Rue Berthe

from by Richard Lewis

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him:

did you ask me to stay
in a code I can't find
casually or blasé
or too tight to unwind
did you hide all my things
so you'd feel less alone
bags of perfumes and strings
a metal box full of stones

did you take down the shades
did you ask for my keys
erase the gestures you made
when you wanted to please
and the musical box
with the waltzes I sent
when the lightning sent shocks
stings of love and intent
now i walk on my own
in rue berthe in the snow
waiting for you to phone
and say i wasn't meant to go

her:

tu étais mon bateau
dont les voiles m'éffleuraient
et j'aurais tant voulu
avec toi naviguer
vers de nouveaux paysages
pleins de gens vigoureux
tropicaux ou sauvages
bronzés et bienheureux

mais le raz de marée
s'emparait de me proie
un flot fort dont les vagues
m'emportaient malgré moi
l'on est fait de son passé
ses tempêtes ses enfers
j'étais déracinée
occultée dans la mer
il es où ce marin
que j'ai aimé un jour
égaré trop loin
dans l'orage de l'amour

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from Postcard, released March 12, 2011
Music and words by Richard Lewis
© and ℗ 2011 Louba Rêve Records

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