Monday, September 19, 2011

Hold the Line (No Regrets)

(Social Instincts)

reputation, revenge
pride, shame

dignity, humiliation
anger, remorse

frustration, empathy
pain, delight

denial, responsibility
tension, resolution


A direct translation
of the lyrics for the song
"Non, je ne regrette rien"
as performed by Édith Piaf is:
"I regret nothing
no, I have no regrets
I regret neither the good things that were done to me nor the bad things
They are all the same to me
The past is paid,
swept away, forgotten
I don't care of the past any more
I set my memories on fire
My agonies, and my pleasures
I don't need them any more
Swept away in the agonies of love
Swept away forever,
I'm restarting with nothing..."

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