"Creeque Allies" as written by Eddie Argos and Dyan Genevra Valdes....
When the Nazis marched on Paris, the French were quite embarrassed ... I think you know what I mean
So the angry got together, to circulate a letter, to bring down the Vichy regime
A few months later, an underground paper, called Défense de la France
Had 10,000 circulation, all across the nation, to spread their intelligence

You have to be of strong body and mind, ready to leave your friends behind
Everybody was in the French Resistance, now

Pierre-Georges Fabien, at the metro station, decided there was no going back
He was determined, assassinated a German, the first French Resistance attack
Joseph Epstein, and his gang of 15, oh man, they really knew where it was at
Policemen can't be trusted, called them maladjusted, but they were just taking France back

You have to be of strong body and mind, ready to leave your friends behind
Everybody was in the French Resistance, now

The Nazi occupation was an awkward situation still in 1942
Jean Bruller wrote Le Silence de la mer, that told you exactly what to do
Jean Moulin said "Hey guys, come on," and united all the resistance groups
And in 1943, civilians McKee fought alongside allied troops

You have to be of strong body and mind, ready to leave your friends behind
Everybody was in the French Resistance, now

The free Frenches, were waiting in the trenches, and listening to their radios
For coded information from the allied nations giving them the word to go
The carrots are cooked (Les carottes sont cuites)
The dice have been thrown (Les dés sont jetés)
The carrots are cooked (Les carottes sont cuites)
The dice have been thrown (Les dés sont jetés)

You have to be of strong body and mind, ready to leave your friends behind
Everybody was in the French Resistance
Everybody was in the French Resistance
Everybody was in the French Resistance, now


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    Song MeaningA response to "Creeque Alley" by the Mamas & the Papas. The original song describes how the band was formed; this one is a historical rundown of the French Resistance, featuring a quote from one of Dyan Valdes's professors: "Everybody was in the French Resistance, now."
    Vague Ranton February 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn Eddie's words:
    "Creeque Alley" by the Mamas and the Papas is the story of the late sixties West Coast folk scene and the formation of their own band in the midst of it. "Creeque Allies" is the story of the early forties French resistance scene and the formation of the freedom fighters who eventually drove the Nazis out of France.
    Vague Ranton February 20, 2010   Link

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