Page updated: October 23, 2009


In a way, this page was inspired by the song you hear...
because it describes the experiencing of life...

MUSIC:If You Go Away

Music & French lyric by Jacques Brel
English lyric by Rod McKuen



_____Verse 1 of the French lyrics by Jacques Brel



EXPERIENCE

Ah! ... touching, understanding ...
the wisdom of insecurity ... knowing this ...
to allow oneself to experience one's real feelings
is essential to being fully alive ...


If you go away ...
On this summer day,
Then you might as well take the sun away.
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high,
When the day was young and the night was long
And the moon stood still for the night bird's song...

If you go away, if you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

~~~
But - if you stay, I'll make you a day
Like no day has been, or will be again.
We'll sail with the sun, we'll ride on the rain,
We'll talk to the trees and worship the wind.
Then if you go, I'll understand.
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand,
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away, if you go away.


If you go away...
As I know you will,
You must tell the world to stop turning till
You return again, if you ever do -
For what good is love, without loving you?
Can I tell you now, as you turn to go,
I'll be dying slowly, till the next hello...
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.
~~~
But - if you stay, I'll make you a night
Like no night has been, or will be again.
I'll sail on your smile, I'll ride on your touch,
I'll talk to your eyes, that I love so much.

But if you go,-Go, I won't cry.
Though the good is gone from the word "good-bye".
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away, if you go away.


If you go away...
As I know you must,
There'll be nothing left in the world to trust,
Just an empty room, full of empty space,
Like the empty look I see on your face.
I'd have been the shadow of your shadow
If I thought it might hve kept me by your side..
If you go away, if you go away, please...don't...go away...

_____the English lyrics by Rod McKuen


Whispering...


"Even as love ascends to your height and
caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
so shall he descend to your roots and shake them
in their clinging to the earth...."

_______Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet


You can't lose
It
If you've got
It.
You can't hold
It,
If you've not.

___nh



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