Friday, 18 November 2011

puis je serai a toi

Ah, the French language has yet again proved to me why it is the most romantic in the world. I love speaking and learning French and when i listened to this song (via trixiave) i fell in love with the language on a whole new level. Corbeau, meaning Raven, by Coeur de Pirate, meaning Pirate Heart, is such a lovely song that even if you can't understand the language you can feel the wonderfully raw emotions within the lyrics. However, my French loving mind ( well as google translator) helped me to understand the meaning behind this lovely gem.
      Corbeau // Coeur de Pirate
I love the repetition of 'deux par deux' and 'trois par trois' as well as these lyrics:
Et deux par deux, on avale nos mots
C'est dur d'oublier se qu l'on a connu qui a imprégné nos peaux
And two by two, we swallow our words
It's hard to forget what you know and what permeates our skin
This verse just gets to me. The thought of things happening to you that stay with you forever is wonderful, good or bad, as it makes you who you are.
I'm totally going to be listening to Coeur de Pirate for many a weeks to come, such a lovely way to begin to independently study a language. Here are some other French phrases that melted my heart this week :)
♥mollie is the English tranlastion for those interested
p.s.s two weeks until my birthday! woohoo! :)


  1. I know what you mean about French. Everything is so much more chic if it's 'French'.
    Love this post. xxx

  2. Totally agree, the French language is just lovely!
    I miss learning French at school but I guess I can always just pick it up again in the future :)
    Teenage Daydreams X

  3. Ahh, I miss knowing French (I only did it up to GCSE, so I was nowhere near fluent, but still) Ohh, when's your birthday? Mine's 6th Dec (:


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