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Information: A song.

Translation: Field of Elysium (the place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death).

Pronunciation: SHAHM ay-lee-ZAY

Region: United States


I was walking down the avenue, an open heart for something new,
I felt like saying hello to any one who crossed my way.
Then you came my way, and I said anything that crossed my mind,
All I had to do was talk to you to tame you.

     On the Champs-Élysées, on the Champs-Élysées,
     In the sun, in the rain, at noon or at midnight,
     You can get everything you want on the Champs-Élysées.

You told me: "I have a date with some madmen in a basement
Who live day and night with their guitars strung around,
So I came with you, we sang and danced,
We even forgot about romance."

Yesterday two strangers and this morning two lovers
Walking in a daze on the Avenue after a long night
om "Etoile" to the "Concorde," a thousand string orchestra
And all the morning birds are singing love songs.


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