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Les illusions de nos vingt ans was the Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 in Dublin performed by Peter, Sue and Marc. This was the first of four attempts at the contest for the trio, and they became the first group to ever perform at Eurovision with the allowance of groups no more than six people on stage.

The song was performed 4th following Monaco and preceding Germany. At the close of voting, it finished in 12th place with 78 points.

Lyrics

Monsieur, qui avez l'expérience des choses de la vie
Monsieur, qui avez vécu votre vie
Laissez-nous à présent vivre à notre tour aussi

Oh, vous qui avez comme nous refait le monde et le temps
Laissez-nous rêver, rêver maintenant
Laissez-nous les illusions de nos vingt ans

Madame, qui avez souvenance des roses de la vie
Madame, qui avez été si jolie
Laissez-nous aimer et vivre à notre tour aussi

Oh, vous qui jadis ne rêviez que de valses et de printemps
Laissez-nous danser, danser maintenant
Laissez-nous les illusions de nos vingt ans

Laissez-nous les illusions de nos vingt ans
Vingt ans... vingt ans...

Gentleman, you who have the experience of things in life
Gentleman, you who have survived your life
Let us now have our turn to live too

Oh, you who have remade the world and the time like us
Let us dream, dream now
Leave us the illusions of our twenties
Madam, you who have memories of the roses of life
Madam, you who have been so beautiful
Let us have our turn to love and live too

Oh, you who in the past only dreamt about waltzes and springs
Let us dance, dance now
Leave us the illusions of our twenties

Leave us the illusions of our twenties
Twenties... twenties...

Trivia

  • In the live version, there's a minor difference in the lyrics compared to the studio version. On the sixth line, they sing "Laissez-nous rêver, rêver à présent" instead of "Laissez-nous rêver, rêver maintenant" (same meaning). The live version also features an extended "la la la" part during the intro.
  • A portion of the song was featured in the Eurovision Book of Records' "Most La's" video in 2014. As they sang a "la la la" part near the end of their performance, two tombstone graphics (one on either side) rose up from the stage reading "La. La. La La La. La La", as the narrator described this vocal as "the funeral 'la's'".

Videos

ESC 1971 04 - Switzerland - Peter, Sue & Marc - Les Illusions De Nos Vingt Ans02:47

ESC 1971 04 - Switzerland - Peter, Sue & Marc - Les Illusions De Nos Vingt Ans

Peter, Sue & Marc - Les illusions de nos vingt ans - Eurovision 197102:30

Peter, Sue & Marc - Les illusions de nos vingt ans - Eurovision 1971

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