S.O.S. d’un Terrien un Détresse

I loooove this song! I was blown away by 22-year-old Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergenov’s rendition of “S.O.S. dun Terien un Detresse” (SOS of a Man in Distress) a song composed by Michel Berger and written by Luc Plamondon in 1978 for the rock opera Starmania.

I haven’t heard anyone sing this better than Daniel Popovic until Dimash came along.

S.O.S. of a Man in Distress

Versions: #1#2#3
Why do I live, why do I die?
Why do I live, why do I cry?
Here is the SOS of a man in distress
 
I’ve never had both feet upon the ground
I’d rather be a bird… I don’t fit into this skin…
I’d like to see the world turned upside down
If ever it were beautiful
It’s lovelier from above, from above
I’ve always confused life
with the comic strips
Even wished I could transform
I feel something
That draws me… That draws me… That draws me up…
 
Into the great lotto of the universe
I don’t have the right numbers
I don’t fit into this skin
I don’t want to be a robot
Eating, working, sleeping
 
Why do I live, why do I die
Why do I live, why do I cry
I think I’m catching waves
From another world
I’ve never had both feet upon the ground
I’d rather be a bird
I’d like to see the world turned upside down
I’d rather be a bird
Sleep, child, sleep

I also like the English version “Only the Very Best” (Peter Kingsbery, from the Cock Robin band). Its  English adaptation,  written by Tim Rice in 1992, has lyrics  that caters more to the hopeless romantics out there.

Surtout, dites-leur de ne jamais baisser les bras. — Grégory Lemarchal

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A tribute to French singer Grégory Lemarchal (RIP). Gone too soon. If you’re feeling extra generous and kind today, please check out  Association Grégory Lemarchal to see how you can support Cyctic Fibrosis causes.

Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

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