Voyage, Voyage

Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop or “Desireless” is a French singer whose synthpop single “Voyage, voyage” (from her debut album François) was a chart-topper in many European and Asian countries between 1986 and 1988 and sold over five million copies. The video, which features an assertive and stern Desireless wandering in an asylum of sorts inhabited by a variety of idiosyncratic inmates, was directed by French photographer Bettina Rheims.

Watch the video and read an English translation below.

 

 

French lyrics in English (by User “Maulbeere” of lyricstranslate.com)

Above the ancient volcanoes
Slide your wings under the carpet of the wind
Travel, travel, eternally
Of clouds in swamps
Of wind in Spain in the rain from Ecuador
Travel, travel, fly to the highest heights
Above the capitals, fatal ideas
Look at the ocean

Travel, travel, further than the night and the day
Travel, in spaces unheard of by love
Travel, travel, on the sacred waters of an Indian river
Travel, and never come back

On the Ganges or the Amazon
With people of all races
Travel, travel, throughout the land
On the dunes of the Sahara
From Fiji to Fujiyama
Travel, travel, don’t you stop
Above Barbal, with hearts bombarded
Look at the ocean

Travel, travel, further than the night and the day
Travel, in spaces unheard of by love
Travel, travel, on the sacred waters of an Indian river
Travel, and never come back

Above the capitals, the fatal ideas
Look at the ocean

Travel, travel, further than the night and the day
Travel, in spaces unheard of by love
Travel, travel, on the sacred waters of an Indian river
Travel, travel

 

 

Image Credit:

Featured: Single cover for “Voyage, voyage”, CBS via Wikipedia. Used for illustrative purposes only. No Copyright Infringement intended.

 

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13 thoughts on “Voyage, Voyage

      1. Yeah this world is beautiful to be loved. I would like to mention a quote by Saint Augustine he once wrote … “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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