Scott Walker - Mathilde

Mama, do you see what I see

On your knees and pray for me

Mathilde's come back to me

Charley, don't want another beer

Tonight I'm gonna drink my tears

Mathilde's come back to me

Go ask the maid if she heard what I said

Tell her to change the sheets on the bed

Mathilde's come back to me

Fellas, don't leave me tonight

Tonight I'm going back to fight

Wretched Mathilde's in sight


My heart, my heart, stop beating so

Just make as if you didn't know

That Mathilde's come back to me

My heart, I don't want you to say

She's lovelier than when she went away

Mathilde, who's come back to me

My heart, stop being overjoyed

Remember you were once destroyed

By Mathilde, who's come back to me

Fellas, please don't go away

Tell me that I mustn't stay

Mathilde's coming back today


My hands, you'll start to shake again

When you remember all the pain

Mathilde's come back to me

You'll want to beat her black and blue

But don't do it, I beg of you

Mathilde's come back to me

My hands, remember all the years

Remember when you caught my tears

Mathilde's come back to me

My hands, you'll want to touch her now

But please try and be strong somehow

Mathilde's here, she's coming now, now


Mama, can you hear me yell

Your baby boy's gone back to hell

Mathilde's come back to me

Charley, champagne right away

I know you've been saving it for the holiday

But Mathilde's come back to me

Go ask the maid if she heard what I said

Tell her to put the best sheets on the bed

Mathilde's come back to me

My friends, don't count on me no more

I've gone and crashed through heaven's door

My sweet Mathilde's here

Once more, once more


Paroles originales en français : Jacques Brel

Musique originale : Jacques Brel et Gérard Jouannest
Paroles en anglais de 
Rod McKuen et arrangements de Scott Walker ©

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