Sarah Brightman - Fleurs Du Mal

Is it you I keep thinking of?
Should I feel like I do?
I've come to know that I miss your love
While I'm not missing you
We run
'Til it's gone
Et les fleurs du mal             [And the flowers of evil]
Won't let you be
You hold the key to an open door
Will I ever be free?

Les fleurs du mal unfold      [The flowers of evil unfold]
Comme les fleurs du mal     [Like the flowers of evil]
Dark demons of my soul
Un amour fatal                     [A fatal love]
Been tryin' hard to fight
Comme les fleurs du mal
Les fleurs du mal inside
Un amour fatal

All my life I've been waiting for
In this perfume of pain
To forget when I needed more
Of love's endless refrain
We live
And we pray
Pour les fleurs du mal         [For the flowers of evil]
I've lost my way
What is done will return again
Will I ever be free?

(Repeat chorus)

Les fleurs du mal
Comme les fleurs du mal
Un amour fatal
Comme les fleurs du mal

(Repeat chorus)

Music: F. Peterson, T. Schwarz, M. Meissner, M. Himmelsbach
Lyrics: K. Hirschburger, S. Brightman

From: Symphony (2008)
and: Symphony: Live in Vienna (2008).

Source of the lyrics: the official Sarah Brightman website [thanks also to Johanna Ouwerling].

The translation of the few words French are mine.

About the title of the song

La fleur du mal is the title of a French movie from 2003. The song is not directly connected to the movie, though perhaps inspired by it.

Note that Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) is also the title of Charles Baudelaire's (1821-1867) most famous book with poems. It caused a schandal when it was published, as it portraits the human suffering, which is only ended by death; an escape into dissolution, narcotics and alcohol offer no solace.

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created: 2 February 2008
last modified: 19 May 2011