Julie Zenatti - C'est du vent (English translation)

English translation

Just hot air

I lost you in the dream of a fine morning,
maybe in summer, maybe in autumn, I don't know.
I brushed aside the fountains whose waters were a bit too pure,
for the pleasure of unknowing eyes.
for the pleasure of unknowing eyes.
 
And in the end I was wary of all these people.
I took a giant leap backwards1
Exile will eventually make me change my ways2.
Shall someone say otherwise, that'd be just hot air.
I dare anyone to say otherwise3
 
Wanting to talk nice and lying about nothing4,
we [end up] curled up in a corner [full] of sadness.
Now who is it for, and above all what is it for?
I haven't found an answer to that yet.
No, I haven't found an answer to that yet.
 
And in the end I was wary of all these people.
I took a giant leap backwards
Exile will eventually make me change my ways.
I dare anyone to say otherwise.
 
A thousand [and one] pains piercing our hearts.
After the alarms, the flowers.
The low blows, the happiness, the wind is blowing the tears away,
but it will never be able to wipe out the din.
but it will never be able to wipe out the din.
 
And in the end I was wary of all these people.
I took a giant leap backwards
Exile will eventually make me change my ways.
I dare anyone to say otherwise.
 
Let people ask me
which side I'm leaning on, [on which side] I am5
Let people ask me [to lead] another life.
 
In the end I was wary of all these people.
I took a giant leap backwards
Exile will eventually make me change my ways.
Shall someone say otherwise, that'd be just hot air.
 
And in the end I was wary of all these people.
I took a giant leap backwards
Exile will eventually make me change my ways.
Shall someone say otherwise, that'd be just hot air.
 
  • 1. cheap hijacking of "avancer à pas de géant" (take a giant leap forward)
  • 2. I suppose that's what she means. The French actually goes "By dint of exile, I'll do things differently", a terribly awkward way of saying
  • 3. The meaning changes when the sentence is shortened
  • 4. that line makes no sense, really. I'm just guessing what she might mean
  • 5. yet another incomprehensible line
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Submitted by petit élève on Mon, 25/09/2017 - 07:01
Added in reply to request by FrozenHeart
Author's comments:

These lyrics are nothing but a nonsensical word salad, where you can barely tell where a sentence starts and ends.
Airing such an appalling piece of crap is really taking the audience for complete idiots.

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C'est du vent

Idioms from "C'est du vent"
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