Art Mengo - Les Parfums De Sa Vie (English translation)

English translation

The scents of her life

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Even though she rolled
her half-naked body in exhausted bedsheets
until dawn toward the unknown
into one pair of outstreched arms after the other,
 
even though she somewhat playfully
slowly burned her freedom away
with the wind of her hair
and her blue safron perfumes,
still linger in her eyes
the remains of a banner,
the shadow of a hearse
pulled1 by looters.
 
Me, I loved her so,
I have loved her so much
that my body is mingled with
the scents of her life.
 
Me, I whorshiped her
worshiped [so much]
that my body is mingled with
the scents of her life.
 
Indeed, as her misdemeanours draw to an end,
her hurting eyes are late
as comes the time to leave
or flash a smile or a glance.
Her body lies open on the adultery shores,
to the bitter caresses of fleeting love
 
Me, I loved her so,
I have loved her so much
that my body is mingled with
the scents of her life.
 
Me, I whorshiped her
worshiped [so much]
that my body is mingled with
the scents of her life.
 
Indeed, she often offered
magnificent nights and dreams.
 
  • 1. lit. "pushed", but that sounds a bit ambiguous in English
Do whatever you want with my translations. I'm not rich enough to sue you anyway.
Submitted by petit élève on Fri, 21/04/2017 - 11:48
Added in reply to request by vraimentwirklich
Author's comments:

Despite a talent for poetic images, Art Mengo just can't help overdoing his lyrics (and music too!).
It would sound so much better without all this flourish, if you ask me...

French

Les Parfums De Sa Vie

Please help to translate "Les Parfums De Sa Vie"
Comments
petit élève    Tue, 25/04/2017 - 05:34

De rien.

That reminded me of "Magdeleine". The song was rather catchy, it even made a small hit in the mid-90's. I'm grateful you brought it back to my mind.

vraimentwirklich    Tue, 25/04/2017 - 06:24

I've just listened Magdeleine and indeed is catchy!
Btw there is an english version (magic perfumes), but it's not nearly as good as the original.

petit élève    Tue, 25/04/2017 - 07:03

My first prayers to our benevolent Google God did not bring me this mysterious English version of yours.
Care to point me in the right direction?

petit élève    Tue, 25/04/2017 - 07:41

Ah OK, I found this one but I rejected it as too unlikely.
Art Mengo meeting Coldplay? Looks like a shotgun wedding to me!
Unfortunately, the fruit of this union inherits much of Mengo's mannerism and little of Coldplay's (initial) freshness :).
Still an intersting find, though.