Jacques Brel – Le Moribond

It may occur to you that this sounds much like “Seasons in the Sun”. “Seasons in the Sun” was based on this song, and came out some years later. The words are quite different. For example,

Goodbye Antoine, I didn’t like you well
Goodbye Antoine, I didn’t like you well, you know
It’s killing me to die today
While you are so alive
And even stronger than boredom
Goodbye Antoine, I’m going to die
It’s hard to die in the springtime, you know
But I’m leaving for the flowers with peace in the soul
For given that you were her lover
I know you’ll take care of my wife.