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RE: THE TITLE OF CLOUD'S JOURNAL

Yes, it is gratuitous French. I'm allowed because I am French too. ANYWAY. It's the lyrics of a song called "Le Petit Roi", originally by Jean-Pierre Ferland even though I never hear his version on the radio.


Dans mon âme et dedans ma tête
Il y avait autrefois
Un petit roi
Qui régnait comme en son royaume
Sur tous mes sujets
Beaux et laids
Puis il vint un vent de débauche
Qui faucha le roi
Sous mon toit
Et la fête fut dans ma tête
Comme un champ de blé
Un ciel de mai

Et je ne vois plus la vie de la même manière
Et je ne sens plus le temps me presser comme avant

CHORUS:
Hé! boule de gomme,
Serais-tu devenu un homme
Hé! boule de gomme,
Serais-tu devenu un homme

Comme un loup qui viendrait au monde
Une deuxième fois
Dans la peau d'un chat
Je me sens comme une fontaine
Après un long hiver
Et j'en ai l'air
J'ai laissé ma fenêtre ouverte
À sa pleine grandeur
Et je n'ai pas eu peur
Dans mon âme et dedans ma tête
Il y avait autrefois
Un autre que moi


Et je ne fais plus l'amour de la même manière
Et je ne sens plus ma peau me peser comme avant

[CHORUS]

Tu diras aux copains du coin
Que je ne reviendrai plus
Mais n'en dis pas plus
Ne dis rien à Marie-Hélène
Donne-lui mon chat
Elle me comprendra
J'ai laissé mon jeu d'aquarelles
Sous le banc de bois
C'est pour toi
Dans mon âme et dadans ma tête
Il y avait autrefois
Comme un petit roi

[CHORUSx2]


Now for a translated version because I can since I am majoring in translation, and also because I think this song sorta fits Cloud kinda


In my soul and in my head
there once was
a little king
who reigned as if in his kingdom
on all my subjects
beautiful and ugly
Then came a wave of madness
(note: literal translation "wind of debauchery")
that stole the king
under my roof
And the celebration was in my head
like a field of wheat
a sky in may

And I don't see life in the same way
And I don't feel time rushing me like before

[CHORUS]:
Hey bubblegum
Did you become a man?
Hey bubblegum
Did you become a man?

Like a wolf being born
a second time
in a cat's skin
I feel like a fountain
after a long winter
And I look it, too
I left the window open
all the way
and I wasn't afraid
In my soul and in my head
There once was
Somebody else than me


And I don't make love the same way
And I don't feel my skin weighing me down like before

[CHORUS]

You can tell the guys
that I won't come back
but don't say more
Don't say anything to Marie-Hélène
give her my cat
she'll understand
I left my watercolours
under the wooden bench
they're for you
In my soul and in my head
there once was
something like a little king

[CHORUSx2]


THE TITLE OF CLOUD'S JOURNAL is bolded in both versions. ANYWAY THIS IS A SONG THAT, IF TAKEN IN A SOMEWHAT LITERAL WAY, I FIND FITS CLOUD. Lol he used to have Sephiroth in his head, lol. :| Also, I cared more about being faithful than lyrical on those lyrics. Nyeh.

SO THERE YOU GO.
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