Cali - On revient (English translation)

English translation

We're coming back

We’re coming back to love
The break has been long
Our knuckles drag on the ground
Our legs are stiff
Like after two or three mountain passes
We’re back in business
Coming back to the fight 1
Stepping into the light
We’re coming back
 
We’re coming back from the brink
We left our skin behind
Or our self respect 2
We’ve looked better
We’re just skin and bones
But who cares
Who cares, the sun is shining
We’re coming back
 
Our faces were broken 3
Our eyes were downcast
We were seen from afar
Veiled in sorrow
Even in a thousand pieces
Our eyes are shining again
Like the starving
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
 
We’re coming back from love
Torn up, exhausted
But we only want one thing
To dive in again
To be in love again
Nothing else counts
There’s only love
As for the rest, we don’t give a damn
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
 
We’re back in the game
And we drink once again
The smiles of the beauties
So, we play up to them
Still numb
From having been too dead
All that lost time
We don’t miss it anymore
We’re coming back
 
Our faces were broken
Our eyes were downcast
We were seen from afar
Veiled in sorrow
Even in a thousand pieces
Our eyes are shining again
Like the starving
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
 
We coming back to the fight
Knife between our teeth
That desire to live, like
When one sees a body
For the first time
We’re telling ourselves it’s time
To give it our all
If we die tonight
Or tomorrow, shit, it’s not long 4
 
We wallow, we collapse
In a maybe-love
We cling to each other’s lips
We cling to each other’s fingers
Even if we must lose everything again
We’re coming back, we’re coming back to the fight
We’re coming back to the fight
 
Our faces were broken
Our eyes were downcast
We were seen from afar
Veiled in sorrow
Even in a thousand pieces
Our eyes are shining again
Like the starving
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
We’re coming back
 
  • 1. Bit of a play on Revenir à la charge - to return to battle / to come back for more
  • 2. We escaped ‘by the skin of our teeth’
  • 3. Like those disfigured in war
  • 4. This word is really hard to hear - from listening to various live versions I think that it is ‘long’
Submitted by Gavier on Fri, 03/02/2017 - 10:32
Author's comments:

Thanks to Petit Élève for helping with the trickier parts!

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On revient

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