Song Lyric Sunday

HAPPY SUNDAY!!! I hope that you all have a smile on your face and a song in your heart because today is all about music! Yes, it’s time, once again, for Song Lyric Sunday which is brought to us by the lovely Jim Adams, I’m sure he’d love for you to stop by and check out his blog.  If you’d like to take part and share your favourite tunes here are some rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

The prompt for this week is Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months and here is my choice:

A picture, a date,
It’s hard to believe it
‘But it was only yesterday’,
my memory would lie to me
And those children faces, and mine in that mirror
Oh, I’m not complaining, don’t worry about that
Life spoiled me, I’m having a hard time turning it off
Oh, my God, I’ve had my share
And even more, in so many ways

But when we live too beautifully, too strongly,
We forget that time passes by,
Just like we lose a bit our bearings
In too vast open spaces
We barely have time to get used to it, then we have to step aside – Oh, if only I could

One more night, one more hour,
One more tear of joy
A favour, just like a flower
A breath, a mistake
A bit of us, almost nothing at all
To say everything once again, or to remain silent
With our eyes, just one report
Barely once more, even though it’s late

I never asked for anything, it’s not so much to ask
Come on, compared to eternity, it won’t even show
It will stay between us, oh, just a slight delay

So many people are just killing time,
So much that they end up losing or using it up
So many people lie to themselves, making up dreams
And moments of grace
Oh, I would give up my place in Heaven
If I could be forgotten here on Earth

Once more yesterday

One more night, one more hour,
One more tear of joy
A favour, just like a flower
A breath, a mistake
A bit of us, almost nothing at all
To say everything once again, or to remain silent
One look, just one report
Barely once more, I know it’s late

It’s not much, nothing more than a break
May time and its clock rest a bit
And caress just a kiss, just a kiss

Once more night, one more hour
A bit of us, not much at all

One night
One more night
One more hour
A bit of us
Almost nothing at all
One night

I first heard this song not long after I moved to France,  I was with friends and it started playing on the radio. At the time my French wasn’t good enough to understand all the words, it still isn’t, but I could understand enough to know that it was a woman begging for another night, even another hour with the man she loves. I didn’t realise it at the time but this was the first song that Celine Dion recorded after the loss of her husband and you can hear the pain in her voice.
The melody first caught my attention because it is truly beautiful but then I heard the line:
“Oh, I would give up my place in Heaven If I could be forgotten here on Earth” and I was undone as that was exactly how I felt at the time; the tears choked me but I didn’t want to break down in front of my new friends. Unfortunately the line:
“It’s not much, nothing more than a break May time and its clock rest a bit And caress just a kiss, just a kiss” finished me off and I was sobbing because I could hear the longing in her voice as she whispered “just a kiss”. At that moment and in many moments before and since I would have given anything for one more kiss, one more night, one more hour with my husband…….
The translation I’ve included is not perfect but it’s the best that I can find but I’m not sure you’ll need it as the emotion Celine Dion puts into this song speaks for itself.
Lisa x

  23 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. March 24, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Your summary accurately assesses the intensity in her beautiful voice, thank you for sharing the song and lyrics, Lisa

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 24, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I love Celine Dion. Thank you for the translation. Every song she sings, comes through with genuine and pure emotion. She embodies the lyrics so beautifully, and pours it out through her vocals which sends shivers through your body. She’s an incredible artist.

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  3. March 24, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Oh Lisa, I would have cried with you. This is so lovely, and you’re right, you don’t even need a translation to appreciate the intensity of emotion. Thank you for sharing the song, and a little bit of yourself too! xx

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    • March 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      It’s definitely one of the most moving songs I’ve ever heard – I’m so glad you liked it Peter :O) xx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. March 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for explaining this beautiful song Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. March 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    It’s beautiful as it is, but with the knowledge of the context it’s transcendant.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 24, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Love this song! Thanks for a great share! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  7. March 24, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Beautiful. Celine does a splendid job with this one.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. aisasami
    March 24, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    What a beautiful song with wonderful lyrics! I love Dion since I was little and it is a treat to hear her sing in French (I actually was listening to her song she used in Eurovision back in the 80s). She is such a great singer!

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  9. March 25, 2019 at 12:53 am

    A beautiful, moving song choice. ❤ It does make the remembered emotions real all over again. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Boo
    March 25, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    What I wouldn’t give for just ONE more day……………..

    Liked by 1 person

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