Music Monday 1.4: Vingt mille façons…

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song you really like and share it on, you guessed it, Monday.

Recommendations from YouTube can sometimes be good and other times not so much. Here’s one I ended up liking a lot and thought it would be fun for summer. Sidoine was a contestant on the first season of France’s Star Academy, a reality show where young singers compete for a record deal. Sidoine’s “On Ne Vit Qu’Une Fois” (2013) is all about not letting things stand in our way because we only have one life. It’s super catchy, something to help dance the hot summer away. I listen to nearly everything as long as I like it–language rarely serves as a barrier in music. I don’t speak French but a wonderful person put the translation in the comment. I’ve put them below as well.

**translations via YouTube comment from Amber Lin

Vingt mille raisons de le hair,
Twenty thousand reasons to hate it

Comment se relever si on tombe?
If you fall how do you get back up?

Plus peur de vivre que de mourir,
More scared to live than to die

A quoi bon ces promesses d’amour,
What’s the point in these love promises

Courir après l’infini,
Running after infinity

Vu que tout s’arrête un jour,
Since everything stops one day,

Et qu’avec le temps tout s’oublie…
And that everything is forgotten over time…

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha,
If we live once ha ha ha ha

Pourquoi ces montagnes qui nous fait hé hé hé hé,
Why are these mountains hindering us he he he he

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha, Dis-moi tout sauf que tu m’aimes aimes aimes aimes,
If you only live once ha ha ha ha, Tell me everything except that you love me like me,

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois…
If you only live once …

Vingt mille façons de dire je t’aime,
Twenty thousand ways to tell me i love you

Vingt mille raisons de ne pas le dire,
Twenty thousand reasons not to say it,

Très peu de chance pour le contraire,
Unlikely that we understand it.

Que fera-t-on pour se détruire?
What will we do to destroy ourselves?

Vingt mille chances qu’on se regrette,
Twenty thousand chances that we regret,

Vingt mille questions sans réponse,
Twenty thousand questions without an answer

Sera-t-on ce qu’on a voulu être?
Will we be what we wanted to be?
Que fera-t-on si on renonce?
What will we do if we give up?

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha,
If we live once ha ha ha ha

Pourquoi ces montagnes qui nous fait hé hé hé hé,
Why are these mountains hindering us he he he he

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha, Dis-moi tout sauf que tu m’aimes aimes aimes aimes,
If you only live once ha ha ha ha, Tell me everything except that you love me like me,

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha,
If we live once ha ha ha ha

Pourquoi ces montagnes qui nous fait hé hé hé hé,
Why are these mountains hindering us he he he he

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha, Dis-moi tout sauf que tu m’aimes aimes aimes aimes,
If you only live once ha ha ha ha, Tell me everything except that you love me like me,

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois…
If you only live once …

Toutes ces questions courent dans ma tête,
All these questions are running in my head

Toutes ces questions que je me pose,
All these questions that I ask myself,

Que fera-t-on si tout s’arrête?
What will we do if everything stops?

Quelles sont les raisons à ces causes?
What are the reasons for this happening?

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha,
If we live once ha ha ha ha

Pourquoi ces montagnes qui nous fait hé hé hé hé,
Why are these mountains hindering us he he he he

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha, Dis-moi tout sauf que tu m’aimes aimes aimes aimes,
If you only live once ha ha ha ha, Tell me everything except that you love me like me,

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois,
If you only live once,
Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois,
If you only live once,
Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois.
If we do not live once.

Si l’on ne vit qu’une fois ha ha ha ha / urquoi ces montagnes qui nous fait hé hé hé hé
If we live once ha ha ha / Why are these mountains hindering us he he he he

I had a hard time choosing just one book to fit my favorite lines above, so there’s no book today from me. What’s a book you recommend that encompasses taking chances or overcoming barriers characters possibly place on themselves?