Au bistrot comme toujours
il y a de beaux discours
Au poteau les pourris, les corrompus aussi
Dents blanches et carnassiers
Mais à la première occasion
chacun deviendrait le larron
de la foire au pognon oui qui se trame ici
Allez danse avec Johnny

Se rappellent de la France
ont des réminescences
De l'ordre, des jeux, d'l'essence
quand on vivait mieux
Il y avait Paul et Mickey
On pouvait discuter mais c'est Mickey
qui a gagné
D'accord, n'en parlons plus

Un autre jour en France
Des prières pour l'audience
Et quelques fascisants autour de 15%
Charlie défends-moi !!!
C'est le temps des menaces
On a pas le choix pile en face
Et aujourd'hui, je jure que rien n'se passe
Toujours un peu plus
F.N, souffrance
Qu'on est bien en France
C'est l'heurd de changer la monnaie
On devrait encore imprimer le rêve de l'égalité
On n'devra jamais supprimer celui de la fraternité
Restent des pointillés... Yeah, Yeah, Yeah !!!

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    This is the song that made me a Noir Desir fan. I was living in Paris when this was a radio hit and it blew my mind. I have found attempts at translation but none do justice to the song. This is a french song for french people and I feel us poor foreigners will never fully realise what we are missing. The lyrics of this song seem to reveal the threatening undercurrents that lurk beneath the facade of life in France, the dangerous nationalism, corrupting power of money and the disregard for the noble values of the country. The song sounds dark and threatening, like a gathering storm. Wonderful !

    alex3058iton December 15, 2008   Link
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    alex3058it, you didn't translate literally the lyrics but you did convey very well the spirit of the song !

    rouge_rougeon January 02, 2009   Link
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    quick translation:

    at the cafe as always there are nice speeches Hang the rotten from the gallows!, the corrupt too White teeths and carnivorous. But at the first occasion Each one would become the scoundrel at this cash fair that's taking place Come on! Dance with Johnny

    They remember France and have recollections of order, of games, of gas (prices) when living was better. There was Paul and Mickey We could have discussed but mickey won So let's not talk about that anymore

    One day in France Prayers for audience ratings and a few fascistics around 15% Charlie, protect me! It's a time for threats There is no time, nail on the head But today, i swear nothing will happen Every time a little more

    F.N. (nationalist right wing party in france) and suffering it's so nice in France the time is ripe to change the currency we should print the dream of equality and never abolish that of fraternity What remains are dotted lines

    leech3on June 02, 2010   Link

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