LITERAL TRANSLATION

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A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
A quoi rÍve une jeune fille

Of what does a young girl dream?
Sat at the edge of the Nile
That she's going to dissolve into an echo,
Which will take her far away, high up there.

Of what does a young girl dream?
Of Africa or Manila?
That she will discreetly give herself a coat
In the velvet of a bird's wing.

It is in the air,
Without having air in it,
That she gets drunk with a new breath
And never again circles in the water.
And in the airs,
to fly over the ground
to stir up the wind, the hour and the words.
This girl had a warm heart.

Of what does a young girl dream?
When the evening darkens
That the dawn will make her a gift,
that she will soar like a bird.

Of what does this young girl dream?
Sat at the edge of the bed
Of a river with a hundred colors, a painting,
However inside it's a fake.

Fake...

ORIGINAL LYRICS
© Requiem Publishing 2000
A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
A quoi rÍve une jeune fille

A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
Assise au bord du Nil
Qu'elle va se fondre dans un ťcho
Qui l'emmŤnera loin, tout lŗ haut

A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
D'Afrique ou de Manille
Qu'elle va s'offrir en douce un manteau
Dans le velours d'une aile d'oiseau

C'est dans les airs...
Sans en avoir l'air...
Qu'elle s'enivre d'un souffle nouveau
Et plus jamais de ronds dans l'eau
Et dans les airs...
Survoler la terre...
Remuer le vent, l'heure et les mots
Cette fille avait le coeur chaud

A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
Quand le soir s'assombrit
Que l'aurore lui fera un cadeau
Qu'elle s'ťlŤvera comme un oiseau

A quoi rÍve cette jeune fille
Assise au bord du lit
D'un fleuve aux cent couleurs, un tableau,
Pourtant ŗ l'intťrieur c'est un faux

Faux...

REFLECTION: a complementary
complimentary interpretation...
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A quoi rÍve une jeune fille
A quoi rÍve une jeune fille

Where is she when she dreams
Beside the Nile it seems
She only wants to dissolve, to go
Away far away, far from below

Where is she when she dreams
Africa, Phillipines
Dressed quietly in comfort her hope
That velvet wings will carry her home

Dreaming she's there
Soaring on the air
One breath feeling all her senses go
No more the water swirls below
And in the air...
Flying over earth...
Her memories they come, her words echo
Warm-hearted girl did her care show

Where is she when she dreams
With twilight falls asleep
First light finds her treasure bestows
Soaring she will be, peace now she knows

Where was she in her dreams
The river it redeems
Rainbows dance for her, blue and gold
Instead inside feeling dark and cold

Cold...