This song would have been the theme song to a romantic France teen ‘schoolgirl’ soap novel, or a ‘shojo’ for that matter.
It’s true that the song was in French when it was played in Quebec, B.C. in 1981.
The reality was that this young woman really did live the life of a ‘French’ soap novel heroine.
She grew up poor in a shack with a lot of brothers and sisters. Although her parents were deeply strict, they shared a love of music with the girl and the rest of the family. On most nights, since television was a ‘sin’ lexury, the raido was their soruce of entainment.
At the age of thirteen, the girl left home to start a singing creere.
At sixteen, the young woman fell in love with her adult male manager and became his wife.
There were some bumps in the road that she had to overcome.
One of them was having to learn English.
To this day, that young woman is still singing and performing on stages across the world.
And her songs are still played all over the airwaves.
Although she has everything handed to her on a golden platter,
The woman still hasn’t forgotten where she came from.
It was her first song that told people all over Quebec and the world that in order to make your dreams come true, don’t just sit there and dream your life away; get out into the world and make your dreams happen for real.
Although her song is in French, the message in her song speaks to everyone.
Thank you, Ms. Celine Dione!