Vous etes jamais seuls
Vous avez ce qu’il faut faire
Ne laissez pas tomber votre nation
La disco a besoin de vous
Todays Paris in July post takes me to music- not French music per se (that’s for another post), but the music I love that has French lyrics in it.
This came up last night when Miss 14 and I were rolling out gow gee wrappers for soupy pork dumplings (which, incidentally need a bit more practice to perfect). I was also making a Shanghai Drunken Chicken- something that doesn’t need practice to perfect because last nights was pretty darned amazing.
Anyways, there we are with my party mix blaring on the ipod and a nice little production line happening with gow gee wrappers, beef stock jelly and spicy pork mince and me trying to explain to Miss 14 why Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East when Your Disco Needs You came on.
Naturally I can’t pass up an opportunity to Amaze and Astound Miss 14 with my knowledge of everything, and sang the French part along with La Minogue to perfection. Then to prove I really am a smart arse, I translated it- even though it really doesn’t make a lot of sense.* Naturally she is impressed- Mum so knows everything.
So, of course, we had to find more. Still on the Kylie bandwagon we found Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi. And yes, I’m wondering why that is on my ipod as well. I don’t have the answer.
Then we found Blondies’ Sunday Girl “Hey, j’ai vu ton mec avec une autre fille”, Abbas’ Voulez Vous (ah hah), and the Beatles’ Michelle “Michelle, ma belle, sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble”.
I’m guessing that voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir (Lady Marmalade) qualifies, as does Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer Qu’est que c’est, but at that point I drew a bit of a blank.
What about you? Any more English language pop songs with partial French lyrics on your ipod? That you’d admit to? (It’s just between us…I won’t tell…)
*She doesn’t need to know that I had translated it when the song first came out- eternal thanks to google translator…