Se sentir quelque peu romain
Mais au temps de la décadence
Gratter sa mémoire à deux mains
Ne plus parler qu'à son silence
Ne plus vouloir se faire aimer
Pour cause de trop peu d'importance
Etre désespéré
Mais avec élégance

Sentir la pente plus glissante
Qu'au temps où le corps étais mince
Lire dans les yeus de ravissantes
Que cinquante ans c'est la province
Brûler sa jeunesse mourante
Mais faire celui qui s'en dispense
Etre désespéré
Mais avec élégance

Sortir pour traverser des bars
Où l'on est chaque fois le plus vieux
Y éclabousser de pourboires
Quelques barmans silencieux
Grignoter des banalités
Avec des vieilles en puissance
Etre désespéré
Mais avec élégance

Savoir qu'on a toujours eu peur
Savoir son poids de lâcheté
Pouvoir se passer de bonheur
Savoir ne plus se pardonner
N'avoir plus grand chose á rêver
Mais écouter son coeur qui danse
Etre désespéré
Mais avec espérance.

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    General CommentI'll translate:

    Feeling a bit Roman
    But in times of decadence
    Scratching your memory with two hands
    Not talk but to your silence
    Not wanting to be loved anymore
    Being desperate
    But with grace

    Feeling the mountain is more slippery
    Then at the time when your body was thin
    Reading in the eyes of the charming
    that the province is fifty years old (?)
    Burning your dying youth
    But hate the ones who throw it away
    Being inconsolable
    But with grace

    Going out to pass through bars
    Where you're always the oldest one
    Spending tips there
    To a few silent bartenders
    Nibbling on everyday snacks
    With old women in your power
    Being inconsolable
    But with grace

    Knowing that you've always been afraid
    to know how much you are scared
    to be able to be happy
    knowing you cannot forgive anymore
    Not having anything big to dream about no more
    But listening to your dancing heart
    Being inconsolable
    But with outlook
    Jackilynnon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah good translation...
    Except on second verse: it would be
    "Reading in the eyes of the charming
    that fifty years old is the province" (the opposite of what you wrote).
    Province in french means the opposite of Paris. Paris in French means fashionable and hype. So he feels in the eyes of the charming that he's no longer fashionable, no longer attractive. Great way to express this feeling.
    This song is so deeply sad but it has this grandeur... with grace !
    garveymon August 17, 2010   Link

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