This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. Special thanks to the lovely Nina from The Cozy Pages for introducing me to this cool meme.
I absolutely love this song. I’ve loved it for a very long time, since I first learned French, oh so many years ago. The original is sung by Jacque Brel. Although I love the original version, this one makes me so happy. I love the beat developed throughout and the passionate longing, melancholy is so strong still, maybe more so. This modern version suits me very well, indeed. Also, I cry every time I hear this song. I can’t help it. Even if it is not me begging “don’t leave me”, I can feel the pain behind the lyrics. Powerful.
Wyclef Jean, is a U.S. transplant via Haiti, raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a very talented rapper artist who also plays guitar. Crazy amazing. His being able to sing in French, is the icing on the cake. I quite like his style and his hip, passionate rendition of this French classic. So cool! Breathe sighs all around. Hope you like it too.