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Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics) 
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Young Hoofer
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Post Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics)
Found this! I don't know French that well, so I could only pick up a few words, but if someone else would like to transcribe, go for it!

http://www.theatrevoice.com/4825/sir-ni ... SQFXKVxgUU

It happens at 25:00 till the end


Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm
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Young Hoofer
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Post Re: Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics)
Also found that the first lines of "If You Want to Die in Bed" in French were, according to Richard Maltby, “If you want to make old bones” – (Si tu veux faire de vieux os), and the first line of "the American Dream" in French translated to "I sell what they want and they buy what I sell”. Also "I'd Give My Life for You" Was "Je donnerai ma vie pour toi"


Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 pm
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Fresh Face
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Post Re: Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics)
Thank you so much for this A-Mazing archive

I am dreaming to find the original french libretto. And why not maybe one day to see a french adaptation of Miss Saigon in the original text by A. Boublil!

....the movie in my mind .... ;)

In the mean time here's a transcript of this exceptionnal extract:

Avec sa cape* et son diadème
Le rêve d'un jour, le rêve quand même
Le monde ce soir lui appartient
et quelques miettes d'espoir juqu'au petit matin,

le rêve

Le rêve américain
La liberté enfin
Visa pour les étoiles
Et au bras d'un soldat, demain
Fuir sa vie, fuir cette salle

Des rouleaux sur la tête
Avant les soirs de fête
Et des dollars en vrac
tout au fond de mon sac

Des enfants trop nourris
Des glaces à la vanille
C'est aux Etats-unis

Rêve

Le rêve américain
Rêver ne coûte rien (...)


* could be : tiare


Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:36 am
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Fresh Face
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Post Re: Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics)
And a very basic translation

With its cape (tiara?) and its diadem
The dream of one day, the dream anyway
tonight the world is his
and a few crumbs of hope until the early morning

The dream

The American dream
Freedom at last
A visa for the stars
And around a soldier's arm, tomorrow
flea this life, flea this room

Rollers in my hair
before the evening's party
And dollars messily dumped
in the bottom of my bag

Overfed children
Vanilla ice-cream
It's in the USA

Dream

The American dream
Dreaming doesn't cost anytrhing...


Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:12 am
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Young Hoofer
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Post Re: Le rêve américain (Movie in My Mind French Lyrics)
Thank you so much! That sounds amazing! I also found some song titles in French:

Je donnerai ma vie pour toi (I'd Give My Life for You)
Si tu veux faire de vieux os (If You Want To Die in Bed)
Chante comme un solo de saxophone (Last Night of the World)
Je vends tout ce qui s’achète (The American Dream)


Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:12 pm
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