Three Longers Later Lyrics

Lyrics


Mon pËre, maman, mes frËres et moi
Ècoulions des jours
tantot tranquilles, tantÙt agitÈs
d'une vie familliale bien banale

le facteur les jours de semaine
glissait le courrier dans la boite
ce matin l‡, mon pËre fut blÍme
mais qu'avait-il dans les mains?

l'enveloppe marron ‡ en-tÍte
de l'administration d'Ètat
avait pour horrible requÍte
de recruter des soldats.

on me convoque dans cette lettre
pour aller rependre la paix
on me dit que tout l'arsenal
est sorti ‡ cet effet.

au nom de, l'humanitÈ
nous supprimerons des milliers
de familles afin de
les protÈger contre eux-mÍmes
translation
My father, my mother, my brothers and I
Spent days sometimes uneventful
Sometimes hectic
Of our quite ordinary family existence

The mailman on weekdays
Would slip the mail into the mailbox
That particular morning my father was pale
What was he holding in his hands

The brown envelope with the heading
Of the state administration
Had for horrible task
To recruit soldiers

I was being sent this letter
To go spread peace
I was told that all the arsenal
Is out and ready for that matter

In the name of humanity
We shall eliminate thousands
Of families in order to
Protect them from themselves
Notes
translation by david

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