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QUAND LES HOMMES VIVRONT D'AMOUR (1956)
paroles et musique: Raymond Lévesque (1928 - 2021)

Quand les hommes vivront d'amour,
Il n'y aura plus de misère
Et commenceront les beaux jours
Mais nous, nous serons morts, mon frère.

Quand les hommes vivront d'amour,
Ce sera la paix sur la terre,
Les soldats seront troubadours,
Mais nous, nous serons morts, mon frère

Dans la grande chaîne de la vie,
Où il fallait que nous passions,
Où il fallait que nous soyons,
Nous aurons eu la mauvaise partie

Quand les hommes vivront d'amour,
Il n'y aura plus de misère
Et commenceront les beaux jours,
Mais nous, nous serons morts, mon frère.

Mais quand les hommes vivront d'amour,
Qu'il n'y aura plus de misère
Peut-être songeront-ils un jour
À nous qui serons morts, mon frère.

Nous qui aurons aux mauvais jours,
Dans la haine et puis dans la guerre
Cherché la paix, cherché l'amour,
Qu'ils connaîtront alors mon frère.

Dans la grande chaîne de la vie,
Pour qu'il y ait un meilleur temps
Il faut toujours quelques perdants,
De la sagesse ici-bas c'est le prix.

Quand les hommes vivront d'amour,
Il n'y aura plus de misère
Et commenceront les beaux jours,
Mais nous, serons morts, mon frère.
WHEN MEN LIVE ON LOVE


When men live on love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother

When men live on love
Peace will be on earth
The soldiers will be troubadours
But we, we will be dead my brother

In the great chain of life
Where we had to go
Where we had to be
We'll have had the worst part.

When men live on love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother

But when men live on love
When there's no more misery
Maybe will they think one day
Of us who will be dead, my brother

We who will have in bad days
In hatred and also in war
Searched peace, searched love,
That they will know then, my brother

In the great chain on life
So that there can be better times
Some losses are necessary
It's the price for wisdom here below.

When men live on love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother.
The usual phrase is "Vivre d'amour et d'eau fraîche" -lit. "To live on love and fresh/cool water"- used when people fall in love and they seem to live on their love only. Recording by Raymond Lévesque himself.
1974 Félix Leclerc, Gilles Vigneault & Robert Charlebois Live rendition
I'd already posted the lyrics alone when I was still posting as a guest.
French Wikipedia entry about the song

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