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Il est où le bonheur ? (English translation)

  • Artist: Christophe Maé (Christophe Martichon)
  • Song: Il est où le bonheur ? 15 translations
  • Translations: Bulgarian, Chinese, English #1, #2, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Persian, Portuguese 6 more
  • Requests: Arabic, Dutch
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Where is the happiness?

Versions: #1#2
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
 
I've made love, I've played in the streets
I waited to be happy
I've sung songs, I've made children
I've done my best
I've pouted, I've pretended
You do what you can
I've fooled around, it's true; I've partied, yeah!
I thought I was happy
 
But, there are all these nights without mates
When no one rings, or comes
It's Sunday night, in the fleet
Like a fool in his bath
Trying to drown it, but it floats
This fucking sorrow
So I sing my most beautiful notes
And it will be better tomorrow
 
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
 
The happiness is there, it is there!
It is there!
The happiness is there, It is there!
It is there!
 
I've courted, I've made my circus
I'm waiting to be happy
I've played the clown, it's true I've done nothing
But that went no better
I've done well, I've made mistakes
You do what you can
I've been foolish, I've had some crazy laughs, yeah
I thought I was happy
 
But there are all these Christmas eves, where they smile politely
to protect you from the cruel life
 
All this laughter of children
And these empty chairs that remind us
What life brings us
So, I sing to myself my most beautiful notes
It was better before
 
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
The happiness is there, it is there!
It is there!
Where is the happiness, it is there!
It is there!
 
It is a candle, the happiness
Don't laugh too hard by the way
You risk putting it out
You want the happiness, yeah, you want it!
Everyone wants to achieve it
But it doesn't make a noise, happiness, no, it makes no noise
No, it makes none of it
Happiness is stupid, yeah, because it's often afterwards you realise
That it was there
 
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
Where is the happiness, where is it?
Where is it?
 
The happiness is there, it is there!
It is there!
Where is the happiness, it is there!
It is there!
 
But, where is the happiness?
Where is the happiness?
Where is it?
Where is it?
 
But, where is the happiness?
But it is there!
The happiness, it is there, it is there
And it is there!
The happiness, it is there, it is there
 
Thanks!
thanked 93 times
Submitted by MotormouseMotormouse on Thu, 17/03/2016 - 12:39
Added in reply to request by DjkwankaDjkwanka
Last edited by MotormouseMotormouse on Tue, 31/01/2017 - 06:28
Author's comments:

Let me know if I've read it wrong. It's through mistakes we learn. :-)
Thank you CommeuneTexane for the corrections :-)

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Il est où le bonheur ?

Comments
DjkwankaDjkwanka    Thu, 17/03/2016 - 12:58

What a deep song! Thank you so much for translating it!

Unstoppable LukeUnstoppable Luke    Wed, 29/06/2016 - 07:55

AMAZING, I'm using this to learn French...Just one quick correction, on line 27 it seems to me like he says 'Il est là le bonheur, il est là !" instead of "Il est (où) le bonheur, il est là !" As is stated up above. Hopefully this helps some people out Regular smile

MotormouseMotormouse    Thu, 30/06/2016 - 08:03

You are correct Luke, and I'll change the French version accordingly. (I'd translated the text before listening to it, but still missed it.) Thank you for pointing it out.

Unstoppable LukeUnstoppable Luke    Fri, 01/07/2016 - 02:10

Also this line "On l'veut le bonheur, on l'veut, ouais !" the "ouais" comes before the l'veut Regular smile

Like this:

On l'veut le bonheur, ouais, on l'veut !

Thanks so much man, I've learned so much from this song and it wouldn't have been possible without you! Regular smile Or DJwanaka Regular smile

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