"The Ballad of Melody Nelson (Serge Gainsbourg cover) " as written by and Serge/vannier Gainsbourg....
"Pour l'amitié,
L'amitié entre hommes et femmes
Impensable
Parce que, il y a toujours
Sous jacent
Le désir animal"

This is the story of Melody Nelson
Apart from me, no one
Ever took her in his arms
Under her thumb, ice in the sun
She was nothing but love, poor Melody Nelson
Her life was more said than done
But her days were numbered nil
Count fourteen falls
Fifteen on call

A baby tiger was Melody Nelson
Forever purring in the sun
Just as dangerous as a child with a gun
Shooting me down

Oh my melody, my Melody Nelson
Still playing hurting games for fun
As adorable as dumb
Deaf to the sound
To what's going down


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"The Ballad of Melody Nelson" as written by Jean Claude Vannier Boris Bergman

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    General CommentAnd... nobody has commented on this song? :o

    This song is fab. So... raunchy.
    Tack-o-Ramaon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaven't heard it, but judging from the lyrics and the title it's based on the song "Balade de Melody Nelson" by Serge Gainsbourg. It appears on the fantastic concept album about the fictious character, "Histoire de Melody Nelson".
    moe2000on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wish it was more true to the original version.
    bibaon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's for a compilation of English versions of Serge Gainsbourg songs. "Requiem for a Jerk" is there also.
    A lot of songs got screwed up, but I like this one.
    _bionicon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmm i havent listen the original version but i love so much this one!!
    just listen it ;)
    littleladyblueon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMmmmm... Seksi voice...
    teenagewifeon July 11, 2009   Link

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