Pour quelques souvenirs (For a Few Memories), 2021, 3'17"

I wouldn't like to do the way back
And still I'd give a lot to live again, for just one moment
The time of happiness, in the shade of a girl in flower

A reversed and slowed down video of a Tokyo metro, along with a famous old French song about looking at past memories of your youth, makes travelers look like they're dancing back to the past, while many short passages of their moves, and of how they appear and disappear from the picture, kind of magically resonate with the lyrics of the song.

The song is fully translated below the video.

Full screen recommended.

 


We forget, as tomorrow is far, so far from today

But I often happen to remember
The teenage young boy I'm not anymore

We smile, looking on pictures yellowing
At that slightly too self-confident air we take at 16
Doing our best to look older


I would love to walk again around Swann's way
To see my first love again, who was meeting me under the oak tree
And letting me kiss her on the cheek

I wouldn't like to do the way back
And still I'd give a lot to live again, for just one moment
The time of happiness, in the shade of a girl in flower

/(Original book French title used in the song: In The Shade of Girls in Flower;
Usual English translation of the title: Within a Budding Grove)/


We forget, and someday it doesn't take more than a smell
That we suddenly bump again into some old morning's magic
And forget about the future for a couple of memories


And I go for a walk around Swann's way again
To see my first love again, who was meeting me under the oak tree
And letting me kiss her on the cheek

I wouldn't like to do the way back
And still I'd give a lot to live again, for just one moment
The time of happiness, in the shade of a girl in flower


I would love to walk again around Swann's way
To see my first love again, who was meeting me under the oak tree
And letting me kiss her on the cheek

I wouldn't like to do the way back
And still I'd give a lot to live again, for just one moment
The time of happiness, in the shade of a girl in flower


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