"Bourgeois" as written by and Laurent Mazzalai Christian Mazzalai....
Darling you never know
It started years ago
When you're less than kind of done
An adolescent singing out real loud
Some wild English tune
Sing sha la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
We'll never talk it out this time
You'll learn from all of us
When your time's up

How it all began
Seriously dumb
When you're less than kind of certain
An adolescent calling out real loud
It's what singers do
Sing sha la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
We'll never talk it out this time
You'll learn from all of us
when your time's up

You bet your life on a cruise ship
bartending crucial lies
We're destined, wise and we socialize

Bourgeois
Why would you care for more?
They gave you almost everything
You believed almost anything
Bourgeois
Your fire's a false alarm
They gave you almost everything
You believed almost anything
Darling you'll never know
Darling you'll never know
When you're less than kind of done
Adolescence's looking at you now
Like foreign legions do
Sing sha la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
We'll never talk it out this time
You'll learn from all of us
When your time's up

You lost your mind on a cruise ship
bartending crucial lies
We're destined, wise and we socialize

Bourgeois
Why would you care for more?
They gave you almost everything
You believed almost anything
Bourgeois
Your fire's a false alarm
They gave you almost everything
You believed almost anything


Lyrics submitted by ReclusiveRaider, edited by piant

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    My InterpretationWell first and foremost a "Bourgeois" according to the dictionary, lol, is a person whose attitudes and behavior are marked by conformity to the standards and conventions of the middle class, knowing this, the meaning of this song is pretty straightforward.

    It speaks of a person, a youth most notably, who lives in this world of comfort being in the middle class has it's perks but of course being in this state also brings one to becoming blind and disinterested of what is happening outside this world pretty much losing ones freedom in the process. A mind that is contented couldn't grow. It could also speak of a person who is never satisfied even when one already has pretty much everything that others could only dream of hence the line:

    "Bourgeois
    Why would you care for more?
    They gave you almost everything"

    But it also speaks of the person becoming blind because of the wealth that one has and the conformity it brings.

    "You believed almost anything"

    They can't have everything just almost, so that the person will be contented but not enough to be able to think for themselves.

    well that was my two cents. lol I really don't know what I'm talking about here. :p
    Emzee4lifeon August 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think de same!
    klaudaumon July 11, 2014   Link

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