Just a Song — “The People We Love”

“This morning I’m going to tell the people I love
Oh, how they’re important to me every moment
Sweet words are better than a beautiful requiem
And tell them it’s important
And say it as long as it’s time. (…)
Find the phrases, find the time
Let them change our bitter hours into poems”

Jean-Jacques Goldman — The People We Love

“It’s much easier to hate. Anonymously, hiding all alone…”

Speaking to an enemy has never been an easy task. But surely, talking to our friends should not be difficult? And yet, in these days of Facebook posts, Twitter, and Instagram, no one seems to have any time left to talk… So go tell them how much you care! Throw a bunch of flowers around! Just a [French] song today…  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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And by the way… The text of this song was written by Jean-Jacques Goldman… Does that name ring a bell?

“Who killed Goldman? Of course, I am not talking about the French singer — Jean-Jacques — who is one of the most loved personalities in France.

I am talking about his brother Pierre, a French left-wing intellectual who was convicted of several robberies and mysteriously assassinated on September 20 1979.

The case has never been solved. By the way, although Jean-Jacques never spoke about his brother, many believe that the song “Puisque tu pars” is about Pierre.

I left a couple of messages for JJ Goldman knowing full well that he would not reply. I hope that he will speak about his brother one day, but not too late.” — Intel Today

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Flower Bomber — Banksy

The people we love

I could have dragged along my dreams

I could have been nonchalant

Waiting here for the day to end

Taken out the dog, if I had one

I could have dreamed up inventories

Redo and focus

But this morning I have much more precious things to do

Dam da ba da ba

This morning I’m going to tell the people I love

Or just thank them for being who they are

Tell them they change my bitter hours into poems

And all the words we keep quiet about

This morning I’m going to tell the people I love

Oh, how they’re important to me every moment

Sweet words are better than a beautiful requiem

And tell them it’s important

And say it as long as it’s time

We always want to wait until next time

Postpone until tomorrow

It’s much easier to hate

Anonymously, hiding all alone

And so flow our lives, like water in fountains

The everyday life

And so go by days and then weeks

Dam da ba da ba

This morning I’m going to tell the people I love

Or just thank them for being who they are

Tell them they change my bitter hours into poems

And all the words we hide

This morning I’m going to tell the people I love

Oh, how they’re important to me every moment

Sweet words are better than a large chrysanthemum

And tell them it’s important

Remind them from time to time

I could have dragged along my dreams

I could have been nonchalant

Waiting here for the day to end

Dam da ba da ba

We should tell people we love them

Find the phrases, find the time

Let them change our bitter hours into poems

We should all tell one another

It’s necessary to tell people we love them

Because they’re important to us every moment

Sweet words are better than a beautiful requiem

As long as we are alive and well

Say everything to each other when it’s time

The People We Love

REFERENCES

Pierre Goldman, le frère de l’ombre by Michaël Prazan

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Just a Song — The People We Love

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