I’m sorry, so sorry

SanityFound’s sorry post reminded me of Mark Knopfler.  Who else?  His song Je suis désolé

We are leaving, leaving
Leaving on the tide
Come and stand beside me love
The water is so wide
You can hear the sailors calling
At the dawning of the day
Yesterday is falling, love
And je suis desole, je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n’ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea

I am turning, turning
From a land that I loved well
Look ahead my darling one
across the rolling swell
And you can hear the seagulls crying
As we’re slipping out of the bay
Yesterday is dying, love
And je suis desole, je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n’ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea

We are sailing, sailing
For a land that’s proud and free
I had no more endurance
For what had become of me
And I will do that which I must do, love
And now we’re under way
All that I can say to you
is je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n’ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea
Je suis desole, mais je n’ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea

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8 responses

  1. Beautiful song, one that is close to my heart, thanks for sharing this one!

  2. Great – I don’t have to apologize!

  3. lol Ilegirl you are so funny!

  4. the guitar-violin (knopfler & seane keane) duet in the end is one of the most mindblowing pieces for me.

  5. […] I’m sorry, so sorry, this post is “off” schedule, I have been a bit snowed under with things.  I am grateful that mad Eric is doing GREAT and thanks to all of you Always Giving Never Asking Back, the unconditional sharing and caring that you all give/do for each other warms my heart each day.  Sounds soppy, perhaps it is soppy, lets just say it’s refreshing to see.  Perhaps we will all meet up in the middle of the earth as TDYK suggested (no biltong there though) […]

  6. Meraj, absolutely. I didn’t know the name of the violinist – thanks for that. I like the exploration of folk music, bringing it into an otherwise mainstream context. For me this transcends the boundaries of both genres.

  7. you are most welcome, ile! the evolution of knopfler’s music over the years is reflective of his talent (unlike a Santana, who keeps playing the same kind of stuff). my respect for knopfler or for that matter any artiste increases with their evolution over a period of time.

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