Patrick Bruel "Elie" lyrics

Elie

Il t'a regardéPuis il m'a souriDepuis si longtempsIl n'avait rien dit

Y avait presque un siècleQui vous séparaitLe long de sa joueUne larme coulait

Il t'a pris au bout de ses brasDans un éclat de rireToi, bébé, tu sa pris son doigtComme pour le retenir

Puis il t'a parléDe cette vie passéeIl t'a racontéLa tienne qui commençait

Toutes tes colèresToutes tes peines, tes joiesTes plus belles guerresCelles que l'on ne gagne pas

Et puis ses yeux se sont posésDoucement sur chacun,Et chacun de nous y lisaitQuelques mots pour demain

Vivre pour pouvoir revivreC'est là ton seul devoirCelui de dire pour rester libre,Celui de ta mémoire

Ses yeux chantaient merci, merci,J'ai plus peur de partir

Et puis vient Céline,Celle qui aimait tantElle n'aimait que luiDepuis soixante-deux ans

Il la regardait,Pas besoin de mots,Ses yeux lui disaientNe tarde pas trop...

Elie

He looked at youThen he smiled to meIt had been so longSince he had said anything

There was almost a centuryKeeping you apartDown his cheekA tear rolled

He tool at arm's lengthIn a burst of laughterYou, baby, you took his fingerAs if you wanted to hold him back

Then he told youOf that past lifeHe told you aboutYours, which was just beginning

All of your angerAll of your sorrows, your joysYour most beautiful warsThose which we don't win

And then his eyes fellSlowly on each of usAnd each of us could read in themSome words for tomorrow

To live to be able to live againThat is your only dutyThe duty to talk to remain freeThe duty of your memory

His eyes sang 'thanks, thanks,I'm not afraid of leaving anymore'

And then came Celine,The one he loved so muchShe'd been loving only himFor sixty-two years

He looked at herNo need for wordsHis eyes told her'Don't make me wait too long...'

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