooftops
    cried and laughed in the cities and the country
    childhood is more authentic
    the garden with the high porch
    the rocks, the trees, the walls narrate
    (the house, the house of old, the house, the house of the future)
    and silence will penetrate me.


    I just copied that from another site.
    SilentZephyron October 30, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song ComparisonLyrics which echo these lines from Le Voyage by Baudelaire:

    Pour l'enfant, amoureux de cartes et d'estampes,
    L'univers est égal à son vaste appétit.
    Ah ! que le monde est grand à la clarté des lampes !
    Aux yeux du souvenir que le monde est petit !

    Read the whole poem here:
    feelingsurfer.net/garp/poesie/…

    Have a pleasant eternity.
    NomadMonadon April 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song so full of sadness that when understood in its totality it drives one to utter despair.
    The vanished innocence of wonder. The gardens of nostalgia, the backyards of childhood friends, the need to believe in eternity so as not be driven, like the narrator of the final lines of The Great Gatsby, into an idealized past:

    "And one fine morning ---- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

    When I hear this song I am grateful to God for delivering me from the futility of this sin-cursed world.
    NomadMonadon April 27, 2012   Link

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