Réduire la vie à...
Des formules indécises
C'est bien impossible, elle
Tu vois, se nuance à l'infini
C'est comme une lettre
Qui c'était écrite à l'envers...
Coule dans ma tête
Un monde fou qui veut naître

Mais tu sais, son âme est belle
Dans les rues de Londres
J'ai puisé plus de lumières
Qu'il n'en faut pour voir...
Dieu a des projets pour elle
Et les rues de Londres
Souffleront sur des mystères
D'une autre fois...
Virginia

Je remets ma vie à...
Un plus tard abandonné
Pour simplement vivre
Tenter d'a...tteindre une humanité
Des lambeaux de terre
Me regardaient disparaître
Et parmi les pierres
Je vivais et j'espérais, tu sais...

Mais tu sais, son âme est belle
Dans les rues de Londres
J'ai puisé plus de lumières
Qu'il n'en faut pour voir...
Dieu a des projets pour elle
Et les rues de Londres
Souffleront sur des mystères
D'une autre fois...
Pas cette fois...


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    TranslationReducing life to undefined formulas is quite impossible -
    You see, it always changes.
    It's like a letter that was written upside down.
    In my head flows a crazy world that wants to be born.

    But you know, his soul is beautiful
    And in the streets of London I drew more lights than it takes to see.
    But God has plans for her - and the streets of London will blow on mysteries.
    Another time, Virginia.

    I will abandon my life just to try and reach humanity.
    Earth's foundations watched me disappear -
    But among the ruins I lived and hoped, you see.

    But you know, his soul is beautiful
    And in the streets of London I drew more lights than it takes to see.
    But God has plans for her - and the streets of London will blow on mysteries
    Another time.
    Not this time.
    or29544on January 23, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song begins with a deep commentary on life, a lesson the singer tries to teach the audience. It's about life and its nature, that you cannot control it and put it in formulas. You cannot make a science of it.

    But because the message is not easy to understand, she gives a day-to-day example: she tried to make two persons fall in love with each other. He had a beautiful soul, she tried to point that out as strong as she could, but the other person, Virginia, simply ignored him - it did not work.

    Why did it not work? Here we return to the first stance: you cannot reduce life to simple formulas. Yes, he was good and kind. Yes, Virginia needed somebody. Yes, the singer tried to make them see each other - but it did not work. A perfect plan just did not work. You cannot make life flow the way you think is right. It's like a letter beginning with the ending. Everything is upside down. When you think you have everything planned out perfectly, life will simply change. "It always changes."

    The final stance is a promise made by the singer not to stand in the way of life. To try not to repeat this mistake again. But in order to do that, in order to leave life just be, she needs to abandon herself, her ideas, her formulas and theories - just to reach "humanity". Just to reach that place in life where you respect life and the life of others. Where you gain "humanity". Anything different is dictatorship. And this endeavor is difficult - she had to disappear from life's stage just to let others live their own lives as they see fit. She had to hope that they know better than her.

    In the end the singer simply repeats the life example she gave earlier. Probably it had a great impact on her, probably it triggered the life lesson she learned and is trying to convey to the audience using this song. Of course for her it's a pity: "Another time. Not this time" - she repeats this like feeling sorry for Virginia - but she cannot do anything anymore. She just has to let it go.
    or29544on January 25, 2017   Link

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