Delphine-Cormier

I never really listened to this song until recently, and I was completely unaware of the translation. This is the song from Season One’s finale when Delphine tells Cosima, “I’m on your side now. Please believe me. You have to trust someone.”
I’m blown away at how the song translates, and how extremely relevant the translation is to that particular scene.

For anyone interested in the translation, I’ve shared it below:


La Petite Mort (The Little Death)

In the space of a breath
On a late summer evening
The angels left first
And their faces stained white
I think that it’s too late
To admit to you that I’m hurting
With my dying heart
And my memories stained white

If they lose me,
know that I’ll be yours,
And nestled in his arms,
death will cradle us
Because if they lose me,
It’s only so I remain yours
And nestled in his arms,
death will cradle us

The rain runs down my temples
The lightning sings your descent
Huddled up against my life
Your laugh resonates and then flees
I think that it’s too late
To admit to you that I’m hurting
My heart is not like it was before
Because it softly falls asleep

If they lose me,
know that I’ll be yours,
And nestled in his arms,
death will cradle us
Because if they lose me,
It’s only so I remain yours
And nestled in his arms,
death will cradle us