"Melody" as written by Serge Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg and Serge Gainsbourg....
Les ailes de la Rolls effleuraient des pylônes
Quand m'étant malgré moi égaré
Nous arrivâmes ma Rolls et moi dans une zone
Dangereuse, un endroit isolé

Là-bas, sur le capot de cette Silver Ghost
De dix-neuf cent dix s'avance en éclaireur
La Vénus d'argent du radiateur
Dont les voiles légers volent aux avant-postes

Hautaine, dédaigneuse, tandis que hurle le poste
De radio couvrant le silence du moteur
Elle fixe l'horizon et l'esprit ailleurs
Semble tout ignorer des trottoirs que j'accoste

Ruelles, culs-de-sac aux stationnements
Interdits par la loi, le cœur indifférent
Elle tient le mors de mes vingt-six chevaux-vapeur

Princesse des ténèbres, archange maudit
Amazone modern style que le sculpteur
En anglais, surnomma Spirit of Ecstasy

Ainsi je déconnais avant que je ne perde
Le contrôle de la Rolls, j'avançais lentement
Ma voiture dériva et un heurt violent
Me tira soudain de ma rêverie, merde!

J'aperçus une roue de vélo à l'avant
Qui continuait de rouler en roue libre
Et comme une poupée qui perdait l'équilibre
La jupe retroussée sur ses pantalons blancs

Tu t'appelles comment?
Melody
Melody comment?
Melody Nelson

Melody Nelson a les cheveux rouges
Et c'est leur couleur naturelle


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"Melody" as written by Serge Gainsbourg

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    My InterpretationThe Rolls' wings brushed against poles
    When despite myself off my path
    We arrived my Rolls and I in a dangerous
    Zone, an isolated place

    Down there, on the hood of this Silver Ghost
    From Nineteen hundred and ten moves forward like a scout
    The silver Venus on the radiator
    Whose light wings fly in advance.

    High, disdainful, while the screaming
    Radio covers the silence of the motor
    She stares at the horizon and her mind elsewhere
    Seems to ignore the sidewalks that I run over

    Allies, dead ends and places
    Where parking is illegal, an indifferent heart
    She holds the reins of my twenty-six horse power

    Princess of shadows, cursed arc angel
    Amazone in modern style that the sculpter
    In English, named Spirit of Ecstasy

    And so I was messing around before losing
    Control of the Rolls. I moved forward slowly
    My car swerved and a violent thud
    Tore me suddenly from my daydreams. Shit!

    I saw a bicycle tire up ahead,
    That continued to roll freely,
    And like a doll that looses its balance
    Her skirt pulled up on her white pants

    "What's your name?"
    "Melody"
    "Melody what?"
    "Melody Nelson"

    Melody Nelson has red hair
    And it's her natural color.

    English Translation Thanks to A. Chabot
    upthegeeon April 29, 2009   Link

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