pense a moi la prochaine fois que
tu entendra la rumeur des vagues
et si elles te disent que tu m’as fait
que du mal, t’en fais pas
j’suis la pour ca
la mer connait pas le fil du temps
qui nous rapproche et nous separe
vive la maree haute et vive la basse
mais surtout vive la difference
j’suis la pour ca
laisse couler le bateau
oublie tes moeurs
laisse-toi aller et n’ai pas peur
les mecs c’est des salauds
mais peut-etre pas tous
remplis ton verre et a nos amours
j’suis la pour ca


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    General CommentHere's another translation. I've tried to bring out some of the nuances and double-meanings that are difficult to render into English.

    In this three-verse song, the author tries to reassure his girl as she struggles in their relationship. He begins by telling her to think of him the next time she hears the distant rumbling of the waves crashing on the beach. He tells her not to worry about it if she hears the waves say that she has only brought him pain. She is feeling insecure about her ability to make him happy, and he reassures her that he accepts the pain that is inherent in relationships, "Don't worry, I'm still here through all of that." In the next verse, he tells her that the ocean, even with all its powerful currents and waves, does not understand the current (or flow) of time. Time, like the ebb ad flow of the tide, draws us closer just as it pushes us apart. He reassures her that this is how it is supposed to be as he toasts the high tides and the lows. But above all, he toasts the "difference" between the highs and the lows. He is saying that there is beauty in this range of experience, and knowing the difference between the good and the bad times allows us to appreciate the good. "I'm yours through this cycle of ups and downs." He tells her to let the boat sink that has kept her safe and dry up here above the ocean current. There is something in her past behavior (her habits or traditions) that is holding her back, and he asks her to leave this behind. "Let yourself go and don't be afraid," he tells her. She is tied up emotionally in her conclusion that all men are bastards, and she is afraid to take the plunge into this dynamic current with its inherent disappointments and pain. "Fill up your glass again, and let's drink to us! That's what I'm here for."

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    Think about me the next time you
    Hear the rumbling murmur of the waves.
    And if they tell you that you’ve only
    Brought me pain, don’t worry about it.
    That’s what I’m here for.

    The sea doesn't understand time’s current,
    Which draws us closer and pushes us apart.
    Here’s to high tides and to the lows,
    But especially to the difference!
    That’s what I’m here for.

    Let the boat sink. Part with your ways.
    Let yourself go and don’t be afraid.
    Men are bastards, but maybe not all of them.
    Fill up your glass and here’s to us!
    That’s what I’m here for.
    jason527on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if I translated this well as I only have a highschool-French education, but here's what I could get from it into English:


    think of me the next time
    you hear the rumour of the waves
    and if they say to you that you made me evil
    I do not
    i'm here for that

    the sea did not know the wire of time
    which brings us closer and separates us
    life the maree high and sharp the low one
    but especially lives the difference
    I am here for that

    lets run to the boat
    forget your manners
    let yourself go and don't have fear
    the guys are bastards
    but perhaps it all fills your glass and our loves
    i'm here for that
    emogreenon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjust a few slight corrections from someone with a bit more fluency:

    think of me the next time
    you hear the waves' gossip
    and if they tell you that you
    only did me harm
    don't get upset
    that's what I'm there for (or literally, "I'm there for that")

    the sea doesn't know the thread (in the sense of something long and directional) of time
    which brings us together and separates us
    long live the high tide and long live the low
    but especially long live the difference
    that's why i'm there

    leave the boat running
    forget your morals
    let yourself go and don't be afraid
    guys are bastards
    but maybe not all
    fill your glass and (drink) to our loves
    i'm there for that
    insunlighton June 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthats beautiful
    soundgoroundon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaaahhh ive always wanted the translationif this.. its a great song
    smashing_meon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe translation is great.
    nodramaon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovely.
    cornflakegrrlon July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does the title translate to? "There for that"?
    AllChokedUpon December 29, 2009   Link

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