The sea is calm through the video camera
Like a dead light bulb
In a bucket of water
Yes in a bucket of water

The sea is calm through hand made lenses
Like animals in soundless dream
Like animals in bottles of butter
A miniature sailboat tin foil and paper
The waves are big and there's a warm wind

He's in the spotlight of a broken sun
He dropped his body like an anchor
Like a lump of sugar
And he dissolved

On the anniversary of his death
She drew a beautiful picture of a whale
She drew a picture of a whale
She drew a beautiful picture of a whale


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    General CommentI am French...
    KEEPLIVINGIT had them right, except for a few things

    This is the story of a man
    With a heart of wood (coeur de bois is a place in haiti!)
    The sea is calm
    On the camera screen
    Like a burnt-out electric light bulb
    In a pail of water


    He's under the spotlight
    Of a broken sun
    He threw his body like an anchor
    Like a sugar cube
    And dissolved
    claudel22on March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot only is this great expression in terms of writing, but this song masters the art of extracting a deep feeling that I cannot describe with its musical harmony.
    heKtaxkson December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed.
    TeethKiteson December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful melancholy.
    tarumbaon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif you understand french it makes this song so much more tragic : ) i do! tehe
    dustybreezeon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrench:
    (BEFORE SONG)
    C'est l'histoire d'un homme
    Au coeur de bois
    La mer est calme
    Sous l'écran de la caméra
    Comme une ampoule electrique grillée
    Dans un seau d'eau

    (AFTER WARM WIND)
    Il est sous le feu des projecteurs
    D'un soleil cassé
    Il a jeté son corps comme une ancre
    Comme un morceau de sucre
    Et s'est dissout

    (END)
    Pour l'anniversaire de sa mort...

    ROUGHLY TRANSLATES TO (GOOGLE LOL):
    It is the story of a man
    At the heart of wood
    The sea is calm
    Under the screen of the camera
    As an electric bulb grilled
    In a bucket of water

    It is in the spotlight
    D'a sun broke
    He threw his body as an anchor
    As a sugar cube
    And was dissolved

    For the anniversary of his death ...
    KEEPLIVINGITon May 11, 2008   Link

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