No matter how much you know, you never know enough.
In France, we had an actor, Jean Gabin (yes, one generation ago, we had a lot of theses) who singed a song. Here’s pitifully translated by me :
Now i know !
When i was a kid, tall as three apples,
I talked out loud for being a man
I said, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
It was the beginning, it was the spring
But when i got my 18 years
I said I KNOW, this is it, this time, I KNOW
And today, the days when i look back
I look at the earth where i nevertheless pace up and down
And i still dont know how she turn
Around my 25 years, i knew everything : Love, roses, live, money
Hey yes, love. I had do through all
And fortunately , like my friends, i don’t had eaten all my bread :
Et heureusement, comme les copains, j’avais pas mangé tout mon pain :
A the middle of my life, i still learned
What i have learned, it take three, four words :
“The day when somebody love you, it is a clear sunny day.
I cannot say better, it is a clear sunny day.
It’s what still amaze me in the life.
I, who am at the autumn of my life,
We forgot so many evenings of sadness
But never a morning of affection (tenderness)
Throughout my youth, i wanted to say I KNOW
Only more i searched, and less i knew
There are 60 hits that rang at the clock
I am still at my window, i look and i ask to myself ?
Now I KNOW, I KNOW WE NEVER KNOW !
Live, love, money, friends and roses
We never know the sound or the color of things
That’s all i know ! But that I KNOW IT !
Singer : Actor Jean Gabin.
Text : Jean Dabadie and Philippe Green
Found a link with the song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orDR4JA91F4
I don’t understand much French, but it was nice to hear the original version. Things always sound better in French!
That was great, David. Thanks for the translation. That song expresses the same sentiment as my cartoon and is very appropriate.
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