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Song Information
Music: Géo Voumard
Lyrics: Émile Gardaz
Conductor: Cédric Dumont
Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Position: 10th
Points: 2pts

French
Après le temps des cœurs battants
Des chemins buissonniers, des pas légers
Après le long séjour des lointains beaux jours
À chacun son tour, c’est le retour

On a vieilli au temps joli
De nos quatre cents coups, un peu beaucoup
Et voilà qu’au détour d’un chemin trop court
À chacun son tour, c’est le retour

On lui a dit: “Tu dois savoir que jeunesse se passe”
Il a compris quand son miroir lui a fait la grimace
Il a jeté la fleur de l’âge
En même temps que ses bagages

À trop chercher, on a gâché
Ce qu’on avait de mieux au fond des yeux
Et voilà qu’au détour d’un chemin trop court
À chacun son tour, c’est le retour

Mais l’autre temps qui nous attend
Nous vaudra d’autres joies à vous, à moi
C’est le temps sans détour, le temps de l’amour
À chacun son tour, c’est le retour

Oui, le retour des nouveaux jours

Translation
After the time of beating hearts
Rough roads, light steps
After the long stay of the distant beautiful days
Everyone gets his turn, it’s the return

We’re grown old in good times
For our four hundred times, a bit much
And there you see where the short walk brought us
Everyone gets his turn, it’s the return

We told him: “You have to know that youth passes by”
He understood when his mirror pulled him a long face
He threw the prime of his life away
At the same time as his knowledge

By searching too much, we wasted
What we had better kept in our eyes
And there you see where the short walk brought us
Everyone gets his turn, it’s the return

But the other time that wait for us
Will be worth other joys with you, with me
It’s the time without detour, the time of love
Everyone gets his turn, it’s the return

Yes, the return of new days

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