Song Lyric Sunday: Excruciating

The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is Anguish/Misery/Torment.
The song must contain one of these words in either the title or the lyrics.

Hope your language skills are up for this one because this week I’ve chosen Un Autre Soir Ennuyant by Belton Richard. This is a beautiful and heartfelt song about the anguish, misery, and torment of loneliness.

The prompt words aren’t mentioned in the English translation and my Cajun French is nowhere near good enough to confidently say they appear in the original lyrics. But it doesn’t matter, this mournful ditty will smother you in anguish, roll you in misery and torment you to the end of your days. Enjoy!

Un Autre Soir Ennuyant – Cajun Lyrics
Un autre soir ennuyant
Quand toi t’es pas la
Les larmes tombe dans mon coeur
C’est ca qui m’fait peur
Un autre soir ennuyant

Le soleil apres s’coucher
Et toi t’es pa la
Les etoiles a pas briller
Et moi je vais pleurer
Un autre soir ennuyant

Un autre soir ennuyant
Et toi t’es pas la
Les larmes tombe dans mon coeur
C’est ca qui m’fait peur
Un autre soir ennuyant

Le soleil apres s’coucher
Et moi j’vais m’ennuyer
Les etoiles a pas briller
Et mois je vais pleurer
Un autre soir ennuyant

Written by Belton Richard
© Swallow Records, 1967

Another Lonely Night – English Lyrics
Another sleepless night,
I sit alone and cry,
Twilight time ’til dawn,
Memories linger on,
Since we said goodbye.

Throughout that sleepless night,
No matter what I do,
You’re always on my mind,
And though you’re gone I find,
I’m still in love with you.

Shadows fall, and I recall,
The love that you once had for me.
Miss you so, when lights are low,
I think of things that use to be.

You’re always in my heart,
Although you’re out of sight,
Lonely teardrops burn,
As I toss and turn,
Another sleepless night.

Although you’re out of sight,
Lonely teardrops burn,
As I toss and turn,
Another sleepless night.

Written by: Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

8 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Excruciating

  1. I love this and so will my husband! If you like this genre of music, you have probably heard of Zachary Richard. He is from Louisiana and very popular here in Quebec. Not sure if this link will work, but this song is one of my favourites performed with Isabelle Boulay, a popular Québec singer: https://youtu.be/ezMX9tRJmrg

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    • I’ve never heard of Zachary Richard before – many thanks for putting me on to him😍 Just wish I’d paid more attention in my French lessons back in school – although I suspect European French has quite a few differences to Cajun French and Canadian French😁

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