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August 19, 2010 11:43 AM   Subscribe

lyrics filter: Andrea Wittgens' "Comme Tu Veux"

I feel silly using askmefi to help me find lyrics... but my Google-fu is completely failing on this one. It must be out there somewhere... everything is on the internet, right?

So... please help me!

I'm looking for the French lyrics, and bonus points for english translation of them as well.

Andrea Wittgens - Comme Tu Veux
posted by cheemee to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Comme tu veux
Paroles et musique par Andrea Wittgens, 2009

comme tu veux
comme tu vois
comme une vague qui roule et roule tout droit
comme il faut
toute sa vie
jusqu’au jour où elle change d’avis

je voulais me reculer
me perdre dans un coin noir
comment peux-tu t’avancer?
sans direction sans savoir

tous ces détours
tous ces jolies aventures
c’est pas ma faute
c’est pas ma faute
si je vois la mer à travers mes serrures

c’est comme ça, ce monde à moi
de temps en temps j’entends des voix
des sirènes qui me tirent
je peux plus m’empêcher de les suivre

je voulais reculer
(me voilà plaquer contre le mur)
mais il faut s’avancer
à toute allure

tous ces détours
tous ces jolies aventures
c’est pas ma faute
c’est pas ma faute
si je vois la mer à travers mes serrures

chaque détour me plonge
dans une jolie aventure
c’est pas ma faute
c’est pas ma faute
si je vois la mer à travers mes serrures

tous ces détours
ces jolies aventures
le tour du monde jusqu’à ta porte
où j’ai vu la mer à travers tes serrures

…c’est exactement comme tu voulais…
chaque détour…et je vois la mer à travers mes serrures
posted by thesmophoron at 11:53 AM on August 19, 2010


Where'd you get that? That page is broken for me, so I guess that's why I couldn't get to those lyrics?

Thanks very much thesmophoron! you have restored my faith in the internet! =o)
posted by cheemee at 11:58 AM on August 19, 2010


as you wish
as you see
like a wave that rolls and rolls straight forward
as it must
all its life
until the day where it changes opinion

i wanted to withdraw
to lose myself in a dark corner
how can you grow?
without direction without knowing

all these detours
all these beautiful adventures
it's not my fault
it's not my fault
if i see the sea across my locks

its like that, my own world
from time to time i hear voices
sirens that pull me
i can longer resist following them

i wanted to withdraw
(there i am against the sea)
but you've gotta respond
to every call

all these detours
all these beautiful adventures
it's not my fault
it's not my fault
if i see the sea across my locks

each detour plunges me
into a beautiful adventure
it's not my fault
it's not my fault
if i see the sea across my locks

all these detours
these beautiful adventures
the turning of the world up to your port
where i saw the sea across your locks

its exactly as you wanted
each detour... and i see the sea across my locks

(i translated this myself)
posted by thesmophoron at 12:00 PM on August 19, 2010


"until the day where it changes opinion" really ought to be "until the day it changes its mind"

sorry. its amazing how stilted and non-native my english can sound when im translating. (i am a native midwestern english speaker so its not for lack of english fluency)
posted by thesmophoron at 12:03 PM on August 19, 2010


No problem... this is great!
I find it's especially hard to translate lyrics, because it does sound stilted, and can be hard to get the proper connotations of each word to work as well.

Thanks very much! You had three ladies just give a shout of victory when you posted those lyrics. Haha...
posted by cheemee at 12:10 PM on August 19, 2010


One correction I'd make to thesmophoron's translation:

me voilà plaquer contre le mur
-> there I am flat against the wall
posted by teg at 11:03 PM on August 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


doh! thanks teg. i saw mer when i should have seen mur.
posted by thesmophoron at 10:40 AM on August 20, 2010


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