I'm translating one Serge Gainsbourg song every day or so, in a misguided attempt to learn to read and write in french. Feel free to help me fix my translations or get me hints about underlying meanings.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Je n'avais qu'un seul mot à lui dire (I only had one word to say to him)
Translation after the jump...
A short one...
Elle était à mes côtés
She was by my side J'n'ai pas su la retenir
I wasn't able to restrain
Je n'avais qu'un seul mot à lui dire
I only had one word to say to him "Je t'aime", alors peut-être
"I love you", then maybe
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg, Translation by Greg Smith