A travers des livres ouverts à des pages
Qui paraissent trop blanches
Dans la bouche, le goût amer
Des lendemains d’échéances

Quand l’envie se mêle à la fièvre,
Bousculer la logique des choses
Envisager tout ça comme un chemin de croix sans croix,
Comme une traversée du désert
Et quelques besoins à satisfaire
Des pages à noircir, une histoire à se faire
Lassé des traversées vaines


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    General CommentI wish I knew the lyrics in English, in any case it's amazing.
    RecoveringPainon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThrough open books on pages
    That look too white
    In the mouth, the bitter taste
    Of days past the expires

    When envy mixes with fever
    Hustling the logic of things
    Picture it like the way of the Cross without crosses
    Like a desert crossing
    And some needs to satisfy
    Pages to black out, history to be created
    Weary of crossed vains
    RecoveringPainon November 19, 2006   Link
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    TranslationThis is my attempt at a poetic translation;

    Through an open book's pages.
    Appearing too white.
    In the mouth, a bitter taste.
    Of tomorrow's realization.

    When desire mixes with fever,
    And upsets the logic of things.
    Consider all this a Way of the Cross without the cross,
    Like crossing a desert.
    And some needs to be met.
    Pages darkening, a story to be.
    Tired of empty crossings.

    What I believe the lyrics mean;

    A travers des livres ouverts à des pages.
    The open book representing the narrator's life.
    Qui paraissent trop blanches.
    The pages are blank indicating nothing has become of them. No achievement. They have no story to tell.
    Dans la bouche, le goût amer.
    Des lendemains d’échéances.
    A bitter taste in the mouth is dreading what tomorrow brings.

    Quand l’envie se mêle à la fièvre,
    Bousculer la logique des choses.
    When desires become mixed with fever (mental illness?) everything becomes disturbed and illogical.
    Envisager tout ça comme un chemin de croix sans croix,
    Consider it a Way of the Cross, the journey of Jesus bearing the cross, without the physical cross. Just the person's loneliness burdened upon them.
    Comme une traversée du désert.
    Like crossing (traversing) a desert is a phrase used to describe a difficult time in someone's life.
    Et quelques besoins à satisfaire.
    Needs to be satisfied, loneliness to be addressed.

    Des pages à noircir, une histoire à se faire.
    The pages are darkening and there is a story to be written, as in there are things to be achieved.
    Lassé des traversées vaines.
    Tired of bearing the burden of loneliness. The empty crossings.
    lukasztwoon October 13, 2012   Link

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