Non, Je ne Regrette Rien

Non, Je ne Regrette Rien Lyrics & Translation

Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne regrette Rien” is her second most famous song after La Vie en Rose. The song was written by composed by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire in 1956 but wasn’t recorded by Piaf until 1960. The song is seen as her last great work as she passed away three years later. The closest translation of “Non, je ne regrette rien” is “No, I don’t regret anything” or “No, I don’t have any regrets”. The song’s lyrics convey a strong message of optimism. Piaf sings that she does not have any regrets and has let go of all things that happened to her – both good and bad. The message is very positive: She expresses that she’s starting new today from zero and that her life and joys start with you!

Lyrics & Translation

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait
Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal!

No, nothing of nothing
No, I don’t regret anything
Neither the good things people have done to me
Nor the bad things, it’s all the same to me.

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
C’est payé, balayé, oublié
Je me fous du passé!

No, nothing of nothing
No! I don’t regret anything
It’s paid for, swept away, forgotten,
I don’t care about the past!

Avec mes souvenirs
J’ai allumé le feu
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
Je n’ai plus besoin d’eux!

With my memories
I lit up the fire
My troubles, my pleasures
I don’t need them anymore!

Balayés les amours
Et tous leurs trémolos
Balayés pour toujours
Je repars à zéro

The lovers are all swept away
And all of their drama
Swept away forever
I start again from zero

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait
Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal!

No, nothing of nothing
No, I don’t regret anything
Neither the good things people have done to me
Nor the bad things, it’s all the same to me.

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Car ma vie, car mes joies
Aujourd’hui, ça commence avec toi!

No, nothing of nothing
No, I don’t regret anything
Because my life, because my joys
Today that starts with you!

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