crying in his heart (avec la tête avec le coeur) lyrics – claude francois

a little boy was full of fears,
his world had tumbled into tears,
he was afraid to be alone,
his mother said
‘the night will end, day will dawn and be your friend,
and end the nightmare you have known’,
she said,
‘as you grow up you’ll find, you’ll leave you childhood fears behind’.

as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he said ‘no’ within his heart,
as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he was crying in his heart.

he grew up to be a man, fell in love as young men can,
he asked the girl to be his wife,
she replied ‘it cannot be, i never took you seriously,
to soon to settle down for life,
one day i know that you will see a girl you’ll love much more than me’.

as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he said ‘no’ within his heart,
as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he was crying in his heart.

now he’s such a great success,
made a fortune more or less,
he has a wife and family,
nothing else but work it seems,
hasn’t time to dream his dreams,
from worry he is never free,
when people see him p*ssing by,
they say
‘there goes a lucky guy’.

as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he said ‘no’ within his heart,
as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he was crying in his heart.
as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he said ‘no’ within his heart,
as he said ‘yes’ his eyes were smiling,
but he was crying in his heart.

/ claude francois lyrics