NOUS SOUVIENDRONS-NOUS


Nous souviendrons nous (We Will Remember) is a last (# 10) song from the album L’autre.. (1991). I have a dedicated chapter to the album and the song L’autre.. I hope you’ll find it interesting.



I tried to bring up the truth of things and be honest with myself about people I have met and with whom I have been able to share things. It can be the audience and a thousand other things. There it is truly the other! ” (Mylène Farmer – ” Podium “- September 1991)



Mylène was probably inspired by poem 273 from Emily Dickinson’s collection A soul in incandescence in which we can read the following lines: “And distribute smiles / To the lives which stoop to notice mine / And politely invite him “to write the beginning of the song:” To the lives which come down to see mine / I know / That I will have to take la eave of them.”

I thought this song was so beautiful and so deep even for her first albums. I always loved her ballads as I am sure you all do as well. There is just something about the music, lyrics and Mylene’s angelic delivery that gets straight to your heart making you FEEL so much and so intensely that its almost a haunting ache from within. It is a sadness taken to the highest enlightening level where it meets with the divinity itself. The emotions become the experience and the experience of this creates even more conscious emotions. Full circle of the Enlightenment, isn’t it? 🧡

Thus, the circle is complete, and I find myself inside of it. So comforted, so fulfilled, so at home. I wish to stay there forever. Or at least until the song is over. I personally am guilty of replaying those ballads over and over again. A bit masochistic of me, I admit, but this ache just feels so amazing, can you blame me? How about you all? What is your favorite ballad? Please comment down below on this page. I am looking forward to your feedback!

Music composed and arranged by Laurent Boutonnat. Production: Laurent Boutonnat and Thierry Rogen Sound engineer: Thierry Rogen (assistant: Lionel Philippe). Chorus: Mylène Farmer.


Les mots in duet with Seal in 2001 used the same line as in the beginning of the Nous souviendrons-nous. Very classic wink Mylene uses in other songs as well.


Did you know that Laurent Boutonnat uses the same chords on the piano for the beginning of the choruses of Désenchantée and for the end of the choruses of Nous souviendrons-nous (source: “Au fil des mots” – Editions Gründ)


TOURNEE No 5 2009


Mylene (beautifully!) performs the song on the Tour 2009



Arrangements for the stage: Yvan Cassar. Nous souviendrons-nous was sung on all dates (indoor and in stadiums) of the Tour 2009 with the exception of the two concerts in Russia. In fact, she just totally skipped it for the concert in Moscow and St Petersburg. Interesting…

And what a beautiful, sensitive and powerful performance was that! The entire second act was a tear maker at the best of it: “a sauna for the soul”. I would totally lose it. No doubt.

I have no idea how she is able to pull off those songs one after the other. They are so emotionally charged that no wonder she herself is crying. And the grand finale of the act was Ainsi Soit Je…


REMIXES


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lyrics with translation


Aux vies qui s'abaissent a voir la mienne, je sais
Qu'il me faudra prendre congé d'elles un jour ou l'autre
Nos vies sont des larmes d'aquarelle
Nous ne sommes reliés qu'à nous mêmes
Et si je perds la foi en nous, en tout
C'est bien malgré moi nulle prière
A chacun de nos pas, je doute de tout
Nous souviendrons nous de nous
Aux vies qui ont soutenu la mienne je n'ai
Qu'un long monologue poudré de neige a partager
Nos vies qui s'écoulent chaque jour saignent
Nous ne sommes reliés qu'à nous mêmes
Et si je perds la foi en nous, en tout
C'est bien malgré moi nulle prière
A chacun de nos pas, je doute de tout
Nous souviendrons nous de nous
Et si je perds la foi en nous, en tout
C'est bien malgré moi nulle prière
A chacun de nos pas, je doute de tout
Nous souviendrons nous de nous
Et si je perds la foi en nous, en tout
C'est bien malgré moi nulle prière
A chacun de nos pas, je doute de tout
Nous souviendrons nous de nous


To the lives that stoop to see mine, I know
That I will have to take leave of them one day or another
Our lives are watercolor tears
We are only connected to ourselves
And if I lose faith in us, in everything
It is in spite of myself no prayer
With each step we take, I doubt everything
Will we remember us
To the lives that have sustained mine I have only
Only a long monologue powdered with snow to share
Our lives that flow each day bleed
We are only connected to ourselves
And if I lose faith in us, in everything
It’s in spite of myself no prayer
With every step we take, I doubt everything
We will remember us
And if I lose faith in us, in everything
I don’t want to say a prayer
At each of our steps, I doubt everything
We will remember us
And if I lose faith in us, in everything
I don’t want to say a prayer
At each of our steps, I doubt everything
We will remember us


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