A Brexit theme: Ne me quitte pas by Sting

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

In this context of Brexit’s painful leaving or not debate, I have chosen Jacques Brel’s Ne me quitte pas in a cover by Englishman Sting, particularly for these lyrics that can reasonably well translate what the Brits will be feeling in the next few years when they will be looking at the European Union from the outside:

Je me cacherai là

À te regarder,

Danser et sourire

Et à t’écouter

Chanter et puis rire.

Or in English:

I will hide here

To watch you

Dance and smile

Sing and laugh

Brexit has shocked and devastated many of us: the 2 million of EU citizens living in the UK like me, the 1.2 million British citizens living in the EU, but also the 48% of Brits from Britain who were hoping to remain part of the Union.

Have a great week. despite the sad news.

This post is part of a weekly event called The Monday Travel song. You can participate, too, by doing the following:

  • Create your own post every Monday and title it The Monday travel song: xxx by xxx
  • Include a link to a song (YouTube link or other)
  • It must be a song which is linked to a geography. For example, a Russian song, a Chinese song, a Scottish song… (it can be from your own country every now and then, but remember the purpose is to get others to virtually travel!)
  • Your post doesn’t have to be long, but do tell us a little bit about the song… for example by telling about the lyrics, about the composer, about the style…
  • Include a link to my own Monday travel song in your post tag it “Monday-travel-song” so others can find it too

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