Mickey 3D - Sylvie, Jacques et les autres (English translation)

English translation

Sylvie, Jacques and the others

I remember my first love
Her name was Sylvie
I must have been about six and a half years old
She came over and grabbed me in the playground
To tell me that I was her sweetheart
That I was her sweetheart
I felt handsome, proud and strong
My heart beating freely in my chest
She came back three days later
To tell me that she didn’t love me anymore
That I wasn’t her sweetheart anymore
That I wasn’t her sweetheart anymore
It was Olivier my classmate in preparatory class
I can’t remember now which of the two
I hated the most
I felt like giving them
A good smack around the chops
I felt horrible, weak and betrayed
They can be so stupid girls
And to think that later on they’re surprised
"Ah, he really took me for a ride
He took me for a right idiot"
My poor Sylvie, I forgive you
I hear your little voice echoing
 
The years go by
Nothing is erased
Everything moves on
Always following the moon
The years go by
It’s disgusting
I wash my hands of it
You don’t teach an old monkey how to pull faces 1
 
I remember the day that Jacques Brel died
I was with my dad and my brother
In the Renault 5 or the Chrysler
It was a guy on the radio
Who said that Jacques Brel had died
And my dad looked so sad
And my dad looked so sad
I asked him who he was
This Jacques Brel
He replied that he was the best singer in the world
Me, I didn’t know him
Me, I knew Claude François
When I watched telly
Claude François was always on
So, as a result I believed
That it was him, the best singer in the world
But my dad, he said
"No way, that guy’s a clown"
We’re so stupid when we’re young
We’re so stupid but we don’t care
We’ve got our whole life ahead of us
A life to plant cabbages
A life to walk in the mud
A life to avoid the blows
 
The years go by…
 
We’re so stupid when we’re young
But the girls can be so stupid too
We’re so stupid but we don’t care
We’ve got our whole life ahead of us
 
But the years go by…
 
  • 1. This french expression is roughly equivalent to "Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs" i.e. Don't go trying to teach a lesson to someone already well experienced
Submitted by Gavier on Mon, 11/09/2017 - 11:08
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Sylvie, Jacques et les autres

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