The Seine (La Seine)

English translation

The Seine

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She's overflowing her banks
So sure of herself
The Seine, the Seine, the Seine*
So pretty, she's bewitching me
The Seine, the Seine, the Seine
The fey moon is reflected on
The Seine, the Seine, the Seine
You are not drunk
Paris is drowning under
The Seine, the Seine, the Seine
 
I don't know, don't know, don't know why
This is how it goes between the Seine and me
I don't know, don't know, don't know why
This is how it goes between the Seine and me
 
Great Lucille, when you are
On stage, on stage, on stage
Eccentric when the angel is
On stage, on stage, on stage
 
I don't know, don't know, don't know why
This is how it goes between the Seine and me
I don't know, don't know, don't know why
This is how it goes between the Seine and me
 
Sur le pont des arts
Mon cœur vacille
Entre deux eaux
L'air est si bon
Cet air si pur
Je le respire
Nos reflets perchés
Sur ce pont
 
This is how it goes between the Seine and me
That's how we love each other, the Seine and I
That's how we love each other, the Seine and I
That's how we love each other, the Seine and I
 
Submitted by purplelunacy on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 15:50
Added in reply to request by tena_019
Author's comments:

*River running through Paris. Notice that the noun "Seine" is a homophone of the word "scène", meaning "stage". So it's kind of a love song for the Seine river but also for playing music on stage.

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La Seine

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teralee.bird    August 12th, 2014

Final Pont Des Arts English translation:
On the Pont des Arts
My heart wavers between two waters
The air is so good this air so pure
i breathe our reflections (on the waters that show us) perched on this bridge

teralee.bird    August 12th, 2014

Also, 'extravagant' in this case would accurately translate to mean 'beyond bounds and beyond reason' or 'beyond imagination when you ( the angel 'Lucille') is on stage'

mclautay    February 23rd, 2015

I love this movie!! Regular smile Could you translate the song that Francouer sings?