UN JOUR OU L’AUTRE


If you are unaware by now, this website MyleneFarmerBook.com and the project is dedicated to her 60s birthday.

I am dedicated to write and publish one song impression (a.k.a chapter) every day until I cover all 155 of them. This effort is incredibly heart-felt and rewarding for me as I hope for you all and ultimately for Mylene herself. I have to admit it has been somewhat supernatural experience as well, with multiple “strange” coincidences and “signs”. Please read the chapters https://mylenefarmerbook.com/chapters-posts/ and so on by clicking “Next Chapter”. I promise, you won’t regret it.

Un jour ou l’autre (One day or another) is a last song # 11 from the album Interstellaires released November 6 2015.

Interstellaires was a difficult album for Mylene. She has suffered an injury which demanded bed rest for many months. Being discreet and courageous she had not publicized the challenges she has endured during the process of creating the album at the it came out. Only later on, she disclosed the experience.

As usually, we assume, we know her but only by loving her deeply and unconditionally, you have a chance to truly know her. You need to spend days, weeks, months and years around her art, read beyond her words, feel beyond her immediate emotions, and only then being there lovingly and patiently, she will reveal herself to you like a lotus petal by petal opening her core. And even if you are one of the few who has that kind of loyalty and deepest appreciation, you still will be amazed by how deep her souls is…No matter how far you go into her world there is still even more remains unrevealed.

I am so truly honored that I was “invited” into her world by my enormous admiration and my desire to really KNOW her. I am learning every day something new and happy to share it with you all. Especially for the purpose to appreciate and fall even deeper in love with her beautiful essence and not only her “cover”. Go beyond, my dear Farmerians…that where the true treasure will be found …

More on her injury is in this chapter: Get up girl

This song is also a clever reference to the Mylene legendary song L’autre just as a clever reference was implanted into the Sentimentale

Lyrics of Mylène Farmer. Music composed by Martin Kierszenbaum and Mylène Farmer. Martin Kierszenbaum also played guitars, bases, drums, percussion and keyboards as well as directed it and participated in programming. Wow! One stop shop, that Mr Kierszenbaum!

Martin Kierszenbaum and Mylene Farmer

The song is a dream of the better future. Romantic remake of the Imagine of John Lennon. Imagine a beautiful future when the future more evolved humans will be able to leave in harmony and be together amongst the planets and stars united only by one force and one law – the force of LOVE.

Bolero by Ravel

I have to specifically note the amazing drums in teh song: they are so defining and grand that create a triumphant feeling at its best. Its reminiscent  of the Bolero by Ravel, doesn’t it? (my favorite piece of all times)

When she has been asked was the Un jour ou l’autre chosen to be the last song on the album for reason:

“I’m almost going to be rude to you because I never talk about my songs, in the sense that I write them, I record them, and I offer them to the public. It’s very difficult for me to get back to it. I am not looking for justifications, if it is not that you are right, it is not placed there by chance. ” (Mylène Farmer – Music Option – January 2016)

Beautiful montage “Un jour ou l’autre”




By sheer coincidence I had found a song by another beautiful French Canadian singer Isabelle Boulay also called Un jour ou l’autre


The lyrics of this song are just beautiful and perhaps, were subconsciously (or consciously) a source of the inspiration for Mylene’s Un jour ou l’autre .

Mylene didn’t neglect to Mention Graham Preskett as her collaborator who arranged the strings for the song:

We wanted with Martin to try our hand at this Scottish universe, and we called on what we call an orchestrator, Graham who gave us these beautiful moments and these beautiful passages ” (Mylène Farmer – Music Option – January 2016)

Her overall abilities to form long lasting partnerships are just as impressive as her creativity. She works with the same team of folks for years and decades. It is indeed a sign of the unmatched talent to maintain deep and intimate relationship with people though the years.

Perhaps, it is one of the main ingredient in the recipe for her success? The truth is we all “carry each other” (as U2 would say). Any substantial achievement is a team effort, every creation worth to admire is built on many shoulders. Dearest Mylene, you are the reflection of collective emotions, collective pains and joys, you are the expression of the collective LOVE.

Mylène sings Un jour ou l’autre during the nine concerts at Paris La Défense Arena from June 07 to 22, 2019. It is a song # 12 (just like her birthday) on the setlist being an opening song of the second half of the concert fallowed by Ainsi soit je…

Arrangements for the stage: Olivier Schultheis. You have probably seen him working with Mylene on L’ultime Creation documentary

I could only find a fan’s video of the live performance of the song:

More about musicians of 2019 live concerts HERE



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lyrics with translation


Tout s'efface, un point dans l'univers
Dans des eaux solitaires
Être privée de tout, de soi
D'une trace, humanité fragile
Si au moins je devine
Combien de vies se perdent en chemin
Nous irons aussi si loin
Nous prendrons le temps de nous
Si seulement un sursaut de l'âme
Pluie de fous
Consciences endormies
L'absence et puis l'oubli
Nos illusions qui se mettent à genoux
Retrouver un jour ou l'autre une étoile
S'endormir l'un contre l'autre
Aimer
Chavirer et prendre l'eau
Quand tout ruisselle
S'élever et recoudre l'air
Aimer
Vois quand les yeux se résignent
S'arracher à l'enfer
Mais que penser de l'univers?
Je nous vois des peintres de lumière
Si c'est au nom du Père
Pourtant aussi ces noirs mélanges
Nous irons aussi loin
Nous prendrons le temps de nous
Si seulement un sursaut de l'âme
Contre nous
Des questions sans réponse
Des âmes qui renoncent
Des océans qui se mettent à genoux
Retrouver un jour ou l'autre une étoile
S'endormir l'un contre l'autre
Aimer
Chavirer et prendre l'eau
Quand tout ruisselle
S'élever et recoudre l'air
Aimer
Everything is erased, a point in the universe
In lonely waters
To be deprived of everything, of oneself
Of a trace, fragile humanity
If at least I guess
How many lives are lost along the way
We will also go so far
We will take the time for ourselves
If only a leap of the soul
Rain of madmen
Sleeping consciousness
Absence and then oblivion
Our illusions which kneel down
One day or another find a star
Fall asleep against each other
Love
Capsize and take water
When everything is streaming
Rise and sew up the air
Love
See when the eyes are resigned To
tear themselves away from hell
But what to think of the universe?
I see us painters of light
If it's in the name of the Father
Yet also these black mixtures
We will also go far
We will take our time
If only a leap of the soul
Against us
Unanswered questions
Souls who renounce
Oceans which kneel
One day or another find a star
Fall asleep against each other
Love
Capsize and take water
When everything is streaming
Rise and sew up the air
to Love


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