Peace : Paul McCartney : paroles, traduction, histoire…


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    Les paroles de la chanson

    [SHANTY] And so it was that you were born,
    Into this world one winter morning,
    With a childish innocence you smiled at me,
    And I was born again.

    [BOY SOLO] Non nobis solum,
    Sed toti mundo.

    [BOYS’ CHOIR] Nati,
    Mundo nati.

    [BOY SOLO] Toti mundo nati.

    [MEN’S CHORUS] God is good,
    And He will be our savior,
    All we need,
    Is in His power to give us.
    Let the light that lies within,
    His heart,
    Illuminate our being.

    [FULL CHORUS] God is good,
    And with this thought to guide us,
    We will live,
    In joyful contemplation.
    Let the love that lives within your heart,
    Illuminate your being.

    [PREACHER] What people want is a family life,
    The strength of a home and a moat round the castle.
    Pull up the drawbridge,
    Staying at home with the family.

    All people want is a family life,
    Sometimes they find that it isn’t so easy.
    People can argue,
    Life can be hard on a family.

    [BASSES] Mum’s in the kitchen, she won’t speak to Dad.

    [ALTOS] Uncle’s ashamed of the good time he had.

    [TENORS] Brothers and sisters are lifting the roof,
    With the music they play all night.

    [PREACHER] But people still want a family life,
    Nothing replaces the love and affection.
    Pull up the drawbridge,
    Tempers are frayed, but it’s like that.

    [ALTOS] Don’t be dismayed if it’s like that.

    [BASSES] Like that.

    [PREACHER] You’re not obeyed but you like that family life.

    [BOYS and ALTOS] God is good.
    In Him we’ll live for ever,
    Inside His grace and glory,

    [FULL CHORUS] Safe and sound,
    In His eternal love,
    We have found salvation.

    [NURSE] Dad’s In the garden, he won’t speak to M…

    [MARY DEE] Mother.

    [NURSE] Uncle’s in bed with a pain in his…

    [SHANTY] The Devil is evil.

    [PREACHER] And God is good.

    [MARY DEE] The Devil is evil.

    [SHANTY] With a D.

    [MARY DEE] And God is good.

    [SHANTY] Without an O.

    [MARY DEE and NURSE] God is good without an O.


    [MARY DEE and NURSE] And so we are grateful for harmony,
    For we will be faithful.

    [SHANTY and PREACHER] Eternally.


    [FULL CHORUS] (Ah…),
    God is good,
    The universal savior.
    Trust in Him,
    To lead us through the darkness,
    Live in love and when the battle’s won.

    [MARY DEE and NURSE] Live in peace.

    [SHANTY and PREACHER] Live in peace.

    [FULL CHORUS] Live in peace for ever.

    [SOLO QUARTET] Live in peace.

    [ALL] Live in peace together.

    [SHANTY] So on and on the story goes,
    From day to day throughout our lives.

    [MARY DEE] What can we do,
    That’s how it grows.
    I am with you.

    [MARY DEE and SHANTY] Our love survives.

    L’histoire de la chanson

    Shanty chante l’enfant qui vient de naître. Dans son sermon, le prêtre évoque l’extrême fragilité du bonheur conjugal. Mary Dee et Shanty se promettent d’assurer, ensemble et pour toujours, le bonheur de l’enfant. Leur amour a survécu.

    Disques incluant cette chanson

    Liverpool Oratorio

    CD / International

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