"Badlands Flashback" as written by and Bruce Cockburn....
Mon corps se pence
Ma main s'entends
Prends du gravier
Un morcean blanc de coquille

Pour un instant
Un muguissement
L'antique mer
Rempli cet espace qui a ete la mien

Lozanges mobiles
Des herbes flottantes
Un cri soudain
D'oiseau flamboie au firmament

Une troupe d'antilopes
Traverse l'horizon
Sabots scintillants comme du verre

Un rire sonne comme le cristal
Dans le ciel vide
Quelqu'un danse comme une flamme


Lyrics submitted by Michial

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    General CommentHere's my nonprofessional translation from the French:

    My body imagines itself
    My hand understands itself
    Takes of the gravel
    A white piece of shell

    For an instant
    A howling
    The ancient sea
    Fills this space that was mine

    Mobile lozenges
    Of floating grasses
    A sudden cry
    Of blazing birds to the firmament

    A group of antelopes
    Traverse the horizon
    Sparkling hooves as though made of glass

    A laugh rings like crystal
    In the empty sky
    Someone dances like a flame
    Michialon August 21, 2006   Link

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