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Satie - Je te veux

Je te veux

Eric Satie

J'ai compris ta détresse,
Cher amoureux,
Et je cède à tes vœux:
Fais de moi ta maîtresse.
Loin de nous la sagesse,
Plus de tristesse
J'aspire à l'instant précieux
Où nous serons heureux:
Je te veux.

Je n'ai pas de regrets,
Et je n'ai qu'une envie:
Près de toi, là, tout près,
Vivre toute ma vie.
Que mon cœur soit le tien
Et ta lèvre la mienne,
Que ton corps soit le mien,
Et que toute ma chair soit tienne.

Oui, je vois dans tes  yeux
La divine promesse
Que ton cœur amoureux
Vient chercher ma caresse.
Enlacés pour toujours,
Brûlés des mêmes flammes,
Dans des rêves d'amours,
Nous échangerons nos deux âmes.

Henry Pacory

I desire you


I have understood your distress,
my dear lover,
and I yield to your desires:
make of me your mistress.
Let modesty be far from us,
no more sadness,
I long for the precious moment
when we shall be happy:
I desire you.

I have no regrets,
and I have but one wish:
close to you, there, so close,
to live all my life.
May my heart be yours
and your lips be mine,
may your body be mine,
and may all of my flesh be yours.

Yes, I see in your eyes
the divine promise
that your loving heart
comes in search of my caress.
Entwined forever,
burning with the same flames,
we will share our souls,
in dreams of love.

© translated by Christopher Goldsack

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