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L'équilibre (English translation)

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English translation

Balance

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The first night we fit together, then a leak undoes us
Back to back, like a long caress that slowly slips away
Thousands of words suffocate, lacking air and lacking space
Our feet persist as they touch each other, then we avoid each other as we let go
 
We dream of another taste in our mouths
Looking back doesn't work anymore, it's a pill that we choke on
Then there's this woman who turns it around, who does her dance that sows doubt
And who waters it with her smiles, my God, what a sweet sensation
 
Balance is fragile
When we navigate between the banks
I begin, you end
The storm renders us immobile
 
She presses where it hurts until I crumble
Until my values collapse and I act out
While she's lying to me, everything explodes, there'll be before and after
Like a shot of adrenaline scandalously injected
 
Then I come back every evening, a little later each time
Before every kiss, a shower, to say good morning and good night
I felt I lost my mind, it's arrhythmia in the myocardium
Am I losing my footing, is it really the end of our story?
 
Balance is fragile
When we navigate between the banks
I begin, you end
The storm renders us immobile
 
This night you didn't sleep, I found you in the dark
Your eyes swelling in contempt, in sadness and rage
Your voice broken by the tears, you want to know all the details
Where? When? How? What else has she more than you?
 
Like a distraught child, I try to take you in my arms
But the door slams, my life is blown to pieces
And the silence does me over when I no longer hear your voice
I try to measure the extent of the fallout, but it's too late
 
Balance is fragile
When we navigate between the banks
I begin, you end
The storm renders us immobile
 
You say to me that you're fine and that you've remade your life
That he's not at all like me, that he'll never make you suffer
But I am not well; me, I didn't remake my life
I find myself an idiot in a bad romantic comedy
 
Listening to our songs, watching our old movies
Still knowing by heart the first letters we wrote to each other
But as love is strong, it doesn't want us to flee
And I find you at my door with your two little suitcases
 
And the first night we fit together, then a leak undoes us
Back to back, like a long caress that slowly slips away
The light suffocates us, we need air and space
And I feel like each evening, it's you who comes back a little later
 
Submitted by c_petrovski on Sat, 28/06/2014 - 08:43
Author's comments:

I didn't make the translation word for word, but I made it so that it's better understood in English

French

L'équilibre

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