I Drank


J'ai Bu

J'en veux toujours à ta mère
Elle m'a dit que t'étais le meilleur
Je me suis faite avoir sur la marchandise

Je ne veux pas faire marche arrière
Mais un coup d'accélérateur
Tais-toi je veux voir ailleurs quoi que tu dises

Tu veux me vendre de l'amour
Mais j'en connais le prix
Pas de possible retour
Et service non-compris

J'ai bu toutes tes paroles, à genoux
Je suis saoule je ne tiens plus debout
J'ai bu toutes tes paroles, d'un coup
Je suis saoule, je n'en veux plus du tout

Assise sur le capot de ta Maserati
J'appuie là où ça fait mal et pourquoi t'as fui
Catalogue de week-ends sur Polaroïds
En insistant sur ceux qu'on passait entièrement au lit
J'ai peur que tu t'en sortes sur les conditions
Période d'essai sans contre-façon
Tu reviens sur le sujet sensible
Au lit du vendredi au lundi qui te rendait vide

Submitted by Bradlepe on Tue, 17/01/2012 - 02:50
Try to align
English translation

I Drank

I always liked your mother
She told me you were the best
I was scammed by the merchandise

I don't want to go backwards
But instead to step on the accelerator
Shut up, you. I want to go see something other than what you say

You want to sell me love
But I know the cost:
(It's) impossible to return
And there are hidden fees (literally: service fees aren't included)

I swallowed all your words, on my knees
I'm drunk, I can barely stand anymore
I swallowed all your words in one gulp
I'm drunk, I don't want any more at all

Sitting on the hood of your Maserati
I'm pushing down right where it hurts, so why are you running away?
A log of weekends on Polaroids
Emphasizing those spent entirely in bed
I'm afraid the free trial period is without a doubt over
You go back to the sensitive subject
In bed from Friday to Monday that left you empty

Submitted by Bradlepe on Tue, 17/01/2012 - 05:24
Author's comments:

I'm a bit unsure of how I translated the last verse, but I think it's close (if lacking a bit of flow). Any corrections/suggestions are very welcome!

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Dan_Lambert     April 20th, 2012

This is SUCH a great translation of a song! I feel like you were still able to capture Yelle's emotion and poeticness Laughing out loud