"Alphabetical" as written by and Frederic Moulin Christian Mazzalai....
Everybody says I'm a lonesome kind of guy
I've been defeated by them all
If they can find me
I'm done

Everybody knows that it really doesn't matter at all
All the good things that I've done
I'm up against the wall
How come
My file has been deleted

If this is what they want
I can tell you that the order's alphabetical
Don't you get it, sooner or later
I'll be recruited by someone

Everybody knows that it really doesn't matter at all
Everybody says I shouldn't mess with you no more
If you see me on my own
Drive on

If I were dismissed I would've gotten much more
If I wasn't that kind I wouldn't care at all
Sooner or later
Sooner or later
Sooner or later
I'll change my whole perspective

If this is what they want
I can tell you that the order's alphabetical
Don't you get it, sooner or later
I'll be recruited by someone

Isn't it better?
Sooner or later
Sooner or later
Sooner or later
I'll change my whole perspective
I'll be recruited by someone


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"Alphabetical" as written by Walter Ehret W.a. Mozart

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    General CommentThanks for the music.
    Lagon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how strange these lyrics are given that it's such a beautiful and lightly sad song. It almost seems like some things were lost in translation considering they're French, but yet their other lyrics tend to be very coherent.

    The best part is when he says "everybody says I shouldn't mess with you no more"...so direct and a little heartbreaking after all that odd stuff about 'files being deleted' and 'being recruited by someone.'
    z4ckm0rrison September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree that it seems like something important has been lost in translation, but actually I quite like that, and I often find myself wondering what on earth it's all about.

    The only vaguely coherent theory I have is that it's some kind of matrix-style science fiction story, where the narrator has been cast out as a renegade: his file has been deleted. However he expects to be recruited to a band of rebels? Maybe ... or maybe not.

    Then again, maybe it's not supposed to be a story at all, but perhaps an expression of the more typical emotions of rejection, alienation, confusion, and embattled hope. The 'alphabetical' concept could perhaps be expressing the arbitrariness of life: success or failure in work and in love does not always seem deserved, but you have to keep hoping the next opportunity comes around soon.
    what123everon October 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful
    dp9241loveron January 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful
    dp9241loveron January 24, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningWell, it seems something is missing on translation, but not sure, I can find a great meaning of this song:

    "Everybody knows that it really doesn't matter at all
    All the good things that I've done
    I'm up against the wall
    How come
    My file has been deleted"

    Well, it looks like something missed here, but not sure. It seems he means that all the good things he deed doesn't matter, for any reason. He's against anyone. All the good things he did has deleted.

    "If this is what they want
    I can tell you that the order's alphabetical
    Don't you get it, sooner or later
    I'll be recruited by someone"

    After-crisis of a broken heart. Or, perhaps it can be a broken heart that try to show what he's okay. "Don't you get it, sooner or later I'll be recruited by someone". I think he means that he lost her, but he'll find another girl so he ain't feels sad. Which, as I said, may show for a broken heart, or an after-crisis of a broken heart.

    "Everybody knows that it really doesn't matter at all
    Everybody says I shouldn't mess with you no more
    If you see me on my own
    Drive on"

    Here it seems he do love her, but he knows she don't. And he don't wants her to mercy him. And if she sees him on his own, ignore.

    "If I were dismissed I would've gotten much more
    If I wasn't that kind I wouldn't care at all
    Sooner or later
    Sooner or later
    Sooner or later
    I'll change my whole perspective"

    This makes me confused a bit. "if I were dismissed"? Now, it's like he's saying, that he broke up with her. And not her with him.

    "Isn't it better?
    Sooner or later
    Sooner or later
    Sooner or later
    I'll change my whole perspective
    I'll be recruited by someone"

    Isn't it better? Sooner or later, I'll find my way, my girl. You'll find your way, your guy.

    Amazing words, amazing music, amazing song.
    eyal91on March 30, 2014   Link

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