Saturday, December 19, 2015

Stuck In My Head | ... and in my heart! 100th Birthday Edit Piaf

If she was alive, Edit Piaf would be having her 100th birthday today, December 19th. I've heard that celebrations of this date are going to happen, specially in the neighborhood where she was born, Belleville - one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris because of the cultural diversity it houses. In fact, one of the bigger Parisian china-towns is the heart of this neighborhood. 

Although she had a very successful career, her personal life was full of hard moments, and that is something that you can feel when you hear her very unique and distinguish voice. She died at the age of 47, but her songs are well a live in your hearts.

There are two songs that are absolutely amazing, deep and breathtaking and that really make me goose bumps every single time. And maybe they are the her most well known songs. If you don't know them, you should! 

Non, Je ne regrette rien always reminds me that we should not regret any decision. That what happens happens, and that's life.

Non, Rien de rien / No, nothing of nothing
Non, Je ne regrette rien / No, I regret nothing
C'est payé, balayé, oublié / It's paid for, swept away, forgotten
Je me fous du passé / I don't care about the past

La vie em rose is just the most romantic song ever written. Reminds me of Paris and just walking along the Sene on a cold winter night holding hands with my special someone. I have a very special memory with this song in the background, at Île Saint-Louis. It's a very very special song to me.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras / When he takes me in his harms
Il me parle tout bas / He speaks to me in a low voice
Je vois la vie en rose / I see life in pink

Il me dit des mots d’amour / He tells me words of love
Des mots de tous les jours / Words of everyday
Et ça me fait quelque chose / And that does something to me

Joyeux anniversaire chérie. Nous vous tiendrons toujours dans nos coeurs!


  1. Tenho álbuns dos meus pais e adoro esta voz esta mulher !!

  2. Gostei, que voz *_* Um bom sábado querida :)

  3. É uma cantora incrível e talentosa!
    Uma pena que ela se foi né? =/

    Estou te seguindo de volta.
    Beijos. ♥

    Diário da Lady

  4. R: Nã sei se já passou, vi mais pessoal a queixarem-se do mesmo ...

  5. A sua voz sempre arrepiante.. fantástico :)
    Bom fim-de-semana! *

  6. Era uma cantora bastante talentosa :). Adoro a voz dela. Acho que a minha mãe tem um álbum dela, mas não tenho a certeza.
    Blog: Life of Cherry

  7. "non, je ne regrette rien" é das minhas músicas favoritas!

  8. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  9. Que voz arrepiante e poderosa!! Uma grande senhora!!

  10. Amo essa mulher ! Adoro as músicas e faz-me arrepiar sempre que oiço! LINDO!


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