"La Noyée" as written by and Serge Gainsbourg....
Tu t'en vas à la dérive
Sur la rivière du souvenir
Et moi, courant sur la rive,
Je te crie de revenir
Mais, lentement, tu t'éloignes
Et dans ma course éperdue,
Peu à peu, je te regagne
Un peu de terrain perdu.

De temps en temps, tu t'enfonces
Dans le liquide mouvant
Ou bien, frôlant quelques ronces,
Tu hésites et tu m'attends
En te cachant la figure
Dans ta robe retroussée,
De peur que ne te défigurent
Et la honte et les regrets.

Tu n'es plus qu'une pauvre épave,
Chienne crevée au fil de l'eau
Mais je reste ton esclave
Et plonge dans le ruisseau
Quand le souvenir s'arrête
Et l'océan de l'oubli,
Brisant nos c?urs et nos têtes,
A jamais, nous réunit.


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"La Noyée" as written by Serge Gainsbourg

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    General Commenti dont really know the meaning...but here is the english lyric

    The Drowned Woman



    You drift
    On the river of memory
    and I run on the riverbank
    I call for you to return
    But, slowly you move away
    And in my frantic run
    Little by little, you return
    A little lost ground

    From time to time, you instil yourself
    In the moving water
    or sometimes brushing a blackberry (tree)
    you hesitate and wait for me
    While you hide your face
    In your rolled-up dress
    For fear that you are disfigured
    And the shame and the regrets

    You are nothing more than a poor wreck
    bitch floating on the water
    But I remain your slave
    And dive into the stream
    When the memory stops itself
    And the ocean of forgetfulness
    Breaks our hearts and our heads
    Forever, we reunite
    katieiskoolieson January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a metaphor for fading memories.
    The person thinks about his former love, and how the memories fade away. This is the image of the woman drowning in the river; the woman stands for the memories, the river for the time that separates them, and drives them apart. She drowns in the time that has passed, until finally everything faded away
    maximekuhon December 25, 2007   Link

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