Vincent Delerm - Cristina (English translation)

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Cristina

Et tu regardais Cristina
Ses jeans ses cheveux sa manière
D’être un peu plus une fille que toi
Dans les couloirs de RER
 
Tu empruntais à Cristina
Du rouge à lèvres et des affaires
Un peu son rire un peu sa voix
Et comme elle parlait à sa mère
 
Toutes les histoires que Cristina
Te racontait au pied des tours
Tu faisais comme si c’était toi
Qui les avais vécues un jour
 
Tu n’as jamais compris pourquoi
Tu voulais échanger ta vie
Contre la vie de Cristina
Et aujourd’hui tu as compris
 
Tu raccompagnais Cristina
Tu la regardais dans la nuit
Et au pied du bâtiment trois
Elle disparaissait de ta vie
 
Submitted by Gavier on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 16:24
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English translation

Christina

And you looked at Christina
Her jeans her hair and her way
Of being a bit more of a girl than you
In the corridors of the railway stations
 
You borrowed from Christine
Lipstick and some other bits and pieces
A bit of her laughter, a bit of her voice
And how she spoke to her mother
 
All the stories that Christina
Told you at the foot of the towers
You acted as though it was you
Who had once lived them
 
You never understood why
You wanted to swap your life
For Christina’s life
And today you have understood
 
You walked Christina home
You watched her in the night
And at the foot of building No. 3
She disappeared from your life
 
Submitted by Gavier on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 16:24
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