Je suis un homme de cro-magnon
Je suis un singe ou un poisson
Sur la terre, en toute saison
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Je suis un seul, puis des millions
Je suis un homme au cœur de lion
À la guerre, en toute saison
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Je suis un homme plein d'ambitions
Belle voiture et belle maison
Dans la chambre, dans le salon
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Je fais l'amour et la révolution
Je fais le tour de la question
J'avance, avance à reculons
Oui, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Tu vois, je suis pas un homme
Je suis le roi de l'illusion
Au fond, qu'on me pardonne
Je suis le roi, le roi des cons

J'ai fait le monde à ma façon
Coulé dans l'or et le béton
Corps en cage et cœur en prison
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Assis devant ma télévision
Je suis de l'homme, la négation
Pur produit de consommation
Mais le compte est bon, l'compte est bon

Tu vois, je suis pas un homme
Je suis le roi de l'illusion
Au fond, qu'on me pardonne
Je suis le roi, le roi des cons

C'est moi, le maître du feu, le maître du jeu
Le maître du monde, et vois ce que j'en ai fait
Une terre glacée, une terre brûlée
La terre des hommes que les hommes abandonnent

Je suis un homme au pied du mur
Comme une erreur de la nature
Sur la terre, sans d'autres raisons
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Je suis un homme et je mesure
Toute l'horreur de ma nature
Pour ma peine, ma punition
Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond

Au fond (je suis un homme et je mesure)
Qu'on me pardonne (toute l'horreur de ma nature)
Je suis le roi (pour ma peine, ma punition)
Le roi des cons (moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond)

Moi, je tourne en rond, je tourne en rond
En rond


Lyrics submitted by halfbloodsister, edited by Makeitmeansomething

Je suis un homme Lyrics as written by Isabelle De Truchis De Varennes Philippe Paradis

Lyrics © LA ZIZANIE, SCHERZO CONCERTS, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE

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    I so love the beat of this song! And the video clip is original too!

    Well, it's the pondering of the artist upon Man being materialistic and having done nothing worthwhile except destroying the world in which he lives.

    The English translation is:

    I am a Man - Zazie

    I am a caveman I am a monkey or a fish On Earth in all seasons I go round in circles, round in circles

    I am only one, then millions I am a Man with a brave heart In wars, in all seasons I go round in circles, round in circles

    I am a Man with much ambition Beautiful car and beautiiful house In the bedroom, in the living room I go round in circles, round in circles

    I make love and the revolution I have thought things over I go forward, forward in backward Yes, I go round in circles, round in circles

    You see, I am only a Man I am the King of Illusion After all, why not forgive me? I am the King, the King of fools

    I build the world in my way Strapped in gold and concrete Body in cage and heart in jail Yes, I go round in circles, round in circles

    Sitting in front of my TV I live in denial Real commercial product Yes, I have it coming, I have it coming

    You see, I am only a Man I am the King of Illusion After all, why not forgive me? I am the King, the King of fools

    It's me the Master of Fire, the master of the Game The master of the World, and see what I've done with it Frozen earth, burned Earth The earth of Man that men abandon...

    I am a Man condemned to his last corner Like an error of nature On Earth, for no other reasons I go round in circles, round in circles

    (x2) I am a Man and I measure All the horror of my nature For my sentence, my punishment I go round in circles, round in circles

    I go round in circles, round in circles...

    It may sound crude in English but it's so much more beautiful in French. Zazie is known for writing beautiful, meaningful lyrics.

    halfbloodsisteron April 28, 2008   Link
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    Its true Halfbloodsister,it sounds so much more beautiful in french.Its a very beautiful song.

    Loona04on May 03, 2008   Link
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    hey halfbloodsister thank you for the translation. Concerning your interpretation, I could not have put it better, yes this is a pondering of an artist on what we are doing with our planet. and what an artist she is. This really engages our conscience and activates the heart!!! I just love this so much


    Moi je tourne, on tourne en, en rond.

    Makeitmeansomethingon May 12, 2014   Link

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