These perfect parents on Facebook
Are just showing you a facade;
You can’t act all the time,
You can’t let Hollywood raise your kids.
Confirm to theses clichés
And you’ll just be a victim …
Of intolerance and uniformity.

They’re the flesh of your flesh,
Whether you want it or not.
They’re at the heart of your life
Whether you want it or not.
You can carry them on your breast
Or push them aside,
That’s the only choice you’ve got.

Some want to change the world
So, they don’t want a kid;
Some want to change the world
So, they do want some kids.

They’re the flesh of your flesh
Whether you want it or not.
They’re at the heart of your life
Whether you want it or not.
You can carry them on your breast
Or push them aside,
That’s the only choice you’ve got.

Some abandon,
Some adopt,
Some have an abortion,
And some have an in vitro.
Some are full-time parents,
Some have full-time nannies.
Some just visit the kids once in a while;
Some just watch TV with them;
Some tell them stories;
Some just teach them how to cook;
And some build things with them.
Some come back for lunch;
Some are home-schooled,
Some go to expensive schools;
And some go to boarding school.

So, what is best?
Whose heart is beating faster?

They’re the flesh of your flesh,
Whether you want it or not.
They’re at the heart of your life,
Whether you want it or not.
You can carry them on your breast,
Or push them aside,
That’s the only choice you’ve got.

They know you
Better than anyone else;
They love you,
Just as you are.

They want you
To care for them;
They want you
To love them…
Just as they are.

Communicate,
Communicate,
Accept yourself;
And accept them
Just as you all are.

It’s not a competition,
It’s not a social obligation,
Try your best,
There’s nothing to prove.
In the end, we are just parents.
Don’t force yourself to be someone else.
It’s just about how you feel,
And about what you can give.

Communicate,
Communicate,
With your partner
And with your children.

Communicate,
Communicate,
Accept yourself
And accept them,
Just as you all are.

Even if your best is not much,
They need you.
They only want to hug you,
They only want your love,
Whatever you can give
As long as it is true.

They’ll never need an actor,
Beware, don’t lose who you are.

Trying to understand your kids,
Is the best way to try to understand yourself;
Because they share part of your genes,
And because they mimic you.

Communicate,
Communicate,
With your partner
And with your children.

Communicate,
Communicate,
Accept yourself
And accept them;
Just as you all are.

Trying to understand yourself,
And trying to improve yourself,
Is the best way to improve
The education of your kids;
Because they mimic you
And need you
Just as you are,
With what you’ve got,
Doing your best.

Try to be better than what you can be
Is the best way to crash into
Conflict;
Accept your weaknesses,
And discuss them.
Accept the other family members’ help,
And they’ll be so proud
And happy to help.

And that’s what all the family needs.
Each member making decisions according to who
Each one really is.
Accepting help
Wherever it comes from
As long as it is efficient.

Pay attention,
And everybody will win.
Be proud of your family,
Don’t forget who you are.
You won’t be alone
You’ll come together.

Communicate,
Communicate,
With your partner
And with your children.

Communicate,
Communicate,
Accept yourself
And accept them,
Just as you all are.

Face the truth.
Each member will help.
Everyone will feel better.

Aurianne Or


Je te donne – Jean-Jacques Goldman, Michael Jones:

I can give you a voice, bred with rythms and soul
The heart of a welsh boy who’s lost his home
Put it in harmony, let the words ring
Carry your thoughts in the song we sing
Je te donne mes notes, je te donne mes mots
Quand ta voix les emporte a ton propre tempo
Une épaule fragile et solide a la fois
Ce que j’imagine et ce que je crois

Je te donne toutes mes differences
Tous ces défauts qui sont autant de chance
On sera jamais des standards des gens bien comme il faut
Je te donne ce que j’ai ce que je vaux

I can give you the force of my ancestral pride
The well to go on when I’m hurt deep inside
Whatever the feeling, whatever the way
It helps me to go on from day to day

Je te donne nos doutes et notre indicible espoir
Les questions que les routes ont laissées dans l’histoire
Nos filles sont brunes et l’on parle un peu fort
Et l’humour et l’amour sont nos trésors
Je te donne toutes mes differences
Je te donne, donne, donne ce que je suis

I can give you my voice, bred with rythm and soul
Je te donne mes notes, je te donne ma voix
The songs that I love, and the stories I’ve told
Ce que j’imagine et ce que je crois
I can make you feel good even when I’m down

Les raisons qui me portent et ce stupide espoir
My force is a platform that you can climb on

Une épaule fragile et forte a la fois
Je te donne, je te donne tout ce que je vaux, ce que je suis, mes dons
Mes défauts, mes plus belles chances, mes differences