On s'est connu le temps de plaire
Aux exigences qu'on s'est créées mais on s'y perd
Tu n'es qu'à quelques kilomètres
Et nos coeurs, nos coeurs sont restés dans cette mer
J'ai couru en longeant la seine
En espérant te retrouver, l'âme sereine
J'ai couru sans savoir comment
Ni pourquoi on s'emballe
On s'est connu qu'un moment

Et je ne sais plus si tu en vaux la peine
C'est plutôt dur d'en être certaine
Et quand tu seras à Vincennes
Ce soir ne m'oublie pas
Je t'attendrai au moins le temps de dire
Que j'ai voulu prendre le plus grand risque
Un soir qui m'a rendue bien triste
Un soir Place de la République

Et comme tu vois c'est bien la fin
Je dois traverser l'océan demain matin
De tes bras, je m'arracherai tout doucement
Et c'est la réalité qui m'attend
Je sais ton coeur est habité
Par une ou d'autre fille qui t'ont marquées
Moi je suis moins forte que les autres
Mais j'espère tant te manquer
Tant me démarquer

Et je sais plus si tu en vaux la peine
C'est plutôt dur d'en être certaine
Et quand tu seras à Vincennes
Ce soir ne m'oublie pas
Je t'attendrais au moins le temps de dire
Que j'ai voulu prendre le plus grand risque
Un soir qui m'a rendue bien triste
Un soir Place de la République


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    General CommentI went through a slow break up several years ago. We were a long distance couple, and it took several months to finally "quit" the relationship. I listened to this song a lot when it was really, finally, over.
    Sometimes I think of him and realize I've forgotten all the details of why it had to end. But if I listen to this song... my heart immediately remembers. I cannot remember everything he did to me but I can remember how he made me feel.
    And that's quite enough.

    I think the literal meaning is open to interpretation... but obviously, I see it (and feel it) as a break up with distance involved.
    mochi_keion February 06, 2016   Link
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    General Commentnot the best, but a translation:

    We met in the time when we would please
    the demands we created but we got lost in them
    You're only a few kilometers away
    And our hearts, our hearts have stayed in this sea
    I ran along the Seine
    Hoping to find you, you serene soul
    I ran without knowing how
    or why we get carried away
    We only knew each other for a moment

    And I don't know if you're worth it anymore
    It's rather hard to be sure
    And when you are in Vincennes
    That evening, don't forget me
    I will wait for you long enough to say
    thay I wanted to take the greatest risk
    An evening that made me so sad
    An evening at Republique Square

    And as you can see it's the end
    I must cross the ocean tomorrow morning
    From your arms I will silde out ever so gently
    And it's reality that awaits me
    I know your heart is already inhabited
    by one or more girls that have marked you
    I'm less strong than the other
    But I hope strongly that you miss me
    That I stand out so much

    And I don't know if you're worth it anymore
    It's rather hard to be sure
    And when you are in Vincennes
    That evening, don't forget me
    I will wait for you long enough to say
    that I wanted to take the greatest risk
    An evening that made me so sad
    An evening at Republique Square
    mochi_keion February 06, 2016   Link

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