Chanson Les Ruelles: English Translation

I've decided to write in French for this song.
It's not the words, it's the melody that speaks with clarity.
In the country where there are two languages,
There are lots of people with guitars
In the church basements and backyards,
On the radio and also in the bars.

Perhaps our style will suffer in the United States.
But we sing for ourselves as everyone knows.

Let the young rockstars go south.
They'll forget and we will too.
It's not their fault, it's a fact of the world.
I hope the border will not disappear.

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