Sunday, 16 June 2013

For My Father: les gens du Nord...

Les gens du Nord
ont dans les yeux le bleu qui manque à leur décor,
Les gens du Nord
ont dans le coeur le soleil qu'ils ont pas dehors.

Because you were so proud to be from the North of France.
Because you absolutely loved that song.
Because I miss you today and always...


  1. It's a beautiful song, Marie. Thanks for's a special memory.

  2. Thank you very much for visiting, Maria, and for your comment. What makes this song particularly lovely for me is that although my father was from the North of France (his parents were actually Polish and had settled to work in the coalmines after the First World War), my mother was from North Africa - where the singer, Enrico Macias, is too! So it is like a tribute to both my parents, whom I miss very, very much.