Comme avant
Je rêve d'y aller
Comme avant
J'aimerais valser sur la mer
J'aimerais partir sans la haine
M'envoler pure et saine

Mais pourtant
J'y suis déjà allée

Mais comme avant
Je veux y retourner

Retrouver cette paix dans ma tête
Marcher plus de mille kilomètres
C'est sûrement
Que je l'ai oublié
Que partout
Mon coeur est en liberté
J'avaias remis mes chaînes
Et jeté la clef à la mer

Mais maintenant
J'aimerais y retourner

Simplement
Pour être enfin chez moi sur terre


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