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HIER ENCORE (Paroles et Musique : Charles Aznavour) Charles Aznavour (France) Dany Brillant - 1999 Hier encore J'avais vingt ans Je caressais le temps Et jouais de la vie Comme on joue de l'amour Et je vivais la nuit Sans compter sur mes jours Qui fuyaient dans le temps J'ai fait tant de projets Qui sont restés en l'air J'ai fondé tant d'espoirs Qui se sont envolés Que je reste perdu Ne sachant où aller Les yeux cherchant le ciel Mais le cœur mis en terre Hier encore J'avais vingt ans Je gaspillais le temps En croyant l'arrêter Et pour le retenir Même le devancer Je n'ai fait que courir Et me suis essoufflé Ignorant le passé Conjuguant au futur Je précédais de moi Toute conversation Et donnais mon avis Que je voulais le bon Pour critiquer le monde Avec désinvolture Hier encore J'avais vingt ans Mais j'ai perdu mon temps A faire des folies Qui ne me laissent au fond Rien de vraiment précis Que quelques rides au front Et la peur de l'ennui Car mes amours sont mortes Avant que d'exister Mes amis sont partis Et ne reviendront pas Par ma faute j'ai fait Le vide autour de moi Et j'ai gâché ma vie Et mes jeunes années Du meilleur et du pire En jetant le meilleur J'ai figé mes sourires Et j'ai glacé mes pleurs Où sont-ils à présent A présent mes vingt ans? ***** YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG (Hier Encore) (Written by : Herbert Kretzmer) Charles Aznavour (France) Dusty Springfield Roy Clark - 1969 Yesterday when I was young the taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue. I teased at life as if it were a foolish game, the way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame. The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned I always built alas on weak and shifting sand. I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the day and only now I see how the years ran away. Yesterday when I was young so many drinking songs were waiting to be sung, so many wayward pleasures lay in store for me and so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see. I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out, I never stopped to think what life was all about and every conversation I can now recall concerned itself with me and nothing else at all. Yesterday the moon was blue and every crazy day brought something new to do. I used my magic age as if it were a wand and never saw the waste and emptiness beyond. The game of love I played with arrogance and pride and every flame I lit too quickly quickly died. The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away and only I am left on stage to end the play. There are so many songs in me that won't be sung; I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue. The time has come for me to pay for yesterday when I was young. ***** IERI SI Charles Aznavour (France) Ieri si, da giovane Il gusto della vita, io lo bruciavo in me Oh ieri si, quand'ero giovane perche' La fiamma trema un po' ma non si spegne mai... Vivevo tutti i giorni che il cuore suggeriva Avevo dei castelli che ora non ho piu' La notte poi cercavo il sole intorno a me E non vedevo il tempo consumarsi con me... Ieri si, da giovane cantavo le canzoni Piu' facili per me e nelle mie mani Io credevo che, ci fosse gia' il filo dell'eternita'. Io non chiedevo mai, agli altri intorno a me Qual'e' la verita' la vita che cos'e' Credevo nelle cose che dicevo io Pensavo solo a me e a tutto il resto no... Ieri si, da giovane, La luce di ogni giorno portava una pazzia La forza dell'eta' riempiva i giorni miei E non vedevo mai il vuoto che c'e' in lei.. I giochi dell'amore, io li ho giocati tutti Ho fatto dell'orgoglio la prima mia virtu' Gli amici sono andati non torneranno piu' La mia commedia ormai da solo finiro' Ho ancora una canzone ma non la cantero' Il gusto della vita non lo ritrovero' E' il tempo di pagare gli errori miei di ieri Da giovane...


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