July 28th, 2013

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Please Don't Leave Me Now / Please I Beg You Stay

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Ne me quitte pas
-Paroles: Jacques Brel

Ne me quitte pas
Il faut oublier
Tout peut s'oublier
Qui s'enfuit déjà
Oublier le temps
Des malentendus
Et le temps perdu
A savoir comment
Oublier ces heures
Qui tuaient parfois
A coups de pourquoi
Le cœur du bonheur
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas

Moi je t'offrirai
Des perles de pluie
Venues de pays
Où il ne pleut pas
Je creuserai la terre
Jusqu'après ma mort
Pour couvrir ton corps
D'or et de lumière
Je ferai un domaine
Où l'amour sera roi
Où l'amour sera loi
Où tu seras reine
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas

Ne me quitte pas
Je t'inventerai
Des mots insensés
Que tu comprendras
Je te parlerai
De ces amants-là
Qui ont vu deux fois
Leurs cœurs s'embraser
Je te raconterai
L'histoire de ce roi
Mort de n'avoir pas
Pu te rencontrer
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas

On a vu souvent
Rejaillir le feu
D'un ancien volcan
Qu'on croyait trop vieux
Il est paraît-il
Des terres brûlées
Donnant plus de blé
Qu'un meilleur avril
Et quand vient le soir
Pour qu'un ciel flamboie
Le rouge et le noir
Ne s'épousent-ils pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas

Ne me quitte pas
Je ne vais plus pleurer
Je ne vais plus parler
Je me cacherai là
A te regarder
Danser et sourire
Et à t'écouter
Chanter et puis rire
Laisse-moi devenir
L'ombre de ton ombre
L'ombre de ta main
L'ombre de ton chien
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
  Don't leave me now
-Translation: Des de Moor

Don't leave me now
We must just forget
All we can forget
All we did till now
Let's forget the cost
Of the breath we've spent
Saying words unmeant
And the times we've lost
Hours that must destroy
Never knowing why
Everything must die
At the heart of joy
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now

I'll bring back to you
The clear pearls of rain
From a distant domain
Where rain never fell
And though I grow old
I'll keep mining the ground
To deck you around
In sunlight and gold
I'll build you a desmene
Where love's everything
Where love is the king
And you are the queen
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now

Don't leave me now
For you I'll invent
Words and what they meant
Only you will know
Tales of lovers who
Fell apart and then
Fell in love again
Since their hearts stayed true
There's a story too
That I can confide
Of that king who died
From not meeting you
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now

And often it's true
That flames spill anew
From ancient volcanos
We thought were too old
When all's said and done
Scorched fields of defeat
Could give us more wheat
Than the fine April sun
And when evening is nigh
With flames overhead
The black and the red
Aren't they joined in the sky?
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now

Don't leave me now
I will cry no more
I will talk no more
Hide myself somehow
And I'll see your smile
And I'll see you dance
And I'll hear you sing
Hear your laughter ring
Let me be for you
The shadow of your shadow
The shadow of your hand
The dog at your command
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
  Please don't leave me now
-Amended Translation: Faré

Please don't leave me now
We must just forget
All we can forget
All we did till now
Let's forget the cost (*)
Of the breath we've spent (*)
Saying words unmeant (*)
And the times we've lost (*)
Hours that'd destroy (*)
Each "How" after "Why"
Until it would die
The heart of our joy
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now

I'll bring back to you (*)
Pearls made out of rain
From some far domain
That rain never knew
And though I grow old (*)
Still I'll dig the ground (*)
To deck you around (*)
In sunlight and gold (*)
I'll build a desmene
Where love's everything
Where love is the king
And you are the queen
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now

Please don't leave me now
For you I'll invent (*)
Words and what they meant (*)
Only you will know (*)
Tales of lovers who
Fell apart and then
Fell in love again
Since their hearts stayed true
There's a story too (*)
That I can confide (*)
Of that king who died (*)
From not meeting you (*)
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now

Often it's been true
A volcano thought
Too old to be aught
Would spill fire anew
When all's said and done
Scorched fields of defeat
Could give us more wheat
Than fine April sun
And when ev'ning's nigh (*)
With flames overhead (*)
Aren't both black and red
Wedded in the sky?
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now

Please don't leave me now
I will cry no more (*)
I will speak no more
I'll just hide somehow
And I'll see you smile (*)
See you dancing while (*)
I may hear you sing (*)
Hear your laughter ring (*)
Let me just follow
You as your shadow
Shadow of your hand
Dog at your command
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
Please don't leave me now
  Please I beg you stay
-Original Translation: Faré

Please I beg you stay
Let it go away
It can go away
Forgotten today
Forget what we've said
When words missed intent
Forget time mispent
Who knows where it fled
Hours that'd destroy
With each "How" each "Why"
Until it would die
The heart of our joy
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

I'll bring back to you
Pearls made out of rain
From far a domain
That rain never knew
Even dead and cold
I'll persist and mine
So I can enshrine
You in light and gold
I'll turn deserts green
I'll make love their King
Love their everything
And shall crown you Queen
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Please I beg you stay
For you I will grow
Words alone you'll know
With what they convey
I'll tell you of when
Lovers torn apart
Later found their heart
Set ablaze again
I'll relate of how
That Great King once died
For in vain he tried
Despaired to meet thou
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Often it comes through
A volcano thought
Too old to be aught
Bursts and burns anew
I've heard rumors wing
That a field scorched bare
Yields beyond compare
With one sown in Spring
And when ev'ning's nigh
With flames overhead
Aren't both black and red
Wedded in the sky?
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Please I beg you stay
I will weep no more
I will speak no more
I'll just hide away
Just to look at you
When you dance and smile
And listen to you
Sing and laugh a while
I'll be as you feel
Shadow at your suite
Shadow of your feet
Dog down at your heel
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
  Please I beg you stay
-Synthesis

Please I beg you stay
It can go away
It'll all go away
Be forgot today
Let's forget the cost
Of the breath we've spent
Saying words unmeant
And the times we've lost
When Hours'd destroy
With each "How" each "Why"
Until it would die
The heart of our joy
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

I'll bring back to you
Pearls made out of rain
From far a domain
That rain never knew
Even dead and cold
Still I'll dig the ground
To wrap you around
In sunlight and gold
I'll turn deserts green
I'll make love their King
Love their everything
And shall crown you Queen
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Please I beg you stay
For you I'll invent
Words and what they meant
Only you can say
I'll tell you of when
Lovers torn apart
Later found their heart
Set ablaze again
There's this story too
That I can confide
Of that king who died
From not meeting you
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Often it comes through
A volcano thought
Too old to be aught
Bursts and burns anew
I've heard rumors wing
A field scorched bare
Yields beyond compare
With one sown in Spring
And when ev'ning's nigh
With flames overhead
Aren't both black and red
Wedded in the sky?
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay

Please I beg you stay
I will weep no more
I will speak no more
I'll just hide away
So I'll see you smile
See you dancing while
I will hear you sing
Hear your laughter ring
I'll be as you feel
Shadow at your suite
Shadow of your feet
Shade at your dog's heel
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay
Please I beg you stay