pourquoi t'inquiète mon silence
crois-moi tu n'as plus de recours
que prendre ton mal en patience
l'amour ne dure pas toujours

tu te jouais de moi je pense
quand je croyais t'aimer d'amour
aujourd'hui change la balance
l'amour ne dure pas toujours

tu as été mon espérance
je t'ai appelé au secours
tu vins bien tard mais pour ma chance
l'amour ne dure pas toujours

tu fus aussi ma délivrance
tout s'est passé en quelques jours
avant après c'est la souffrance
l'amour ne dure pas toujours

tu ne fus donc qu'une expérience
on s'est trompé chacun son tour
mon cœur fatigué prend vacances
l'amour ne dure pas toujours


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    General CommentI live in Montreal, I'm bilingual and my native tongue is French, here is a more accurate translation :

    Why does my silence worry you
    Believe me you have no more recourse
    But to bear your misfortune patiently ["prendre son mal en patience" is a common expression with no English counterpart]
    Love doesn't last forever

    I think you were playing me
    While I thought I was in love with you ["aimer d'amour", to love with love, might seem tautologic, but is in fact in opposition to "aimer", which could mean simply to like]
    Today is changing the balance
    Love doesn't last forever

    You have been my hope oth "espoir" and "espérance" mean hope, however "espérance" is more faith-based -- almost religious -- and long term]
    I called on you for help
    You came rather late, but luckily for me
    Love doesn't last forever

    You were also my liberation
    All happened in a few days
    Before, after, it's suffering
    Love doesn't last forever

    So you were just an experience ["expérience" means both experience and experiment]
    [Double meaning] We both fooled ourselves AND/OR We both fooled around ["chacun son tour" conveys the idea of one after the other, or in turns. In the first meaning, obviously her, then him; in the second, him, then her.]
    My weary heart takes a vacation
    Love doesn't last forever
    Marc30on August 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does this mean in english?
    DJelectricaltapeon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Love does not always last'.
    ApistatCommanderon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, it means "love doesn't last forever". This song is an almost spiteful reply to an ex lover who did the author wrong, or broke their heart. The writer goes on to say that he/she's basically over that person. The last stanza translates:

    "You were therefore nothing but an experience
    we were both wrong,
    my tired heart is taking vacation
    love doesn't last forever."
    Lioneyeson April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA rough translation:

    Why are you worried about my silence
    Believe me there is nothing you can do
    Just take your pain in silence
    Love doesn’t last forever

    I think you were playing with me
    When I believed you loved to love
    Today is changing the balance
    Love doesn’t last forever

    You were my hope
    I called you for help
    You came much too late but luckily for me
    Love doesn’t last forever


    You were also my deliverance
    Everything happened in a few short days
    Before, after is suffering
    Love doesn’t last forever

    You were nothing but an experience
    We both had our turns being fooled
    My tired heart is on vacation
    Love doesn’t last forever
    CLK13on March 08, 2007   Link

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