a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

A Desperate Man

Original version (2:42)

I made a daring escape in the guise of a nun,
It took them most of the day to realise I was gone.
I crossed the forests and fields of wheat,
A farmer’s daughter gave me something to eat,
I stole a paper just to see the picture of me.

I’m a desperate man, I’m a desperate man,
I’ve gotta keep on running, I’ve gotta keep on running,
I’ve gotta do what I can, I’ve gotta do what I can,
To get back to you. To get back to you.

I made the overnight ferry by the skin of my teeth,
I fell asleep between the truckers,
Sprawled across the seats.
I see your face everywhere I go,
In every cafe and watering hole.
What is this hold you’ve got on me, baby ?

I’m a desperate man, I’m a desperate man,
I’ve gotta keep on running, I’ve gotta keep on running,
I’ve gotta do what I can, I’ve gotta do what I can,
To get back to you. To get back to you.

I’m a desperate man,
I’ve gotta keep on running,
Running back to you,
Nobody else will do.