Les jours tristes

It’s hard, hard not to sit on your hands
And bury your head in the sand
Hard not to make other plans
And claim that you’ve done all you can all along
And life must go on

It’s hard, hard to stand up for what’s right
And bring home the bacon each night
Hard not to break down and cry
When every idea that you’ve tried has been wrong
But you must carry on

It’s hard but you know it’s worth the fight
‘Cause you know you’ve got the truth on your side
When the accusations fly, hold tight
Don’t by afraid of what they’ll say
Who cares what cowards think, anyway
They will understand one day, one day

It’s hard, hard when you’re here all alone
And every else has gone home
Harder to know right from wrong
When all objectivity’s gone
And it’s gone
But you still carry on

‘Cause you, you are the only one left
And you’ve got to clean up this mess
You know you’ll end up like the rest
Bitter and twisted, unless
You stay strong and you carry on

It’s hard but you know it’s worth the fight
‘Cause you know you’ve got the truth on your side
When the accusations fly, hold tight
And don’t by afraid of what they’ll say
Who cares what cowards think, anyway
They will understand one day, one day, One day

Lyrics of Les jours tristes, by Yann Tiersen. Album: C’etait ici.

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2 responses to “Les jours tristes

  1. Thank you Nima, for the beautiful lyrics from this up till now unknown musician. Yes, it’s hard, but never forget: “Fortunately I’m not alone”! It’s this believe to be kept alive and keeping oneself on the way. Because the future – and if there is supposed to be one – is not to be left up to such figures and alikes:
    http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=822

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