Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mesmerized

I watched 500 Days of Summer last night. I'm not sure how I feel about the movie yet. I have mixed emotions. But, not about the song below. In the movie this plays when the characters are talking in the car. So I stopped the movie right then to look up the song on the internet. I love the internet. So, it's Carla Bruni. Name didn't ring a bell. But then in the search for info about the song I notice other words in the search results and find out that she is the woman who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Yeah, with the résumé that includes past experiences: model, actress, First Lady of France. She's a musician too. And an excellent one. I now am listening to her whole first album. Wow. Listen to the song below. Then read the lyrics translated into English below it. I can listen to this over and over and over.



Quelqu’un m’a dit
(this translation found here)

I’m told that our lives aren’t worth much,
They pass like an instant, like wilting roses.
I’m told that time slipping by is a bastard
Making its coat of our sorrows.
Yet someone told me…

That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?

I’m told that fate makes fun of us,
That it gives us nothing and promises everything,
When happiness seems to be within our reach,
We reach out and find ourselves like fools.
Yet someone told me…

That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?

Well ? Could that be possible?

So who said that you still loved me?
I don’t remember any more, it was late at night,
I can still hear the voice, but I can no longer see the face,
“He loves you, it’s secret, don’t tell him I told you.”
You see, someone told me

That you still loved me
Did someone really tell me?
That you still loved me
Well, could that be possible?

I’m told that our lives aren’t worth much,
Passing in an instant, like wilting roses,
I’m told that time slipping by is a bastard,
Making its coat of our sadnesses.

That you still loved me
Someone told me…
That you still loved me.
Well ? Could that be possible?




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