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The love song (not) listen to in case of heart breakage

posted by Miss Lovissimo 1 February 2018

Female influence came from my grandmother and my aunt. They would sing Corsican love songs while cleaning the house and dress all in black and say melodramatic things like: “I want to die.”

– Vincent Cassel

Yesterday I’ve been visiting Montmartre with my totally adorable (and handsome) friend Pierre and he made me discover a really fascinating part of it. Few people know that a few hundred meters from Montmartre most tourist part there is an even more romantic Montmartre.

So I’ve started thinking about Romance. Romance, love, oh my! I love to be in love, I just adore it.

But as clearly explained by the French Les Rita Mitzouko, les Histoire d’amour finissent mal, au general ( love stories end badly, in general. And yes, always positives the Frenhies). And this could be hard to manage and to survive sometimes…

But isn’t the drama a fundamental part of love stories? Isn’t the drama that confers the capital letter to Love? Would it be Titanic so memorable without the dramatic Love story between Jack and Rose?

So, when a Love story ends, there are basically two way to manage it: to do something to feel immediatly better, or to rage against yourself reading books like the god of small things, watching movies like Love story and listening to heartbreaking music.

Ne me quitte pas

I’m Italian so I’m graduated in Drama honors causa, moreover, I have a Master degree in tragedie in Paris, so of course, I always choose the second solution, Love is only for the Braves.

(yes there is also to get very drunk, but I’m trying to give “wise” solutions…)

Written by Jaques Brel in 1958, this is the queen of drama sonds. My father, kindly, used to traslate de texte for me when I was a child…thank you Papà. To make you understant the level, please take a look to the traslation. How coul a father trasmit such a song to his daughter?!!

Dont’ leave me

You have to forget
Everything can be forgotten
That is flying away already
Forget the time
The misunderstandings
And the time that was lost
Trying to understand how
These hours can be forgotten
Those that are killing sometimes
With whys that hurt like punches
The heart of happiness
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me
I will offer you
Pearls made of rain
Coming from countries
Where it never rains
I will work the earth
Until I die
To cover your body
With gold and light
I will create a kingdom for you
Where love will be the king
Where love will be the law
Where you will be the queen
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me
I will invent for you
Meaningless words
That you will understand
I will speak to you
Of these lovers
That we’ve seen twice
Their hearts embracing each other
I will tell you
The story of this king
Who died of not being able
To get to know you
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me
We have often seen
Fire flowing again
From an ancient vulcano
That we considered to be too old
It seems like
Burned earth
Produces more wheat
Than a warm month of april
And when the night comes
And the sky is on fire
The black and the red
Won’t go together
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me
I won’t cry anymore
I won’t speak anymore
I will hide right there
To see you
Dancing ad smiling
And to listen to you
Sing and then laugh
Let me become
The shadow of yor shadow
The shadowof you hand
The shadow of your dog
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me 

Warning: to survive, avoid listening to the versions of this song by Edith Piaf (to enjoy better please watch the movie La Vie en Rose),

or Nina Simone that is for sure the most dramatic interpretation, listening to the passion that Nina puts into hers singing, I suspect that she didn’t really have a simple loving life too.

Oh, I think I’m crying, but after all, what is life without Love?


cover photo by Jefferson Santos

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