I Wish You Love (Que reste​-​t​-​il de nos amours​?​)

from by Halie Loren

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about

This piece is a standard originally written in French (by Charles Trenet), with english lyrics penned a decade later. Halie first fell in love with the French lyrics, which are full of beautifully-rendered poetic nostalgia. She thus decided to pay homage to the French version's opening verse lyric by introducing the song with her own (quite liberal) original interpretation of the story in english. A story of regret, remembered beauty, lost love, and coming to terms with the past.

lyrics

Tonight, the wind raps on my windowpane
reminding me of you again
as I watch the dying flames...
Tonight, an autumn song in shades of blue
resonates with sounds of you
and bygone days when love was new....

Que reste-t-il de nos amours
Que reste-t-il de ces beaux jours
Une photo, vieille photo
De ma jeunesse

Que reste-t-il des billets doux
Des mois d' avril, des rendez-vous
Un souvenir qui me poursuit
Sans cesse

Bonheur fané, cheveux au vent
Baisers volés, rêves mouvants
Que reste-t-il de tout cela
Dites-le-moi

Un petit village, un vieux clocher
Un paysage si bien caché
Et dans un nuage le cher visage
De mon passé

My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best,
I'll set you free.

I wish you shelter from the storms,
a cozy fire to keep you warm,
but most of all - when snowflakes fall -
I wish you love.

credits

from Butterfly Blue, released June 9, 2015
Vocal: Halie Loren
Guitar: William Seiji Marsh
Piano: Matt Treder
Bass: Mark Schneider
Drums: Brian West
Clarinet: David Larsen

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