Vivre Tout Seul

Tributes & covers; Leonard's songs on the soundtracks and TV
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Vivre Tout Seul

Postby ForYourSmile » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:46 pm

Thankfully I am listening Leonard Cohen in his concert in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - (The Main Point), 23 November 1975.

He sang Je Veux Vivre Tout Seul (Bird On The Wire), in one of five times that has sung in public, other four in French language lands.

I could not have understood the presentation. Anyway, he uses Serge Lama's cover edited in the disc Superman in 1971 (for mistake there are Cohen's lists covers where it is said 1994).

If Cohen sang this cover maybe it have pleased to him. In my point of view it is an absolutely free version. It is very direct, bad tempered and surly, interesting but very different.

Je veux vivre tout seul

Je veux vivre, tout seul
Libre comme un oiseau sur son fil
Sans famille, sans femme et sans amis.
Je veux vivre, tout seul
Rien que moi de face et de profil
Sans visa, sans papiers et sans pays.

J’en ai marre
De toujours faire le beau,
De sourire quand j’ai mal dans mon cœur.
J’en ai marre
Je veux monter plus haut,
A l’abri des chiens et des chasseurs.

Je veux vivre, tout seul
Comme un émigrant, comme un reptile
Sans visa, sans papier et sans pays.
Je veux vivre, tout seul
Libre comme un poète en exil
Sans famille, sans femme et sans amis.

Certain soir,
Je trouve sur ta peau
Quelque chose qui ressemble au bonheur.
Mais hélas,
Tu t’endors aussitôt.
Le matin tu te lèves à 8 heures.
Je veux vivre, tout seul
Libre comme un oiseau sur son fil
Sans famille, sans femme et sans amis.

VIVRE TOUT SEUL (Bird on a wire) (Serge Lama d'après Leonard Cohen)
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Postby Tchocolatl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:41 pm

It seems to me that he translated the feelings provided by the song more than the song itself.

But.

Freedom. Liberty. Liberté. What it is exactly? I suggest you an interesting video (in two parts) about what it is for human beings. Enjoy.

L'île au fleurs 1 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JuqrpIUqT4

L'île au fleurs 2 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HkWQUlSau4
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"He can love the shape of human beings, the fine and twisted shapes of the heart. It is good to have among us such men, such balancing monsters of love."

Leonard Cohen
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