Gilbert Bécaud - Les Caraïbes (English translation)

English translation

The Caribbean

I would like to be
Facing myself
And then tell myself
Come on, let's go
Into a water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
Open your eyes
Look at me
Before you grow old
Come find me
In the waters more clear
than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
Alone in the middle of the Atlantic
Between the currents and the winds
A lone sailor
Is the least alone man on earth
In the storm I tell myself
That I would never be here
If I hadn't given my name
To a beer, to a soap
Photographers, radio reporters
They come, they come
I am the winner
But in the crowd who acclaim me
I really want to be elsewhere, elsewhere, elsewhere...
 
I would like to be
Facing myself
and then tell myself
Come on, let's go
Into the water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
Open your eyes
Look at me
Before you grow old
Come find me
In the water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
You know me, I am
The President of this country
And when I see myself at the top
I admit that I congratulate myself
I wanted to do so many things
I would've wanted to change things
 
But I find myself buried
Under a mountain of concerns
Photographers, radio reporters
I would tell you the calming words
Which stop the people from being afraid
But the moment when I talk to you
I want to be elsewhere, elsewhere, elsewhere...
 
I would like to be
Facing myself
And then tell myself
Come on, let's go
Into the water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
And do I have to die
Standing on my piano which sinks
Like the captain of a ship
Applauded by all the crowd?
 
Me who has given concerts
Described as extraordinary
I'm too old to play well
My hands and I, this we know
 
Photographers, reporters
What do you say of that evening?
Hello Madam Legion of Honour
You have played marvellously
Elsewhere... elsewhere... elsewhere
 
I would like to be
Facing myself
And then tell myself
Come on, let's go
Into the water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
To let it sink
I feel good
And in my going
Casually
Into the water more clear
Than the waters of the Caribbean
Just like that
 
Submitted by Motormouse on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 09:21
Added in reply to request by aaronpfaff
Author's comments:

I've taken the rest of the lyrics from the provided link, and have not heard the song. So I assume they are correct.
Please let me know if I can make the translation better.
Cheers
:-)

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