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Francis Cabrel is a massively popular french singer who has fallen under the French classics category.
I am a big fan of French or Italian songs with a poetical tendency in the lyrics but it takes a lot for me to want to post on this blog, there has to be that something extra, should it be in the crowd of a concert, the lyrics or the tune itself.
Here, in my opinion at least, there was a combination of words & tunes that just completed each other and made me want to listen to it a few times in a row!
I hope you’ll like it too 🙂
Lyrics with translation below…

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Uploaded on 7 May 2010
uno de los muchos temas que tiene francis cabrel y que me gusta a mi en particular ,te la dedico a ti a nadie mas ,”lo escribi con tinta de tus lagrimas”
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L’encre de tes yeux

Puisqu’on ne vivra jamais tous les deux
Puisqu’on est fous, puisqu’on est seuls
Puisqu’ils sont si nombreux
Même la morale parle pour eux
J’aimerais quand même te dire
Tout ce que j’ai pu écrire
Je l’ai puisé à l’encre de tes yeux

Je n’avais pas vu que tu portais des chaînes
À trop vouloir te regarder,
J’en oubliais les miennes
On rêvait de Venise et de liberté
J’aimerais quand même te dire
Tout ce que j’ai pu écrire
C’est ton sourire qui me l’a dicté.

Tu viendras longtemps marcher dans mes rêves
Tu viendras toujours du côté
Où le soleil se lève
Et si malgré ça j’arrive à t’oublier
J’aimerais quand même te dire
Tout ce que j’ai pu écrire
Aura longtemps le parfum des regrets.

Mais puisqu’on ne vivra jamais tous les deux…

The Ink of Your Eyes

Because we’re never going to live together
Because we’re crazy, because we’re alone
Because there are so many of them
Even morality speaks for them
I would still like to tell you
For all that I was able to write
I drew it from the ink of your eyes.

I never saw that you wore chains
Out of wanting too much to look at you
I forgot my own
We dreamed of Venice and of freedom
I would still like to tell you
All that I was able to write
It was your smile that dictated it to me.

You will come walk in my dreams for a long time
You will always come from the side
Where the sun rises
And if despite that I end up forgetting you
I would still like to tell you
All that I was able to write
Will for a long time carry the scent of regret.

But because we’re never going to live together…

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A lover of poetry, abstract and realistic painting, music, good writing, languages, Italy, photography, holistic therapies, natural lifestyle and fully living the moment.

19 responses »

  1. I actually liked a few of his songs when i lived in France, as a student. Haven’t listened to him in years though, so thanks for the memories!

  2. I enjoyed his singing and had not heard of him before 🙂

  3. Very beautiful!♥
    Thank you for this share and do take care, too 🙂

  4. Simply beautiful.

    Have you heard Corsica by Patrick Fiori et Patrick Bruel it was released over the summer?

  5. A little like a French Simon et Garfunkel…


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