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07:25 Jul 28, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: lyric song
Summer dreams ripped at the seams.

Summary of answers provided
na(des) rêves d'été à bords déchirésFred Dichson
naLes rêves..Moli?re
nales reves de l'ete s'efilochentCamille
naSummer dreams ripped at the seams.Sébastien St-François



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Summer dreams ripped at the seams.

This hardly appears to be a business/financial question to me. Songs are not translated.

Sébastien St-François
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les reves de l'ete s'efilochent

translates the idea of a fabric coming apart as time goes by

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Les rêves..

As a songwriter (hobby) I'd say:

""Les rêves d'été s'effacent sans fin""

A flowing motion.
"....sans fin", which will keep these summer dreams going forever and ever.

This is what I've preceived, however, I don't know the rest of the "ballade"
(lyric song).

Hope this helps.
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(des) rêves d'été à bords déchirés

This translation, which is quite literal, has the advantage of expressing the meaning and preserving the rhyme (dreams and seams rhyme in English, and there is some kind of rhyme in French). Instead of "bords", you can also say "marges". It's up to you. As for "des", it is the context of the song, for instance the length of the other lines, and whether a grammatical link with the previous line seems necessary, that determines whether you should keep it or not.

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