Karen

English translation

Karen

Karen is twenty years old
Yes, but she has nothing but her age
And already time is slipping through her fingers
 
Leaning on the bar, on Martyr Street
At the 82
Karen makes up a list
 
She'd like a better life
Than those of her brothers and sisters
Who simply got in line
 
Karen says that Paris is big
That another life is waiting for her
She says she won't let herself be bought
 
So Karen bets on the red
Of her lips and she moves
She says she's worth more than that
 
Karen doesn't care
She's free
She's free
 
Karen says she'll be a star
She has sex with bastards
And says that someday people will envy her
 
Karen always drinks to your health
Sings other people's songs
Sings her dreams and ours, too
Sings at the Bistrot 82
 
Karen is thirty years old
But she has nothing else to do
Not even kids
Not even dusting
 
She lives with her mother
Two streets away from the 82
One day, love came
 
He knocked on her door
She shouted for him to get out
Said she didn't open her door to strangers
 
Karen says that Paris is big
That another life is waiting for her
She says she won't let herself be bought
 
So Karen bets on the red
Of her lips and she moves
She says she's worth more than that
 
Karen doesn't care
She's free
She's free
 
Karen says she'll be a star
She has sex with bastards
And says that someday people will envy her
 
Karen always drinks to your health
Sings other people's songs
Sings her dreams and ours, too
Sings at the Bistrot 82
 
Sings at the Bistrot 82
Sings at the Bistrot 82
 
Karen is fifty years old
No allowance, no money
She spent everything on a small white bed
 
She tells herself that she'll stop and have a drink
At the 82
But she'll die just before
 
On her old mouldy mattress
With those goddamned springs
Poking into her sides
 
Karen says that life is hard
She's heading straight for the wall
She says she can't be stopped
 
So Karen bets on black
Closes her eyes and runs off
Without understanding why
Karen runs away, she's free
 
She's free [x3]
 
Karen says she'll be a star
She has sex with bastards
And says that someday people will envy her
 
Karen always drinks to your health
Sings other people's songs
Sings her dreams and ours, too
 
Sings at the Bistrot 82
 
Submitted by crimson_antics on Wed, 24/10/2012 - 12:46
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