English Interpretation of  Kaïn, "Parle moi d'toi"

This is the last part of the Fall 2009 French 496 project at UTMartin, from the hands of upper-division students, Cliff Hopkins, Max LaPorte, Rasseck Ndiaye, Suzanne Peckham, with relatively little editing.
 








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Toke up with me, my friend.
Let’s laugh for no reason,
Without hurting anybody.
I know Quebec’s not Amsterdam;
It’s lifeless, but that’s how it is;
It’s not me who makes the laws.
[But] who cares! Let's breath in the night [air].
How's your life going,
Your job and family?
I became what I wanted to;
I sing my point of view.
As for the money, no comments.


[REFRAIN]

Don't talk to me about women
No, that's the greatest mystery
God put on the earth
I love them, but I don't know how
And don't speak to me about love
[Talk] about all you wish
No matter what, but not love
I swear I wouldn't know what to say to you
No, it's true, I wouldn't know what to say to you


I don't know what to say; l'm having trouble following you;
I thought you were happy.
Although that makes me want to laugh
No, it's true; I was envious.
You, you have no family [to hold you down]
You're as free as a breeze, you're a lucky man.
Again yesterday, I found myself older
Don't laugh, just look at me;
Everyday I'm chasing time.
But my kids are a trip;
They run everywhere, they touch everything.
But if you knew what they make me feel inside.


[REFRAIN]

Don't talk to me about women.
No, that's the greatest mystery
God put on the earth.
I love them, but not the right way.
And don't speak to me about love.
[Talk] about all you wish,
No matter what, but not love
I swear I wouldn't know what to say to you.
No, it's true, I wouldn't know what to say to you.


[REFRAIN]

Don't talk to me about women.
No, that's the greatest mystery
God put on the earth.
I love them, but not the right way.
And don't speak to me about love.
[Talk] about all you wish,
No matter what, but not love.
I swear I wouldn't know what to say to you.
No, it's true, I wouldn't know what to say to you.
I swear I wouldn't know what to say to you.
No, it's true, I wouldn't know what to say to you.