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Elaeudanla Teïtéïa (English translation)

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Elaeudanla Teïtéïa

Sur ma Remington portative
J'ai écrit ton nom Lætitia
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
Laetitia les jours qui se suivent
Hélas ne se ressemblent pas
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
C'est ma douleur que je cultive
En frappant ces huit lettres-là
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
C'est une fleur bien maladive
Je la touche du bout des doigts
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
S'il faut aller à la dérive
Je veux bien y aller pour toi
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
Ma raison en définitive
Se perd dans ces huit lettres-là
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
Sur ma remington portative
J'ai écrit ton nom Lætitia
Elaeudanla teïtéïa
 
Submitted by runafesrunafes on Sun, 16/02/2014 - 15:46
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Elaheudanla tayee-tayee-ah

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On my portable Remington 1
I wrote your name Lætitia
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a 2
 
Lætitia the days that follow 3
Alas are never the same
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
It's my pain I cultivate
In typing those eight letters 4
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
It's a rather sickly flower
I touch it with my fingertips
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
If I must drift away
I'd rather do it for you
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
My mind finally
Loses itself in those eight letters
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
On my portable Remington
I wrote your name Lætitia
L, a, e in the a, t, i, t, i, a
 
  • 1. Remington typewriter
  • 2. He spells out the name Lætitia here. Note the French pronunciation of the alphabet and that "e dans l'a" (e in the a) is how the French describe the letter "æ"
  • 3. A play on the expression "Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas" which means that every day is different to the one before. Here though he adds "alas" suggesting the change is unwelcome.
  • 4. Although Lætitia may be considered to have 7 letters, on a manual typewriter it would involve 8 key strikes
Thanks!
thanked 12 times
Submitted by GavinGavin on Wed, 02/12/2015 - 10:57
Last edited by GavinGavin on Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:06
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