"Sorry Angel" as written by and Serge Gainsbourg Boris Bergman....
Sorry angel, désolé

I sent you to suicide, lover
I wasn't worth the pain
Without me, you decided, lover
On the voyage of the vain

Sorry angel, désolé

Was it some dark vertigo, lover?
Drawing you to pain
Drawing you to loneliness, lover
The voyage of the vain

Sorry angel, désolé

I tried everything, lover
It wasn't worth the strain
Fate led us onwards, lover
Remorseless in vain

Sorry angel, désolé

I sent you to suicide, lover
Opened up the vein
So you're an angel, lover

Lyrics submitted by voltaire7

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    General CommentReally cool song! It definately rocks!
    But does Alex really sing "désolé" or are the lyrics incorrect ??
    Summersault99on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really like this track, a lot of energy and a great performance by everyone. Alex's voice is very emotive here, a great touch on a song about a lover's suicide. And yes, the lyric seems correct. Does anyone know who wrote this song?
    hull_streeton April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttaken from franzferdinand.co.uk
    "Before Christmas, we recorded a Serge Gainsbourg song called Sorry Angel. It's a duet with Jane Birkin. She is extremely charming and it was a real privilege to perform with her[...]"
    Summersault99on April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey sang it several times at french television, with Jane Birkin. It's not the original lyrics (apart the "Sorry Angel désolé" part) though I love the way it turned to.
    lawfuldrugson April 26, 2006   Link

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