Je ne sais qu'une chose tu tiens
Ma joie, ma peine entre tes mains

Tu es le souffle, le lien
Mon enfant roi, mon magicien

Rien ne m'appartient
(Mais) au sud je reviens

Noyé dans le cœur des foules
C'est dans ton fleuve que je m'écoule

Quand tous les ponts d'or s'ecroulent
C'est de ton air que je me saoule

Rien ne m'appartient
(Mais) au sud je reviens

Les territoires inconnus
Je les parcours, je les inclus

Mon pays, mon sang, ma rue
Sont dans tes yeux, je les ai vus

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L' enfant roi Lyrics as written by Denis Guy Marc Barthe Bertrand Lucien Cantat

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    General CommentMy translation:

    I know nothing else; you hold
    my joy, my pain, in your hands

    You are the breath, the bond
    My boy-king, the magician.

    Nothing belongs to me
    To the south I return

    Drowned in the heart of the crowds
    It is in your river that I melt away

    When all the golden bridges collapse
    On your air (the French should be "air" not "aire") I get drunk

    The unknown territories
    I travel through them, I include them

    My country, my blood, my street
    Are in your eyes, I've seen them.

    Sorry about the rather awkward translation, but at least I didn't just stick it in babelfish. Beautiful, haunting song. Seems to be about an obsession with a child, and one's visions for living on through this child.
    hastalavictoriaon June 20, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not religious but I think he sings about Jesus here.
    adrianairdon August 06, 2012   Link

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