Jean Ferrat - Comprendre (English translation)

English translation

To understand

I'll teach you the water, the light
The tree, the spring, the torrent
The secret of the vines, of the stones
The noise of the wind
 
You, you'll teach me the panther
The cat, the fox and the bird
The wounded shout of the lonely one
Far from the herd
 
We will learn to see things
And their why and their how
I'd have the innocense of the roses
And you the one of the children
 
[Refrain]
To understand
The flower and the fruit
To understand
The world of today
 
You'll teach me your eyes of flowers,
Your necklaces arms, your flame hips
Your bee dream, and heartbreak,
Your womanly laugh
 
I'd be the shadow which follows you
That part always in ourselves
Which slips away from the other and runs away from
What we love
 
We will learn to know each others
By toppling the bans
I'll be the open window
And you the night
 
[Refrain]
To understand
The flower and the fruit
To understand
The world of today
 
We will conjugate the future
At every moment present inside of you
By sharing the wine, the laugh
With those ones
 
Who live higher than their dreams
Who hate solitude
Who hunt the shadow and the lie
Of the habits
 
We will learn to see the world
With those men of today
Whose dreams merge with ours
Towards infinity
 
[Refrain]
To understand
The flower and the fruit
To understand
The world of today
 
All of my work is dedicated to Ms Z. G., who is the real counterpart of Beatrice Portinari for me.
Submitted by gamgin on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:29
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Comprendre

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