My friend the rose


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. 

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