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Man, I love Jacques Brel...and especially Ne Me Quitte Pas....my most favorite sad love song...but I found this cover where  Sting does an outstanding cover of it....(lyrics in French and fairly accurate English) under the cut...







Ne me quitte pas!
Il faut oublier -
tout peut s’oublier
qui s’enfuit déjà!
Oublier le temps
des malentendus et
le temps
perdu
à savoir comment
oublier ces heures
qui tuaient parfois
à coup de pourquoi
le coeur
du bonheur.
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
   
Moi, je t’offrirai
des perles de pluie
venues de pays
où il ne pleut pas.
Je creuserai la terre
jusqu’après ma mort
pour couvrir ton corps
d’or et de lumière.
Je ferai un domaine
où l’amour sera roi,
où l’amour sera loi,
où tu seras reine.
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
   
Ne me quitte pas!
Je t’inventerai
des mots insensés
que tu comprendras.
Je te parlerai
de ces amants-là
qui ont vu deux fois
leur coeur
s’embraser.
Je te raconterai
l’histoire de ce roi
mort
de n’avoir pas
pu te rencontrer.
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
   
On a vu souvent
rejaillir le feu
de l’ancien volcan
qu’on croyait trop vieux.
Il est, paraît-il,
des terres brûlées
donnant plus de blé
qu’un meilleur avril.
Et quand vient le soir,
pour qu’un ciel flamboie
le rouge et le noir
ne s’épousent-il pas?
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
   
Ne me quitte pas!
Je ne vais plus pleurer;
je ne vais plus parler,
je me cacherai là
à te regarder
danser et sourire et
à t’écouter
chanter
et puis rire.
Laisse-moi devenir
l’ombre
de ton ombre,
l’ombre de ta main,
l’ombre de ton chien, mais
ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
Ne me quitte pas!
   



Don’t leave me!
Let’s forget -
for all can be forgotten
which is gone by already!
Forget the time
of misunderstandings and
the time
lost
finding out how
to forget those hours
which sometimes killed
by blows of “why?”
the heart
of happiness.
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!

I will give you
pearls of rain
come from countries
where it never rains.
I will dig up the earth
even in death
to cover your body
with gold and with light.
I will make a kingdom
where love shall be king
where love shall be law
where you shall be queen.
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!

Don’t leave me!
I shall invent
senseless words
which you will understand.
I shall tell you about
those lovers who
saw twice
their hearts
go up in flames.
I shall tell you
the story of this king
dead
for not having succeeded
in finding you.
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!

One has often seen
burst anew the fire
of the old volcano
believed to be spent.
There are, it is said,
scorched lands
yielding more wheat
than the best of Aprils.
And when evening comes,
to make the sky flare up,
don’t the black and the red
wed?
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!

Don’t leave me!
I’ll weep no more,
I’ll speak no more,
I’ll hide right here,
to look at you
dance and smile, to
listen to you
sing
and then laugh...
Let me become
the shadow
of your shadow,
the shadow of your hand,
the shadow of your dog, but
don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!

Comments

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roxotaku
Oct. 19th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Wow....I grew up with this song, sung by Jaques Brel. My mother had a boyfriend, when she was 17 and lived in Paris, named Patrice - he played it first for her. My Mom has played me this song as long as I can remember. I never knew anyone outside my family who knows/likes this song! And I LOVE Sting! Thank you so much for posting this!
knittingknots
Oct. 19th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I've loved this song since I was a kid...I got introduced as a young one (through the bad English translation) as a kid and immediately fell in love with it. I usually keep the Brel version on my regularly listen-to playlist. Sting does an outstanding cover...His french pronunciation is sooo good.
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