romance
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
romance
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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    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
    plastik=plastic=Barbie
    juvenescence9on April 10, 2013   Link

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