The blowpipe (Sarbacane)

English translation

The blowpipe

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We thought we knew everything about love,
(Its been that way) for a long time,
Knew our bodies by heart and our hearts
(comfortably) warm in velvet
But then there you are! Little woman!
Like the breath blown from a blowpipe!
Even the sky has taken on new lustre
Since you came along
 
Men have chased this time
Which slips away, for all time,
And then there you are – you arrive –
And everything brightens on my way
 
Hung around my neck like a creeper
Like the reed of a blowpipe
Heaven has opened up in places,
Since you came along
 
No need for (pretty) phrases or long speeches,
Its changing everything inside, its changing everything around (us)
 
Those mornings when you can’t open your eyes –
When they feel heavy like Calor Gas cylinders - are finished!
I almost can’t think straight any more,
Since you came along
 
No need for overlong speeches,
Its changing everything inside, its changing everything around (us)
 
As long as you never stray away from me,
No further than a blowpipe could fire
I almost can’t think straight any more,
Since you came along
 
So there you are! Little woman!
Like the breath blown from a blowpipe!
Heaven has opened up in places,
Since you came along
Oh, since you came along
 
Submitted by cyranoanglais on Wed, 23/02/2011 - 14:03
Author's comments:

Hope this helps. I always add attempts to make sense or explain translations in brackets. Cabrel is one of my faves, although this song does have some strange lyrics...comparing being bowled over by a woman to being struck by a dart from a blowpipe!

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French

Sarbacane

On croyait savoir tout sur l’amour
Depuis toujours,
Nos corps par cœur et nos cœurs
Au chaud dans le velours.
 

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