Knowing how to love (Savoir aimer)

English translation

Knowing how to love

Knowing how to smile
To an unknown woman passing by
Not keeping any trace of it
Except pleasure
Knowing how to love
Without expecting anything in return
Neither esteem nor a great love story
Not even the hope to be loved
 
(chorus)
But knowing how to give
Giving without taking back
Only learning
Learning how to love
Loving without waiting
Loving to take everything
Learning how to smile
Perfunctorily
Without wanting what goes with it
And learning how to live
And leaving
 
Knowing how to wait
Tasting this utter happiness
That you were so desperate to find
That you receive it as if by mistake
Picturing yourself believing
To fool the fear of the void
Fixed in yourself like wrinkles
Tarnishing the mirrors
 
(chorus)
 
Knowing how to suffer
In silence, without a whimper
Neither defense nor armor
Suffering to death wish
And picking yourself up
As you are reborn from your own ashes
With so much overflowing love
That you can forget the past
 
(chorus)
 
Learning how to dream
Dreaming for two
Just by closing your eyes
And knowing how to give
Giving without mistake
Whole-heartedly
Learning how to stay
Desiring until the end
Staying regardless
Learning how to love
And leaving
And leaving
 
Submitted by maëlstrom on Thu, 10/02/2011 - 16:40
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French

Savoir aimer

Savoir sourire
À une inconnue qui passe
N'en garder aucune trace
Sinon celle du plaisir
Savoir aimer
Sans rien attendre en retour
Ni égard, ni grand amour
Pas même l'espoir d'être aimé
 

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pamela1108     February 10th, 2011

Thanks so much maelstrom!