promise des l'enfance
je vis dans l'esperance de rencontrer un beau garcon
evidemment l'epouser
d'acheter une maison
baiser pour l'eternite
dans toute son arrogance
a ses exigeances
rentrer dans l'intimite
heritiere d'un monde vaste
heurtez-la l'humanite
l'heure de faire tomber les masques

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    General Commenttranslation:
    promised since childhood
    I live in the hopes of meeting a handsome boy
    obviously marry him
    buy a house
    make love for eternity
    in all its arrogance
    to its requirements
    invade privacy
    the heiress of a vast world
    strike her, humanity
    the time has come to drop the masks/facade
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs this an attack on the idea of romantic love? Is the dream of the romantic couple, isolated in their individual world, living only for each other a hinderance to social progress? I love the wonky bass-line.
    DevastatorJr.on October 15, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion@DevastatorJr. Point is well taken. I think this here critique of Cindarella/Snow White story isn't so much that romance is a hinderance to social progress, so much as romance is not really compatible with it.. I think of 2nd wave feminism and the division of labor within the home etc...but you know, now that i reflect on stereolab's lyrics as a whole, she does romanticize the notions of the consciousness, subjectivity, and social/political agency. I think this is a case where a contemporary exponent of romanticism (Laetitia Sadier) makes a feminist jab at the shallow and childish dream that everything a girl can hope for in life is to fall in love with prince charming and to be his Barbie for life. I think she feels this role is suffocating: "à ses exigeances rentrer dans l'intimité" (with its requirements [to] invade privacy). Like she doesn't want to be objectified and loose her own subjectivity. So with dropping the masks at the end: I suppose that means when negotiating a relationship one shouldn’t fake/front that she is ‘OK’ being the Barbie or sex object when you know that you won’t be happy in that role. Now this sounds like some freshman college english paper wooohoo
    barock=baroque=Snow White
    juvenescence9on April 10, 2013   Link

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