6. UNITED KINGDOM I: Andrew Boyes – Le destin

“Le Destin” (Destiny)
Performed by: Andrew Boyes
Music by: Andrew Boyes
Lyrics by: Andrew Boyes

Andrew comes from Hertfordshire in the UK. He really enjoys writing songs for his own amusement and self-expression.

In his own words:
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to Eurovision songs not in the English language. In particular, I love listening to songs written in French, so it was inevitable that I would eventually have a stab at writing my own French song.

Structurally and lyrically (the lyrics don’t make a lot of sense!) I had Marie Myriam’s L’Oiseau et L’Enfant in mind as an inspiration for Le Destin. Unfortunately, I can barely string a sentence together in French and I know it shows, so apologies to all those of you whose ears are offended by my clumsy attempt. (e.g. ma coeur) It all came together so quickly and I recorded it straight away. A lot later, I tried to refine it, add a middle 8 and so on, and to fix some of the mistakes with a vocal re-record and remix, but I don’t have access to a decent microphone at the moment and couldn’t get it to mix right, so you’re all being treated to the first recording I did. Enjoy!

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Lyrics:
Verset 1
Le destin est le visage de l’amant,
Avec le sourire et les yeux pétillants.
Le destin est les espoires de mes rêves,
Plein d’amour et les désirs de mon coeur.

Verset 2
Le destin est les ennuis de l’âme et
La vie déchirée par la guerre.
Le destin est une histoire d’amour.
(Je pense que c’est vraiment dommage.)

Le, le destin.

Refrain
(Le destin)
Je suis juste un auteur-compositeur.
(Le destin)
Cette chanson est dans mon âme et mon sang.
(Le destin)
Je ne me lasse pas de la chanter.
(Le destin)
Je ne me lasse pas de l’écouter.

Verset 1 (encore)

Le destin est le visage de l’amant,
Avec le sourire et les yeux pétillants.
Le destin est les espoires de mes rêves,
Plein d’amour et les désirs de mon coeur.

Refrain

Le destin…

Translation:
Verse 1
Destiny is the face of the lover,
With the smile and sparkling eyes.
Destiny is the hopes of my dreams,
Full of love and the desires of my heart.

Verse 2
Destiny is the troubles of the soul and
War-torn life.
Destiny is a love story.
(I think it’s such a shame.)

Destiny

Chorus
(Destiny)
I am just a songwriter.
(Destiny)
This song is in my soul and in my blood.
(Destiny)
I never tire of singing it.
(Destiny)
I never tire of listening to it.

Verse 1 (again)

Destiny is the face of the lover,
With the smile and sparkling eyes.
Destiny is the hopes of my dreams,
Full of love and the desires of my heart.

Chorus

Destiny…