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Je Suis L'Enfant Soleil was the French entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in Jerusalem performed by Anne Marie David. This was her return to the contest after winning for Luxembourg in 1973, only this time she was performing for her native France.

The song was performed 11th on the night following Israel and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting, it finished in 3rd place with 106 points despite leading at one point.

Lyrics

(La lala... la lala... la lala...)

Il est arrivé du nord et moi, j'étais une enfant-soleil
Il a dit des mots plus forts et plus doux que le coton du ciel
Il a partagé le pain et mon père lui a donné un lit:
"Tu commenceras demain, pres du chêne gris:

Je n'ai pas de rêvé de lui, je ne dormais pas
Etendue au pied du chêne gris, je guettais son pas
Et tout un hiver brûlant, notre amour a fait chanter la terre
Comme un recommencement, comme une prière

Il était un bonhomme-neige, et moi, j'étais une l'enfant soleil
Le printemps sur son manège déroulait pour nous ses arcs-en-ciel
S'il avait voulu partir, je n'aurais même pas au pleurer,
J'aurais gardé le sourire qu'il m'avait donné

Quand des hommes sont venus, et moi, j'étais une l'enfant soleil
Au-devant de moi il a couru, vers le chene gris
Mais sans qu'il ait rien pu faire, le piège, s'était fermé sur lui
Ils ont remercié mon père, puis ils sont partis

Il est retourné au nord, et moi, j'etais une l'enfant soleil
Il avait ses mains, dehors et sur son dos le coton du ciel
Il a partagé le pain et mon père lui donné a lit
Ce jour-là me parait loin, pres du chêne gris

Hé, reviens, je suis l'enfant soleil
Hé, reviens, je suis l'enfant soleil

Soleil, soleil

He came from the North and me, I was a sun child
He said words stronger and softer than the cotton of the sky
He shared the bread and my father gave him a bed:
"You will start tomorrow, near the grey oak"

I didn't dream of him, i didn't sleep
Stretched out near the grey oak, I was on the lookout for his step
And an entire burning winter, our love made the earth sing
Like a renewal, like a prayer

He was a snow-man and I was a sun-child
Spring on its roundabout unrolled its rainbows for us
If he wanted to leave, I even wouldn't have known how to cry
I would have kept the smile that he had given me

When men came, I didn't understand
He ran ahead of me, towards the grey oak
But he couldn't do anything, the trap was closed on him
They thanked my father, then they left

He returned to the North and I was a sun-child
He had his hands outside and on his back the cotton of the sky
He shared the bread and my father gave him a bed
That day seems far away for me, close to the grey oak

Hey, come back, I'm the sun-child
Hey, come back, I'm the sun-child
Sun, sun

Videos

Eurovision 1979 - France - Anne-Marie David - Je suis l'enfant-soleil HQ SUBTITLED03:00

Eurovision 1979 - France - Anne-Marie David - Je suis l'enfant-soleil HQ SUBTITLED

Anne-Marie David - Je Suis L'enfant-Soleil (Preview)03:02

Anne-Marie David - Je Suis L'enfant-Soleil (Preview)

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