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La ligne droite (English translation)

  • Artist: Georges Moustaki Featuring artist: Barbara
  • Song: La ligne droite
  • Translations: English, Polish
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The straight line

I don't expect you at the end of a straight line
I know we'll have to make detours again
And see days and days go by
But without anything coming to extinguish our haste.
 
It's raining at your place, at my place the sun is blazing
When can we finally marry our seasons?
When can we go home together?
We have time, but why is it taking so long?
 
My clothes sometimes have traces of dust
And the faded scent of passing love
Who made my loneliness lighter
At the dawn of my white and lonely nights.
 
And you my beautiful love, tell me if there are men
Who made your life a little less monotonous
Who help you endure winter after fall
And the obstinate silences of the telephone.
 
We will tell each other about our triumphs, our celebrations
But how to admit all our defeats
The anxiety that holds us, the anxiety that lies in wait for us
And clings to every thought, every gesture.
 
I know you will be at the end of my travels
I know you will come despite all the detours
We'll sleep together and make love
In a world reinvented in our image.
 
[Barbara:]
In our image
 
I don't expect you at the end of a straight line
You know we'll have to make detours again
And see days and days go by
But without anything coming to extinguish our haste.
 
It's raining at your place, at my place the sun is blazing
When can we finally marry our seasons?
When can we go home together?
 
Your clothes sometimes have traces of dust
And the faded scent of passing love
Who made my absence lighter.
 
Oh my, my dear love, of course I’ve had men
Who made mt life a little less monotonous
Who helped me endure winter after fall.
 
We don't expect us at the end of a straight line
You know, we'll have to make detours again
And see days and days go by
But without anything coming to extinguish our haste.
 
We will tell each other about our triumphs, our celebrations
But how to admit all our stunning defeats
Our repeated doubts, our secret anxieties?
 
One day, you will be at the end of my travels
One day, you will come despite all the detours
We'll sleep together and make love
In a world reinvented in our image.
 
Thanks!
thanked 1 time
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