"Comme Beaucoup De Monsieurs" as written by and Neil Hannon....
Recorded with French humourist Valerie Lemercier. N = Neil, V = Valerie. The tune is the same as 'Becoming More Like Alfie'. This track appeared on 'Volume 17'.

N: Quand je t'ai connu
V: Tu citais Boris Vian, Camus
V: Le nez dans tes songbooks
N: Et toi qui te prenais pour Zouc
N+V: Ensuite on a vielli
V: Tu t'es durci
N: J'ai vu Alfie
N: Je sais c'est quelque brutal
N: Mais la nature est animale...
N: Et pourtant

N+V: Qui ne dit mot consent a la chair
N+V: Comme ces couverts offerts dans les Stations Shell
N: Et plus je les caresse plus je me dis que
V: Tu es comme beaucoup de messieurs

V: Neil, t'en souvient-il?
V: Tu disais savoir faire la cour
V: Mais moi
N: Quoi toujours toi?
V: Tu m'enivrais de mots d'amour
N: Plus maintenant car j'ai cede
N: Au style de vie je lassais
V: A d'qautres hommes moins chic que toi
N: Ce genres de types qui suscitent chez filles des emois
N: Et pourtant

N+V: Comme beaucoup de messieurs.


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    General CommentWell, I don't understand a lot of French, but I can tell the words aren't the same as "Alfie." Poor Neil, bumbling his way thrpough the French. I take my hat off to him.
    monkfluenceon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit should "messieurs" since it is plural in the title.
    dustybreezeon April 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI speak french. It's not the same words as "Alfie. But I don't know enough english to translate.

    I'm not sure, but I try to explain. It's about a couple. They're together for a long time. And he neglects her, "comme beaucoup de messieurs" (like a lot of men).

    LilyEvanson September 14, 2010   Link

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