Home > Voice + keyboard > Ici-bas (Tous les lilas meurent) (J-B Faure / Sully Prudhomme)

In this setting J-B Faure changed the original order of the 3 stanzas: 2, 1, 3. Litteral translation (AJ): Title: "In this world" ("Here on earth").

In this world the lips touch lightly, Without leaving any trace of their velvet; I’m dreaming of kisses that last Forever.

In this world all the lilac-trees die (/shed their leaves), All the songs of birds are brief; I’m dreaming of summers that last Forever!

In this world all the men are mourning Their lost friendships or their loves; I’m dreaming of couples that last Forever!"

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