FANDOM



L'enfant que j'étais was the entry representing Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, and represented once again by Lys Assia.

This song is about Lys being a child and looking back at it, stating lines such as "The child that I was, where does she play today?", "A winter time, wrinkle takes you" and "Going to the fair, the child that I was" [1]

The song was performed last on the night, following Denmark. At the close of voting, it finished in 8th place with 5 points.

Lyrics

L’enfant que j’étais, où joue-t-il aujourd’hui?
Les fleurs que j’aimais, qui me les a cueillies?
Mon cœur, te souviens-tu les robes blanches
Sur le chemin perdu de nos dimanches?
Des mots pour chanter un visage d’ami
Des nuits pour rêver, j’étais riche à l’envie
Quand le cœur aux aguets la mèche folle
S’en allait à l’école, l’enfant que j’étais

Le temps d’un hiver, la ride vous prend
Le temps d’un amour, et l’on devient grand
Il en a coulé de l’eau sous les ponts
Rêves oubliés au fil des saisons

Le temps d’un sourire, on est amoureux
Le temps de mentir déjà l’on est vieux

L’enfant que j’étais, où s’est-il égaré?
Les fleurs que j’aimais, qui me les a fanées?
Mon cœur, te souviens-tu de nos promesses?
La vie n’a pas voulu de ta tendresse

Des mots pour aimer, des espoirs et des nuits
Mensonges dorés, j’étais riche à l’envie
Quand le cœur aux aguets l’amour en tête
S’en allait à la fête, l’enfant que j’étais

The child that I was, where does she play today?
Flowers I used to love, who picked them for me?
My heart, do you remember the white dresses
On the losing ways of our Sundays?
Words to sing a friend’s face
Nights to dream, I was so rich
When the heart on the watch, the straggling lock
Goes to school, the child that I was

A winter time, wrinkle takes you
A love time and we’re growing
Much water had flowed under the bridges
Forgotten dreams with the passing seasons

A smile time and we are in love
Time to lie and yet we are old

The child that I was, where is he stray?
Flowers I used to love, who had make them fade?
My heart, do you remember our promises?
Life didn’t want your tenderness

Words to love, hopes and nights
Golden lies, I was so rich
When the heart on the watch, love in head
Going to the fair, the child that I was

References

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.