La Vie en Rose by Lucy Dacus, Paris Cut

This is an ode to Paris with a cover of La vie en rose by Lucy Dacus. Images have been swirling in my head since hearing her cover and they’re all laid out here.

It was in some ways an avenue to channel some of the restless anxiety that's been building up in the midst of these unprecedented times. La vie en rose was originally released after WWII after France was liberated from Germany's occupation. And it gave people hope for the future to come.

Hopefully this timeless song with a modern twist can act as a respite from covid-19. And in time, we will all embrace, kiss, and dance together again. Until then, stay safe.

La Vie en Rose
Lyrics by Édith Piaf, Music by Louiguy, Cover by Lucy Dacus


Quand il me prend dans ses bras // When he holds me in his arms
Il me parle l’a tous bas // He speaks to me softly
Je vois la vie en rose // I see life through rose-colored glasses

Il me dit des mots d’amour // He speaks words of love to me
Des mots de tous les jours // Everyday words
Et ça me fait quelque chose // And that does something to me

Il est entré dans mon coeur // He has entered into my heart
Une part de bonheur // A piece of happiness
Dont je connais la cause // The cause of which I know

C’est lui pour moi, moi pour lui aujourd’hui // It’s him for me, and me for him today
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie // He said to me, swore it forever

Et dès que je l’aperçois // And when I see him
Alors je sens en moi // I feel inside me
Mon coeur qui bat // My heart beating

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
I see la vie en rose

When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A word where roses bloom

And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be

La vie en rose
La vie en rose
La vie en rose


Featuring scenes from:

3 Coeurs (2014)
Amélie (2001)
Amour (2012)
An American in Paris (1951)
Before Sunset (2004)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
Breathless (1960)
Can-Can (1960)
Casablanca (1942)
C'était un rendez-vous (1976)
Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
For Lovers Only (2011)
Frances Ha (2012)
Funny Face (1957)
Jeux D’enfants (2003)
Jules and Jim (1962)
La Boum (1980)
Lacoste Crocodile Inside (2019)
La Vie En Rose (2007)
Le Week-End (2014)
Les Misérables (2019)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Paris (2008)
Paris, je t’aime (2006)
The Intouchables (2012)
The Red Balloon (1956)
Un air de famille (1996)

Music Videos
APES**T // The Carters
French Navy // Camera Obscura
La vie en rose // Édith Piaf
Paris // Ben Rector
Paris // Lizzo
Paris Nights New York Mornings // Corinne Bailey Rae
Smile // Austin Brown
Unreal City // M. Ward

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