C'était la fête et comme à la maison
Dans le parking, toutes les familles... à raison
De 3 filles et de 18 garçons
Sont descendus, y'avait des chaises
Et de toute façon...

Y'avait du thé, mais y'avait surtout des makrouts
Y'avait surtout rien à raquer tu t'en doutes
Des cons auraient dit "là, tu les assistes"
Rien à foutre et allez ! Place à l'artiste

Tout à coup le manouche est monté sur la scène
Ici pas de cachet et pas plus de mécène
Et c'est en ramenant ses cheveux en arrière
Qu'il s'est mis à manger toute la scène entière

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Y nous a pas fait latche
Et tout ça à la tchatche
Y nous a fait le match
Et nous a dit là ya tchi
Ah ! quel plaisir

Y'avait là tous les prénoms qui finissent en ID, "Farid" !
Et l'armada de ceux qu'avaient pas lu le Cid, "Hafid" !
Toute la faune qui taquine le tiercé
Et des millions de landaus qu'il fallait bercer

Y'avait aussi des chiens qui mangeaient plus de viande
Mais des restes de ragoût presque à leur demande
Il a pris sa guitare et l'allure trop fière
Je vous dis pas ce qu'il a fait de nos ornières

Il a fait comme un pansement sur la misère
Sur le mal de crâne de l'Alka Seltzer
Comme les larmes sont jamais trop loin du rire
Il a mis au rez de chaussée quelques sourires

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C'était une épée qu'il avait, pas une voix
Qui disait "de l'or" ! Pour ceux qui n'en ont pas
C'était pas une guitare au bout de ses doigts
Mais une méchante potence pour les rois

Il a dit aux mômes, "je vous fais une place
Vous serez tous premiers de la classe
Puis ça sera pas des classes mais des salons
Et sur ma tête ! Y'aura pas un crayon"

A ces mots les mômes ont lâché les ballons
Les plus petits qu'étaient accrochés aux jupons
Ont dit "Oui !" Quand il a dit "la première leçon,
Sera comment faire cuire les hérissons"

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Y nous a fait l'océan, là sous notre nez
Je vous le jure c'était pas du poisson pané
Et sur la plage, comme si on y était
Il a effacé les 300 jours de l'année

Et dans un confort qu'on n'aurait pas osé
Mieux qu'un fauteuil de la ligne Roset
Avec un français à couper à la hache
Il a dit "Libertad est un mensonge, qu'on le sache"

Je peux te dire que depuis ce jour on raconte
Que la misère et même le jour ont eu honte
D'avoir jeté des singes dans les cages
On a oublié qu'on habitait les étages...

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