It’s amazing how a voice can be so beautiful that you don’t even need to understand all the words….. it becomes like an instrument so you just enjoy the sounds it makes with each note.
I’m not feeling well so I’m still in my room listing to music when I’m not sleeping. I hope I feel better by tomorrow so I can go to work.
I love this version of Mon Amie La Rose (a french poem) sung by Francoise Hardy in 1964.
Mon Amie La Rose (English Translation)
Chorus 1: We are truly insignificant And that's what my friend the rose Told me this morning Verse 1: I was born at dawn Baptised in dew I blossomed In the rays of the sun Happy and in love I closed my petals at night And when I awoke I was old. Yet I had been beautiful Yes, I was the most beautiful Of all the flowers in your garden Chorus 1 Verse 2 See, the God that made me Now makes me bow my head And I feel I'm falling And I feel I'm falling My heart is almost bare I have a foot in my grave Already I am nothing You admired me only yesterday And I shall be dust Forever, tomorrow Chorus 2: We are truly insignificant And my friend the rose Died this morning Verse 3 Last night the moon Kept vigil over my friend And in a dream I saw Her soul, dancing Dazzling and naked, Above the heavens, Smiling on me. Let those who can, believe But I need Hope Or else I am nothing repeat chorus & verse 2
This is another great version by Natacha Atlas. She adds tremendous feeling to the lyrics.