On Ne Change Pas Lyrics - Celine Dion

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On ne change pas
On met juste les costumes d'autres sur soi
On ne change pas
Une veste ne cache qu'un peu de ce qu'on voit
On ne grandit pas
On pousse un peu, tout juste
Le temps d'un reve, d'un songe
Et les toucher du doigt

We don't change
We simply put other's costumes on ourselves
We don't change
A jacket simply hides a little of what we see
We do not grow
We simply get a little taller, no more
The time of a dream, of a little dream
And touch them with the finger

Mais on n'oublie pas
L'enfant qui reste, presque nu
Les instants d'innocence
Quand on ne savait pas

But we don't forget
The child that stays, almost naked
The moments of the innocence
When we didn't know

On ne change pas
On attrape des airs et des poses de combat
On ne change pas
On se donne le change, on croit
Que l'on fait des choix
Mais si tu grattes la
Tout pres de l'apparence tremble
Un petit qui nous ressemble
On sait bien qu'il est la
On l'entend parfois
Sa rengaine insolente
Qui s'entete et qui repete
Oh ne me quitte pas

We don't change
We get faces and poses of combat
We don't change
We reply to each other, we believe
That we do choices
But if you scratch there
Very close to the apperance, shivers
A little one who looks like us
We know he is there
We hear it sometimes
Its insolent old tune
Which insists and repeats itself
Oh, don't leave me

On n'oublie jamais
On a toujours un geste
Qui trahit qui l'on est
Un prince, un valet
Sous la couronne un regard
Une arrogance, un trait
D'un prince ou d'un valet
Je sais tellement ca
J'ai copie des images
Et des reves que j'avais
Tous ces milliers de reves
Mais si pres de moi
Une petite fille maigre
Marche un Charlemagne, inquiete
Et me parle tout bas

We never forget
We always have a move
That betrays who we are
A prince, a servant
Under the crown a look
An arrogance, a trait
Of a prince, of a servant
I know that very well
I copied images
And dreams I had
All those thousands dreams
But so close to me
A small thin girl
Walks in Charlemagne, worried
And whispers to me

On ne change pas, on met juste
Les costumes d'autres et voila
On ne change pas, on ne cache
Qu'un instant de soi

We don't change, we simply put on
Costumes from others and that's it
We don't change, we only hide
A moment of ourselves

Une petite fille
Ingrate et solitaire marche
Et reve dans les neiges
En oubliant le froid

A little girl
Ungrateful and alone walks
And dreams in the snows
Forgetting the cold

Si je la maquille
Elle disparait un peu,
Le temps de me regarder faire
Et se moquer de moi

If I paint her
She disappears a little
Just long enough to watch me doing
And make fun of me

Une petite fille
Une toute petite fille
Une toute petite fille
Une toute petite fille

A little girl
A very little girl
A very little girl
A very little girl




Writer: GOLDMAN, JEAN-JACQUES/BENZI, ERIC FERNAND
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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French is The love language | Reviewer: Hayla | 9/20/11

Well, all want is understand french. My love understands French and ukranian and Russian ... Soooo fucking smart!!! I know u don't love me but I love u I don't care if u Even know it... All I know is that I can't think about anything else... About ur future life , about u and somebodyelse who does speak English and will learn english very well or maybe who does speak English fluently and just loves u so much ... As much as I do love u. u r so especial!!! I am sOrry I haven't told u that... Remember when u told me u are alone? well, you are not. Do u know u can have anybody u want? U have me all.... U not alone , I am all wiTh u. Just ask me and I will give u all u want...



French is The love language | Reviewer: Hayla | 9/20/11

Well, all want is understand french. My love understands French and ukranian and Russian ... Soooo fucking smart!!! I know u don't love me but I love u I don't care if u Even know it... All I know is that I can't think about anything else... About ur future life , about u and somebodyelse who does speak English and will learn english very well or maybe who does speak English fluently and just loves u so much ... As much as I do love u. u r so especial!!! I am sOrry I haven't told u that... Remember when u told me u are alone? well, you are not. Do u know u can have anybody u want? U have me all....



Nice and true song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/2/10

It´s quite esy to understand this song. That is about us. About our lives. Even if we are adult, we still have a child inside ourselves. During a life, were are getting used to have some habits, attitudes, therefore the small child (inside) is more and more disappearing, but... The story is continuing in the fabulous song.



lost in translation | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/09

Without even understanding French I know there is something that has been missed in the translating. Although the translator surely did their best. I am currently learning French and can't wait till the day I can really understand things like this. This is beautiful and will be more beautiful when I have a better understanding. Wish me bone chance!



Give English a Chance | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/20/09

I think that the best way to understand anything in a foreign language is to learn to speak it. Something is always lost in translation if you read a foreign song in English. However, that doesn't mean English is any less descriptive than say French. We just have more words to choose from so precise translations are hard to come by. There are plenty of beautiful English songs out there.



painting of the gilr? | Reviewer: haris | 10/26/08

@hbmk
I don't think she's painting a picture of the girl, we may be having a slight translation issue here. the verb "maquiller" (si je la maquille) means rather "make up" than "make a painting of"
I agree with your thoughts nonetheless.
regards
haris



best songs ever heard | Reviewer: sayantan ghosh | 8/10/08

this is the one of the best french songs that i've ever heard along with "pour que tu m'aimes encore" . the sweetness of the french language along with celine dion's singular voice makes these songs so nice. j'aime francais et j'aime celine dion



one of my favorites | Reviewer: hbmk | 5/28/07

i think they way words can be put in french mean so much more than the english ones. this song is an example of that. its meaning is so beautiful to me- i think it means that we dont change, we are always like the little child we once were, and we think we grow, but we dont. we dont forget who we were as a child- we just brush it aside. i used to not understand the part about painting a picture of the girl...i do now. it means she remembers the girl and she makes fun of her because she didnt acheive the dreams she once had. (though im sure celine really did acheive those dreams...) its just a very beautiful song and thats just my opinion on what it means. of course, i could be totally wrong :)





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