"Cologne Cerrone Houdini" as written by and Alison Elizabeth/gregory Goldfrapp....
Moments of perfection
Idle in the sunshine

Over there in Honda
In another world

I'm not your kind
I'm not your girl
Dreams we had seen bright
A pastel time

Cologne cerrone, cerrone Houdini
Cerrone Houdini
Cologne cerrone, cerrone Houdini
Cerrone Houdini

Sunlight in your eyes

Driving over stateside
Left the smoke behind glass

Could we be together
In another world

I'm not your kind
I'm not your girl
See I'm in your car
But not your life

Cologne cerrone, cerrone Houdini
Cerrone Houdini
Cologne cerrone, cerrone Houdini
Cerrone Houdini

[x2]
Sunlight in your eyes
Sunlight in eyes
Like dirty mud in your hair


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"Cologne Cerrone Houdini" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm loving this song right now. Very perfect for what I'm currently living.

    This song is about the sweetness of stolen moments with someone you ultimately know you can't have.
    Trashazonon December 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe standout track “Cologne Cerrone Houdini” features a wonderful Shirley Bassey quality. It's interesting to note that this track marks yet another reference to French disco legend Cerrone (Supernature is also the name of a classic Cerrone album), but Goldfrapp's explanation of the title is more of a random coincidence than another tribute. “We were jamming, and the word ‘Cerrone’ just came out of my mouth,” she says. “Subconsciously, maybe I was thinking of Cerrone, but it wasn't something in the front and center of my mind. The ‘Houdini’ part came because I was reading a book about him and the whole idea of escapism. I used this as a metaphoric idea about an ex-boyfriend who tried to escape from as many situations as possible.”
    --remixmag.com/artists/electronic/remix_countryside_manner/
    diphthongon March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is talking about the "pastel" side of the person we are crushing or in love with. We appreciate them and love having them around, but we know in the end they're just not the one for us. Very sexeh.
    Frenchedon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like a mermaid when i listen to this song.
    =) =)
    chikubion March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of the few moments i've screwed up with the girl i like but it feels like even though i want to be closer it seems like im giving the impression that i dont care about her. and it gives me the feeling of wanting someone i can never have because im not good enough for her
    Reservoiron July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI frequently wonder who transcribed the Seventh Tree lyrics and if they were actually deaf.
    A pastel time = And passed the time

    But out of all the transcribed lyrics this is the one that makes me lose the least faith in humanity. Well done.
    LukaSambucaon October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's singing with a German accent, at least that's what I'm hearing. Sounds a bit like Marlene Dietrich to me. It would make sense because of the German city Cologne being mentioned in the lyrics and the title. What do you think?
    Bitterblue911on November 29, 2012   Link

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